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

Heroes of the Storm World Championship coming to BlizzCon

With the well-fought Heroes of the Dorm tournament out of the way, Blizzard is preparing an even larger community event for

World of Warcraft goes on the offensive against bots

World of Warcraft botters, beware: Blizzard is coming after you hard. The studio said yesterday that it has leveled the banhammer...

The Repopulation adds diplomacy minigame with new patch

Wait, there are other ways to resolve conflict with in-game NPCs than to stab large holes in their torsos? The Repopulation seems to...

Raph Koster used MMO design to help revitalize a bar trivia game

You might know Raph Koster from his MMO legacy as a designer on Ultima Online or Star Wars Galaxies, or perhaps...

Rodinia War melds strategy and fantasy action

What flavors go well together? Peanut butter and chocolate, obviously. Sarcasm and stand-up comedians. Mario and mushrooms. And now, apparently, builder games and MMORPGs. This...

Heroes of the Storm devs talk Kael’Thas and character design

Wondering how Blizzard's developers choose from the studio's incredible roster of characters and then crafted those selections into Heroes of the Storm's...

Neverwinter cracks 1.6M players on Xbox One

If you're looking for Neverwinter's true success story, it might not be on the PC at all. Cryptic Studios announced today that...

Forsaken World Mobile will include five classes

When it launches, Forsaken World Mobile will come out of the gate strong with five classes from which to choose. According to the...

A Tale in the Desert preparing to restart with Tale 7

A Tale in the Desert's current "telling" -- Tale 6 -- has been running a long time, ever since its debut in 2011....

Crowfall backers can now gift a copy to a friend

If you have too much money burning a hole in your pocket and a good friend who didn't get on board with the

EVE Online’s Matt Woodward defects to Albion Online

EVE Online is less one developer today and Albion Online is richer by one, as Matt Woodward has jumped ship...

The Daily Grind: Has eating and drinking in MMOs become passé?

It's sometimes so odd to me what game mechanics aim to mimic real-life behaviors and activities while so much else is ignored. We drink,...

Jukebox Heroes: How Elite: Dangerous’ music put me into a mild coma

You know what gets me righteously angry? I shall tell you. I shall tell you, and then you shall share in my anger, you...

Sea-based sandbox Windward launches

Unfurl the sails, cut the jib, and swab the poop deck -- Windward launch, ho! The sea-based sandbox officially rolls out of drydock...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 13

Justin and Bree discuss WoW's sub decline, EQ Next, GW2's Dragonhunter, EQ progression servers, SWTOR harassment, and adventures in Marvel Heroes, Secret World, and Guild Wars, plus mailbag questions on SWG's PvP and pay-to-win.

Tree of Savior lands on Steam Greenlight

Will Tree of Savior get the thumbs-up from the gaming community? That's the big question now that the Korean title has landed on...

WildStar subreddit mod bans F2P and B2P discussions

Hope you didn't have plans to talk about WildStar's possible conversion to a new business model on Reddit because one of the game's...

ARK: Survival Evolved strands you on an island of dinosaurs

Do you have a weirdly shaped hole in your life that can be filled only by killing and riding dinosaurs (not necessarily in that...

Elder Scrolls Online loses two key devs, WoW picks up Moorgard from EQ Next

The MMO industry is a vibrant market that's always shifting as developers move between projects. So who has gone where lately? For starters, former

MapleStory 2 ends Korean CBT, eyes July open beta

Expect to hear a lot more about MapleStory 2 now that the game has wrapped up with its Korean closed beta test cycle....

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