RogueCrew on Knockout City – Game up with me!

RogueGOOSE1 playing Knockout City

Come hit me up y’all. I am looking to put together a kickass crew in #KoCity.

This game is hella fun and majorly addicting. Game up with me, let’s build some strategy, and dominate the game!

Tournament play underway -join the crew today!

What is Knockout City?

If Fortnite had a baby with dodgeball. Yes, dodgeball. Knockout City is dodgeball at its most extreme level! And what a virtual blast it is.

How can you join the crew?

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The above links -PM me or find me chatting. I am @RogueGOOSE1 – hmu up!

Dying Light 2 Coming soon, release date set, PS4 / PC / XB1?

Dying Light 2 reveal – release date known

I do not know how long this has been out, but I had just seen it so I decided to do a video and blog post!

I am excited this game finally has a release date and it appears that it won’t miss this one!

When is the release date?

December 7, 2021 – Nevermind that this date is Pearl Harbor Remberance Day. Why that date was chosen of all the 365 available options, idk, but alas -it’s soon.

Many of us have been waiting for this game for quite some time. Ever since the trailer was teased at E3 2019. This game will usher in a new era of survival game as I see the next few years being littered with brand new survival titles all of which vying to reinvent the genre. I am here for that!

Get hyped with me on this game. Coming to XboxOne, PS4, and PC on December 7th. Next gen consoles? We will see. HMU on Facebook to talk about it!

Scavengers – Rating Survival Games

Is Scavenegrs really a Survival game? Or is it a MOBA? The games calls itself a Survival royale, rather than a done again battle royale. Since it calls itself that, we will take a look at the game and grade it here as a survival game. Then we will tell you what we think it is!

Coming at us as a survival game can be a tricky thing to do. The trailer attempts to sale it as a survival game with battle royale elements. Is it though? or is it Fortnite with some survival elements slapped on top? Let’s get into it.

I enjoy survival games. I also enjoy MOBA’s.
What is a survival game? Survival games typically feature food & water consumption, resource management, sometimes building & crafting, and other survival mechanics that we all love.
What is a MOBA? Short for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. DOTA, Warzone, Fortnite, Apex, these are examples of MOBA’s.

Rating Survival Games is a series of content where I rate games based on their survival elements. I have a tough grading rubric where I place the game’s survival aspects, and grade them accordingly. This is to keep bias off the table. Just because I like one game over another, doesn’t mean it is better overall.

Today’s featured game is:

Scavengers – RG1 rates Survival games

Scavengers is being sold (for free) as a survival royale title. This would make it essentially it’s own brand of barbecue as we have not seen that yet. Have we? I absolutely love the idea. How will it fair on our rating system?

Rust details:

Release date: in early access on PC
Publisher: Improbable
Developer: Midwinter Entertainment
ESRB rating: Not yet rated
Platforms: Microsoft Windows · Unreleased on -PlayStation 4 · Xbox One

It is tough to rate a game that isn’t fully released yet. This game is set in early access and only available on PC at this time.

It is very likely we are wasting our time by rating it, as the game can drastically change many times before it fully releases, and makes it down to consoles. Who knows what is to come. I am rating what I have seen and played so far.

Survival Rating System

Resource ManagementSurvivabilityGameplay
Crafting & BuildingShelterStory
Food & Water ConsumptionOpen WorldPvE vs PvP
CreativityCreativityCreativity
RG1’s Survival Rating System

Survival Rating System


There are so many things that go into ranking a survival game. Most survival games have their own spin on the game itself, but have many similar elements. Scavengers is taking a very unique approach with this game. This is a survival battleground. I adore the idea. How do they pull it off? We’ll discuss it. Survival games will be able to earn 10 points per aspect plus 30 points can come solely from creativity. For a total possible score of 100. So let’s break down Scavengers.

Resource management

Resources are needed to last you through each mission. There is very little resource gathering in the game however. This is very much not like a survival game in this aspect for Scavengers. Resource management elements do exist, but they aren’t in line with a survival game imo.

Points: 2

Crafting & Building

There is very little building in the game. There is minimal crafting -but both of these aspects are not worthy of a survival game.

Points: 1

Survivability

This MOBA pits you against an environment and against players that are easily within your skill set. You will have a great chance at survival whether you’re a noob or pro. The storm, the treacherous winter, and other environmental concerns are all beautiful, but unmastered.

