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General : XFire Turns Ten

Posted Mar 13, 2013 by Suzie Ford

If you want to feel old, take in the news that XFire is now a decade old. We managed to catch up to CEO Paul Kim to talk about XFire, where it's been and where it's going. Check it out before heading to the comments. Congratulations on ten years of Xfire! The site has been synonymous with MMOs for the last decade. What is the secret to its longevity?

Paul Kim: Xfire was one of the first companies to focus on building a product and site for the hardcore gamer. It supplied something incredibly new and technologically advanced: A way for you to see what games your friends were playing and to join them easily. Then Xfire added an in-game overlay that allowed you to chat and VOIP while in-game and across different games. The idea that one gamer playing WoW could chat with his/her friend who was playing Call of Duty and could invite them with a single click was pretty cutting-edge at the time. Further, we supplied this to gamers as a free service and product. Adoption came quickly as Xfire continued to add features and support for the avid gamer.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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