Raptr is Officially Live!


Hey MNNians!

Our friends at Raptr have just launched a fancy new website for gamers which features an exciting new social news platform that we think all you Maplers should check out at Raptr.com.

RAPTR LAUNCHES SOCIAL NEWS PLATFORM FOR GAMERS WITH PERSONALIZATION BASED ON WHAT YOU’RE PLAYING

Raptr to Rollout New Platform to Over Eight Million Users

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
  • Community-curated content
  • 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.

About Raptr
Created by a world-class team led by CEO and founder Dennis Fong (co-founder of Xfire, Lithium, and Gamers.com), the award-winning Raptr service provides gamers with a central location to connect with both friends and the games they play.  Since 2007, Raptr has raised more than $27 million in funding from investors Accel Partners, Founder’s Fund, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital.

For more information about Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com.

What’s new at Raptr?

Raptr homepage for logged-out users. New users simply provide at least one piece of information about the games they like, or their gaming identity, ie. Xbox Gamertag, PSN ID, or Steam ID. Raptr then creates a personalized experience based on the info the user gives.

The logged-in user’s home page. No two dashboards are the same, as content and user activity are unique to each person. This is the default landing page for all registered users, and contains timely, personalized content based on the user’s gaming activity as well as relevance of the content as filtered through our algorithm. In addition, the dashboard provides suggested games that a user may also find interesting as well.

This is where users can find info about and follow a game. While the dashboard showcases the hottest stories from a mix of gaming content, each gaming page will showcase any post submitted for that specific game. The community can submit, vote and comment on each story from here as well.

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