Points: 3

Gameplay

Graphics and gameplay are above average. Scavengers is a beautiful world, with a great player base, and an absolute blast to play. Graphically, it is stunning. Not perfect, but very polished. Combat is very unique though reminds me of a number of games. Great fun.

Points: 9

Story

The story is neat. It explains why the world is the way it is, and why you are scavenging. It gives you a reason to play all it’s own. The story doesn’t enhance progression.

Points: 8

Open worldliness

The world does feel open even though t isn’t. It is a typical MOBA where a storm is closing in on you, pushing you toward an objective.

Points: 5

PvE versus PvP

PvE elements are witnessed. This game is very much geared toward PvP; however, one can go around killing bunnies and other wildlife for food. The weather can be very harsh as well. This does give me a feel for PvE, but it has its limits. PvP is great fun here. Combat is very fun and rewarding.

PvE: 4 – PvP: 9.5 – Overall (we’ll round up): 7

Creativity

Scavengers could have easily gotten a perfect 30 with creativity had they nailed this game idea. A survival battleground frankly is damn genius. They did not nail it. This is 95% MOBA / 5% Survival, and that is being generous. As a survival game, the creative mark is garbage. The idea was there, so not a total loss.

Points: 15

Scavengers – Overall Survival Rating?
50 / 100

50 out of 100 as a survival game seems fair. This absolutely is not a survival game. It does offer some survival aspects, but this is definitely a MOBA through and through. Great fun though. If you like MOBA’s, it’s a great game for you. (maybe I’ll rate it as a MOBA in the future) Whether you love it or hate it let us know on Facebook

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Rust – Rating Survival Games – Rating Rust now that it has made it to console!

After years of waiting, console players finally get their hands on Rust. I must review it, now that Rust is wide spread among many survival fans. Rust is a survival game that is rated Mature by ESRB ratings. How will it rate with RogueGOOSE1? We will take a deep dive into the game’s features and make a well informed rating for you!

I enjoy survival games, and especially those with multiplayer elements. Whether that’s in a cooperative capacity or an mmo style. Survival games typically feature food & water consumption, resource management, sometimes building & crafting, and other survival mechanics that we all love.

Today’s featured game is:

Rust – RG1 rates Survival games

Rust is a survival game that is available only in an online multiplayer capacity. Surivive against weather, hunt animals for food, and definitely be wary of other adventurers. It is a survival game, and deserving of a rating from RogueGOOSE1.

Rust details:

Release date: Dec. 11 2013 (EA), full release on PC -2018 – Console – 2021 (XB1 / PS4)
Publisher: Facepunch Studios
Developer: Facepunch Studios
ESRB rating: Mature
Platforms: Microsoft Windows · PlayStation 4 · Xbox One

Many survival games have the basics in common. I have selected some of the most important features to key in on. Those will be reviewed individually and rated as such to keep the rating as unbias as possible. Just because I like one game over another, doesn’t make it better. The rating is what it is.

Survival Rating System

Resource ManagementSurvivabilityGameplay
Crafting & BuildingShelterStory
Food & Water ConsumptionOpen WorldPvE vs PvP
CreativityCreativityCreativity
Survival Rating System


There are so many things that go into ranking a survival game. Most survival games have their own spin on the game itself, but have many similar elements. Rust has chosen a sandbox style approach to survival. Kill or be killed, all while trying to negotiate the rugged landscape of the map. Survive the wilderness and be wary of travelers. Survival games will be able to earn 10 points per aspect plus 30 points can come solely from creativity. For a total possible score of 100. So let’s break down Rust.

Resource management

Resource management in Rust is very important. I enjoy the ability to have storage shelves in the player home. The player must be wary of other players primarily due to their resources. Players will attempt to steal the players resources by forcing themselves into the player base. Official servers wipe weekly or monthly, so keeping things for a long time isn’t possible in this game as with other titles. Because of that, I must drop the resource management rating a bit. A plus to the resource management though is just how vital it is to your survival, yet also detrimental.

Points: 6

Crafting & Building

Building in Rust

There is a huge emphasis on crafting and building in Rust. From the moment you wake up on the beach, you are crafting and building. You may have also sought YouTube videos to learn how to build like a pro Rust player. The building could be a tad better, but I love how many items have to be found, rather than crafted. This adds to the overall survival aspect.

Points: 7

Survivability

Survivability in Rust is no joke. You will die countless times in this game. It simply is the way Rust is with it’s sandbox style aspects. You’ll die from radiation, bears, wolves, hunger, and mostly -other players. Survivability is off the charts here.

