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Razer's Game Booster Saves Your Game Progress in Cloud

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Razer's Game Booster now saves game progress to the cloud.

On Thursday, Razer released a new version of its Game Booster software that automatically saves game data and settings to the cloud. Currently in beta, the new Save Game Manager feature will back up more than 2,000 titles to the user's Dropbox or any other cloud service account.

"We continually work to enhance the gaming experience for our Community," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "There are few things that take the fun out of gaming more than lost game progress or disappearing settings. It is our hope to rid the world of such frustrations and help make sure that losing game info never happens again."

According to the company, Save Game Manager is compatible with games that save progress to the local hard drive. The list of supported games will be continuously updated by Razer's software engineering team as new games are released. However, users can also manually add games, if needed.

Razer's Game Booster is a free software suite that will automatically shut down resource hogs running in the background (applications, processes) before the user jumps into a game, and resume those apps and processes when the user finishes playing. The software also configures and optimizes PC settings, defrags the hard drive, and suggests driver installs when new ones are available.

The free software also provides a Game Launcher, which scans, catalogs and presents all locally installed games in one interface, and should make life extremely convenient for Windows 8 and 8.1 gamers. The software even provides a screenshot feature that takes a snapshot in HD, and records videos of any length without the annoying watermarks. Videos can even be posted to YouTube or Facebook.

To download Razer Game Booster, head here.

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    RewCore , February 27, 2014 6:43 PM
    Epic
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    ferooxidan , February 27, 2014 7:33 PM
    This was Iobit's Game Booster before Razer bought it and from my experience from Iobit time was the software is buggy. I don't know after it was bought by Razer, have anybody try it yet? is it good?
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    mayne92 , February 27, 2014 7:58 PM
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    This was Iobit's Game Booster before Razer bought it and from my experience from Iobit time was the software is buggy. I don't know after it was bought by Razer, have anybody try it yet? is it good?
    IOBit is a scum company, caught red-handed ripping-off Malwarebytes' anti-malware engine back in 2009. You can't get any more obvious than that (search "IOBit steals Malwarebytes" and read Malwarebytes forum thread by the founder himself). Nothing like a company who also used to provide p0rn from sub-directories of their web domain.Furthermore, read the reviews on whether this software actually helps you; you will see that it doesn't. If you have a computer built within the last decade you will not see improvements worthy enough to install and run this. Seriously though, how hard is it to stop services yourself through Windows' Services?
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    excella1221 , February 27, 2014 8:18 PM
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    If you have a computer built within the last decade you will not see improvements worthy enough to install and run this. Seriously though, how hard is it to stop services yourself through Windows' Services?
    While I agree that Razer Gamebooster or any services alike are just glorified and overhyped, you have to realize that only a small chunk of the world population is actually tech-savvy enough to manually stop processes and services by themselves. Even those who spend most of their time in front of a computer but do not actually lecture themselves with these types of things would think twice before killing anything let alone look for where to do it. With applications like this, it does what it's suppose to do with a single click of a button.
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    4745454b , February 27, 2014 8:26 PM
    I'm interested just in the game record ability. I've been wanting to do this for a bit but haven't found any good free software that will do it. Might have to give this a try.
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    nitrium , February 27, 2014 9:59 PM
    "There are few things that take the fun out of gaming more than lost game progress or disappearing settings."

    Oh I can think of some. How about horribly broken Synapse 2 drivers? How about horribly broken Ouroboros firmware? Razer really needs to sort out their priorities.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/66206-3-razer-ouroboros-synapse-problems
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    edogawa , February 28, 2014 1:37 AM
    Agree or disagree with me, but my opinion on that software is that it is garbage. Unless your running a very low spec then these sort of tweaks won't help improve your game performance at all. If your system is struggling that much already just upgrade your system!

    For saving, it may or may not be good for backing up saves, but you could just sync your entire documents folder to your preferred cloud storage solving the whole issue without some untrustworthy software. Never thought save files were an issue, Steam backups a lot already, and if I really want to save my saves I will put them manually in my online storage when I finish a game.

    Razer and their driver software has been a turn off for me, I don't buy Razer anymore though so it's not a big deal for me. An all in one package isn't always the best.
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    cats_Paw , February 28, 2014 1:45 AM
    Obviously this is the same way Apple operates: Aims at people who dont want to invest their time in learning anything and want easy solutions, even if those are not perfect.Personally, i used it in the past, but nowsays i just make a backup and reformat every 6-8 months.In the past, it was a nightmare, but nowdays it takes 1 hour tops :D .
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    edogawa , February 28, 2014 1:48 AM
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    I'm interested just in the game record ability. I've been wanting to do this for a bit but haven't found any good free software that will do it. Might have to give this a try.


    Open Broadcaster Software. It's free, lots of options, can stream or record to hard drive, not a resource hog, did I mention it's free?

    Seriously though, don't waste your time on that Razer garbage. There are several good free software programs out there, but OBS is all you need in my humble opinion.
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    c123456 , February 28, 2014 4:48 AM
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    If you have a computer built within the last decade you will not see improvements worthy enough to install and run this. Seriously though, how hard is it to stop services yourself through Windows' Services?
    While I agree that Razer Gamebooster or any services alike are just glorified and overhyped, you have to realize that only a small chunk of the world population is actually tech-savvy enough to manually stop processes and services by themselves. Even those who spend most of their time in front of a computer but do not actually lecture themselves with these types of things would think twice before killing anything let alone look for where to do it. With applications like this, it does what it's suppose to do with a single click of a button.
    Press ctrl+shit+esc, and see that it takes only a single click there too.
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    Camikazi , February 28, 2014 10:27 AM
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    If you have a computer built within the last decade you will not see improvements worthy enough to install and run this. Seriously though, how hard is it to stop services yourself through Windows' Services?
    While I agree that Razer Gamebooster or any services alike are just glorified and overhyped, you have to realize that only a small chunk of the world population is actually tech-savvy enough to manually stop processes and services by themselves. Even those who spend most of their time in front of a computer but do not actually lecture themselves with these types of things would think twice before killing anything let alone look for where to do it. With applications like this, it does what it's suppose to do with a single click of a button.
    Press ctrl+shit+esc, and see that it takes only a single click there too.
    Takes a few clicks actually but you have to know what to stop and they would have to know the difference between stopping a running process and a service that they should stop from running automatically. The average computer user would blank out if they were to see the process list and even worse if they were to see the services list in that window because of the way they are named. I mean really something named "stisvc" isn't exactly clear on what it is and even seeing "Windows Image Acquisition" won't mean much since they might think it has something to do with the video card and games in the first place. Managing services and running processes is easier now but still not something the average user can reliably do without risk of screwing up things.
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    jrstriker12 , February 28, 2014 12:58 PM
    Is this really needed? I know Origin synchs your game saves to the cloud. I think Steam offers similar capabilities for other games.
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    bhnkop , March 1, 2014 9:35 AM
    there is another great software GameSave Manager ! and sites that offers full savegame like http://savegame-download.com a great combo