Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau

Mike Rougeau is a journalist and writer who lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend and two dogs. He specializes in video games, technology and entertainment. He once got third place in a Destiny tournament.
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Naughty Dog sticking with current gen engine for next gen games

The studio behind 'Uncharted' and 'The Last of Us' made a mistake when it started the PS3 generation by creating a brand new engine, according to its game director. Instead it will add to its existing engine as needed for PS4 development.
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Rhode Island considers ignoring its $112 mil debt from the 38 Studios loan

The government that gave Curt Schilling $75 million to open his failed 38 Studios is reportedly looking into the consequences of simply not paying the loan back, or the $32 mil in interest, back.
Gaming

‘Dishonored’ studio reportedly takes over ‘Prey 2’ development

'Prey 2' development reportedly shifts from Human Head Studios to Arkane Austin, with all work on the project scrapped for a total re-do that is currently targeted for a 2016 release.
Gaming

EA begins to undo Online Pass as Xbox 360 DLC goes free

Electronic Arts begins the process of eliminating its Online Pass from past games, with content for certain games -- Mass Effect 2, Bulletstorm, and Kingdoms of Amalur, among others -- plus the full version of American McGee's Alice, now…
Gaming

Double Fine’s new ‘Massive Chalice’ Kickstarter described as XCOM-meets-‘Final Fantasy Tactics’

Double Fine launched a new Kickstarter campaign for a strategy game called 'Massive Chalice.' The studio kicked off the Kickstarter craze last year with 'Broken Age,' and now it hopes to replicate that success.
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‘Sonic: Lost World’ features competitive multiplayer modes and exclusive 3DS levels

'Sonic: Lost World' won't be exactly the same game on 3DS and Wii U, Sega confirms. Newly revealed story details also confirm that the game sees Sonic joining forces with the villainous Dr. Eggman for once.
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BioWare’s ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ is out now for iPad

Aspyr Media releases an iPad port of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the classic BioWare RPG that is widely regarded as one of its best efforts. The $9.99 iPad release sports touch controls and addresses lingering legacy issues from…
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‘Crysis 3’ books June 4 trip to ‘The Lost Island’ multiplayer DLC

Electronic Arts and Crytek reveal Crysis 3: The Lost Island, an upcoming multiplayer content expansion that adds four news maps, two new match types, and an unspecified number of new weapons to the game.
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Driver: San Francisco dev reportedly working on racing sim The Crew

Ubisoft Reflections, the studio behind Driver: San Francisco, reportedly has a realistic racing simulator currently in development for next-gen platforms, called The Crew. An E3 2013 reveal is expected.
Gaming

Microsoft plans to drop a cool billion on creating first party games

Microsoft is prepared to invest heavily in games during the coming console generation, company execs Don Mattrick and Phil Spencer revealed. The Xbox One maker is working to win gamers over after the console's heavily criticized debut.
Gaming

ESA nails 5 million for copyright infringement

A report looking at the Entertainment Software Association's 2012 anti-piracy efforts reveals that the 3.4 million takedown notices sent out by the organization last year had a 96-percent success rate, with roughly 5.2 million offending…
Gaming

‘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.