The annual purge of disposable income known as the Steam Summer Sale has begun - promising us all deep discounts on games we'll probably never play, but have to buy anyway, because, let's face it, we're weak. Fortunately, several of us at IGN have banded together to help guide you through the madness with our favorite picks and game deals. Bookmark this page and check back each day for our updated favorites and new deals.
Now that the annual gathering of the industry's biggest developers and publishers is firmly in the books, we're left with a slew quick looks, deep dives, hot takes, and opinions on the best and brightest games shown during E3 2017. We've already announced our winners for IGN's Best of E3 Awards, given you our take on the 10 most important stories from E3, and collected every article, video, and piece of content from our complete coverage of the show in our E3 2017 IGN Hub.
We spent a lot of time talking about Shadow of War last month. We covered everything from the return of Monolith’s Nemesis System, to the new enemies, skills, and gear during our Shadow of War IGN First, and so much more. And even with our deep dives into the many systems that will power Shadow of War when it launches August 22, there’s no substitute for getting your hands dirty with good old-fashioned gameplay.
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".