firefall

Official Site: Firefall
Studio: Red 5 Studios
Launch Date: July 9, 2013
Genre: Sci-Fi shooter
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Into the unknown.

Perfect Ten: MMOs in limbo

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The one thing that I thought we could all count on forever was that the MMO life cycle was pretty easy to understand. A...
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Em-8ER funds on Indiegogo and adds new stretch goals

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If you were worried that Mark Kern's Em-8ER (properly pronounced "eem-eight-er" for those willing to die upon snarky hills) wouldn't fund on its latest...

One Shots: Action arrested

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In tossing out a screenshot challenge last week revolving around combat action shots, you'd think that this would be a piece of cake. After...

Mark Kern’s Em-8ER on omniframe classes, THMPR animations

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Mark Kern's crowdfunded MMO-shooter Em-8ER has a slew of new videos out this week featuring animations for the THMPR, finishing off the mech's "basic...
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The Soapbox: What the Mass Effect Andromeda kerfuffle ought to teach us about games criticism

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Today is the official release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, which was preceded by the frankly baffling decision to allow people access to an early...
Welcome to Sucksville, population 25,000.

Mark Kern’s Em-8er lore combines Nazis, ghosts, and terraforming

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"Welcome to the world of Ember, or as star charts designate it, Em-8ER ('E-M-Eight-E-R')," says a new dev blog from Mark Kern's Em-8ER MMO...

Mark Kern offers Em-8ER credit to Firefall players and founders

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If you're a former Firefall player -- or a current one, since technically it's still alive -- and you are looking forward to Mark...

Mark Kern’s Em-8ER posts a new THMPR modeling video

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Em-8ER, the Mark Kern-led "massive planetary wargame" shooter formerly known as (and still pronounced like) Ember, has a new video out today showing off...

Firefall: The dead game that won’t die

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2016 was not Firefall's year. I'm not sure which year was its year, honestly, what with the e-sports bus fiasco and suspension of PvP and former CEO Mark...
Overpowered.

Perfect Ten: Biggest MMORPG surprises of 2016

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Back at the beginning of December, I posted a list of what I considered to be the biggest MMORPG stories of 2016. However, there...
Avec les hommes et le Pokey.

MMO Year in Review: Pokemon madness (July 2016)

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This year, we’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we...

MMO Year in Review: Blade & Soul reaches western shores (January 2016)

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December's many article roundups and awards always remind us that it's hard to remember what happened last month, let alone what happened way back...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG developer has the best communication with players?

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MMORPG developers come in lots of flavors of communication, with PR and community teams that run the gamut from "oh, we still pay for...

Mark Kern renames Ember to Em-8ER, picks up Nostalrius programmer

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Earlier this month, Mark Kern's "massive planetary wargame" shooter Ember got a new name and logo: Em-8ER. "While still pronounced 'Ember,' we changed the official...

Global Chat: Is Destiny’s Rise of Iron any good?

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If you don't have a console but were still interested in hearing whether or not Destiny: Rise of Iron was any good, fret not:...
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Battle Bards Episode 83: Triumphant Victory!

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Triumph and victory — are they the same thing? Sometimes, but not always. On today’s breathtaking episode of Battle Bards, the team tackles triumphant...

Mark Kern’s Ember pays for a mining mech with its latest crowdfunding campaign

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Ex-Red 5 Studios CEO Mark Kern has taken to Indiegogo once more to finance his promised "massive planetary wargame," Ember. This second trip to...
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Firefall’s status remains in limbo

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Even if you don't play Firefall, you know that last week was a bit weird for the game when the game itself and its...

Firefall appears to have silently sunsetted (Update: Or maybe not?)

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Update, 8:39 p.m. EDT: The game and site are back online now, still with no explanation or clarification from The9 whatsoever. Hopefully it stays up for...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 76: The fall of Firefall

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Legion, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, SWTOR, Firefall, StarCraft Universe, Age of Wushu 2, and RIFT, with mailbag questions on early MMO adoption and permadeath in MMOs.

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