Xfire is an instant messenger application for Windows. Unlike instant messaging giants like MSN or Yahoo!, this application is targeted at gamers. It is a simple application that does without all the unnecessary features of those messengers. The main window has information that resembles the friends tab of Xbox Live! You see all your friends in your friends list and what game they are playing. If you have the game they are playing, you can simply join your friends instantly from the messenger. It will launch the game and find your friend. The application completes the package with support for in-game messaging and voice and video conferences. There is also a server that warns you about new patches and files related to your games. Xfire supports more than one thousand games and you can go to the Servers tab to look for multiplayer servers at any time. One nice feature about this application is that it automatically keeps track of how well, or badly, you perform in your games, so then you can boast about it or be ashamed.
- Great gaming application.