Cliffy B Leaves Epic

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  1. Clarky
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    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    Gears of War man, Cliff Bleszinski has left Epic today. stating that he needed " Much needed break". A write up on the ex-employee can be found here.
    Can't say I'm a huge fan of his stuff but the guy did create waves with a number of devs using GOW influences
     
  2. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

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    While I'm not really the biggest Gear's fan, Cliffy B always seemed like a pretty awesome dude. Hope all goes well for him, and we see more work from him in the future.

    He seemed pretty enthusiastic during his AMA on Reddit, I wonder if something went down.
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    Cliffy B and Epic has done a lot more than Gears of War. Just creating the Unreal Engine alone is a major achievement.

    So don't knock Cliffy B for Gears when a shitload of games play on an engine he was involved with creating. Not to mention many more will use UE3 or UE4.
     
  4. [M]artin

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    Unfortunate... :(

    but...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    HELLS YEAH!
     
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  5. nando

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    didn't realize he was that old.
     
  6. Clarky
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    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    did anyone knock him?
     
  7. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    So you're telling me Cliffy B gone?

    Well, it's a shame to hear about it. I can appreciate his accomplishments and contributions to gaming, and this might work out for him. He might not have to make an appearance at every single VGA from now on.
     
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  8. TwinRetro

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    Cliffy B is gone? Wonder what was grinding his gears.
     
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  9. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Ehh... kinda couldn't care less. If guys like Shigeru Miyamoto, Hironobu Sakaguchi, and all the older fellas are still making games when they're so much older than Cliffy, I can't really see why he would "need a break". Hell, if you're going to take a break, don't quit.
     
  10. Guild McCommunist

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    He developed the most important engine of this generation and is working on its successor for the next.

    Give the man some credit. Maybe he doesn't strike a lot on game design (not that Gears, Infinity Blade, Unreal Tournament, etc are bad, they're just not masterful) but he did create a cornerstone of gaming.
     
  11. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

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    A shame. He contributed a lot to the gaming industry. Big props for him.
     
  12. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    I'm not saying he doesn't deserve credit, he does. I'm just saying, he shouldn't have quit.
     
  13. TehSkull

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    He might just want a break from being expected to work on Unreal Engine and Gears of War. Let the man announce his intentions before you object to them.
     
  14. Nebz

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    Awww man. Who's gonna suck me into the next Gears title with him and Rod Fergusson gone? :(