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

Neverwinter’s Feast of Lanterns brings you all the rats you could ever want

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2020 is the Year of the Rat. I feel this is a marketing challenge for the year, as rats...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 257: Daybreakup

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's split up, Tencent's Funcom bid, Torchlight Frontiers becoming a non-MMO, Temtem's early access, Rend's sunset, and DDO's new expansion, plus adventures in Neverwinter, STO, SWG, CoH, and Trove, and a mailbag discussion on changing MMO goals.

MMO sim Identity breaks silence to cite funding problems and ask for community help

Considering that we haven't heard a peep from the indie life simulator Identity for a half-year now, we were starting to assume the...

EVE Online: DDOS, sale, and the player auction that brought in $33,000 for charity

Never let it be said that games can't make a difference. One EVE Online player, struck by the tragedy of the Australian bushfires,

Star Trek Online: Tenth anniversary giveaways, lifetime sale, and story leak

Outer space has never been so active as it is right now thanks to Star Trek Online's 10th anniversary. Cryptic is handing out...

The MOP Up: Dofus gives its 2020 roadmap

After a wild 15th year anniversary, Dofus is prepared to crank out a great 2020. The game's roadmap outlined the upcoming year (brought...

Fractured plans another alpha test for late February

It's been a while since we last checked in with Fractured, so let's see what this indie MMO project is up to these...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Furcadia’s soundtrack

Back in 2017, I bit the furry bullet and tackled the oddity that was Fucadia -- a very old MMORPG that just...

One Shots: Dragons — why’d it have to be dragons?

Dragons: They come in every shape, size, and element, and about all of the ones that have ever been invented exist inside one MMO...

Legends of Aria adds a ‘Grand Bazaar’ to spur economy

The economy of Legends of Aria is about to get a shot in the arm. The team, identifying that isolated player shops weren't...

LOTRO Legendarium: Rating the best active racials in Lord of the Rings Online

Picking a race to play in Lord of the Rings Online isn't as consequence-free as you might encounter in other MMORPGs. For starters,...

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMO character you’ve ever picked back up?

Recently, I have found myself back in Neverwinter -- and quite enjoying myself! But what was really strange about this return is that...

Get your PvP on with Elder Scrolls Online’s Midyear Mayhem event

Just a month ago we were all about peace on earth and presents and goodwill. Well, that's over now. Now you have to scramble...
She has ideas.

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs in 2020

While there is nothing wrong with dropping some money on a worthy game, many of us are looking to be as frugal as possible...

Interview: Star Trek Online’s Jarrod Fisher looks back on 10 years of MMO trekkin’

If you haven't heard the word yet, this year marks the 10th anniversary of Star Trek Online, which released way back in...

Kickstarted VR cyberpunk MMO Zenith grows its team, lays groundwork for pre-alpha

One of the uplifting victories for the genre in 2019 was the fact that a couple of unorthodox titles were pretty successful in...

Lord of the Rings Online releases a three-pack of Minas Morgul dungeons

If you think you have seen all of the dark terrors that Minas Morgul has to offer, think again. Lord of the Rings...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s 2020 roadmap includes Shifter race and Feywild expansion

What do you want in your Dungeons and Dragons Online this year? Whether it be a new permadeath server, an expansion pack, a...

The Daily Grind: What MMO teammate behavior drives you nuts?

Like many of you, I have had my fair share of pick-up group experiences in MMOs. These haven't been all great or all terrible...

Daybreak says its studio split-up will have ‘no impact’ on Standing Stone, LOTRO, or DDO

Following the big (but not unexpected) announcement that Daybreak is fracturing into a trio of studios underneath a publishing arm, one of the...

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