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Rocket League Gets New Rumble Mode

Posted on September 8, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Psyonix’s surprise summer hit from 2015 recieves a brand new “rumble mode” that provides players with a whole new set of power-ups. 11 new randomized power-up give players new abilities that drastically changes how the rocket powered soccer title is played.

If you’re getting flashback to older racing titles from the 90s that included outrageous power-ups, like Extreme-G for the Nintendo 64, don’t worry you’re not alone. Here is a list of all of the power-ups available to players in the new “rumble mode”.

  • The Boot (Kicks an opponent’s car)
  • Disruptor (Forces the opponent to drive uncontrollably)
  • Freezer (Freezes the ball in-place)
  • Grappling Hook (Pulls you toward the ball)
  • Haymaker (Punches the ball)
  • Magnetizer (Attracts the ball to your car)
  • Plunger (Snaps the ball to your position)
  • Power Hitter (Hit everything harder)
  • Spike (Attach the ball to your car when you bump into it)
  • Swapper (Change positions on the field with your opponent)
  • Tornado (Sweep up the ball and cars into a giant funnel cloud)

Today’s update also introduces the “Crates & Keys” system that will allow players to unlock new skins and cosmetics through keys that are purchasable through optional micro-transaction. “Crate & Keys” is a similar micro-transaction model as popularized by Valve’s Counter Strike: Global Offensive and does not affect the core gameplay experience of Rocket League.  Keys will be sold for $1.49 USD for 1 or in bundles of 5, 10 or 20. Profits from the “Crate & Keys” system will be used to fund future e-sports prize pools for the Rocket League community.  


Guitar Hero Live adds Rivals Challengs

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Guitar Hero Live is Finally getting skill based matchmaking. The team at FreeStyleGames are continuing to explore new ways to make GHTV an even more exciting experience for players. The studio has been listening to feedback from the community; most notably the desire for head-to-head competition to test your skills against other players. Rivals will pit similarly skilled players against each other a first for this new Guitar Hero.

We absolutly loved Guitar Hero live, and you can read our review here, but needless to say it was a fantastic offering, and this will only make it better. Additional features are also now available in GHTV, including the ability to “favourite” a song and a new daily token reward for those who have depleted their Plays.

For more information about Rival Challenges and more, please visit the FreeStyleGames blog 


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