Class is done for the day and even though your assignments arenâ€™t entirely done, they can at least wait until tomorrow. Why? Because itâ€™s gaming time.
College dorm rooms are one of the few living spaces in the world that value in-person, local, couch co-op over the online alternative. In most cases, the schoolâ€™s Wi-Fi isnâ€™t strong enough to support online gaming and dorm denizens enjoy an ecosystem of gaming-aged neighbors and worthy challengers.
The stage is set for an evening (and early morning) of non-stop gaming. The only thing left is figuring out which games are the best! Thankfully, I never grew out of my â€śgaming phase,â€ť so Iâ€™m full of recommendations. Today, weâ€™ll explore the dorm room video-game essentials. Before that though, Iâ€™d like to pre-emptively apologize for that D- on your anthropology exam. Letâ€™s go!
Rocket League can be played online, thatâ€™s the truth of it. But in reality, the game is just so much more fun in person. But Iâ€™m getting ahead of myself.
For the uninitiated, Rocket League is a game that combines arcade-style car racing with the beautiful game of soccer. In it, teams of user-controlled cars fight for supremacy by trying to bounce a giant soccer ball into the opposing teamâ€™s net. Itâ€™s a fantastic game that gets more fun as each team grows.
Whatâ€™s more, Rocket League is available on pretty much every console out there (Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC). Even better itâ€™s relatively affordable at $19.99.