Rocket Arena Blasts Off

EA announces the launch of Rocket Arena for Windows and consoles, with the PC edition of the hero shooter available on Origin and Steam. Here's the Official Launch Trailer. They will celebrate the release of the game with a tournament that kicks off today at 4:00 pm EDT, and those who watch this on Twitch will have a chance at winning a free copy. Here's the deal:
Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Seattle-based studio Final Strike Games have announced that Rocket Arena, an explosive 3v3 shooter where rockets control everything, is now available with cross-play support on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via Origin™ and Steam. Featuring a diverse roster of 10 playable heroes, customizable playstyles and highly competitive action, Rocket Arena offers visceral fast-paced combat that breaks genre conventions to be unlike any other hero shooter in its category.

“Our game is a truly unique hero shooter that’s unlike anything players have experienced. At the surface, the fun and frantic combat is quick to grasp, but behind the curtain there is a robust, deep game that's highly competitive, full of rockets, and challenging to master,” said Kevin Franklin, Co-Founder of Final Strike Games. “Our EA partnership has allowed our team to realize an uncompromised vision of Rocket Arena. With their support, we've crafted a deep multiplayer game, rich world and IP that we are incredibly proud of. We already have tons of free post-launch content in the works and can’t wait to share what else we have in store for all our players.”

At launch, Rocket Arena will be giving players access to all 10 playable heroes, which feature 100 levels of progression, 10 diverse maps, 22 gameplay changing artifacts, custom games, as well as social and ranked playlists. The game will also include 4 competitive game modes, a cooperative mode, a training level and practice mode, daily and weekly challenges and dozens of cosmetic items, all of which can be unlocked through in-game progression.

Rocket Arena features several unique mechanics to amplify player experience, including the Blast Meter which tells players how far their opponents will fly as they attempt to knock them out of the arena. Players are also never out of the action. Once KO'd, players fly back into the arena to survey the scene and return to the fight, keeping all competitors on their toes. Additionally, every hero in the game’s colorful lineup has their own distinctive personality, playstyle and signature rocket launcher, with a high skill ceiling that allows players to show off a variety of advanced movements like rocket jumping while sniping, dodging and firing combos.

To add to today's excitement, the Twitch Rivals Program is hosting the Rocket Arena Crater Cup, a round-robin-style tournament where eight teams of the top rocketeers, captained by notable gaming influencers and streamers, will compete in 3v3 matches for the chance to win $100K. The tournament will begin at 1PM PT today at Twitch.tv/twitchrivals and anyone tuning in will have the chance of getting a free copy of the game through code giveaways throughout the event. For more information, check out our blog.

Final Strike Games has a slew of content planned for Rocket Arena’s launch and beyond. Rocket Arena will follow a seasonal model approximately around 3 months adding new characters and limited-time events featuring new maps and modes free for all players. Each season will dive deeper into the lore behind the heroes and the world of Crater while also introducing a wide variety of new cosmetics, a Blast Pass, new ranked season, and much more. The first season of Rocket Arena is scheduled to kick off on July 28, just two weeks post-launch, bringing a new playable hero – Flux, over 10 new playlists, representing Rocket Arena’s social, PvE and ranked modes and daily and weekly challenges. For more information on Rocket Arena, head to RocketArena.com.
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Desalus wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 19:58:
Whelmed means the same thing as overwhelmed, yet I keep seeing people use it to mean a reaction either between overwhelmed and underwhelmed or just underwhelmed. Where did this incorrect use of the word 'whelmed' start?

I'm sure people thought it was dumb back then to add a prefix that doesn't change the meaning of the word, but look how that turned out. At least there's some logic in thinking there ought to be something more neutral between 'over___' and 'under___.' It's just '___.' If I'm not overstating or understating, overworked or underworked, overpaid or underpaid, overfed or underfed, overprepared or underprepared, etc. etc., why can't I just be whelmed? Especially considering underwhelmed is not the exact opposite of the original meaning of [over]whelmed, it's a much more recent invention playing off of the popular, modern usage of the latter (quick search says 1930s). This is how language evolves.
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Jul 14, 2020, 21:24
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Jul 14, 2020, 21:24
 
Did I screw that up? I was trying to be cool :/

I was unimpressed.

one your marks

get set

bleh

The amount of damage done to the US in the first week alone has to have China and Russia laughing at us.
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I thought for sure this had to be a free-to-play game. How can EA possibly think that this can compete with other free-to-play games? Or is this going to be another one of those games that is buy-to-play upon release and then is soon converted to free-to-play.

ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 17:04:
I am watching this on Twitch right now.. I am whelmed.
This seems like a F2P mobile game or a game made (mechanically) for an older console.

Whelmed means the same thing as overwhelmed, yet I keep seeing people use it to mean a reaction either between overwhelmed and underwhelmed or just underwhelmed. Where did this incorrect use of the word 'whelmed' start?
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I am watching this on Twitch right now.. I am whelmed.
This seems like a F2P mobile game or a game made (mechanically) for an older console.
The amount of damage done to the US in the first week alone has to have China and Russia laughing at us.
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Okay. Stealing the name "Rocket Arena" from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Arena, then moving the original Wikipedia to be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Arena_(mod), then redirecting the original page to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Arena_(video_game) so all links from original https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Arena are now going to EA's game.

Trailer starting off with another female warrior, a young teenager, battling in the arena... The background wallpaper featuring the same female teenager warrior... Keep pushing that "feminism" and "equality" agenda EA; whatever it takes to keep the revenue going and avoid drama.
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