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

Greed Monger is dead in the water; sole programmer quits

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The future looks quite grim for Greed Monger today, as its lead programmer, James Proctor, announced on the game's social media accounts that...

Have fun in Guild Wars 2’s ‘jungle playground’

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Just because Guild Wars 2 is adding more zones with Heart of Thorns doesn't mean that these maps will be the same-old experiences with...

OnLive shutting down, sells Sony some of its assets

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The OnLive cloud gaming service is shutting down, and the firm has sold Sony some of its assets, according to a dev blog. The OnLive...

RIFT turns a raid into an instant adventure playground

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Raids are usually the purview of, y'know, raiders in MMOs, which is unfortunate as much of the game's population won't get to see all...

Need a Guild Wars 2 story refresher? Here you go.

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Whether you've played through Guild Wars 2's living story to date and haven't kept every detail straight or you need some help in untangling...

Mu Online adds the Grow Lancer and a new season

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Mu Online's about to get a bit bigger next Tuesday with the advent of Season X. See kids? Roman numerals haven't gone out of...

Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain opens for business

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Blackrock Mountain, the second solo adventure pack for Hearthstone, is now live in the game. Well, we should say that the first wing is...

‘Big damn patch’ arrives in H1Z1

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There are patches, there are big patches, and then there are big damn patches. H1Z1 updated with the latter today, adding in several significant...

10 ways MMOs have changed the real world for the better

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Are MMOs pointless time-wasters, the bread and circuses of the modern era, or do they make positive, meaningful contributions to the real world? Well,...

A look at DC Universe Online’s gung-ho munitions powerset

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Not every superhero was bitten by a radioactive arachnid or born with jacked-up genes; some heroes must pull themselves up by their boostraps and...

Crowfall reorganizes after Kickstarter, prepares for summer pre-alpha test

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While Crowfall may be running silent following its Kickstarter campaign, it doesn't mean that the team is coasting. On the contrary, things might have...

Elite: Dangerous begins Mac beta test

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Mac users, you are cleared for departure. Set a course for the beta star system and engage, although be warned: It may get a...

Ghost in the Shell Online heading to North America first

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Ever get bummed when MMOs are released in Asia and then, eventually (or perhaps never) ported to other regions? Well, this time around one...

Massively OP’s MMO April Fools’ Day roundup, 2015 edition

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It's April 1st, and in the MMO space that means that studios morph into merry tricksters and devious liars. But how will you keep...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a stripped-down mobile version of your favorite MMO?

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The (as of yet unspecified) plans to create a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI touches on a sore subject for me: the lack...

Jukebox Heroes: Seven MMOs with player music systems

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A few weeks ago I asked the Massively Overpowered community if all MMOs should come with player music systems. In my opinion, at least,...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks the personal story for a solo finish

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If you -- like a certain unnamed but devastatingly handsome Massively Overpowered writer -- have stalled out on the final stage of Guild Wars...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 8

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Skyforge, LOTRO, Dungeon Fighter Online, Pillars of Eternity, EverQuest's progression server, and wardrobe systems in WildStar, RIFT, and SWTOR, with mailbag questions on the MMORTS genre and how F2P cheapens gameplay.

Neverwinter launches on Xbox One

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You've played the MMO while sitting hunched forward at your computer -- now it's time to enjoy Neverwinter while slouching back on your couch...

Descent: Underground gets the thumbs-up from Steam Greenlight

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Just as Descent: Underground passed the halfway mark in its Kickstarter funding, the project also got the official greenlight from Steam. Descent was approved...

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