Many of you will have heard of the website ‘raptr.com’. The overall company mission was to “help people get more out of their games”, and by creating an account with them you could track stats, compare achievements and track friends (no, not in the creepy way).
Today sees the launch of a brand new set of features for raptr, as they branch off into gaming news. This open beta means an account holder can now ‘follow’ games they are interested in, and automatically have news regarding that game posted to a ‘news feed’ section of their homepage.
“Where does the news come from?” I hear you ask. Well that’s where sites like TSA come in. Any user can copy the URL of a story they like and paste it into a handy ‘submit a link’ box on your raptr homepage. After you tag the story the link will then be uploaded to raptr. For example, this morning’s news on the Portal 2 soundtrack has been uploaded with a ‘Portal 2’ tag, so now anyone on raptr who is following Portal 2 can see the news.
The community can then vote up or down these stories, with the top voted being more prevalent. You can also leave comments on various stories. Think of it as Facebook meets N4G meets Reddit, but with all the regular raptr features.
Dennis Fong, CEO of Raptr had the following to say:
“We’re excited by the launch of this new community-driven website because it builds upon the success of our existing service and provides a new way to discover and share content.”
TSA has been lucky enough to gain access to the beta, and it’s quite an interesting development bearing in mind the many millions of users raptr has. TSA also has a raptr page which you can follow, although it’s a bit barren at the moment until we get to grips with the new features.
So, when you log in and notice a whole load of new features, at least you now know what’s going on.