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Xfire

December 08, 2010 11:00 ET

Xfire Releases Open Beta of Xfire Arcade

Xfire Arcade Allows Gamers to Compete Head-to-Head, Wager Virtual Currency, and Win Prizes

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) -   Today, Xfire announces the open beta of Xfire Arcade on Xfire.com, MySpace.com and QuePasa.com. Xfire Arcade offers gamers the ability to compete head-to-head in casual games and wager virtual currency on the match outcome. Working exclusively with gWallet, a leading monetization platform, gamers earn Xcoins, which they use for entry into tournaments, advance their play, and win prizes from well-known sponsors, including computers from Lenovo and gamer headsets from Turtle Beach. Prizes are awarded on a daily and weekly basis with no cost to enter for gamers to participate in these contests of skill.

"Xfire gamers love a good competition," said John Maffei, CEO of Xfire. "Xfire Arcade lets them play against each other for bragging rights and amazing prizes, and with points wagering, it makes the games even more competitive and fun."

"Our Idea-branded PCs deliver cutting-edge entertainment technologies that are perfect for today's consumers," said Amy Boaz, Interactive Marketing Manager, Lenovo. "Working with Xfire for Xfire Arcade showcases our PCs' gaming capabilities since Xfire is synonymous with PC gaming."

Initial games offered on Xfire Arcade include:  Heli-Fighter, a classic helicopter shooter game, and Taxi Getaway, an arcade style racing game. Over the next few weeks and months, Xfire Arcade will add new game titles from leading casual studios.

Promote Your Games to the Xfire Audience of 17M users

Xfire has more than 17 million registered users and over 6 million unique monthly visitors. Xfire offers a seamless API that enables any game developer to add wagering, skill based matchmaking and tournament play to their games very rapidly. Game developers offering their games at Xfire share in revenue streams generated from virtual currency sales and offers. Casual developers interested in promoting their games to the Xfire user base should contact Xfire at http://www.xfire.com/cms/ArcadeAPI/

About Xfire
Titan Gaming purchased Xfire on August 2, 2010. The new Xfire is based in Los Angeles, and in addition to its historical leading-edge gamer communication tool, now offers gaming companies and content sites an effective and complete gaming platform, enabling skill-based matchmaking, tournaments and cash or virtual currency competitions.