MMO Week in Review: Pokeymans (July 17, 2016)

    
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Avec les hommes et le Pokey.
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Captain’s Log, Stardate 70009.8. I thought it would be the holodeck that eventually did in the crew, but it turned out to be Pokemon Go. Who would have thought an antique Japanese Gameboy IP and a niche mobile subgenre would combine to destroy civilization as we know it? Who will roam the stars in search of knowledge when they can fall off cliffsget stuck in caves, and get shot at filling out their Pokedex? May god have mercy on our souls.

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

POKEMON GO
THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Jagex confirms sale to Chinese company - Back in March, we reported on the rumored sale of Jagex to Chinese company Shandong Hongda, a company known chiefly for its mining operations. The rumored price was $300 million; at…
Landmark patch nixes build flags - Are flags a fad? Those flapping bits of cloth have seen their day, and at least Landmark is calling an end to their use. A small bugfix patch released today…
Overwatch’s next hero is revealed as Ana - If you've been waiting until San Diego Comic-Con to find out the identity of Overwatch's next hero, you're in luck, because the news has gone out early. The next hero…
THIS WEEK’S CASTS & STREAMS
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Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the little bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.

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