Rocket League is a runaway success, and the PS Plus month only increased that popularity.
But look beyond its sales numbers, and admire its fan community. The Rocket League community is so fun (and so positive), because they maintain an infectious excitement — the type of glee that one would get from attending a soccer game in real life. Entire YouTube channels have sprung up to create weekly highlight-reels - an ESPN SportsCenter for the gamer set.
Most people post their best saves, and those are impressive enough. But the particular gamer above, who’s going viral, raises the bar on ‘you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me’ awesomeness. The player walks the ball down the goal line, and then ricochets it across the entire field to score the goal.
Kevin is an AP English Language teacher and freelance writer from Queens, NY. His focus is on video games, American pop culture, and Asian American issues. Kevin has also been published in VIBE, Complex, Joystiq, Salon, PopMatters, WhatCulture, and Racialicious. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow him on Twitter @kevinjameswong.