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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Rise of the Triad (2013) Review

Rise of the Triad (2013) review.
Gaming

A look at all the upcoming eSports competitions for 2013

In 2013 eSports reached new heights of popularity, especially the tournaments held this year, which were streamed to millions of people around the world. We list all the remaining eSports competitions for the rest of the year.
Gaming

The rise, and completely predictable fall of game developer Phil Fish

Independent game developer Phil Fish, the man behind 'Fez,' has announced that is quitting the gaming industry and cancelling 'Fez II' following a Twitter argument with a gaming journalist. And we really should have all seen it coming.
Gaming

In spite of criticisms, Twitch dreams of eSports expansion

We spoke with Twitch Vice President of Marketing Matthew Dipietro about how it intends to address the recent criticism leveled at the streaming service by its partner, Major League Gaming.
Gaming

YouTube creator Freddie Wong talks season 2 of ‘VGHS,’ and how to scare Hollywood

We speak with Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold, two of the creators of the web series 'Video Game High School' as it debuts its second season, and what the success of web-based shows mean for entertainment.
Gaming

Making competitive gaming fair: MLG’s President talks about creating a balance

Major League Gaming wants to become more ESPN and less NFL by making sure games are eSports-ready out of the box. We speak with MLG President Mike Sepso about the future of eSports.
Gaming

Major League Gaming prepares for the next generation of consoles

Major League Gaming president and co-founder Mike Sepso is open to exploring new opportunities for streaming competitive gaming content beyond the organizations well-established Twitch partnership.
Game Review

Deus Ex: The Fall Review

Deus Ex: The Fall review.
Gaming

‘PlanetSide 2’ brings the lessons of its predecessor to eSports engagements

'PlanetSide 2' creative director discusses the vision of bringing the massively multiplayer first-person shooter in the competitive world of eSports with the addition of Battle Islands and cross-continent play.
Gaming

Don Mattrick’s deal to take CEO role at Zynga worth a reported $50 million

A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that soon-to-be-former Microsoft exec Don Mattrick was lured into joining Zynga as its new CEO with a deal worth roughly $50 million.
Gaming

‘Fez’ due for patch following Microsoft’s elimination of Xbox Live Arcade update fees

Polytron Corporation's Phil Fish confirms that a patch is incoming for his Xbox Live Arcade game, 'Fez,' following Microsoft's move of eliminating the title update fees that Xbox 360 developers must pay for XBL Arcade games.
Gaming

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.