Get On The Bus

Firefall's Mobile Gaming Unit Puts E-sports On Wheels

E-sports tournaments in a dimly lit, loud, stationary LAN center? That’s so last decade.

E-sports tournaments on a bus? Now you’re talking.

mmorpg fps news firefall mmorpg     Get On The BusRed 5 Studios will unveil the Mobile Gaming Unit, or MGU, for Firefall at this month’s Anime Expo in Los Angeles, June 29-July 1. The 48-foot-long bus has 20 AMD-powered gaming stations fitted with Razer peripherals, support for 1,000-person LAN parties, and even a shoutcaster podium.

Designed by West Coast Customs, the bus itself looks like a futuristic people-conveyer, all gussied up with the Firefall logo.

In addition to the MGU itself, convention attendees will be able to meet pro cosplayer Crystal Graziano and actor Lee “Hawk” Reherman portraying two of the game’s characters (right) and are also invited to check out the official Firefall manga, written by Orson Scott Card and drawn by UDON.

If you’re going to Anime Expo, are you going to check out the Firefall bus? And how does a mobile e-sports tournament center sound to you?

Jason Winter has held several positions in the tabletop and video-gaming industry since 1996, including writer, editor, marketing coordinator, and game designer. He's the former editor of Beckett Massive Online Gamer and almost considers himself competent in PvP. In addition to his work with Gamebreaker.tv, he also blogs about video games at http://jasonwinter.wordpress.com.
  • http://www.MasterRenny.com/ Thomas Renshaw
  • http://twitter.com/sunrainbowstars Yun Kung

    Red 5 did it again! Showing its always-phenomenal ingenuity
    in marketing!

    That extraterrestrial look Firefall MGU bus makes me feel
    like an astronaut-video-gamer.

    Can’t wait to get on the Firefall bus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001366672840 Dima Zubrov

    NYC?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001456238117 Abraham Cuevas

      NO sorry

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001456238117 Abraham Cuevas

    Maybe

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001452728545 Gabe Seibel

    lets see it at otakon.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z36GPOU3Q2QIQYBIDVNQAVGNGE Raul

    a work of art,
    just like the game, imho.