Cliffy B

Over a year ago, Cliff Bleszinski (then of Epic Games) and myself had a public falling out and have never traded a word since. Ever a man of peace and goodwill, I hereby extend the olive branch the only way I know how -- with a little help from The Escapist's very own Miracle of Sound.
Well hello there, jewels. How are you doing this fine evening? Staying dry, I hope? Wha-OKAY ENOUGH SMALL TALK. On today's Destructoid Show, we're treated to a launch trailer for Assassin's Creed III, a live-action trai...
Cliffy B, honcho behind the Gears of War series, recently became a free agent. Meanwhile at Capcom, Resident Evil 6 has been collecting some of the worst reviews in the series history, largely due to the game's arguably faile...
On today's completely professional, mature, and otherwise not stupid or embarrassing Destructoid Show, we discuss some very serious topics. First, a season pass is announced for Assassin's Creed III, and the first DLC will b...
Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski, known for his work on Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal, and Gears of War, is leaving the company "to chart the next stage of his career." "I've been doing this since I was a teenager," he w...
Gears of War head Cliff Bleszinski is at it again! Not content with just criticizing honest reviews and calling 8/10s "hateful", it seems as if Cliffy B has now set his sights on a new target: the Japanese game industry and t...
There are explanations for games that ship with downloadable content already included. There are, however, no excuses. While you may have a reason, you do not have validation, because on-disc DLC is a problem willingly creat...
If reactions to Street Fighter x Tekken are anything to go by, savvy gamers do not appreciate being sold content that they've technically already bought by purchasing the disc it's housed on. Forking over extra money to unloc...
During GDC, developer Warren Spector was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award. To pay tribute to a man who has brought so much love and joy in the world, Mega64 teamed up with Cliff Bleszinski for a short video retros...
Cliff Bleszinski, Gears of War creator and lover of blue aliens, isn't fully satisfied with game graphics today. They're good, but they're not Avatar good, right? "I'm sorry, do you think graphics are good enough?" Blesz...
Gears of War 3 just hit retail, and the reviews were positive across the board, ranging from great to perfect. For most games, that would be more than enough to please both the title's developers and fans, but in the case of...
Hey! You! We got some news about video games. Pay attention! First, it looks like Battlefield 3 won't be on Steam, and the special edition of Mass Effect 3 has robot dogs or something. The Riddler makes his big debut, s...
Clifford "Cliffy B" Bleszinski has called out those who wish to pour derision on the Wii U, claiming that they'll all be buying one despite their scorn.  "From what I've seen, it looks pretty cool," he declared. "It seem...
If you follow Destructoid regularly or know anything about me, you will understand how godamn excited I must have been for this interview. I make no apologies for what you are about to watch but I do warn you that ...
Videogame week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon continues! Last night Fallon hosted the recently-engaged Cliff Bleszinski (congrats!) to show off the upcoming Gears of War 3.  As Fallon points out, this game is kind of a ...
Sony lovers hoping to get there dirty hands on Gears of War are in for their millionth disappointment, with lead designer Cliff Bleszinski confirming that there's "zero chance" of the series ever coming to the PS3. A Microsof...
I was in the presence of the esteemed Cliff Bleszinski to get a preview gawp at Gears of War 3's campaign this week. The narrative mode of Gears is what attracted to me to the series in the first place, and I feel it odd that...
We spotted Epic's Cliff Bleszinski proposing a new method of scaling difficulty for returning gamers last night. The basic idea is that a game lowers the challenge if someone hasn't played a title in a while, allowing them to...
[Update] Contest closed! All winners have been sent a code! The Gears of War 3 beta officially kicked off today for all those that pre-order the game from GameStop. They now join all the people who've been in the beta throug...
Today's episode of Destructoid is a special one. I say that every episode, but today I really mean it. Why, you ask? Because it's Friday, of course! But also because Max chose to wear his zebra print tie today and that can...
