Find all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here. Some highlights for you:
- Would you ever give up Steam as your main PC gaming platform? (opens in new tab)
- Who is your most hated game protagonist? (opens in new tab)
- What multiplayer games do you prefer to play solo? (opens in new tab)
My Rocket League group is largely composed of hockey fans—hence our Snow Day obsession—and so we spend most matches replicating the absurd banter of NHL color commentators: Four lines banging all night. Gotta get to the dirty areas. Good things happen when you get pucks to the net. Take the hit to make the play.
As in the NHL, our best exclamations come after a filthy goal, at which point our Discord icons light up with such classics as "piss on my hands!"
I can't take credit for any of this—Snow Day pals Julez and Juxxt are the most prolific commentators, and started the trend—but my exclamation of "adopt me!" after Julez dismantled our opponents the other day is now canon. I have a new dad.
We use NHL standards, too: "top shelf where mama keeps the cookies" (there is some debate over whether it should be cookies or something else), "an absolute laser," and Mike Lange's (opens in new tab) "shave my face with a rusty razor," as seen recently in reference to a Bryan Rust goal.
Shave my face with a Rusty razor! 🙌That's five goals in @rustyyy_92's last four games. pic.twitter.com/E5TN1rAIJqDecember 18, 2018
I like how sub-sub-cultures develop on Discord servers (or other voice chat severs (opens in new tab), though everyone I know has migrated). There's a common language to each game—"banana" in Counter-Strike, for instance—but then there are the terms that are entirely localized within small groups. I wonder, for instance, if anyone else calls Rocket League dangles, jukes, and fakes "goofs" like we do? Do they understand what we mean when we say "ya goofed me" in text chat?
It got me curious to know: what phrases have you only heard in your group, be it about Rocket League or any other game? So for this mid-week Q&A, let us know your favorite inside gags and localized terminology in the comments. Maybe we've all been saying the same things?
(Speaking of Discord servers, PC Gamer has its own, which you can access by becoming a Club member (opens in new tab).)