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The DTOID Show: GTA V, Assassin's Creed III, & Cliffy B!


Oct 29
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... read

Cliffy B wants to start a relationship with Resident Evil


Oct 28
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... read

The DTOID Show: Assassin's Creed DLC, Star Wars, & Porno


Plus: Pac-Man locked in a dark room with nothing but pills and his personal demons
Oct 03
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... read

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... read feature

Cliffy B wants Japanese devs to consider more multiplayer


May 14
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... read

Jimquisition: On-Disc DLC Cannot Be Justified


Apr 23
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... read

Cliffy B calls on-disc DLC 'an unfortunate reality'


Apr 11
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... read

Mega64 and Cliffy B 'honor' Warren Spector


Mar 20
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... read

Cliffy B wants Avatar movie quality graphics for games


Oct 19
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... read

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... read feature


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... read feature

Cliffy B: Wii U haters 'talk sh*t' but will buy it anyway


Jul 11
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... read

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 ... read feature

Watch Fallon shout 'GET THE EYEBALL!' at Cliff Bleszinski


Jun 15
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 ... read

Cliffy B: PS3 has zero chance of getting Gears of War


Jun 15
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... read

E3: Cliffy B 'doesn't get' people writing off Gears story


Jun 09
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... read

Cliffy B wants dynamic difficulty for returning gamers


May 25
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... read

Contest: Win some codes to the Gears of War 3 beta!


Apr 25
[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... read

Destructoid: Cliffy B, SEGA, and exploding men, oh my!


Jan 15
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... read

Cliff Bleszinski charms in latest Bulletpoints video


Jan 11
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... read

Epic to announce new IP at GDC 2011?


Dec 25
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,... read

Play past Epic games, unlock stuff for Gears of War 3


Dec 21
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 ... read

Cliff Bleszinski hints at something 'Jazzy' and 'rabbity'


Dec 15
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 ... read

Bulletstorm will look 'amazing' on PS3


Dec 09
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... read

Bleszinski skeptical about 'online pass' schemes


Jun 23
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... read

E3 10: Gears of War 3 live demo shows 4-player co-op


Jun 14
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... read

Cliffy B lashes out at 'tabloid' videogame journalism


Jun 09
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... read

Gears of War III confirmed, coming April 2011


Apr 09
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... read

Bleszinski not revealing new game tomorrow, Justin Bieber to blame?


Apr 07
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... read

Cliff Bleszinski picks favorite games, what are yours?


Nov 24
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... read

Cliffy B: Borderlands is the Diablo of the FPS generation


Nov 07
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... read

Rumortoid: Playable female character in Gears of War


Aug 02
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... read






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