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Niantic isn’t ready quite yet to talk about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Potterheads got all kinds of excited about last November's announcement of a Pokemon Go-style ARG called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (heck,

New multiplayer Pokemon games are headed for the Nintendo Switch with Pokemon Go cross-compatibility

There are new multiplayer Pokemon games coming to the Nintendo Switch, and just like Pokemon Go, they'll bring with them motion controls for picking...

The MOP Up: Diablo levels up in Heroes of the Storm (May 13, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Generation 3 is basically Pokemon Go’s One Tamriel: How Niantic has actually improved POGO

A lot of critical things have been said about Pokemon Go and Niantic in the past. Professionals that tried to defend certain UI elements still...
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Pokemon Go developer Niantic to pay out $1.5 million for its disastrous festival

Remember when Pokemon Go had a big live festival for player in Chicago? Considering how quickly the event devolved into a nightmare,...
Seriously, though, this is never going to be what you dream it is.

Perfect Ten: More anthropomorphic MMO studio conversations

A while back, you may recall that I posted some of my conversations with anthropomorphized concepts of MMO studios. If you don't remember...
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Pokemon Go adds more Hoenn pokemon and declares them egg-worthy

You are not getting access to all of the Hoenn-region pokemon added to Pokemon Go with the game's newest update. That's the bad...

Raining outside? Sidewalks covered in snow? Better run out and play… Pokemon Go!

It's an interesting time to be a Pokemon Go player. Niantic's put out two events that greatly reduced the game's grind and setting community goals, granting...

Niantic will reboot Ingress into Ingress Prime next year

Niantic is delivering a massive upgrade for Ingress next year. "Reboot" might even be a more appropriate term. The company most people know...

Pokemon Go’s EX Raid invite system still baffles core players

Niantic's recent Pokemon Go event succeeded where the Pokemon Company failed, with POGO players catching over 3 billion Pokemon well before the end...

Harry Potter ARG won’t drag down Pokemon Go’s development, Niantic says

Now that we're all waving around sticks and shouting garbled Latin in preparation for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, it is entirely possible that...

Divining the details of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite from a Pokemon Go player’s perspective

When we first heard rumors about a Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go, I said I could barely imagine what the game might be...

The MOP Up: EVE Online eases you into its universe (November 12, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Niantic accios a Harry Potter mobile MMOARG

Like the idea of a mobile augmented reality game (ARG) but aren't really keen on Pokémon? Niantic, the operator of Ingress and

Pokemon Go: Milwaukee County lawsuit injunction and preparing for legendaries

Back in February, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, tried to prevent Pokemon Go player-inflicted park damage by requiring ARG developers, including Niantic, to acquire permits before implementing games within...

Pokemon Go’s first anniversary report card

July 6th, 2017, marks Pokemon Go's first year anniversary. Love it or hate it, it's a game that quickly made a global impact. It's been...

Pokemon Go: The Milwaukee lawsuit, rare Pikachu, and the gym reporting problem

It's been almost a year now since non-expat Americans were able to play Niantic's Pokemon Go. While we're naturally seeing birthday rumors, the...

E3 2017: Pokemon Go’s raiding, gym revamp, badges, and an interview with Niantic

Surprise! Niantic brought Pokemon Go to E3 2017 and invited members of the gaming press outside the sacred halls of the Los Angeles...

The MOP Up: Pox Nora’s PS4 launch (May 28, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

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