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

One Shots: Bullet hell

If you ever find yourself staring down an impossible spray of projectiles and energy blasts flying every which way and you freeze like a...

ReWorld lets you build your own fantasy MMO world

According to the developers, it's "Ultima Online meets Gary's Mod." This is ReWorld, an upcoming multiplayer game that uses procesurally generated worlds that...

The Game Archaeologist: Project Copernicus

In the end, one of the biggest shames of the whole 38 Studios fiasco is that the MMORPG it was creating and the people...
enchantment!

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are enjoying a new lease on life these days?

Just because pretty much every MMO peaks pretty early and enjoys those 15 minutes of fame and glory before settling down with a family...

Atlas fires a broadside of patches as player retention stays strong

The Atlas team wasn't kidding when it said that it was going to be pumping out patches left and right going forward....

Ship of Heroes looks ahead to improved character editor and leveling tests in 2019

It's only natural to want to cheer on a group of superheroes, especially if they're making an MMORPG to fill the gap of one...

Battle Bards Episode 135: Battle for Azeroth

It’s Battle Bards vs. Battle for Azeroth — and only one victor will come out of this alive! Actually, the podcast trio is delighted...

Fallen Earth team vows to rebuild the game — which could involve a ‘complete reboot’

Is it sad or inspiring that a game like Fallen Earth gets more direct developer communication than many larger and more mainstream MMOs?...

Ashes of Creation snaps up another Daybreak dev, this time from H1Z1 Just Survive

Daybreak's loss is Ashes of Creation's gain. Again. Intrepid Studio's habit of roping in former developers from SOE and Daybreak continues, as former

Global Chat: How do we fight early access disasters?

With the year in MMOs ending on a sour note due to the botched rollouts of both Fallout 76 and Atlas, blogger...

Chronicles of Elyria cruises into 2019 with seemingly few major projects on the table

While Chronicles of Elyria attempts to keep its community busy and diverted with various events and lore and promotions, the question is,...

Astellia’s Korean beta update adds Avalon battlefield and legendary dungeons

Nexon's Astellia might not be on your radar as a possible eastern import -- but perhaps it should? The hybrid MMO/card game continues...

Fortnite’s boombox weaponizes rockin’ tunes

Boomboxes aren't just for John Cusack to declare his undying love outside of your bedroom window -- now the chunky music maker is now...
Dropping an album.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO freebie you’ve ever gotten?

I, like 99.99% of the world's population, loves free swag. I love me dorky t-shirts I'll never wear, I crave stress balls that pop...

MIA Online goes into no-wipe open beta on Android

If your name is Mia and you've been waiting your entire life to get the recognition you felt you deserved, then today is your......

Massively OP Podcast Episode 203: New year, same old loot

Justin, Bree, Eliot, and Chris team up for an end-of-the-year roundtable to recap our massive annual awards rollout, our holiday gaming fun, and the Atlas launch.

Dungeon Runners is ‘reborn’ as a fan emulator that’s coming in 2019

Anyone remember Dungeon Runners? NCsoft's quirky action-MMORPG never was a massive hit, but it did garner its fair share of loyal followers. The...

World of Warcraft fan creates a greatly improved Wrathgate cinematic

While Blizzard is undeniably masterful in its creation and use of cinematic cutscenes to propel the plot of World of Warcraft today, back...

LOTRO Legendarium: Eight tips for leveling up in Lord of the Rings Online

Typically around this time of the year, I'll offer up my wish list of features and changes that I'd like to see happen in...

Uncharted Waters Online sails into Steam’s port

Age of Sail sandbox Uncharted Waters Online cast its lines, lowered the plank, and boarded Steam this month in an effort to...

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