Justin Olivetti

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A casual gamer and long-time MMO fan, Justin is often heard yelling, "Player housing for all!" in the Massively Overpowered offices. In addition to news, he tackles LOTRO Legendarium for LOTRO, The Perfect Ten, Jukebox Heroes, the retrospective Game Archaeologist series, One Shots, and the Massively OP podcast.

Personal blog: BioBreak
Twitter: @sypster

The Game Archaeologist: The history of Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

In the MMORPG genre, April Fools' Day is especially relished as a time in which developers and studios can get a bit wacky and...

WoW Classic promises ‘relief’ for overcrowded servers

While World of Warcraft Classic is not the absolute beast it was in the first month of its operation, the legacy MMORPG is...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite memory from a shuttered MMORPG?

Free Realms. Warhammer Online. WildStar. Asheron's Call. We've lived through so these and so many other MMO shutdowns over the...

RIFT activates Frozen Waters battle pass and bonus experience event

Looking for something -- anything -- to do in RIFT these days? How about a new battle pass might provide some goals and...

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO is hiring, online shooter Crucible gets a launch window

We are still largely in the dark when it comes to Amazon Game Studio's upcoming Lord of the Rings MMO, but a new...
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Black Desert’s guild event gets exploited all up in its face

When there's a will, there's a way. And when the devs overlook something that can be abused, there's an exploit waiting to happen. Black...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that were ahead of their time

Timing is, as they say, everything. A good idea presented at the wrong time (and perhaps in the wrong way) might fizzle hard when...

Space MMORTS Starborne is a ‘go’ for open beta

Space: It's pretty big. And cold. Also, hot. Also, it smells like burnt metal. Also, it's the setting for Solid Clouds' MMORTS,

Ascent: Infinite Realm rebrands to Elyon, launches new website

It's no joke: The long-in-coming steampunk MMO Ascent: Infinite Realm has a new name. Daum Games announced yesterday that the game is now...

The Daily Grind: Are you on board for Burning Crusade Classic?

It seems all but one official announcement short of certainty that Blizzard is going to be rolling out a Burning Crusade Classic server...
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Global Chat: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons an MMO?

One trend that we have noticed over the past decade or so is the blurring of lines between "regular" video games and MMORPGs. It...

Free Realms Sunrise rogue server readies beta, adds housing

For those missing Sony Online Entertainment's long-departed Free Realms, the only hope they've had has rested in the hands of a volunteer dev...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 265: Delusions of Elyria

Justin, Bree, MJ, and Mia discuss Chronicles of Elyria, Guild Wars 2, PSO2, Ashes of Creation, Saga of Lucimia, WoW Classic and Burning Crusade, with adventures in LOTRO, Revelation Online, Don't Starve Together, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on player housing and optional sub servers.

Valorant’s closed beta starts next week, while Runeterra improves its economy

In a bid to make all of the video games in the known universe, Riot Games is juggling several major projects right now. Its...

Last Oasis goes offline for a week to fix problems, offers refunds

It's a bit of a double-edged sword when you launch your popular early access game. On one hand, you may just become the...

The MOP Up: Naruto Slugfest steps up to bat

Naruto Slugfest, the mobile MMO based on the hit franchise, just activated a soft early access launch, with no wipe to follow....

Battle Bards Episode 165: LOTRO Composer Bill Champagne

On this Very Special Edition of the Battle Bards, Lord of the Rings Onlineā€™s Bill Champagne sat down for an interview to talk about...

One Shots: Acrophobia immersion therapy

For those, like myself, who have a slight fear of heights, then boy does Star Citizen have the ship for you! It's the...

Blizzard sends out a Burning Crusade Classic survey, says farewell to Diablo III’s community manager

It's time to throw a whole armful of kindling onto the smoldering fire that is rumors of a WoW Classic Burning Crusade server....

LOTRO Legendarium: Lord of the Rings Online’s Hytbold experiment

The landscape of any long-running MMORPG is bound to be littered with various developer experiments that were tried and later abandoned. Lord of...

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