Posts Tagged ‘Psyonix’

Rocket League netting Steam Workshop for levels

Smashing sportsballer Rocket League [official site] already supports custom levels in an unofficial and slightly fiddly way but will soon officially embrace them. Developers Psyonix have announced plans to add Steam Workshop support, meaning players will simple need to click a button on Steam then fire up the game to play in custom arenas. Who knows what you’ll find? A pretty new sportszone, maybe, or an obstacle course, a race, maybe even a nice little Sunday drive through the Cotswolds. Read the rest of this entry »

Have You Played… Rocket League?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

I think by this point we’re all aware of the apocalyptic hellscape simulator as Rocket League [official site] — y’know, the one where the fates of nations are decided by which ones can drive RC cars the best? Rocket League is really, really good. So good, in fact, a year later it’s still enticing me to put off work so I can squeeze a few rounds in almost daily.

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Rocket League’s Undersea AquaDome Arena Is Out

“Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? ‘No,’ says the man in Washington, ‘it belongs to the poor.’ ‘No,’ says the man in the Vatican, ‘it belongs to God.’ ‘No,’ says the man in Moscow, ‘it belongs to everyone.’ I rejected those answers. Instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose… hot dunks 24/7 slamming and jamming and punting and giving them the ol’ alley-oop in the highest-horsepower sportsballing this side of Atlantis GET DUNKED ON, FONTAINE.”

Which is to say that the new BioShock-lookin’ Rocket League [official site] arena arrived in yesterday’s update, along with some snazzy subnautical sportsgear.

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Liquid Football: Rocket League Getting Free AquaDome

There’s always a lighthouse, there’s always a man, there’s always a GOOOOAAAALLLL!

Perhaps misunderstanding the phrase “back of the net”, Rocket League [official site] developers Psyonix have announced an oceanic haul for their bumper-to-ball sports ’em up. Next month will bring a free carfootie pitch set in a BioShock-ish undersea sportworld, named AquaDome. I always thought Andrew Ryan was more into golf (or golf was in him) but here we go. Two submersible-ish cars are coming as paid DLC too.

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Ready To Rumble: Rocket League’s New Mode Out Today

The new ‘Rumble’ mode for Rocket League [official site] is coming out today, say developers Psyonix, bringing giant boots and springy punching gloves to the beautiful game of car football. The power-ups will add yet more wackiness to the field following the basketball and ice hockey modes that came before it. But there’s also some money-minded stuff included in this update. The “crates and keys” system we heard about in the summer is also being implemented, meaning that crates will sometimes drop after playing competitive matches and to open them, you’ll have to buy a key.

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Rocket League Rumble Racing to Release Next Week

Rocket League’s [official site] new Rumble mode will bring a slew of delightful new powerups, we already knew, and now we know a few more things. For one, you’ll get to play with all of these new features when Rumble launches on September 8, at long last.

It’s not all car-soccer silliness, though. Psyonix are preparing for the next spate of Rocket League tournaments, and announced plans to include in-game purchases with Rumble to fund them. Wait, wait, wait. Sit down. I know that sounds scary, but it looks as though the Rocket League team are doing this in a transparent way that favors the players. Let’s take a look.

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