Justin Olivetti


Senior Reporter

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
Party down.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 425: A disturbance in the Force of SWTOR

Justin and Bree discuss the SWTOR move to Broadsword, news from the Summer Game Fest, the Reddit blackout's impact on the MMO community, anniversaries for Neverwinter and Marvel Heroes, and patches for EVE Online and No Man's Sky, plus adventures in LOTRO and Diablo IV.

EVE Online launches its Viridian summer expansion today [Update: It’s live!]

EVE Online's big summer expansion is finally here, and CCP Games is hoping that players will embrace its theme of "Express Your Identity." The Viridian...
Musical what

Tower of Fantasy is coming to PlayStation without cross-platform play – and the devs aren’t happy about it at all

It's not every day that you see a game studio openly frustrated with its own publisher, so gather the kids around the computer screen...

Lord of the Rings Online boss is ‘very psyched’ about possible big lag fix

Everybody's number one complaint with Lord of the Rings Online is, of course, server performance and lag. And it's to this end that Standing...

Dune Awakening video shows off its five pillars of design: ‘Play the way you want to play’

With Dune: Part 2 coming to movie theaters later this year, excitement for this long-running franchise is pretty high. That's especially true when you...
Ox in, free.

The MOP Up: Neverwinter buffs its companion healing factor by up to 100%

Neverwinter's medically minded companions received a massive infusion of green numbers this past week, as Cryptic buffed those particular pets by a significant amount. "We...

One Shots: Lost in a quest-free painting

So you're stuck in a painting. Don't panic, for starters. Sure, you're compressed to a 2-D existence, but it isn't all bad. The scenery...

Neverwinter celebrates 10th anniversary with free companions, VIP time, and new content on the PTS

All hail Neverwinter! It was 10 years ago on June 20th, 2013 that Cryptic's Dungeons & Dragons MMO launched. So you best believe that...

Project Gorgon stops tickling fish — and starts angling for them

Everyone's favorite skill-prolific MMORPG is getting serious about its fishing. Project Gorgon's June 1st patch expanded the Angling skill to go beyond "tickling" fish...

The Daily Grind: What gaming ‘chores’ do you find yourself doing in MMOs?

When I divide up the activities of my life, I find that they generally fall into three categories: the ones that I do to...

Battle Bards Episode 225: Embers Adrift

One of the newer MMOs on the market, Embers Adrift leaned hard into tougher PvE gameplay and the darkest of dark nights. But how...

New World lets testers have the first crack at the new Sandwurm Trial

The second round of testing for New World's upcoming Blood of the Sands content update is in progress, and with this phase comes two...

Diablo IV contends with server issues, Megan Fox promo, and Whoopi Goldberg yelling at Blizzard

The launch week for Diablo IV continues to be both enthusiastic and shaky, with server issues and unexpected downtime plaguing the online ARPG. Some...

Global Chat: MMO players’ reactions to Diablo IV’s launch and SWTOR’s studio move

As the online community once again gets swept up into the hellscape of Diablo, there are no shortages of opinions about the quality of...

LOTRO Legendarium: A breezy trip through King’s Gondor

It was only this past spring that I took my level 100 Minstrel through the lands of Gondor in Lord of the Rings Online....

Tower of Fantasy merges dozens of servers all over the world today

The anime-inspired Tower of Fantasy is cinching its belt and scooping all of its players into the same place with a massive round of...

AdventureQuest 3D confirms four new classes and player housing is in the works

You know what's an underrated little MMO that's pretty slick and offers plenty of cross-platform play? AdventureQuest 3D. There's always something new to see...
Our faith has been rewarded!

Perfect Ten: MMOs that ghosted us after talking a big game

There's nothing worse as a fan of games to buy into all of the hype and previews of a promising-looking project only to see...
So here's your problem.

World of Warcraft preps ‘welcome back’ gifts for lapsed characters

Another promotion is in the works to lure lapsed World of Warcraft players back to the fold. According to the updated patch notes on...

The Daily Grind: What are your top three most anticipated MMOs?

Blue Protocol. Throne and Liberty. Wayfinder. Ashes of Creation. Pantheon. Star Citizen. Palia. Ship of Heroes. Corepunk. Soulframe. Dune Awakening. Nightingale. Tarisland. I could keep...