It’s simple mathematics really, Raptr announced that from today until midnight on November 21st they’ll be giving out up to $5000 in prizes to players, just for playing Black Ops! Now before you add this to your list of reasons to put your social life on hold, it’s important to note that this contest is only for the PC and 360, why this is the case I don’t know. I have my speculations and have contacted Raptr about it to get an official statement. Here are the contest details:
For every 250,000 hours that Raptr tracks collectively for Call of Duty: Black Ops play time (for PC and Xbox 360 only), a new prize will unlock so that a randomly selected eligible entrant can win. Raptr is also unlocking prizes at an individual level. Gamers can be automatically entered to win more prizes based on how many hours they play individually.
To be eligible for a prize pack, gamers just need to head over to Raptr’s contest page and register at http://raptr.com/contest/codbo. Current Raptr users simply need to register to enter. New users to Raptr should also download Raptr’s award winning app to track their gaming hours.
Entrants can win one of over twenty prizes including: Alienware PC hardware, Xbox 360 Kinect, PS3 Move, Logitech gaming peripherals, Gunnar eyewear for gamers, Activision games, Splitfish Pirahna Controllers, Primal gaming headsets, and a swag bag from TheKartel.com. Residents of legal age from the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) are eligible to enter. For more details on Raptr’s Call of Duty: Black Ops giveaway, legal rules, and prize list, head to http://raptr.com/contest/codbo for daily updates
Update: As promised, I got in contact with a rep from Raptr asking what the deal was with the Microsoft exclusivity.
So the reason why the PS3 isn’t included is because Sony is the only company that blocks the ability for us to track gameplay time. We can pull other bits of data, ie. Trophies, What your friends are playing… but we can’t [track] your own gameplay time.
Yeah, I know, it’s a much requested feature from our users. There’s actually a petition going around trying to convince Sony to adjust their stance, but so far, they haven’t responded. We do hope they eventually see how it can actually help them if they just shared the data.
It was pretty much as I had guessed, but at least now we know for sure.