ByRob Harris, writer at Creators.co
Sometimes I play video games.
Rob Harris

There was a time in my life, not so long ago, when I suffered from severe Rocket League addiction. The compellingly simple car soccer game got its claws into me in a way games rarely do, and I regularly found myself playing match after match, well into the morning's wee hours.

Thankfully, a few months ago I finally broke free of the vice-like grip Rocket League had on my life. And just like that, with the arrival of a brand new update, I'm hopelessly hooked once more.

Introducing Hoops Mode

Your free update, now available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, brings a brand new sport to the Rocket League stadium: Basketball.

This isn't just a simple re-skin job. Hoops requires entirely different tactics, with it now being much more beneficial to keep the ball high in the air. Predictably, the supremely skilled Rocket League community have already been showing their dope skills on the court, dunking all over rookies like me. Here are some of the sickest plays we've seen so far...

Top 6 plays of the week

6. Put your back into it

5. All the way

4. Yoink!

3. The best defense...

2. Get that outta here!!

1. Alley-oop

The new mode succeeds at mixing up a familiar formula, and who can argue with the grand old price of $0? See you on the court.

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