Gamers can be a particular lot, especially the brand that swears by their RGB towers of Mordor. Fortunately, there's plenty of trinkets and tools you can pick up this Christmas that will satisfy even the most ardent of PC gamers. Far too many PC gamers rely on tiny, shitty screwdrivers to get the job done. Don't be that person. Having a good magnetic screwdriver does wonders, and ones with plastic will help stop you (or your giftee) from overtightening screws too.
Christmas is almost upon us. And for gamers, that means an opportunity (usually) to sit down and work through some of the year's bigger titles - or maybe a chance to upgrade your hardware and enjoy old favourites. And that means there's plenty of potential gifts for the gaming friend, family member or partner in your life. There are always different kinds of gamers. Some are the competitive type; others like their games to be a wholly casual, relaxing affair.
It's been a while since we've talked gaming chairs. So if you're in the market for one lately, here's a heads up. Gaming chairs aren't the kind of thing that you replace - or purchase - very often. Consequently, they don't tend to change a great deal. The last new chair I spent a decent amount of time with was the Secretlab Omega Stealth, which I reviewed over a year ago now.
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".