pokemon go

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

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2019 predictions

The day has come: the day when we look back at last year's predictions for this year and see how we did. Yep,...

Massively on the Go: Pseudo-MMOing in Pokemon Sword and Shield

So one of the big draws of the new Pokemon Sword and Shield is the open-world exploration area of the game. It's expansive: It has 4-four-player...
No, not like this.

A gamer was killed after witnessing a robbery whilst playing Pokemon Go

So, yes, let's just open this story by acknowledging that this is horrible. Nobody wants to be murdered over a video game, but Cayla...
Blaaaah

SuperData September 2019: WoW Classic’s surge is over, Fortnite sees worst month since 2017

SuperData's September 2019 global revenue report on the video game industry is out today, and unlike reports a lot of months, this one's...

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...
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...

ArcheAge Walk is a location-based mobile game coming to Korea (and not a prank)

If you needed any additional evidence that we are living in the weirdest timeline, look no further than ArcheAge Walk, the newly revealed...

SuperData August 2019: WoW Classic drives a massive subscription surge

Alright, all you armchair business analysts, it's time to look over SuperData's sales research report for August 2019. Get your best arguments ready...

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...

Massively Overthinking: Do you ever feel guilty about ‘freeloading’ in a free-to-play MMO?

A few weeks back, Massively OP's Ben Griggs made an observation that I bet some readers can relate to. He mentioned that in his...

The MOP Up: The Division 2 takes everyone to the zoo

Everyone likes free stuff, right? And anyone with a soul loves the zoo, too! It is probably a smart marketing tactic, then, that

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...
You really shouldn't have.

SuperData June 2019: WoW’s back in the top 10 as Overwatch players have spent $1B on in-game content

There's good news for MMOs in the June SuperData video games global revenue charts, most notably the fact that a "real" MMORPG has...
Take a walk on the already-done-this side.

Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a potential WoW sequel?

It's a rare MMO player who's never played World of Warcraft, which makes this particular summer an interesting one for the whole genre....
Who lives, who

The Daily Grind: Is there any IP that would get you into MMOARGs?

I get why MMO players are tired of hearing the word "mobile" in association with our genre, but I'm not prepared to give up...
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...

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