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Razer Cortex hits open beta, launches digital deal tracking

Matt Gardner
Deal tracking, PC games, Razer, Razer Cortex

Razer Cortex hits open beta, launches digital deal tracking

Back in August, Razer announced Cortex -- a free app through which gamers might uncover sweet digital deals, launch games in a fashion that might boost computer performance (we're still fuzzy on exactly how that one works, so watch this space), back up save games in the cloud, and record in-game footage. So it's like the Nvidia GeForce Experience, only with extra bits and bobs.

It's also now in open beta.

Razer have been touting the deals aspect of Cortex as the cornerstone of the service, delivering a price comparison engine to help PC gamers keep up to speed with price drops across the digital marketplaces. As things stand currently, Amazon.com, GameStop, GOG, Green Man Gaming, Steam, and Origin are all currently supported with "more to come." Players can also create wish lists -- essentially you can highlight games you want to receive discount notification for. Been waiting for a price drop on a specific title? That's where wish lists come in handy.

It looks like it'll be a useful little tool for conventional digital marketplaces, and it'll be interesting to see if Cortex actually seeks to include any of the code distribution sites beyond the big-name online retailers and official publisher outlets. Given that Origin is on there already, we'd be surprised if uPlay and Square's store weren't included before Cortex emerges from beta, but it remains to be seen if Razer will legitimise any of the outlets trading in game keys that have formed a large part of the PC gaming market for better or worse.

In any case, we'll still be here for everything else and in between.

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