If you don't have time to sift through dozens of news sites, blogs, and forums to catch all the obscure gaming gems just wainting to be found, there's a new service called Reccr that promises to automatically recommend titles to you based on your ratings of other games.

It's similar to how Netflix suggests films to you based on how you've rated previously watched movies, except Reccr pulls through a database of more than 7,700 games. Like Netflix, the more games you rate on Reccr, the better it's supposed to get at making recommendations for you.

The site is even designed to calculate how much you'd like every game in its database, comparing your preferences with other. Reccr's creators brag that their service has advantages over standard sites with video game recommendations:

"Your favorite game site will tell you that 'if you like this post-apocalyptic first-person-shooter, then you'll also like these other post-apocalyptic first-person shooters'. Not all post-apocalyptic first-person shooters are created equal, however, so sometimes that works, but most of the time it doesn't.

Reccr, on the other hand, doesn't care about genre, or mechanics, or gameplay; it only cares about what you like, which is why only reccr will tell you that if you like Rock Band 3 you should play Cave Story. 

Even though those two games are nothing alike, every other reccr user whose played both has given both games the exact same rating, so chances are good that you will, too."


You can begin using Reccr (which is currently in beta) for free here.