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

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go finally confirms datamined features for June

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You'll all be surprised, I'm sure, to learn that Pokemon Go and Niantic did not do anything during our month-long coverage blackout here in...

Massively on the Go: Top 5 features location-based games need use more

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In our last Massively on the Go, we talked about the top five features location-based games keep using but shouldn't. The genre is relatively...

Massively on the Go: Five features location-based MMOs keep using – but shouldn’t

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I was hoping to cover a couple of other location-based games besides Jurassic World Alive this month, but as I played them, there were a...

Massively on the Go: Jurassic World Alive plods on five years later, encumbered by over-monetization

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Ludia's Jurassic World Alive is still stomping along. It's gotten some features over the years that seem, well, "borrowed" from that Pokemon GPS game, but yeesh,...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet brings paradox elephants across worlds

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There are apparently still more 'mon to be had in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We're a bit late with Chestnaught, but it'll be returning...

Peridot, Niantic’s newest Pokemon Go lookalike, is live on iOS and Android today

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A year ago, Pokemon Go and Ingress studio Niantic announced a new MMOARG not attached to an existing IP: Peridot. The pitch was that...

Massively on the Go: WalkScape’s Schamppu wants game to walk the fitness walk

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It turns out I wasn't alone in WalkScape piquing my curiosity, so those of you who are intrigued by a new RuneScape-inspired walking-centric MMOARG...

RuneScape-inspired exercise game WalkScape aims to enter closed beta this summer

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One thing that's been rough for the MMOARG genre is developers getting the game parts to work with walking parts. But someone's trying to...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s May lineup embraces Niantic’s bugs

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As I noted in my last Massively on the Go column, for the entire month of May, this column will not be covering Pokemon Go, as Niantic...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet takes aim again with Ice Inteleon

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First we had an archer Mightiest Mark 'mon, but The Pokemon Company and Game Freak are turning things up by upgrading to Ineleon, the...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Eggstra Work could be fun if it entailed less social work

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Splatoon 3 players recently got to experience the first weekend of Eggstra Work, and it's controversial to say the least. The very basics are...

Why I Play: Pokemon Go (and why I shouldn’t)

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I won't lie: Many, many problems with Niantic often cause me to re-evaluate why I continue to play Pokemon GO, especially in recent weeks....

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Typhlosion summons ghost of former self for raids

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Good news for players who enjoyed the Hisuian pokemon typings in Pokemon Legends: Arceus: The next tera raid event for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet...

Massively on the Go: It’s Pokemon NO time again for Pokemon Go players

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Niantic is the master of drip information, and most of it is both poor and incomplete, which is why we relegate most Pokemon GO news...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s April schedule is hopefully a joke

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While there's always hope for a good April Fools' Day prank, Pokemon Go's April Schedule doesn't have one listed, at least not yet. Unfortunately,...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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