Welcome to This Week in Raptr, your weekly summary of upcoming community events and top discussions happening on Raptr.com!
Raptr Q&As: Zombie Studios upcoming Q&A and Machinima recap
This week, we’ve got Zombie Studios’ Brice Broaddus (art director), Jared Gerritzen (studio creative head), and Collin Moore (media & communications manager) to talk about Blacklight: Retribution Onslaught and their new horror title, Daylight, on Thursday, March 7th, from 10AM-6PM PST.
During the Q&A, they’ll reveal four exclusive screens from Daylight — one of the first titles built using Unreal Engine 4.
Start asking your questions now and “like” the questions you most want answered, and they’ll get to them first. Top questions will earn in-game Blacklight gear. Details to follow!
Last week, Machinima’s Rob Smith (editor-in-chief) and Adam Kovic (host & producer of Inside Gaming) answered your questions about the next gen consoles, 2013’s most anticipated titles, and making videos about games! To read the full recap of the Q&A and to learn how Rob Smith is more man than Adam Kovic, click here.
Raptr Updates: Comment editing and more
Raptr launched a few upgrades to the site last week, including comment editing and Twitch.tv video support! To read up on the details of the latest evolution of Raptr, click here.
Raptr Game Nights
Last week we had a tomahawk-filled game night on Call of Duty: Black Ops II that went an hour over the allotted schedule — the fun just wouldn’t stop (until I got hungry and got dinner)! Raptr user Awesomemike393 proclaimed that, “This was the most fun I’ve had in a while!” Likewise, Raptr user, Cr4zYxXxPwN said “[I] had so much fun on Black Ops II. Met some really cool people and I got my revenge tomahawk kill on LinkSmash in sticks and stones ^___^ I look forward to playing with you guys again soon =)” For clarification, he only killed me once with the tomahawk.
If you have a particular game you’d like to play, leave suggestions in the comments, create a post looking for others to play with, or check out these threads below and find new and old friends to play with!
Battlefield 3 Raptr Platoon
Blacklight Retribution – RPTR Clan
Borderlands 2 – Vault Hunters meet-up
Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Gamertag post
Gears of War 3 – Gearheads Coalition sign-up
Mass Effect 3 Operations meet-up
Minecraft – Collaborators meet-up
Raptr Rewards — Assassin’s Creed III and World of Warcraft
We’ve got a limited quantity of rewards for Assassin’s Creed III and World of Warcraft left so be sure to redeem yours today as these offers won’t last long! Stay tuned for more news on what Rewards we have lined up next!
What kind of music do you usually listen to while playing a FPS? by Steel Xer0
Raptr user SteelXer0 wants to know what you rock out to while you’re shooting video game baddies. From metal to classical music to Taylor Swift, see what tunes the Raptr community blasts.
DMR – Unfair in a loadout gun fight? by sirwub
The DMR, Halo 4’s most OP weapon or a precision instrument that takes skill to use? Join in the heated debate on the strengths and weaknesses of the DMR and other loadout weapons in Halo 4.
Diamond camo — is it really worth it? by Lady_Luka
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but to Raptr user Lady_Luka they’re “meh.” She prefers the other unlockable camos in Black Ops II and asks, is the diamond camo really worth the effort when it just looks like a five-year old went crazy with a BeDazzler?
Hearthfire — the crappiest DLC ever? by Menchi-chan
Hearthfire is Skyrim’s house-building DLC, and Raptr user Menchi-chan is finding it a bit difficult to play (possibly due to all the PC mods she’s using); but is it really worse than Oblivion’s horse armor? Give your input on whether you think this DLC is worth the gold.
Multiplayer, what’s up with the hate? by PhxFire
Raptr user PhxFire is curious as to why people think Crysis 3’s multiplayer isn’t up to par. Where does it rank alongside Call of Duty, Halo, and Battlefield multiplayer modes? Or perhaps it’s in a league of its own?
Collector’s Editions of games – to buy or not to buy? by darkchyldeSo many collector’s editions, so little monies — Raptr user darkchylde wants your input; is it worth spending extra for statues, art books, and limited edition collectibles?
Platinum just got easy with the new beef characters – What are your thoughts? by zerodeath
Last week, BioWare released some much anticipated multiplayer DLC for Mass Effect 3. Raptr user zerodeath thinks the multiplayer just got way too easy with these OP characters. What do you think of the latest update?