Positivity in Perspective: Top Conversations from Q2 2020

Published On: January 20, 2021By Categories: InsightsTags:

For many, video games provide entertainment, escapism, and social connectivity. This was particularly true in the Spring of 2020, when people were first coming to terms with what a pandemic meant for their lives.

Despite the tenor of the moment, people found reprieve through gaming in Q2 of 2020. In this second installment of our Positivity in Perspective series, we are taking a look back at the conversations that sparked joy during this period.

April

A testament to the power of goodwill, DOOM’s tribute to the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake garnered an exceptionally high audience sentiment score of 99. Meanwhile, the world premiere trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the reveal of a world maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 likewise enjoyed rather high conversation sentiment scores of 96 and 91 respectively.

As was the case in March, the blissful escapism offered in Animal Crossing: New Horizons dominated positive chatter in April. Notably, people responded positively to the Nature Day announcement, discussed strategies for acquiring and using Amiibo cards to recruit their favorite villagers, and offered each other guidance on how to spot authentic art from an in-game vendor.

Top Conversations: April 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 FF7R & DOOM DOOM paying tribute to Final Fantasy VII Remake 99
2 Animal Crossing ACNH April Update with Nature Day 97
3 Assassin’s Creed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla World Premiere Trailer 96
4 Super Mario Maker 2 World Maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 91
5 Animal Crossing ACNH Amiibo Cards 90
6 Animal Crossing Collecting art and spotting fakes in ACNH 89

May

Island escapism continued in May, with conversations around Animal Crossing: New Horizons claiming several spots in our trending charts. Beyond this, other positive and highly engaging conversations included a deep dive into Ghost of Tsushima, the Definitive Edition for Xenoblade Chronicles, and an Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Top Conversations: May 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Animal Crossing ACNH Horror Movie Trailer 98
2 Animal Crossing ACNH Theme Song Performance 96
3 Ghost of Tsushima State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima 78
4 Animal Crossing ACNH Duplication Glitch 76
5 Xenoblade Chronicles Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 71
6 Dragon Ball FighterZ Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ 68

June

For those who weren’t enraptured by virtual island life, June offered a welcome reprieve with a rich diversity of games driving the most positive and engaging conversations. Notably, discussions around Spider-Man: Miles Morales garnered a rather impressive audience sentiment score of 95. During this period, NBA 2K21 began a series of promotional announcements, of which Damian Lillard’s inclusion on the cover of the game generated a strong positive reaction.

Other stories that generated healthy audience conversation during June of 2020 included eco lifestyle in The Sims, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Marvel’s Avengers War Table, and a Vault Boy Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Top Conversations: June 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5 95
2 NBA 2K21 Damian Lillard on Cover of NBA 2K21 82
3 Sims Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle 81
4 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 78
5 Marvel’s Avengers Marvel’s Avengers War Table 69
6 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Vault Boy Mii Fighter Costume for Smash Bros 69

About the Series

Our Positivity in Perspective series aims to celebrate the moments in gaming that captivated our attention and inspired positive conversations in 2020. This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Highlights from Q1 2020 are available here, and our recaps for Q3 and Q4 will be available soon

Methodology

Spiketrap’s platform uses NLP AI to automatically identify and analyze naturally occurring conversations in real-time. The conversations referenced in this article reflect the largest and most positive stories monitored by Spiketrap across over 1100 sources. For each month, conversations were first ranked by their total engagement volume. From the top 20 conversations, the conversations that yielded the highest sentiment scores were included.

For many, video games provide entertainment, escapism, and social connectivity. This was particularly true in the Spring of 2020, when people were first coming to terms with what a pandemic meant for their lives.

Despite the tenor of the moment, people found reprieve through gaming in Q2 of 2020. In this second installment of our Positivity in Perspective series, we are taking a look back at the conversations that sparked joy during this period.

April

A testament to the power of goodwill, DOOM’s tribute to the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake garnered an exceptionally high audience sentiment score of 99. Meanwhile, the world premiere trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the reveal of a world maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 likewise enjoyed rather high conversation sentiment scores of 96 and 91 respectively.