Points: 10

Gameplay

Graphics and combat mechanics are decent. Obviously PC graphics are better than the console versions as the console version are limited by technology. This will ultimately bring the rating down some. Combat mechanics are also very limited due to the style of the game. You have a laundry list of melee and ranged weapons which are craft-able to use, but somewhat clunky movement can be a bit wonky. You will spend the majority of your time replacing what other players took from you.

Points: 6

Story

There is a little bit of story to Rust. How the world came to be what it is etc. Nobody notices it, nor does anyone care. It’s just not the way of a sandbox game of this type. Make your own story, and have fun. An imagination may be required.

Points: 2

Open worldliness

The world in Rust feels very open and desolate. I absolutely enjoy the world you are thrust into. It feels scary to move to far from shelter, but the player is forced to adventure onward to find scrap and other items. Very enjoyable concept. One knock is going to be from the console perspective. The world just is what it is. Looks great considering the challenges of porting to console. A knock on the PC version is how broken many things are sometimes. Go punch a dear. They won’t budge.

Points: 7

PvE versus PvP

PvE in this game is almost non existent. The environment is not forgiving, but in terms of things to do to enhance your gameplay from a PvE perspective -there’s just nothing. This is a game that sales on it’s PvP gameplay. PvP wise, this may be the game for anyone looking to have a fight or two or twelve back to back. Other players WILL kill you in this game no matter what platform you are on.

PvE: 2 – PvP: 9 – Overall (we’ll round up): 6

Creativity

This game plays and feels like any other sandbox survival out there. Conan, Ark, DayZ, are comps. The creativity isn’t quite there in this one as it is with other survival titles. This game plays like Ark, but there are no dinosaurs -nothing unique. There were zombies on PC for a good while, but they are [mostly] gone. With that in mind, I gave Ark a 26 in this category. Rust DOES have uniqueness to it’s world though -radiation, and much more post-apocalyptic than other titles. In that comment, dropping 5 points from the 26 and adding 2 for the uniqueness. I’m giving it a:

Points: 23

Rust – Overall Survival Rating?
69 / 100

69 out of 100 seems fair. This isn’t a great game, even though I absolutely love it. Getting to play with friends in this game is wildly fun. You will run for your lives, over and over again which each other to keep company! I do highly recommend venturing out with friends! This is a much better game in a team mindset than solo. Whether you love it or hate it let us know on Facebook

Remote Raid Matchmaking? PokeGenie Update – Must have app for Pokémon Go

Raid assistance from PokeGenie app – Pokemon Go tips from RG1

Pokemon Go has somehow remained relevant despite the pandemic. Since the Coronavirus rattled the world, by forcing us to solitude, we originally thought that would be the end of the mobile app. This is because the game requires the trainer to get out in public.

Those options became very limited during the global pandemic instituting a quarantine. Thanks to the folks at Niantic, we were given remote raid passes as well as loosened restrictions on public play.

The great developers at PokeGenie, did us a even further solid. This great app / assistant has solely gotten me back into Pokémon Go. It just got too hard to keep up with others as I couldn’t play as much as everyone else. Being an adult, working during a pandemic, and not being allowed in public all contributed to my walking away from my once beloved PokeGame.

I can now play right from home and keep up with everyone else by doing ANY RAID I want, right from my couch!

PokeGenie Screenshot

PokeGenie now has matchmaking for you to host or join any raid right from the app. \So how do you do it?

  1. Download and link PokeGenie.
  2. Click the Raid icon.
  3. Choose which ongoing raid you would like to be apart of. (or host)
  4. Click Raid Now
  5. Follow instructions

Thats really about it!

Pokegenie Screenshot – best app to use with Pokemon Go!

Battlefield 6 – release info & more – Eat chit Call of Duty – Hatred for Cold War driving me to BF4

Battlefield 6 release date – info – and more – eat chit CoD: Cold War
BF 6 coming soon? release info for Battlefield 6

I have been back and forth between Battlefield titles and Call of Duty titles since they respectively approached the warfare gamer market. I haven’t loved every single title they have thrown at us, but some I enjoy more than others.

Modern Warfare 3 & Black Ops 2 being some of my all time favorites from the Call of Duty series while Battlefield 3 & 4 are my favorites from the Battlefield series. (I did also super love Bad Company, but it is a different game imo).

