XFIRE™ ADDS MAJOR NEW SERVER BROWSER FUNCTIONALITY
Users Report It Dramatically Improves the Way They Play Online Games
Menlo Park, Calif. – August 9, 2004 – Xfire, Inc. today announced that its free service, Xfire™, now supports PC game server browsing and joining functionality. More than a simple server browser, Xfire tracks a player’s recent and favorite servers, along with their friend’s favorite servers. Then, with a single click, gamers can join the server of their choice.
“This new feature extends the social connections between gamers and their friends,” said Mike Cassidy, CEO of Xfire, Inc., “Xfire is all about making gaming more fun – and playing with your friends on your favorite servers hits the bullseye.”
The new feature comes just in time for the release of DOOM 3 and QuakeCon, major summer milestones in the first person shooter genre.
The server browser functionality joins a continually growing list of Xfire features, including automatically tracking when and where gamers’ friends are playing PC games online. With one click, gamers can instantly join their friends’ games or play with friends of friends. Xfire also lets gamers instantly message their friends who are in-game without crashing their game.
To download Xfire for free, please visit www.xfire.com.
Games supported by Xfire currently include: America’s Army: Operations, Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, Dark Age of Camelot, Dark Age of Camelot – Shrouded Isles, Diablo, Diablo II, DOOM 3, Dungeon Siege, EverQuest, Halo, Lineage, Lineage II, Medal of Honor Allied Assault, Meridian 59, Neverwinter Nights, PlanetSide, Quake, Quake III Arena, Starcraft, The Temple of Elemental Evil, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2003, Unreal Tournament 2004, Warcraft III, Wolfenstein – Enemy Territory, XEvil, Call of Duty, Final Fantasy XI, and many more.
Xfire is the leading online game platform in the world. The Xfire service (www.xfire.com) is the first social networking
tool for gamers. Xfire helps gamers play
with their friends much more easily.
Xfire is also a server browser and an IM designed just for gamers. Xfire is now on over 500,000 gamers’ PC’s in
over 100 countries. The company was
founded by Dennis “Thresh” Fong (World Champion of Quake),