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Gamers Can Broadcast Directly to Twitch Channels with a Click of a Button, Raptr Desktop App Powers Live Streaming Capabilities

San Francisco – July 18, 2013 – Raptr, the leading community for gamers, has integrated Twitch live broadcasting features into the Raptr Desktop App. Starting today, Raptr users can quickly and easily broadcast their gaming experiences directly to Twitch without the need for any additional software. The feature is now available through the Raptr Desktop App for PC at http://raptr.com/download.

“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.”

Raptr’s innovative Desktop App serves as an in-game gateway to the web, allowing players to have a seamless experience simultaneously playing games and accessing web content and Raptr-exclusive tools. Using the Twitch widget in the Raptr Desktop App, Raptr users can broadcast live streams of hundreds of games to the Twitch community, including integrated chat functionality, and share them via Facebook, Twitter and the Raptr community.

“Twitch is the biggest destination for live gaming entertainment, so our partnership collectively brings together more than 50 million gamers to share and discuss the games they love,” said Dennis Fong, Raptr CEO and co-founder. “We’re always discovering new and unique ways to connect players, and this is the perfect opportunity for gamers to showcase their gamer rep.”

To start livestreaming on Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com/download.

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