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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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Jane Austen MMO looks for funds and decorum

Say goodbye to swords and sorcery, and say hello to gossip and high society relationships! Ever, Jane, a social MMO that takes inspiration from the works of Jane Austen, is looking to raise funds through a Kickstarter project. Ever, Jane puts players into prim and proper avatars who build...

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Diablo III introduces you to the Reaper of Souls monster mob

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to meet your Reaper of Souls loot piñatas -- otherwise known as monsters. Blizzard gave its fans a first look at the creatures that will be giving players what for in Diablo III's upcoming expansion. The 10 creatures in the first look bestiary range from...

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State of Decay comes to the PC courtesy of Steam

PC gamers feeling left out while watching their Xbox comrades playing State of Decay can wipe those tears away; the zombie survival title has arrived on Steam. State of Decay is available through the digital distribution platform for a straight-up $19.99. If you're curious about Undead Labs'...

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Jukebox Heroes: RuneScape's soundtrack

How much music does the average MMO contain? It depends, of course, but I doubt that many games are able to reach the number that RuneScape does. Are you ready for it? It's 982 tracks. I'm dead serious. It's not just that RuneScape has been out since the beginning of the internet but that the team...

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Massively Speaking Episode 271: Preview central

Do you live for previews the way that we do? They're always so exciting, like getting to peek in a present before you open it. We've got plenty of previews to cover for this episode of Massively Speaking, but we won't let it stop us from our solemn duty to be silly and recite risque limericks. ...

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LotRO drops Helm's Deep NDA

The gloves, er, NDA is off for the Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep beta, and Turbine has invited players to speak their mind about the upcoming expansion. Since Helm's Deep will also include the single biggest overhaul to LotRO's classes since launch, the players have been hard at work...

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Ex-Blizzard dev founds mobile game studio

Another ex-Blizzard developer has struck out on his own to co-found a new studio that will develop mobile games. Rich Barham is the co-founder of Octopus 8 Studios, heading up a small team that also includes Chris Cox and Justin Parsler. Octopus 8 Studios is currently working on two mobile...

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One Shots: Why you sit

Why you sit? Why you sit when there is so much to be done? Every minute you spend sitting, a thousand NPCs die a gruesome death that could have been prevented by your immortal battle prowess! But you sit. You sit and you admire daffodils as you ignore the noise of innocents in peril. Hope that's...

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The Daily Grind: If you could play only one studio's MMOs forever, what would it be?

OK, this is kind of a goofy hypothetical, but let's just go with it for a minute. What if, instead of being limited to playing one MMO for the rest of your life (the desert island scenario), you could only play one studio's MMOs for the rest of your life. In this scenario, you would have at your...

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Ragnarok Online debuts on Steam

There might be several (dozen? hundred? it's hard to count) variations of Ragnarok Online out there right now, but today it's the free-to-play original that is debuting on Steam. Ragnarok Online has been an MMO staple since its launch in 2003, but it seems that making it to the Steam store is a...

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