YRPHeader2013fullrounded

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Current Time 8:34:59pm

Community Information

Saturday, 09 March 2013 17:21

Order DVD Copies of Local TV Shows

Written by
  DVD's can be ordered online or by phone and…

Gaming Nexus' Jeremy Duff gives the weekly rundown of news and notable releases. This week features: Tembo: The Badass Elephnat from Sega for PC, Xbox One and PS4, the re-release of Journey for PS4, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive for PS4 and the Beta of Street Fighter V!

Xavier S H reviews Poly Bridge for Windows. A review code was provided for this report.

Rocket League - Review - PS4
by: Luke Horn - 07/17/15

Physics, Gravity, and Rocket League! I am certain that Newton had this game in mind when he said,and to every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction.” For me, as a gamer and online player, two of the most important things for a multi-player game to have are action and playability. Rocket League excels in both these categories and in doing so creates a highly addictive game. It is a follow up to a previous game from Psyonix called Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. Its aerial defying assaults, constant action and reaction, and turbo charged cars, keep you moving the entire time you are playing this game. You can have up to 8 gamers on multi-player mode, play an exhibition game or use the all new season mode. The game combines fast cars with a sport that is already in constant motion – soccer. Acceleration is an understatement. The point of the game, like most sports games, is to win. You chase around a giant soccer ball in a gravity defying car in order to score a goal. . It is such a simple but genius combination.

The motion and physics of the game creates an environment where the gamer becomes intoxicated by the fluid movement. I often found myself so caught up in the movement of the game that at first I was simply racing around attempting gravity defying flips and turns. Once I settled in, the real fun began – trying to score goals! When floating through the air or across the field, you start to become adept with the controls. A small tilt here, a turn there, a move at the wrong time or at the right time, and you either have the perfect moment and score or you find yourself hitting only air. You have to make quick decisions and impromptu moves throughout a match in order to both score a goal and be successful. The arenas provide even more ground to the already motion enhanced game as there are no boundaries. You can race up the walls, into the goals and even try to zip across the top of the arena.

Online play is at the heart of the game as it provides an opportunity to really look at the strategy of the game. In the single player modes, you really rely on an AI environment that is already providing its own cohesive strategy, which at times isn’t strategic at all. There will inevitably be at least one occurrence of your own teammate scoring on your goal. It seems to be a slight flaw in the single player modes. The depth of the game comes out in the multiplayer mode because you have to work together and figure out what type of collaboration will help you succeed. It isn’t so difficult that it is frustrating; in fact the games simple play makes this a fun part of Rocket League. The online portion is what keeps the game fresh and exciting. Who doesn’t like to brag over the mic when they score a side flipping, car spinning, turbo-blasting goal?

The game provides a robust selection of unlocks and boasts over 10 billion custom combinations for your Rocket League car. So for all you customization junkies, go forth and have fun. One of my favorite things was the heart thumping techno music as its fast paced motion provoking sounds mimic the game and was a perfect fit for its neon enhanced no boundaries arenas. The game virtually has no rules other than scoring. You can crash or destroy your opponent, go offsides, use every part of the arena and even run in and out of the goals or as in my case sometimes, drive upside down on it. Have fun! Rocket League is a blast, especially when you score a goal! No pun intended – ok maybe it was. See you online and as always - game on. I give 8.5 out of 10. Rocket League is developed by Psyonix and a review code was provided for this review.

Gaming Nexus' Jeremy Duff gives the weekly rundown of news and notable releases. This week features: Skullgirls: Second Encore and Rocket League!

 

Now Loading interviews Lead Narrative Designer Jess Lebow about the upcoming Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 game from CI Games.

 

Now Loading interviews Marketing Liaison Kitty Mach and she gives a quick overview of INNEX and how it fits into the video game industry.

Gaming Nexus' Jeremy Duff gives the weekly rundown of news and notable releases. This week features: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend for the PS3, PS 4 and Xbox One and news of The Last Of Us 2 being in the works!

Now Loading interviews Lead Designer Drew Nolosco about the upcoming Magic: Duels, the successor to Duels of the Planeswalkers and some of the features of the game.

Now Loading interviews Global Brand Manager Liz Lamb-Ferro about the upcoming Magic: Duels, the successor to Duels of the Planeswalkers.

Gaming Nexus' Travis and Rogue Gaming's Shelby Hunt, talk about day two highlights and reminder to keep watching for reports after E3!

Now Loading interviews Sales/Marketing Director Bill Hsu about Bloody's upcoming line of Light Strike gaming keyboards and mice!

Now Loading interviews Senior Digital Marketing Manager Thadeous Cooper about Astro's line of headsets and what they are featuring at E3.

Gaming Nexus' Travis and Rogue Gaming's Shelby Hunt, talk about day one highlights and what is on tap for day two. 

 

 

 

Now Loading interviews VP of Marketing John Moore about GAEMS line of portable professional gaming monitor systems; including the new M240.

 

Now Loading interviews VP of Marketing John Moore about GAEMS line of portable professional gaming monitor systems; including the new M240.

Now Loading interviews Gareth Jenkins about his crypto-currency based platform, Deckbound.

 

Page 1 of 3
  • Free Text Alerts
  • Twitter Feeds
  • Facebook Links

Get Text Message Local News Alerts and Local HS Sports  Scores on Your Cell Phone!

YourRadioPlace.com will alert you to the latest breaking LOCAL news, weather school closings and local HS sports scores for all the games we broadcast via Text Messages to your cell phone or PDA! Sign up now for this FREE service! (Message and Data Rates May Apply - See details under read more link)

AVC Local News Alerts:   Text keyword: AVCNEWS to 41411
Local HS Sports Scores:  Text keyword: AVCSPORTS to 41411

Message and data rates may apply. To Opt-out text STOP to 41411. For more information text HELP to 41411.

Follow us on Twitter!

AVC News - Daily Local Headlines and Alerts

AVC Sports - Local HS Sports Scores

Recently Added Articles...