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Xfire purchased by 'skill-based gaming' firm Titan

Earlier today, Xfire, creator of the gaming-centric chat/matchmaking client bearing its name, announced to its nearly 17 million registered users that it had been purchased by an unknown entity. "Xfire was bought by new owners today. Most of the team that has built Xfire over the last six years is...

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Xfire shows off their latest Xstatics

If you're anything like us, you may not be aware of what Xfire does besides run stellar machinima contests or host interesting discussions in their debate club. However, they also produce a gaming-oriented IM client that lets you see what games your friends are playing, chat with them in or out of...

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Xfire Debate Club debates the console war (defense forces, UNITE!)

Last week's Xfire debate was destined to leave behind the burnt wreckage of myriad fanboy fallacies. The topic: the console war. Readers of Joystiq (and, more pointedly, Joystiq's comments) are all too familiar with this toxic byproduct of a multiplatform video game industry. Consumers ally...

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Xfire Debate Club, uh, debates video game censorship

Should video games be expurgated for perceived obscene and/or indecent content? At 4:00 p.m. EDT today, Xfire Debate Club will be hosting talks concerning video game censorship. The heated exchange of words will be moderated by Henry Lowood of Stanford University. Other participants include: ...

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Gamer's Week: Frag Joystiq on Xfire tonight!

The guys at Xfire were nice enough to invite us to partake in their Gamer's Week festivities (remember, MTV bought em). I'll be signing onto the service for a chat at 8pm EST before getting seriously pwned by anyone and everyone in Call of Duty 2. We'll be playing with professional teams like...

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World of Warcraft machinima contest winners

The Blizzard/Xfire-sponsored World of Warcraft machinima contest is happening now on the lovely Stanford campus in Palo Alto, CA. The event kicked off with a screening of the 1st and 2nd place winners for all four categories: Music Video/Dance, Comedy, Short Feature, and Drama/Action. The winners...

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WoW Machinima event at Stanford tonight

I'm sitting in a nondescript conference room in a humble office building in Menlo Park, CA, a quiet Silicon Valley burg, just next to Stanford University. A polite, uniformed team of Xfire employees check on me to make sure the internet connection works. A large plasma television -- the only thing...

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Xfire is "complementary" to Sony's PNP service

Sony shot down last month's scuttlebutt that they'd be using Xfire as the middleware for their still secret -- and still horribly named -- PlayStation Network Platform. Instead, we've learned that Sony won't be using Xfire as the foundation for the PNP, but rather it will be used on "multiple...

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Fighting fire with Xfire: Sony's version of Xbox Live [update 1]

[Update 1: A Sony Online Entertainment has contacted 1UP and clarified that the Xfire technology was only being evaluated for the PS3 launch title, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom. "This proposed deal is completely separate and independent from the PlayStation Network Platform, and is something that...

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Live Anywhere bad news for gaming IM

Being able to seamlessly connect with your friends while playing games is becoming increasingly important, both to gamers and to games companies. Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony all emphasised the importance of online as well as offline play, but Microsoft's announcement of Live Anywhere must surely...

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