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

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread here in the US and around much of the world, changing life for nearly everyone - even in...
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Coronavirus roundup: Blizzard, free APB Reloaded, EA esports, HPWU, and how your PC can help humans win

Feel pretty surreal to be reporting on a global crisis like the coronavirus in our indie pages here on MOP, but it affects everyone...

Coronavirus roundup: EGX Rezzed, Pokemon Go, and using MMOs to learn from home

We're capping off an odd week of coverage here in our little corner of the online gaming world, as even those of us who've...

Coronavirus leads to E3’s cancellation, plus SMITE and Pokemon Go postpone events

Update: The ESA has now made it official. We've included the press release at the end of this article. If you thought it was strange...
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The MOP Up: Fortnite’s players are spending more money than ever

Don't think that the Fortnite craze has settled down quite yet. According to a new survey, player spending in the game is higher than...

Pokemon Go crushed it in 2019, trouncing its 2016 revenues

You folks remember 2016 when Pokemon Go absolutely blew up, right? Made a ton of money, spawned lawsuits and deaths left and right,...

Massively Uplifting: Gaming studios and communities support kids, trees, cats, STEM, and gaming grandparents

While there are understandably many reasons folks may not want to look back on 2019 fondly, the year wasn't all bad. Massively Uplifting has...

Pokemon Go announces Buddy Adventure features that enhance Buddy Pokemon

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

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2019 predictions

The day has come: the day when we look back at last year's predictions for this year and see how we did. Yep,...

The MOP Up: Warhammer Odyssey’s Slayer warms up for action

Who will you be when you adventure in Warhammer Odyssey's mobile world? The stocky and surly Dwarf Slayer would like to make a...

The MOP Up: When no one’s online, the terror truly begins

Halloween may be over, but you can still get your creepy spook on with No Players Online. This is a horror game that...
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US politicians chastise Activision-Blizzard for its handling of the Hong Kong fiasco

If Blizzard thought its Hong Kong liberation fiasco couldn't possibly get worse than international headlines, a wide-ranging boycott, Riot Games' public...

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

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...
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite improves Chamber UI and storage options with patch 2.5

Yes, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is still a thing. The game is still running, and it's even updating. The latest major update is...
Boy, there's just a level of smarm on display...

Blizzard finally decides to ban the college Hearthstone team that called for a Blizzard boycott too

Did it bother you that Blizzard had punished Blitzchung over his Hong Kong liberation stunt but planned to permit American University players who...

Blizzard solves its ‘one company, two policies’ problem by hiding pro players and canceling an event

While many gamers are now looking ahead to BlizzCon for its reveals after the Hearthstone Hong Kong esports fiasco, I'm far more curious about...

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

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

Team Go Rocket is invading PokeStops in Pokemon Go

Yes, that headline does make sense in the context of the mobile AR game Pokemon Go, I promise. The villainous Team Rocket has...
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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s launch month revenue is ahead of competitors but well behind Pokemon Go

Here's the good news for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. In the category of AR mobile games? Its launch month has been substantially better...

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

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

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