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Google reveals the most-searched queries in the Philippines for 2020

The Hallyu wave is strong!

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Google showcased its Year in Search 2020, revealing the most-searched queries in the Philippines for 2020. From trends, news, personalities, shows, events, and more, the annual Year in Search gave an insight into what Filipinos are curious about — especially in the age of pandemic.

Here are the top queries in Google this year:

Overall Trending Searches

  • US election 2020
  • NBA score
  • Coronavirus
  • DepEd Commons
  • Taal Volcano
  • NBA schedule
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Lakers vs Heat
  • first day of school
  • www.reliefagad.ph

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TV Shows and Series

  • Crash Landing on You
  • Money Heist
  • It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
  • Start-Up
  • Itaewon Class
  • The World of the Married
  • Girl from Nowhere
  • Backstreet Rookie
  • Prison Break
  • The King: Eternal Monarch

Games

  • Among Us
  • Genshin Impact
  • Rules of Survival gift
  • Adorable Home
  • Valorant
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Krunker.io
  • Codashop PH
  • Shinobi Life 2 codes
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Sports

  • NBA score
  • NBA schedule
  • Lakers vs Heat
  • NBA standings
  • Lakers vs Nuggets
  • NBA games today
  • Lakers vs Rockets
  • Clippers vs Nuggets
  • Lakers vs Trail Blazers
  • Australian Open 2020

Movies

  • Through Night and Day
  • Parasite
  • Enola Holmes
  • Mulan
  • Black Panther
  • Train to Busan 2
  • Extraction
  • Contagion
  • Birds of Prey
  • Miracle in Cell No. 7

K-Drama

  • Crash Landing On You
  • It’s Okay To Not To Be Okay
  • Start-Up
  • Itaewon Class
  • The World of the Married
  • Backstreet Rookie
  • The King: Eternal Monarch
  • Hi Bye, Mama!
  • Record of Youth
  • Hospital Playlist

News and Trends

Tutorials

  • How to make dalgona coffee?
  • How to wear a surgical mask?
  • How to compute BMI?
  • How to boost the immune system?
  • How to make leche flan
  • divide fractions?
  • How to solve quadratic equations?
  • How to make pancakes?
  • How to apply for an SSS calamity loan online?
  • How to prevent COVID-19?

Most-searched news

  • US election 2020
  • Coronavirus
  • Taal Volcano
  • first day of school
  • www.reliefagad.ph
  • Kim Jong Un
  • Joe Biden
  • hantavirus
  • SSS calamity loan
  • Typhoon Ulysses

Personalities

Korean personalities

  • Hyun Bin
  • Kim Soo-Hyun
  • Kaachi
  • Kim Go-eun
  • Aespa
  • Jun Ji-hyun
  • Son Ye-jin
  • So Ji-sub
  • Han So-hee
  • Jo Eun-Jung

Female personalities

  • Issa Pressman
  • Sofia Andres
  • Ivana Alawi
  • Vanessa Bryant
  • Janine Berdin
  • Kamala Harris
  • Seo Ye-ji
  • Rabiya Mateo
  • Kaachi
  • Kim Go-eun

Male Personalities

  • Kim Jong Un
  • Joe Biden
  • Hyun Bin
  • Tom Hanks
  • Vico Sotto
  • Carlo Acutis
  • Marcelito Pomoy
  • Kim Soo-Hyun
  • Michael V.
  • Jeremy Jauncey

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League of Legends’ animated Netflix show is coming soon!

Out by this fall!

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The new animated series is titled Arcane. And, it’s coming from the League of Legends (LoL) publishers themselves: Riot games. Despite releasing countless animated shorts, Arcane is a first for the League franchise. Riot Games partnered with Fortiche Productions to develop and produce this series; keeping character designs and art close to home.

Since the first hint of it in 2019, fans have been waiting patiently for this release. And if you want the series now, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. It’ll be out on Netflix and on Tencent Video in China by fall this year.

We follow two iconic League champions, their origins, and the power that tears them apart. The backdrop to the story is the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun.

