You know who’s great? The women in Agents of Mayhem. The game may have its flaws (which I discussed at length in my recent review) but one of its strongest points is its roster of female characters, each of whom are the most interesting and powerful people in the entire game. I would go full on Thelma & Louise with each and every one of these women, and endure any number of speech checks and fetch quests if they would only be my friend in real life. Here’s my ode to each of them, explaining why.
Superheroes: cultural figures so compelling and significant, their scope only expands with each generation as new artistic mediums arise. The past thirty years of videogame history have seen several waves of superhero games, from 1982’s Spider-Man on Atari to the more recent Batman titles dominating videogame sales charts with every release. As the limitations of technology diminish, the full realization of the superhero fantasy emerges.
Is it fair to judge a game based on the one that came before it? That’s the question that’s on my mind today with Agents of Mayhem. On one hand, a lot can change in a development studio in the years between game releases, and a new game should be allowed to stand on its own two feet. On the other hand, taking a look at the preceding games gives an insight as to how a company grows and changes with each new project, and whether they’ve evolved or regressed.
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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.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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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
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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".