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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Why the Nintendo Switch's left Joy-Con disconnects, according to Nintendo

Nintendo has issued an official statement regarding the cause of the left Joy-Con connectivity issues plaguing the Switch, vowing that there's no inherent design issue, but a "manufacturing variation."
Gaming

Dolphin gains access to Wii Shop Channel in major emulator breakthrough

The Nintendo Wii emulator called Dolphin can now access the Wii Shop Channel to buy and download games through official channels, a big breakthrough for the community dedicated to this popular emulator.
Gaming

Nerdy art gallery iam8bit launches game soundtracks on vinyl piano series

The company that helped popularize game soundtracks on vinyl has announced a new series called Series 88, featuring piano renditions of game soundtracks and starting with Undertale.
Gaming

YouTuber shows how to play Switch on TV without the dock

Some Nintendo Switch owners have reported problems with the official dock, including unsightly scratches on the console's screen and even overheating. One YouTuber has demonstrated a solution.
Gaming

Nightfall strikes return to former glory in 'Destiny: Age of Triumph' expansion

Bungie has revealed more details for Destiny's Age of Triumph update. All four raids will feature 390 Light level, weekly raids will receive a welcome twist, and the Nightfall will give an experience boost again.
Gaming

VR sensors for your pets could help keep them from getting kicked

Virtual reality developer Triangular Pixels is tackling the important issue of pets getting in the way during virtual reality gameplay by strapping HTC Vive sensors to curious cats.
Gaming

An older 'Resident Evil' game is getting released on PS4 and Xbox One

Resident Evil: Revelations, which originally launched on Nintendo 3DS in 2012, will be released on PS4 and Xbox One this fall. Capcom announced the new versions of the popular entry in a tweet.
Gaming

Retro-inspired shooter ‘Strafe’ won’t launch this month after all

The retro-inspired shooter Strafe, which combines elements of games like Quake with randomized roguelike features, is delayed from its scheduled March release date into May. The reason for the delay was not announced.
Gaming

Nintendo chief: Netflix, Hulu are “not a differentiator” for Switch console

Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé has addressed the Switch's lack of streaming apps and hinted that they'll arrive in the future. For now, they're "not a differentiator," he said.
Gaming

How to cook food and elixirs in 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'

Cooking in 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' is more than just fun -- it's a necessity. Here's how to do it properly, whether you're simply looking for nourishment or a way to farm precious rupees.
Gaming

Second company cancels Nintendo Switch skins after they damage consoles

One accessory maker has canceled orders for Nintendo Switch skins after discovering the console doesn't play nicely with adhesive, and promised to issue refunds to all who placed a pre-order.
Gaming

‘Zelda’ and ‘Nioh’ may look friendly, but look closer, and you’ll find a dark soul

With Nioh, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and other recent games testing players’ skills and willpower in distinctive ways, we trace the “Soulslike” genre’s lineage from the 2D games of the ‘80s and ‘90s to today’s…