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XFIRE ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE DISTRIBUTION OF “DARK AGES OF CAMELOT: TRIALS OF ATLANTIS” WITH MYTHIC ENTERTAINMENT


Xfire to distribute trial version of expansion through industry leading file distribution network.


Menlo Park, CA – March 21, 2005– Xfire, Inc., the fastest growing online gaming platform and community, announced it is distributing the innovative new expansion pack “Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis,” to its 1.3 million users who have opted in to automatically receive files.

Xfire’s download system allows users to download patches, mods, demos, trailers, and other files to users via a closed peer-to-peer distribution system. Xfire’s file download system offers the following innovations:

  • Xfire users can download large game-related files at high speeds for free with no waits.

  • Xfire automatically detects when users are playing games. Users can change their bandwidth settings to set higher download speeds when they are away from their computer and to pause downloads when they are playing games.

  • Xfire users can subscribe to channels for files that interest them. These users will automatically receive all new files that are placed in the channel.

“Our distribution of “Dark Ages of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis” is yet another example of Xfire’s technology and services making it easier for gamers to access great new titles,” said Mike Cassidy, CEO of Xfire, Inc. “Gamers can now obtain large gaming files securely, rapidly and flexibly, cheaply, and even automatically!”

Over the past year, Xfire has simplified gaming by launching the following features:

  • Friend List for Gamers – Xfire users can see when their friends are online AND what games they are currently playing.

  • One-Click Join – Xfire users can see what games their friends are playing and use the one-click join feature to play alongside their friends instantly.

  • Xfire In-Game Messaging – Xfire users can send and receive instant messages while playing in many games without having to minimize or Alt-Tab out of the game.

  • Stats Tracking – Through automatically updated player profiles, Xfire displays what games users are playing and how many hours they have played them.

  • Game Server Browser - Xfire’s server browser allows users to choose a game server to join without running a separate application. Xfire also keeps track of gamers’ most recently visited servers, favorite servers, and even friends’ favorite servers.

To download Xfire for free, please visit http://www.xfire.com. Xfire is supported by advertisers and marketers trying to reach the age 18-34 male audience.

Xfire currently supports over 250 game titles, including: America's Army: Special Forces, 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, Final Fantasy XI, 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, World of Warcraft, XEvil, and many more.

About Xfire

Xfire, Inc. (www.xfire.com) is the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world. Xfire helps gamers play with their friends much more easily. Xfire is also a server browser, IM, and file download system designed just for gamers. Xfire has over 1 million members in over 100 countries. The company was founded by Dennis "Thresh" Fong (World Champion of Quake) and Mike Cassidy (former CEO of Direct Hit). Xfire is funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and NEA.