pokemon go

Official Site: Pokemon Go
Studio: Niantic
Launch Date: July 6, 2016
Genre: MMOARG
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: Android, iOS

But seriously, what's Damien's deal this week?

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is basically Pokemon Go with wands and deatheaters

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The MOP Up: Space Engineers jury-rigs a release

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Epic Games yanks Fortnite ads from YouTube over super gross child exploitation expose

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Massively Overthinking: Showing up vs. showing off in MMOs

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Two months later, classic Ingress has better reviews than the buggy Ingress Prime reboot

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Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

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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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