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New Firefall trailer shows the Dreadnaught battleframe


9:30 PM on 10.19.2011



Despite going to both PAX Prime and PAX East in 2011 and Firefall's noticeable presence at both events, I haven't actually tried it yet. Which is a shame, because the more I see of the game, the more I feel compelled to play it.

And this new trailer for the Dreadnaught battleframe shows the different talents and abilities you'll have on offer if you pick this minigun-carrying class. Unlike the slow, pondering Heavy from Team Fortress 2, the Dreadnaught seems to have a good range of skills that will stop them from being bogged down or picked off from afar.

Plus you throw in jetpacks into the deal and Firefall is looking like a fun game. But with PlanetSide 2 on its way, will there be room for two big MMO/shooter titles? Have you guys already picked a game as the one for you, or is there enough room in your heart for both?








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7:00 PM on 04.01.2014
Former Red 5 CEO's violent temper derailed Firefall's development

GameFront has a big exposé on Red 5, the developers behind the much delayed Firefall. Part one of the feature was released today, and it focuses mostly on Mark Kern, former CEO of Red 5. Note that we at Destructoid hav...more



11:45 AM on 12.20.2013
FireFall board votes out co-founder Mark Kern

Co-founder and CEO of Red 5 Studios, Mark Kern, has been voted out of the company behind FireFall "effectively immediately." Mark was also removed from the board, and no longer has any authority with Red 5. The story comes vi...more



4:00 PM on 07.18.2013
Firefall beta: Post-apocalyptic pina coladas

Red5's sci-fi MMO Firefall has been in beta for a very long time, recently hitting that open-beta milestone. So long, in fact, that when I started playing the closed beta in earnest last month, it had transformed into an enti...more



10:30 PM on 07.10.2013
Celebrate Firefall's open beta with this cheesy trailer

Yeah, it's a cheesy video but it sure does make me miss when games had live-action cutscenes. Not that I want more games to have live-action stuff again. Oh far from it. I just love watching really bad stuff like this while cringing in my seat. Anyway, Firefall is now in open beta. It's a free-to-play shooter, go check it out.more



8:00 PM on 06.05.2013
Firefall enters last beta weekend with fake cooking show

Firefall will be having its final beta weekend starting at 12:00 PM Pacific this Friday. As with most events like this, there is a new trailer for the game, but it's far from normal. It's some combination of a cooking show, ...more



3:00 AM on 04.19.2013
FireFall goes into open beta this July

After what seems like forever, FireFall is finally getting ready to go into open beta come July 9, 2013. Developer Red 5 Studios will continue rolling out updates leading up to the open beta, and current players can expect a ...more



4:30 PM on 01.23.2013
Firefall begins weekend open beta testing

Have you been itching to try out the Firefall beta but couldn't because, you know, beta access codes? Well, Red 5 Studios is about to make your day (or weekend) because the studio has today announced a temporary open beta te...more



1:00 PM on 08.21.2012
Firefall's major update owes thanks to community feedback

Red 5 Studios' free-to-play shooter Firefall is essentially two games in one. There's the MMO aspect of the game, where hundreds of players can work together in an open-world environment and take part in the overall meta g...more



12:00 AM on 06.28.2012
500,000 enlist for Firefall, system specs detailed

Remember that game that looks like Borderlands and has a logo that REALLY looks like StarCraft? Well, it seems free-to-play FPS Firefall has hit a pretty high number of registered users: half-a-million to be exact. That's alm...more



7:00 AM on 04.19.2012
Extra Credits explains Firefall's 'staged content'

Starkey here, with yet another Firefall post. This time, we have a video discussing how the people at Red 5 Studios are planning to create a strong sense of community by using a unique method of content deployment.It's a pret...more




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3:00 PM on 03.19.2015
Final Fantasy XI shutting down on PS2 and Xbox 360, mobile version and spinoff coming

Final Fantasy XI is 13 years old. As is the case with 13-year-olds, Square Enix is getting a bit sick of dealing with it.  The PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of the MMO will shut down in March of 2016. Final Fantasy XI's main...more



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