Xfire Partners with Free 2 Play MMOGs to Enhance User Experience
May 6, 2008
XFIRE PARTNERS WITH FREE 2 PLAY GAME PUBLISHERS TO ENHANCE GAMEPLAY EXPERIENCE FOR ITS USERS
Two New Xfire Play 2 Win Contests for the Free 2 Play MMOs GunZ and 2Moons to Go Live This Month!
Xfire, the fastest growing online gaming community in the world, today announced two new contests taking place as a result of its partnerships with Free 2 Play game publishers: ijji.com and Acclaim. Xfire's Play 2 Win contests and Clans Competitions for popular shooter GunZ by ijji.com - live now through May 16 - and David Perry's Acclaim-published MMO 2Moons to go live May 16-30, allow players to win prizes based on the amount of hours they log on. These two collaborations are part of an ongoing effort by Xfire to create unique partnership opportunities with the biggest Free 2 Play games.
"About 90% of our users are choosing Free 2 Play games as their preferred online gaming experience, and therefore it's a perfect fit for Xfire to partner with publishers of these highly-popular games," said Adam Boyden, General Manager, Xfire, Inc. "Xfire will continue to look for opportunities to work with the Free 2 Play gaming community to further enhance the Xfire user experience."
The GunZ and 2Moons Play 2 Win contests are free and easy for users to enter, as the only stipulation is gameplay. Once users log a certain amount of hours in each game, they are automatically eligible to win a prize. The more hours users play, the bigger the prizes. The prizes for these specific Play 2 Win contests include in-game items and points as well as other "in real life" goods such as T-shirts and iPods.
In addition, Xfire will utilize their newly launched Clan and Guild system to host a GunZ and 2Moons Clans Competition. Xfire is encouraging users to recruit as many friends as possible to join their clan and log hours on GunZ and 2Moons. Xfire will track the total hours spent playing the chosen game and compile all user stats into one aggregation. The clan with the most hours logged will win an exclusive prize. Xfire's easy-to-use Clan and Guild system is available now at www.xfire.com/clans.
"We're glad to have Xfire as a partner and the opportunity for GunZ to be exposed to Xfire's huge community of gamers," said Whon Namkoong, CEO of NHN USA. "Xfire provides the premier venue to develop a strong community and an enhanced gaming experience for GunZ users."
"Acclaim is pleased to partner with Xfire to present this exciting new contest for our 2Moons players," said Howard Marks, Acclaim CEO. "Using Xfire, fans can easily keep track of all their gamer friends and encourage them to play 2Moons together to win all kinds of prizes."
ijji's GunZ is a third person alternative shooter that combines strong, action-based combat with role-playing elements. Equipped with a variety of guns and swords, players battle between themselves in a stylish, acrobatic flair, or work cooperatively to finish quests. 2Moons by Acclaim is an MMO that branches out from some of the conventional RPG mores. One of the most prominent features of 2Moons is the abolishment of individual races; players simply choose what class they would like to play. Combat, skills, weapons and armor are then tailored to the individual player's class. While gameplay is largely cooperative, players may still engage in "PVP" or player-vs-player.
For more information about Xfire and to participate in upcoming Play 2 Win contests and Clans Competitions, log on to http://www.xfire.com