Raptr is shutting down on September 30th

    
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No longer.

Do you remember Raptr? You can see a screenshot from our own memories of it right there in the header. Yes, there was a time when Raptr provided us plenty of information about which games were most popular among Raptr users. But no longer; the service is officially shutting down on September 30th, with the option for existing users to download their user data and overall usage history for the past decade of tracking.

The stated rationale for the shutdown is simply that the world is a different place from when it launched, and at this point there’s just no need to keep it around any longer. There are several first-party optimization clients for game settings already available, which does render the original purpose of the Raptr service fairly redundant. Our condolences go out to those affected by the shutdown.

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Adam Sellke

Public Service Announcement re: importing your Raptr data to EvolveHQ… http://blog.evolvehq.com/2017/09/extinction-raptr-says-goodbye/

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Ernost

There are several first-party optimization clients for game settings already available, which does render the original purpose of the Raptr service fairly redundant.

I never used their so called optimization feature. I used it purely to track my time played in various games. I only stopped using it because it wouldn’t detect Secret World Legends. I wish I had redeemed my points earlier, rather then waiting for something better to come along. Just re-installed it to see if there was anything I could get, and they seem to have removed the reward points section from the app now.

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Zen Dadaist

I installed it for a free Rift pet. Then uninstalled it. I was missing Xfire at the time but Raptr was rubbish.

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Jack Pipsam

I remember when Raptr was the shiny new thing to replace the dying Xfire. Both were great at the time for me in keeping track of stuff.

But I haven’t used it in years, seems nobody else did either.

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Andrew Ross

I used it to track game info during/after Xfire, which I found after GamerDNA. Was trying to find new ways to expand my gaming social network without having to sign up with scarier companies that sell my personal info and can share my pictures without my permission. None of them delivered.

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zeko_rena

It installed itself once when I installed something else, I didn’t notice the little check box, I immediately uninstalled it, that’s the closest I ever got to using it, not even sure what it did haha

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CapnLan

Not surprising but perhaps a bit sad. I used it for many years and got a ton of free swag. Even managed to score a free T6 Valiant class escort for STO.

I stopped using it as it stopped tracking my game times after one of their updates. Tried to sort it out with their tech support but they couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Ended up just dropping it. Oh well.

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styopa

But what about all those valuable raptr points I was told I had?
There should be the basis for a class action lawsuit, number of points TIMES the number of spam mails insisting that they were super-awesome as the base value of your claim, in dollars.

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Armsbend

Yes I remember AMD constantly sending me “updates” to attach Raptr to my pc. To the point where I started ignoring driver updates.

Good riddance.

((Edited.))

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Veldan

Don’t need to see a name or avatar to know who wrote this :)

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Boom

RiP many a free code, guess my Raptr pet in Rift will really now be an oddity.
Thank you for listing me with the most hours in AoC globally ever because nobody played it through your app.

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deekay_plus

ayyyyyy lmao

we used this briefly entirely to get free rift expack when rift went f2p and we played it for all of 3 days. most of us ditched raptr immidiately after.

like xfire before it most of the useful functions never worked well/at all and most of it was just data mining users to sell to advertisers.

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Veldan

Thanks, I was just thinking of what program I used in the old days but for the life of me couldn’t remember the name, it was xfire