- Bungie's M.E. Chung speaking to the Financial Post about the design of social systems in Destiny 2. Bungie's shared-world shoot-'em-up Destiny 2 debuts in September, replete with some new (to Destiny) community-focused features like customizable clan banners and clan progression/reward systems. While the notion of a shared progression system for players in a clan is an old one, developers may find it interesting to read Destiny 2 social lead M.E.
- Motiga Studios' Vinod Rams, on what makes a game like Motiga's Gigantic "look like candy" -- and why that's important. Close your eyes and picture your favorite kind of candy. What color is it? What's on the packaging? Maybe it's bright orange, or covered in red and white stripes, or nestled inside a little neon green bag; whatever it is, chances are good that nothing about it looks like actual real food. Nevertheless, you like it. It catches your eye as you move past.
- Jeremy Heath-Smith speaking to Polygon about his time at Core Design (which he cofounded) making Tomb Raider games. In 1996, Core Design made a bit of a splash in the game industry with the launch of its PlayStation game Tomb Raider. For the next seven years, at least one new Tomb Raider game with Core Design's logo on the box was released every year, ending with Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness in 2003.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".