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This Week in Raptr: Offensive Combat Q&A, website updates, End of Nations reward, community highlights

Welcome to This Week in Raptr, your one-stop shop for our weekly summary of upcoming community events and top discussions happening on Raptr.com!

New site features
Our little Raptr dino is leveling up fast, bringing a slew of new upgrades to the site. A few of the new buffs include the following:

  • BB code formatting — for those looking to add a little spice to their text. Just go easy on the bold function
  • Verified user badges — for game developers, publisher representatives, and industry luminaries
  • Privacy improvements — decide what you want displayed on your profile with enhanced controls in Account Settings
  • Filter a post’s comments by the original poster — when you want to see what the OP had to say; especially handy for our Q&As

Get the full rundown here!

Joe Danger, Lost Saga Q&As and more

This Tuesday, 10/2, we will have Offensive Combat developers in for a Q&A session — U4ia Games’ co-founders Dusty Welch and Chris Archer, lead designer Michael Schorr, and community/narrative guy Jeremy Dunham, specifically. If you ever wanted to know what went into making this crazy FPS, now’s your chance — and we’ll be giving away both virtual in-game t-shirts along with their real-world versions to participants! Offensive Combat is in open beta now, so fire it up.

Last week saw a double dose of Raptr Q&A sessions, with [GM]Infamous of Lost Saga fame and Sean Murray of Joe Danger fielding questions on the site.

During our Lost Saga Q&A session last Friday, [GM]Infamous spoke about sponsoring your own events (with prizes!), what Heroes to expect when, the inspiration behind characters like V-Mech, and how to be lightning-fast with your keystrokes and win every time (possibly).

The other half of our dynamic Raptr Q&A duo was Sean Murray of Hello Games, who held a 24-hour marathon session regarding all things Joe Danger, his love of Super Monkey Ball and Sega, and a secret email address for those who set out for 100% completion of the first game (guess it’s not a secret anymore).

End of Nations Raptr Reward

Are you ready for war? Join the battle with early access to the intense End of Nations beta with Raptr, and receive an exclusive in-game XP Boost along with the electrifying Lightning Skin! All gamers ranked Hardcore or above in a selected real-time strategy title have the opportunity to get guaranteed access to this beta starting this Thursday, October 4th. And come back next week for an End of Nations Q&A!

Community Highlights

Why Gamers Camp in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by SteveO GameO
Camping, like apple pie and baseball, is practically a national pastime these days. However, despite the lack of action, what drives people to bunker down and be one with their sniper rifle? SteveO GameO tries to justify the actions of this particular breed of player.

Squaresoft Revival: Three Games Square-Enix Needs to Bring Back by Sheriff Dan
Since the dawn of time, Square-Enix has been cranking out tons of JRPGs, including a particular series that’s 14+ strong. With such an elaborate library, which games deserve a Phoenix Down and a second chance in our disc trays?

Dead or Alive 5 Director: Feedback from Players Claim They Want Bigger Breasts by LegacyEtheRBOLO
Sometimes you just have to give the people what they want. And in Dead or Alive’s case, what they want is a little creepy. I smell a conspiracy from within the development team….

Analysts Say: Disappointing Sales For World of Warcraft’s Mists of Pandaria Expansion by LegacyEtheRBOLO
World of Warcraft has been the reigning MMO champ for some time now, but analysts are breaking the news that Mists of Pandaria isn’t bringing in the numbers like it used to. Is Azeroth’s livelihood at stake?

The Most Badass Weapons in Borderlands 2 by LegacyEtheRBOLO
Any adventurer in Pandora knows that loot is king, and a weapon is man’s best friend. In this post, LegacyEtheRBOLO invites you to show us your hand.

Rift vs Guild Wars 2 by marklap
The debate between these two up-and-coming MMO is a heated one, one that seems to have no clear-cut winner. Cast your vote and let your voice be heard!

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