Xfire adds new YouTube feature (2011-12-16)
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire -12/19/11)- Xfire (http://www.xfire.com), the world's leading social service for gamers with more than 19 million users, announces today that users of its popular gaming app can now easily capture and share videos of their game play directly to their YouTube channels in addition to Xfire.com. Xfire users have already captured over 5.5 million videos using the company's social app and this feature will allow users to share this content on the world's top video site.
"This new feature showcases Xfire as the ultimate tool to capture and share content in PC games. Xfire is the most innovative platform for gamers and by opening up our content, we're allowing gamers to share their media wherever they hang out on the web," said Mark Donovan, President of Xfire. "Over 90% of our players have YouTube accounts and half of those users visit YouTube more than once a day," continued Donovan. "Our user base has spoken and they want to be able to share their videos to more sites. We've listened and we're going to keep on adding more sharing tools over the coming months."
Publishers can work with Xfire to enable their players to capture and share video on one of the biggest social channels on the planet. As consumers share in-game videos more potential players are introduced to their titles, creating virality for games. No integration is required by publishers to enable this feature and users can start sharing in-game videos across the web in a matter of hours.
Xfire users recorded more than 20 million screen shots and 2 million in-game videos in 2010 alone, making Xfire one of the largest caches of gaming content on the planet. Xfire users will now be able to take this content with them to the web's most popular websites.
Xfire already supports in-game video capture for over 1,850 PC games. The company's popular social app also provides support for in-game text and voice chat, game tracking, one-click to join friends in-game and many more features.
For more information, please visit:
- Xfire: http://www.xfire.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/xfiregaming
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xfiregaming
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/xfireofficial
- Xfire Corporate: http://business.xfire.com
Xfire™ provides the ultimate social experience for gamers by allowing players to chat and talk with groups of friends directly in-game across more than 2,300 titles and on multiple chat services like Yahoo!, AIM and Google Chat. Xfire also allows players to capture and share in-game media like videos, screen shots and live game broadcasts. It works regardless of game type, server browser, or gaming service that a player is using. Xfire eliminates the hassles of running multiple programs like IRC, instant messengers, Skype, or in-game friend lists to keep track of when and where a gamer's friends are playing. Over $40 million has been invested in Xfire's technology and the company has over 19 million users. Xfire is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. You can download the Xfire app from www.xfire.com.
Kathy Kwon for Xfire