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

The Sims 5 will apparently invoke the spirit of – wait for it – The Sims Online

With 20 million players and six years of life under its belt, The Sims 4 has been a long-running powerhouse for the franchise. However,...

Battle Bards Episode 161: Dragon Quest X

While Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV is enjoying rousing success here in the west, its other MMO — Dragon Quest X — never made...

The MOP Up: SWTOR’s subscription tauntauns smell great on the outside

For all who subscribe to Star Wars: The Old Republic, there's a new gift waiting for you under your seat. You get a...

Global Chat: Do you binge-play MMOs?

With TV streaming services that dump entire seasons of shows on us at once, we have become a society that is used to binging...

One Shots: Making a good thing look even better

We all like to look our very best, especially when we're taking screenshots of our favorite MMOs for public consumption. So why not use...
Have you heard?!

The Game Archaeologist: The rise of Guild Wars

In early 2005, World of Warcraft mania was rising exponentially, month over month. But even as Blizzard's MMO juggernaut barreled toward its full...

Guild Wars 2’s massive balance patch eyes major nerfs

There's a big, big update coming for Guild Wars 2 players -- and no, it's not another Living World Saga thingy. This one...
You have so many options, giving one more away won't kill ya.

The Daily Grind: How do you find an MMO guild?

One question that gets periodically bounced to the MOP Podcast is how we go about finding guilds. I sense that this is a...

Ashes of Creation shows off alpha progress and a four-winged falcon

Intrepid Studios, the creative force behind the fantasy MMO Ashes of Creation, is taking bold strides forward in communication this year. Following

Blizzard limits Warcraft III: Reforged’s custom game scene as players complain over missing features

We don't know how closely you've been following the launch of Warcraft III: Reforged, but it is not Happy Fun Times over in...

Torchlight III zeroes in on the Sharpshooter, warns of a wipe

How have you been coping with Torchlight Frontiers' transition away from an MMO and toward the limited multiplayer Torchlight III? I'm going...

Dauntless studio Phoenix Labs acquired by Singapore-based games company Garena

With 20 million players and multiple platforms under its belt, Dauntless is a hot property in the gaming world. So it should come...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite MMO spin-off?

A successful online game has the potential to draw in crowds and revenue. If it's successful enough, the studio might even splurge for a...

Neverwinter’s Feast of Lanterns brings you all the rats you could ever want

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2020 is the Year of the Rat. I feel this is a marketing challenge for the year, as rats...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 257: Daybreakup

Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's split up, Tencent's Funcom bid, Torchlight Frontiers becoming a non-MMO, Temtem's early access, Rend's sunset, and DDO's new expansion, plus adventures in Neverwinter, STO, SWG, CoH, and Trove, and a mailbag discussion on changing MMO goals.

MMO sim Identity breaks silence to cite funding problems and ask for community help

Considering that we haven't heard a peep from the indie life simulator Identity for a half-year now, we were starting to assume the...

EVE Online: DDOS, sale, and the player auction that brought in $33,000 for charity

Never let it be said that games can't make a difference. One EVE Online player, struck by the tragedy of the Australian bushfires,

Star Trek Online: Tenth anniversary giveaways, lifetime sale, and story leak

Outer space has never been so active as it is right now thanks to Star Trek Online's 10th anniversary. Cryptic is handing out...

The MOP Up: Dofus gives its 2020 roadmap

After a wild 15th year anniversary, Dofus is prepared to crank out a great 2020. The game's roadmap outlined the upcoming year (brought...

Fractured plans another alpha test for late February

It's been a while since we last checked in with Fractured, so let's see what this indie MMO project is up to these...

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