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Niantic’s Campfire social media platform will let Pokemon GO players chat and connect

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Niantic, the developer of AR mobile games Ingress, Pokemon Go, and Pikmin Bloom, has made some major AR gaming-related announcements during a Lightship Summit...

Niantic suspends Pokemon Go and Ingress in Russia, donates to support Ukraine

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Late last week, Niantic announced that it was pulling its massively online alternate reality games from Russia and Belarus following Russia's invasion of Ukraine....

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...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go support fails MMOARG stalking victims

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

Massively on the Go: How Niantic evades handling stalking and harassment in Pokemon Go and other ARGs

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

Massively Overthinking: Would you play your favorite MMO without its IP?

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Nonameplease recently posed us an interesting topic, inspired by a thread on the Star Trek Online subreddit. "It seems most people don't think the...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Unite is genuinely fun – for new and casual MOBA players

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When Pokemon Unite was first announced, I had severe doubts I'd even give it a shot. I know I'm the local Pokemon guy, but there are many games in the...

Fight or Kite: My mobile MMO experience peaked in 2008 with Parallel Kingdom

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It's a distant memory now, but in 2008 I played a mobile MMO that completely and totally had me hooked. I remember sitting on...

Ingress announces an optional subscription, sparking speculation among Pokemon Go players

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It's been some time since Ingress, the MMOARG from the same company that brought us Pokemon Go, has been in the news, but this...

Pokemon Go studio Niantic is asking for player feedback to fix the Mega problem, adds curious Mega September events

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For those who might not play Pokemon Go, our own coverage of the Mega Evolution release day probably was a small hint that the...

GDC Summer 2020: How Niantic adapted Pokemon Go gameplay in the time of COVID-19

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GDC Summer 2020 is running all this week, and I'm, well, at home. But much like Pokemon Go, the convention adapted, and while I've...
Make them fight.

Pokemon Go announces a digital festival for July and new Reality Blending features

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In news that will likely not be a surprise to anyone considering the number of real-life events that have been cancelled or transformed into...

GDC plans summer events as studios from Gamigo to Blizzard to Riot see player surges

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread here in the US and around much of the world, changing life for nearly everyone - even in...

Pokemon Go announces Buddy Adventure features that enhance Buddy Pokemon

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Assigning a Pokemon as your Buddy in Pokemon Go is lovely, but most of the time it just sort of followed you around and...

How Pokemon Go company Niantic is collecting (and using) your life’s data

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We probably don't need to tell our audience this, given that while yes, you all have phones, you're also typically not obsessive about gaming...

Pokemon Go preps World Tourism Day event as players report spawn changes

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Did you know that World Tourism Day is this Friday, September 27th? Neither did I until I found out from the United Nations World...

Ingress Prime’s upcoming Hexathlon will kick off a new series of events for the AR mobile title

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There's a new series of events coming to the AR mobile game Ingress Prime, the first of which is a lineup of tasks that...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite holds an in-app drawing to buy tickets to the game’s fan festival

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Evidently, the popularity of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is large enough to hold a fan festival in Indianapolis. Not only that, but Niantic is...
Who lives, who

The Daily Grind: Is there any IP that would get you into MMOARGs?

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I get why MMO players are tired of hearing the word "mobile" in association with our genre, but I'm not prepared to give up...

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