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Pokemon Go’s first anniversary report card

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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 released...

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

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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 game's unique...

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

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

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

The MOP Up: Life is Feudal’s building sim (May 14, 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...

Pokemon Go’s first Knight Foundation event is this weekend in North Carolina

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Pokemon Go really wants to get you outside and moving. That's the gist of its new partnership with the Knight Foundation, through which Niantic hope...

The Soapbox: Why is Pokemon GO still a tech demo?

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I've been a bit frustrated with Niantic lately. I love some of its ideas, but I watched someone else play Ingress prior to Pokemon GO's...

The MOP Up: MMOs make math fun (March 5, 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 cracks down on third-party sales in Ingress

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Stop cheating, you cheating cheaters, or else we're gonna take your stuff. That's the gist of the message out of Niantic this week to Ingress...

Pokemon Go: 650M downloads, update cadence, and Ingress 2.0

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There's lots going on with Pokemon Go right now, thanks in part to the official Pokemon Day that kicked off the week. Here's a...

The Soapbox: Pokemon Go Generation 2 still isn’t a real MMO

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Pokemon GO Generation 2 is out now, and it feels a lot like an MMO expansion in a lot of ways: We have new features,...

The MOP Up: Hearthstone gets ready to banish dozens of cards (February 19, 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...
Oh, yeah, all is well, totally.

Pokémon Go was 50 times as successful as Niantic anticipated

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Depending on your level and direction of nerdiness, you may be interested in this interview with Niantic's Director of Software Engineering Edward Wu. Wu...

Ten life lessons I learned from the Asheron’s Call series

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As Asheron's Call 1 & 2 are going offline shortly, I thought I might give it a final send-off with a list of things I...

The MOP Up: Christmas in a warzone (December 25, 2016)

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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...

Massively OP’s Best of 2016 Awards: Biggest MMORPG Disappointment of 2016

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Massively Overpowered's end-of-the-year 2016 awards continue today with our award for the Biggest MMORPG Disappointment of 2016, which was awarded in 2015 to World of Warcraft's...
Every day, sadly.

Massively Overthinking: The best MMORPG developer quotes of 2016

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One of the fun things we implemented on the site this year is a database of quotes from developers (among other entries) that are...

The MOP Up: Hearthstone cruises down some Mean Streets (December 4, 2016)

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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...

The MOP Up: Wurm Online cooks up a hearty Thanksgiving meal (November 20, 2016)

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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...

Ingress player infiltrates, exposes UK cheater ring

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Niantic has two games running right now, Pokemon Go and Ingress, both of which suffer significant bouts of cheating, particular in the form of...

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