Raptr, the social networking site for gamers, has had a major upgrade, and is now a hugely useful resource for gamers of all persuasions.
To give you an idea what it's all about, here's the official press release from the folks at Raptr. If you haven't already signed up, we highly recommend you do - it's a very easy and fun way to keep track of everything that's of interest to you in the world of games.
San Francisco – May 26, 2011 – Raptr, the leading social network for gamers, has launched a social news platform, adding a significant new dimension to its popular service. The milestone expansion will enable users to submit stories that are then voted on by the community and automatically targeted based on a person’s gaming profile and gameplay activity. The evolved Raptr goes live today with its more than eight million user base at http://raptr.com.
“At Raptr we’re reinventing the way people stay connected and informed about the games they care
about”, said Dennis Fong, CEO of Raptr. “We’re excited by the launch of the new community-driven
website because it builds upon the success of our existing service and provides a new way to discover
and share content.”
Raptr now intelligently delivers the most relevant content based on the games and platforms you own,
your recent gameplay, and what your friends are sharing. Raptr also helps players discover additional
content by determining your gaming preferences, such as gaming genres, developers, and publishers
that interest you. Users can submit and share a mix of content including news, videos, screenshots,
status updates, and reviews.
Today, Raptr’s full feature set includes:
Personalized news feed
Expanded topics to include all things related to gaming
Suggestion engine to help you discover new games
Automatic gameplay and achievements tracker on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3
Centralized buddy list and friend tracker
In-game chat and web browsing for PC games
More than eight million people already use Raptr to track their gameplay and connect with their friends across PC, console, and web games. Raptr tracks more than 23 million gaming sessions and over a billion minutes of gameplay each month, providing users real-time insight into what’s hot in gaming.