Privacy Policy

SECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store or sign up for our newsletter, as part of the process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

When you browse our website or store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

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SECTION 2 - CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at support@charedegaming.com.

SECTION 3 - DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

SECTION 4 - Patreon

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Your data is stored through Patreon’s data storage, databases and the general Patreon application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:

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SECTION 5 - Spreadshirt

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Your data is stored in Spreadshirt’s data storage, databases and the general Spreadshirt application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

For more insight, you may also want to read Spreadshirt’s Terms of Service here or Privacy Statement here.

SECTION 6 - THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada, and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links

When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

SECTION 7 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

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SECTION 9 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our website or store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at support@charedegaming.com .

Name:

 Rocket League

Platforms:

PC, PS4, Xbox One, OS X Linux

Developer:

 Psyonix

Genre:

Sport

Publisher:

 Psyonix

Modes:

Single-player, Multiplayer

Release Date:

 PC & PS4: July 7th, 2015

Xbox One: February 17th, 2016

OS X Linux: 2016

Engine:

 Unreal Engine 3

Reviewer:

 Charede

Product Rating:

 PEGI: 3

Review Score:

88/100 (88%)

Disclosure:

 Copy Reviewed: PC, personally bought.

Timing: Post release.

I made such a massive sigh when I heard the next game on my review list was Rocket League that my neighbours mistook it for a black hole.  Everything went flying out of their house and embedded itself into the wall not far from where I sat, and I could hear screaming 'the end is nhy!' You might think that my line of thinking has been made rather obvious too soon but don't close this quite yet there is more to this. Once done with banging my head on the wall since I am not inclined towards sports games I summoned up the courage and drank 10 cups of tea, shortly followed by loading up the game to get it over. To my surprise, it wasn't the horrific experience I was expecting, and I will explain why.

 

Rocket League for those who are not familiar is a football game, or as they call it in the States soccer. Unlike other football games, Rocket League spices things by giving the player a car, which is not new since Psyonix's did this before with their Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars which was released in 2008 for the PS3. When thinking of Rocket League the first thing that comes to mind is those little Scalextric cars but without the fixed track and an actual goal in mind. I have many fond memories of finding a large obstruction on the track too late closely followed with an 'OH SHIT!' much to the amusement of my devious sibling who put the obstruction on the track when my back

 

Anyway back to the actual game, well it plays well. I was expecting the usual buggy mess that games have become in recent years. To my surprise, technical stability in Rocket League has been very good. I have had minimal issues with crashing and no bugs to note of. There is a solid range of options in the menu which is helpful for those who do not have a monster PC to run it on. The game played well both an old laptop and my desktop PC on a variety of different settings. I preferred to play on my desktop PC since it could take full advantage of the top settings. However, for those with a less up-to-date rig, it is interesting to note that even with my old laptop I managed to play with settings at the bare minimum. Regarding technical requirements, there is one thing to note. For those who want to make the most of the game, it is heavily multiplayer focused, and a stable internet connection is a real must. There is a mode to play against AI, but this takes the teamwork element out. Unlike players who just dive for the ball like mayhems when they first start the AI will play in a far savvier way. As a beginner, I found the AI is far too coordinated for its own good. I recommend doing the tutorials and then straight into multiplayer with other new players. I could see the difference in my level of enjoyment of the game between playing against AI versus other players. The major clue was my level of tunnel vision and screaming after tackles and goals. I am by no means a football hooligan but put me in control of a car with a team behind me and you might as well given me a scarf and a hotdog. On the talk of multiplayer the fan base is strong at present and has a good range of players from the new to the expert. Also Rocket League has a competitive scene with tournaments you can enter to push yourself if you are inclined.

 

Regarding the visuals and audio, I have to give credit where credit is due it is very enjoyable to both listen to and view. A range of car customization is available with enough depth to keep the majority of people happy. Several DLC packs are available for a fee and grants more items such as the Dolorian themed pack. While in a match I did initially find everything overwhelming due to how bright and the volume of what was going on. However, I feel this was most likely due to the camera behaviour rather than the visual style. By this what I mean is there are two camera modes. The first camera mode looks straight ahead as you drive. This is all good and well but makes it easy to lose track of the ball and when turning made me feel motion sick. The other option is ball tracking and tracks the ball as the name would suggest. This mode makes it far easier to see what's going on around the ball and behaves a lot smoother. Unfortunately, judging turns when you can't see what is in your driving path frequently leads to collisions. The other issue with this camera mode is the closer you are to the ball the more annoying it becomes. For example, if you hit the ball and it goes up you completely lose vision of your car and everything around it. You are left with a lovely view of the detailed underside of the ball and no idea where to go. I understand there is no easy way to solve this issue. A third camera mode that is highly zoomed out the view at a near to top-down angle and preferably not wildly swinging around. Even if this isn't the solution to solve the problem the camera is problematic and took me out of the experience.

 

Rocket League is a simple concept and one I felt they had written themselves into a corner. It's football with a car what more can you do? Well, they have managed to expand the scope with various modes including an ice puck and basketball. My initial scepticism was that the changes to the object would not sufficiently change the game to warrant the extra modes. To my surprise, it did make a significant change and substantially extended the life of the game for me. The changes to the object physics completely change the way you interact with the object and consequently tactics. I'm looking forward to what Psyonix do in future modes but for now, I would rather see them focus on some more map variety. Repeatedly seeing the same maps over and over after many matches on the default mode lead to some serious fatigue and a sense of staleness.I would love to see some with physics objects integrated which could be used tactically to your advantage such as bouncy pillars. I think this would spice things up even if that were a separate mode in its own right, but at least I could play with the football in a new way.

 

Rocket League is a very enjoyable experience and is a well-produced game which performs solidly on pcs of various qualities. The game is also available on Xbox One and Playstation 4, but we did not have the opportunity to test those. Having spoken to other reviewers and streaming associates of mine, they assure me it works well on both consoles. Rocket League is a simple concept which it does very well. It has attempted to expand on with its extra modes utilising objects with different physics properties. I did experience some repetitiveness with the experience mostly due to the limited maps for each mode and the fact that it is essentially playing hundreds of games of football. Rocket League is a thoroughly enjoyable multiplayer experience and is best played with friends. Playing with and against AI is ok but offers a far less enjoyable experience. In summary, I do highly recommend Rocket League, and I applaud Psyonix on how well it performs on a technical level and its' overall presentation. For this, I give it a well-deserved score of 88%.

 

If you are considering getting the game, already have it or have thoughts you would like to share about this article let us know in the comment section, we would love to hear from you.

 

 

 

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