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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‘Metro: Last Light’ announces four DLCs and a season pass

Deep Silver detailed four expansions headed to 'Metro: Last Light' this summer. A season pass that includes all four DLC as well as an extra gun is available to purchase now for under $15..
Gaming

EA claims Wii U games are in development, but won’t say what they are

An Electronic Arts executive backpedals and confirms that the company does indeed have Nintendo Wii U games in the pipeline. But EA has even more games in the works for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Gaming

Rhode Island prepares to sell 38 Studios’ ‘Amalur’ IP

The state of Rhode Island is set to auction off 38 Studios' intellectual property, including all materials related to the now-closed developer's 'Amalur' games. A hearing in the state's lawsuit against Curt Schilling and 38 is scheduled for…
Gaming

Microsoft trademark for ‘Forzavista’ suggests an imminent Forza announcement

A recently discovered trademark for something called Forzavista seems to refer to an in-game feature for a presumably unannounced Forza game, with functionality that sounds similar to Forza Motorsports 4's Autovista.
Gaming

The ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie has an official release date

Ubisoft is targeting a 2015 release date for the 'Assassin's Creed' movie starring Michael Fassbender. 2015 looks to be a huge year for blockbuster films, with a number of other notables on the docket as well.
Gaming

‘The Last of Us’ digital version will be playable as it downloads

Sony has been touting the PlayStation 4's ability to play games as they download. Now the feature will sneak into at least one PS3 game, 'The Last of Us,' before the release of the PS4.
Gaming

Recapping the latest Nintendo Direct reveals and release dates

The latest Nintendo Direct video stream offers up release date details on The Wonderful 101 and other Wii U games as well as reveals of Sonic: Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Gaming

No Wii U games ‘in development’ at any EA studios

An EA spokesperson confirms that the publisher has nothing currently has nothing in development for Nintendo's Wii U console. This comes as a surprise given former EA CEO John Riccitiello's positive statements about the new hardware at its…
Gaming

‘Twisted Metal’ creator David Jaffe takes advisory role on indie car combat game ‘Autoduel’

Newcomer indie developer Pixelbionic enlists the talent of industry and car combat genre experts - including 'Twisted Metal' creator David Jaffe - to develop its indie PC title 'Autoduel.' The studio plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign…
Gaming

LA Museum of Contemporary Art and Venus Patrol to host Horizon, an artsy E3 alternative conference

Venus Patrol and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art promise surprises, announcements, and revelations at Horizon, an event described as 'the E3 experience [they] wanted to see in the world.' They hope to showcase beautiful games in…
Gaming

Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds’ feature film slingshots to theaters in July 2016

Sony wins worldwide distribution rights to an upcoming animated feature-length film based on the popular 'Angry Birds' series of mobile games. Producers from 'Iron Man' and 'Despicable Me' are on board to help Rovio Entertainment bring its…
Gaming

‘The Witcher 2’ producer bringing new RPG ‘Lords of the Fallen’ to next-gen consoles

Tomasz Gop, formerly senior producer on 'The Witcher 2,' leads development of an ambitious new RPG from City Interactive. The game pits one human against supernatural forces and is due out on next-gen consoles in 2014.