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New Monthly Stats Program Shows Analysts, Journalists and Gamers the Online Gameplay Data Collected from Over 6.5 Million Gamers

MENLO PARK, CA (March 1, 2007) - Xfire, one of the fastest growing online gaming communities in the world, today announced "Xstatics," a new monthly offering of detailed, fresh, and highly accurate game play statistics revealing the top online videogames played in North America and Europe. Updated each month, the first "Xstatics" are available now, March 1, 2007 at www.xfire.com/xstatics.

"Xstatics" tracks actual game play statistics of more than 800 PC games. The "Xstatics" are broken down in various categories: "Top 20 Overall," "Massively Multiplayer Online Games," "First Person Shooters," "Strategy Games," "Other Titles" and a special "Bonus Stat." Each month, Xfire will reveal a new and unique "Bonus Stat" that will take a closer look at a variety of interesting scenarios such as: how game play habits for a game change over time or how gameplay varies internationally - as Xfire gamers hail from more than 100 countries across the globe.

"The beauty about these statistics is three-fold," said Frederic Descamps, senior director of marketing for Xfire. "First, these stats cover nearly the entire universe of PC online games being played. Second, the stats are highly accurate because the sample size of 6.5 million gamers is so large. Third, they show how vibrant and active the Xfire gaming community is!"

With its phenomenal success, it's no surprise that Blizzard's immensely popular World of Warcraft tops the charts of man-hours spent playing on Xfire. Xfire gamers spend over 23 million minutes per day playing World of Warcraft. In the last one hundred days alone, Xfire gamers have exceeded 4,000 man-years hacking away in World of Warcraft. Additionally, gamers are playing over 66 million minutes or over 125 man-years per day across the top 20 games on Xfire. Other top games include Valve's C ounter-Strike Source, Activion's Call of Duty 2, EA's Battlefield 2 and NCsoft's Guild Wars.

For more information on " Xstatics" visit: www.xfire.com/xstatics

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.


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