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Xfire and Xbox Live Contest

by Judy on Oct. 8, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT

Xfire today announced that its teaming up with Xbox Live to give their users a chance to win some high-end gaming prizes. Members 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.

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