In news that will not come as a surprise to anyone who has actually spent any time recently in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, a large portion of accounts banned for cheating are from China. That's according to the game's anti-cheat partner BattlEye - via Youxi Story - which reports that 99 per cent of the project's cheating accounts are based in China. Furthermore, 46 per cent of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds' playerbase is from the region.
Polish games firm CI has revealed that its 2017 release Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 had sold more than one million copies, but has revealed it has downsized the studio. In a blog post on the company's site, CEO Marek Tyminski said that the project was "relatively successful" despite a "middling media reception". Furthermore, the studio was profitable. The exec says that laying off staff was the best way for the company to move forward, but said that the decision was not an easy one.
Runescape developer Jagex has made a number of industry veteran hires as the popular MMO looks to make the leap to mobile. Ben Clarke (right), Steven Tarry (middle right) and Steven Wilson (far right) are the latest to join the Cambridge-based MMO giant, bolstering its marketing and production teams.
Realise that yesterday was my Independence Day and I did nothing to celebrate.
So instead, let’s celebrate the morning after, me waking up hungover as fuck to a message from @drinkrelaxplay saying "So you want that Switch you were shouting at me about then or what?"
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".