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The Weekly OT #7

July 18, 2016
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It is mesmerizing. If I were a soccer fan, I would fall in love with this game, and then watching the pros play it, would never be able to go back to that sport again.

And after I watched the pros playing, I did a quick search and the first game I found I have pasted below. Suddenly ALL the cars are following the ball around like a flock of geese. I LOLed hard.

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17 Comments
  1. July 18, 2016 12:54 am

    I don’t know why I didn’t start linking this sooner. Every Friday, a fellow by the name of Bill Harris publishes a post called “Friday Links!” on his “Dubious Quality” blog. It is just a summary of some of the best links culled from the Internet over the past week. There never fails to be at least one interesting story in there.

  2. Herandar permalink
    July 18, 2016 9:28 am

    I don’t get how people keep their cameras so close to their cars. What benefit to seeing less??

    • July 18, 2016 4:40 pm

      That is a great question. I just tried pulling my camera out farther (340, I think). Cornie has been using 400 lately. So much to learn. This game is SO difficult.

    • Herandar permalink
      July 19, 2016 11:09 am

      When I realized it could be changed, I maxed it out. Messed with the angle a bit too, but not sure how much that matters. I should probably up the swivel speed too, but I’ve gotten better at staying out of the goal corners, where you lose sight of everything.

      Also, I play all FPS shooters at highest sensitivity settings available.

  3. July 18, 2016 9:56 pm

    1st Official Podcast. It is mostly about the E3 show.

  4. July 19, 2016 9:08 pm

    For fans of Batman, this is probably a must-buy. Telltale is good at what they do (if they have stopped releasing games without recognizing that some users invert their controls).

  5. July 20, 2016 4:48 pm

    I really want to try out the new RL cars Friday. Who’s gonna be around on Friday to game?

  6. July 20, 2016 6:12 pm

    Can’t game until 2pm JST at the earliest. Wait, your Friday, not my Friday, should be fine! Let’s stay in touch!

    Here is the latest campaign footage, and here is my take:

    1. No real co-op play a la Gears One – splitting up, different routes. Just stupid open door together type stuff. Parallel play, not co-op play.

    2. Flashy knife executions, some new cover use.

    3. Darker, more suspenseful gaming than 2 and 3.

    4. Platformer shooting, scripted gaming, but without any of the grandeur of the previous games (oil drill platforms, coal carts, Worm Insides, massive underground caverns, massive locust enemies). Perhaps they are saving that for a near launch media blitz. They must be because we are only a few short months from launch.

    5. Predictable, yawn inducing, sets/gameplay. Major deja vu – been there, done that.

    6. Major apathy and MEH. Still plan on buying it, but only at a greatly reduced price, and only when I have nothing else on the platter. Seriously, this cannot have been a “promotional” video, can it?!

    • Blankman permalink*
      July 21, 2016 1:48 am

      I’m afraid that the latest footage that they’ve shown ARE the “interesting” parts. Ugh, not going to pick this up until it’s cheap.

  7. July 21, 2016 2:00 pm

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/07/21/major-surprising-rocket-league-update-to-be-announced-within-two-weeks

    Guys, the best game of all time has more gifts in store for it’s fans. Seriously, I haven’t even unwrapped all the new cars.

    • July 21, 2016 4:52 pm

      Hey, the biggest news is the Cross-console network play, which is now just the flick of a switch. That would be a HUGE benefit for gamers like Cornie and I who are out in Xbox No-Man’s-Land. PS4 is actually selling here, and that would expand the pool of potentials. Also, it would set precedent.

      What a great game, but so, SO difficult. I finally figured out how to improve my skill though – play the goalie tutorial until I get 10/10 on all levels. That will help me I am sure.

    • July 21, 2016 5:11 pm

      I don’t have much hope for Sony. This has been available since Xbox went live with XB/Steam. The “Gwent” card game developers have also indicated it will be PC-Xbox cross play, and that all they need is Sony to approve, and it will feature full console cross play.

    • July 21, 2016 5:19 pm

      Ah, I didn’t know it was all ready to go for a while now. Usually it is Microsoft that blocks the cock.

  8. July 21, 2016 9:17 pm

    San Diego Comic Con is well underway and there is some interesting news from the Sea of Thieves panel, live twitter of it by Rare Thief. Rare promises proper footage as soon as they can get it together.

  9. July 21, 2016 9:38 pm

    HUGE patch for Overwatch just went live!
    http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20747634650

  10. July 21, 2016 10:23 pm

    It’s not the awesome saves that had me laughing….watch closely, in the crease…

    And there is this, too.

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