Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau

Mike Rougeau is a freelance writer covering video games, technology and entertainment. His words have appeared in publications that include Kotaku, IFC, TechRadar, GamesRadar, Complex Magazine, G4, 1Up, and others. He loves Dark Souls and his dog. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/roguecheddar.
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‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ community to police cheaters

'Counter-Strike' players will be policing their own ranks for cheaters with a new feature called 'Overwatch' that is currently in beta. Valve will review cases for now, but Overwatch will eventually be entirely community-driven.
Gaming

Wii U sales surge in UK following Xbox One announcement

Sales of Nintendo's Wii U appeared to increase by almost 400 percent on Amazon U.K. following the Xbox One unveiling on May 21, 2013.
Gaming

A new report claims that used games on Xbox One will cost nearly as much as new titles

Reports are pouring in that Microsoft and other publishers will take a cut, possibly as large as 90-percent, of Xbox One used game sales. Retailers are being made to register every transaction through a Microsoft service, sources say.
Gaming

Xbox One game case design revealed with ‘Forza Motorsport 5’ box art

The case design for Xbox One games is cleaner and devotes more space to box art than Xbox 360 cases, as you can see in Major Nelson's reveal of the official box art for Forza Motorsport 5.
Gaming

‘Need for Speed Rivals’ announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and other platforms

EA's Ghost Games studio and Criterion Games are hard at work on the first next-gen Need for Speed title, 'Need for Speed: Rivals'. The game also heads to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in November 2013.
Gaming

The atomic blimp awaits you in the newly announced ‘GTAV’ bundles

Rockstar today announced the special and collector's editions of 'GTA V.' At $79.99 and $149.99, they're not cheap, but they include tons of real world and in-game extras.
Gaming

Former NCAA QB wins appeal, sets up First Amendment showdown with EA

EA Sports does not have a first amendment right to use college football players' likenesses, judges say. There are a number of similar cases in progress, and they could have some consequences.
Gaming

‘Dead Island’ dev Techland goes back to zombies in ‘Dying Light’ for WBIE

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment reveals 'Dying Light' from 'Dead Island' developer Techland. The game is a first-person 'action survival horror' game coming to current- and next-gen consoles, as well as PC, in 2014.
Gaming

Oculus VR adds ex-Valve engineer and noted robotics researcher to team

The Oculus VR team currently creating the Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset adds two new full-time members to the team, include an ex-Valve engineer and a world-renowned robotics expert.
Gaming

The new Kinect will eventually watch you from a PC

Two Microsoft executives independently confirmed that the next-gen Kinect sensor will eventually arrive on Windows PC. Details are nonexistent, but one promised that more will be revealed "soon."
Gaming

Crytek’s hack-and-slash game ‘Ryse’ now an Xbox One exclusive

Ryse originally debuted at E3 2010, but now it's an Xbox One exclusive that uses a controller and the new Kinect simultaneously. More is expected to be revealed at E3 2013.
Gaming

EA will reveal its plans for Star Wars at E3

EA will give "a first look" at its plans for Star Wars at E3, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau writes. And now that the Xbox One has been announced, the company has plenty to share.