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.

Pokemon Go releases Cowboy Hat Snorlax, not Caterpie, with Go Fest 2022

Pokemon Go studio Niantic has released additional news on upcoming Go Fest 2022 events in Berlin, Seattle, and Sapporo, with new Ultra Beasts -...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go Fest 2022 was not the worst Go Fest by a long shot

Let me start off by saying Go Fest 2022 was not perfect. We saw Pokemon learning moves they weren't supposed to, Flygon learning its...

Massively on the Go: Maybe it’s time Pokemon GO buddies get the Pikachu treatment

As we've been discussing over the last few weeks, Niantic's pursuit of forcing Pokemon Go players out into the world to generate salable data...

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will have online open-world multiplayer co-op

Today we received a new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet video, and it's a doozy for multiplayer fans. While the video only hints at it...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO’s new season Goes back to the biggies in June

It's always hard to be a Pokemon GO player. On the one hand, the upcoming stalker app, Campfire, shows us that someone at the...

Massively on the Go: No one’s talking about May’s Pokemon GO Community Day, and that’s good

Remember how negative players were about as Pokemon Go’s April Stuffel Community Day? And did you see how angry people on social media were about...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Niantic is listening to the wrong voices in its own company

As I noted in my May event round-up, Pokemon Go's one-coin weekly Remote Raid passes will be dead starting May 23rd. Despite a recent interview...

Massively on the GO: Talking MMOARGs with Orna’s lead dev

We've talked a bit about Orna: The GPS RPG a few times here in the Massively on the Go column, as this indie game helps...

Incoming Pokemon HOME Update will let you bring more ‘mon to multiplayer

While it's still disappointing that Pokemon Legends: Arceus was an open world but almost strictly single-player game, we have some good news for multiplayer fans: Pokemon...

Massively on the Go: Nintendo Switch Sports’ post-launch is going smoothly – but to where?

Nintendo Switch Sports is out in the wild now, and while early reviews were limited to offline play, obviously our coverage requires a game...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s May events make for a frontloaded month

It's been a weird news week for Pokemon GO. Mega news came out oddly and sporadically resulting in our Megas evaluation piece, while the Go...

Massively on the Go: The top 10 Pokemon Go Mega Pokemon worth investing in

As dataminers discovered back in April, Pokemon GO's Mega Evolution system has gotten its third reworking, plus the release of regional Kangaskhan's Mega, released globally...

Pokemon Go Fest 2022 remains global, brings high-value pokemon targets to catch

Confirming previous leaks, Niantic has now officially announced Pokemon Go's 2022 Go Fest, and yes, Niantic has once again made it a global event...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s 2022 Community Day was as meh as anticipated

It's judgment day for Niantic as Pokemon Go's 2022 Community Day has now come and gone. As we'd noted, the studio was pushing a...

Hands-on with the promising multiplayer Nintendo Switch Sports, launching this week

April 29th will mark the release of Nintendo Switch Sports, a spiritual sequel to the popular Wii Sports series. The big kicker here is that it's...

Massively on the Go: Pikmin Bloom hasn’t improved six months after release

I was recently looking at an article claiming that Pikmin Bloom remains great six months after release and found I couldn't agree less. While I'm admittedly...

Massively on the Go: Niantic’s Peridot may be cause for Pokemon GO alarm

Earlier this week, Niantic announced its next location-based game coming to some countries later this month: Peridot. It's about finding and raising virtual pets...

GDC 2022: Control, revenue, scarcity, ethics, and the human challenges of the gaming ‘metaverse’

While some panels at GDC 2022 have been deeply disappointing, the panel titled "A Brave New (Virtual) World: Ethics and Governance of XR and...

GDC 2022: How ‘game stressors’ mix and match for repeatable content development in MMOs

Continuing our GDC 2022 coverage of Bungie Principal Technical Game Designer Alan Blaine's talk on building challenges and reusable content in Destiny 2, we're going...

GDC 2022: Learning from the seven game stressors in Destiny 2

GDC 2022 coverage has a bit slow this year thanks to virtual tickets being kind of a misnomer (if the panel isn't live and...