Hatching a New Raptr

What’s going on between Nintendojo and Raptr?

By Andrew Hsieh. Posted 05/26/2011 15:59 1 Comment     ShareThis

For the past couple of weeks, Nintendojo and Raptr have been talking about ways to bring our readers even more good ol’ video game goodness– and today, we’ve found a solution. Raptr’s launching a new site that’ll bring Nintendojo fans and Raptr fans together, helping fans not only find great content from Nintendojo and more of our esteemed company, but also video games that they’ve never heard of but would love to play. We’re really excited over here, and if you check out the site (and the press release below!) we think you might just feel the same way. Don’t worry– for our part, Nintendojo’s staying the same. We’re just going to be sharing our content with a lot more people. Watch out for our own personalized page soon, and hey, make some new Raptr friends while you’re at it.


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.

We here at Nintendojo have been here for fifteen years (!!) and we’re gonna be here as long as y’all read us. This is just one way to make you happy– and to keep you reading. Let us know what you think, and we hope we see you at Raptr and, of course, our own comments section.

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