As was the case in March, the blissful escapism offered in Animal Crossing: New Horizons dominated positive chatter in April. Notably, people responded positively to the Nature Day announcement, discussed strategies for acquiring and using Amiibo cards to recruit their favorite villagers, and offered each other guidance on how to spot authentic art from an in-game vendor.

Top Conversations: April 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 FF7R & DOOM DOOM paying tribute to Final Fantasy VII Remake 99
2 Animal Crossing ACNH April Update with Nature Day 97
3 Assassin’s Creed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla World Premiere Trailer 96
4 Super Mario Maker 2 World Maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 91
5 Animal Crossing ACNH Amiibo Cards 90
6 Animal Crossing Collecting art and spotting fakes in ACNH 89

May

Island escapism continued in May, with conversations around Animal Crossing: New Horizons claiming several spots in our trending charts. Beyond this, other positive and highly engaging conversations included a deep dive into Ghost of Tsushima, the Definitive Edition for Xenoblade Chronicles, and an Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Top Conversations: May 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Animal Crossing ACNH Horror Movie Trailer 98
2 Animal Crossing ACNH Theme Song Performance 96
3 Ghost of Tsushima State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima 78
4 Animal Crossing ACNH Duplication Glitch 76
5 Xenoblade Chronicles Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 71
6 Dragon Ball FighterZ Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ 68

June

For those who weren’t enraptured by virtual island life, June offered a welcome reprieve with a rich diversity of games driving the most positive and engaging conversations. Notably, discussions around Spider-Man: Miles Morales garnered a rather impressive audience sentiment score of 95. During this period, NBA 2K21 began a series of promotional announcements, of which Damian Lillard’s inclusion on the cover of the game generated a strong positive reaction.

Other stories that generated healthy audience conversation during June of 2020 included eco lifestyle in The Sims, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Marvel’s Avengers War Table, and a Vault Boy Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Top Conversations: June 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5 95
2 NBA 2K21 Damian Lillard on Cover of NBA 2K21 82
3 Sims Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle 81
4 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 78
5 Marvel’s Avengers Marvel’s Avengers War Table 69
6 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Vault Boy Mii Fighter Costume for Smash Bros 69

About the Series

Our Positivity in Perspective series aims to celebrate the moments in gaming that captivated our attention and inspired positive conversations in 2020. This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Highlights from Q1 2020 are available here, and our recaps for Q3 and Q4 will be available soon

Methodology

Spiketrap’s platform uses NLP AI to automatically identify and analyze naturally occurring conversations in real-time. The conversations referenced in this article reflect the largest and most positive stories monitored by Spiketrap across over 1100 sources. For each month, conversations were first ranked by their total engagement volume. From the top 20 conversations, the conversations that yielded the highest sentiment scores were included.

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Positivity in Perspective: Top Conversations from Q2 2020

Published On: January 20, 2021By Categories: InsightsTags:

For many, video games provide entertainment, escapism, and social connectivity. This was particularly true in the Spring of 2020, when people were first coming to terms with what a pandemic meant for their lives.

Despite the tenor of the moment, people found reprieve through gaming in Q2 of 2020. In this second installment of our Positivity in Perspective series, we are taking a look back at the conversations that sparked joy during this period.

April

A testament to the power of goodwill, DOOM’s tribute to the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake garnered an exceptionally high audience sentiment score of 99. Meanwhile, the world premiere trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the reveal of a world maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 likewise enjoyed rather high conversation sentiment scores of 96 and 91 respectively.

As was the case in March, the blissful escapism offered in Animal Crossing: New Horizons dominated positive chatter in April. Notably, people responded positively to the Nature Day announcement, discussed strategies for acquiring and using Amiibo cards to recruit their favorite villagers, and offered each other guidance on how to spot authentic art from an in-game vendor.

