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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...
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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.
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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...
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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)....
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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...

Niantic’s Harry Potter ARG Wizards Unite opens enlistment with new trailer

Turns out that Ingress Prime wasn't the only fun thing Niantic was plotting for November: The studio best known for Pokemon...

MMO Business Roundup: Japanese lockboxes, POGO and Square Enix financials, and Prima’s end

"The Good Times Are Over for Japan’s Loot-Box-Style Gaming Bonanza" - that's the brutal headline plonked onto this week's Bloomberg report on Japanese...

Niantic’s Ingress Prime reboot is finally live

It's been almost a year since Niantic announced it was rebooting its classic MMOARG Ingress as Ingress Prime, and today, it's finally...

Follow JC Go puts a Biblical spin on Pokemon Go’s formula

It seems like everyone these days is trying to get in on the GPS-based augmented-reality game fad, and the latest entry into the genre...

Massively on the Go: The key MMO features in The Walking Dead Our World

As a franchise, The Walking Dead is probably past its prime, but I'm admittedly still a bit of a fan. In fact, I was playing...

Pokemon Go is pushing Gen 4 and Let’s Go Content at the same time

Nintendo and Niantic seem to be working overtime these days: With Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu games coming in November and Pokemon...

Pokemon Go players identify strange new creature during community day event

During the recent Pokemon Go community day event, trainers were surprised and confused to discover a strange, new Pokemon kicking around alongside the...

Massively on the Go: Our guide to legendary and EX raiding in Pokemon Go

It's a bit odd to say this about a Pokemon game, but raiding in Pokemon Go is kind of a big deal. Multiplayer has always...

A ton of people went back to Pokemon Go this summer as Niantic looks to future games

It's been a pretty darn good summer for Pokemon Go, according to a new post on Niantic's official site. In it, the...

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