Sony will be increasing the price of its PlayStation Plus membership for European consumers starting Aug. 31. A full-year membership for those in the United Kingdom will go from £39.99 to £49.99. For those in the European Union, the price will jump from €49.99 to €59.99. The information comes via anecdotal reports on Twitter of an email sent by Sony this morning to all PS+ members in Europe. The email has since beenverified by Eurogamer.
Fortnite, Epic’s free-to-play, hybrid “action-building” game, has finally left its private beta and launched into a proper early access period on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. But the game’s not actually free yet. You have to purchase a founder’s package to get access. Complicating things is the fact that the community is already at odds over the perceived pay-gating of the game’s high-level content. At issue are Fortnite’s loot crates, which take the form of sentient, llama-shaped piñatas.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends, the strategy card game based on Bethesda’s classic series of role-playing games, is out today on iOS and Android. The app is a free download, and includes the option to purchase packs of collectible cards. Legends was initially launched for PC in March after an extensive beta period. The game came to iPad shortly thereafter. The CCG differentiates itself from others in the genre by featuring multiple “lanes” where cards can be played.
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".