Raptr's new rewards program promises gamers free stuff

The good folks at Raptr dropped us a line today to let us know that they're rolling out a new program for users of the gamer-social-network-type-thing. They're currently boasting 13 million users, and now they want to give those users some stuff. Because, believe us, gamers absolutely love stuff.

And the stuff they're offering isn't too shabby either. They've reportedly offered $1.3 million in prizes in the first month, though we've no idea whether or not that includes the prizes like entry into private betas. Which are obviously priceless.

Here's a few of the things they're boasting about giving away:

·         Exclusive in-game items for Blacklight: Retribution
·         Major discounts on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3-branded Logitech G-Series peripherals
·         Early access codes for Diablo III
·         Major discounts for Gunnar gaming eyewear
·         Beta access for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
·         Consoles, rare collectibles, and in-game items for Mass Effect 3
·         Microsoft Gold package, featuring a free one month Gold subscription, plus Xbox LIVE Arcade games
·         Free copies of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
·         Free copies of RIFT, as well as upgrade to Collector’s Edition
·         Exclusive in-game items and currency for Shin Megami Tensei Imagine, Pandora Saga

Each reward is different, and the way that you qualify depends on the reward itself," said a PR rep for Raptr. "For example, people qualify these rewards by playing games for a certain length of time, or getting certain achievements, or being the first to accomplish something."

Our only reservation is that these promotions might get hogged up 

From the comments made by the CEO of Raptr, it kind of sounds like they're building Klout for video gamers.

“We see Raptr Rewards as a natural evolution of what Raptr can do for gamers,” said Dennis Fong,  CEO of Raptr.  “Raptr’s reputation system already ranks players based on their skills and activity in their games.  We’re now taking the next step in rewarding players for the time and effort they’ve invested in these games. The good news is this is just the beginning!” 




  • jackthemenace - May 9, 2012 9:33 a.m.

    Well, I guess anything that comes free is a bonus. And a social-network geared towards gamers does sound pretty cool too. i might have to look further into this.
  • thochaos - May 8, 2012 1:18 a.m.

    Why is that lizard thrusting his boner at the logo?
  • robotdickens - May 8, 2012 12:50 a.m.

    Woo! Free stuff! And free gaming stuff at that. Thanks for the info!
  • oddprophet - May 7, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    This "Gunnar Gaming Eyewear" thing intrigues me, naturally, I assume it's an eyepatch HUD akin to Solid Snake's Solid Eye in MGS4. And for that reason and that reason alone, I refuse to join this service because it will no doubt make me investigate further and that will lead to the inevitable shock and horror when I find out it's a load of tat. I think I also had a legitimate reason for not caring before I got obsessed with magic eyepatches, but now that's all I can think of... Why aren't there any commercially available magic eyepatches? Surely that's the first thing you think of when someone screams "TECHNOLOGY!" into your Ear! Uh...What was this article about again?
  • Blaastoid - May 7, 2012 7:42 p.m.

    Sounds nice. I shall check this out.
  • Stikes - May 7, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    I got a nice Logitech green back-lit keyboard for my gf for 34$ shipped thanks to them. Love these promotions. Wish I got the Diablo 3 early invites though, wonder if that means head start?
  • Fuzunga - May 7, 2012 5:55 p.m.

    I got an e-mail with a Ghost Recon code. Honestly, I forgot I was even a member. I never use Raptr. Guess that's why they're giving away free stuff...
  • SonicX_89 - May 7, 2012 4:45 p.m.

    I logged into Raptr last week and was a bit surprised to learn that I was eligible for a GR: Future Soldier Beta invite. I will say that I am looking forward to whatever else free stuff Raptr will be throwing out to their users.

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