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

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

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It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but we're only...

Fan leads the charge to revitalize Graal Online

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Graal Online is not a game that gets much press at all -- nor ever did, sadly. And it's perhaps because of this that...

Revival dev: ‘It is like literally being on a live TV show’

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The creators of Star Citizen's FPS module, Illfonic, are also hard at work on their horror MMO Revival. A new interview with Creative Director...

Otherland begins closed beta 2 test today

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Hear ye, hear ye: The second closed beta test for Otherland has commenced! The Otherland CBT 2.0 will feature an expanded version of the game,...

Perfect Ten: The Secret World moments that freaked me out

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I wouldn't say that The Secret World is a scary game. It's a game that has scares in it, to be sure, but you're...

PAX East 2015: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns storms PAX

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It's a huge weekend for Guild Wars 2 at PAX East, as the team is making Heart of Thorns available to the public for...

Funcom’s financials improved in Q4 2014 but are down year-over-year

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So do you want the good news or the bad news when it comes to Funcom's financials? The good news is that the studio...

Undead Labs’ Moonrise is coming to Steam

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The colorful creature battler Moonrise is heading to Steam as part of its 2015 rollout. Undead Labs announced that it has secured a place for...

The Daily Grind: Should all MMOs come with player music systems?

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While developing player music systems might seem like a superfluous effort, in my opinion it is a feature that should come standard in most...

Indie Harry Potter MMO slapped with cease and desist

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Let this be an important lesson to any would-be game designers: If you try to make a game based on a very well-known IP...

Nexon, Smilegate top eastern revenue charts

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Last year was a very good year indeed for Nexon, which made $393M in revenue in 2014. However, Smilegate clambered up to second place...

NCsoft’s games are going free-to-play in Japan

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NCsoft games are shedding their subscription requirements -- at least in Japan. MMO Culture is reporting that between March and April, NCsoft will be...

Project Morpheus signals Sony’s entrance into the VR arms race

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The Oculus Rift won't be the only gaming headset that people will be talking about in the near future. Sony announced this week that...

Trials of Ascension cancels second Kickstarter campaign

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What crowdfunding giveth, crowdfunding also withholdeth. This is the hard lesson that Trials of Ascension has had to learn, not once, but twice. Less than...

Crowfall will be powered by Unity 5

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The newly released Unity 5 cross-platform game engine will be responsible for driving at least one upcoming title: Crowfall. The team said that it's been...

Guild Wars 2 begins testing a streaming client

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Getting in to play Guild Wars 2 will happen faster than ever before, thanks to a new streaming client that is coming to the...

Former LOTRO employee dishes out behind-the-scenes secrets

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There's always more to every story than is often told, which is why it's fascinating to come across accounts like this one by former...

Camelot Unchained launches alpha, standalone builder

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After a short delay to track down some bugs, Camelot Unchained's alpha has begun for realsies. "We are proud and happy to tell you that...
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Jukebox Heroes: Glitch’s soundtrack

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As we continue to discover in the years after Glitch's closure, this was one underappreciated, unusual, and quirky MMO that deserved a lot better...

Storybricks has closed down

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It's been but a week and a half since we heard official word that Daybreak Game Company was cutting ties with Storybricks, and the...

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