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Firefall officially heats things up on July 29

Long ago, in the ancient times of 2013, Red 5 Studios MMO Firefall was looking like it would live up to its name, and not in a good way. All PvP had been suspended, and even before things got to that point, the game's Jetball PvP mode was attracting less than three percent of its playerbase....

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Red 5 Studios to suspend Firefall PvP, wants to 'get it right'

Red 5 Studios will suspend the Player vs. Player (PvP) elements of Firefall at a "near future point" to focus their resources on improving the game's Player vs. Environment (PvE) aspects, CEO Mark Kern announced on Thursday. Kern explained that Jetball, Firefall's "last big attempt" at a PvP...

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Stage 2 of Firefall open beta begins, human race strikes back

Stage two of the open beta for free-to-play, first and third-person-shooter MMO Firefall will focus on "expanding the world," an announcement on the game's website revealed last week. While the beta previously focused on surviving attacks from the Chosen, a mysterious species that doesn't seem...

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Red 5 putting 'e-sports toolkit' in Firefall to encourage shoutcasting, e-sports interest

Red 5 Studios has revealed what it's calling the "e-sports toolkit" for its upcoming free-to-play shooter Firefall, with two new modes for broadcasters and commentators to keep an eye on the action. There will be a standard observer mode, with the ability to watch a match from the top down or...

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Firefall tournament to be held at Gamescom, sponsored by ESL

Red 5 Studios will be holding a Firefall beta tournament at Gamescom next week, so if you're in the neighborhood you could jump in and play in the ESL-sponsored tournament for a total of £10,000 in winnings. Qualifying matches will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 16 and 17, after which...

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Firefall reaches 500K registered users, system specs announced

Firefall, the coming free-to-play shooter from Red 5 Studios, has topped 500,000 registered users. The game has wrapped up the first stage of its closed beta, and the studio expects to ramp up the number of beta invites as it enters stage two. Based on user feedback, Red 5 is planning a lot of...

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Firefall shutting down beta in SOPA protest, Minecraft sites join in [update]

Red 5 Studios will shut down the Firefall beta on January 18, joining Reddit in its one day protest of the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA). CEO Mark Kern told Shacknews that the "misguided legislation" would hurt smaller game companies that wouldn't have the legal resources to protect themselves...

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Razer's 'Project Fiona' is a gaming tablet prototype ... and it plays PC games

Perhaps the PlayStation Vita's leggy 5 inch screen just isn't enough for your dedicated gaming portable needs. Perhaps -- and this is just a theoretical, of course -- you think Sony's promise of console quality games on the Vita isn't nearly as important as full-on console games on the go. Enter...

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Red 5 picks up former Crytek graphics man, Ury Zhilinsky

Developer Red 5 has recruited one of the masterminds behind CryEngine 3 and Crysis 2, Ury Zhilinsky, to work on its coming titles, the shooter-RPG Firefall and an unannounced, cloud-based project titled Stage 5. Zhilinsky is now Red 5's senior programmer, and the studio isn't done searching for...

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Firefall dev diary discusses class balance, 'heroic moments'

Lead class designer David Williams is in the hot seat to explain "heroic moments" in Firefall. We imagine these will be like that one time we rescued a scared kitty trapped in a tree. We felt pretty heroic afterwards....

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