I was gaming hard on Call of Duty games up until Advanced Warfare. This trash reminded me way to much of Halo. I did like HALO, but I wanted Modern Warfare -not future warfare. This hatred for the game landed me smack dab in the arms of Battlefield 3. 3 & 4 were amazing games -and similar.

Then there was Battlefield: Hardline – simply, no thanks.

Now we got BF 1 & 5. Essentially Battlefield WWI & WWII. I do enjoy these titles. BUT I want modern battlefields back already! Don’t come at me with Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm or anything else. I want it modern again.

Hopefully that is exactly what we get with Battlefield 6!

I discuss this very thing in the video. Give it a watch. For more gaming content. Reach out on the socials! – RogueGOOSE1 FB

Stranded Deep – Free PS Plus Games – May 2021 – First 15 minutes of gameplay Stranded Deep

Stranded Deep gameplay – free PlayStation Plus Games May 2021

Stranded Deep is a survival title that has been around a fair while now. I only just got my hands on it as it is one of the free games for the Month of May 2021.

Free PS Plus games are free to those who have an active PlayStation Plus membership. Complete list of PS Plus free games for May 2021:

  1. Stranded Deep
  2. Battlefield V

Of course, most people are familiar with the Battlefield series, and also know Battlefield 5 is the World War II version of Battlefields long popular series of games.

Stranded Deep is a title that many may not be as familiar with. Published and Developed by Beam Team Games, and is available on XboxOne, PS4, and PC. PS Plus membership only delivers the free variant of the game to PS consoles.

The above video showcases my first 15 minutes of the game. I will do a complete review on the game soon, but this is authentic footage of my first look at the game. I knew nothing about it to this point (and still don’t really).

I thought it had some great, sort of routine, survival elements like the need for nourishment, shelter, and the like. It also carries with it a vibe that is all it’s own. You must climb palm trees for coconuts. I find this to be a great survival piece to the game as if you were on a deserted island -you would indeed have to do this for real.

Overall, my first impression is positive. I will be putting in the hours to ensure this game is worth the asking price. (free with PS plus).

Let me know your thought! @ RogueGOOSE1 & Daily Survival FB

RogueGOOSE1 – playing first 15 minutes of Stranded Deep on PS4 for free with PS Plus May 2021

Daily Survival Clips with RogueGOOSE1 – Survival Gaming – @RogueSurvivors

New page on Facebook showcasing RogueGOOSE1’s Daily Survival Game clips. In this first clip, RG1 plays State of Decay 2.

Coming up against 1 Juggernaut is enough, but here -we have to deal with 3!

Daily Survival with RogueGOOSE1 first clip – 3 Juggernauts

I hope you enjoy the clip, and feel free to reach out to the Facebook pages!

RogueGOOSE1 Official or State of Decay Daily

Daily Survival clips with RogueGOOSE1 is setting the stage for many survival games. State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is simply the state we are in!

Scavengers – First 10 minutes Gameplay – Free to play survival royale

First 10 minutes gameplay with RogueGOOSE1 – PS4 Xbox & PC

The first 10 minutes I play the tutorial just to give you an idea of what to expect. PC gamers already know this bit most likely, but y’all console gamers get to take a first look here.

I am excited to get involved with the squad on this game!

All new survival royale game that is part MOBA, part Survival. Join the FB group: Scavengers Game and follow the RogueGOOSE1 streaming page

Scavengers gameplay – PC, PS4, XboxOne

Scavengers – Free to Play Survival Royale on PC, PS4, XB1 – Talk with RogueGOOSE1

Scavengers, the all new survival game, from Midwinter Games. Or is it the all new Battle Royale game from Midwinter Games?

Long story short, it is both. Hence why I have been calling it, the all new survival royale from Midwinter Games!

This game looks like a ton of fun. Almost like Rogue Company meets State of Decay. Or any other survival game meets any other BR platform.

Scavengers with RG1 – all new survival moba from Midwinter Games

Survival mechanics play a role in just how efficient your BR session is. Stay warm by a fire, manage winter weather, and watch out for enemies while you try to survive to the mother ship! Players, aliens, undead type creatures, wildlife, it’s all trying to kill you! Can you escape with the precious data points you dropped in to recover? We will see in this amazing looking survival royale experience!

No release date set for consoles, but PC gamers -go ahead and get yourselves immersed in this one!

Game up with me @ Scavengers Game Group or my Streaming Page: RogueGOOSE1