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Black Desert adjusts crystal transfusion and Node War for console, releases the Maegu class to PC

The long-awaited and often-referenced new class has finally released to PC players of Black Desert. The latest update sees the Maegu class' arrival to...

Black Desert PC ties down a January 18 release date for the Maegu class

Here she comes, baby. She's comin' to gitcha. She's the Maegu class, the second of the twin classes coming to Black Desert on PC,...

Black Desert PC and mobile prepare for a Woosa and Maegu launch swap

Back at Black Desert's Calpheon Ball in December, there was a bit of confusion over which version of the game was getting which of...

Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2022 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

As we wrap up our end-of-the-year and turn-of-the-calendar content until next December, there's one more recurring Massively Overthinking I like to do - and...

Black Desert PC launches a Maegu-themed event, adjusts classes, and opens Yolunakea for seasonal players

The Maegu - the second of the much-ballyhooed twin classes of Black Desert - is nearly available on the PC version of the MMORPG,...

Black Desert Console adds ‘cloud accessories’ as BDO Mobile celebrates third birthday

Black Desert Mobile is riding high after its big release last week, and Black Desert PC launched its first Arena of Solare season yesterday....

Black Desert PC launches the first Arena of Solare season, tweaks animations, and asks to see your dog

"May I see a picture of your dog?" That's kind of the question that the PC version of Black Desert is asking during one...

Black Desert Mobile adds new zones and boss fights, reads fans an audiobook about its twin classes

While most of the Black Desert Mobile world is probably still getting its head around December's Maegu class release, today's patch has plenty of...

Steam’s winter sale offers many deep discounts on FFXIV, Elder Scrolls Online, New World and more

If you're not already broke from buying presents this holiday season, why not treat yourself to the annual gamer gluttony that is the Steam...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Jaehee Kim and Jesse Joo on accessibility, community, and playing their own game

Attending the first Calpheon Ball in the US was an awesome experience. Getting to see fellow Black Desert fans, watching the joy in peoples' faces...

Black Desert PC introduces the fan-wielding Woosa and launches its winter seasonal server

Who would bring a fan to a sword fight? The Woosa, that's who. The class that's been talked up by Pearl Abyss at this...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 400: A fireside chat with Justin and Bree

Justin and Bree discuss The Game Awards, Blue Protocol, Diablo IV, Nightingale, Wayfinder, Dune Awakening, the FTC fighting Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard merger, ZeniMax's unionization effort, and Black Desert's Calpheon Ball, plus an epic Daily Grind showdown with topics ranging from the MMO regrets to the best elves.

Black Desert doubles up on new classes with a twin-sane update

At Calpheon Ball in LA this past weekend, Pearl Abyss revealed the next big thing for Black Desert: a pair of twinned classes that...

Desert Oasis: The Woosa, the Maegu, and new lands – the highlights from Black Desert’s 2022 Calpheon Ball

Black Desert had a pretty quiet 2022. It might be a good thing considering how much bad press some of its peers have been...

Black Desert ramps up for its 2022 Calpheon Ball with in-game events and promise of its twin class reveal

Some big reveals and a lot of celebration are on the horizon for Black Desert fans. The 2022 Calpheon Ball from Los Angeles, CA,...

End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2022

When you're investing a whole lot of time and (potentially) money into MMORPGs, you want to make sure that your game isn't going belly-up...

Black Desert Console closes its autumn seasonal servers

Seasons change, both in life and in Black Desert, as the latest update on the console version has officially shuttered the autumn seasonal servers...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best console or mobile experience as of 2022?

I have noted before that while I have two consoles and love to game on my phone, I'm probably always going to be a...

Black Desert PC makes several monster updates and starts some holiday season events

'Tis the season for celebration by getting presents under a tree and killing a monstrous yeti, or at least that's how the holidays are...

Rockstar draws a line in the sand over GTA Online roleplay servers creating NFTs

One of the many ways players engage with Grand Theft Auto Online is by creating third-party roleplay servers, which often can change the game...