Microsoft has a long list of discounts on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for Black Friday 2017, some of which you can get in on early if you’re an active Xbox Live Gold subscriber. Everyone else can take part in Xbox’s Black Friday deals starting Nov. 20, but the better deals (aka biggest discounts) are reserved for Xbox Live Gold members. It’s worth noting that many of the games in Microsoft’s sale can be purchased as a gift, now that digital game gifting is live on Xbox One.
Sony is having an “Early Access” Black Friday sale on the PlayStation Store, giving PlayStation Plus subscribers an early opportunity to score savings on some popular new releases. The PlayStation Store’s Black Friday sale starts today and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 8 a.m. PT. There are deals on recent releases like Destiny 2, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Assassin’s Creed Origins, as well as an older favorite in Overwatch.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won the Golden Joystick award for “Ultimate Game of the Year” today, and while the development team apparently wasn’t able to accept the award in person — the ceremony was held in London; Nintendo is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan — their video acceptance speech was refreshingly honest and humble.
@RussFrushtick Overwatch got a little bit of shit, but Blizzard has been good about responding to it, adjusting the duplicate algorithm and access to special event skins. Blizzard has definitely communicated better.
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".