Justin Olivetti


Senior Reporter

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

Lord of the Rings Online tweaks War of the Three Peaks, talks more about classic server difficulties

The first post-release patch for War of the Three Peaks has hit Lord of the Rings Online, bringing a bundle of changes...

Valorant’s latest patch ends up a ‘technical nightmare’ and earns a rollback

You know it's not a good patch week when the game's studio comes right out and admits that the release has been a "technical...

EverQuest II’s newly announced Reign of Shadows expansion offers playable Vah Shir, huge AA revamp

It was only a matter of time until Daybreak announced its yearly EverQuest II expansion, and this week it's happened. EverQuest II:...

The Daily Grind: What’s the point of collecting MMO vanity pets?

In my book, there are two types of MMO players. No, it's not warlords and carebears. It's not even subbers versus freebies. The only...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 294: Butterfly in the sky, I can game twice as high

Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR, New World, WoW, City of Heroes, and LOTRO, with adventures in Torchlight III, WoW, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on working in the games industry.

Genshin Impact adds a story quest for Mona, with a big update coming next month

While Genshin Impact's first major post-launch patch is still to come on November 13th, the team at Mihoyo put out a smaller update...

Blizzard loses Dave Kosak to new studio as confused players show up for WoW Shadowlands

World of Warcraft former Lead Narrative Designer Dave Kosak has struck out from Blizzard for a new opportunity, according to an announcement...

Indie fantasy MMO Past Fate strives to make ‘dynamic and rewarding’ combat

Following up on the small but successful Kickstarter campaign this past summer, indie MMO Past Fate has been pretty quiet with no...

Roblox invites kids to a virtual Halloween block party to make up for lost trick-or-treating

It goes without saying -- but I'm going to say it anyway -- that this year's Halloween isn't going to be quite normal due...

Life sim Identity languishes in early access development, asks for map builders

Life usually moves pretty fast -- but for the aspiring simulator Identity, it's nearly slowed to a halt. The project, which we've been...

That’s no moon, it’s EVE Online’s gigantic supercarriers!

Supercarrier pilots in EVE Online have a lot to smile about in anticipation of all of the love that CCP is going to...

Battle Bards Episode 179: Arrr pirates!

Shiver me timbers — the Battle Bards are coming aboard and demanding that all capable musicians appear on the poop deck and blast out...

The MOP Up: Soulworker fulfills your greatest desire

Soulworker Online delighted fans with a huge content update this past week that added something called "Desire Workers" and "SinForce." We'll let the game...

One Shots: Rock out in your hideout

I don't have a full-blown lair, unless my work office counts, but if I did, I would aspire to put it someplace really cool....

Global Chat: Which MMO has the best Halloween?

That's a really good question! While pretty much every MMO has some sort of autumn/harvest/Halloween event going on this month, there are a few...

Fallout 76 drops the bomb — and a new Steel Dawn trailer

October in the Fallout 76 universe is Bombs Drop Day, the anniversary of the nuclear holocaust that ravaged the game world. To... celebrate?...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO does the creepiest Halloween?

While pretty much every MMORPG out there right now is running some sort of harvest or Halloween event, usually you get the same angle....

Beyond the Wire thrusts you into a WWI multiplayer battlefield

While World War II has been done and done and done some more in the gaming space, its prequel hasn't gotten as much coverage....

Albion Online’s Halloween event is prepping a solo dungeon

While you're going to have to wait until next week to experience Albion Online's Halloween event, the developers assure you that your...

Bless Unleashed has officially launched on PlayStation 4

After launching on the Xbox One this past spring, Bless Unleashed is working to spread to other platforms in a bid to make...