GDC 07: Cliffy B Video Q&A

Even before Gears of War cleaned up at the 2007 Game Developers Choice Awards its lead designer, Cliff Bleszinski, was in high demand. On Wednesday afternoon, there was a half-hour wait at the Epic Games to speak with the iconoclastic developer. But while it was a hassle to try and get some face...

Even before Gears of War cleaned up at the 2007 Game Developers Choice Awards its lead designer, Cliff Bleszinski, was in high demand. On Wednesday afternoon, there was a half-hour wait at the Epic Games to speak with the iconoclastic developer. But while it was a hassle to try and get some face time with "Cliffy B," in person he proved an affable fellow--albeit laser-focused on his message.

It being the Game Developers Conference, Bleszinski's message was lock-step in line with that of his employer, Epic Games. The North Carolina-based developer was there hawking the Unreal Engine 3, the toolset with which it made both Gears of War and the forthcoming Unreal Tournament III.

Even though UE3 is licensed by a host of publishers and developers, including Electronic Arts and THQ, Bleszinski and Epic Vice President of Marketing Mark Rein put on a presentation to help sell it. To impress upon attendees that the toolset can do much more than "first person shooters with a lot of metal and stone," they trotted out Monster Madness, an bright-colored, Smash TV-style top-down , UE3-based shooter for the Xbox 360.

Following the presentation and the aforementioned wait, Bleszinski sat down with GameSpot's Tor Thorsen to talk about Gears updates, UE3, and more.

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NeO10102525
NeO10102525

ppl are surprised online when i say im looking forward to UT3 more than halo 3.. don't get why.. i fukn love UT.. played it online back when i had Dreamcast on seganet hahaha

ckmlb
ckmlb

Fix team matchmaking instead of adding more content....

TrueIori
TrueIori

awesome dude but why put the run and stick to wall funtion on one button i hate when i am trying to run and my guy just stick to the wall to get blasted :(

lithus
lithus

Cliff, how about fixing some of those online multiplayer glitches and exploits EVERYONE has been using for months? Otherwise Good work Epic Games!

blackace
blackace

The GoW download content should be awesome. I want to see this Monster Madness game. Is it going to be Live Arcade download or do we have to pay full price for this game?

NovaciaDragon
NovaciaDragon

Gears is a good game, but the bullet lag kills the multiplayer experience after a two or three weeks.

GrimGravy
GrimGravy

cliffy b is the man, and i love epic

skaven
skaven

swimmingly? Cliffy B must have used his word of the day calendar.

psgored21
psgored21

its would be crazy if you could play as carmine in UT, lol just to tease the PS3 and PC folks j/k im just looking forward to the DLC, even if i have to pay for it...

AFWorm
AFWorm

UT3 is going to be awesome. Just take my word for it.

racerx737
racerx737

cant wait to see what else becomes available on XBL for Gears

JohnWinger
JohnWinger

Cliffy B is a good speaker. He speaks frankly and striaght forward. No bull****

walter_k
walter_k

Da** he plays UT like 2 times a week...bastard! O' well, Can't wait for it, and the GoW live content.

HighlyToxic
HighlyToxic

It's good to see young visionaries given the opportunity to change the industry.

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

Yep, Gears is cleaning everything.

TimoTheThug
TimoTheThug

Well i get his point, even Final Fantasy will use the Unreal engine so

Roy4501
Roy4501

am i the only one, or do gamespot uploaded videos take forever to stream? any way to fix that if anyone else has had that problem? like it's taking 10 minutes to stream this 3 minute video. On The Spot and all those videos work fine, but these ones don't. Help plz?

crithon
crithon

...... he said the magic word "Zombies ate my neighbors." I'm hypnotized by an under rated 1994 video game that I lost several years ago. I need to play Monster Madiness.... I don't need Gears of War.

blue-fish
blue-fish

Maybe they will fix that friggin bullet lag. What good is a shooter when ALL the bullets lag???? What good I ask you!?

Carpe_Noctum
Carpe_Noctum

Funny how in E3 2001 the dude was standing around bored by himself, at least he was when I hung out with him and now he is hard to talk to. Odd. There are many people out there with great ideas, I just hope that teams can work together and have fun without all the publisher constraints. Gears rocks, although the MP is K-6, and Mass Effect looks great. Fun should stay the focus.

Warlock89
Warlock89

Gears Content is gunna rock UT3 is going to rock harder, can't wait. CliffyB is awesome.

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

Wait, I thought Unreal Tournament 3 got changed to Unreal Championship 3? Whatever its called, it will be something to look forward to. That and Gears update and that Monster Maddness game...When he compared it to Zombies Ate My Neighbors, I was sold. -=x

lafigueroa
lafigueroa

Damn...I want a bathtub of munnies to swim in like teh Cliffy B...

oosoup2
oosoup2

gotta love cliffy b, should be interesting to see what they put out for live

nicukeith
nicukeith

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G-Legend
G-Legend

Nice interview Cliffy B cool guy.

Orwell_84
Orwell_84

UE3 = Bullet lag. Screw Clibby B/.

ocdog45
ocdog45

Bleszinski seems to be the enxt big thing. keep an eye on ths guy.

babaikas
babaikas

nice cant wait for that content

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

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Dolacide
Dolacide

I can't wait for the live content.

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

Even before Gears of War cleaned up at the 2007 Game Developers Choice Awards its lead designer, Cliff Bleszinski, was in high demand. On Wednesday afternoon, there was a half-hour wait at the Epic Games to speak with the iconoclastic developer. But while it was a hassle to try and get some face time with "Cliffy B," in person he proved an affable fellow--albeit laser-focused on his message.

It being the Game Developers Conference, Bleszinski's message was lock-step in line with that of his employer, Epic Games. The North Carolina-based developer was there hawking the Unreal Engine 3, the toolset with which it made both Gears of War and the forthcoming Unreal Tournament III.

Even though UE3 is licensed by a host of publishers and developers, including Electronic Arts and THQ, Bleszinski and Epic Vice President of Marketing Mark Rein put on a presentation to help sell it. To impress upon attendees that the toolset can do much more than "first person shooters with a lot of metal and stone," they trotted out Monster Madness, an bright-colored, Smash TV-style top-down , UE3-based shooter for the Xbox 360.

Following the presentation and the aforementioned wait, Bleszinski sat down with GameSpot's Tor Thorsen to talk about Gears updates, UE3, and more.

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