NEWS - Thursday, October 7, 2004


Xfire And Xbox Live Team Up For Giveaway

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 7 Xfire, Inc. today announced that Xfire, the leading online PC game platform, and Xbox® Live(TM), the world’s only console games service, are teaming up to give Xfire gamers and Xbox Live gamers a chance to win some high-end gaming prizes. Members of both Xfire and Xbox Live will be given the chance to win an extreme Xbox Live prize package that includes an Xbox, two years of free Xbox Live service, assorted Live-enabled games, a Spherex speaker system, an Xbox networking wireless-G adapter, and a Halo® 2 Plantronics headset. Those same members can also register for a chance to win a high performance Compaq X GX5000 series Gaming PC complete with 17" flat screen monitor. Registered Xfire and Xbox Live gamers who are over 17 years of age should visit Xbox Live ( http://www.xbox.com/en-us/promotions/xfire.htm ) for the official rules and to register for the Xbox Live prize package and Xfire (www.xfire.com) to register for the Compaq X Gaming PC. "We’ve admired how Xfire makes it easy for PC gamers to play online and how quickly they’ve built a great gamer community," said Julia Miller, director, Xbox Live. "We’re pleased that Xfire will be introducing their community to our service, and we think that a lot of their users will really enjoy playing online with Xbox Live." Mike Cassidy, CEO of Xfire added, "We think Xbox Live is a terrific service, and many of our Xfire users are already Xbox Live gamers. We’re very excited about introducing Xbox Live gamers to Xfire for those times they want to play PC games." Xfire is a free tool that automatically tracks 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 message their friends who are in-game. Xfire, Inc. ( http://www.xfire.com ) is the leading online game platform in the world. The Xfire service 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), Mike Cassidy (former CEO of Direct Hit), and Max Woon and is located in Menlo Park, CA. Xfire is funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and NEA. Xbox Live, which launched in the United States Nov. 15, 2002, allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox games with other gamers worldwide via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console is the only video game system built from the ground up for online gaming. Xbox Live enables gamers to easily find their friends; talk to other players during gameplay through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics and new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online -- all exclusive features to Xbox Live. Xbox ( http://www.xbox.com/ ) is Microsoft’s future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful game experience ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the line between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in North America, Japan, Europe and Australia.
Source: http://www.yahoo.com

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