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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...
Hello, I am still the villain.

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...
Haha whoops.

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...
Haha whoops.

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...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s third anniversary report card

Well hey, it seems like it's another birthday for Pokemon Go, so you all know what we have for the anniversary party: another report...
Haha whoops.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Pokemon Go conjure summer events

Niantic is keeping the ball rolling on its two big properties this summer. While Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is barely a Year One...

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...

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