MENLO PARK, CA (January 24, 2007) - Xfire, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced the "Xfire Debate Club," a monthly, interactive online chat that brings together experts to debate gaming topics of interest to Xfire's six million strong online gaming community. The first hour-long session of the "Xfire Debate Club: The Two-Handed Sword" will cover World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade on January 31 at 7:00 PM EST/4:00 PM PST.
Bringing together industry insiders, celebrities and hardcore gamers in a live, moderated chat, the "Xfire Debate Club" is a forum for intelligent discussion on today's most pressing gaming questions. Xfire members are invited to be a part of the experience where they can debate with others in the community and pose questions to the expert guest debaters.
"These experts are leaders in the game industry who bring hands-on gameplay experience plus extensive knowledge gained from heading their own game communities," said Mike Cassidy, CEO of Xfire. "We also anticipate this will be a very entertaining group for the debate."
With its recent release and record setting sales, the expansion to Blizzard's hugely popular massively multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, will suitably be the topic of the inaugural session - "Xfire Debate Club: The Two-Handed sword". A broad range of topics will be discussed, dissected and debated including: "Which faction is stronger - Horde or Alliance?"; "What do players need to know about creating a new character?"; "What's the best and fastest way to reach level 70?" and "What offers more benefits: Instances or Battlegrounds?" The answers to these and many more questions will be debated by Mike Schramm from WowInsider.com, Teza from World of Raids, "Infernal" Bill from TavernCast, Christopher Carter from Curse Gaming and the Xfire community. Gary Whitta from PC Gamer will moderate the debate.
For more information about the "Xfire Debate Club" and to learn how to become an official member of The Two-Handed Sword, visit the "Xfire Debate Club" homepage at http://www.xfire.com/cms/xf_debate/.
About Xfire, Inc.
Xfire, Inc. one of the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world helping gamers to easily connect, chat and play with their friends online. Xfire is a free service that allows gamers to easily browse for game servers, chat with friends through IM and voice chat, as well as download the latest updates and additions to their favorite games. With more than six million members in over 100 countries, Xfire is an international community connecting gamers across the globe. Xfire is a wholly owned subsidiary of MTV Networks and is based in Menlo Park, CA.
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 130 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, with all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 100 interactive properties worldwide, including GameTrailers.com, IFILM, Neopets, Xfire, Y2M, and online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.
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