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

Corepunk pushes its next alpha test into late April

So far, hybrid MMO Corepunk has taken its sweet time getting here -- and it doesn't look like that pace is going to change...

The Daily Grind: Do you participate in MMO lotteries or gambling?

Ever since I got back into Final Fantasy XIV, I've had to remember to take a daily trip up to the gold saucer to...

Extraction shooter Hawked has officially launched on PC and consoles

Billing itself as "the ultimate treasure hunt," extraction shooter Hawked officially released this week to PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. On Steam, reviews are already...

Classic Guild Wars just count six straight years of uninterrupted uptime

One of the admirable hallmarks of ArenaNet's Guild Wars franchise is that the studio is able to deliver hotfixes, patches, and even expansions without...

Wayfinder’s latest patch improves its performance and UI

If you felt like Wayfinder was too punishing on your gaming machine, you may want to return for this week's patch to see if...

Nightingale preps for early access launch with a FAQ and dev video

Will Victorian survivalbox Nightingale have it all together when it leaps into early access on February 20th? We're only a few days away from...

EverQuest II begins selling level 125 boost bundles

There's a new way to skip over levels and jet right to the top in EverQuest II -- provided that you have the disposable...

Perfect Ten: The 10 phases of MMORPG pre-launch hysteria

One of my private theories about MMO players -- one I'm now making public -- is that we all have the collective memories of...
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Lord of the Rings Online pushes closer to Update 39’s release as it tests more dungeons

Could Lord of the Rings Online's Update 39 be coming very soon? It's starting to feel that way, especially as the instance-heavy patch goes...
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The Daily Grind: What are the most recent three MMO classes you’ve been playing?

Take a deep breath and let go of the fear that we were going to fling some overly obtuse topic your way. Today is...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 457: Sailing into February with cannons blazing

Justin and Bree discuss Skull & Bones, FFXIV on Xbox, WoW Classic, New World, and Nightingale, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on day and night cycles and getting out of MMO gaming ruts.

Throne and Liberty reasserts a 2024 global launch as NCsoft releases a siege video

Here's a fun fact: Throne and Liberty is now over two months old on Korean servers. We'll absorb that information as we continue to...

Overwatch 2’s ninth season adds co-op mission and makes sweeping changes to heroes

You are the champions of the world... of Overwatch 2. That's the message that Blizzard is sending out as Season 9: Champions kicks into effect....

MapleStory’s Strawberry Farm Festival is the most spring thing you can do this winter

Just because there are arctic blasts, frost on the trees, and mysterious frozen white powder falling from the sky doesn't mean that you can't...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s latest U66 test includes tumbling and two more dungeons

The next round of testing for Dungeons and Dragons Online's Update 66 is underway and features two new dungeons and a fun "experimental feature." The...

You can now buy River Hobbits in Lord of the Rings Online with store currency

Even with Update 39 undergoing testing on Lord of the Rings Online's Bullroarer server, things are pretty quiet for our favorite Middle-earth MMO right...

War Thunder welcomes Lunar New Year with beefy Chinese tanks

With an increase of Lunar New Year celebrations in online games across the world, it's not quite as surprising that War Thunder wants to...

The MOP Up: Fae Farm launches a free demo

Was Fae Farm too rich for you blood? Now you can check it out for free on Nintendo Switch or PC thanks to a...

One Shots: Sky control to Major Tom

I have to imagine that there's no more stressful job in a galaxy far, far away than being an air traffic controller for Coruscant....

LOTRO Legendarium: How to walk away from LOTRO (for a while)

Even when you love an MMORPG a whole lot, it's rarely feasible to play it as steadily and at the same intensity over the...