pokemon go

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

Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019

The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now -- but also one that is quietly thrilling. We've long passed the...

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...

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)....

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...

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...

MassivelyOP’s guide to MMO Halloween 2018

Whether or not you consider yourself too old to put on that Hulk or Sparkle Twilight costume and prance ("HULK PRANCE") around the neighborhood...

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...

The MOP Up: Blizzard’s new playgrounds

Ranked Season 4 started up in Heroes of the Storm this past week, and that's just the start of the fun with Blizzard's...

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...

NetEase’s blockbuster battle royale game Knives Out is porting to PlayStation 4

Knives Out, which deserves an award based on the fact that it has the best battle royale game name ever, is coming to...

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...

Pokemon Go concludes Global Research Challenge with Ultra Bonus Event

Over the past few months, Pokemon Go players have been hard at work assisting Professor Willow with his Global Research Challenge, which is...

The MOP Up: Champions Online’s month-long anniversary bash (September 9, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

PAX West 2018: Every mobile game should play like Elder Scrolls Blades

I don't usually report on mobile games, but I do play quite a few of them. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Mario Run, and...

Massively on the Go: Guide to Pokemon Go’s battle system basics

As much as I love some of the game's systems that encourage social play, Pokemon Go's obtuse battle system from the start was problematic....

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