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Eve Online devs CCP being bought by Black Desert Online company

CCP Games, the Icelandic mob who make spacebastard sandbox Eve Online, are being bought up by the South Korean lot behind Black Desert Online (that MMORPG with the weird and wonderful character creator). Pearl Abyss are to pay $425 million (about £330m) for CCP, with the plan that CCP will continue to run and work on their own games while also lending their expertise to…

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Managing And Upgrading Gear In Black Desert Online

In case I haven't said this enough, Black Desert Online ain't your average MMO. And one of the places that is more apparent is when gearing your character. It can be a confusing process thanks to BDO's not-so-great localization and how different it is from typical MMORPGs. I'm going to spell it all out for you in this guide, showing you how to upgrade equipment…

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Black Desert Online’s Free Mediah Expansion Launched

When we sent Steven Messner into Black Desert Online [official site], he came out gushing about the MMORPG... then telling us how to build a production empire. It was not a small game, and it quickly became even bigger only a month after launch. Last week saw the release of the 'Mediah' expansion, a huge free update adding the eponymous new region to make the…

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How To Build A Production Empire In Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online is an MMO that combines a few aspects of EVE Online with a gorgeous fantasy world. It features plenty of fluid action combat, but you'd be missing out if you don't invest in its expansive and robust crafting and production systems. This guide will help you get started, teaching you how to use 'contribution points' to build your own business brewing beer.

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Black Desert Online review

I had the hardest time getting into Black Desert Online [official site]. Learning to enjoy it feels like systematically dismantling every instinct MMORPGs have taught me. Black Desert, a sandbox MMO that launched in Korea last year, is the Invasion of the Body Snatchers of online RPGs; underneath its familiar skin is a refreshingly subversive experience. But the result is a game that can be…

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Black Desert’s Beauty Could be More Than Skin Deep

We've been peering at Korean MMORPG Black Desert Online [official site] with some interest since plans for a western release were announced in 2014. We've cooed at trailers, pondered the combat system and applauded the character creation tools. To learn more, we sent Agent Messner into the fray and he returned with exciting news. Could this be the MMO for those of us who are…

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Black Desert’s Character Creator Is Now Standalone

Black Desert [official site] is a Korean MMO that's prompted a surprisingly large amount of excitement from the MMO players I know. That's not entirely due to the character creator, but that is the main focus of my own interest, since it allows you to poke, prod, stretch and smooth each face in umpteen different ways, creating monstrosities like that above. Now you can do…

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Black Desert Closed Beta Launches, Has Character

Black Desert Online [official site] is an MMO about sprightly, perfect-skinned warriors doing battle with various grimy monsters. The latter part looks fine, but it's the enormously detailed character creator that let's you influence those sprightly fighters that makes it interesting to me. After being released in Korea last year, it's now in closed beta in the west.

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Black Desert: Charming Smiles And Fast-paced Slaughter

I'll admit that I don't know much about Black Desert, my grasp of Korean largely starting and ending with the output of Joon-Ho Bong, but I'll also admit that I like a lot of what I'm seeing in the MMORPG's new trailer. Alice posted waaay back in April about the game's character creator, which is a frankly glorious thing offering a range of customisation I've…

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Dreamranger: Black Desert’s Remarkable Character Creator

My favourite part of every MMORPG is almost inevitably its character creator. EVE Online aside, I've found styling virtual dolls more fun than their attempts to hook me into dull lifeless worlds and dreams of becoming a hero. A good character creator is worth the download alone and oh my, I'll certainly give Black Desert a go if it comes westward. A new video from…

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