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

EverQuest awakens to the Nights of the Dead

EverQuest II isn't the only Norrath MMO that's enjoying a string of spooky Nights of the Dead. While a little late to...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that desperately need proper player housing

Here's something pretty encouraging to me: When I sat down to work on an article listing MMOs that really could use but lacked proper...

Halloween blows through RIFT, Trove, ArcheAge, Atlas Reactor, and Defiance 2050

Something sinister is brewing over at Trion Worlds, and soon the whole world will pay the price as Scott Hartsman's corgi transforms into its...
Oh, all right.

The Daily Grind: What were your favorite MMO quality-of-life improvements?

Automatic loot pickup. That right there is my all-time favorite quality-of-life improvement that Lord of the Rings Online added, and it is a...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 191: It’s looking a little patchy around here

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, LOTRO, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, SWTOR, New World, and Black Desert, with reader mail about forging social connections in MMOs.

Players argue LOTRO’s latest update ruined the pristine beauty of the Shire

Don't let scary dragons distract you from the real threat of Lord of the Rings Online's newest patch. This past week's Update...

Lead programmer: ‘There is no hope for Greed Monger’

The long-troubled Greed Monger, a Kickstarted sandbox MMO that produced a remarkable project implosion, took an interesting turn last week when its former...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot allows name, gender, and race changes

Dark Age of Camelot is testing its next major patch, and it has a major surprise in store for its playerbase. "Patch 1.125...

One Shots: Filtered to perfection

I don't usually spend a lot of time running pictures through filters, but it's pretty cool when I see someone doing this that knows...

Jukebox Heroes: Entropia Universe’s soundtrack

Admittedly, not a lot of us think about Entropia Universe. Like, at all. Probably a lot of us don't even consider it an...

The Game Archaeologist: The Death of City of Heroes

August 31st, 2012, was a Friday like any other. City of Heroes players were psyched for the upcoming Issue 24, which Paragon Studios...

The Daily Grind: Do action-RPGs make for good MMO material?

The second it was announced, Torchlight Frontiers skyrocketed to the top of my interest. I really wasn't expecting an MMO out of this...

Federation 2, a text-based intergalactic trading game from the 1980s, has sunsetted

While the common assumption about text-based MMOs is that they can and will last forever, the truth is that many of these are subject...

Battle Bards Episode 130: Oddballs 2

While every Battle Bards episode is a cavalcade of strangeness, this week the team is ratcheting it up with the return of “Oddball” MMORPG...

Fallen Earth, APB, and Descent get a slick new GamersFirst site

Little Orbit's acquisition of GamersFirst a while back is starting to pay dividends to its fans. The company pushed out a revamped GamersFirst...

Stardew Valley’s iOS version is coming soon – but without multiplayer

October 24th. That's pretty much all you need to know if you're (a) an owner of an Apple device, (b) have a fondness for...
Online, offline, who cares?

Richard Garriott-signed copy of Shroud of the Avatar goes on sale

Have you ever wanted to get your hands on a piece of video game memorabilia that was signed by not only a designer but...

The Daily Grind: How do you set up your MMO user interface?

The other day I logged into Star Wars: The Old Republic for the first time in a while, and I once again felt...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 190: SWTOR Unite!

Justin and Bree discuss Mike Morhaime's exit from Blizzard, the launches of Lineage 2 Classic and MapleStory 2, Legends of Aria's early access, and Bless Online's F2P plans, plus MMO guilds, how WoW might someday end, what the #SWTORunite community effort is all about.

The MOP Up: Sony’s PlayStation 3 sunset apocalypse

Sony's decision to shut down several online servers for some past PlayStation 3 games on October 25th is shaping up to be a sunset...

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