Windows: Raptr is an impressive social networking tool designed to replace and enhance the lackluster tools included in many games. Connect with your gamer friends more effectively and with clearer information on who is playing what and when.
We try to keep nostalgic “When I was a kid!” rants to a minimum but some times we can’t help it. Raptr is a service we couldn’t have even dreamed of back when we were using dial-up modems to connect to our friends for a remote game of Command and Conquer—often unsuccessfully, at that.
After signing up for a Raptr account and installing the client you start adding accounts from your social and gaming networks. Raptr supports AIM, Yahoo! Chat, MSN Chat, Gtalk, XFire, ICQ, Facebook and even scan your list of Twitter contacts for fellow gamers. Not only does Raptr connect you to all your gaming friends on all those networks and give you status updates on what they are playing—and the ability to join in—but once you’re in a game you can still use Raptr to communicate with people in and outside of that game. On top of all that you can even use Raptr to organise your games and download new freeware and demo games right from Raptr. Check out the video above for an overview of many of the great features in Raptr.
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