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Pokemon Go’s first monthly dev diary covers community day, not community issues

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As promised, Pokemon Go's first monthly dev diary is out, and it's not quite what many players expected. Niantic had originally told gamers that October...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s latest interview is light on answers and heavy on spin

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In our many years of coverage of Pokemon Go, we've found it's been pretty common for Niantic to issue unclear announcements, and one-on-one interviews...

Massively on the Go: Dealing with virtual harassment and stalking in MMOARGs

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Gamers have been discussing the real-world issues that arise in augmented reality games, especially Pokemon Go, for years. In fact, Raph Koster himself addressed...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s October events bring both tricks and treats

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Our last Massively on the Go column of September has a very good treat for you pokemon fans: Pokemon GO's October events begin tomorrow with...

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: How to actually have fun in Pokemon Unite as a new player

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The mobile version of Pokemon Unite has landed as of today, and those of you who do not have a Nintendo Switch but wish to...

Niantic is shutting down Catan: World Explorers after a lackluster early access run

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Not everything Niantic touches turns to gold -- or becomes an instant hit. Case in point, Catan: World Explorers has been kind of a...

Pokemon Go’s ‘postponed’ Safari Zones going hybrid, still no party hats for Japan, Korea, or Italy

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Niantic is still trying to get Pokemon GO players outside despite backlash and ongoing hashtag tomfoolery, though right now it's doing so in a hybrid...

Massively on the Go: Everything we learned from Pokemon Go’s post-backlash Task Force

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While Niantic already reverted its Pokemon GO gym and PokeStop nerf in late August, the company said that more changes would be announced on September...

Pokemon Go subreddit goes dark to protest Reddit’s stance on COVID disinfo

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For once, the Pokemon Go community is protesting someone other than Niantic when it comes to COVID. Earlier this month, Reddit community leaders began agitating...

Massively on the Go: Tricks abound in Pokemon Go for September and Season of Mischief

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And you thought Christmas was bad! We're getting ready for Halloween already in Pokemon Go, and not just for the monthly events. The new...
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Niantic finally reverted the Pokemon GO COVID interaction radius after player boycott

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It seems the blowback from the Pokemon GO community in response to Niantic's gym/Pokestop situation had some teeth after all. While the community -...

Pokemon Go’s New Zealand rollbacks show Niantic is more concerned with local law than actual safety

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Good news: New Zealanders have had their Pokemon Go PokeStop and Gym radius restored to 80 meters, exactly what the community has been asking...

Massively on the Go: Niantic’s response to Pokemon Go’s community is painfully deficient

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Well, the timing of my last Pokemon Go article on the release of the ill-timed spin/interaction nerf was interesting in that it coincided with what felt...

Pokemon Go players intensify boycott over COVID rollbacks as Niantic offers only minor concessions

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Anyone who follows our Massively on the Go column and its long-running Pokemon Go coverage knows that Niantic has faced years of criticism from...

Massively on the Go: Niantic ditching Pokemon Go’s COVID benefits was a dangerous mistake

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Recently I was forced into isolation since an untrustworthy family member hid COVID symptoms from the household and our vaccinated guests who were going...

Pokemon Go skips multiple generations and trash pokemon to land on Sword/Shield legendaries

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Players once thought that Pokemon GO's third Ultra Unlock from GoFest 2021 was just a simple release of Giratina, or perhaps Gen 4's Mythical god-status...

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...

Massively on the Go: The Witcher Monster Slayer shows why Pokemon Go is still the best

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Nearly a year ago, Niantic employees did a GDC presentation on Augmented Reality design practices, though it seemed a bit more like best practices...

Massively on the Go: August is recycling month in Pokemon Go

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Well, we're finally on the downside of the Pokemon GO rollercoaster this year it seems, but things may still be exciting for some of us, at...

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