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Black Desert’s battle royale mode, Shadow Arena, hits early access for current players today

Black Desert is formally hopping on the battle royale bandwagon this week with the "early access" release of Shadow Arena today. How...

Interview: Astellia’s western team on pay-to-win, themeparks, and dodging early access and battle royale

Yesterday we covered the news that South Korean born MMORPG Astellia is heading westward in 2019, with its holy trinity classes, solid PvE...

One Shots: 100% pure nightmare fuel

Oh hey! Nice to see you there! Do you think that you can stop screaming quite so loud? Yes, I know that our header...

Latest Black Desert Online class adds Archer Rabam skills, kicks off Moonlit Memory event

The latest patch for Black Desert Online has gone live, bringing with it the powerful Rabam skills for the Archer class, a new...

Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs to watch in 2018

Love it or hate it, MMOs are going mobile in ever-increasing numbers. Last year saw a crop of acclaimed titles making their way to...

Black Desert is launching a battle royale mode called Shadow Arena as part of a year focused on systems clarity

Pearl Abyss spent 2018 busy busy busy with its projects, among them Black Desert. To sum all that up and tease the future,...

Black Desert launches on Xbox One March 4, with preorders opening today

We knew this day was coming: It's time to buckle up for Black Desert's Xbox One debut, as preorders for the...

Black Desert Online introduces time-limited Black Spirit chat emoji, and yes, they’re cute

So how do you feel about having new chat emoji available in Black Desert Online? Does the fact that they're time-limited affect those...
Kerstab.

Perfect Ten: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2018

A not-inconsequential part of me misses the days when every MMO would pump out boxed expansions. I like buying boxes of stuff I like...

One Shots: Dance like the moon is watching

As we digest all of those Christmas hams and cookies while replacing our bloodstream with eggnog, it's a good time of the year to...

Steam lists Elder Scrolls Online, Black Desert, and Warframe among 2018’s best sellers

While not technically an awards show, Steam's "Best of 2018" page effectively serves as one as it looks at the best-selling and most-played...
Let it go (snow)

Black Desert Online’s Let it Snow event gets you free treasure for just staying logged in

Don't you hate when events expect you to actually do things to earn rewards? Black Desert Online's newest event has you covered. Here's...
That is definitely a thing.

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2018

Everyone loves surprises, right? Not always. Even good surprises can be a disruption of our comfortable routines, and bad ones can downright ruin a...

One Shots: Christmas delivery

We all know that Amazon delivers pretty much everywhere with its crazy two-day shipping, but did you realize that the company could do so...

Battle Bards Episode 134: Halloween and Christmas

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! And, er, Halloween! Well, the Battle Bards were never much for subtlety, so you must excuse...
ARROW'D!

Black Desert: The Archer awakens, Grandpa Cron arrives, and Xbox One preorders are set for January 7

Life is moving fast for the new archer of Black Desert Online. It feels like only yesterday that the new class was sniping its...

Massively OP’s 2018 MMO Video Game Music Awards

We have been talking a lot about what we've been playing this year and what we're looking forward to in 2019 and beyond, but...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best graphical appeal as of 2018?

We don't give out a formal end-of-the-year award for MMO graphics at Massively OP. It'd be almost impossible to come to a consensus. As...

One Shots: Adventures beyond worlds

"Hey," said Rafael. "Who said there isn’t any exploring on Blade and Soul, huh? Look at this secret place in Solak. Just found...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2018

We've got a lot of awards going out over the next couple of weeks about the "best" and "biggest" of this and that. But...

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