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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 on the Go: A guide to staying safe in MMOARG Pikmin Bloom

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When we first covered the global release of MMOARG Pikmin Bloom, we noted that because of Niantic's poor history when it comes to "safety,"...

Massively on the Go: Dealing with virtual harassment and stalking in MMOARGs

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Gamers have been discussing the real-world issues that arise in augmented reality games, especially Pokemon Go, for years. In fact, Raph Koster himself addressed...
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Niantic finally reverted the Pokemon GO COVID interaction radius after player boycott

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It seems the blowback from the Pokemon GO community in response to Niantic's gym/Pokestop situation had some teeth after all. While the community -...

Pokemon Go’s New Zealand rollbacks show Niantic is more concerned with local law than actual safety

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Good news: New Zealanders have had their Pokemon Go PokeStop and Gym radius restored to 80 meters, exactly what the community has been asking...

Massively on the Go: Niantic’s response to Pokemon Go’s community is painfully deficient

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Well, the timing of my last Pokemon Go article on the release of the ill-timed spin/interaction nerf was interesting in that it coincided with what felt...

Massively on the Go: Niantic ditching Pokemon Go’s COVID benefits was a dangerous mistake

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Recently I was forced into isolation since an untrustworthy family member hid COVID symptoms from the household and our vaccinated guests who were going...

Call of Duty gamers ignore pandemic-related safety orders at unofficial esports gathering

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I never got the impression that some players of Call of Duty are a particularly compliant bunch, and that assumption was not helped by...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s comms blackout will lead to absolute anarchy

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All hell is about to break loose in EVE Online for the territorial alliances waging wars in the depths of space following some the...

Xbox’s Phil Spencer elaborates on community controls in the works to make Xbox Live less toxic

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Jean-Paul Sartre's play "No Exit" provided us with the phrase "Hell is other people," and if you've dared to leave your mic or chat...
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Massively on the Go: Our basic guide to Pokemon Go gameplay and questing

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Pokemon Go has come a long way since its early days of just catching and gym battling. Those are still core gameplay elements, but there's...

EVE Evolved: Three top tips for staying safe from gankers in EVE Online

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EVE Online is renowned for its cold, harsh universe and relatively few rules, and we've all heard the horror stories over the years of...

EVE Evolved: Is EVE Online becoming too safe?

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EVE Online is often painted as a harsh universe without rules where you could have your entire net worth destroyed or swiped right from under...

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