Justin Olivetti

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

Full-loot PvP MMO Abyss finally rolls into early access after several delays

It's been a slightly bumpy road between initial announcement and early access release -- including a flirtation with NFTs and several delays -- but...

Tower of Fantasy enters a virtual world on May 28

May 28th brings the next big addition to online RPG Tower of Fantasy with the arrival of Version 4.0. This introduces players to a...

Warcraft Rumble preps sieges, raids, and druids for this summer

Blizzard's mobile battler Warcraft Rumble released its first content preview this week that highlighted this summer's upcoming features. On May 29th, Season 6 debuts...

The Daily Grind: What are your plans for World of Warcraft’s Pandaria Remix?

I confess that I've gone from being a little taken aback at the idea of World of Warcraft's Pandaria Remix to a huge fan...

Lord of the Rings Online goes underground with Update 40: Beneath the Surface

Who's ready to dive back underground in Lord of the Rings Online? Well, don't you all start whooping and hollering in agreement there. No...

The Daily Grind: Do you still have any launch day characters in your MMOs?

One of the reasons that I always like going back to Star Wars: The Old Republic is that it's the only MMO that I...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 469: Zoning out

Justin and Bree take a whole show to discuss MMORPG zones and zone design: what we like, what we don't like, and specific zones that stand out for us.

Diablo IV’s ‘Loot Reborn’ overhaul patch arrives today

Diablo IV is upping its loot game quite literally with the arrival of today's quality-of-life patch and Season 4. Loot Reborn aims to correct...

WoW Classic expounds upon Cataclysm’s content rollout next week

If you aren't being distracted by Retail's Pandaria Remix, perhaps you'll take a further step back with next week's launch of Cataclysm in WoW...

Among Us plans new roles, cosmetic outfits, and more cross-promotions

Are we too far into 2024 for a game studio to be putting out a yearly roadmap? Probably, but that's not going to stop...

Mabinogi’s May patch smooths out dungeon difficulty and increases inventory stacks

All right class, who here remembers Mabinogi? You know, that Welsh-themed fantasy MMO that your one friend always raved about back in the day...

Lord of the Rings Online readies Update 40 and new supporter pack for this week

Cue your "it's happening" animated gifs because Update 40 is finally coming to Lord of the Rings Online this week after multiple rounds of...

The MOP Up: Conan Exiles celebrates its sixth anniversary

Who's spent six years crushing enemies, driving them out of camps, and hearing the lamentation of their livestreams? It's Conan Exiles, of course, which...

One Shots: Where’s the seatbelt on this thing?

As flashy and fun as it might be to adventure in a galaxy far, far away, I don't think any of us would last...
so bye

Fallen Earth and APB Reloaded celebrate Little Orbit Week six years after their acquisition

Believe it or not, it's now been six years since Little Orbit acquired Gamers First, and along with it, APB Reloaded and Fallen Earth....

Corepunk could be launching into early access by late summer

We know what you're thinking: Corepunk is going to further delay. And you're partially right but mostly wrong. The studio did announce that it...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is it worth being a zone completionist in LOTRO?

We need to start today's column with one important disclaimer: There's no right or wrong way to play Lord of the Rings Online, only...

The Daily Grind: Will Dune Awakening miss the popularity boost from the movies?

Timing, as they say, is everything -- and time doesn't seem to be on Dune Awakening's side, at least if Funcom wanted to get...

Fallout 76 previews June’s Skyline Valley update and its ‘fearsome North American turkeys’

Fallout 76 players are champing at the bit for more content after a rather long drought, and Bethesda seems poised to deliver this June...

WoW Classic hosts a ‘welcome back weekend’ with free play through May 13 for Cataclysm’s pre-patch

These days, it feels as if World of Warcraft is trying to make you choose whether you want to live with WoW Classic or...