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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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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 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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Cliffy BK

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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Cliffy B

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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Cliffy B

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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Cliffy B AMA

Cliffy B talks microtransactions for his new free-to-play shooter

Clifford Bleszinski (Gears of War, Unreal Tournament) is working on a new sci-fi arena shooter, code named BlueStreak (a Transformers nod). Of course, "free-to-play" still gets people (understandably) tugging at their collars...   read

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Yup: Cliff Bleszinski is making a sci-fi arena shooter

Former Epic Games designer Cliff Bleszinski is back from his hiatus. He's been teasing his next project for a while now, commenting that he'd like to make an arena shooter for PC and dropping concept art. The mystery game, BlueStreak, was a...   read

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Cliffy B comes out of retirement and will announce his next game soon

Clifford Bleszinski, affectionately known as "Cliffy B," announced his return to game development today. In 2012, Cliff left Epic Games, his long-time employer where he made a name for himself with the Unreal Tournament and Gears of W...   read

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Canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift would've been free to help promote VR

I'll admit it: when I heard Markus "Notch" Persson had canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift because Facebook acquired its creator Oculus VR and the social network company "creeps" him out, I was skeptical about how much work had really gone i...   read

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Cliffy B chooses you to die in this Pokemon rap

Cliffy B feels the flow and spits fire (like Charizard!) in a Starbomb rap-along. Then he pulls a Pokeball out of his pants. I repeat: Then he pulls a Pokeball out of his pants. The Gears of War creator isn't the only person you're li...   read

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Cliff Bleszinski is done making disc-based games

It's unclear what exactly Cliff Bleszinski's next game will be, though last we heard a first-person arena shooter was at least a possibility. The former Epic Games designer has spoken about his future in an interview with Gamasutra, offerin...   read

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Cliffy B's next game

Cliff Bleszinski wants to make an arena FPS for the PC

Cliff Bleszinski, the guy behind the Gears of War and Unreal games, has an idea for his next game. He talked about his idea on the latest episode of the Pointless podcast. Bleszinski said that he wants to make a game without marketing guys ...   read

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Cliffy B's new game

Cliff Bleszinski blase, teases cliffy new project

Cliff Bleszinski has been quiet since leaving Gears of War developer Epic Games. Well, not quiet. He's been chiming in about all sorts of things and playing a lot of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. But we don't know how he's been spending his ti...   read

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Xbox DRM controversy

An industry that needs Xbox One DRM is a failed industry

It looks like we're going to do this dance again. So soon. In the wake of Microsoft reversing its Xbox One DRM policies, brave corporate warrior Cliff Bleszinski wasted little time in telling us how this would be a bad thing for the industr...   read

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Used games vs. AAA

Used games and 'AAA' games are incompatible? Good!

Game developer Cliff Bleszinski has never been a fan of the used game market, and he's made his feelings on the Xbox One and PS4 policies quite clear -- he supports Microsoft's decision to "redefine" the concept of videogame ownership, in a...   read

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Oculus Rift and Unreal 4

Unreal Engine 4 will support Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is the latest rage with all the cool tech kids these days, and the future looks bright for this virtual-reality headset. The Unreal Engine 4 will be able to take full advantage of the headset with support built right into th...   read

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Cliffy B

Cliffy B invested in Oculus Rift, cautious about next gen

In recent interview with Engadget, former Gears of War honcho Cliff Bleszinski caught us up with his current projects, which entail talking about videogames, investing in Oculus Rift, and... playing Candy Crunch. It's a puzzle as to why one...   read

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Cliff Bleszinski goes bald for charity

Sticking to the promise he made several days ago, designer Cliff Bleszinski has gone ahead and had his hair shaved off in the name of charity. The former design director for Epic Games raised some $15,000 that will be going straight to the...   read

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On Cliffy B, microtransactions, and Electronic Arts

As we noted yesterday, former Epic man Cliff Bleszinski took some time to defend the controversial use of microtransactions in retail games, sticking up for it on the basis that companies exist to make money. I rarely turn down an opportuni...   read

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Cliff Bleszinski defends microtransactions

Designer Cliff Bleszinski has shared his thoughts on the microtransactions and the backlash they receive, arguing that game companies exist to make money and if people don't like them or their practices, they can vote with their wallets. "I...   read

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Nintendo doom

Bleszinski sees Nintendo quitting hardware in five years

Cliff Bleszinski has painted a grim portrait of the game console landscape in a recent GI interview, likening the "state of transition" to that experienced in the famous videogame market crash. His most controversial statement was the sugge...   read

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