Thursday, May 26, 2011

Raptr launches social news site for gamers

We’re sure many of you out there will already be familiar with Raptr - the social networking site for gamers – but today it launched an update that incorporates a rather nifty news option. The new platform now not only allows you to keep track of your games and achievements/trophies on your PC, Xbox 360 or PS3 (and keep in touch with gaming buddies), it now also features a personalized news feed.

Raptr now allows you to submit stories that are then voted on by the community – the more Thumbs Up votes it gets, the higher it goes up the rankings. It’s effectively combining the ability to vote on top content as you would in, and share experiences and views as you would on Facebook – but it’s all about gaming! That’s right, you can submit anything from news and videos, to screenshots and reviews.

Megabits of Gaming was approached to become an official launch partner for Raptr’s new initiative – so visit the site, search for us and click Follow to get the latest news, views and commentary!

We need you, our avid readers, to take a trip to Raptr and submit your favourite Megabits stories so others out there can enjoy us too!

Just head to Raptr, submit the link and make sure you tag it with “Megabits of Gaming". You can also follow us on our very own page (after the jump).

Dennis Fong, Raptr CEO:

“At Raptr we’re reinventing the way people stay connected and informed about the games they care about. 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.”