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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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…
E3

‘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.
Gaming

Amazon expands digital game marketplace with ‘Indie Game Store’

Amazon aims to help independent game developers get exposure while providing consumers a hub on which to find new games with the new Indie Games Store category of its digital download marketplace.
Gaming

Nationalist Chinese paper publishes game in which players reclaim Japanese island

'Recover the Diaoyu Islands' is a browser game published by one of China's most prolific nationalist newspapers, the Global Times. In it, players board a People's Liberation Army ship and dodge attacks from Japanese opponents while…
E3

Watch the biggest and best games streamed live from E3 starting Tuesday, June 11

The annual E3 show for 2013 kicks off on Tuesday, June 11, and Twitch will be there live on the show floor with a running stream of the big reveals and blockbuster first looks.
E3

Microsoft and Sony may not explain next-gen used games policies at E3

Analyst Doug Creutz predicts that Microsoft and Sony will focus on the games at E3, once again choosing not to address the growing questions about their new consoles' used games policies.
Gaming

Man under house arrest gets sick of Xbox and chooses jail instead

A New Zealand man chooses jail over Xbox when he calls police and threatens to break his house arrest 10 months in if they don't cart him off to prison. The police happily complied.
Gaming

‘Metal Gear Solid V’ brings in Kiefer Sutherland as Snake

'24' star Kiefer Sutherland provides voice acting and facial motion capture for the next 'Metal Gear Solid' title. Series creator Hideo Kojima says he wanted a more subtle performance to match the game's 'darker' tones of race and revenge.
Gaming

‘Diablo 3’ confirmed for September release on Xbox 360 and PS3

Blizzard's console version of Diablo 3 will appear on Xbox 360 as well as PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The console version of the game was previously announced only for the PlayStation consoles.
Gaming

PlayStation 4’s F2P launch lineup adds ‘Warframe,’ ‘DCUO,’ ‘PlanetSide 2’

Sony's free-to-play games offering on the PlayStation 4 grows, with three more titles headed to the console at or close to launch: Digital Extremes' 'Warframe,' plus 'PlanetSide 2' and 'DC Universe Online,' both from Sony Online…
Gaming

‘Dragon’s Dogma Quest’ revealed as free-to-play RPG for PS Vita

The next chapter in the Dragon's Dogma series is Dragon's Dogma Quest, a free-to-play 2D role-playing game that is coming exclusively to PlayStation Vita in fall 2013. Only confirmed for Japan right now.
Gaming

Microsoft’s Ballmer and Tellem reportedly meet with TV execs in Hollywood

Microsoft execs Steve Ballmer and Nancy Tellem reportedly meet with key figures in Hollywood's TV biz to discuss the non-interactive entertainment possibilities for the Xbox One and show off the hardware.