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New Black Desert trailer boasts formation-based combat

Last month we learned about Black Desert's formation-based combat gameplay. While it sounds slick and -- dare we say it -- innovative, it was greeted with a healthy amount of skepticism by Massively commenters. To recap, Black Desert eschews traditional trinity roles for combat formations. For...

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You can milk cows in Black Desert

Ready for another achingly awesome Black Desert trailer? That's good, because Pearl Abyss has released one that features "everyday life" in its action combat fantasy sandbox MMO. Activities on display include crafting, trading, mount taming, housing, camping, and even cow-milking. There's more,...

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Here's Black Desert's ridiculous fast-action combat

Pearl Abyss wowed us earlier this week with Black Desert's latest character creation video, and today the company drops another bomb via a new combat-focused demo reel for its action fantasy sandbox. The firm is currently gearing up for the game's second Korean closed beta test. MMO Culture...

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Here's how you can customize your Black Desert character

Black Desert's second Korean closed beta test starts on April 22nd, and one of the new features on display in the fantasy sandbox will be a more robust character creation system. Daum and Pearl Abyss have released a four-minute video showing the system in action, and we've embedded it for you after...

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Betawatch: March 29 - April 4, 2014

The Elder Scrolls Online officially launched today (actually, it launched yesterday, and early!), so we bid it a fond farewell from the pages of Betawatch. What else is new in the world of MMO beta testing? World of Warcraft kicked off the alpha for Warlords of Draenor. Final Fantasy XIV...

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Black Desert downplaying trinity in favor of formations

2P has translated an interview with Black Desert producer Kim Daeil that originally appeared on GameMeca.com. Among the more interesting nuggets is the fact that the fantasy sandbox won't feature traditional MMORPG dungeons. This is due largely to the Pearl Abyss team's feeling that "dungeons seem...

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Betawatch: March 15 - 21, 2014

SOE announced this week that EverQuest Next Landmark will leave alpha and enter closed beta on Wednesday, March 26th. Land rush incoming! What else is new in the world of MMO testing? WildStar is hosting another beta weekend event and opened up preorders. Black Desert ramps up its beta testing...

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Black Desert ramping up beta testing

Black Desert's upcoming closed beta test will run for three weeks, according to Korean publisher Daum. The firm seeks five to six times more testers than in the previous closed sessions, 2P reports. There are also some new Black Desert screenshots making the rounds, and Steparu has details on the...

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Betawatch: March 8 - 14, 2014

Turbine's MOBA Infinite Crisis soft-launched into beta today, so Betawatch bids it a fond farewell. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? WildStar announced its launch date: June 3rd, 2014. The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off one last beta weekend tonight. Elite: Dangerous' 3.0 alpha...

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Black Desert's next beta dated, new teaser site live

Korean fantasy sandbox Black Desert will kick off its second closed beta on April 4th. Pearl Abyss has put together a new teaser website to mark the occasion, and fansite Steparu.com has re-posted a lengthy gameplay video showing off nearly 10 minutes of footage from the title's first test phase. ...

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