There's a reason throwback consoles like Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic Editions are so popular, and it's not just nostalgia. It's because actually playing games on classic gaming hardware is kind of a nightmare. Booting up an original Nintendo console is a frustrating ritual of blowing on cartridges and fiddling with reset buttons. Even when it works, it usually looks terrible -- the ancient analog video cables of the 1990s just don't cut it on an HDTV.
This week in games has me at an impasse -- I loathe tough-as-nails bullet-hell video games, but I adore traditional animation. Cuphead has me in deadlock. It's not a game for me, and I'm probably never going to play it, but I love everything about it. After three long years of waiting, it's kind of satisfying to see this playable 1930's cartoon debut. Cuphead aside, there's still plenty going on this week to hold us over before Nintendo drops Super Mario Odyssey later this month.
It's days like today that I'm glad I waited in line for an SNES Classic Edition. Some weeks, there just aren't any new games worth buying. Well, at least not for my living room. Dragon's Dogma may have been a solid fantasy adventure epic for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but its re-release Dark Arisen is not something I need in my life -- and I'm too poor of a driver for Forza Motorsport 7. That's okay. I have Nintendo's 16-bit library to tide me over. Hello, Final Fantasy 3. Gaming on the go?
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".