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Here's pretty much everything known about Black Desert

2P has put together a summary post of everything currently known about Black Desert. The open-world fantasy sandbox from Pearl Abyss has secured publishers for Korea, Japan, and Russia, and is reportedly working on an internal English-language client despite the lack of a Western publisher. The...

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Betawatch: March 1 - March 7, 2014

This week in the world of MMO testing, Trion Worlds confirmed that development on End of Nations is formally and indefinitely on hold, halting its long and convoluted run in Betawatch. What other beta updates have we got for you? Heroes of the Storm is now in "technical alpha"...

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Pearl Abyss gearing up for Black Desert's beta phase two

Steparu reports that Pearl Abyss is giving away 400 Black Desert phase two beta keys on a newly created Facebook page. Unfortunately for you English speakers, both the Facebook destination and the beta are intended for Korean audiences. 2P reports that the beta will run from March 4th through...

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The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs that haven't released in your region?

So, Black Desert is coming to Russia. ArcheAge is already in Russia, and China, and Japan, and pretty much everywhere else except the West. Blade & Soul? Eh, it doesn't appear to be coming to Europe or America any time soon, either. I bring all this up because it's irritating and I'm...

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Black Desert heading to Russia, still lacks Western publisher

Can someone in the MMO industry explain to me why Korean sandbox exports commonly head to Russia before they head West? My theory is that Russia and parts of eastern Europe are crazy for simulation-style games, since several great flight sims and military sims originated in the region. Maybe that...

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Betawatch: December 28, 2013 - January 3, 2014

Mabinogi II: Arena might have sounded too good to be true. A sequel to Mabinogi that features an active arena with spectators allowed to watch teams clear through challenges? It turns out it was, in fact, far too good to be true, as development has been discontinued. Neat idea, though. ...

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Some Assembly Required: Virtual world roundup for 2014 and beyond

Just over two years ago there was a great disturbance, as if millions (or so) of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Yes, something terrible had happened: a beloved virtual world was destroyed. And that left a number of sandbox refugees looking for a new place to call...

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Black Desert shows off new features for its second beta test

The testing process for Black Desert continues apace in South Korea, and the process of staring at the monitor and speculating continues apace for Black Desert fans who are not actually in South Korea. Luckily, there's a translation available of the game's latest development blog which shows off...

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Betawatch: December 21 - 27, 2013

If you had fond memories of Sevencore during its brief original run, you'll be happy to know that the game is getting a new lease on life via Ignited Games. Whether or not it will go better than the game's first go-round remains to be seen, but the beta is set to last until January 13th of next...

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Black Desert's next closed beta to feature new region

There's a new region coming to Black Desert's second closed beta, according to 2P. The website sources the fantasy sandbox's Korean-language homepage, and more specifically a GM diary that reveals a region called Calpheon. Players will apparently be able to make repair anvils and temporary tents...

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