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Firefall is dead, shuts down tomorrow

Firefall, the ambitious but troubled MMO from developer Red 5, is shutting down. Word of the closure comes from a post made on the studio’s official site late last night. “With heavy hearts, we...

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Sci-fi MMO Firefall is offline and may finally be dead (update: it's back)

Red 5 Studios’ massively multiplayer online shooter Firefall may be down for the count. Players of the free-to-play MMO are reporting that they’re no longer able to log into the game, and both the...

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Firefall studio Red 5 couldn't make payroll on Christmas Day

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios couldn't pay its employees last week, according to reports from staffers at the Laguna Hills, California-based studio. Employees expecting a paycheck on Christmas...

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Exploring Firefall's exotic locales, seemingly endless supply of spiders

Firefall gets you all dressed up without really giving you anywhere to go. The free-to-play MMO-shooter gets some important stuff right — its got a slick, Tribes-esque locomotion, blending jetpacks...

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How Firefall fell off your radar, and why it's ready to come back July 29

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios has been quiet as of late. The path of its massively multiplayer online shooter — which was originally announced in 2010 — has been a long one. Firefall's...

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Red 5 secures $23M in funding, plans to launch Firefall in 2014

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios and two shareholders have agreed to sell a 20.01 percent minority stake in the company to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Culture Development Co. for approximately $23...

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Firefall dev Red 5 replaces CEO

Mark Kern, co-founder of Firefall developer Red 5 Studios, has been replaced in his role as the company's CEO, a Red 5 representative confirmed to Polygon today. Kern was replaced yesterday, Dec....

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Red 5's new investor is the Shanghai Oriental Pearl group (update)

Firefall developer Red 5 Studios may have a new investor, the Shanghai Oriental Pearl group, according to a press release from Red 5 parent company The9 Limited. The proposed sale would total...

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Red 5 Studios to 'rethink,' shut down Firefall's PvP mode

Red 5 Studios will temporarily shut down PvP for its free-to-play, massively multiplayer shooter, Firefall, at "some near future point," CEO and chief creative officer Mark Kern announced via the...

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Firefall begins Stage 2 of open beta, signups still available

The second open beta for Firefall, Red 5 Studios' massively multiplayer free-to-play shooter, is now live. During this beta, players will work on "pushing back the Melding." In addition to...