GameStop has tried a variety of tacky business practices to improve sales, from bundling peripherals with hard-to-find consoles to employing a complex metric to monitor employee performance to opening stores on Thanksgiving Day. But its latest trick for boosting sales is tone-deaf, even the by company’s standards: A new animated ad for Assassin’s Creed Origins teases the game, only for the visual to be interrupted by a confused camel and this message:Sorry. The Bonus Mission Is Blocked.
You have purchased Middle-earth: Shadow of War. You’ve heard it’s even richer and more complicated than its predecessor, and you can’t wait to dive into the upgrade tree like an Olympian springing off the high board. Stop! Hold your horses, because there’s something you should know before the game begins. It’s simple, and it’s a little irritating that you even have to bother: Unlock the Treasure Hunter ability.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an intimidating game, particularly in its first few hours. Its humongous world is matched by the depth of its various menus, unlocks, skill trees. To help new players who may feel overwhelmed, we’ve collected a few tips from our time reviewing the game. Because Shadow of War is so large, we’ll present the tips in the order in which we think you’ll need them. At the beginning, players must collect items by grabbing them.
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".