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.

Double Fine’s ‘Massive Chalice’ closes Kickstarter with $1.2 million

Double Fine's second Kickstarter campaign closes at $1.2 million, nearly double its funding goal. 'Massive Chalice' is said to blend 'XCOM,' 'Fire Emblem,' 'FF Tactics,' and 'Game of Thrones' in a generation-spanning strategy game.

Microsoft working to solve Xbox One headset compatibility based on feedback

Microsoft responds to fan feedback concerning the Xbox One's lack of compatibility with Xbox 360 accessories. The company's support Twitter feed indicates that a solution is in the works, and will be revealed by launch.

Xbox One and Windows PCs require separate second-gen Kinect hardware

Microsoft second-gen Kinect that ships with Xbox One won't be compatible with Windows PCs. Software developers will need a separate Kinect for Windows device, and early SDK access applications for that are now open.

Nvidia Shield launch pushed to July 2013 due to ‘mechanical issue’

Nvidia pushes the release of its Shield gaming device back from June 27, 2013 into an unspecified July date, citing a "mechanical issue" discovered during quality testing as the cause.

That didn’t take long: Porn comes to Ouya

SugarDVD bills itself as similar to Netflix, but for porn. For a fee of $7.95 per month, subscribers are now able to access to thousands adult videos directly on their Ouya console.

Sony execs admit that controversial Xbox One policies informed E3 2013 strategy

Sony executives speak out on how Microsoft's policies influenced the company's E3 presentation. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admitted that feedback from players on Twitter helped formulate the company's winning E3 2013…

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer confirms that the ‘Crackdown’ franchise isn’t dead

The last Crackdown game was 'Crackdown 2' in 2010, but a symbol from the game appeared briefly during the Xbox One announcement. Nothing appeared at E3, but Microsoft's Phil Spencer now confirms that the franchise is not dead.

Xbox One doesn’t come with a headset, but Kinect still works for voice chat

Microsoft confirms that the Xbox One ships with no headset, and that console users will instead be able to make use of the new Kinect camera's powerful microphone and noise filtering capabilities.

Ouya now available at retail as backer units are delayed

The $99 Android console hits store shelves today across North America and the U.K. But some of the units owed to those who funded the device on Kickstarter have not yet arrived, prompting an apology from Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman.

Hideo Kojima wants a ‘Metal Gear Solid’ remake for Fox Engine

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is interested in finding a developer to remake 1998's 'Metal Gear Solid' using Kojima Productions' Fox Engine, the same middleware powering the upcoming 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain'.

‘Saints Row IV’ refused rating in Australia, the first since R18+ was introduced

Australia's Classification Board refuses to assign a rating to 'Saints Row IV,' effectively banning the game's release in the country. This marks the first ban in Australia since the introduction of the R18+ rating.

Sony one-ups Microsoft with more PS4 exclusives in first year

Sony attempts to trump Microsoft once more after revealing that it has 30 PlayStation 4 exclusives in development. Twenty of those will arrive in the console's first year, and 12 of those are brand new IPs.