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Firefall studio couldn't make payroll on Christmas

Employees of development studio Red 5 got something worse than a lump of coal for Christmas this year; they got a note from management saying that the company didn't have the funds to make payroll. Multiple sources reached out to Kotaku, wh...   read


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 have heard similar...   read


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 via an email sent...   read

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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 entirely different ...   read

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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 ...   read

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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 handful of new ...   read

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Friday Night Fights: Win a Firefall Founders Pack!

[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.] Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! For tonight's event, our friends at Red 5 Studios are celebrating this weekend's Firefall open beta with an awes...   read

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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 test allowing any...   read


We're giving out more Firefall beta codes!

[Update: Codes expired! Thanks for playing!] Our buddies at Red 5 Studios have given the Dtoid community another 2,000 keys to participate in this weekend's Firefall beta event! To claim your code, just head on over to our Be...   read


We're giving out 2,000 Firefall beta codes right now!

[Update: Codes expired! Check back next week for another set!] Our friends at Red 5 Studios have given the Destructoid community 2,000 keys to participate in this weekend's leg of the Firefall beta! To claim your code, just head on over to ...   read


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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 game experience....   read


Firefall dev says game consoles are 'broken' and 'dead'

Game designer and Red 5 boss Mark Kern is ready to kick the footstool from under the feet of modern videogame consoles and let them dangle. According to the man heading up Firefall, the business models keeping the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii goi...   read

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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 pretty interesting ...   read


Check out Firefall at PAX East

Remember Firefall? That game I've been talking about for what seems like forever? Well, Red5 is going to be at PAX East showing it off for attendees. It will be the first public demo of the invite-only beta. Anyone who shows up to play...   read

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Firefall dev's 'fireside' chat

So... I dunno if you brodudes have been following Firefall, if not, you definitely should be. It's pretty cool. Earlier today, Red 5, the studio behind the project released a new developer diary to explain what it is, their launch stra...   read

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Firefall, Red 5 and LFG Livestream

Come join me and the Red 5 guys at 6PM CST (4PM Pacific) for a live video interview. We'll be talking about the SOPA/PIPA bills, Wednesday's blackout, the E3 boycott, and the League for Gamers. After that Red 5 will announce a few new ...   read


Join Destructoid and Red 5 for a Firefall stream Friday!

This Friday at 4pm Pacific, the team at Red 5 Studios will be hanging with Destructoid for a live streaming preview of Firefall. Join Daniel Starkey as he talks with the developers and discusses their work on this team-based sci-fi shooter,...   read

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