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

City of Titans’ senior gameplay engineer talks about creating super-powers

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Crafting perfect powers is essential for any superhero MMORPG. If they don't look, feel, or function in the impressive way that players expect, it...

The MOP Up: Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff moves into houses

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Swords 'n Magic and Stuff is constructing its housing update this month on September 17th! The devs talked about the Farm 'n Forge update...

One Shots: En garde!

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It's not always the type of sword but how you hold it, the masters say. And if you've got the spirit of a duelist...

Blizzard’s Vicarious Visions says bringing Diablo II to consoles was ‘a labor of love’

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With Diablo II: Resurrected's launch a couple of weeks away, Blizzard's Vicarious Visions is taking the opportunity to share about how the project was...

LOTRO Legendarium: Analyzing the first look at Brawler and Legendary Items 3.0

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Friends, I am genuinely so excited to be a Lord of the Rings Online player these days. It feels like this year in the...

The Daily Grind: What elements make for a truly great MMO dungeon?

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Not all MMO dungeons are created alike. Some were assembled by C-minus students in shop class, slapped together with rusty nails and bare minimum...

Fallout 76 goes ahead with Season 6 launch amid controversy

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It's not been a week when you'd want to work at Bethesda on Fallout 76. First, the studio had to sully its big fall...

Elyon delays launch to October 20th to swap to a free-to-play model

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Remember back when Elyon locked in a launch date of September 29th? It turns out that this was more of a soft-lock, really, giving...

EverQuest starts selling monthly perks on top of subscriptions

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How can Daybreak milk even more money out of subscribers? EverQuest is trying out a new à la carte promotion to add monthly bonuses...

Lord of the Rings Online tests Brawler and Legendary Items 2.0, reveals fall expansion name: Fate of Gundabad

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It's as big of a week for Lord of the Rings Online as possible without an actual release. That's because Standing Stone Games finally...

Global Chat: World of Warcraft’s kick in the pants, Guild Wars 2’s choice paralysis

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What happens when an MMORPG gets a big kick in the pants from both critical lashings and a company-wide scandal? It may actually get...

Fallout 76 releases Fallout Worlds but postpones Season 6

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It's a big update day for Fallout 76 -- but not quite as big as originally intended. While the post-apocalyptic game is pushing out...

Jagex stamps out an Old School RuneScape mod prior to release, players organize a protest [Updated]

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(We've updated at the end with Jagex's latest statement.) An Old School RuneScape modder is steaming after Jagex sent out a letter demanding that the...

The Daily Grind: Should there be an MMO ‘caretaker’ company for unwanted titles?

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched through the entirety of Vanguard's Jeff Butler's three-hour interview concerning MMO projects that he worked on and...

T3Fun is shutting down its version of Granado Espada this month

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Considering that no updates or even maintenance has been done on Granado Espada (also called Sword of the New World) over the past year,...

Lord of the Rings Online to preview Brawler class and Legendary Item improvements this week

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Lord of the Rings Online fans are due for a preview of their future this week, as SSG is running a preview test for...

Sony puts an end to free first-party PlayStation 5 game upgrades

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Bad news for PlayStation 5 owners looking to upgrade their libraries: Sony said that it's putting an end to the practice of upgrading first-party...
Why is this someone's crappy destination wedding.

The MOP Up: Perfect World Mobile celebrates its second anniversary with extra bonuses

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Perfect World Mobile just reached its second birthday, and with that comes a string of extra goodies, bonuses, login rewards, and even a special...

Blade and Soul plunges into a new forest dungeon on September 8

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With several MMOs pumping out patches on September 8th, Blade and Soul is going to have to work extra hard to get your attention....

One Shots: Nostalgia overload

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Elder Scrolls Online certainly isn't shy about cashing in on the entire series' popularity, despite being a prequel. There are plenty of places in...

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