XR Connects Helsinki will be unmissable for games industry networking and expert insider knowledge later this month. But when our event stops on Thursday September 20, you don't have to; take a trip a few miles east and you'll be very welcome at the 4C conference in St Petersburg, Russia. Steel Media - the company behind TheVirtualReport.biz and PocketGamer.biz - is proud to be media partners of the two-day event, which promises to foresee (see the relevance of the title now?)
When a certain GO game was making headlines last year, it was common for families to comment how playing the latest Pokemon title was getting them off the couch and onto the world's rambling trails. Games were once considered the exact opposite of an active hobby. But location-based games deliver an experience at odds with that typical view of gaming as a solitary, sedentary pursuit. You can get some exercise and score points at the same time.
Steel Media, publisher of the Pocket Gamer brand, and G-STAR, the world-famous South Korean gaming event, this week announce their event partnership. The first joint activity will be a networking event in Cologne, Germany on Tuesday August 22nd for attendees at Gamescom and this will be followed by other activities including a Big Indie Pitch at G-STAR itself in November.
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".