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

Destiny 2 is on the verge of full cross-play between all platforms

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If you've stuck it out with Destiny 2 for this long with the hopes that one day you might be united with your friends...

Facebook is building a multi-billion dollar virtual universe

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Normally, the announcement of a new MMO or virtual world would elicit nothing but excitement from our quarter, but there's something ominous in hearing...
We're fine! We're fine. Everything is fine. This is fine.

The Daily Grind: Rename your favorite MMO, only worse

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All right, MOP readers, every discussion up to this one has been a warm-up to the main event. Wake up, swig that energy juice,...

Grand Chase returns from the dead to soar on Steam

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Just about nobody remembers the demise of Grand Chase, a side-scrolling online RPG that shut down all the way back in 2015. But it...
Xsyon

Post-apocalyptic sandbox Xsyon makes big changes to gathering and crafting

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While it may be one of those smaller survival sandboxes that you forgot existed, Xsyon has continued to plug along with the occasional update....
Multi-digit division.

Blizzard Day 9: Ubisoft stands in solidarity, Ashes of Creation buys Blizzard workers lunch

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Blizzard Entertainment isn't the only video game studio experiencing backlash from its employees over sexism and abuse. The Division 2 maker Ubisoft has long...

Book of Travels explains how players will communicate without text chat

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One of the many, many factors that will set the upcoming Book of Travels apart from your boiler-plate online RPGs is that the game...

Aether Story melds ‘glory days’ of classic JRPGs with the modern MMO

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Two tastes that go good together: Peanut butter and chocolate. Strawberry and kiwi. Vanilla Ice and Ninja Turtles. And old school-style Japanese RPGs and......

Massively OP Podcast Episode 332: Does every voice really matter at Blizzard?

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Justin and Bree discuss the Blizzard sexism lawsuit, with brief stops in New World, Lineage II, and Ship of Heroes.

Casually Classic: Making the call to quit WoW or not

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A week ago I didn't think I'd be sitting here and writing this, but I'm done with WoW Classic -- and with this column. As...

Elyon locks in on a September 29 launch date

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Kakao's steampunk fantasy MMO Elyon, formerly Ascent Infinite Air, finally has set a date for you and it to get much better acquainted. On...

EverQuest II ushers in Tinkerfest 2021, EverQuest releases new Overseer packs

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Summer is never dull in Norrath, and no matter what MMO you pick, there's something happening. Over in EverQuest II, Norrath is in the grips...

Aliens: Fireteam Elite starts selling pre-order packs — now with bandanas!

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For Aliens fans, August 24th can't come soon enough. That's the date when Cold Iron Studios' Daybreak-published Aliens: Fireteam Elite will deliver the latest...

Pantheon drums up financial support with a promise of a special test event

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Do you have a cool grand (or better yet, ten large?) that you don't mind parting with this month? If so, you can buy...

New World cleared 200,000 concurrent beta players over the weekend

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You have to imagine that there are some Amazon Game Studios executives and producers who are breathing a little easier this week after seeing...

Nexon’s Project Magnum, a sci-fi looter shooter, emerges from the wings

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With the proven success (amid several failures) of the online looter shooter, it's not unsurprising that Nexon wants to get in on the action...

The MOP Up: ArcheAge heads to the beach for sand and surf

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Both versions of ArcheAge are urging players to take a break from their usual routine of species extermination to play in the sand and...

One Shots: A story in a single picture

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I've always had a great fondness for when video games can tell a quick story without words but rather with objects placed in such...

Elyon says it’s trying to be ‘clear and transparent’ about its cash shop

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A game's cash shop by any other name will attempt to suck all of the money out of your wallet, even if it's being...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six suggestions to improve LOTRO’s business model

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First of all, I want to give praise where it's due: Lord of the Rings Online has done a great job in 2021 shedding...

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