New Distribution Partners Include Destructoid, The Syndicate, Team EG, and GMOD
SANDPOINT, IDAHO– APRIL 7, 2009– PlayXpert, developer of the patent-pending TrueOverlay™ in-game overlay system and provider of next-generation in-game community tools for PC and MMO gamers– which lets them access the web, watch videos, do research, and chat without leaving the game– today announced its“Signature Edition” distribution program. This program allows community sites, publishers, and studios with the ability to brand the PlayXpert platform and deliver it to their community of users. In addition, anyone in the program can provide widgets that are made available on the PlayXpert widget gallery or used by other PlayXpert users.
“Our Signature Edition distribution program gives anyone in the PC games business the ability to use our breakthrough overlay technology as a means to support their users, distribute great tools that work in any DirectX game, and extend their own brand in the process,” said Charles Manning CEO of PlayXpert.“The challenges related to building an‘in-game solution’ no longer exist for companies who are catering to the gamer– just use our platform and you can bring your tools or content into any game.”
In addition to announcing this new program, PlayXpert is also announcing new participating partners including hardcore community site Destructoid, leading guild“The Syndicate,” competitive gaming team Evil Geniuses, and Mod catalog provider GMOD.
Terms and licensing details about PlayXpert Signature Editions are available upon request by contacting PlayXpert via their website at http://playxpert.com/web/guest/communities/partners.
Destructoid, the community for hardcore gamers delivering news updates every 20 minutes to over 150,000 unique viewers per day is launching PlayXpert to its Destructoid Army. The Signature Edition of PlayXpert will be available to dtoid users allowing them to comment, blog, and post updates whether they’re in or out of game. The Destructoid Signature Edition is available at http://www.destructoid.com.
Niero Gonzalez, founder and president of Destructoid, commented,“We’ve been tracking PlayXpert since we first broke the story about them two years ago. We’re happy to have the ability to offer it to our users as a means to stay connected to the community.”
Established in early 1996, The Syndicate® is the most successful virtual community in the history of Online Gaming. Specializing in game and system testing, strategy guide writing, consulting on systems design and round table feedback, The Syndicate is an extremely well organized, professional, mature organization that has been involved with MMO projects for many years. Members and leadership of The Syndicate have been involved early with PlayXpert and wanted to have a personalized version of the platform for their community.
Sean Stalzer, the president of The Syndicate said,“We’ve been a part of the PlayXpert community from the beginning of the closed Beta period. We’re excited to offer our members a customized version of PlayXpert that enhances our productivity and efficiency as an organization.” More information about The Syndicate can be found at http://www.LLTS.org.
First founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses (Team EG) is North America’s premier professional gaming team. With more than 50 players from both the United States and Canada, EG truly consists of the finest gaming talent North America has to offer as, over the years, EG players have accumulated numerous podium placements at the world’s most prestigious eSports tournaments. Home to such internationally renowned players as Danny“fRoD” Montaner, Paul“czm” Nelson, and Jordan“n0thing” Gilbert, Evil Geniuses is proud to represent North America in the global eSports landscape.
"Competitive gaming is an intense and exciting sphere that necessitates thinking on-the-fly, intense focus, and oftentimes multi-tasking as well," said Alexander Garfield, Executive Director of Evil Geniuses. "Professional gamers in particular have to alt-tab quite frequently for several different purposes, including configuration, customization, and communication between teammates. With PlayXpert, Team EG players are much better equipped to navigate these intense competitive situations. We're thrilled to have our own, personalized Signature Edition of PlayXpert."
Olympus Entertainment has created a platform called GMOD® that answers videogame consumers’ need for fresh engaging content at an impulse buy price. GMOD’s solution combines the production potential of YouTube like user created content and the scalability of an iTunes like digital marketplace to create a viral online catalog.
Skylar Kreisher, CEO of Olympus Entertainment, is eager to explore the new revenue models that PlayXpert makes available.“With PlayXpert we are able to make the GMOD marketplace available to consumers from within their games, thus reducing the transaction cost for users interested in purchasing new engaging content. This dynamic relationship between games and the availability of fresh content is the future of our online marketplace.”
The PlayXpert installation, available for free download at www.playxpert.com, includes the PlayXpert Friends Widget, Vivox Voice Widget, Wikia Widget, Web Browser Widget, PC Diagnostics Widget, and a Tunes Widget. PlayXpert has also released a Widget Gallery which allows users to download ancillary widgets developed by PlayXpert or the community. They include a Google Gadget Widget, Notepad Widget, Command Line Widget, TeamSpeak Widget, and an Armory Widget for WoW players to name a few.
PlayXpert, LLC, is the provider of next-generation in-game community management tools for the PC and MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) market. Focused on delivering the technology gamers want to enrich their community experience, PlayXpert allows users to engage in their favorite activities (forum posts, chat, music control, or monitoring system diagnostics) while in-game. The PlayXpert client is a completely customizable platform that enables gamers to choose from a large variety of tools to enhance their gaming experience. For more information, please visit www.playxpert.com.
TrueOverlay is a trademark of PlayXpert LLC. The Syndicate is a registered trademark of The Syndicate . GMOD is a registered trademark of Olympus Entertainment.
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