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Massively on the Go: Orna’s a definitive MMOARG – but it keeps you at home

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Twice now I have suggested a theoretical Earthbound ARG, and a central idea of such a game would be having a chosen safe spot for...
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Back in 2017, a pair of cops were fired for playing Pokemon Go on duty

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I think we've already got a contender for "worst MMO criming" for 2022, or we would've if it hadn't happened back in 2017 and...

Pokemon Go’s volunteers are being harassed by exploiters within the Wayfarer program

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Remember how in some older MMOs, like Ultima Online, EverQuest, and Asheron's Call, we had volunteer gamemasters and counselors? And how sometimes it turned...

Massively on the GO: How to catch up in Pokemon GO for 2022

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Despite my concerns about player safety in Pokemon GO, especially in terms of stalking and the anemic response to it by Niantic's support, one of...

Massively Overthinking: Hopes and fears for MMOs in 2022

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For our first official Massively Overthinking of 2022, we're following tradition: We're talking all about our hopes and fears for the genre in the...

Massively Overthinking: Our 2022 MMO resolutions

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Even if you're the kind of person who is deeply opposed to the idea of resolutions - or your typical resolution fizzles out by...

Massively on the Go: How to fix Pokemon Go’s longstanding player safety failures

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This article is part four of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go actually nerfed its own support rather than help players

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This article is part three of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go support fails MMOARG stalking victims

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This article is part two of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...

Massively on the Go: How Niantic evades handling stalking and harassment in Pokemon Go and other ARGs

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This article is part one of a four-piece series on safety in Pokemon Go as well as other Niantic games. You can read all...
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Massively on the Go: The latest Pokemon Go dev diary is just more marketing speak

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Pokemon Go’s second dev diary is out, and it's at least as disappointing as the first. Niantic has not been known for great communication and continues...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s January schedule is light on legends, heavy on potential

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Pokemon GO's January is looking like a mixed bag. On the one hand, we know the "mysterious door" quest line will resolve at the...

Massively Overthinking: Our MMO predictions for 2022

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OK folks, it's that time of the year again: the time when we cast our eyes ahead and try to pinpoint what's going to...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2021 predictions

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Last year's MMORPG predictions didn't exactly go to plan, since in 2019, we weren't really expecting 2020 to play out the way it did....

Pokemon Unite delivers a big holiday update – including free pokemon

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Remember how Pokemon Unite had a fairly big survey about game changes earlier this year? No, not the pay-to-win one that resulted in actual changes, the...

Here’s what we know about Pokemon GO’s February 2022 Johto Tour so far

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We finally have more complete details on Pokemon Go's new Johto Tour event coming February 26th and 27th in 2022. So far, it looks quite...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO’s December events and regional virtual tour

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Did you miss a few Community Days in Pokemon Go this year? Well, have no fear because... OK, this year actually wasn't great in terms...

Massively on the Go: Pikmin Bloom began with Nintendo’s vibes, drifted to Niantic’s void

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It's been about a month since Pikmin Bloom was released, and anecdotally, I've noticed social media and real-world communities dying off. But it feels...

Massively Overthinking: Gratitude in the MMORPG genre

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It's Thanksgiving here in the US, and while some folks have probably already kicked back from the table and have started in on the...

Pokemon Go company Niantic raised more cash to join the metaverse race

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If your inbox looks like mine, you're already pretty dang tired of the word metaverse and the chorus of hucksters and grifters currently trying...

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