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Published on May 26th, 2011 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Raptr Gets a Facelift

If you’ve been a member of Raptr for a decent amount of time, you know that the gaming-based network has come a fairly long way in a short amount of time. Starting out as just a connecting network for other networks and progressively adding more features, today marks the day that Raptr takes another huge evolutionary jump.

This isn’t just a fresh coat of paint. The new Raptr not only provides you with a custom news feed based on the games you play, it’s also adding a ton of new features. One of the largest is the Vote Up/Down feature that’s popular on sites like Digg or Reddit. This feature alone could take Raptr on a new path, but it gets better!

Have a look at the Raptr Beta for yourself. While you’re there, check out GAMINGtruth’s Raptr page, and lets try to make GAMINGtruth the most popular community there!

This is the new face of Raptr, and this is a facelift that promises big things. This won’t be the last you’ll be hearing about Raptr from us, so stay tuned… More awesomeness awaits.

Press Release follows.

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.

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Press Contacts:
Bryce Baer / Sibel Sunar
fortyseven communications for Raptr
415.543.9247 x 315 / 323.658.1200
PR@Raptr.com

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About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



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