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Game Time Scrapper

Posted by Jason Hardin on December 22, 2013

I track my time played in video games against what I paid for the game. Ultimately to figure out by cost per hour of game play. I have been using Raptr’s client for most of this year along with a Google apps spreadsheet to track my costs per hour. One of the issues I ran into however is that I have to manually add the play time from Raptr to the spreadsheet at the end of the week. This is a pain when I know that I can get this data grammatically. I create a game time scrapper program in Node js to convert the data on Raptr’s recent played games page to a JSON string that can then be processed by Google Apps with a custom script.

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