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“ARG” stands for “alternate reality game” or “augmented reality game.”

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst MMO developer quotes of 2018

It's become a tradition on Massively OP to include among our end-of-the-year roundups and editorials and retrospectives a run-down of our favorite - and least favorite - MMO dev quotes of the year, be they obscure, poignant, or just plain dumb. So once again, for this week's Massively Overthinking, I've asked our staff to offer up those quotes and then reflect on what we from the year and reflect on just what we've learned from them.

Massively on the Go: The Pokemon Let’s Go-Go Connection

Yes, we're going to talk about Pokemon Let's Go Eevee (or you can pretend its Pikachu if you just want to experience Pokemon Yellow again)....

Niantic’s Harry Potter ARG Wizards Unite opens enlistment with new trailer

Turns out that Ingress Prime wasn't the only fun thing Niantic was plotting for November: The studio best known for Pokemon...

Warframe’s Fortuna drops this week as the community tackles the Solaris United ARG

Last month, Digital Extremes announced that Warframe's next major content update, Fortuna, is going to be hitting the PC version of...

Niantic’s Ingress Prime reboot is finally live

It's been almost a year since Niantic announced it was rebooting its classic MMOARG Ingress as Ingress Prime, and today, it's finally...

Massively on the Go: The key MMO features in The Walking Dead Our World

As a franchise, The Walking Dead is probably past its prime, but I'm admittedly still a bit of a fan. In fact, I was playing...

Pokemon Go players identify strange new creature during community day event

During the recent Pokemon Go community day event, trainers were surprised and confused to discover a strange, new Pokemon kicking around alongside the...

Massively on the Go: Our guide to legendary and EX raiding in Pokemon Go

It's a bit odd to say this about a Pokemon game, but raiding in Pokemon Go is kind of a big deal. Multiplayer has always...

A ton of people went back to Pokemon Go this summer as Niantic looks to future games

It's been a pretty darn good summer for Pokemon Go, according to a new post on Niantic's official site. In it, the...

Pokemon Go concludes Global Research Challenge with Ultra Bonus Event

Over the past few months, Pokemon Go players have been hard at work assisting Professor Willow with his Global Research Challenge, which is...

Massively on the Go: Guide to Pokemon Go’s battle system basics

As much as I love some of the game's systems that encourage social play, Pokemon Go's obtuse battle system from the start was problematic....
But no glamour yet.

Massively Overthinking: Pay-to-win vs. cosmetics in MMOs and virtual worlds

MOP Patron Avaera has entreated us to debate the problems of pay-to-win and cosmetic gear, and indulge him we shall. "The idea that good MMOs...

Massively on the Go: Our guide to which Pokemon you should keep (or send away)

There's so much involved with Pokemon Go for new (or returning) players to adjust to that even knowing what's "good" can be hard to figure...
That which is not dead is Diablo III.

Massively Overthinking: Would you want to play a League of Legends or Diablo MMORPG?

Over the last couple of weeks, we've had some tantalizing rumors and teases that both Riot Games and Blizzard are building something new: Riot's...

The Walking Dead: Our World designed its AR game with MMOs in mind

Are we, as a culture, at full Walking Dead saturation yet? Probably been there for years, honestly, but it is astounding how many video...
PUNCH! YOUR FRIEND! PUNCH, PUNCH YOUR FRIEND!

Massively on the Go: Our basic guide to Pokemon Go gameplay and questing

Pokemon Go has come a long way since its early days of just catching and gym battling. Those are still core gameplay elements, but...

Massively on the Go: A guide to (re)learning how to catch Pokemon in Pokemon Go

So, you're in Pokemon Go, and you just saw a Pokemon. You clicked the little beast and now are in the catch screen. Just straight flick...

Niantic isn’t ready quite yet to talk about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Potterheads got all kinds of excited about last November's announcement of a Pokemon Go-style ARG called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (heck,

Massively on the Go’s guide to returning to Pokemon Go: Focus on community

I've noticed a bit of a renewal for Pokemon Go thanks to large improvements by Niantic starting with Generation 3. With raids, quests, real-world weather...

Exploring Pokemon Go’s real-life communities: MOP staffers revisit the game from opposite corners of the world

It's year two of Pokemon Go. While there's always room for improvement, enough has changed that I feel comfortable recommending the game...

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