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Pokemon Go’s ‘postponed’ Safari Zones going hybrid, still no party hats for Japan, Korea, or Italy

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Niantic is still trying to get Pokemon GO players outside despite backlash and ongoing hashtag tomfoolery, though right now it's doing so in a hybrid...

Pokemon Go subreddit goes dark to protest Reddit’s stance on COVID disinfo

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For once, the Pokemon Go community is protesting someone other than Niantic when it comes to COVID. Earlier this month, Reddit community leaders began agitating...

EVE London is returning with a physical viewing party of the Alliance Tournament on November 6

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Fans of EVE Online in the UK or those who are able to travel to London have a little something to look forward to...
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Niantic finally reverted the Pokemon GO COVID interaction radius after player boycott

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It seems the blowback from the Pokemon GO community in response to Niantic's gym/Pokestop situation had some teeth after all. While the community -...

Gamescom 2021 touts over 70 devs and publishers, highlights panels on education and societal change

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While this year's Gamescom is going to be different as it's forced to go all-digital due to COVID-19, the event itself is going to...

Pokemon Go’s New Zealand rollbacks show Niantic is more concerned with local law than actual safety

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Good news: New Zealanders have had their Pokemon Go PokeStop and Gym radius restored to 80 meters, exactly what the community has been asking...

PAX Australia 2021 has been canceled due to COVID, replaced by online event

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PAX Australia has canceled its in-person event originally planned for October 8th through 10th, Reedpop announced late last night. "At the start of the year,...

Massively on the Go: Niantic’s response to Pokemon Go’s community is painfully deficient

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Well, the timing of my last Pokemon Go article on the release of the ill-timed spin/interaction nerf was interesting in that it coincided with what felt...

Massively on the Go: Niantic ditching Pokemon Go’s COVID benefits was a dangerous mistake

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Recently I was forced into isolation since an untrustworthy family member hid COVID symptoms from the household and our vaccinated guests who were going...

Q2 2021: Activision revenues are up, Blizzard MAUs are down amid sexism scandal

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Back in May, we got quite a bit of unexpected attention here at MassivelyOP as the headline for our coverage of Activision-Blizzard's Q1 2021...

Massively Uplifting: Summer goodness from SOLO, EVE, Bungie, Warframe, and Guild Wars

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When the news gets filled with dark and horrible things (and maybe you start to be disgusted with companies and people), it is natural...

PAX West 2021 will require attendees to prove they’re vaccinated or COVID-free

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PAX West won't be letting folks through the doors unless they're vaccinated or have successfully passed a recent COVID-19 test. The convention will require...
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PAX East 2021: Gaming streamers are frontline workers, not mental health experts

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Since PAX East 2021 is virtual again due to that little virus that's been going around for over a year now, it should come...

Massively on the Go: How Jackbox Games helped gamers stay social through COVID

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For some people, Jackbox Games' Party Packs were a COVID lifesaver. While many of us have a lot of virtual connections thanks to our...

Multiplayer survival shooter Vigor brings back classic cosmetics with its first Legacy season

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Developer Bohemia Interactive is bringing back some classics in the multiplayer shooter Vigor with the launch of a so-called Legacy season, which progresses parallel...

Here are the cities around the world that’ll host Pokemon Go Fest 2021

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Pokemon Go’s upcoming Go Fest 2021 event is officially going outside. In groups. Across the world. Your instinct is likely going to be to sign up...

Project Gorgon talks Vampirism, player housing, mounts, Orcs, and new hires

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Indie sandbox Project Gorgon is exactly a month out from its big May update, which added an optional subscription and perks like an offline...

Massively on the Go: Niantic is partially rolling back Pokemon Go’s COVID bonuses

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Almost a month ago I argued that Pokemon GO's COVID changes should not be rolled back. I was under no illusions that Niantic would...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The disappointing second half of Guild Wars 2’s Icebrood Saga

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Welcome to part two of this overview of Guild Wars 2's The Icebrood Saga. Last time, I talked about how the first half of...

Massively on the Go: Why Pokemon Go’s COVID changes should stay, not roll back

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Pokemon Go’s already tried rolling back some of its COVID features, and between the original announcement of its June disappearance and the announcement of...

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