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Massively on the Go: Here’s to hoping for proper Pokemon Go pranks in April

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If the earlier mention of Niantic wildly and disappointing experimenting with a shorter, stationary incentivized Community Day hasn't scared you off, then maybe Pokemon Go's April...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s April Community Day strategy hurts its own goals – and players

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Once again, Pokemon GO is marching forward to places its players don't want to go. Niantic, the same company that pivoted commendably during the...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Sun and Moon features that Pokemon Go still needs

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When the Pokemon Sun and Moon games first came out, I discussed in this very column how that generation could be integrated into Pokemon GO....

Massively on the Go: Previewing Orna’s 3.1 story update and quality-of-life improvements

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Looking for a mobile MMO that doesn't ask for personal information, encourages getting out of the house, but doesn't want you to walk and...

Massively on the Go: Gen 9 means Pokemon needs to grow in age and numbers

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The Pokemon series is about to enter Generation 9 with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet versions near the end of 2022. And rejoice, gamers, as it's going...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go March and Season of Alola

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It's officially March now, and in Pokemon Go that means we'll be experiencing both a new month of content and shift seasons, so say goodbye to that...

Massively on the Go: The 2022 Johto Tour shows Pokemon Go progress, even if Niantic struggles learning from mistakes

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As with last year's Kanto tour, early reports of Pokemon Go’s recent Johto Tour talk a lot about low shiny rates, players feeling overwhelmed,...

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: How pokedex building could be used for server-wide ‘science’ questing

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Well, I'm sorry to report to multiplayer gamers that despite having online features like New Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is very much a solo game,...

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...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go halts PvP season ratings to reassess PvP, and that’s a good thing

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Niantic recently revealed that Pokemon GO's Season 10 will be a bit different. For those of you who've forgotten, POGO PvP leagues work both off a ranking...

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...

February’s Nintendo Direct shows Nintendo further embracing multiplayer online play

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No Man's Sky coming to the Switch wasn't the only big announcement at February 9th's Nintendo Direct. Nintendo will be further beefing up Mario Kart 8 with...

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...

Massively on the GO: How to catch up in Pokemon GO for 2022

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Despite my concerns about player safety in Pokemon GO, especially in terms of stalking and the anemic response to it by Niantic's support, one of...

Massively on the Go: How to fix Pokemon Go’s longstanding player safety failures

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This article is part four of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go actually nerfed its own support rather than help players

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This article is part three of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

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