Riot Game’s Global President of Entertainment, Shauna Spenley said, “Arcane was created as a love letter to our players and fans, who have been asking us for more cinematic experiences that dive deeper into the worlds and champions in League of Legends.”

Netflix’s video game animated series

Arcane is just one of few new video game adaptation slates in Netflix’s lineup. Which, spells good news for fans and players of games. One recent release was Dota: Dragon’s Blood, an animated series inspired by Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena (moba) game DOTA 2. Other Netflix series based on the video game realm include Assassin’s Creed, Castlevania, Cuphead, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, and Assassin’s Creed.

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Couple co-op games to play during the pandemic

Loving from a distance

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It goes without saying that the pandemic has drastically altered our lives. And, for the lucky few who’ve found love amidst the global chaos or barely kept their love life while apart, playing games has become one of the best past time in quarantine.

Below are cooperative games you can play with your partners or friends. We’re open to all forms of love here. Also, note that this list won’t include classic multiplayer games like Minecraft, Stardew Valley, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons because I’m assuming you and your partner or friends have already played these for an ungodly number of hours. Which, by the way if you haven’t, I recommend you start there.

Not included on this list are multiplayer online battle arenas(mobas) since that’s a whole genre of it’s own. And, I’m sick and tired of blatant sexting and flirting on moba team chats. Get your lives together or stay alone, yeah?

It Takes Two

Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, & PC

It Takes Two is a cooperative action-adventure platformer with gripping stories and game mechanics. You play as arguing parents at wit’s end stuck in doll form. The doll form bit is due to your daughter’s attempt to cope with her parents’ eventual split. Speaking of splits, it’s a split-screen multiplayer that allows you to play locally or online. The game mechanics and design are witty and eloquent–drawing you into the characters’ stories.

It Takes Two is a good game to play with your partner to see how well you work through obstacles together–in more ways than one. It Takes Two was developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts under the EA Originals labels.

Heave Ho!

Steam, Nintendo Switch, & GOG

Heave Ho! is a multiplayer co-op platformer where you and your partner or friends get through tough puzzles using your wobbly and dangly limbs. Grab on to each other’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your way into safety.

Heave Ho! forces you to work together by throwing the other, climbing over, and using our partner to get to the other side. It’s a quirky simple yet challenging game that have left players screaming desperate for hand grabbing. Heave Ho! was developed by Le Cartel Studio and published by Devolver Digital.

Overcooked! 2

Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, GOG

Overcooked! 2 is a cooperative cooking simulation video game. It’s the sequel to Overcooked! which had the same game mechanics just without the new and improved stages, mechanics, and features. Overcooked! 2 will make it necessary to yell at each other–which doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You work together as a team to prep, cook, and serve.

It’s the perfect game to play to break the ice, work together, laugh, and panic. Test your relationship, strengthen it, or break up over a silly game. Overcooked! 2 was developed by Team17 alongside Ghost Town Games and published by Team17.

Valheim

Steam

Do two burly Vikings braving the elements sound like a romantic way to spend the night with your partner? No, of course not, but you’ll get hours of entertainment riding together with your nordic allies. Valheim is an explorative survival game. Build yourself a little home, roam the giant wilderness for resources, and hunt some trolls. If Minecraft doesn’t hit the same way anymore, this will probably fill that gap. But make sure you’re playing together, microphone on, and you’ll get lost in purgatory.

Valheim was developed by Iron Gate AB and developed by Coffee Stain Publishing.

SEE ALSO: 10 video games for players 1 and 2

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Netflix working on live-action Gundam movie

Helmed by the director of ‘Kong: Skull Island’

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If you like movies featuring giant robots, you’re gonna like this latest development — Netflix, working with Legendary Pictures, is set to make a live-action Gundam movie.

The live-action Gundam movie will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts who also called the shots for Kong: Skull Island. Other than the fact that it’s happening and who’s directing it, there are no details yet. Clearly, the project is still in its very early stages. It’ll be curious to see which one from its wealth of source materials will the team behind the live-action film pull from.

Legendary Pictures is the same company responsible for the Pacific Rim movie franchise as well as the “Monsterverse” movies featuring Godzilla and King Kong.

h/t: The Verge

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