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

Crowfall’s developers discuss Domains and Update 6.3

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As Crowfall's development team takes a moment to bask in the delivery of a big patch -- and before it starts ramping up...

The Daily Grind: How did the pandemic change your MMO gaming this year?

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It's certainly been an unprecedented year for all of us, especially with the coronavirus impacting pretty much all spheres of our daily life. Even...

Star Wars: The Old Republic adds daily rewards and an emote window to its test build

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Game Update 6.2 is looking more and more interesting for Star Wars: The Old Republic players, especially for those who appreciate a nice...
She has ideas.

Star Trek Online is about to upgrade its loadouts

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While furiously punching buttons might make you feel like you're a Starfleet officer trying to recalibrate the spatial whatever to defeat the technowhoosit, it...

Phantasy Star Online 2 digs into its Thanksgiving event, offers Guilty Gear and BlazBlue costumes

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Phantasy Star Online 2 is cranking up for a packed -- and delicious -- November. SEGA announced that the global MMO just kicked...

Guild Wars 2 is currently being rocked by disturbing earthquakes

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Suddenly, Guild Wars 2 is on very shaky ground, indeed. In-game, that is. Players are reporting that they're encountering strong rumbles and

WoW Classic explains its Sapphiron tuning, Blizzard raises sub price for Aussies

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With Naxxramas' release coming very soon here to World of Warcraft Classic, the devs are fine-tuning the boss encounters -- including a slightly...

Zombie MMO Dead Frontier 2 swells and grows after its early access launch

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Ever since it morphed into an open world MMO earlier this year, Dead Frontier 2 had our attention as a developing title....

World of Warcraft preps a Shadowlands launch test for Friday

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The hype is very, very real for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands right now, especially with a release candidate prepared and the...

Perfect Ten: 10 things to genuinely like about modern World of Warcraft

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Over the past year, it's been an interesting and illuminating experience to ping-pong back and forth between retail World of Warcraft and

Lord of the Rings Online tests a major PvP monster play balance pass

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Lord of the Rings Online's unique PvP scene -- which is called PvMP or "monster play" -- is one of the more underdeveloped...

ArcheAge Unchained is now selling an upgraded ArchePass bundle

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At this point, we need a small team of historians and all of the flow charts in the world to properly explain what

The Daily Grind: How do you keep yourself occupied during MMO content droughts?

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Sooner or later, every MMO seems to dip into a lengthy period of little to no development -- otherwise known as a "content drought."...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 296: Feywild, Markarth, and multiboxing

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Justin and Bree discuss Dungeons and Dragons Online, ESO Markarth, WoW multiboxing, Old School RuneScape, and Guild Wars 2 Truce, with mailbag topics on leadership influencing toxicity and a new generation of MMO minigames.
I blew things up!

Apex Legends studio Respawn projects a firm anti-crunch stance

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"We don't do crunch here" is the "ethically sourced whale blubber" label of the games industry -- and it's one label that Apex...

Open beta begins for pixel art adventure MMO Naïca Online

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Let's face it: The only way that Naïca could get any more cute is if it engaged in...

Star Wars: The Old Republic gets set to reveal its Mandalorian flashpoint

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Mandalorians aren't just about Baby Yodas and obsessive armor polishing; sometimes these elite warriors like to throw open their doors and host a wild...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Markarth DLC is live on console as ZeniMax promises free next-gen upgrades

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With the next-generation console launches coming very soon now, ZeniMax thought it was wise to push the release of Elder Scrolls Online's Markarth...

Gloria Victis lets you manage your own castle with the Bastion management system

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Forget measly player housing, with their pathetic little cottages and substandard dreams. If you're going to move into a virtual residence, why not a...

Ashes of Creation raised over $83k for Extra Life, so Intrepid’s Steven Sharif had to shave his beard

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Extra Life, the charity devoted to raising funds from gamers for children's hospitals, has the motto "Play Games, Heal Kids." We may suggest adding...

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