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

LOTRO Legendarium: Is Moria amazing – or agonizing?

In about a month, Lord of the Rings Online's progression servers will unlock their first expansion and take us deep into the mines...

Activision Blizzard expected to slash jobs after flat sales, loss of Destiny 2

Storm clouds are gathering above Activision Blizzard, a portent of bad sales and dire predictions: The publisher is expected to cut "hundreds" of jobs this...
Oh, please be all right.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO took the most effort to click with you?

I think that many of us MMO veterans have a story or two in our past that involves not getting a game the first...

Blackwake brings an indie pirate experience to your computer screen

Between last year's Sea of Thieves and this year's upcoming Skull and Bones, is there any room left in the pirate naval...

The Division 2’s private beta test is underway through next week

You've heard of an open beta, you've heard of a closed beta, but what the heck is a "private beta?" Sounds a little iffy,...

Project Winter thwarts group survival with dastardly traitors

Tell us if this sounds like a game you've played before: You and a handful of comrades are stranded far from civilization and must...

H1Z1’s PC team makes the game look more old-school than ever before

While it will never be mistaken for the ultra-colorful and cartoony Fortnite, H1Z1 -- sorry, Z1 Battle Royale -- is doing what...

Dark Age of Camelot bribes players to stop switching sides

It's time to head back to Camelot! No, not that one -- the original Mythic creation. Listen, if you arrive in the Middle...

Path of Exile previews its spooky haunted hideout

You've bought player housing in MMOs, you've even been assigned an apartment or two, but have you ever just... stumbled across an interesting abode...

Star Wars: The Old Republic battles the mother of all bugs next week

Even in a galaxy far, far away, pest control is an issue. Of course, this being Star Wars: The Old Republic, those pests...
We may also not be in Telara, either.

RIFT delivers a small patch, points to ‘future content releases’

Out of Gamigo's purchases from Trion Worlds, RIFT has fared especially poorly with very little in the way of development (or developers) in...

Perfect Ten: Hit franchises that were almost made into MMORPGs

For my money, there are few more tantalizing and agonizing thoughts than the great "What Ifs?" of the MMO genre. What if one title...
GO LEFT YOU IDIOT

The Daily Grind: Are you looking forward or backward with your MMO picks?

We do find ourselves in a very strange time to be MMO players. While there are plenty of titles in development and early access,...

1990s MMO Tibia adds ‘retro’ servers

Few online titles can boast the lifespan of Tibia, which launched 22 years ago in 1997. Fewer still can be that old and...

The day the music died: LOTRO nerfs Minstrels to the ground

Overpowered or powered-up fun? Lord of the Rings Online's Minstrel class was a fan favorite for many, but its strong performance, especially at...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 207: Bunny girls throughout Eorzea

Justin and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, Legends of Aria, RuneScape, Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, and Warframe, with mailbag topics on MMO endgames and battle royale modes in MMOs.

SWTOR avoids a formal 2019 roadmap but gives a peek at what’s to come

Star Wars: The Old Republic fans eager to hear a detailed roadmap for the game's 2019 run are bound to be disappointed by...

Anthem players rack up 40 million hours while BioWare preps launch

Do you have your calendar marked for February 22nd and the launch of Anthem? So does BioWare, and the studio is not taking...

TERA Europe is planning to launch a classic server

Is TERA ripe for a classic server experience? Gameforge apparently thinks so, as the European operator announced that it will be rolling...

LOTRO hints at Minas Morgul with new skirmish event

One of the big content drops reportedly coming to Lord of the Rings Online this year is the opening of Minas Morgul --...

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