Rocket League Video Teaches Us to Accept Our Failures and Move On

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I want to close out my time as your Kotaku ancient sentient robot weekend overlord with a final, Zen-like moment, thanks to the wonder that is Rocket League.


Sometimes, things just don’t go your way. You have to let it wash over you and through you, refocus your energies, and persevere. Laugh at yourself, repeatedly, and move on.

Rocket League teaches us that sometimes, we all fail. Sometimes, we all bumble as though suddenly key areas of our brains have ceased to function. Sometimes, we all look ridiculous.

As in this video, courtesy of YouTuber Tahoomas, Rocket League teaches us that we are, all of us, only human.

And also that playing soccer with rocket-powered cars is tough, folks.

Thanks for reading and have fun out there.


Phil Hornshaw is a freelance journalist and co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel and The Space Hero’s Guide to Glory. You can follow him on Twitter at @philhornshaw or contact him at


I think i’m playing way too much Rocket League. It’s just nice to be playing something different for a change.

Arkham Knight was another Batman game, Witcher was another Witcher game, Dying Light was another zombie game. Of course these games can still be good, but I just want to play more unique triple A games.

Although I could say that Rocket League is another Super Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars, game.