We now have what should hopefully be a final release date for PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport. The game will skid into retail in Europe on October 18th, a day after it crosses the North American finish line on October 17th. That’s two weeks after Forza Motorsport 7, incidentally. The game had originally been due out way back on November 18th, but this date was pushed back in August of last year.
The global worth of the mobile games market exceeded that of the console and PC games market for the first time in 2016. That’s according to a new report from DFC Intelligence, which says that overall mobile game revenues grew 32 per cent in 2016. Unsurprisingly the driver of this growth was China, where giants such as Tencent and NetEase are enjoying fantastic growth. EA and Activision are also tipped for big mobile growth, the report adds.
Following its launch in November, the Gameslab Leeds program from Creative England has now awarded grants to nine developers. In total that represents £157k worth of investment, safeguarding nearly 40 jobs and creating another 18. Another £75k is looking to be invested by the end of the year, and applications for further grants are now open. Three of the funded companies featured at this week’s Be More Leeds event – BetaJester, Ocean Spark Studios and D M Media.
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".