A cheaper version of Skylanders featuring Batman, Superman, Power Rangers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming to market. Toy giant Jakks Pacific will launch its Hero Portal range this August. The portals cost £40 for a starter pack, while toys come in packs of two for £6.99 – well below its rivals. The products plug straight into the TV without the need for a console. The first toys include DC characters, Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with more to follow.
Thomas Was Alone and Volume creator Mike Bithell took the stage at DICE Europe today and shared some interesting stats related to the launch of his newest title, Subsurface Circular, a text-based adventure that centers around the mystery of disappearances in a city's robot working-class. Although the talk was not livestreamed, Bithell used Twitter to highlight that Subsurface Circular enjoyed a low refund rate of just 2% at launch.
Two new Overwatch League teams point to strong US emphasis - report Houston and Philadelphia teams would give the US 8 out of 11 spots in Activision Blizzard's new competitionActivision Blizzard has locked in two more teams for the Overwatch League, sources close to each side of the deal have said, both of which will be based in the US. According to an ESPN report, the two new teams will be based in Philadelphia and Houston.
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".