E3 isn't the only big gaming show of the summer. Gamescom is coming up next month, and now Electronic Arts has announced some of its plans for the huge event in Germany. In a blog post, EA said fans can expect "more news [and] more gameplay." EA's "Live Show," which may be most similar to an E3 briefing, takes place on August 21, starting at 9:30 AM PT / 12:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM CET. At this show, EA will broadcast "new gameplay, live matches, and a few surprises."
Sunday night's Game of Thrones Season 7 debut featured the massively popular singer Ed Sheeran in a small role. He played a singing Lannister who Arya meets in the woods. Not everyone enjoyed Sheeran's performance or the fact that he was on the show at all. Now, the director of the first episode, Jeremy Podeswa, has responded to people saying mean things. "I think Ed did a lovely job--he's a lovely actor and a lovely person," Podeswa told Newsweek.
Another week, another No. 1 for Activision's Crash Bandicoot remaster package in Australia and New Zealand. The IGEA today released the weekly sales charts for the week ended July 16, showing that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was yet again No. 1 in both regions on the all-platforms physical sales charts, a position its held for a while now. In Australia, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Prey, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare rounded out the top five.
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".