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Bleszinski: Cancelling Minecraft on Oculus makes Notch look like a pouty kid

Famed developer Cliff Bleszinski has criticised Markus Persson for his decision to pull the plug on the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft. Persson announced the cancellation of the project just moments after news of the Facebook acquisition of Oculus was announced, saying: I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me …

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Bleszinski: "I’ll never make another disc-based game"

"The whole ‘old guard’ where you get a Game Informer cover and an E3 reveal is dead." That’s according to former Epic developer and Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski, who in an interview with Gamasutra has said that the old market is over. "I’ll never make another disc-based game …

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Cliffy B: Sony forced Microsoft’s hand, not the internet whining

Outspoken games dev Cliff Bleszinski has said that Sony, not the angry internet, was the driving force behind Microsoft’s spectacular U-turn last night. Sony forced Microsoft’s hand, not the internet whining,” he wrote on Twitter. At the end of the day many hardcore dislike what was attempted. You can’t do …

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Cliffy B: "It’s bullshit that EA has ‘scumbag’ memes and that Good Guy Valve can Do No Wrong"

Former Epic developer Cliff Blezsinski has called for a halt to the endless stream of vitriol aimed at the free to play market. Instead of spending so much time shouting loudly at the internet, he argues, all gamers need to do is vote with their wallets. All publishers are businesses …

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Bleszinski: Digital transition will lead to rebirth of horror genre

EA isn’t to blame for the decreased focus on horror in Dead Space 3, the market is. That’s according to former Epic and Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski, who argues in an extensive blog post that out-and-out horror is simply not compatible with modern gaming business models. What will …

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Bleszinski offers to help Capcom "fix" Resident Evil

Former Epic games designer and development star Cliff Bleszinski has expressed a desire to work on future Resident Evil titles. Hey, Capcom. Call me. We can fix Resident Evil. Together. :-),” he said on Twitter over the weekend. By fix”, of course, Cliffy B is referencing the lukewarm critical reception …

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On-disc DLC "an ugly truth of the games industry"

Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski says that the existence of on-disc DLC is an ugly truth of the gaming industry” that won’t change until the transition to digital. The subject of on-disc DLC was thrust into the limelight again recently when Capcom admitted that DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken is already …

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Cliffy B talks Gears of War 4

The trilogy may have concluded, but Gears of War is far from finished according to new comments from Epic’s design guru Cliff Bleszinski. I feel like we’ve wrapped it up and put a bow on it. It is what it is and we’ve put it under the tree for the …

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E3 2011: Bleszinski slams Kinect doubters

Epic developer Cliff Bleszinski has lashed out at what he sees as the unfair criticism of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect. "I just don’t understand," he told attendees of a behind closed doors session, as reported by Eurogamer. "If there gamers out there that are weird about it, like, what’s the …

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GAME gets Bulletstorm exclusive

GAME has won the exclusive rights to the Epic Edition of upcoming FPS Bulletstorm. The retailer is already taking pre-orders for the new SKU, which includes access to the Gears of War 3 public beta, 25,000 in-game experience points and special weapons. GAME’s exclusivity was revealed by Bulletstorm developer Cliff …

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