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WoW Summer Movie Contest finalists set

Posted by: Dan at 10/10/2006 12:40 PM

Head on over to xfire.com to watch and vote for the 20 finalists in the World of Warcraft Summer Movie Contest.  There are five finalists in each of the following categories: Short Film, Comedy, Music Video/Dance and Drama/Action.

"We are absolutely astounded by the quality of the submissions that we have received this year," said Mike Cassidy, CEO of Xfire. "It has been extremely difficult for us to narrow it down to just 20 finalists in four categories, and I expect it will be just as hard for our members to select their favorites."

Voting concludes on Monday, October 23rd and winners (who will share $23,000 worth of prizes) will be announced on Thursday, October 26th.



XFIRE UNVEILS FINALISTS OF "WORLD OF WARCRAFT" SUMMER MOVIE CONTEST"


 

Gamers Are Invited To Cast Votes for Their Favorite Machinima Movie
Finalists

$23,000 In Prizes Will Be Awarded to Winners



MENLO PARK, CA - October 9, 2006 - Xfire, Inc. - a division of Viacom Inc.'s
(NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks and one of the fastest growing online gaming
platforms and communities in the world - today announced the finalists for
the "World of Warcraft" Summer Movie Contest." With $23,000 in prizes up for
grabs, gamers are invited to visit Xfire.com to view the exceptional
Machinima movies and vote for their favorite finalists.

"We are absolutely astounded by the quality of the submissions that we have
received this year," said Mike Cassidy, CEO of Xfire. "It has been extremely
difficult for us to narrow it down to just 20 finalists in four categories,
and I expect it will be just as hard for our members to select their
favorites."

For the "World of Warcraft Summer Movie Contest," Xfire tapped into its 5
million-user base and the millions of World of Warcraft" players, welcoming
entrants from Canada, Europe and the United States to create movies using
Blizzard's wildly popular massively multiplayer online game, World of
Warcraft".  Five outstanding contest finalists were selected from each of
the following four categories: Short Film, Comedy, Music Video/Dance and
Drama/Action.  Gamers have until Monday, October 23 to select and vote for
their favorites.  Contest winners will be announced on Thursday, October 26.

For a list of the finalist as well as to watch and submit your vote, please
visit: http://www.xfire.com/wow