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

Twitch lowers a (temporary?) banhammer on Donald Trump

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Following the shameful events of this past week in Washington D.C. during which an outgoing U.S. president urged supporters to storm the Capitol, many...

Free Realms rogue server Sunrise begins taking beta sign-ups

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With this past December's sale of Daybreak to a new owner, it brings to mind all of the MMOs that didn't make it to...

Crowfall’s first beta patch of 2021 includes a revamped leveling system

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As the crow flies into 2021, it sees a glorious feast before it -- a feast full of downed players, beta testing, and... could...

Path of Exile recaps all its expansions leading up to tomorrow’s reveal

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The next big chapter in Path of Exile's history is set to be unveiled on January 7th, as Grinding Gear is hosting a...

Lord of the Rings Online’s musicians push back against the cold with Winterstock 8

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As the Yule Festival wraps up and the long, cold nights settle into Lord of the Rings Online, one kinship is looking to...
Hope for light.

Perfect Ten: The top MMOs to watch in 2021

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"MMOs are dead!" "MMOs are dying!" "We didn't get any good MMO releases this past year!" While I won't argue with the last one there,...

Torchlight III is coming to Xbox Game Pass next week

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After a not-quite-so-spectacular launch season for Torchlight III, the team at Echtra Games is hoping that it can bolster the online ARPG going...

The Daily Grind: How much time do you get to play MMOs every day?

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It occurred to me the other day that I honestly have no idea how much time the average MMO player gets to indulge in...

Gemini Station is a text-based sci-fi MMO you can play from anywhere

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Text-based MMOs have come a long, long way since their olden days with monochrome monitors and fizzling baud modems. Newer text-based titles might surprise...
Give me hope that help is coming when I need it most.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 303: The 2021 new year MMO roundtable

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Justin, Bree, Chris, MJ, and Tyler discuss holiday MMO playtime, the MOP awards, anticipated MMOs, and the state of the site in our annual roundtable.

Upcoming MMO SEED’s playtest video is un-bear-able

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With more playtests on the way for community colony simulator SEED coming this year, it's nice to get a glimpse at what we...

A3: Still Alive racks up two million downloads, pushes out second update

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Launched last November, Netmarble's A3 sought to establish a foothold on the competitive mobile MMO market -- and with two million downloads...

Fortnite’s Epic Games snaps up a… shopping mall for its new HQ

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Did any of you spend time as a kid playing that Mall Madness board game where you got to shop for pretend stuff with...

Albion Online saw an ‘ever-growing population’ in 2020, promises mobile release in 2021

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As many game studios are doing right now, Albion Online's Sandbox Interactive is pausing to take stock of the year that has passed...

Global Chat: Checking out EverQuest II’s Reign of Shadows

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Haven't had time to check out EverQuest II's latest expansion yet? Telwyn from GamingSF has you covered with some first impressions of Reign...

One Shots: Your eye is at stake!

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What did you get for the holidays? If it was anything other than a weapon to fight super mutants in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, then...

MMO guide maker Dulfy is OK but has stepped away from content creation

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One of the big mysteries of 2020 was the abrupt disappearance of the prolific, beloved, and incredibly helpful MMO guide maker Dulfy. After...

LOTRO Legendarium: LOTRO’s history in 2020 and hopes for 2021

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Just as how Sam and Frodo experienced depths of despair and heights of hope in their journey to Mount Doom, Lord of the...
Slice

The Daily Grind: What are your 2021 gaming goals?

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Congrats! You've managed to survive one of the toughest years of your life, and you looked amazing doing it! In fact, how do you...
Leaf it up.

Battle Bards Episode 184: MapleStory 2

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Nexon’s late, doomed MapleStory 2 gets a resurrection of sorts, as the Battle Bards salvage the soundtrack and deliver it, shining and sparkly,...

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