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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...   read

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Snazzy, splashy looks at all of LawBreakers classes

For weeks now, LawBreakers developer Boss Key has been rolling out stylish and short introduction videos for all of the game's different classes. That concluded today, as the last clip was finally revealed. Let's take a look at everyon...   read

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The LawBreakers alpha test starts this weekend

Both Brett and I really dug LawBreakers, and I think most of the shooter community is going to dig it as well when it hits. For now you can join in on the closed alpha test, as the first weekend starts tomorrow, June 18 (9AM PT to 9PM PT), ...   read

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LawBreakers defies both gravity and expectations

For the past couple of years, a very specific series of actions has played out at pre-E3 events in Los Angeles. As part of a large group, we've demoed two team shooters (I'll refrain from naming them). After the round ended and everyone had...   read

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LawBreakers kicks off its alpha this month

Boss Key is going to start taking in closed alpha test players for its team-based arena shooter LawBreakers in mid-June, just in time for E3. If you're looking for more fast-paced FPSs to play after burning through Doom, you should try to s...   read

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Cliffy B's LawBreakers adds gender-neutral restrooms in protest of discriminatory law

Cliff Bleszinski is no fan of North Carolina's prejudicial "bathroom bill." The Boss Key Productions president and erstwhile Gears of War designer has been a vocal detractor of his home state's House Bill 2, the controversial legi...   read

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Cliff Bleszinski: 'There's no way we could do free-to-play without feeling dirty'

Boss Key Productions was all about free-to-play last year for LawBreakers, and then flip-flopped recently in March, noting that the game was now a premium product. Who does it think it is, Hillary Clinton? Alas, free-to-play for LawBreakers...   read

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Cliffy B's LawBreakers has potential, but I wonder about its mass appeal

Our press bus sidles up to an unassuming office building in the heart of historic downtown Raleigh. Far from the bright lights and costly office spaces of LA or San Francisco, Boss Key Productions, Cliffy B's new studio, is housed in a stru...   read

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A non-hipster walking simulator for Cliff Bleszinski

Yesterday, famed game designer Cliff Bleszinski -- famous for creating Jazz Jackrabbit and the Gears of War series -- decided it was finally time to give Firewatch a play. Just 15 minutes in, Cliff quit the game and tweeted, ...   read

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Arena shooter LawBreakers won't be free to play

Boss Key Productions has taken this week's Game Developers Conference as a chance to announce a few big changes to its upcoming Nexon-published multiplayer shooter LawBreakers. Namely, the free-to-play scheme is out. It "wasn't the right f...   read


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Cliffy B: 'I woulda f**ked up Silent Hills'

In a real Sliding Doors, "what could have been" kind of moment, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima apparently once asked Cliff Bleszinski if he would work with him on Silent Hills. The timeline on when this offer was extended is unclear, but ...   read

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Cliff Bleszinski: Devs should feel free to use Gears of War's active reload

With last month's re-release of Gears of War on Xbox One, we've been thinking about the active reload system a lot. Steven wrote about the mechanic out of a preview event, and wondered why it wasn't a bigger part of Gears' legacy. He's...   read

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Bleszinski: I never said LawBreakers wouldn't come to consoles

Ever since Cliff Bleszinski announced he was working on an arena shooter, it has had "PC-only" in most people's minds. It's definitely PC first and foremost, but that doesn't mean that it's restricted to PC. Bleszinski's very much open to t...   read

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Here's a long video showing what LawBreakers really looks like

We sat down with Cliff Bleszinski at PAX Prime last week to talk about his studio's new game LawBreakers. We chatted about the gameplay mechanics and the free-to-play model. There's still more to come from that interview. However, one...   read

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Cliff Bleszinski

Cliff Bleszinski says he retired because everyone was too jaded

If you were to look at Cliff Bleszinski's work history, you'd find a small gap between his time at Epic Games and the development of his new game, LawBreakers. A couple of years seems like a fair transition time, but Bleszinski never necess...   read

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New footage has surfaced for Cliffy B's LawBreakers

Oh hey, are you itching to see more footage of Cliff Bleszinski's upcoming futuristic sci-fi shooter LawBreakers already? Well, thanks to the official LawBreakers Twitter account this weekend, we have a whole bunch of new pieces of footage ...   read

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LawBreakers free-to-play
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Cliff Bleszinski: 'I respect that core gamers see free-to-play as a dirty, dirty thing'

When Cliff Bleszinski formed Boss Key Productions to create the game now known as LawBreakers, he always knew that free-to-play was the model he wanted. That statement's not as black and white as it sounds. There's a lot of in-between when ...   read

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Bleszinski interview
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Cliff Bleszinski: We want players to actually use verticality

Just this week, Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions pulled back the curtain on LawBreakers -- the free-to-play arena shooter that has been in development under the codename Project BlueStreak. It's more than just the community that's ...   read

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LawBreakers trailer
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LawBreakers features a few different aerial movement abilities

Two days ago we got the first reveal for Cliff Bleszinski's new arena shooter LawBreakers. Today we get a brief look at the gameplay and if I had to describe it with one word, that word would be "motion." Each of the four classes shown has ...   read

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Cliff Bleszinski's arena shooter is LawBreakers

Cliff Bleszinski (Unreal Tournament, Gears of War) and Arjan Brussee (Guerrilla Games co-founder) have been off building something called Project BlueStreak at their new studio Boss Key Productions. It's a futuristic first-person arena sho...   read

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I think Cliffy B's joining a top-secret Burger King Kids Club

Sharpen your conspiracy sticks, truthers. This news is right up there alongside the greatest that the Illuminati and New World Order could offer. This makes the claims that Denver International Airport is the secret lair for reptile-humanoi...   read

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Cliffy B's sci-fi shooter Project BlueStreak running in Unreal 4

Clifford Bleszinski (Gears of War, Unreal Tournament) is working on a new sci-fi arena shooter, code named BlueStreak. While it still doesn't have a final name, it does have an engine. Bleszinski's Boss Key studio is working with Epic...   read

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Please, let's all help Cliff Bleszinski name his new game

Friend of Destructoid Cliff Bleszinski, best known for the Gears of War franchise, is having some trouble naming his new game. Maybe we can help? Let's all pitch in, From the Destructoid office chat we have:    read

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Beers of war: Cliff Bleszinski opened a pub in Raleigh

Cliff Bleszinski has been on quite the entrepreneurial run since his 2012 departure from Epic Games. It was recently revealed that he's opening up a new studio called Boss Key Productions. While developing videogames will be right up his al...   read

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Cliff Bleszinski to draw $1 salary until new venture is profitable

No one can accuse Cliff Bleszinski of going into his Boss Key endeavor with the mindset that it's a cash grab. It's just the opposite, in fact. Until the company's able to turn a profit, Bleszinski will get almost nothing out of it. During ...   read

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