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Massively on the Go: First Impressions of Harry Potter Wizards Unite

I know I've given Niantic hell when it comes on iterating on its Ingress formula, especially in terms of Pokemon Go, but Harry Potter: Wizards...

MMOARG Harry Potter Wizards Unite has officially launched – a day early

"A wizard is never late. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." -Obi-Wan Kenobi, probably. Now that we've ticked off all...

MMOARG Harry Potter Wizards Unite is launching globally on Friday

Well, that was sudden: After just two months in beta in Oceania, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will roll out globally this Friday, June...

Pokemon Go studio Niantic is suing PokeGo++ hackers ahead of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’s launch

Niantic and Pokemon Go have been no stranger at all to lawsuits over the years - it's just that most the suits have...
All right!

Square-Enix announces its own walk-and-catch Pokemon Go-style game in the form of Dragon Walk

We don't really have a name for the genre that Pokemon Go properly belongs to (we've been going with MMOARGs), but it's certainly spawned...
Time to poke on home.

Nintendo announces Pokemon Home as a central trading service with Pokemon Go

Have you caught them all in Pokemon Go? Quite possibly not, some of them are really hard to catch. But you'd probably like to keep...

Snag a sleuthing shock-rat in Pokemon Go’s upcoming Detective Pikachu event

Prepare yourselves, Poké-sleuths: In celebration of the upcoming release of the Detective Pikachu movie this weekend, Niantic has announced a new in-game event...

Niantic just released a Netflix anime series based on its MMOARPG Ingress

It's the transmedia synergy you didn't know you wanted but you're getting it anyway: Niantic announced the release of its Ingress TV show...
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...

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