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Massively Overthinking: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Daily Grind not long ago, MOP reader Armsbend said something I thought just cried out for discussion. After noting that he...
Wow, that's almost like a real smile.

Black Desert Online changes node war mechanics and encourages collecting cherry blossoms

The spring has arrived in Black Desert Online, and that means it's time for the traditional celebration of spring in the form of

One Shots in Smell-O-Vision!

Have you ever had an odd moment where you wondered what your favorite MMO would... smell like? If aromas could waft out of your...

Battle Bards Episode 140: Piano piano!

It’s one of the most powerful and versatile of musical instruments, and now the piano is getting its own featured show here on Battle...

Black Desert’s Mediah update comes to Xbox One

Even though it's been only ten days since Black Desert's Xbox One launch, Pearl Abyss has already released its first major update,...
Oh, great, neat.

Black Desert Online’s third anniversary celebrations continue with Glimmering Old Moon event and weekly update

March is the third anniversary for Black Desert Online, and it's celebrating through a number of events. To be fair, a lot of...
Surprising no one, we have not pictured the thing we don't know about.

Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss is working on a new family-friendly game code-named Project V

We know that Project V (or "Project Five" if you want to cheekily reference roman numerals) is in development from Pearl Abyss....

EVE Online is heading to South Korea later this year

Hands up if you prognosticated this shocking development following Pearl Abyss' acquisition of CCP last fall: EVE Online is now coming...

Try out level 60 PvE characters with Black Desert’s new trial toons system

Black Desert's western anniversary celebrations continue this week with the rollout of trial characters. If you've ever hated the idea of spending...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 210: The spice must flow

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom's Dune, Anarchy Online's prog, Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone, Atlas' wipe, Guild Wars 2's layoffs, DDO's Sharn expansion, and Outlaws of the Old West, with adventures in Eldevin, LOTRO, Paragon Chat, Trove, and SWG; a mailbag question on finding laid-back MMOs; and a sponsored segment on Black Desert.

The Stream Team: Celebrating Black Desert Online’s third anniversary with battle royale

What did you do for your third birthday? It probably wasn't a battle royale match. But that is exactly how Black Desert is...

Massively Uplifting: Black Desert’s lantern memorial, a gift of sight in Wizard101

Gamers get a bad rap. Studios are seen as heartless villains. Mainstream media is quick to demonize us, and we can be quick to...

Black Desert has officially launched for the Xbox One with an ambitious content cadence planned

It's happening today: MMORPG sandpark Black Desert Online is officially launching on the Xbox One. Like the PC version, this edition of the...
Sure, explosions are great, but have you ever looked at graphs.

EVE Online and CCP Games are losing another key developer: CCP Guard

EVE Online is losing a key dev today as Senior Community Development Lead Sveinn "CCP Guard" Kjarval announced his departure from CCP...

The Survivalist: When survival sandboxes are more MMO than actual MMORPGs

Ever since Life is Feudal announced at the end of last month its dedication to developing a deep roleplay-focused server, I haven't...

Black Desert turns three years old in the west as its battle royale mode leaves early access

Can you believe Black Desert is creeping up on three years since its launch here in the west? It's true! Naturally Kakao is...

300,000 people took part in the Xbox One betas for Black Desert, Pearl Abyss previews roadmap

My guess is that most of our readers are already plenty familiar with Black Desert, being as it's still the newest of the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is soooo close to being perfect but just misses the mark?

Last week, there was a thread on the MMORPG subreddit that struck a chord with me. Author SaintNutella rattles off a list of some...

Black Desert’s PC version rolls out the new Central Market as Xbox One edition mops up beta bugs

Economy fiends, it's your week to shine in Black Desert. That's because the game's trading system has received a major new implementation in...

Black Desert Online explains the intent of the Adventure Log and Dark Rift

Jae-hee Kim, executive producer for Black Desert Online, has penned a letter to provide some context for the recent additions of Bartali's Adventure...

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