Gamer oriented IM

So, a guy I used to work with at 3DO (well a couple of them, actually) is working on a new project: Xfire. Basically, it’s an IM client that allows people on your buddy list to see what game you’re playing, and for some games, will let them instantly join the server you’re on. For other games, it will give them the server details so they can find it themselves. It also has a cool “Friends of Friends” feature, to help you find new people to play against (or with) online.

Its in beta right now, and supports a whole slew of games (more than they have listed on thier site.) Check it out, if you don’t mind another chat client on your system. If you want to add me and can’t figure out what my username is, well… 🙂

I know I fixed those typoes before posting… I just know I did…

Edited on Feb 1st 2004, 01:23 by Hooloovoo

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One thought on “Gamer oriented IM”

  1. I’ve tried it. Actually I think it’s kinda bad and clunky. It’s installing hooks and services in my system to determine what games are running. It might be okay if you have a lot of games you play regularily, but if you only got one or two games you like to play online (like me), then a simple server browser might be a better idea.

    Just my two cents.

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