ROCKET LEAGUE

Gays Can Drive Now With Rocket League’s Pride Month Celebration

If you, like me, are a gay who cannot drive, you might find that a little bit easier in Rocket League as Psyonix is bringing new music and cosmetics to the car/soccer hybrid to celebrate Pride Month. This includes a new car called Love ISLV Wheels and a collection of music…

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NEWS

Rocket League Comes to Mobile as Sideswipe

When Epic Games bought Rocket League developer Psyonix, the company promised they had things in mind for how to expand the player base for the car-based soccer game. At the time, people assumed that meant making the game free-to-play, which they did, and bringing it to mobile platforms, which they are…

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NEWS

Rocket League is Going Free to Play, Finally

After five years on pretty much every active platform, Rocket League is shifting over to a free to play model later this summer. Developer Psyonix made the announcement through a post on the game’s official site, where it laid out its plans for how the car-based soccer game would make the transition…

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Fanbyte Morning News April 9, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this morning’s news! Direct link here or use the embed above. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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PODCASTS

Everybody Mad: Rocket League’s New Loot System Edition

Welcome back to Everybody Mad™, an apparently ongoing series that aims to chronicle those times in which, verily, Everybody Mad™. As promised last October, Rocket League developer Psyonix fully revamped the game’s loot system with today’s v1.70 patch, replacing the existing randomized loot box system with a more legislation-friendly “blueprint”…

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NEWS

10 Video Game Music Tracks to Boost Your Run (Or Any Exercise)

Music is an important, under-looked element of any video game. A good soundtrack can elevate moments to heights not possible in any other medium. Music is designed to complement everything from blockbuster action setpieces, to smaller, tenderer sequences often driven by impactful dialogue. There are plenty of pieces that lend…

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LISTS

Rocket League Blueprints Replace Loot Boxes This December

Psyonix today unveiled its loot box replacement system for Rocket League, which edges ever closer to a gambling-free future. Starting sometime this December, “Blueprints” will take over as the primary method for obtaining items. Unlike Rocket League‘s existing “crates,” which contain a mystery item and require a separate key to…

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Late Lunch August 7, 2019: Exclusive Skeletons

Niki introduces John and Andrew to a world of exclusive skeletons. Also, Disney+, Pokémon Sword & Shield, and loot boxes! Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on Twitch. We’ll put the VODs up on the site and the audio will…

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Rocket League’s New Modes Punctuate Radical Summer

Rocket League is getting new modes over the next couple of months as part of their Radical Summer event. Last week, the first phase of Radical Summer began with a celebration of 80s blockbuster films, like Back to the Future, The Goonies, and (most prominently) Ghostbusters. Aside from being able to play…

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Fanwidth Episode 015: Randall’s Boo Boos

There aren’t a lot of video games coming out right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t video game news! We just wish it was better. Niki is out on vacation this week. However, merritt and Steven got together for a little bit to discuss the wild and tragic state…

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PODCASTS

Rocket League Dev Psyonix is Joining Epic Games

In a blog post released today, Rocket League developer Psyonix has announced it is joining Epic Games. The full nature of the relationship is not clear from the text itself. However, the post script of the blog mentions “customary closing conditions” and the word “acquisition,” which clears things up a bit.…

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10 Games That Don’t Star Pigs, but Should

This morning I looked out my bathroom window and saw a gigantic black pig, just sniffin’ around doing pig stuff. He was totally chill, not at all a wild boar or something that I would have to call animal control about. Just a big ol’ fat piggy-wiggy shufflin’ his big…

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Rocket League’s Rocket Pass Is Better Than Fortnite’s Battle Pass

Rocket League‘s Rocket Pass is straight up better than Fortnite’s Battle Pass. There. I said it. That’s not really surprising, given that Epic used the system before Psyonix. The company is locked into certain structures, like weekly challenges, and its current experience system, which hasn’t really changed since Season 2 when the…

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Rocket League has already brought in more than $110 million

Less than a year from release, Psyonix's jet-assisted car soccer game is enjoying high revenues and more than 5 million copies sold.

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So that basketball prototype of Rocket League? Now you can actually play it

There's nothing in the rules that says a jet-assisted buggy can't play basketball.

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Fallout 4 and Rocket League win big at BAFTA game awards

The annual award event hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has just wrapped up in London, with Fallout 4, Rocket League and Her Story earning major nods.

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The past lives of Rocket League

Open-world Rocket League? F2P Rocket League? Here are some even weirder types of car soccer that we (luckily, probably) never got to see.

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Love Rocket League? Now you can play it professionally

Popular 'car soccer' sports game takes aim at the big leagues with Twitch streamed championship.

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