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

Massively OP Podcast Episode 217: City of Heroes after dark

Justin, Eliot, and Bree discuss the so-called "secret" City of Heroes SCORE private server slash emulator and why it has this long-running community up in arms.
Yes, this is a thing.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO minipet?

Minipets: Either you love 'em and collect 'em like crazy, or you don't care for 'em and resent that I've been shortening "them" for...

World of Warcraft begins testing Patch 8.2: Rise of Azshara

Ready, set, test! A week after Blizzard unveiled the full offerings for World of Warcraft's next major content update, the studio rolled...
Them's fighting words.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 216: Star Wars frenzy

Justin and Bree discuss big SWTOR expansion news, plus news from WoW, Blizzard, Guild Wars 2, Skyforge, TERA, Albion, Blade & Soul, and DDO, with a mailbag question on MMO expansion difficulty.

LOTRO hosts a Yule festival encore before its anniversary

An interesting -- and somewhat strange -- thing that Lord of the Rings Online routinely does is bring back seasonal festivals for short-term...

Overwatch assigns a new co-op mission today, code-named Storm Rising

Despite what you may think, Overwatch's heroes aren't always at each other's throats while endangering the populace around them. Not always. Once in...

Wizardry Online fans hope to ‘resurrect’ the permadeath dungeon crawler

Despite an impressive RPG pedigree that stretches back decades, the Wizardry franchise faltered when it came to breaking into the MMORPG market. Wizardry...

Dark Age of Camelot tests Patch 1.125D, plans on reclaiming abandoned names

There is nothing quite as uniquely exciting as when an old favorite MMORPG gets a meaty patch today. This is indeed what is happening...

Fan recreates classic Guild Wars’ Ascalon City in RPG Maker

Remaking your favorite online world in a different program seems to be a hobby of some fans, which is why we get (for example)...

The MOP Up: Grab your Harry Potter nickname now!

When Harry Potter: Wizards Unite arrives later this year, by which name will you be known and feared? Lord Scooby? Mr. Cheddar? Fluffybutticus?...

Battle Bards Episode 142: Sunrise, sunset

In MMORPGs across the world, days are beginning and days are ending — and with them come the catharsis of the sunrise and sunset....

Free Realms Sunrise devs show off incredible progress in bringing back a sunsetted MMO

Free Realms is dead -- long live Free Realms Sunrise! For the past few years, this emulator project has endeavored to return...

One Shots: Band practice went long today

Fred and Wilma's parents always wondered what happened to them. One day they stayed after school for a little extra band practice... and they...

Lord of the Rings Online buffs Burglars on Bullroarer

If you were to poll players across Lord of the Rings Online about which is the most underpowered and least played class, you...

Into the Super-verse: Trying DC Universe Online for the first time

While this column will no doubt be looking at the superhero MMO releases that are currently in development, it's also here, as we said,...

Star Wars Galaxies Emu stress tests all things Jedi – today

There's a curious air of Star Wars fandom going around this weekend -- for no discernible reason that we can identify -- and...

The Daily Grind: What makes you dismiss an MMO without ever trying it?

I would say that I'm generally -- generally -- a fairly open person when it comes to trying out MMORPGs and other games. I...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Astellia’s soundtrack

One of the more promising MMORPG imports that should be arriving in the west this year is Astellia, and we here at Massively...

Ashes of Creation has finally brought its forums back online

After four months in the dark, Ashes of Creation's forums are finally back in the light. The bizarre ongoing saga of Ashes' website and...

Lost Ark job postings hint at mobile version and upgraded engine

Want to get your hands on Lost Ark? So do we, but all we can do for the time being is sit on...

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