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Please let this stay far away from Rowling's endless retcons.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is in beta down in New Zealand

Love Pokemon Go but hate its relative lack of British wizards? Then Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is for you. Especially if you're in New...

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?...

Niantic’s summer plans include three Pokemon Go Fests plus ‘a number of Safari Zone events’

Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means: sunny skies, sandy beaches, and of course, Pokemon Go safaris. Hot...

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...

Reverse Engineering: The super scientific dangers of capturing Pokemon with your phone

I don't mean to alarm anyone, but there is a chance that capturing Pokemon could be the end of civilization as we know it....

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...

Pokemon Go looks to the future in new interview as it announces Clamperl-focused limited research event

It's hard to believe that it's been over two years since Pokemon Go launched, starting an international craze that seemingly had everyone out...

The Pokemon Go trespassing lawsuit’s proposed settlement terms are absurdly reasonable

Remember back in 2016 when Pokemon Go news was bonkers? We covered multiple lawsuits revolving around the game, including one lodged against...

Trainers can capture space-bending legendary Palkia in Pokémon Go this month

A legendary new challenger has arrived for Pokémon Go trainers: Palkia, flagship legendary of generation IV's Pokémon Pearl, will be appearing in raid...

The MOP Up: WildStar suffers another indignity

Miss WildStar? Well at least there's the soundtrack to listen to on various sites, right? Nope! Apparently NCsoft pulled the acclaimed score...

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...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite teases flying broomsticks while Niantic throws a $1M contest

In the first official video since its initial one, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite teased the famous Nimbus 2000 flying broomstick. It...

MMO Business Roundup: Stardew, Curse, Epic, Niantic, unionization, and HOTS’ wrecked esports scene

Welcome back to another catch-all post of gaming business stuff that might otherwise slip through the cracks! Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone, who recently...

Pokemon Go explains the philosophy underpinning its new trainer battles

Why are there different leagues for trainer battles in Pokemon Go? Because Niantic is familiar with the game's competitive scene, that's why. The...
We're just not going to discuss one vector for whining about this story element. We're not.

Vague Patch Notes: The taxonomy of corporate apologies in video games

Somehow, Bethesda managed to persevere after the Great Canvas Shortage of 2018 to replace the Fallout 76 CE bags that were essentially plastic...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.
PUNCH! YOUR FRIEND! PUNCH, PUNCH YOUR FRIEND!

Pokemon Go encourages you to fight your friends in the new trainer battles

When Pokemon Go adds trainer battles, you can overcome distance to fight people with the power of friendship. No, really; while normally you...
I'M A FOOTBALL STAR, I'M POPULAR

Niantic agrees to settle the property trespass class action lawsuit over Pokemon Go

Way back in 2016, at the height of the new-news-every-day-on-Pokemon-Go, we covered a lawsuit lodged against Nintendo and Niantic by one Jeffrey Marder...

Massively on the Go: The Pokemon Let’s Go-Go Connection

Yes, we're going to talk about Pokemon Let's Go Eevee (or you can pretend its Pikachu if you just want to experience Pokemon Yellow again)....
THIS IS ALL YOU GET

Blizzard sources dish on Warcraft Go, Diablo IV, Diablo Immortal, China, and Activision’s culture shift

Kotaku has a wild article up today ahead of the holiday with input from nearly a dozen anonymous current and former Blizzard employees...

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