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5 Years Of Google Search Data Yields US Gamer Preference - MMORPG.com News

ShelassaShelassa MMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 616
edited February 2017 in News & Features Discussion

image5 Years Of Google Search Data Yields US Gamer Preference - MMORPG.com News

Reviews.org has analyzed 5 years of Google search strings to determine which online games are the most popular in the United States. The results are shown on a map clearly indicating the top 2 contenders, League of Legends and World of Warcraft.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] CommonPosts: 0
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  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,303
    because no one uses bing , yahoo , duckduckgo hotbot or any other search engine ive personally stopped using google for 2 years now, I hve no account / gmail ect. THis article is fake news.
    It's still a valid source and probably the largest one at that.

    Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.

  • postlarvalpostlarval Member EpicPosts: 2,003


    because no one uses bing , yahoo , duckduckgo hotbot or any other search engine ive personally stopped using google for 2 years now, I hve no account / gmail ect.


    THis article is fake news.



    There are very few search engines, but a lot of metasearch engines. Many of these search sites buy search services from Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, mainly because it's costly to maintain all that data.

    Hotbot, one of your examples...for example.

    Chances are, whichever search engine you use, Google is tracking the hit.
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  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,278
    I'd really like to be the researcher getting paid to do this.

    "So Jimmy, whatcha got for us after five years of research?"
    "Welp, it turns out that League of Legend and WoW are the most popular games in the US!"

    I mean seriously.  Someone got paid to provide knowledge that's as common as water is wet.  Where do I sign up for these gigs and how much do they pay?
  • PeZzyPeZzy Member UncommonPosts: 152
    Trump voters play WoW?
  • stayontargetstayontarget Member RarePosts: 6,495
    Well hell, all they had to do was look at the number of twitch viewers and come to the same conclusion.

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  • postlarvalpostlarval Member EpicPosts: 2,003
    H0urg1ass said:
    I'd really like to be the researcher getting paid to do this.

    "So Jimmy, whatcha got for us after five years of research?"
    "Welp, it turns out that League of Legend and WoW are the most popular games in the US!"

    I mean seriously.  Someone got paid to provide knowledge that's as common as water is wet.  Where do I sign up for these gigs and how much do they pay?
    It wasn't 5 years of research. It was 5 years of search data.

    It probably took someone 5 minutes to craft the Bigtable syntax to get the information.
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  • AeliousAelious Member RarePosts: 3,521

    PeZzy said:

    Trump voters play WoW?



    Apparently they play both ;)
  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,278
    H0urg1ass said:
    I'd really like to be the researcher getting paid to do this.

    "So Jimmy, whatcha got for us after five years of research?"
    "Welp, it turns out that League of Legend and WoW are the most popular games in the US!"

    I mean seriously.  Someone got paid to provide knowledge that's as common as water is wet.  Where do I sign up for these gigs and how much do they pay?
    It wasn't 5 years of research. It was 5 years of search data.

    It probably took someone 5 minutes to craft the Bigtable syntax to get the information.
    Hyperbole dude,  Hyperbole.
  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    edited February 2017
    Geez, it's Saturday night and some of y'all need to get out and loosen up a bit or go watch Super Bowl commercials for giggles and feels. It was a fun piece of news with a fun bit of data collected. *eye roll*


    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


  • postlarvalpostlarval Member EpicPosts: 2,003
    H0urg1ass said:
    H0urg1ass said:
    I'd really like to be the researcher getting paid to do this.

    "So Jimmy, whatcha got for us after five years of research?"
    "Welp, it turns out that League of Legend and WoW are the most popular games in the US!"

    I mean seriously.  Someone got paid to provide knowledge that's as common as water is wet.  Where do I sign up for these gigs and how much do they pay?
    It wasn't 5 years of research. It was 5 years of search data.

    It probably took someone 5 minutes to craft the Bigtable syntax to get the information.
    Hyperbole dude,  Hyperbole.
    I always keep forgetting hyperbole sells. My bad.
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  • ShelassaShelassa MMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 616


    Well hell, all they had to do was look at the number of twitch viewers and come to the same conclusion.



