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

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

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

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

Niantic’s Ingress Prime reboot is finally live

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

Massively on the Go: The key MMO features in The Walking Dead Our World

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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

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

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

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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 up...

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

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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

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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 had plenty...
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Pokemon Go developer Niantic to pay out $1.5 million for its disastrous festival

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Remember when Pokemon Go had a big live festival for player in Chicago? Considering how quickly the event devolved into a nightmare, Niantic is...
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Perfect Ten: More anthropomorphic MMO studio conversations

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

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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 news....

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

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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 regional 'mon back-to-back....

Niantic will reboot Ingress into Ingress Prime next year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Pokemon Go: Milwaukee County lawsuit injunction and preparing for legendaries

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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 the park....

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