LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xfire (http://www.xfire.com), the world’s leading social service for gamers with more than 21 million users, and TwitchTV the world’s best video game broadcasting community, today announced users of Xfire’s popular gaming app can now easily stream their live game play directly to TwitchTV. TwitchTV has rapidly become the leading site to view live game streams with more than 16 million unique gamers per month. Xfire users already stream tens of millions of minutes of live game play every month using the company’s social app for hard core games, and this feature will allow users to share this content on the world’s top site for video game streams.
“Xfire isn’t just the ultimate social service for gamers, it’s the best free tool to stream video games,” said Mark Donovan, president of Xfire. “We’re excited to partner with TwitchTV because they understand that millions of people are eager to produce and consume game stream content – they just need the optimum tools to do it. This partnership is a big step in ensuring that the market reaches its potential.”
TwitchTV launched in June of 2011, and quickly attracted a massive community of the world’s most passionate gamers by offering the premier destination to view and broadcast gameplay video. Broadcasters include major gaming leagues, pro gamers, teams, gaming media organizations, and developers, in addition to individual gamers, who create the best gaming video content anywhere on the Web.
Publishers can also partner with Xfire to create massive libraries of long-tail multimedia content that their players can freely distribute across the web for them. As gamers share their screen shots, recorded videos and in-game video streams with their friends, more potential players are introduced to their games. Players can increase their caché within the community, while game publishers benefit from priceless SEO content and increased popularity of their game titles. No integration is required on the publisher’s part and users can start sharing in-game screenshots, videos and streams across the web instantly.
“Xfire has one of the largest, most passionate gamer communities anywhere on the Web,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of TwitchTV. “We’re proud to support the Xfire community with our expertise in video game broadcasting, so that their users can share their passion for games and connect with each other around the games they love.”
Xfire users have recorded more than 60 million screen shots and five million in-game videos and broadcast tens of millions of minutes of live game play per month, making Xfire one of the largest libraries of gaming content on the planet.
Xfire already supports in-game video capture for almost 2,000 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.
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- 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
XfireTM 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 21 million users. Xfire is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. You can download the Xfire app from www.xfire.com.
TwitchTV is the world’s largest video game broadcasting and chat community. TwitchTV features the top gaming personalities, players, tournaments and commentary, in addition to the most active and interesting discussions around video games. TwitchTV provides publishers and advertisers a platform to create long term engagement and commitment from gamers. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.