I love Raptr. It was the first social network I discovered for gamers. It offers so much to its users and continues to update with more and more content.
Raptr is a website that tracks your gameplay (game time). It let’s you keep track of your game library with manual tracking and adding for games that don’t normally connect online (DS, Wii, PSP, etc.) Games on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Steam all track automatically. It’s pretty neat.
Besides all of the nifty game related features is the community. Raptr has evolved, haha I made a pun, over time and each change to the website has been more oriented on the community. It’s a great place to meet fellow gamers, discuss hot gaming topics, find a person to game with, etc. If you want to keep it more personal you can stick to following your close friends, compare achievements, or strike up a challenge.
Another new feature is the Raptr Rewards. Raptr gives tons of stuff away to its members. Be it free games, free dlc, beta codes, in-game content, etc. I’ve made a few videos in the past giving away duplicate games from this system and letting you kind folks know when something good comes up on the radar.
I’ve stated in the past how much I really do love Raptr. It’s awesome and perfect for my tracking obsession.
The one thing that I have often complained about was the Raptr App for Apple. Oh man, was this terrible. I had frequent issues even loading the app but when it did load I was plagued with having to log in to my accounts multiple times, Steam never wanted to really connect. If I wanted to track time or view my profile I was forced to click on a button which opened it in Safari. It was more so just a buggy friends list.
Upon updating it the other day I noticed some pretty significant changes. I no longer have the Steam issue, or the log in issue for that matter. To the side is now a menu that slides out when prompted. This menu contains all of the short cuts to expected features: friends list, inbox, friend requests, track game time manually… I’m sorry, what…? Yup, that’s right. Raptr has finally implemented tracking to the app. You can track from anywhere now, so long as you have an internet connection that is.
Viewing your profile still brings up Safari, which is unfortunate, but everything looks neat and organized. And manual tracking on the Raptr app is enough to satisfy this hunger, for now.
The app is free and the website is completely free to use. I highly advise checking it out for yourselves. If Raptr sounds like something you’d be interested in, you won’t be disappointed.
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