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 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.