Xfire social content
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Xfire was a proprietary freeware instant messaging service for gamers that also served as a game server browser with various other features.
social.xfire.com is (was) a community site for Xfire users, allowing them to upload screenshots (photos and videos) and to make contacts.
On June 10, 2015 Xfire announced that they were shutting down the Xfire client and purge all user content on June 12, 2015 (yes, 2 days' notice).
As of June 19, 2015 the site is still up, although all requests to social.xfire.com are redirected to a page with the shutdown notice and export feature. The content is still accessible through crash.xfire.com and a couple of other domains.
- [...] we have decided to sunset the Xfire Client and the social site so we can focus our efforts on The Xfire Tournament Platform. This hasn’t been an easy decision. We have a lot of loyal users and we know many of you will be disappointed by the loss of the client and community. But we feel that we are well positioned to make a significant impact in bringing the exhilaration of esports from the pros to the masses, and we can’t do that effectively while also maintaining the client and social website.
- We’d like to thank our loyal fans and users who have stuck with us over the years and we hope that you’ll join us on the next chapter of Xfire either as a tournament organizer, a team owner, a participant, or a spectator.
- We understand that a lot of our users are attached to the screen shots and videos that were uploaded to your profiles and we want to make sure you don’t lose them. If you’d like to recover them, you can do so using the form below.
- Thanks again for using Xfire, and we look forward to see you in a tournament in the near future.
Users are, theoretically, able to export their content on http://social.xfire.com/, however, the export tool is very slow and buggy.
ArchiveTeam decided to save what they can. There are tens, if not hundreds of millions of videos, screenshots and user profiles, so it won't be little. The site is also quite slow.
User computerfreak has done an efficient username discovery, the results of which (~21M usernames) can be found here: http://archiveteam.nickproductions.com/xfire/usernames.txt.gz