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

DCUO returns to the Halls of Power with its next update

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With DC Universe Online's sped-up content delivery schedule, players fresh off of the munitions update now can look forward to a new hit of...

Shroud of the Avatar works on street signs as it preps Release 17

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Even things as small and seemingly mundane as street signs can represent a lengthy undertaking in the MMO development process. Shroud of the Avatar...

Lord of the Rings Online announces 8th anniversary awards

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Lord of the Rings Online turns -- wow -- eight years old this month, which means that the game is not only throwing an...

RIFT’s Echoes of Madness update arrives on April 15

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RIFT players salivating for Update 3.2 won't have much longer to go: Trion Worlds announced that Echoes of Madness will be launching on Wednesday,...

EverQuest II’s latest forum and Reddit drama

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EverQuest II players concerned about alleged excessive forum moderation after a suspension of one of the community's more prominent supporters and the studio focus...

One Shots: Early morning ride

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It's been a long tradition (from before my tenure) to use a black-and-white version of the first picture of the week for the header...

The Game Archaeologist: Roleplaying dreams in Underlight

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After years of digging into the field of classic MMOs, I know there aren't too many undiscovered titles that haven't been brought to my attention...

Champions Online leaves Cryptic North for Cryptic Studios

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Big (but not bad) news for Champions Online: The superhero title is relocating along with its team back to its original development studio. Senior Game...

The Daily Grind: What promised yet undelivered feature sticks in your craw?

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There are few things more annoying than a developer promoting an upcoming feature or change and then never delivering on it. Four expansions later,...

Cabal 2 has a leather class fetish

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Don't you dare think for a second how strange it is that MMOs segregate the player population not by who they are but by...

Sci-fi shooter Project Genom begins alpha testing

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Why can't intergalactic colonization ever go smoothly? There always seems to be at least one continent-shattering war that has to happen before the first...

Hearthstone unlocks Molten Core wing

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Hearthstone players will be treated to a blast from the past this week by visiting Molten Core as part of the Blackrock Mountain adventure...

Report: Whales make up majority of mobile F2P sales

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Whether or not developers like the term "whales," the truth is that big spenders are still very big business for free-to-play games. Gamasutra points...

LOTRO explains new legendary imbuement system, preps anniversary

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One of the big ticket items for Lord of the Rings Online's Update 16 is a revamp of the legendary item system with something...

Elder Scrolls Online sends out console transfer offer for older accounts

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For a limited time, Elder Scrolls Online is offering a deal to allow PC players to copy (not move) their accounts to the upcoming...

World of Warships begins selling pre-order bundles

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World of Warships may not be playable by all yet, but it will gladly accept your money now. Wargaming put several pre-order bundles on...

Anarchy Online and Lineage II to be inducted into the MMO Hall of Fame

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Say hello to the newest members of the MMO Hall of Fame: Anarchy Online and Lineage II. The nominating committee for the organization voted to...

Windward sets sail on May 12

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If the sea is calling to you yet you lack the bouyancy to be a truly successful marine conquerer, then it would probably be...

The Secret World fans prepare ‘investigation RP event’

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The Secret World has always had a vibrant roleplaying community, and now these players are creating the next big event for the game. A...

Hearthstone players achieve two massive records in day-long match

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Remember back when that crazy Hearthstone player wanted to set a record for the longest turn ever? Well, he's back with a new scheme...

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