Xfire Press Release 08.04.2008
For Immediate Release
XFIRE ANNOUNCES VIDEO CAPTURE UPDATE TO XFIRE SOFTWARE
Available Now, Xfire’s 10.8 Million Users Can Effortlessly Capture Unlimited Video
and Upload Up to Ten Minutes of Footage to Xfire.com
MENLO PARK, CA (August 4, 2008) – Xfire, the gaming community with a user base of over ten million and a division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced its new video capture update to the Xfire software. Allowing users to capture unlimited gameplay footage and seamlessly upload it to their Xfire profile page, the video capture tool also provides the ability for users to add tags and comments. The easy-to-use application requires no advanced technical knowledge, additional downloads or extra programs for use. All it takes is a simple “scroll lock + V” keystroke and Xfire users are on their way to sharing their gaming prowess with the world.
“We are committed to enhancing the Xfire community’s user experience and attracting new members by offering integrated video capture, one of the most requested features by gamers,” said Adam Boyden, General Manager, Xfire, Inc. “Our community members have been wanting a feature that simplifies the video capture process, and we are pleased that our new Xfire update not only enables this, but also allows for seamless uploading and sharing of user-generated content.”
The Xfire video capture tool allows users to record
unlimited high-quality gameplay footage at its original resolution. Perhaps the
most unique element of video capture is
This offering is one of many new features Xfire is rolling out to enhance the overall user experience, building on the free product that allows gamers to connect and play with friends online. Other recent updates include enhancements to file transfers, screenshot uploads and more.
Xfire has also greatly enhanced its Web offerings. The recently re-launched website provides users an instant “Activity Report” of their top friends, Clans & Guilds management tools and a streamlined integration of stats, videos and screenshots between the gaming application and their Profile pages.
The 5MB Xfire application, including easy-to-use video capture is free and available to download now on www.xfire.com. For specific information and a tutorial about video capture please visit www.xfire.com/about_video.
About Xfire, Inc.
Xfire, Inc. one of the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world, helping gamers to easily connect, chat and play with their friends online. Xfire is a free service that allows gamers to easily browse for game servers, chat with friends through IM and voice chat, as well as download the latest updates and additions to their favorite games. With 10.8 million members in over 100 countries, Xfire is an international community connecting gamers across the globe. Xfire is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTV Networks and is based in Menlo Park, CA.
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.
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