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Niantic finally releases proper Pokemon Go dev diary, focuses on ranked PvP

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Third time's a charm for Niantic: After the first two severely disappointing Pokemon GO dev diaries and a somewhat useless roadmap, the AR company finally...

Massively on the Go: A guide to preparing for Pokemon Go’s Johto Tour 2022

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While Niantic is prone to dropping information at the last minute (2/23 Update: It's started), we now have enough information on Pokemon Go’s upcoming February...

Pokemon Go’s Johto Event adds twist to shadow issue, plus new Community Day dates revealed

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While we're still waiting for Pokemon Go's hourly pokemon spawns for February 26th's Johto Tour event, Niantic released a surprising update concerning the Masterwork...

Massively on the Go: February Pokemon GO events are a love/hate relationship

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Some things are staying the same in Pokemon GO this February: weekly 1 coin Remote Raid Passes, the return of old Mega and Tier 5 raid pokemon, a...

Massively on the Go: Orna vs. Pokemon GO in the battle of the MMOARGs

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I've recently been playing Orna: The GPS RPG as a way to further explore a genre that's still small and niche, but studios keeps trying...

Massively on the Go: Orna’s a definitive MMOARG – but it keeps you at home

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Twice now I have suggested a theoretical Earthbound ARG, and a central idea of such a game would be having a chosen safe spot for...

Pokemon Go’s volunteers are being harassed by exploiters within the Wayfarer program

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Remember how in some older MMOs, like Ultima Online, EverQuest, and Asheron's Call, we had volunteer gamemasters and counselors? And how sometimes it turned...
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Massively on the Go: The latest Pokemon Go dev diary is just more marketing speak

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Pokemon Go’s second dev diary is out, and it's at least as disappointing as the first. Niantic has not been known for great communication and continues...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s January schedule is light on legends, heavy on potential

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Pokemon GO's January is looking like a mixed bag. On the one hand, we know the "mysterious door" quest line will resolve at the...

Here’s what we know about Pokemon GO’s February 2022 Johto Tour so far

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We finally have more complete details on Pokemon Go's new Johto Tour event coming February 26th and 27th in 2022. So far, it looks quite...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO’s December events and regional virtual tour

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Did you miss a few Community Days in Pokemon Go this year? Well, have no fear because... OK, this year actually wasn't great in terms...

Massively on the Go: Pikmin Bloom began with Nintendo’s vibes, drifted to Niantic’s void

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It's been about a month since Pikmin Bloom was released, and anecdotally, I've noticed social media and real-world communities dying off. But it feels...

PSA: Pikmin Bloom is apparently blocking all Android notifications unless rebooted or uninstalled

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A nasty bug that's apparently been in Pikmin Bloom since April 2021's closed beta is affecting Android users: The bug blocks notifications except from...

Niantic is shutting down Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, its second sunset announcement of the year

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Remember how Niantic recently shut down Catan: World Explorers? Well, it's happening again, and this time to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, on January 31st,...

Massively on the Go: A guide to staying safe in MMOARG Pikmin Bloom

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When we first covered the global release of MMOARG Pikmin Bloom, we noted that because of Niantic's poor history when it comes to "safety,"...

Massively on the Go: Dealing with virtual harassment and stalking in MMOARGs

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Gamers have been discussing the real-world issues that arise in augmented reality games, especially Pokemon Go, for years. In fact, Raph Koster himself addressed...

First impressions of ‘wizarding world’ MMOARG Maguss

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If it weren't for my promise to write this article, I would have given up on Maguss in less than 15 minutes had I been...

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