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Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau

Former Digital Trends Contributor

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.


Nioh beginner’s guide: Everything you need to know that the game won’t tell you

Nioh isn't friendly to new players, even if you've played similar, Soulslike titles before. Thankfully, these pointers should make your journey a bit easier.
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A Dark Souls II starter guide — trust us, you’ll need the help

Dark Souls II is extremely tough, but luckily, we've got a hefty amount of beginner's tips that will help you succeed when you first start your playthrough.
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A beginner’s guide to competitive breeding in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokémon breeding is a complex but rewarding process. Breeding competitively in Pokémon Sun and Moon has never been easier.

What to Do When You Feel Lost in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most open-ended game in the Zelda franchise. In this guide, we'll go through what to do when you feel lost.

The best horses in BOTW and where to find them

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most equestrian-friendly game in the franchise thus far. Here's how to tame horses and where to find the best.

How to get every weapon in Resident Evil 7

To overcome the horrors of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, you'll need to get your hands on the best weapons possible. Here, we'll show you where to find them all.
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Resident Evil 7 Madhouse guide: Try to survive the game’s hardest mode

The hardest difficulty level in Resident Evil 7 is punishing. Here's your guide to all the changes, along with a few tips for getting through in one piece.
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Where to find the rarest Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Moon

No Pokémon master's journey is complete without some rare finds. Here are some of the rarest Pokémon in Pokemon Sun and Moon and where you can find them.
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‘Gears of War 4’ review

How ‘Life of Us’ is Evolving the Idea of Multiplayer in VR T-rex

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

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‘Skull and Bones’: Our first take

Skull and Bones bulks up the naval gameplay of the Assassin's Creed series with some welcome depth that just might be able to support a full game.
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‘Dropmix’ may be a good reason to buy another big plastic accessory

Dropmix combines competitive card battling with a music remixer like DJ Hero, requiring players to buy another big plastic accessory.
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'Ashen' is a lot like 'Dark Souls' with extremely clever multiplayer

Ashen may look and feel like Dark Souls, but the indie game has several unique multiplayer features that might set it apart.
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‘Hello Neighbor’ is an unfinished look into a fascinating breed of terror

Hello Neighbor feels unfinished currently, but a unique concept -- sneaking through your neighbor's house -- makes it worth watching for.
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‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’: Our First Take

Although there's plenty new and different in Assassin's Creed Origins, Ubisoft's latest, some old problems remain.
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‘Need for Speed Payback’ tries too hard to look like ‘The Fast and the Furious’

The explosive features that make Payback resemble a Fast and the Furious movie also serve to distract and detract from its actual gameplay.
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Why virtual reality developers think AR is going to be bigger than VR

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Platinum’s cult favorite action game ‘Vanquish’ is exploding onto PC in 4K

Vanquish will follow Bayonetta as the latest cult favorite from Platinum Games and Sega to get the 4K treatment on PC.
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‘Persona 5’ tips: How to make the most of your time in Tokyo

Persona 5 is absolutely massive, and it can often feel overwhelming. Use these general tips to get the most out your time in Tokyo.

‘Bloodborne’ starting guide: ‘Dark Souls,’ this is not

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‘Gears of War 4’ Horde mode guide: How to succeed against overwhelming odds

The new Horde Mode in 'Gears of War 4' is the franchise's best and most complex yet. Here’s how to beat it, or at least some pointers for trying to.
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‘Gravity Rush 2’ combat guide: Making gravity work for you

'Gravity Rush 2' is full of action. Use this guide to make the most of the game's combat system, including both Lunar and Jupiter stances.
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‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ survival guide: Tips for getting by in Hyrule

'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' can be difficult and downright unforgiving at times. These tips will help you survive the wild.
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‘Gravity Rush 2’ manhole locations: Get your shortcuts on

The world of 'Gravity Rush 2' is massive, which makes manholes crucial. Thankfully, we've rounded up the location of each and every one.
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‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ is Nintendo’s first victory lap on the Switch

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Iam8bit is putting together an epic ‘Persona 5’ soundtrack vinyl box set

Video game art and marketing company iam8bit today announced its next special edition game soundtrack vinyl box set, Persona 5.
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Nintendo realizes no one needs or wants 3D, reveals the affordable 2DS XL

Nintendo unveiled the New 2DS XL, a brand new addition to the 3DS family that combines features from the 3DS and 2DS.
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Atlus apologizes, loosens streaming restrictions for ‘Persona 5’

Atlus has walked back its original Persona 5 streaming restrictions, and issued an apology for its approach.
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‘Overwatch’ character D.Va joins the ‘Heroes of the Storm’ roster

The massive 2.0 update for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm has arrived, and with it news of the next hero: Overwatch's D.Va.
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‘Outlast 2’ review

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Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series” Our First Take

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‘Halo Wars: Definitive Edition’ will get a stand-alone release later this week

The remastered Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, previously available only as a bonus for Halo Wars 2, will get its own release soon.
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‘Tumbleseed’ is a promising new indie rolling to the Nintendo Switch

With an impressive indie developer pedigree behind it and a release date approaching soon, Tumbleseed looks promising.

‘Overwatch’ players are gaining more precise control options on consoles

Blizzard's lead engineer on Overwatch revealed that a much-requested feature is coming to the game's console versions.