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

Star Wars: The Old Republic development is moving from BioWare to Broadsword

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, BioWare poured an insane amount of money, developers, and voice talent into making Star...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 424: Blue Protocol, red Diablo

Justin and Bree discuss Diablo IV, Elder Scrolls Online Necrom, Blue Protocol's delay, Swords of Legends Online's sunset, WoW Classic's WoW Token, PSO2 housing, Tarisland CBT, and Embers Adrift's new model, with adventures in LOTRO, plus MMOs for families.

Marvel’s Avengers coasts toward its end with a final patch that unlocks everything

Missing Marvel Heroes on its 10th anniversary? Your inclination may be to look for an acceptable substitute -- but keep looking beyond Marvel's Avengers...

Lord of the Rings Online welcomes its Midsummer Festival this week

Most weddings are good for a single day of celebration and entertainment, but when it comes to the union of Aragorn and Arwen, it's...

Diablo IV’s global launch was marred by server issues, but Blizzard is already working on two expansions

"Welcome to Hell. Diablo IV is now available." With last evening's announcement, a new era for the long-running Diablo franchise began. The online ARPG...

David Brevik on Marvel Heroes’ 10th anniversary: ‘It is gone into the nothingness forever’

The importance of June 4th may have passed you by, but the creator of Diablo II and Marvel Heroes commemorated the 10th anniversary of...

The MOP Up: CDPR lays off the rest of Gwent’s dev team

As CD Projekt Red prepares to end development of its card battler Gwent, it announced that it'll be letting the remaining 30 developers on...

Embers Adrift pivots to a buy-to-play business model with optional sub

For a hardcore niche PvE game, Embers Adrift probably hobbled its chances at launch by demanding both a box price and an ongoing subscription...

One Shots: When the GPS does you dirty

It started like any normal Sunday afternoon. A trip in the car down to the 7-11 for a Slushee and then a relaxing drive...

Jack Emmert confirms that NetEase’s Warhammer 40,000 MMO is being built in Unreal Engine 5

Hopefully you didn't miss the fascinating announcement last month that Jack Emmert's new Austin-based, NetEase-owned game studio is working on a Warhammer 40,000 MMO...

Survival sim Nightingale teases new character outfits and points of interest

Are we still smarting a bit that Victorian survival RPG Nightingale was bumped to this fall? A bit, if we're honest, but that extra...

New World begins testing Blood of the Sands seasonal update

While the fight for the attention span of gamers is crazy intense this June, there are few who are gunning to take the honors...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is level boosting in LOTRO worth it?

While I make my way through the new King's Gondor zone in Lord of the Rings Online -- impressions coming next week, hopefully --...

The Daily Grind: What small touches would make an MMO feel more immersive to you?

You know what impresses me greatly? When a video game developer puts in the extra effort to provide little touches and features that exist...

Blame for Redfall’s poor showing is now falling on Microsoft’s shoulders

At this point, you might as well stick a thermometer in it because Redfall is officially cooked. This anticipated vampire-themed looter shooter was supposed...

Diablo IV’s early access launch has been relatively smooth, but license issues are blockading some players

While the official launch day is still a few spins of the Earth away, last night's Diablo IV's early access is being treated like...

Lord of the Rings Online says hello to King’s Gondor, farewell to Shadowfax

It's been a week of transitions for Lord of the Rings Online. The fantasy MMO said farewell to the speedy Shadowfax server following its...

Diablo IV’s head start launches this evening – Blizz warns it might be ‘a little bumpy’

A little over 11 years after the release of Diablo III, this is the day that Diablo IV hath wrought... for pricey edition pre-orders,...

Guild Wars 2’s Dragon Bash is coming next week

Some games may be co-opting dragons for fun and profit these days, but we all know that Guild Wars 2 is where dragons go...

Tamriel Infinium: Six reasons to be excited about Elder Scrolls Online’s Necrom chapter

I feel genuinely bad for Elder Scrolls Online right now. At a time where all other games are scurrying out of the way of...