Top Conversations: April 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 FF7R & DOOM DOOM paying tribute to Final Fantasy VII Remake 99
2 Animal Crossing ACNH April Update with Nature Day 97
3 Assassin’s Creed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla World Premiere Trailer 96
4 Super Mario Maker 2 World Maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 91
5 Animal Crossing ACNH Amiibo Cards 90
6 Animal Crossing Collecting art and spotting fakes in ACNH 89

May

Island escapism continued in May, with conversations around Animal Crossing: New Horizons claiming several spots in our trending charts. Beyond this, other positive and highly engaging conversations included a deep dive into Ghost of Tsushima, the Definitive Edition for Xenoblade Chronicles, and an Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Top Conversations: May 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Animal Crossing ACNH Horror Movie Trailer 98
2 Animal Crossing ACNH Theme Song Performance 96
3 Ghost of Tsushima State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima 78
4 Animal Crossing ACNH Duplication Glitch 76
5 Xenoblade Chronicles Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 71
6 Dragon Ball FighterZ Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ 68

June

For those who weren’t enraptured by virtual island life, June offered a welcome reprieve with a rich diversity of games driving the most positive and engaging conversations. Notably, discussions around Spider-Man: Miles Morales garnered a rather impressive audience sentiment score of 95. During this period, NBA 2K21 began a series of promotional announcements, of which Damian Lillard’s inclusion on the cover of the game generated a strong positive reaction.

Other stories that generated healthy audience conversation during June of 2020 included eco lifestyle in The Sims, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Marvel’s Avengers War Table, and a Vault Boy Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Top Conversations: June 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5 95
2 NBA 2K21 Damian Lillard on Cover of NBA 2K21 82
3 Sims Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle 81
4 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 78
5 Marvel’s Avengers Marvel’s Avengers War Table 69
6 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Vault Boy Mii Fighter Costume for Smash Bros 69

About the Series

Our Positivity in Perspective series aims to celebrate the moments in gaming that captivated our attention and inspired positive conversations in 2020. This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Highlights from Q1 2020 are available here, and our recaps for Q3 and Q4 will be available soon

Methodology

Spiketrap’s platform uses NLP AI to automatically identify and analyze naturally occurring conversations in real-time. The conversations referenced in this article reflect the largest and most positive stories monitored by Spiketrap across over 1100 sources. For each month, conversations were first ranked by their total engagement volume. From the top 20 conversations, the conversations that yielded the highest sentiment scores were included.

For many, video games provide entertainment, escapism, and social connectivity. This was particularly true in the Spring of 2020, when people were first coming to terms with what a pandemic meant for their lives.

Despite the tenor of the moment, people found reprieve through gaming in Q2 of 2020. In this second installment of our Positivity in Perspective series, we are taking a look back at the conversations that sparked joy during this period.

April

A testament to the power of goodwill, DOOM’s tribute to the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake garnered an exceptionally high audience sentiment score of 99. Meanwhile, the world premiere trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the reveal of a world maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 likewise enjoyed rather high conversation sentiment scores of 96 and 91 respectively.

As was the case in March, the blissful escapism offered in Animal Crossing: New Horizons dominated positive chatter in April. Notably, people responded positively to the Nature Day announcement, discussed strategies for acquiring and using Amiibo cards to recruit their favorite villagers, and offered each other guidance on how to spot authentic art from an in-game vendor.

Top Conversations: April 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 FF7R & DOOM DOOM paying tribute to Final Fantasy VII Remake 99
2 Animal Crossing ACNH April Update with Nature Day 97
3 Assassin’s Creed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla World Premiere Trailer 96
4 Super Mario Maker 2 World Maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 91
5 Animal Crossing ACNH Amiibo Cards 90
6 Animal Crossing Collecting art and spotting fakes in ACNH 89

May

Island escapism continued in May, with conversations around Animal Crossing: New Horizons claiming several spots in our trending charts. Beyond this, other positive and highly engaging conversations included a deep dive into Ghost of Tsushima, the Definitive Edition for Xenoblade Chronicles, and an Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Top Conversations: May 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Animal Crossing ACNH Horror Movie Trailer 98
2 Animal Crossing ACNH Theme Song Performance 96
3 Ghost of Tsushima State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima 78
4 Animal Crossing ACNH Duplication Glitch 76
5 Xenoblade Chronicles Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 71
6 Dragon Ball FighterZ Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ 68

June

For those who weren’t enraptured by virtual island life, June offered a welcome reprieve with a rich diversity of games driving the most positive and engaging conversations. Notably, discussions around Spider-Man: Miles Morales garnered a rather impressive audience sentiment score of 95. During this period, NBA 2K21 began a series of promotional announcements, of which Damian Lillard’s inclusion on the cover of the game generated a strong positive reaction.

