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Niantic just released a Netflix anime series based on its MMOARPG Ingress

It's the transmedia synergy you didn't know you wanted but you're getting it anyway: Niantic announced the release of its Ingress TV show...

The MOP Up: Grab your Harry Potter nickname now!

When Harry Potter: Wizards Unite arrives later this year, by which name will you be known and feared? Lord Scooby? Mr. Cheddar? Fluffybutticus?...

Battle Pokemon and pollution with Niantic’s 2019 Earth Day campaign

It's always great to see game developers harnessing their communities to put a little good into the world, which is exactly what Niantic...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is basically Pokemon Go with wands and deatheaters

Today, Niantic let loose with a big blast of official details of its upcoming ARG mobile game that takes place both in our world...

Two months later, classic Ingress has better reviews than the buggy Ingress Prime reboot

When Niantic rebooted Ingress as Ingress Prime back in November, it was after a year of work effectively porting the classic MMOARPG to...

Niantic’s Harry Potter ARG Wizards Unite opens enlistment with new trailer

Turns out that Ingress Prime wasn't the only fun thing Niantic was plotting for November: The studio best known for Pokemon...

Niantic’s Ingress Prime reboot is finally live

It's been almost a year since Niantic announced it was rebooting its classic MMOARG Ingress as Ingress Prime, and today, it's finally...

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...

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...

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