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.
Articles
Product Review

You're not suffering from déjà vu. 'Gears of War 4' really is that familiar

'Gears of War 4', the first new Gears game from Microsoft’s new studio The Coalition, freshens up some modes while playing it safe in others.
Virtual Reality

Do you watch a VR film or play it? ‘Life of Us’ makes it hard to tell

As a semi-game, semi-film multi-user VR experience, 'Life of Us' tracks the history of life -- and the evolution of virtual reality.
Product Review

'Skull and Bones' pillages the best part of 'Assassin's Creed' for intense pirate battles

Skull and Bones bulks up the naval gameplay of the Assassin's Creed series with welcome depth and new features that just might be able to support its open-world ambitions.
Gaming

Musical game 'Dropmix' may be a good reason to buy another big plastic accessory

Dropmix is a fun and unique musical party game that combines competitive card battling with a music remixer like DJ Hero. But convincing anyone to buy yet another plastic gaming accessory might be a hard sell.
Gaming

'Ashen' is a lot like 'Dark Souls' with extremely clever multiplayer

Ashen may look and feel like Dark Souls, but the indie game in development as part of Microsoft's ID@Xbox program has several unique multiplayer features that might set it apart.
Gaming

‘Hello Neighbor’ is an unfinished look into a fascinating breed of terror

One of the many indie games Microsoft showed off during its E3 presentation, Hello Neighbor feels unfinished currently, but a unique concept -- sneaking through your neighbor's house -- makes it worth watching for.