Other stories that generated healthy audience conversation during June of 2020 included eco lifestyle in The Sims, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Marvel’s Avengers War Table, and a Vault Boy Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Top Conversations: June 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5 95
2 NBA 2K21 Damian Lillard on Cover of NBA 2K21 82
3 Sims Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle 81
4 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 78
5 Marvel’s Avengers Marvel’s Avengers War Table 69
6 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Vault Boy Mii Fighter Costume for Smash Bros 69

About the Series

Our Positivity in Perspective series aims to celebrate the moments in gaming that captivated our attention and inspired positive conversations in 2020. This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Highlights from Q1 2020 are available here, and our recaps for Q3 and Q4 will be available soon

Methodology

Spiketrap’s platform uses NLP AI to automatically identify and analyze naturally occurring conversations in real-time. The conversations referenced in this article reflect the largest and most positive stories monitored by Spiketrap across over 1100 sources. For each month, conversations were first ranked by their total engagement volume. From the top 20 conversations, the conversations that yielded the highest sentiment scores were included.

Recent Posts

Positivity in Perspective: Top Conversations from Q2 2020

Published On: January 20, 2021By

For many, video games provide entertainment, escapism, and social connectivity. This was particularly true in the Spring of 2020, when people were first coming to terms with what a pandemic meant for their lives.

Despite the tenor of the moment, people found reprieve through gaming in Q2 of 2020. In this second installment of our Positivity in Perspective series, we are taking a look back at the conversations that sparked joy during this period.

April

A testament to the power of goodwill, DOOM’s tribute to the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake garnered an exceptionally high audience sentiment score of 99. Meanwhile, the world premiere trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the reveal of a world maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 likewise enjoyed rather high conversation sentiment scores of 96 and 91 respectively.

As was the case in March, the blissful escapism offered in Animal Crossing: New Horizons dominated positive chatter in April. Notably, people responded positively to the Nature Day announcement, discussed strategies for acquiring and using Amiibo cards to recruit their favorite villagers, and offered each other guidance on how to spot authentic art from an in-game vendor.

Top Conversations: April 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 FF7R & DOOM DOOM paying tribute to Final Fantasy VII Remake 99
2 Animal Crossing ACNH April Update with Nature Day 97
3 Assassin’s Creed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla World Premiere Trailer 96
4 Super Mario Maker 2 World Maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 91
5 Animal Crossing ACNH Amiibo Cards 90
6 Animal Crossing Collecting art and spotting fakes in ACNH 89

May

Island escapism continued in May, with conversations around Animal Crossing: New Horizons claiming several spots in our trending charts. Beyond this, other positive and highly engaging conversations included a deep dive into Ghost of Tsushima, the Definitive Edition for Xenoblade Chronicles, and an Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Top Conversations: May 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Animal Crossing ACNH Horror Movie Trailer 98
2 Animal Crossing ACNH Theme Song Performance 96
3 Ghost of Tsushima State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima 78
4 Animal Crossing ACNH Duplication Glitch 76
5 Xenoblade Chronicles Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 71
6 Dragon Ball FighterZ Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ 68

June

For those who weren’t enraptured by virtual island life, June offered a welcome reprieve with a rich diversity of games driving the most positive and engaging conversations. Notably, discussions around Spider-Man: Miles Morales garnered a rather impressive audience sentiment score of 95. During this period, NBA 2K21 began a series of promotional announcements, of which Damian Lillard’s inclusion on the cover of the game generated a strong positive reaction.

