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Massively-on-the-Go: Niantic’s ‘Mega’ missteps in Pokemon Go

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Previously in our Massively-on-the-Go column, we covered the deluge of events and updates Pokemon Go has seen this season, with a bit of commentary. While...

Massively on the Go: All the events and promos coming Pokemon Go this fall

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Pokemon Go has received a sudden influx of new events, updates, partnerships, and "heads-ups" from Niantic in the past few days. Most are small,...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Dynamax Adventure dungeons for the fan and MMO player

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Helping to bring the Pokemon main-series games closer into the MMO realm, Pokemon Sword and Shield's new expansion, The Crown Tundra, introduced Dynamax Adventures, a kind of simplified...

MMO Business Roundup: Steam Game Festival, My.Games, Taipei Gameshow, Niantic, and RazerCon

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and gaming industry news relevant to the MMO-playing audience. Steam Game Festival: Yes, another online event! The "autumn...

Pokemon Sword and Shield teases dungeons, Pokemon Go will finally connect to Home

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Today's Pokemon Direct had some surprising news for franchise fans. First, the second  Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion, The Crown Tundra, is coming out...

Massively Overthinking: MMO voids that haven’t been filled

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I swear, so many of the posts I bookmark on Reddit to muse on later wind up deleted, and today I've got another one,...

Pokemon Go continues Mega Events, celebrates fashion week with pokemon in top hats

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Pokemon Go is embarking on the final part of the Mega September events we've previously covered, once again promoting its controversial Mega Evolution feature. Fortunately...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s new event includes problematic features and stat bloat

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Yes, more not-great-news in Pokemon Go, and yes, it's once again mostly about Mega Evolution. While it's been nice that the official Pokemon Go...

Massively on the Go: An open letter to Pokemon Go’s Niantic and The Pokemon Company

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Dear Niantic and The Pokemon Company, Thank you for Pokemon Go. Despite my criticism, this is probably the longest I've ever played a Pokemon game. Ever. I've...

Massively on the Go: Here’s how Niantic is trying to fix Pokemon Go’s Mega Evolutions

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A bit before Niantic's wellness week kicks in for employees, Pokemon Go players got an update on the Mega Evolution problem/solution. We've previously covered...

Pokemon Go renews plan to discontinue support for a ton of Android and iOS devices

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Back in June, Niantic announced that it was discontinuing support for 32-bit Android mobile devices, mostly devices released prior to 2015, to "streamline" its...

Pokemon Go studio Niantic is asking for player feedback to fix the Mega problem, adds curious Mega September events

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For those who might not play Pokemon Go, our own coverage of the Mega Evolution release day probably was a small hint that the...

SuperData July 2020: Pokemon Go is making all the monies right now

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We'd like to think that Niantic is learning a huge lesson from its continuing efforts to making Pokemon Go more accessible: SuperData says it's...

Massively on the Go: Everything we know about Pokemon Go’s new mega evolutions

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In another new twist, Pokemon Go has just released Generation 6's big feature, Mega Evolutions, before Generation 6 pokemon themselves. While we've had mega...

The MOP Up: EVE Echoes racks up one million players

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It looks like CCP's newest mobile game is already a smash hit. According to the studio, EVE Echoes has already crossed one million players...

GDC Summer 2020: Better living, climate awareness, and citizen science through games

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Way back during GDC 2018, I covered several panels relating to gaming for good. Things like citizen science projects, games as medicine or for...

GDC Summer 2020: Accessibility shouldn’t be a dirty word in online gaming

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I don't know about you readers, but one of the first things I always do when starting a game with voice acting (or movie)...
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GDC Summer 2020: Pokemon Go’s Niantic offers augmented reality design advice

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I was really looking forward to Niantic's AR Game Design 101 panel at GDC Summer 2020 this week because for all my criticisms of...

GDC Summer 2020: How Niantic adapted Pokemon Go gameplay in the time of COVID-19

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GDC Summer 2020 is running all this week, and I'm, well, at home. But much like Pokemon Go, the convention adapted, and while I've...

Massively Uplifting: Good deeds don’t take the summer off for Bungie, Niantic, and Trolls in WoW

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When summer comes, some lucky folks get to take the season off. Even those who continue on their regular labors often head out on...

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