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Still pinning hopes and dreams on Daum's breathtaking sandbox MMORPG Black Desert? If you're in South Korea, those hopes and dreams are a reality this week, as the game officially entered open beta in that region yesterday. Blogger Steparu has already posted one video from the event, a snapshot of...

December 18th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Believe it or not, Black Desert's appeal doesn't begin and end at darn fine looks; the Korean MMO has a wealth of other features as well. Two of those features are the subject of a new trailer today, half of which shows off the mighty field boss fights and the other half showing the chaos of castle...

December 15th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Glitch might be gone, but thanks to the generosity of the dev team and the hard work of players, the game lives on in at least two incarnations, one of which, Eleven, entered alpha this week. What else is new in the realm of MMO testing? Elite: Dangerous leaves gamma 2 and launches on Tuesday; n...

December 12th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Had enough Black Desert trailers yet? Good, we haven't either. This latest one gives us an eyeful of the fantasy sandbox's singular character design. The two-minute clip features NPCs, mobs, and some really slick-looking avatar outfits (with damage!). See for yourself after the break.

December 11th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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How about another round of Black Desert videos? Daum's released a pair of them today. The first is over 12 minutes of extensive, dizzying fly-over of the seamless open world. The second, shorter video is a bit harder to parse if you don't read Korean, but there's a lot of running and jumping and sa...

December 9th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Landmark's beta is getting PvE in 10 days! Because it's actually a beta! What else is new in the world of MMO testing? Black Desert rolls into Korean open beta on December 17th. We had a looksee at Elite: Dangerous' gamma 1 build. Elder Scrolls Online has apparently further delayed the launch...

December 5th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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OK, so you don't like the spazzy shaky-cam and motion-blur of Black Desert's videos. Fortunately, you can turn it all off inside the game. Even more fortunately, there's more to the game than bouncing-off-the-walls, eye-spasm-y hack-'n'-slash, as today's video from Daum demonstrates. There's farmin...

December 5th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Are you keeping an eye on Black Desert, the Korean sandbox MMORPG headed to open beta on December 17th? Then you'll probably want to know how combat looks and feels, right? I won't lie -- Massively commenters have called it "nauseating" for a reason, but maybe this style of visceral action-combat i...

December 4th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Steparu has long been the best source for Westerners interested in Korean fantasy sandbox Black Desert. Now, he's offering his expertise in the form of a FAQ/AMA post as the title's open beta approaches. Topics covered include playing the Korean OBT (it requires a Korean cell phone or I-pin Online...

December 3rd 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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We still don't know hard details on when Black Desert will be coming to the US, but it's not going to happen before the game launches in its native Korea. The game is entering open beta testing in Korea on December 17th, so it means we're that much closer to any launch date information. It will b...

December 2nd 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Elite: Dangerous launched its final gamma build for backers this week; official launch for everyone else is December 16th. Latecomers can still play the single-player version through the Mercenary edition. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? Skyforge is offering beta keys to those who...

November 28th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The Korean open beta for upcoming sandbox Black Desert arrives next month, and Daum has refreshed the game's website with a ton of new screenshots. They've got lady archers wearing garters, a knight with spiked hair, a castle siege, a leprechaun with a basket of herbs, a strangely sweaty ranger, a...

November 26th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments