v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Adieu Raptr...

Normally with these "adieu" posts the service or software I am writing about the service shuts down or the software maintainer no longer updates the software. In this case Raptr isn't going away, but it's changing focus.  Raptr is (was) a great service to keep all of your gaming information in one place. I could consolidate my xbox gaming, my PC gaming, and the few PS games that I play in one place. I could keep track of all achievements, see what sort of games I usually play and so on. Well, I guess that's changing now. 

The message received the other day:

When Raptr started out, we offered Steam and XBL achievements and PSN trophy tracking, PC/Xbox 360 gameplay tracking, plus unified buddy lists and chat. As Raptr grew, we realized there was a big demand for features that improved the PC gaming experience, such as game optimizations, easy Twitch streaming, and lightweight video capture.

But on the console side, you may have noticed some features stopped updating, as changes to Xbox Live and PSN would repeatedly break our system.

We believe our mission is to make PC gaming fun and effortless, and therefore we've decided to focus our resources on PC gaming exclusively. We will retire all remaining console support in the near future. For additional details, see our FAQ.

Your console-related information is still available on Xbox Live and PSN, and for those looking for a unified tracking solution, we recommend Playfire.

We'd like to thank console gamers for using Raptr, and we hope you'll check out our PC gaming features and stick around!

-Team Raptr

It is a bit annoying to have to move to another service. I guess I will be trying out Playfire and Duxter (two other social networks for gaming) but the main issue is that the games I have on my raptr profile won't import into other services, so the addition of shows is now a manual one again.  I went through this when TVTag (aka getGlue) shut down and I had to re-do all my TV show ratings in other services - major pain...  I suppose I'll keep my profile and see what becomes of raptr, rather than just deleting it altogether.  The perils of free services...

Raptr Profile, ca. 2014
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