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: The return of skirmishes in Lord of the Rings Online

Out of all of Lord of the Rings Online's additional features that it has added post-launch, skirmishes have my vote as one of...

LOTRO and DDO are finally back online after nearly four days down

For a moment there, it looked as though the multi-day saga of LOTRO and DDO downtime was finally over. And then everything...

The Daily Grind: If MMOs scaled back on combat, what should fill that space?

I know that I'm not the first or the last person to accuse modern MMOs of being far to combat-centric in their design, but...
GO LEFT YOU IDIOT

Pantheon has begun sharing VIP dev roundtables with the public

Are you ready to be invited into Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen's VIP lounge? One of the perks of being a VIP supporter...

DDO and LOTRO’s one-day downtime is now at three days and counting

What began as a one-day downtime to work on a data center has now stretched into three days of offline status for both

Star Citizen’s new tutorial videos get you flying without the fuss

Not to be presumptive or anything, but this is one post that you might want to bookmark if you are ever thinking about trying...

Elder Scrolls Online promotes a new loremaster and plans a pet rock for the cash shop

Big changes are afoot in Elder Scrolls Online this week, starting with the anointing of a new loremaster on the team. You might...

LOTRO and DDO downtime extends into its second day as datacenter work continues

While we knew that yesterday's extended downtime for both of Standing Stone Games' MMOs was going to be lengthy, initially there was hope that...

EVE Online is heading to South Korea later this year

Hands up if you prognosticated this shocking development following Pearl Abyss' acquisition of CCP last fall: EVE Online is now coming...

Perfect Ten: Totally rad ’80s cartoons that would make bodacious MMORPGs

In another reality where our passion for MMORPGs is matched only by the power of nostalgia for the greatest era of cartoons, we would...

Dungeons and Dragons Online teases a new class and adventure packs to come in 2019

With both LOTRO and DDO down for most of today due to server work, there are plenty of MMO gamers looking for...

The Daily Grind: Does Neverwinter or DDO handle the D&D license better?

Ooh Justin, them's fightin' words! We don't often have the luxury of seeing two full-fledged MMORPGs handle the same intellectual property, especially in vastly different...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 210: The spice must flow

Justin and Bree discuss Funcom's Dune, Anarchy Online's prog, Elder Scrolls Online's Wrathstone, Atlas' wipe, Guild Wars 2's layoffs, DDO's Sharn expansion, and Outlaws of the Old West, with adventures in Eldevin, LOTRO, Paragon Chat, Trove, and SWG; a mailbag question on finding laid-back MMOs; and a sponsored segment on Black Desert.

Dual Universe showcases community ship creations in new alpha video

When you hear the word "voxel," chances are that chunky, Minecraft-like building blocks come to mind. But Dual Universe is bound and determined...
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Survival sandbox Outlaws of the Old West shares a sneak peek at its biomes

A new player on the unstable western gaming scene, Outlaws of the Old West looks like it has things more together than

Watch the rise and fall of the most popular Steam games of the last four years

For those of us who are visual learners (or heck, bar chart fanatics - and you know who you are), there's an interesting animated gif...

Get an advance look at Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Tiefling

The excitement is ramping up for Dungeons and Dragons Online: Masterminds of Sharn, the spring expansion that's already in testing on the Lamannia server....

LOTRO and DDO are going offline for a day thanks to server work

Hobbits are taking an extended siesta this week in Lord of the Rings Online. On Monday, March 4th, the game is coming down for...

The MOP Up: Space Engineers jury-rigs a release

Everyone knows that engineers are the unsung heroes of civilization, and space engineers doubly so! So join us in saluting Space Engineers, the...
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Global Chat: Off-the-cuff impressions of Anthem

If you like BioWare, high tech eye candy, blowing crap up, or riding the current wave of Hot New Game Releases, chances are that...

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