Quick note about Raptr’s new site

I was part of a super secret beta project for Raptr’s new gaming site. That beta is now over, the site is live, and the NDA is down.

I’ll post more about all of this once I spend more time with the site myself, but basically, I hope the site can be what I always hoped VirginWorlds would become; a one-stop website to see all the news/posts that might interest me. We’ll see if the Raptr site achieves this, but if they do, I think it would be a huge boost to the somewhat “in crowd” nature of the MMO blog-o-sphere.

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6 Responses to Quick note about Raptr’s new site

  1. Did any blogger not get invited to this? I know I did. Only I’m annoyed by some of the changes they made, mostly because I’m old and resent change, but also because they hid some data I previously found meaningful. Such is life.

  2. I’m missing those graphs, you know the ones where you see how an MMO loose half their subscriptions after 30 days …. hmmmm…or is it now hidden somewhere else in the site?

    Or do we now have to go to Xfire for these more interesting gaming stats?

  3. Angry Gamer says:

    Just a couple of questions…

    Most commercial frequent customer rewards mechanisms involve direct spifing (that is you get a discount at the store checkout ect).

    Given that you are providing information on your game play that is marketable to to advertisers/game devs etc… what is a RAPTR user getting in return for subscribing?

    If it is only for friends to know what you are playing… is that really enough of a benefit?

    Given the recent break ins at Sony does this give one pause on using a service that ties ones activity to perhaps multiple online accounts?

    For example: The ability to target specific players who have multiple accounts across games (think Eve Multiboxer etc) [a data correlation that Raptr easily facilitates] make using such a service as Raptr problematic?

    Sony with all it’s corporate resources could not keep out a determined hacker org… How does a “free” online service even begin to be prepared for the computer threats coming?

    • Well firstly , free also implies no credit cards. Secondly no credit cards implies most people probably don’t even use their real names on a site like raptr.

      As for what do we get in return? I use it to track my own gaming patterns [i.e. how long have i played certain games and which games i’ve been playing] . Raptr even have stats on which “genre” you are leaning towards and is probably in a position to market specific new games to you….but that suits me.

      Also Raptr of course does provide a client that doubles as a multi-protocol messenger [gtalk/msn/xfire/etc] . So simply the tracking is already useful.

      I guess you can say it’s the same reason why people would put their photo albums on facebook instead of hosting it on their own blogs. Only reason why i don’t want Raptr in my Facebook is, because i don’t necessarily want to share my gaming habits with my boss….so i rather use Raptr where everyone there is part of the same hobby than use Facebook where they are not.

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