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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 Offices. In addition to news, he tackles The Road to Mordor, The Perfect Ten, Jukebox Heroes, the retrospective Game Archaeologist series, and Massively Speaking.

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Analyst predicts that Destiny will sell between 15M and 20M units

I think we all know that Destiny is going to be a very big launch when it happens this September, but one analyst has put a number to that feeling: 15 to 20 million copies sold. Cowen & Company Analyst Doug Creutz has been tracking the progress of Destiny, saying that it has topped the compa...

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Darkfall creates a new customizable user interface

Today's patch for Darkfall brings a major revamp to the user interface that's long been in the making. "We started changing things with the revisions we did to windows like chat, feats, and roles, and as it was expected, the time had come to give some attention to what we call internally the 'Fr...

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Star Trek Online throws bonus dilithium ore weekend

Live long and mine on! To boldly mine where no one has mined before! The needs of the mine outweigh the needs of the newbie... or the vet! Whatever your Star Trek Online mining credo, prepare to use it this weekend for Cryptic's bonus dilithium ore event. From today through Monday, July 28th, pl...

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Get a good (and hilarious) overview of Trove with this video

Have you ever caught yourself wondering what Trove is, exactly? Is it a sandbox? Is it a Minecraft clone? Is it a bizzaro pixelated version of Second Life? It's certainly hard to adequately describe what this quirky Trion Worlds title is going for, which is why it's simply better to see it. TheH...

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Anarchy Online introduces tradable subscription item

Anarchy Online has added a new subscription option into this 13-year-old game, allowing players to buy and sell game time in addition to its free-to-play and standard subscription packages. Patch 18.6.14 added GRACE (Grid Access Credit Extension), which is a $14.95 item that can be purchased and...

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ArcheAge's second beta event starts July 30th

With one jam-packed closed beta event out of the way, ArcheAge is revving up for another one. The title's second closed beta event, Settling Sail, will take place from Wednesday, July 30th, through Monday, August 4th. Trion Worlds announced that the first closed beta's servers filled up within 1...

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Trion Worlds grows to over 12 million players

In an interview with Forbes, Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman revealed that his studio's game portfolio and distribution has resulted in populations that number in the millions. "A year ago we were a company with two games," he said. "This year we are a company with three of our own MMOs, plus our f...

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The Daily Grind: How do you handle the wait for an anticipated game?

Time is so frustrating, because sometimes you want it to slow down, sometimes you want to reclaim the past, and many times you wish it would speed up so that you could get to the good stuff. It's especially hard for an MMO gamer who is waiting for the arrival of a much-anticipated title. Therefo...

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Global Chat: Doom and WAAAGH!

It's time for our second edition of Global Chat, the column that scours the blogosphere (or blogorama if you prefer) for engaging insights, intelligent essays, and whoopie cushion goofiness. We had a good response to our first column, so I'm glad you all want to hear more about what bloggers are sa...

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Massively Speaking Episode 306: Alternative advancement

The podcasters are heading back to Camelot this week ("it's only a model" "shh!") with a slew of reveals from this upcoming RvR MMO. Bree and Justin will also analyze the recent industry subscriber report to see what it means -- and how accurate it may or may not be. We're in for complex statistics...

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