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.

Electronic Arts earnings call hints at E3 2013 lineup

NBA Live for the PS4 and next-gen Xbox will be revealed at E3 alongside games in the Need for Speed, FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield series', according to EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau.

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Sony to manufacture the PS3 in Brazil with specially localized games

The PS3 is currently subject to high import tariffs in Brazil, but Sony announced that it will manufacture the console locally and sell it directly to Brazilians at a more affordable price. Sony hopes to boost the Brazilian games market.

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EA kicks the hornet’s nest, plans to stop paying license fees for the rights to guns

EA won't pay gun makers anymore to depict their weapons in video games, but it will still depict their weapons. The publisher believes it shouldn't have to pay for that privilege anymore than authors pay to write the word 'Colt.'

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Sony adding Indie Games category in the PlayStation Store

Sony continues to support indie development on its PlayStation platforms, with a new Indie Games category in the PlayStation Store. To celebrate, a few games within the new category are on sale for a limited time.

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‘The Sims’ creator Will Wright calls ‘SimCity’ launch debacle ‘inexcusable’

Maxis founder and SimCity creator Will Wright spoke recently about EA's "inexcusable" SimCity launch disaster and the state of the game industry, which he sees as having an "unpredictable" future.

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‘Eternal Darkness’ successor ‘Shadow of the Eternals’ is open for funding

Canadian studio Precursor Games seeks $1.5 million for development of Shadow of the Eternals, an 'spiritual successor' to Eternal Darkness with a story that spans 2,500 years of human history and cause players to 'question their own perception of reality.'

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ creator Patrice Désilets parts ways with Ubisoft… again

Patrice Désilets and Ubisoft have parted ways once again. The publisher claims that the Assassin's Creed co-creator "left the studio," though Désilets describes his departure as a "termination" that he will "vigorously" fight.

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Disney and EA team up to make Star Wars games

Electronic Arts will develop and publish Star Wars games aimed at core gamers across multiple genres and platforms. Meanwhile, Disney retains select rights "within the mobile, social, tablet, and online game categories."

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Next-gen Xbox won’t require always-on Internet, alleged internal memo states

Microsoft's Xbox successor won't require an always-on Internet connection, according to an allegedly leaked internal memo that was sent out to the company. A statement released to Digital Trends refuses to comment on the memo, stating only that all will be…

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Batgirl confirmed for Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC, more details this week

NetherRealm Studios acknowledges that "the bat's out of the bag" following the leak of Batgirl's name on Xbox Live Marketplace last week. More details and footage are coming later this week.

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PlayStation 4 developers can block parts of games from Share button features

PlayStation 4 developers will be able to block gamers from sharing certain parts of a game using the console controller's innovative Share button, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida revealed.

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ scriptwriter reveals new story and world details

The lead scriptwriter for the pirate-themed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag revealed in an interview that there's a point to the sexual debauchery seen in the game's reveal trailer.

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Bethesda opening a playtesting lab to the public

Bethesda is offering gamers the chance to test new titles before their release and earn some swag at a new playtesting lab in Dallas, Texas that will be based in the offices of Doom developer id Software.

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Microsoft’s Xbox Fusion domain redirects could point to next Xbox name

There's been endless speculation about the name of the next Xbox console, but some newly discovered evidence in the form of Microsoft-owned domains redirecting to Xbox.com now suggest that it might be called Xbox Fusion.

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Fallout: New Vegas studio teases ‘unique next-gen game’ in job listing

An Obsidian Entertainment job listing spotted today seeks a level designer to work on a "unique" next-gen game that includes quests, NPCs, and puzzles. This is a first admittedly vague mention of the developer's next-gen plans.

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