Raptr Expands With Social News Service Based on What You Are Playing

Raptr, on of the most popular social networks for gamers, has evolved with all new features that make coming to Raptr all the more useful. Raptr today launched its new website which adds a new social news platform to the site that will allows users to submit news and view news about the games they play. Raptr is already one of the top sites for tracking the games you play so now, they’ve added a layer of personalized news to it that only delivers relevant news about the games that you play. Pretty clever.

We’d also like to announce that we are one of their launch partners, which is pretty exciting for us. We currently have our own topics page set up on Raptr here: http://www.raptr.com/topic/the-gamer-with-kids/wall, so stop on by and follow our page. We are still in the process of sprucing up the page a bit but feel free to stop on by and say hello.

For more information about the new Raptr, click the read more link below for the full press release.

Press Release

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.

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