Clifford Bleszinski Grows Up A Bit

By Alec Meer on May 21st, 2008 at 10:53 pm.

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  1. sana says:

    No comment in this comment either.

  2. mbanana says:

    The designer formerly known as CliffyB?

  3. Larington says:

    Count-down to him saying something else that, erm, doesn’t endear him to PC Gamers?

  4. Bob Arctor says:

    It’s gone!

    Ooooooh.

  5. Cian says:

    I am genuinely amused by the implication that he’s grown up and doesn’t want to make games with titles like “Unreal Tournament” anymore. Focusing of course, on mature projects like “Gears of War”.

    Right.

  6. Noc says:

    Bles – zin – ski. Right.

    I can remember that.

  7. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    The tag says it all.

  8. Arsewisely says:

    OK then, Clifford it is. Good luck with that.

  9. Alex says:

    I can’t believe he used to use that nickname himself. I always assumed it was something other people called him.

    That’s pretty sad, ha ha.

  10. terry says:

    RIP Catscan.

  11. restricted3 says:

    I don’t give a fuck what he calls himself as long as he shuts up.

    I still have nightmares after the GoW2 trailer. My god, the shirt… THE SHIRT!!!

  12. Dan Bruno says:

    Whatever. I still think of him as “that Jazz Jackrabbit guy.”

  13. etho says:

    Ironic that as he gets more mature, his games get less so.

  14. washington says:

    I guess his girlfriend turned drinking age, so now he wants to grow up?

  15. Nick says:

    I think RPS forced this upon him by refusing to use his Cliffy B title.

  16. Brother None says:

    Isn’t this the same guy dating 18-year olds at 35 to “catch up on list time”?

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just no reason to be overly impressed by any claims of mental maturity.

  17. cHeal says:

    Grow up? Maybe get a clue! Respect -1, putting him on a par with those idiots in the PCworld adverts.

    And ironically UT probably has a far /more/ mature audience than Gears.

  18. sana says:

    He worked on Unreal 1, the best game of the universe, so he mustn’t be that bad!

  19. drunkymonkey says:

    “Two rules:
    - You don’t get to pick your nickname.
    - You don’t get to pick when people stop using your nickname.”

    From the MTV Blog comments. Love it.

  20. El Stevo says:

    It’s immature to have a nickname once you hit your thirties?

  21. Ted says:

    Getting older, changing his name, and cutting his hair is never going to make people forget what an ass he made of himself for so many years.

  22. Jay says:

    That’s his prerogative. I’ve still got no respect for him even before he made those comments about PCs

  23. much2much says:

    drunkymonkey has it nailed.

    It seems CliffyB has spent a long time away from the phenomenon known as “real life” where:

    1) cliffyb is on the inoffensive end of the nickname spectrum
    2) asking people to stop using a certain nickname has the reverse effect
    3) deliberately making superficial changes to convey you are more mature makes your old friends think you are wankers and your new friends think you are a cock sucking try hard

  24. Scandalon says:

    Good thing we’re all mature and not doing something silly like wasting time reading about a throw-away comment some bloke made in passing that was posted on a blog article…

    …oh, crap.

    P.S. I have many nicknames. Yea, the one I use here is definitely from my younger days, and now I use it…just because. If it was tied into my business life somehow, I’d probably want to change it to. But I never took it that seriously, and I doubt Mr. Bleszinksi did either.

  25. Alex McLarty says:

    BliffyC ftw.

  26. Valentin Galea says:

    His next move will be telling people to shout “CliffyB sucks” everytime before playing GoW!

  27. Stern says:

    Personally I blame Ann Scantlebury and One Life Left.

  28. Kieron Gillen says:

    I blame them for everything.

    Nowt wrong with retiring pseudonyms. I retired – er – about 6, over the years.

    KG

  29. Lu-Tze says:

    Clifford Michael Bleszinski Junior the Third it is then.

  30. Feet says:

    You’ll always be BremXJones, Kieron.

  31. Crispy says:

    Sorry CliffyB, but you’re in a league with Jif and Opal Fruits and there’s no getting away from it!

  32. AndrewC says:

    Interesting article at Gamasutra:

    In an interview yesterday, Cliff Bleszinski said he wanted to leave behind the intense, testosterone heavy shooters he has become synonymous with, saying ‘[t]hey were based on a limiting interaction grammar necessitated by the technology available in previous cycles which has been rendered obsolete by increasing user sophistication and next generational computational power’.

    For his next project he said he would like to do ‘some fag shit like Spore’.

  33. Nallen says:

    So…. B-Diddy?

  34. araczynski says:

    amazing what grows out of nothing on the internet :)

  35. Nick says:

    You don’t get to pick your own nickname.

    Which is why mine is Fathead.

  36. Homunculus says:

    This is the gentleman who was recently the subject of an interview, wherein he extolled the virtues of a forthcoming sequel title, paying specific attention to a combination chainsaw / gun, explicating how it is now able to be shoved right up the opponents’ jacksies, replete with excruciating animations and viscera effects. Quite how this rates on the grown-up scale in comparison with a rather innocuous pseudonym, I couldn’t possibly comment.

  37. cliffski says:

    as long as people stop asking me if I’m him, I’m fine with it.

  38. Pod says:

    Are you him? Are you?

  39. Gap Gen says:

    I think he is. I think he is.

  40. The Shed says:

    The ultimate punchline:

    “Filed Under: Cliffy B, Gears of War “.

    EDIT: Also note, the ultimate comment:

    “Cliff is a game developing MASTER! Gears of War 1 ROCKED the world over with truly innovative game play and state of the art graphics industry wide… Now GEARS of WAR 2 is going to shatter minds of gamers EVERYWHERE and resonate through ps3 and wii owners, causing them to mind numbingly disassemble their consoles in a vain attempt to rebuild them into 360’s! A person of Cliff’s stature can call himself whatever he wants, especially if Paul McCartney can simply write a song and then be knighted Sir! Cliff be should be knighted KING of developers! Gears 2 is going to shake the ground out from under ps3 and wii’s feet !!! LOL so funny! Way to go Cliff Bleszinski! You show the world how much more power 360 has over the competition! BOW DOWN!!! sony!!!!! mooo haha hahah aha! lol”

    Says a lot. Cliff’s getting it in the jugular here.

  41. markcocjin says:

    He is in the same league as PDiddy. For better or for worse. Although Piddly Diddly insists on calling himself a mogul in various guestings.

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