For those of you that follow us on our main blog, you might have noticed an extra item on the right sidebar showing some of our gaming stats (or just my insane addiction to Minecraft) through a site widget called Raptr. In short, Raptr is a way to unify your console collections and gaming habits into 1 universal platform. Achievements, trophies and many other unlockables are brought into 1 place for all to see!
Displaying your bragging rights is pretty easy and quite universal. The site can generate a variety of stats for site widgets and forum signatures. Need it as just an image or HTML or bbCode? They have you covered!
Tracking is available essentially for all game and systems but only automatically tracked for XBLA,
PSN and Steam. Manual tracking is a breeze with the site or the Raptr client. You can also keep up with your friends on the go with the iPhone app too! (Raptr is looking for programmers to extend their mobile market to Android as well but can’t afford it in-house.)
Currently, there is an application for Windows but Mac and Linux users are left out in the cold. Although there are emulation layers and WINE, there is no native solution for Linux users.
Using the main site adds a bit of the social network flair as well. Games that you own (or follow, if you opt in) will show news feeds from all over the web. Playing games, tracking time and using the site scores you points towards specials as a registered user on the site too!
There are a few more options on how to display your stats, below. For how fresh this site still is, it’s amazing for connecting all of your gaming platforms and individual games. There is still lots of room for growth but it has quite a bit of functionality. Check it out, sign up and friend us on GameBlips!
(Personally, I am tracking games on Xbox360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Android and iOS.)