    Well, actually, according to the site those news came from (link in the news post itself, by the way) the clear winner was Minecraft ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • postlarvalpostlarval Member EpicPosts: 2,003

    SBFord said:
    Geez, it's Saturday night and some of y'all need to get out and loosen up a bit. It was a fun piece of news with a fun bit of data collected. *eye roll*
    It happens to be Saturday morning. Reminder: global audience.
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  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,584
    Ok now the really big question, based on Google data, which category of porn do they all prefer the most?

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  • AeliousAelious Member RarePosts: 3,521




    SBFord said:

    Geez, it's Saturday night and some of y'all need to get out and loosen up a bit. It was a fun piece of news with a fun bit of data collected. *eye roll*


    It happens to be Saturday morning. Reminder: global audience.



    You're kind of proving her point...
  • postlarvalpostlarval Member EpicPosts: 2,003
    Aelious said:




    SBFord said:

    Geez, it's Saturday night and some of y'all need to get out and loosen up a bit. It was a fun piece of news with a fun bit of data collected. *eye roll*


    It happens to be Saturday morning. Reminder: global audience.



    You're kind of proving her point...
    By reminding her there are people in different time zones?

    Go sit in a corner and think about what you've done.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,562
    I am trying to think last time I googled any of the games I play.

    Not something I do.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,562


    Ok now the really big question, based on Google data, which category of porn do they all prefer the most?



    This was done on reddit about a month or 2 ago, was broken down by state.
  • AeliousAelious Member RarePosts: 3,521



    Aelious said:








    SBFord said:


    Geez, it's Saturday night and some of y'all need to get out and loosen up a bit. It was a fun piece of news with a fun bit of data collected. *eye roll*




    It happens to be Saturday morning. Reminder: global audience.






    You're kind of proving her point...


    By reminding her there are people in different time zones?

    Go sit in a corner and think about what you've done.



    No, that you completely missed the purpose of her post by arguing a completely topical point. Maybe it's you that needs time for reflection lol
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  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,278
    H0urg1ass said:
    H0urg1ass said:
    I'd really like to be the researcher getting paid to do this.

    "So Jimmy, whatcha got for us after five years of research?"
    "Welp, it turns out that League of Legend and WoW are the most popular games in the US!"

    I mean seriously.  Someone got paid to provide knowledge that's as common as water is wet.  Where do I sign up for these gigs and how much do they pay?
    It wasn't 5 years of research. It was 5 years of search data.

    It probably took someone 5 minutes to craft the Bigtable syntax to get the information.
    Hyperbole dude,  Hyperbole.
    I always keep forgetting hyperbole sells. My bad.
    It's also commonly used as form of humor if you aren't obtuse!
  • postlarvalpostlarval Member EpicPosts: 2,003
    H0urg1ass said:
    H0urg1ass said:
    H0urg1ass said:
    I'd really like to be the researcher getting paid to do this.

    "So Jimmy, whatcha got for us after five years of research?"
    "Welp, it turns out that League of Legend and WoW are the most popular games in the US!"

    I mean seriously.  Someone got paid to provide knowledge that's as common as water is wet.  Where do I sign up for these gigs and how much do they pay?
    It wasn't 5 years of research. It was 5 years of search data.

    It probably took someone 5 minutes to craft the Bigtable syntax to get the information.
    Hyperbole dude,  Hyperbole.
    I always keep forgetting hyperbole sells. My bad.
    It's also commonly used as form of humor if you aren't obtuse!
    Yes...I know...
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  • TintagilTintagil Member UncommonPosts: 213
    SBFord said:
    Geez, it's Saturday night and some of y'all need to get out and loosen up a bit or go watch Super Bowl commercials for giggles and feels. It was a fun piece of news with a fun bit of data collected. *eye roll*
    Definitely fake news with lots of alternative facts ;)
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    edited February 2017
    Y'all missed this little tidbit. Well, all but one other person.  Minecraft left everyone including League of Legends and World of Warcraft in the dust.

    *One exception: Minecraft simply crushes all competition in search volume and would have made our map much less interesting. We could—and perhaps should—do an entire post on why and where Minecraft is so popular, but we chose to remove it from consideration this time because it seems like a genre outlier."
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