The creator of “Plants vs. Zombies,” George Fan, has finally broken his silence amid a rumor that he was fired by Electronic Arts/PopCap Studios. He recently took to social media to confirm that the rumor is apparently true. On Tuesday, Fan finally decided to personally address the rumor and set the record straight to his followers on Twitter. “Regarding recent rumors, it is true I was laid off by EA/PopCap, and also true that I was against making ‘PvZ2’ a freemium game.
It’s a sad news day for fans of CD Projekt RED’s “Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.” The Polish developer has apparently delayed the release of the game’s first story-driven, single-player campaign. Instead of launching it this year, the company has pushed back its release date to 2018. CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski announced the game’s delay on Wednesday via the official “Gwent” website.
Blackbird Interactive is rolling out a new patch for its real-time strategy video game called “Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.” Details about the new update were revealed last week, but it was not until this Tuesday when the patch officially went live. Almost two years after “Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak’s” release, Blackbird Interactive introduced a major update for its Windows PC game.
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".