Epic Games' series of developer diaries for Bulletstorm have been pretty entertaining up to this point. Even if I hadn't been barraged with constant reminders of how many times the game uses the word "f--k" (and speakin...
According to Examiner, the latest issue of EGM features an interview with Cliff Blezinski who tells us to look toward GDC 2011 for an announcement of a new IP by Epic Games. Supposedly Eric Holmes, lead designer of Prototype,...
Cliffy "don't call me Cliffy" B has revealed that if you play a number of alternative Epic Games titles, you can use the save data to unlock unique stuff in Gears of War 3 when it finally launches. That's pretty neat! Shadow ...
So, Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski has been tweeting lately, and unless he's setting us up, there may be a Jazz Jackrabbit-related announcement in store for us soon. At least, one can hope. I'll let you be the judge. "Thursday ...
Epic is known for working almost exclusively with the Xbox 360, so the legions of hardcore Sony lovers out there may be worried for the PS3 version of Bulletstorm. Don't worry though, because strong-thighed developer Clifford...
It's sad that publishers spend more time thinking about fighting used games than about making good games, but that's the world we live in. The latest attempt to strip consumers of their one recourse against purchasing crap ga...
Just minutes ago Epic head Cliff Blezinski pulled out a live demo of chest-high wall shooter Gears of War 3, and showed off some of its four-player, story-based co-op. Playing with several other producers, Marcus and the othe...
Epic's Clifford Bleszinski has hit out at what he called "tabloid journalism" amongst the enthusiast press following a supposed misquote that had him criticizing Japanese developers. The Gears of War creator was alleged to ha...
You know how Epic's Cliff Bleszinksi was supposed to show off a game on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon? But then he didn't because Justin Bieber shook his hair in Fallon's direction and bumped the designer from the schedule? Oh...
For those "gearing" up for tomorrow night's Cliff Bleszinski game reveal on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news -- it's not happening. Fallon producer Gavin Purcell has confirmed via Twitter t...
Industry Gamers recently caught up with Epic's Cliff Bleszinski and asked him the dreaded question -- what are your favorite games of all time? Cliff picked ten, later lamenting on Twitter that he wished it had...
You know who likes Borderlands? Clifford Bleszinski! The Epic Games designer has spoken incredibly highly of Gearbox Software's "roleplaying shooter," going so far as to compare it with the classic Blizzard RPG Diablo. "Borde...
So you may have noticed the severe lack of women in the Gears of War universe. There's Dom's wife, that other woman who keeps yelling at you over the intercom and I think I saw one running for her life at one point. Outside o...
“Dark Corners” isn’t a traditional bit of downloadable content. The upcoming Gears of War 2 DLC will be multiplayer heavy as per Epic Games standard, however, nestled underneath the seven maps is a new downl...
Speaking with Wired.com, Bioware co-founder Ray Muzyka mentioed that he thinks that genre lines are "a vestige of the past," explaining that "a lot of the best shooters are RPGs as well, because they allow you ...
Have you ever wondered why this generation's games are full of bald space marines in brown and gray environments? Of course you haven't, but don't worry, Cliffy B explains it all -- a bit like Clarissa, except you never wanke...
Cliff Bleszinski has a reputation as a bit of a wanker, partly because he decided to stop calling himself Cliffy B, which some people took to be a mark of arrogance. According to Cliff, however, he doesn't really care what yo...
Put down that razor, don't swallow that poison and for the love of God pull that hosepipe full of carbon monoxide out from your car window! Cliffy "Don't call me Cliffy B" B has revealed to the world that he is not ...
If you're anything like me, you enjoyed the frequent updates that came via "Cliffy B's" Twitter, as he'd recount stories of bench pressing employees, Cliffy-Punching Mark Rein, and having topiaries of himself crafte...
Are you looking for some insane Christmas gifts for Gears of War 2 fans? Yeah, I'm not either, but just in case there's a few totally dedicated fans of their game of choice out there, we'll share these two new Sam's Club auct...