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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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Wurm Online still offline, offers bounty for DDOS attacker

Wurm Online's 1.2 patch was supposed to herald a day of rejoicing for the community, but that quickly turned sour as a severe DDOS attack on its hosting forced the devs to take the game offline for over a day now. "Shortly after todays update we were the target of a DDOS attack and our hosting...

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WildStar's Adventures skew toward the unusual

Did you read Eliot's first-hand tour of WildStar's Adventure content and find yourself wanting to know more? Carbine Studios posted an excellent follow-up today giving players the full scoop on this unique group content. Adventures aren't to be confused with WildStar's dungeons and Shiphand...

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The Daily Grind: How can survival sandboxes keep the challenge fresh?

Shawn and I have had several conversations about the conundrum present in Fallen Earth. Namely, that the first part of the game is really exciting because you get that cool feeling of scrounging for survival and clawing your way out of the wasteland -- but then this turns into a different game when...

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Salem prepares for full wipe

The end of the world is nigh for Salem and it's rankling more than a few players' sensibilities. Earlier this month, the developers announced that they will be conducting a full wipe of Salem in an upcoming patch. This will reset the map and delete all characters in order to condense the...

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Jukebox Heroes: Allods Online's soundtrack

I'm particularly excited about this week's journey through MMO music because we're going to touch on one of those scores that doesn't get nearly enough of the respect it should. Like Runes of Magic's excellent OST, Allods Online's music is largely overlooked because the game itself isn't treated as...

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Epic Space Online presents space without borders

Let us introduce you to Epic Space Online, an MMO so epic, it says so right in the title. This indie game was developed by the Alpha Company and is currently available, although it's trying to get voted into the Steam Greenlight program for wider recognition and distribution. Epic Space Online...

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French MMO Therian Saga launches English open beta

Therian Saga has proven to be a modest hit in the French-speaking communities of Canada and Europe, amassing 50,000 players for the free-to-play sandbox title since summer 2013, and now it has opened its doors to the English-speaking community as well. Developer Virtys announced today that...

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Neverwinter to penalize PvP cowards, launches in Brazil

Neverwinter's upcoming PvP patch is shaping up to be significant, as Cryptic Studios has said that it will add in a matchmaking system and penalize players who leave early. The matchmaking system will lump players together for domination matches based on their skill ratings. What's a skill...

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Massively Speaking Episode 285: Back to the future

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. With NDA lifts and layoffs, previews and promises, this past week-in-MMO didn't leave us speechless. On the contrary, Justin and Bree have many words to utter about all of the craziness going on in the industry -- almost an entire hour's worth....

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Holy Blade Online begins open beta

Holy Blade Online (best acronym ever!) might not be a game you're aware of until this very second, but despite your ignorance it has gone ahead and started its open beta. PopPace announced that its "first self-developed" MMO starts open beta today. Holy Blade Online is an isometric free-to-play...

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