This week on Shack's Arcade Corner we are taking a look at Robotron: 2084, the 1982 arcade classic. Developed by Vid Kids and published by Williams Electronics players had to kill waves of enemies and save humans. It was one of the first games to use twin-stick gameplay in the arcade, which was actually the result of one of the developers injuring his hand in a car accident. The arcade's board was pretty advanced for the time using a custom graphics coprocessor.
Cats are super special animals. They are great pets, and they have become a part of pop culture. This is especially apparent in video games, where cats have played a range of characters throughout history. On this very special top 10, we are counting down the very best cats in video games. Games mentioned include: Persona 5, Dark Souls, Pokemon, The Witcher 3, Darkstalkers, Splatoon, Star Fox 64, Final Fantasy VII, Bubsy the Bobcat, and The Elder Scrolls.
This week on Shack's Arcade Corner we take a look back at the classic arcade fighting game, Mortal Kombat II. Produced and developed by Midway Games, MK2 expanded on its super successful predecessor with new features and gameplay. New characters introduced in MK2 included Baraka, Jax, Kitana, Kung Lao, and Mileena. The game also featured the intoduction of the villain Shao Kahn, no relation to the CEO of Shacknews.
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".