Water churns with mindless ferocity beneath the hull, lolling the ship up and down in rhythmic motion. The crests of black waves to starboard are briefly transformed to brilliant emerald as the setting sun cuts through them. Dark clouds far to port light up with the electricity of a brewing storm. I pause to take in this panorama from my perch high in the crow’s nest atop the main mast. Then I return my attention to my task, scanning the horizon with a spyglass. I see rocky islands. An outpost.
One of the great Canadian success stories in mobile games is Alto’s Adventure, an endless snowboarding game launched in early 2015 by Toronto-based Built by Snowman, Inc. It was among the 10 highest rated mobile games of that year, according review aggregation service Metacritic. Even more impressive than its warm reception from critics was its instant and overwhelming appeal to players.
I’ve long thought it fascinating that Minecraft, one of the most popular and financially successful games of this – or any – era, hasn’t spawned more clones or direct competition. Square Enix recognized this market gap back in 2016 and tried to fill it with Dragon Quest Builders, a game that combines the Japanese company’s expertise in role-playing with key elements – mining, crafting, and freeform building – liberally borrowed from Microsoft’s powerhouse kids property.
I was thinking Canada's 19 medals so far is pretty impressive given our population, but Norway has won 28 and it has just 5 million people. It's like the Greater Toronto Area fielding more medalists than any other country. That's kind of awesome.
Finally gave in and took the kid to Jumanji. Better than I thought it would be. Not fantastic, but better. Still, I'm shocked at it's box office. And the showing we saw was literally sold out. This thing has crazy legs.
Trying to decide whether the enjoyment of a delicious Arby's liquid meat sandwich was worth the resulting hotbox that occurred as I drove around Guelph waiting for my kid's drama class to end. It's a hard call.
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".