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

Massively on the Go: Fun ideas for online play in Animal Crossing New Horizons

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I love sandbox gameplay. I'm pretty sure a lot of you readers do too, which is probably why a good deal of us have...

Massively on the Go: Exploring Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor expansion

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I knew from the website shown at the initial announcement that Pokemon Sword and Shield's first expansion, The Isle of Armor, would be...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legend’s third anniversary and the 2020 MEGAversary event

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Another year has come and gone. (Though we might be glad this one's over.) Secret World Legends, the reboot of the beloved

Massively on the Go: How social media and accessibility blew up Animal Crossing

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By now you all know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a thing. A popular thing, one that's been invading your feeds,...

Massively on the Go: Animal Crossing’s housing islands from an MMO player’s perspective

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One multiplayerish game that we've talked about a bit as the MOP team's been quarantined on the Golden Yacht is Animal Crossing: New...

The MOP Up: Grand Theft Auto Online mugs its players

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Here's a perfect example of irony. Grand Theft Auto Online tempted players to log in this month with the promise of a free $500,000....

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go is improving without all the ‘go’

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We've briefly covered some of Pokemon Go's new changes in light of recent non-fun viral events, and in today's Massively on the...

The Stream Team: Never leaving Neverwinter’s Neverdeath Graveyard

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Massively OP's MJ is a big fan of cemeteries, so there is a chance she may never leave Neverwinter's Neverdeath Graveyard. Of course, she...
That'll cost you money.

Massively on the Go: Why MMO players will love Animal Crossing New Horizons

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Some of you may have noticed that several staffers and fellow MassivelyOP readers noted that they were playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons last weekend....

Fortnite introduces rival spy factions in the Top Secret second season

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Well, that whole ARG thing about agencies turned out to be an allusion to more than one secret spy network. Fortnite has...

Fortnite uses a globe-spanning ARG to tease Chapter 2 – Season 2

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We already know that Epic Games likes to pull off big stunts when the seasons in Fortnite premiere, but this one is pretty...
Paws for impact.

Massively Overthinking: The best MMOs of the decade

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A few years back, we did a cheeky Massively Overthinking about our five favorite MMORPGs of all time. It was quite a...

Massively on the Go: Pseudo-MMOing in Pokemon Sword and Shield

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So one of the big draws of the new Pokemon Sword and Shield is the open-world exploration area of the game. It's expansive: It has 4-four-player...

Funcom roundup: Secret World Legends’ Samhain, Moons of Madness’ launch, and Tencent

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Funcom is up to some stuff this week! For starters, Secret World Legends is patching in Samhain today. One of the better...

Secret World Legends’ Moons of Madness spinoff gets a creepy ARG

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Halloween is right around the corner, and while Secret World Legends fans are still in a holding pattern for actual new content in...

Team Go Rocket is invading PokeStops in Pokemon Go

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Yes, that headline does make sense in the context of the mobile AR game Pokemon Go, I promise. The villainous Team Rocket has...

The Soapbox: The counterproductiveness of limited-time content in online games

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While thoroughly enjoying playing Astroneer's special event in honor of Apollo 11's moon landing 50th anniversary that's happening now through August 31st,...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite holds an in-app drawing to buy tickets to the game’s fan festival

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Evidently, the popularity of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is large enough to hold a fan festival in Indianapolis. Not only that, but Niantic...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s third anniversary report card

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Well hey, it seems like it's another birthday for Pokemon Go, so you all know what we have for the anniversary party: another report...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legends celebrates its second birthday

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It's a surprise party and you're invited! Secret World Legends has made it to its second birthday. This rebooted version of our favorite...

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