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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Nintendo 3DS in top sales spot for May 2013, ending Xbox 360’s 28-month reign

For the first time in over two years, the Xbox 360 is not the best-selling console, according to NPD's May 2013 sales charts. Instead, the Nintendo 3DS takes the top spot, something that few would have predicted just one year ago.
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PS Plus is not required for PS4 social features, entertainment apps, or auto-updates

Sony UK managing director Fergal Gara details what PlayStation 4 owners will and won't need a PS Plus subscription to access, with previously for-pay features like auto-update now rolling into the free portion of the online PlayStation…
Gaming

‘Hitman: Absolution’ developer lays off half its staff, refocuses on the future of Hitman

Square Enix-owned IO Interactive is hit with "significant changes," including layoffs and game cancellations. The studio's new and sole focus is on the Hitman series, with a "triple-A Hitman project" current in development.
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Dead Space may live on, but Visceral is working on a different ‘passion’ project

EA Games Label head Patrick Söderlund revealed at E3 that Dead Space as a franchise is not dead. That said, 'Dead Space 4' is not currently in development, as Visceral is working on a passion project.
Gaming

More than 50K people have signed a petition to bring ‘The Division’ to PC

Ubisoft''Tom Clancy's The Division' is scheduled for release next year on next-gen consoles, but not everyone is happy with the company's choice of platforms. A petition to get the game released on PC as well is gaining steam.
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Sony’s hopes for the PS4 are increasing, and it expects partners to follow its lead with DRM

Sony had a great showing at E3, and following positive reception of the PlayStation 4 its internal sales predictions have reportedly increased. Sony also said that it doubts third party publishers will try to enforce any unpopular DRM on…
Gaming

Ubisoft bringing Watch Dogs, Far Cry and Rabbids movies to the silver screen

Ubisoft announced that three more movies based on the Watch Dogs, Far Cry and Rabbids franchises, are in the works at Ubisoft Motion Pictures. That brings the total up to six Ubisoft films in development.
Gaming

Ubisoft has three ‘Assassin’s Creed’ games currently in development

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot tells Kotaku that there are three 'Assassin's Creed' games in development right now. The company hopes to continue to avoid franchise fatigue by giving its studios the time and freedom to innovate within the…
Gaming

E3’s 48,200 attendees brought $40 million to Los Angeles; next year’s date set

The Electronic Entertainment Expo generated $40 million for the city of Los Angeles and attracted 48,200 industry professionals and other attendees, the Entertainment Software Association revealed.
Gaming

EA confirms ‘Medal of Honor’ studio Danger Close is no more

The studio behind the last two 'Medal of Honor' games, including the failed 'Medal of Honor: Warfighter,' is dissolved, EA confirmed at E3. Some of its staff went on to DICE Los Angeles, the developer of the new 'Star Wars: Battlefront'…
Gaming

Ubisoft snags Michael Bay and Warner Bros. for a Ghost Recon movie

The director of the 'Transformers' films and the production company behind 'Lord of the Rings' and countless others will collaborate with Ubisoft on the project. Ghost Recon looks great on the silver screen, as Ubisoft proved previously…
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‘Dark Souls II’ hands-on preview

We went hands on with From Software’s Dark Souls II, the sequel to one of the most difficult games in recent years. And we’re happy to report we died a lot.