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Raptr adds Twitch streaming capability to desktop app

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Raptr might be one of those things that I've grown so accustomed to, that I almost feel weird whenever I don't have it turned on during a game. It's become one of those indispensible tools that allow me to not only track my progress through various games, but also allows me to easily browse the web through its in-game browser as well as take screenshots on the fly. It's also one of the few tools that make almost any game competitive, by allowing gamers to compare playtime and achievements through any PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles.

It's then no surprise that the next obvious step for Raptr would be to enable livestreaming. With today's new update, which can be downloaded here, the Raptr Desktop App adds a new button which will allow you to connect the app with your Twitch username, and thus stream your gameplay directly without actually ever leaving the game.

“A goal of Twitch is to be wherever gamers are, whether it’s on laptops and handheld devices or integrated into gaming consoles and software,” said Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO. “By bringing live streaming functionality at the touch of a button to the Raptr Desktop App, it’s one more step in achieving this ubiquity for our brand while attracting a new batch of broadcasters from Raptr's passionate community"

We had the chance to play around with the Twitch integration a few days prior to its launch and while functional, it still has a few hiccups. It is important to keep in mind that the Twitch integration is still in beta. Still, it makes streaming as easy as a click of a button, what's not to love about that!

Charmander
Mike Splechta GameZone's Editor-in-Chief, retro game enthusiast, savior of kittens. Follow me @Michael_GZ
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