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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‘NBA Live 14’ confirmed a next-gen exclusive for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

EA Sports confirms that NBA Live 14 is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console. The game's executive producer outlines some new features that he hopes will help compete with the NBA 2K series.
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Xbox Live ‘Games with Gold’ free titles arrive 1st and 16th of every month

The "Games with Gold" program that Microsoft revealed during E3 starts with Fable 3, available for free until the end of the month to Gold subscribers. After that a new game will be free for a limited time on the 1st and 16th of every…
Gaming

European retailer reportedly outs November 13 PlayStation 4 launch

The PlayStation 4 could launch in Europe on November 13, 2013 if a sign posted European retailer Media Markt is accurate. Previously, Sony only confirmed a $399 price and 2013 release.
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‘Mass Effect 3’ could have had a very different ending

Former BioWare writer Drew Karpyshyn describes a 'Mass Effect 3' ending that might have been, had he stayed with the studio, in an appearance on a gaming-focused radio show.
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EA’s Online Pass stays dead despite Xbox One DRM reversal

Electronic Arts re-confirms that the company has no plans to revive its Online Pass system in light of Microsoft's license transfer policy changes from earlier this week.
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Ubisoft, EA cite low hardware sales as cause of flagging third-party Wii U support

Key executives from Ubisoft and Electronic Arts cite the low sales numbers for the Wii U as the main reason for their flagging third-party support of Nintendo's latest gaming console.
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PS4 players can prioritize what sections of a game to download first

Sony released a video showing off the PS4's interface that also shows a user telling the console to download the multiplayer portion of 'Killzone: Shadow Fall' before the single player version. It's unclear if all games have this option…
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Rhode Island establishes plan to repay 38 Studios’ loan debts

The state of Rhode Island sets a plan in motion that will see the $89 million loan debt left behind by the now-defunct 38 Studios paid back over a period of years.
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Xbox One pre-orders now sold out at GameStop retail locations

GameStop says demand is high for Microsoft's new Xbox One console and that brick-and-mortar stores nationwide are sold out on pre-orders, though PlayStation 4 pre-orders continue to be available.
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Steam beta update code reveals possible game sharing feature

Several lines of code discovered in Valve Corporation's latest beta update for the Steam client suggests that a game-sharing feature may soon be implemented for users of the service.
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‘Black Ops 2’ DLC ‘Vengeance’ adds multiplayer maps, more zombies, and a Ray Gun

The third downloadable content expansion for 'Black Ops 2' is out on July 2 with four new multiplayer maps and one new Zombies level. As usual, the Vengeance DLC launches first on Xbox 360, with other platforms to follow.
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Nintendo 3DS in top sales spot for May 2013, ending Xbox 360’s 28-month reign

For the first time in over two years, the Xbox 360 is not the best-selling console, according to NPD's May 2013 sales charts. Instead, the Nintendo 3DS takes the top spot, something that few would have predicted just one year ago.