Rocket League was something of a surprise hit. The basic idea of boost-enabled vehicles, two sides and a ball propelled itself to the top of the Steam charts - and just about every machine it arrived on in the future - the moment it was released.
Halloween is certainly still a thing. Though the trick or treaters have dwindled in my area, kids and adults alike still use it as an excuse to throw a big party or group up for some straight-to-DVD horror flicks from the bottom shelf of their closest supermarket. Games, however, find plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween, and Rocket League is next.
With the start of a new season comes the start of a new major Rocket League update. The Autumn Update arrives today and once again brings new crates, cars, maps, and plenty of other ways to pass some time in the arena.
We've not sure why it's happened, but it's happened. Rocket League has a movie - sort of. It's not an announcement for a Universal Pictures adaption of everyone's favourite colourful vehicular media since Speed Racer, but it might as well be.
Focusing mostly on weekday news, there's the occasional big announcement that slips us by. If this was double drop-rate on Legendary Diablo III items, we would have been all over it - most likely - but there's always so much going on with Rocket League that it's difficult to keep up. We're not sure where Double Painted would come into that game, though.
We don't usually cover much of the eSports beat here at GameWatcher, but after a weekend of solid Rocket League play during the Rocket League Championship League Qualifiers, there's no reason not to comment on the massive show of strength demonstrated by Dan "Bluey" Bluett.
With the training regime mode having been part of Rocket League for some time now, Psyonix are starting to outline the best player submitted training maps. This time around, they're focusing on the skills needed to push you into the upper tiers - aerial shots.
Rocket League is celebrating its second anniversary this month. With over 30 million players picking up the game across its current lifespan, there's still around 6-7 million of those playing every month.
If you were prepared to stay up late waiting for Rocket League's big anniversary update; that's exactly what you'll need to do depending on your timezone.
Rocket League is still a phenomenon, that's for sure. It's one of those games you'll likely throw yourself back into once the itch demands to be scratched. Whether you've been away for some time, or never left the league at all, you'll notice some new additions very soon.