XfireTM is a new, free tool that
automatically keeps track of when and where gamers are playing PC games
online and lets their friends join them easily. It works regardless of
game type, server browser, or gaming service that a player is using.
Xfire eliminates the hassles of running multiple programs like IRC,
instant messengers, or in-game friends lists to keep track of when and
where a gamer's friends are playing. It supports the best and the
latest online PC games including server- and non-server-based First
Person Shooters, Real Time Strategy, and Role Playing Games.
Xfire was founded by Dennis "Thresh" Fong (World Champion of
Quake) and Mike Cassidy (former CEO of Direct Hit). Xfire, Inc. is
funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, New Enterprise Associates and
Granite Global. Xfire is based in Menlo Park, CA.
Note: This application has a native equivalent, Gfire.
Xfire is a free application that combines multiple gaming tools into one powerful tool to alleviate the need to run multiple different gaming related programs. For instance, Xfire allows you to chat with your friends, see what games they are playing, what servers they are playing on and join them instantly with one click. Xfire also allows you to show off your gaming skills by capturing screenshots and videos and uploading them to your Profile page on the Xfire website.