While we are on the subject of true confessions I have decided to open up my gaming habits to the world by joining Xfire. At first I hesitated because it is a kind of voluntary spyware but then I reasoned that plenty of folk who know more about these things than I do are using it. Xfire probably isn't going to turn around and use the data to empty my bank account or blackmail me. I am fairly impressed so far, its a small download and simple install that doesn't seem to hog much resources. It managed to identify all of the games on my hard drive even some more obscure titles and games buried in my Steam directory. I doubt I will be using the chat functionality much but I am quite looking forward to finally knowing how much time I spend playing various games.
I am showing my Xfire mini profile in the sidebar to replace the criminally neglected "currently playing" item. Unfortunately the mini profile only shows the most popular game played over the last week. You can click through for a more detailed listing but who is going to bother? If any one has a better Xfire widget that is compatible with Blogger then please let me know. The few Xfire widgets that listed by Blogger don't seem to work.