UK retailer GAME made its full-year earnings report to investors today, and while revenues and profits were down year-over-year, the company forecast a holiday sales surge driven by Nintendo's popular Switch console. Notably, the company claims that -- at least in its retail locations across the UK and Spain -- the Switch is rivaling the Wii in terms of attach rate, with GAME reporting that it sells an average of 3 Switch games for every 1 Switch console.
The folks at THQ Nordic (nee Nordic Games) did something interesting this week: they launched a $20 expansion pack for Titan Quest, the myth-soaked Diablo-like that Iron Lore (now deceased) released back in 2006. It's a funny show of support for an 11-year-old game, though in speaking with PCGamer THQ Nordic's Reinhard Pollice said it's something the company has been working towards for some time.
This evening a blog post attributed to EA DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson was published to the Battlefront II website detailing how the studio will be temporarily disabling all microtransaction opportunities in the game. It's a significant twist in what has been a very public about-face for the studio in the face of remarkable fan outcry over the game's progression systems and virtual currency economy.
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".