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The Top Video Games in Every US State Between 2017 and 2020

27 July, 2020

The map shows the highest trending video game titles for every state. Lists of games released by year were sourced from Wikipedia's Year in Video Games pages and Google Trends was used to source the relative search interest.

Google Trends provides weekly search interest for every search term, along with the search interest by state. Using these two datasets for each term, we're able to calculate the relative search interest for every state for a particular week. Linear interpolation was used to calculate the *daily* search interest.

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Some game titles were changed to better show their search interest. For example, the title "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" was changed to just "CSGO", as most users don't search for the full title. This graph shows the significant difference between those two queries.

Based on viewer feedback, the color assignment logic has been improved so that datasets retain their color over time.