AMD Teams Up with Raptr to Launch Gaming Evolved Rewards Program
Posted on February 20, 2014 4:47 PM by Rob Williams
Use Raptr? Want to earn some free stuff? Own an AMD graphics card? Well, that last part doesn’t seem to matter, so listen-up. AMD has just set aside $5 million in prizes that can be earned through use of its Gaming Evolved application. Because the app is based around Raptr, anyone who already has a Raptr account can simply install this customized client, log in, and begin earning rewards.
From AMD’s mouth:
Here’s how it works: You earn Rewards Points for activities like playing games, participating in the community, and using the Gaming Evolved app to optimize games. If you’ve been running the app for the last few weeks you probably already have a bunch — possibly thousands — of points saved up.
At the moment, the most intriguing rewards (to me) are the sweepstakes. You can enter a contest every single day if you wanted for a chance to win free games, or even hardware. For those able to amass a lot of points, hardware discounts could be an option as well (such as 50% off of an R7 260X – a ~$70 value).
This is all an interesting idea, and gives one advantage to Gaming Evolved over NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience – which makes me wonder if NVIDIA might want to follow-up with a scheme like this as well. We’ll see.