Eurogamers adds Xbox LIVE integration to its growing community website

Brighton, England, September 4th, 2007: Eurogamers, the social network for gamers, today announces that it has introduced Xbox LIVE integration, giving the site's users the option to share and compare their achievements and progress in leading Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows - LIVE titles.

As a result, Eurogamer users are now able to view information from their in-game profiles via the Eurogamers website, including:

    <*>Xbox LIVE Gamercard, Gamerscore and achievements <*>Eurogamer user leaderboards for every Xbox 360 game <*>An overall Eurogamer Gamerscore leaderboard <*>Eurogamer Fight!– a new way of comparing online achievements with other Eurogamers <*>Automated Game Collections– populating on-site game collections with LIVE titles automatically, doing away with the need to search by hand
Over 2,000 users have already added their Xbox LIVE information to their user profiles– and you can add yours now at http://gamers.eurogamer.net/xbl.php

In addition to this, Eurogamer has teamed up with 2K Games to offer 1,900 free Xbox LIVE BioShock themes for Xbox LIVE. Get yours now at http://gamers.eurogamer.net/giveaways.php?id=7

Rupert Loman, managing director of Eurogamer said,“We’ve always been big fans of Xbox LIVE and this first stage of integration is a fantastic feature for our users. As online game worlds and the Eurogamers community begin to interact, the potential of the site is clear for all to see.”

“We’re also delighted with the take-up of the Eurogamer TV content which is available for free to watch via Xbox LIVE Arcade," he added.

Eurogamer is gearing up for its biggest Christmas ever. The company moves into new premises in the centre of Brighton next month and has the launch of its Spanish edition planned for the coming weeks.

Eurogamer.net was also shortlisted this week for the Games Media Awards in the categories Best Games Website– News, and Best Games Website– Reviews&Features. Deputy Editor Tom Bramwell was nominated for Best Writer in Specialist Digital Media and Eurogamer TV editor Johnny Minkley was nominated for Best Games-Dedicated Broadcast on Mainstream TV or Radio.

Contact

For more information on Eurogamer’s advertising solutions as the busy Christmas period approaches, please contact Dan Robinson– dan@eurogamer.net / 07919 378 414.

About Eurogamer Network:

Founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman, Brighton-based Eurogamer is the publisher of the UK’s most popular independent videogame website, Eurogamer.net. The site had an ABCE audited audience of 1,317,522 unique users during November 2006. The company also publishes a video site for gamers, Eurogamer TV, and a social network for gamers, Eurogamers.

The company also operates the first truly European network of videogame websites, including a German edition, Eurogamer.de and a French edition, Eurogamer.fr. Two more European launches are planned for 2007.

Eurogamer is also the publisher of the world's market-leading industry resource, GamesIndustry.biz and a site for the mobile games industry, MobileIndustry.biz. See www.eurogamer.biz for more details.


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