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

Massively OP Podcast Episode 391: Shuffling around dragons, pirates, and embers

Justin and Bree discuss Embers Adrift, WoW Dragonflight, Skull and Bones, Lost Ark, and LOTRO, with adventures in WoW Classic, Tower of Fantasy, SWG Legends, and Ultima Online, plus mailbag discussions on licensing for game streaming and MOP guilds, forums, and Discord.

Allods Online’s and Skyforge’s My.Games has been sold off for $642M

My.Games is no longer part of VK Company and its Mail.ru group, according to a press release sent out by the company. The game...

New World hosts XP boosting event prior to Brimstone Sands release

Is it just me, or is the upcoming Brimstone Sands content drop for New World feeling more like a soft re-launch of the MMO?...

Riot Games’ Legends of Runeterra announces new card rotations and formats

Legends of Runeterra, Riot Games' multiplayer digital card game, is preparing to go down the same path of many of its digital and analogue...

Past Fate adds character saves and toughens combat but delays early access

The last time we checked in with the gritty Past Fate, the indie MMO was entering into its open alpha test. The test, which...

Monsters & Memories reflects on two years of development, starts eying ‘Phase 2’

When I saw that Monsters & Memories was already celebrating the second anniversary of the onset of development, I had a moment of denial....

The MOP Up: Shooter looter Rift Loopers rolls out in early access

Experience the multiverse -- and then blow up a small part of it -- in Rift Loopers, a new twin-stick survival shooter that just...

Battle Bards Episode 217: Legend of Edda

Chances are you’ve never heard of today’s featured MMO — or its quirky little soundtrack! So why not come along with Syp and Syl...

One Shots: Hey Hobbit, what’s ursine?

Lord of the Rings Online's recent loosening of class/race restrictions is either the greatest or the worst thing that's happened to the game, depending...

Myst Online introduces a new fan-made Age to its open-sourced world

The next Age of Myst Online is here -- but this time it's the players, rather than the development team, that's taking the community...

Lord of the Rings Online delivers a tour of its upcoming Swanfleet zone

A whole new beginner experience is heading to Lord of the Rings Online next month thanks to the upcoming Before the Shadow content update....

The Game Archaeologist: Dark Ages, the weird lovechild of Celtic lore and Lovecraftian legends

While the online world was fascinated by "the Big Three" Western MMOs in 1999 -- that would be EverQuest, Ultima Online, and Asheron's Call...

The Daily Grind: What could MMOs put into a dungeon to give you cold sweats?

We all have different fear triggers in real life -- and some of these make horrible cameos in video games. Don't like arachnids? Welcome to...

Trucker gaming community turns its simulators into an MMORPG

As you might have heard me babble on the podcast this past week, I've been weirdly engrossed in American Truck Simulator as of late....

Blade and Soul holds contest to celebrate the incoming Musician class

Are you ready to rock out with Blade and Soul's Musician class when it arrives on October 12th? NCsoft certainly hopes so, as the...

Star Wars: The Old Republic brings its shiny new forums online

No longer will Star Wars: The Old Republic's forums be considered a "heap of junk" or a "scruffy-looking nerfherder." BioWare proudly announced that it...

Antilia unleashes its wild side in the realm of multiplayer sandbox design

Mentally shopping around for an open world sandbox with as much freedom as your imagination allows? Mosey on over to Antilia, a new fantasy...

Lost Ark welcomes the Machinist class and new raid following server merges

Who's feeling like playing some Iron Man in an MMORPG? Lost Ark is giving you the opportunity to, ah, avenge yourself on some mobs...

LOTRO Legendarium: 23 LOTRO facts I learned from Scenario’s Casual Stroll video series

Your mileage may vary, but as both a journalist and a gamer, I absolutely love hearing about how my favorite titles were made. It...

Phantasy Star Online 2 is poised to raise the level cap and teases its Stia zone

While you're sipping on your pumpkin spice whatevers and counting the days down until Halloween, Phantasy Star Online 2 plans to spend its October...