‘Dad’ subs in with son at Rocket League Regional Finals, gives it a good effort
‘Dad’ subs in with son at Rocket League Regional Finals, gives it a good effort. The Universal Rocket League Regionals are underway in Philadelphia, and not even an hour in, chaos has already erupted. Last night, one of the two members of The Knights – one of the teams competing today – had to bow out due to last minute complications. That’s where ‘Dad’, the hero of our story, comes in. STREAM THE UNIVERSAL ROCKET LEAGUE REGIONALS HERE.
Filling in with his son, the aptly nicknamed ‘Dad’ played admirably in a 4-1 defeat, even scoring a goal in the final seconds of their first round loss. When he’s not busy being Father of The Year, Russo spends his time coaching hockey. He even won USA Hockey’s Atlantic District Coach of the Year, an award given to the best coach in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennslyvania. Father-son moments like this are what sports are all about. Rick Horrow The Sports Professor sits down for an exclusive interview with Steve Patterson, President and CEO of the Arizona Coyotes and more from the $1 trillion-dollar business of sports in this week’s ‘Beyond The Scoreboard’ with Rick Horrow.
Rick Horrow The Sports Professor sits down for an exclusive interview with Jeff Conroy. He breaks down the business of the NFL Draft and more from the $1 trillion-dollar business of sports in this week’s ‘Beyond The Scoreboard’ with Rick Horrow. Embody is a medical company developing regenerative medical devices for the repair of tendon and ligament injuries, specifically the achilles tendon and rotator cuff tendon.
Hands On: Rocket League Flies High On Nintendo Switch
If you missed the Rocket League phenomenon, the Switch version will be an incredible opportunity to fix that. A sequel to awkwardly titled PlayStation 3 game Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, Rocket League is basically soccer with cars. Instead of kicking a ball into a net with Pelé or whoever, players slam go-karts into giant metal spheres to rocket them into the goal for points and glory. Rocket League strikes a brilliant balance between accessibility and depth. Forget MOBAs, Rocket League is the beautiful eSport.
I first played the game on PC, and naturally that version was more graphically impressive than the Switch version. All of my old Rocket League instincts immediately came back to me, and I never noticed that I was playing with Joy-Con instead of a traditional controller, so it must’ve felt just fine. Of course the biggest thing the Nintendo Switch adds to Rocket League is the ability to play the game anywhere. With two Nintendo Switches two players can also compete locally, another feature you’ll never be able to live without once you’ve experienced it. The Nintendo Switch version of Rocket League will also feature some cars based on Nintendo franchises like Mario and Samus, which I unfortunately didn’t get to see in this demo.
Even without them, Rocket League is another fantastic example of how just the nature of the Nintendo Switch itself can make old great games even better and absolutely worth playing again. Rocket League races onto Nintendo Switch this holiday.