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PRESS RELEASE: XFIRE ONLINE GAME COMMUNITY CONTINUES RAPID GROWTH SURPASSING SEVEN MILLION REGISTERED USER MARK

Press release supplied by Games Press 14:01 (GMT) 07/05/2007

Free Service for PC and Console Game Players,

Xfire Offers a Quick and Easy Solution To Find and Play with Friends Online

MENLO PARK, CA - May 7, 2007 – Xfire, one of the fastest growing online gaming communities, announced today it recently crossed seven million registered users and supports over 800 of the most popular PC games worldwide.  Xfire’s goal is “gaming simplified,” offering gamers a quick and easy way to find and play games with their friends online.

“Our seven million users constitute a very active community that spent over 14,300 man-years on Xfire in the month of March alone,” said Mike Cassidy, CEO of Xfire, Inc. “In addition to helping gamers play online with their friends, Xfire also offers a slew of innovative features such as in-game messaging in over 500 games, automated gameplay statistics, free voice chat, and live online gaming events.”

Xfire is a free, advertising-supported product.  Providing valuable services to gamers that enrich their online game playing experiences, Xfire includes friend tracking, a one-click option to join friends’ games, a server browser, in-game messaging, peer-to-peer file downloading, game statistics, automated player profiles, and voice chat.

Xfire is the largest host of live online gaming events on the Internet.  Xfire and its advertising partners such as ATI, Cadbury, Electronic Arts, Intel, Pepsi, Taco Bell, 20th Century Fox, and others sponsor online events where members can play with pro gamers, join in online chats with celebrities, and participate in machinima contests involving their favorite games. Currently, Xfire is hosting “The Ridiculously Long Lasting Stride Xfire Cup 2007,” an online Counter-Strike: Source invitational tournament bringing the best North American teams together to compete for $24,000 in winnings, sponsored by Stride Gum.

Please visit Xfire at http://www.xfire.com

About Xfire, Inc.

Xfire, Inc. is 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 and download the latest updates and additions to their favorite games. With more than seven 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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