Andrew Ross



Andrew Ross usually covers E3, MOBAs, MMO-ish multiplayer games, and game related studies for Massively OP. He's a hardcore PvPer who delivered pizzas to shard defender supply runners in Asheron's Call's Shard of the Herald event, fried fish during Darkfall's World War 1 and 2, and killed many alliance members in World of Warcraft for picking "his" flowers. He is a terrible jungler, but he can usually stay on the road in Mario Kart.

Splatoon 3 announces paranormal science Splatfest for end of March

Perhaps Nintendo agrees that Splatoon 3's new events, Big Run, just can't replace a good old Splatfest, as the event is now set to return at...

Massively on the Go: Why Pokemon Go elite raids fail while Scarlet/Violet tera raids fly

As we recently noted while updating our March Pokemon Go event round-up, Niantic has somehow made the already hated Elite Raids even worse. The...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet takes aim with Decidueye raids

Decidueye is the next tera raid event for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and this one may be the easiest to plan for thus far....

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s new season and paid DLC creatively blast the past

Splatoon 3 has entered March with a big update, new three-month Fresh season, the first wave of paid DLC, a big trip down memory...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go kicks off Rising Heroes by lurking in shadows

Pokemon Go players know better than anyone that Niantic's really not great at communicating. Not only did the new season, Rising Heroes, launch in...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO’s Hoenn Tours had the lowest value of all tours to date

While I thought Pokemon Go's Las Vegas Hoenn Tour was bad, the Global one was somehow worse. Now, to be clear, there is a difference...

Pokemon Day 2023 sees big Pokemon and Pokemon Go announcements, including Pokemon Sleep

February 27th marks Pokemon Day, and The Pokemon Company usually doesn't sleep on it... except when it comes to a sleep game, we suppose....

Massively on the Go: Preparing for Pokemon Go’s Global Hoenn Tour

Pokemon GO's Hoenn Tour is swiftly approaching, and as usual for the POGO regional tours, we have a nice little checklist for you global players out there....

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Vegas Hoenn Tour was Absol-utely bad

Prior to Pokemon GO’s recent in-person Las Vegas Hoenn Tour, a few people in my community joked about what could go wrong. Obviously lag...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Niantic seems to care more about data collection than public safety

I was hoping to be more positive as Pokemon GO’s Las Vegas Hoenn Tour is fast approaching, but ever consistent in disappointment, Niantic has...

Massively on the Go: Preparing for Pokemon Go’s Las Vegas Hoenn Tour

Pokemon GO's Hoenn Tour is swiftly approaching, but the event is a little different than usual. While GO Fest often has had Niantic sponsored events, the first...

Massively on the Go: A guide to Pokemon Go’s February events

Ah, February: the season of chocolate. Even Splatoon 3 is fighting over it. But remember, the more chocolate you eat, the more calories that you...

Orna developers are working on Hero of Aethric, a pixel-art open-world mobile MMO

Have you ever enjoyed the lore and systems of a game but thought it might be even better if it were a different genre?...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet celebrates Valentine’s Day, releases frog

We've got a slew of new, upcoming Tera Raid events approaching in multiplayer Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, though from the header, you can probably...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3 begins 2023 with its best Tricolor Battle iteration yet

Well, the latest Splatfest has come and gone, and while my personal win streak is over, I think the event was a sweet victory...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s January events start cold, but the raids are hot

The new year won't be starting strong for Pokemon GO players, as Niantic has outlined a rather recycled-sounding New Year's event starting at 8 p.m....

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet raids to get Deli Bird and Mightiest Mark Cinderace

We just got done with a Fire-Starter pokemon, but the Pokemon Company seems to want to give us ways to keep warm this winter...

Pokemon Go datamining group slashes engagement and output over Niantic’s poor management

Pokemon GO players could use a win right about now, but Niantic's antics have made it harder and harder for the community to support...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Big Run is fun, but it’s no Splatfest replacement

Big Run has run its course in Splatoon 3, and while it was enjoyable, it was no Splatfest. In fact, it felt more like a long,...

Players caught Niantic’s Campfire app broadcasting private data in spite of security settings

This won't surprise many readers, but Campfire, the social media messenger app built by Niantic for its games, is not working as promised and...