GameSpot partners with Raptr

Integration of free social-networking service's real-time gameplay data to begin early next year.

This week, GameSpot announced that it has entered into a partnership with social-networking service Raptr. Starting next year, GameSpot users who sign up for the free service will have the option to display their Raptr gameplay data on GameSpot, as well as keep tabs on what their friends are playing in real time.

Raptr information that will surface on GameSpot includes users' game libraries, as well as statistics, scores, and achievements related to individual games. Raptr integration will also let GameSpot users track their progress in games or get suggestions from a game-recommendation engine.

Raptr's community features are coming to GameSpot.

Raptr's service also lets gamers quickly share information through social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as chat through their preferred IM client. The site is compatible with various online gaming platforms for the PC in addition to Xbox Live, allowing it to track data for games ranging from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to World of Warcraft.

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91 comments
ShadowViper069
ShadowViper069

This may not be a good thing since Raptr just scammed its community.

daleerin24
daleerin24

It's odd I have so many acheivments but none seem to show within gamespot but I am on Raptr

elozl
elozl

im a member since Dec 27 2009 and i just read this news like 3 days ago, i think this is awesome! hope to see the integration with gamespot real soon!

RobboElRobbo
RobboElRobbo

In other words... add RobboElRobbo on Raptr. 8)

RobboElRobbo
RobboElRobbo

I just started using this today. It needs a few fixes but it works great. I have no friends on there though. :(

TheCarl
TheCarl

Looking forward to seeing how this will be integrated into the site. Please no MANUAL additions of games!

tmaclabi
tmaclabi

Gamespot will be more cooler!

o0MrCheesy0o
o0MrCheesy0o

Nice. Been using Raptr for a while. It's pretty good.

Merl57
Merl57

this looks really cool kinda like xfire used to be then what steam became mixed with social networking and game library list, I interested to see how it tracks game data but I know that the PC stats will be more in depth

gamer082009
gamer082009

I don't know what the heck Raptr is but I'll check it out. Anything adding functionality to this site is good for all GameSpot users.

Hastur
Hastur

I joined a couple of days ago, when I read of the partnership with Gamespot. But with the exception of WoW nothing seems to get updated. And the site can takes ages to load. Not a good first impression.

SGTiD1NG0
SGTiD1NG0

@spazzx625 Do you know if this will be seamlessly intergrated, like into our actual profiles within our actual sections displaying "contributions" and "games lists?" Thanks.

spazzx625
spazzx625

@milosc - How is GS copying anything? They are integrating with Raptr...A service that is already established. So if anything, Raptr "copied" Giant Bomb. :|

Abecale
Abecale

Sounds alright, might look into it. But just dont know that many people IRL that use Gamespot, let alone Raptr. The facebook integration and the Gamespot integration will make it better to use for me.

milosc
milosc

Blaah...Dude, this is straight up copying of Giant Bomb achievements tracking. Of course, it's not the same thing (GB is much better) but the idea comes straight from Giant Bomb! Low blow GS! This is 2nd or 3rd time you're copying giant bomb. What?! Are you gonna remove my points again? Ban my profile? Why, you're scared that people will see the truth?

Kyran87
Kyran87

Very good move Gamespot. Been enjoying Raptr for quite a while now

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I would love a way to chat with my friends, like fbook over here.

buft
buft

raptr sounds like a good idea i think i will sign up just to use the features here on GS

shinspikes
shinspikes

@dmil1991 I don't see anywhere in the article that says trophies as well. Excluded by sony's choice?

NerdyGeekboy
NerdyGeekboy

im a noob! i never heard of Raptr until today XD!!!!!!!!!!1

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Raptr is pretty awesome. Good to see GameSpot partnered up. ;)

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

i just signed up, its amazing how popular wow and mw2 are!

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

This is great news, congrats to GameSpot on their successful partnership with Raptr

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@DAOWAce (and others) -- Xfire only tracks PC games played. Raptr (and other sites and services, like GamerDNA) tracks from multiple sources, such as Xfire, Steam, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network (assuming Sony again allows use of its trophy tracking). Raptr and its brethren also track achievements, such as World of Warcraft, Steam and XBL achievements. So there's a lot more to it than what you may first believe, and it combines your gameplay triumphs across multiple platforms.

Ca9ine
Ca9ine

@Avenger1324 It's actually a lot better. All your IM's into one client, tracking of all platforms. A complete social network for gamers, to be honest. Only thing lacking is PSN tracking. They were the first to have it when Sony released it, then Sony decided to not let people track on anything other than sony related, and pulled it again... meh! I hope it changes again for the PSN users' and Raptr's sake.

Ca9ine
Ca9ine

KillerWabbit23 You only enter your PSN ID once, and Raptr will track it for you. That is when Sony gets their head outta their asses. They did for a while, then they shoved it back in.

msudude211
msudude211

Very nice! I like, and use, Raptr! :D

N1kooo
N1kooo

Congrats to Gamespot.

Ca9ine
Ca9ine

Awesome stuff! Been a fan of Raptr for a long time!

shii666
shii666

I just read about the service, earlier today lol. It sounds pretty useful.

COSMICX815
COSMICX815

all right, more content and friend tracking. This is good.

paullywog
paullywog

i use xfire. never heard of raptr.

uas-2001
uas-2001

Erm no, never heard of it - w00t Xfire.

captainwonton
captainwonton

Wow it's gonna be a great 2010 for us GameSpot users

luckyspades
luckyspades

for those commenting about raptr's similarity to x-fire, it was created by d.fong, co-creator of x-fire

amill68
amill68

i never was a fan of facebook, but this seem spretty cool, i guess ill sign up for it

squidracerX
squidracerX

it says "trophies" does this work with ps3 games too?? i know on giantbomb they started tracking ps3 games on top of xbox and steam, but i have a few plat trophies for ps3 that just don't show up: so its not perfect.... i wonder if this one is better.

Gen007
Gen007

well ive never heard of it but i just signed up and it seems cool. I mean xfire just tracks pc games but this tracks everything. You also get all of the IM services combined into one so you can talk to anybody no matter what their using.

Gen007
Gen007

yup ive never heard if it

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

As others have said, Xfire would've been a better choice. No one I know uses or has even heard of Raptr. I've had an account there but I never plan on trying anything but Xfire. Me and my friends don't need another program added to our list of 'commonly used apps'. (Which would most likely conflict with Xfire anyway.)