Over the last few weeks, our friends over at Rapt.com have been hard at work on a new website with all kinds of new features and information. The past gew days we have been checking the beta site out and are proud to say that it has officially launched to the public today. Here is the official press release announcing the site as well as some screenshots below. See for yourself and then head on over and check out whats new. We are enjoying the new site and we pretty sure you will too. Oh, and keep an eye out for XXLGaming postings that you can vote up.
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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.
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.
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LINK TO RAPTR: http://www.raptr.com/