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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American McGee seeking $500K on Kickstarter to regain ‘Alice’ film rights

The creator and name behind 'American McGee's Alice' and 'Alice: Madness Returns' has inked a deal to regain the film rights to his projects, but it requires him to shell out $500K over the next four years.
Gaming

Windows head Julie Larson-Green could be put in charge of Xbox hardware

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is said to have a massive restructuring plan in the works. The plan could see current Windows head Julie Larson-Green put in charge of all Microsoft hardware, including Xbox consoles and Surface tablets.
Gaming

Double Fine’s $3.3 million in Kickstarter funds wasn’t enough to finish ‘Broken Age’

Tim Schafer wrote in an update to Kickstarter backers that he designed 'Broken Age' too big for the money they had. Now the studio plans to release an incomplete version of the adventure game on Steam Early Access in January, then use the…
Gaming

Xbox One won’t launch until 2014 in Japan

Microsoft Japan president and CEO Yasuyuki Higuchi confirms that the Xbox One won't be released in Japan until 2014, owing to the fact that the country is deemed a 'tier 2' market.
Gaming

‘Titanfall’ scores big at E3 2013 with the most Game Critics Awards ever

Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts win big at E3 2013, with a most-ever six awards for 'Titanfall' and eight wins for EA spread across the show's 15 categories.
Gaming

Ubisoft hacked and account info accessed, publisher recommends a password change

Hackers access a Ubisoft website and obtain confidential account information, including user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. An email from the publisher strongly recommends that all Uplay account holders change their…
Gaming

Major League Gaming aims for recognition as a top five U.S. sport

Digital Trends sat down with MLG president Mike Sepso at the Major League Gaming 2013 Spring Championship to chat about his plans and strategies for shaping the future of the league.
Gaming

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer temporarily takes over for departing Don Mattrick

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will temporarily take over for Don Mattrick in the wake of the news that the soon-to-be-former Xbox chief heads to Zynga on July 8, 2013 as the company's new CEO.
Gaming

Nintendo appeal to recover WiiU.com from domain squatter denied

Nintendo's request to recover the WiiU.com URL from a domain squatter is denied, likely owing to the fact that the domain was registered in 2004, before either the Wii or the Wii U were announced.
Gaming

‘The Last of Us’ patch removes functioning phone sex number from in-game posters

The latest patch for Naughty Dog's 'The Last of Us' strips out working phone sex numbers that were accidentally printed on in-game signage. The update also improves and makes fixes to a number of multiplayer issues.
Gaming

The results are in: MLG Spring Championship 2013 concludes with record setting attendance

The winners in 'Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm,' 'League of Legends,' and 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' took home a total of $50,000 in front of a record setting audience of 21,000 fans.
Gaming

A look inside Major League Gaming’s 2013 Spring Championship

The latest in Major League Gaming's 2013 tournament tour takes it to sunny California, where gamers mingle with their icons just down the street from "the happiest place on Earth."