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Xfire Hosts First Video Capture Awards

Xfire Hosts First Video Capture Awards

Over 12,000 Entries to Date Compete for $25,000 in Prizes in the World’s Biggest Video Game User-Generated-Content Contest

MENLO PARK, CA (February 2, 2010) Xfire, the premier gaming community with a user base of over 15 million users, recently launched the 2010 Video Capture Awards, the world’s largest gameplay video festival uniting gamers, machinima makers, and game publishers in a unique viral competition.

The Video Capture Awards enable users to submit gameplay video in over 20 categories and compete for votes in the Xfire community. The Video Capture Awards have surpassed 12,000 entries in just three weeks and thousands more are expected to pour in during the second half of the event. All PC gamers are only a couple of clicks and votes away from the  $25,000 in prizes still up for grabs (prizes provided by: iBUYPOWER, Gunnar Optics, NZXT , Antec, Roccat and Sapphire).

“From Best Explosion to Best Exploit or Discovery, the 2010 Video Capture Awards contest engages both casual and hardcore gamers,” says Matt Gilman, VP Marketing at Xfire. “As the most inclusive video game UGC contest on the web, the Video Capture Awards empower gamers to be the digital eyes and ears of the gaming community. And obviously, the prizes generate a lot of excitement too.”   

By leveraging the growing popularity of Xfire video, publishers looking for a constant presence in the industry have found a turn-key solution to market their own brand or product with the Xfire Video Capture Awards. Twelve publishers: S2 Games, Nexon, ijji, YNK, NDOORS, Aeria Games, Outspark, Z8Games, Uforia, Games-Masters and Turbine are participating and giving out their own prizes in the Video Capture Awards.

"Everyone at S2 Games has been thrilled about the growth of our Heroes of Newerth Community over the last few weeks,” says Marc DeForest, CEO of S2 Games. “The entries have been impressive so far and we are really excited to see the winning videos.”

“Nexon America gamers have always been at the forefront of video capture,” said Chris Van Hook, Marketing Associate for Nexon America. “These awards are a great way to promote the community, the creativity of gamers and reward them with tremendous competition and prizes.”

For more information about Xfire Video or to participate in the upcoming 2010 Video Capture Awards, log on to www.xfire.com/cms/xf_vcas.

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