Justin Olivetti

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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

Trademarks hint at big changes for Daybreak Game Company

Could Daybreak Game Company be about to split into two -- or more -- studios? Recent trademark filings on behalf of Daybreak suggest that...

The Daily Grind: How can MMOs better guide you through endgame activities?

One of my constant frustrations with MMOs is that they are generally good at explaining the game, its systems, and means of progression early...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 228: Justin, interrupted

Justin and Bree discuss anticipated MMOs, Warframe, FFXIV, WoW Classic, Pagan Online, Fallout 76, RuneScape, Blue Protocol, and Elite Dangerous, with mailbag questions on how MMOs find audiences and how we pick which MMOs to cover.

Lord of the Rings Online shares its huge Update 24 soundtrack

One of the more underrated contributions to the MMORPG music scene these days is coming from a guy you may never have heard of:...

Blue Protocol’s new trailer shows a vibrant world of adventure

Could Japan be making the next great MMO? It's hard not to feel a spark of hope flare up when watching the debut...

One Shots: Pointy things in space

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a multi-trillion credit starship that's in absolute mint condition! As you drive it off the lot,...
Exploitation.

Netflix is making The Division movie with a new director

The Division's cinematic adaptation is picking up steam, especially now that it has a home on the popular Netflix streaming platform. Ubisoft...

Global Chat: Stressing about WoW Classic’s community

Late June's World of Warcraft Classic stress test gave many MMO bloggers plenty to talk about, with pros and cons being lobbied about...
This took some work.

The Game Archaeologist: Ironman modes and elective permadeath

One facet of video games that's been around almost since the very beginning is difficulty levels. This allowed the player to choose how hard...
It looks better.

A communications blackout threatens EVE Online

The recent Triglavian invasions of EVE Online's galaxy is starting to impact the player population in an unexpected quarter: by denying pilots the...

The Daily Grind: How do you pass the time until your crowdfunded MMO launches?

While reading the informative interview from Camelot Unchained's Mark Jacobs the other day, it hit me how long it has been since...
Smug twit.

The Daily Grind: What one modern feature would you bring to WoW Classic?

Want to send your ardent World of Warcraft Classic proponent into an unscripted fit of rage? Insist strongly that while the retro server...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 227: Your letters, our answers!

Justin and Bree dip into the mailbag for a full clean-out! Topics include City of Heroes and sunsets, offensive names, player housing, returning to MMOs, MMO associations, memorabilia, Hytale, modding, and whether early access would've saved WildStar.

Nexon’s special day reveals MapleStory, TalesWeaver, and Baram mobile games

Last week, Nexon held the second of its 2019 Media Days to make a series of announcement about new and upcoming games. Of...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Pokemon Go conjure summer events

Niantic is keeping the ball rolling on its two big properties this summer. While Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is barely a Year One...

LOTRO Legendarium: Which Lore-master pet should you use?

Ever since the first year of Lord of the Rings Online's operation, I've always been head-over-heels for the Lore-master class. Everything about it...

Champions Online salutes patriotism in spandex

We are still rubbing our eyes in disbelief that Cryptic Studios is actually investing development effort into the long-neglected Champions Online --...

Crowfall promises to appeal to the full Bartle spectrum

Almost every MMO player has heard of Richard Bartle's Taxonomy of Player Types. You know, it's that chart where gamers are segmented according...
Da-boo-di.

Blue Protocol travels through time and space to bring you a new anime MMO

Here's a fun surprise for those who need something those not into Naga and Viera this week: a brand-new MMORPG announcement from Bandai...

Mike Morhaime waxes nostalgic about the crunch of early Blizzard

Do you miss Mike Morhaime? The former Blizzard president stepped off the main stage last fall as he handed the reins of the studio...

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