Right section, right? Anyways, Viacom sold Xfire off. This is the latest broadcast message from the Xfire Team:
Xfire was bought by new owners today. Most of the team that has built Xfire over the last six years is leaving. We enjoyed working for you for the last 127 releases and wish we could stay to create the next 127. Good bye, good luck, and game on. --- The Xfire Team
No other details have been released by the new/former owners.
Xfire doesn't seem to have the same status it used to have. I haven't really used it all that much anymore, but I guess that's because its redundant considering many of my MP games are on steam.
Probably about the same reason I haven't logged on in about a month. I don't need duplicate programs messing with eachother while I'm trying to play a game. :|
I like Xfire more than Steam, don't know why, but I usually have all my chatting programs open at once, MSN, Xfire, Steam, Skype, etc.
I have too many open at once, so losing Xfire wasn't a huge deal, especially when my Steam/Xfire friends list was pretty much mirrored.
I have a lot of games that aren't on Steam, but they can still be tracked by Xfire.
People still used Xfire?
Xfire was acquired by a small company known as "Titan Gaming". Judging by that, it's safe to assume that the total amount xfire was acquired for was relatively small in the business sense, and obviously much smaller than what Viacom had paid to acquire it.
i used it before ... but last time my pc was laged by xfire :( it was not so bad programm :P