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

Das Tal starts alpha sign-ups

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Das Tal, the PvP sandbox brought to you by the color tan, has started accepting alpha sign-ups by the bravest of the brave. Of...

Fallen Earth fixes lag issues, works on new content

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A short but welcome state of the game post for Fallen Earth yesterday revealed that the developers have been hard at work fixing various issues...

First impressions of Skyforge beta, part one

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Slowly but surely, Skyforge has climbed my interest ladder until I was genuinely eager to check it out in its beta state. It's an...

Halo Online is coming to Russia only

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Several years ago Halo fans were excited to learn that their favorite franchise was set to receive the MMO treatment. While that project ultimately...

Browser kingdom sim Illyriad celebrates its fifth anniversary

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Not a lot of browser-based MMOs make it to their half-decade mark, which is why it's impressive to see the scrappy kingdom sim Illyriad...

Happy birthday, SMITE

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Hi-Rez's MOBA SMITE turns one year old today. Confetti! Balloons! Free stuff! Yes, the devs are running a giant sale on gems, god packs,...

APB: Reloaded PC server merges incoming

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Starting next month, APB Reloaded will be merging its current PC population in the west onto two improved servers, one in Europe and one...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a love/hate relationship with an MMO?

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For the most part, my MMO gaming world is pretty black and white. If I enjoy a game, then I'm playing it. If I'm...

Starship Empire gives you command of your own ship and crew

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How much would a decent intergalactic starship cost? If you said $10,000, you are totally dreaming -- but you also might be in luck...

Sylvanas joins Heroes of the Storm’s line-up

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Deadly but beautiful Sylvanas Windrunner is the latest champion to join Heroes of the Storm's legendary roster. Today's patch added the ranger, who uses...

Global Chat: Tripping over colors in MMO play

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Have you ever thought about what it would be like to play an MMO while affected by colorblindness? A guest writer over at Epic...

Blizzard sues Chinese mobile games studio for Warcraft infringement

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Chinese mobile game studio Lilith Games is the target of a new lawsuit by Blizzard Entertainment for allegedly infringing on copyrighted material from the...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 7

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Justin and Bree discuss EVE Fanfest, ArcheAge's dolphingate, the PWE/Cryptic layoffs, Elder Scrolls Online's B2P relaunch, FFXI's maintenance mode, Guild Wars 2, and The Secret World, with mailbag questions on Sword Coast Legends and NWN.

City of Heroes dev answers more lore questions for game’s anniversary

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City of Heroes is dead; long live City of Heroes! The superhero MMO would have been 11 years old next month but for an...

Trove adding fishing, ships, and pirates

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Trove players are being called to don their galoshes and pack up their tackle box, as the game is preparing to unload a new...

The Secret World extends its multi-issue sale to veterans, throws week-long event

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Nobody likes getting cut out of a good deal. When The Secret World announced that it was selling a generously discounted "enhanced player experience"...

Crowfall passes $1.4 million in fundraising, eyes Minotaurs

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In the final hours of Crowfall's Kickstarter campaign, the community and studio are racing to see just how high they can push that final...

RuneScape adds its 200th quest

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A new quest in RuneScape is something to be celebrated and enjoyed, as that MMO's quests often go far above and beyond menial tasks....

Final Fantasy XI welcomes spring with this week’s update

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It's terribly hard to believe that it's already spring, particularly if you're watching a glacier slowly envelop your neighborhood in the northern hemisphere. Fortunately,...

Players seek world record for longest Hearthstone turn

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By setting up a chain reaction of around 240,000 arcane missiles targeting a player who cannot be killed at the moment, two players have...

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