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CliffyB Talks Gears, Nintendo, Sony 25

Joystiq sat down with Epic designer Cliff Bleszinski and talked about the much anticipated Gears of War, the news that Epic is in talks with Nintendo to do games for their new console, and his impressions of Sony's showing at E3. From the article: "We're currently talking with Nintendo. It's not really my department to pontificate on other people's system and comments that the wonderful Mark Rein will make occasionally to upset the fans. Again, I reserve judgment of the Wii until I get hands on with it. I was very judgmental about the DS until I actually got to play hands-on with it and I love Trauma Center and stuff like that. You know what, Nintendo is zigging while everyone else is zagging and they'll be just for it. I give them props for doing something different." For more on Gears, MTV Overdrive has the 'Road to E3' special they aired on MTV2 last week available for viewing. IE is the preferred viewer, of course.
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  • by Rob T Firefly ( 844560 ) on Monday May 22, 2006 @04:16PM (#15383318) Homepage Journal
    Although I'm not a girl, reader comment #7 by "girl gamer" elle pretty much summarizes my feelings on TFA, so like a good little blogger I'll use a really short excerpt:

    "This guy is pretty representative of everything I don't like about video games and gamers."

    and direct you to the source [] (scroll down to comment #7.)

  • by spezz ( 150943 ) on Monday May 22, 2006 @04:58PM (#15383598)
    "This guy is pretty representative of everything I don't like about video games and gamers."

    Really? I think Sony's "the next generation starts when we say it does" attitude and EA's "if it's the only NFL game, they'll have to buy it" business practices are pretty representative of what I don't like about video games.

    CliffyB's devotion to his work and willingness to stand on stage by himself play his game in front of a roomful of press and Microsoft bigwigs speaks more to his and Epic's confidence in his work than most presentations at E3.

    The industry could use more people like him. He started making games on his own, rose through through the ranks at Epic, growing up alongside the Unreal francise and now he gets to launch his own franchise because of his talent and hard work. What's wrong with that?

  • by The_Real_Quaid ( 892126 ) on Monday May 22, 2006 @05:27PM (#15383790) Homepage
    Atleast he has some class, and brains, unlike dumbass Mark Rein.

    I'll wait to use it before passing judgement - gasp! What a concept!

Testing can show the presense of bugs, but not their absence. -- Dijkstra