No single moment defined this past year in games, but there were plenty of events and trends that helped set its tone and for which 2017 will eventually be remembered. From successful new hardware launches to one publisher’s attempt to integrate a particularly egregious micro-transaction scheme within a game based on a massive pop culture property, there were plenty of events to both thrill and frustrate gamers, executives, and investors.
With its slick production values – including a live orchestra – and celebrities like Guillermo del Toro, Jason Schwartzman, Dwayne Johnson, and Norman Reedus peppered throughout, there were times during The Game Awards 2017’s livestreamed show on Thursday night when casual viewers might have thought they were watching a Hollywood event.
Prior to diving into Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, I fielded questions from a few different people – friends, readers, folks on social media – about whether I thought the first expansion to Activision’s blockbuster sci-fi shooter would deliver “enough” content and new features. Enough means different things to different people, especially when it comes to game expansions. Some people just want new missions and maps to dip into on occasion. Others expect new features and modes.
My final words to my kid before school as she walked away, spoken in my best Yoda voice:
"Spoil Star Wars for your friends, do not!"
Looking back, I'm really hoping she wasn't too far away to hear the second half of that sentence...
@JeffHaynes99 I liked it. A lot. Loads of questions. Like the original, I need to see it a second time so I can take everything in without the stress of wondering whether it's good. Try to come to terms with the unexpected stuff. Loved the new characters, though. Especially Rose and Holdo.
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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
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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