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Massively on the Go is a column by Andrew Ross all about Pokemon Go and other mobile MMOs and MMOARGs. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

Massively on the Go: First Impressions of Harry Potter Wizards Unite

I know I've given Niantic hell when it comes on iterating on its Ingress formula, especially in terms of Pokemon Go, but Harry Potter: Wizards...

Massively on the Go: Exploring Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge augmented reality game

I wasn't expecting to be very excited about the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge until I read there'd be an augmented reality game...

Massively on the Go: Smash Bros Ultimate’s online scene, one month later

I love Smash Bros. I love the mascot battles, the random items, the hazards. And in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, I love the new Ultimate...
Time to poke on home.

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)....

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...

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...
No, not like this.

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....

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...
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...

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...

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