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 MOP Up: When no one’s online, the terror truly begins

Halloween may be over, but you can still get your creepy spook on with No Players Online. This is a horror game that...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Ys Online’s soundtrack

Stretching back to the late 1980s, the Ys role-playing series has had a long and fruitful run, with nearly five million copies of its...

One Shots: Earth, water, fire, air… and heart!

We all know that a great and terrible power is summoned when you gather together the elements of earth, water, fire, air, and heart....

Into the Super-verse: Ship of Heroes’ character creator is bare-bones yet still engaging

Every once in a while, Hollywood releases a pair of movies from different studios at the same time that cover, more or less, the...

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan thinks Blizzard’s Blitzchung punishment was too harsh

Last week, it was players, game industry leaders, and congress against Blizzard in the matter of Hearthstone player Blitzchung's sentencing over pro-Hong Kong...

The Daily Grind: What older MMO’s graphics still hold up today?

The other night I was playing with some friends in Dungeons and Dragons Online, and the discussion turned to -- oddly enough --...

Rock band Alice in Chains threw a wicked AdventureQuest 3D concert

This may just be the more unique concert performance that you will ever witness in an MMORPG - at least the most unique

Brad McQuaid’s Pantheon gives a glimpse of its beautiful new world in new trailer

Don't make it too obvious, but guys, you have to check that sweet Pantheon out. See it? That game must have gone to...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

China is really adding that youth gaming curfew and block on sex and gore in games

Sometimes it's easy to forget that gamers over in China have it very different than we do in the west. If you need a...

Here’s how WoW Classic influenced the design of Shadowlands for Retail WoW

While World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion has been in the works long before the launch of this past August's WoW Classic, the...

Book of Travels’ Kickstarter pushes past 3,000 backers and $119,000 raised

Just because a game labels itself "serene" doesn't mean that it lacks a strong appeal. In fact, many MMO players looking for a change...

LOTRO weathers Minas Morgul launch day bumps, promises soundtrack

Because evil never sleeps in Mordor, it is always coming up with new ways to mess up game launches. That's the true insidious nature...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most boring content in an MMO you love?

Recently I had the dubious pleasure of spending a week running through all of the Seventh Astral Era quests in Final Fantasy XIV....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 245: BlizzContrite

Justin and Bree discuss BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard's apology, WoW Shadowlands, Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, Ship of Heroes, Camelot Unchained, and Final Fantasy XIV, with a mailbag question on MMO housing preferences.

Lord of the Rings Online’s Minas Morgul expansion launches today

It might be the most subdued Lord of the Rings Online expansion release to date, but Minas Morgul isn't about spectacle and...
It's just how we've always done things.

BlizzCon 2019: Why World of Warcraft: Shadowlands isn’t adding a new class

If you were wondering why World of Warcraft wasn't adding a new class with its upcoming Shadowlands expansion, you are definitely not...
Cold times

The MOP Up: Monster Hunter World makes monster sales

We've known for a while now that Monster Hunter World was a beast of a game, both in popularity and sales. But it's good...

Global Chat: Fallout Last

Bethesda's busy digging another grave for Fallout 76, this time by saddling the troubled online title with a problematic subscription service that is...

One Shots: This picture will make you hear sounds

There are some pictures that, when viewed, will instantly trigger sounds in your head. I cannot view any screenshot of lightsabers, for example, without...

Despite BlizzCon apology, Blizzard stands behind ‘Hong Kong liberation’ suspensions

In case you missed it, BlizzCon's World of Warcraft Q&A session this afternoon was peppered with a few vocal protesters who both wore...

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