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

World Seed makes an MMO out of a board game

When you think about it, combining board games with MMORPGs isn't the worst idea in the world. Graphical MUDs and games like Stash...

Sandbox MMO Xsyon adopts a litter of pets and goes on sale

Tribal MMO sandbox Xyson is getting frisky and furry this summer season thanks to a new patch that added in pets for...

Ashes of Creation’s Steven Sharif AMA covers monetization, endgame, and more

Judging by the flood of comments over Steven Sharif's impromptu Ask Me Anything post a week ago, it looks as though the hype...
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The MOP Up: EVE Online’s Triglavian conflict comes to a head

The big conclusion of EVE Online's multipart Triglavian invasion is coming to a head with Quadrant 3: Zenith, which should hit soon. "Actions have...

One Shots: Eyes on the prize

When you're such an amazing archer, you don't have to look at your target. When you're an expert at the bow, you can shoot...

Global Chat: Your complete LOTRO wedding guide

Is your mind whirling with all of the things to do with Lord of the Rings Online's new Midsummer Festival and the associated wedding...

The Daily Grind: If you had to start over with a new MMO account, what would you miss most?

Over the past month, I've been chronicling how I started adventuring on a brand-new World of Warcraft account after gifting my old...

World of Warcraft warns that ‘time runs short’ to prepare for Shadowlands

Time is running short to get ready for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands -- or so Blizzard would have you believe. While there is...

LOTRO Legendarium: What we have here is a failure to communicate

If this year has taught us anything, it's that clear and boosted communication is vital to handling a crisis. Having information and a message...

Rumor: The next Fable may be an MMO

Could the Fable series be heading in a massively multiplayer direction? A blazing hot rumor is searing its way through the internets this week...

An interview with Jagex ahead of the launch of RuneScape’s Desperate Measures

Next week, the latest RuneScape quest, Desperate Measures, is arriving in the game. These story additions are always a big deal to the...

Wizard101 drops a massive summer update with character facelifts

You hear that delighted squealing? It's just the Wizard101 community as they unpack a Christmas' worth of presents in this week's summer...

LOTRO and DDO say they’re ‘making progress’ on the nine-day server crisis, but the community isn’t having it

The server crisis that has been plaguing both Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online for over a week...

Early access MMO Dark and Light resurfaces for an anniversary sale

Hey, whatever happened to Snail Games' Dark and Light? The last time we checked in with this game was back in October...

EverQuest releases a 20th anniversary vinyl soundtrack

Fun fact: While sales of music CDs have dropped dramatically over the past decade, vinyl sales have increased even in the face of the...

Perfect Ten: Ten reasons Fallout 76 is good, actually

Here's the thing about criticism: It isn't mutually exclusive with appreciation. You can like something that you also criticize -- and your head won't...

Guild Wars 2’s voice actors miss you, too

On the last episode of the podcast, Bree said that she was going to hold off playing any of the newer Guild Wars...

The Daily Grind: What were some of the most memorable MMO outages?

This past week, many Lord of the Rings Online players impatiently nibbled on lembas bread and took to Reddit as several of the North...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 280: Middle-earth practices social distancing

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom, Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, Nexon, No Man's Sky, and Skull and Bones, with adventures in LOTRO, Hearthstone, and WoW, plus mailbag topics on fidelity to artistic vision and phasing vs. immersion.

Torchlight III wants to open up its endgame tomorrow

Tomorrow is looking increasingly likely for Torchlight III's next content update -- and a big update it'll be, at that. With Wednesday's patch,...

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