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Firefall will officially sunset tomorrow

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Did our article yesterday on MMOs in limbo knock one loose? Probably not, but one of them is sunsetting all the same: Firefall. Late last...
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...
Welcome to Sucksville, population 25,000.

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:...
The core here is so hard.

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...
What am I today.

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...

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