Other stories that generated healthy audience conversation during June of 2020 included eco lifestyle in The Sims, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Marvel’s Avengers War Table, and a Vault Boy Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Top Conversations: June 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5 95
2 NBA 2K21 Damian Lillard on Cover of NBA 2K21 82
3 Sims Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle 81
4 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 78
5 Marvel’s Avengers Marvel’s Avengers War Table 69
6 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Vault Boy Mii Fighter Costume for Smash Bros 69

About the Series

Our Positivity in Perspective series aims to celebrate the moments in gaming that captivated our attention and inspired positive conversations in 2020. This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Highlights from Q1 2020 are available here, and our recaps for Q3 and Q4 will be available soon

Methodology

Spiketrap’s platform uses NLP AI to automatically identify and analyze naturally occurring conversations in real-time. The conversations referenced in this article reflect the largest and most positive stories monitored by Spiketrap across over 1100 sources. For each month, conversations were first ranked by their total engagement volume. From the top 20 conversations, the conversations that yielded the highest sentiment scores were included.

For many, video games provide entertainment, escapism, and social connectivity. This was particularly true in the Spring of 2020, when people were first coming to terms with what a pandemic meant for their lives.

Despite the tenor of the moment, people found reprieve through gaming in Q2 of 2020. In this second installment of our Positivity in Perspective series, we are taking a look back at the conversations that sparked joy during this period.

April

A testament to the power of goodwill, DOOM’s tribute to the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake garnered an exceptionally high audience sentiment score of 99. Meanwhile, the world premiere trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the reveal of a world maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 likewise enjoyed rather high conversation sentiment scores of 96 and 91 respectively.

As was the case in March, the blissful escapism offered in Animal Crossing: New Horizons dominated positive chatter in April. Notably, people responded positively to the Nature Day announcement, discussed strategies for acquiring and using Amiibo cards to recruit their favorite villagers, and offered each other guidance on how to spot authentic art from an in-game vendor.

Top Conversations: April 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 FF7R & DOOM DOOM paying tribute to Final Fantasy VII Remake 99
2 Animal Crossing ACNH April Update with Nature Day 97
3 Assassin’s Creed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla World Premiere Trailer 96
4 Super Mario Maker 2 World Maker mode in Super Mario Maker 2 91
5 Animal Crossing ACNH Amiibo Cards 90
6 Animal Crossing Collecting art and spotting fakes in ACNH 89

May

Island escapism continued in May, with conversations around Animal Crossing: New Horizons claiming several spots in our trending charts. Beyond this, other positive and highly engaging conversations included a deep dive into Ghost of Tsushima, the Definitive Edition for Xenoblade Chronicles, and an Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Top Conversations: May 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Animal Crossing ACNH Horror Movie Trailer 98
2 Animal Crossing ACNH Theme Song Performance 96
3 Ghost of Tsushima State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima 78
4 Animal Crossing ACNH Duplication Glitch 76
5 Xenoblade Chronicles Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition 71
6 Dragon Ball FighterZ Ultra Instinct Goku DLC in Dragon Ball FighterZ 68

June

For those who weren’t enraptured by virtual island life, June offered a welcome reprieve with a rich diversity of games driving the most positive and engaging conversations. Notably, discussions around Spider-Man: Miles Morales garnered a rather impressive audience sentiment score of 95. During this period, NBA 2K21 began a series of promotional announcements, of which Damian Lillard’s inclusion on the cover of the game generated a strong positive reaction.

Other stories that generated healthy audience conversation during June of 2020 included eco lifestyle in The Sims, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Marvel’s Avengers War Table, and a Vault Boy Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Top Conversations: June 2020
# Entity Topic Sentiment
1 Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5 95
2 NBA 2K21 Damian Lillard on Cover of NBA 2K21 82
3 Sims Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle 81
4 Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 78
5 Marvel’s Avengers Marvel’s Avengers War Table 69
6 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Vault Boy Mii Fighter Costume for Smash Bros 69

About the Series

Our Positivity in Perspective series aims to celebrate the moments in gaming that captivated our attention and inspired positive conversations in 2020. This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Highlights from Q1 2020 are available here, and our recaps for Q3 and Q4 will be available soon

Methodology

Spiketrap’s platform uses NLP AI to automatically identify and analyze naturally occurring conversations in real-time. The conversations referenced in this article reflect the largest and most positive stories monitored by Spiketrap across over 1100 sources. For each month, conversations were first ranked by their total engagement volume. From the top 20 conversations, the conversations that yielded the highest sentiment scores were included.