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Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...
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Mark Kern’s crowdfunded MMO shooter Em-8ER has ‘nearly’ finished its demo characters

It's been a while since we checked in on Em-8ER, Mark Kern's frustratingly named "massive planetary wargame," so we're rectifying that today. MMO players...

Em-8ER lands Firefall’s composer, works on demo

So what has Mark Kern's Em-8ER been up to these past couple of months? The team shared the latest news about the giant...

Firefall will officially sunset tomorrow

Did our article yesterday on MMOs in limbo knock one loose? Probably not, but one of them is sunsetting all the same:
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Perfect Ten: MMOs in limbo

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

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...

Mark Kern will share Em-8ER’s design vision – for a price

Em-8ER, Mark Kern's attempt at subverting game naming conventions (and also something about giant mechs), is launching its next limited fundraiser...

Em-8er creates 20-page ‘pitch’ book to sell the game concept

Mark Kern's Em-8er project has reached another internal milestone, with the team achieving a few small (and decidedly quirky) goals such...

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

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

Today is the official release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, which was preceded by the frankly baffling decision to allow people access to an early...
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Mark Kern’s Em-8er lore combines Nazis, ghosts, and terraforming

"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

Em8er steps gingerly across its fire and ice tiles

Virtual landsapes are made up of thousands of tiles that are shaped and forged into landmarks and obstacles. The first steps to making

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

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

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

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

Firefall: The dead game that won’t die

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...

MMO Year in Review: WoW’s legacy server snarl (April 2016)

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...
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Perfect Ten: The biggest MMORPG stories of 2016

As we start to come to grips with the fact that we will be turning over the calendar into 2017 in one short month,...

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

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...

Nostalrius releases WoW emu source code to community, Elysium plans Nostalrius shards

Back before BlizzCon, the admins of the now-sunsetted illegal World of Warcraft emulator Nostalrius issued a vague threat. "If Blizzard doesn’t...

Mark Kern posts new WoW Legacy server petition ahead of BlizzCon

There's yet another petition related to legacy World of Warcraft servers live this week, this one begun by Mark Kern himself. Kern (more...

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