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

Shadowrun Online lands physical distributor, adds February patch

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Shadowrun Online's future prospects as a sustainable title have gone up sharply now that the game has found a physical distributor. Cliffhanger Productions signed...

Guild Wars 2 rethinks the defiance system for Heart of Thorns

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Just when you thought it was safe to enter an expansion jungle, think again. The Guild Wars 2 dev team is hard at work...

Skyforge announces closed beta start and sells Founder’s Packs

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Skyforge wannabe deities, you may want to clear your calendar for early next month because closed beta is coming! The team announced today that...

SMITE adds the warrior Bellona to the fray

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SMITE has taken another giant step forward as the MOBA has introduced its first true female warrior to the champion pantheon. Bellona is a take-no-prisoners...

City of Titans shows old test environment before scrapping it

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New games don't spring into being overnight; they take lots of work and incremental steps to a finished product. That goes double for a...

Global Chat: Business model first, game construction second

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Welcome back to Global Chat, the column where we reach out and give props to interesting and well-written articles from the MMO blogosphere. Today...

League of Legends adds Bard, the Wandering Caretaker

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Do you like roaming around and picking up random junk on the ground? Then you might be the perfect player type to handle League...

DCUO cracks down on Hades raid exploit

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Players who took advantage of an exploit in the new DC Universe Online Hades raid faced the ire of the Daybreak Game Company this...

Path of Exile has plans for ‘years’ of expansions

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A rather extensive (and we do mean extensive) Path of Exile developer Q&A revealed that the game and studio is growing nicely. "There are...

Guild Wars 2 allows you to preview locked dyes

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Want to know exactly how that new dye is going to look before you drop some serious money on it? Guild Wars 2 understands,...

Skycastles take flight in TERA’s newest patch

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Hope you're not afraid of heights, for skycastles have arrived in TERA. The gravity-defying guild houses are just part of yesterday's Patch 30.09. Guilds won't...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best sound design?

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We pay a lot of attention to what we're seeing in MMOs, but have you ever stopped to really process what you're hearing? Sound...

Linkrealms reboots as an open PvP server

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As the name of the brand-new Phoenix server implies, Linkrealms is rising from the ashes of oblivion to deliver a fresh experience for players. Linkrealms,...

World of Warcraft goes live with Patch 6.1

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It may be one of World of Warcraft's smaller content updates, but Patch 6.1 still squeaks into that category with several quality-of-life improvements to...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 3

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Justin and Bree discuss SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes, EverQuest Next, Storybricks, Neverwinter, Crowfall's Kickstarter, and Skyforge, with mailbag questions on Livefyre and MMO IPs.

Crowfall pushes its Game of Thrones connection

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If you've gotten the eerie feeling that Crowfall is not-so-subtly trying to establish a connection in fans' minds between the MMO and the hit...

H1Z1’s Hizzy Awards showcase player achievements

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Now that the Oscars are over, where will award show junkies go to get their fix? Never fear: Daybreak has you covered with the...

TERA dungeon triggers player controversy

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A new TERA dungeon named Ghillieglade has raised the ire of European players who discovered that the "extremely easy" instance delivers incredible rewards with...

Crowfall: The ultimate union of MMOs and strategy

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What do you get when you take a few of the most experienced developers in the MMO industry and give them the freedom to...

The Daily Grind: Are you still on board with EverQuest Next?

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The Daybreak buy-out. Mass layoffs. No more Storybricks. And it might not even be free-to-play! There are plenty of reasons to go all Chicken Little...

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