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

Guild Wars 2’s seventh anniversary gifts are being wrapped for you

What's the oldest character you have on Guild Wars 2? That's a more pertinent question than in other MMORPGs, as elderly characters benefit...

The APA rejects link between video games and real-world violence

We're probably preaching to the choir with this one, but did you know that there is still no proven link between video games and...
We all live on a ship of heroes

Into the Super-verse: How Ship of Heroes is winning the superhero race

When it came to the explosion of spiritual successors to City of Heroes, there's definitely something to be said about being first on...

Ashes of Creation trots out great-looking stallions

In MMORPGs, horses are to mounts as humans are to races -- in other words, they're the default standard. And for a reason, because...
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EVE Online is on track to set a new world record for largest video game battle

Truly large-scale battles don't come about by sheer accident; they take a lot of planning and coordination to make happen -- especially if you...

The MOP Up: FFXIV hits play on Shadowbringers’ soundtrack

Have your ears been slathered with the luxurious music of Final Fantasy XIV's Shadowbringers this summer? Then good news for you, as Square...

Here’s what Ultima Online looks like in a real 3-D client

We all well know that Ultima Online is a partly 2-D game; the game world is made up of a largely flat graphics,...

One Shots: The secret life of NPCs

What goes on with NPCs when you're not looking? Egocentric adventurers think that they're sitting around, sharpening blades, and preparing their spellbooks for encounters,...

Battle Bards Episode 150: The great plains

It may not be the most sexy or exotic of biomes, but plains tend to pop up in pretty much every MMORPG — and...

Here’s what’s coming with A Tale in the Desert’s 9th telling at the end of August

The Egyptian-themed crafting game A Tale in the Desert is currently winding down its eighth "Telling," with the final weeks offered for...

WoW Classic is coming soon — here’s how to be prepared

As what looks to be the final World of Warcraft Classic pre-launch test wraps up today, Blizzard is priming fans for the...
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The Daily Grind: What did you once do a lot in MMOs that you don’t today?

As we grow older and go through different phases in our lives, our gaming patterns and habits change. I used to be all about...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Elsweyr soundtrack and dragon dungeon walkthrough

Just how exceedingly foolish -- or monumentally brave -- do you have to be to willingly venture into the lair of a fussy dragon?...

Perfect Ten: MMOs of the apocalypse

It's the end of the world as we know it -- and for some reason, we are still gaming. I guess that your investment...

Hearthstone’s Saviors of Uldum expansion has launched

What do you get when you mix archeaology and '80s synthpop? You get the latest batch of insanity from the Hearthstone team, apparently!

World of Warcraft’s latest sparkleponies don’t sparkle at all

While the official 15th anniversary celebrations for World of Warcraft are still a few months off, Blizzard is getting the party going in...

The Daily Grind: Will WoW Classic end up topping retail World of Warcraft?

There's a lot of Big Talk going on these days about how WoW Classic will perform and what it will do to both...

Lord of the Rings Online patches in swamp monsters, Captain changes, and scion difficulty

The pretty, fairy tale-like quality of Lord of the Rings Online's Vale of Anduin is being infested by a sinister streak, thanks to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 232: Girl Dwarves rock our world

Justin and Bree discuss WoW, LOTRO, DDO, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Skyforge, City of Heroes, SWG Legends, and Marvel Heroes.

DDO starts testing permadeath server, LOTRO’s Stout Axe Dwarves will be included in fall expansion

With the debut of Dungeons and Dragons Online's 90-day permadeath server heading our way on August 16th, it is fairly imperative that...

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