Blizzard has renamed its app once again, bringing back the Battle.net name. Last year, Blizzard announced plans to do away with its well-known Battle.net branding. Earlier this year, the company actually rebranded its app to remove the Battle.net name, simply calling it the "Blizzard App." As you can imagine, changing the name of a service that gamers have been using for more than 20 years resulted in almost no one other than Blizzard using the new name.
The Call of Duty: WWII private beta is coming to PS4 later this month, and Sledgehammer has released details on what's included. Call of Duty: WWII is a little over two months away, but the beta is almost here. Sledgehammer Games has announced the details of that beta in a new blog post. The private beta kicks off on PS4 on August 25, and runs through August 28. During that beta, players will be able to, "Enlist in the Infantry, Expeditionary, Airborne, Armored, or Mountain Division."
You can get Deadlight: Director's Cut for free, and take a chance on getting plenty of other games for just $3 in a pinata. GOG.com is running another sale, and this time around they've brought back Pinata Madness. There's plenty to like about this sale, especially if you're feeling lucky. First up, from today through August 16 at 9 AM ET, you can head over to GOG.com and grab a free copy of Deadlight: Director's Cut.
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".