You might hate Cliff Bleszinski for his beautiful Barbie-doll wife and his hot-rod Lamborghini that costs more than most people’s annual salaries. But you’ve probably spent more than a few hours of your life totally lost in games like Unreal Tournament and Gears of War — games that he helped create.
But right this instant, Bleszinski isn’t creating anything. He recently left Epic Games, his employer for the last two decades — yes, he started there when he was 17 — back in October 2012. No doubt, he’s up to something (more on that in part two of our exclusive interview tomorrow — we didn’t cut much, don’t worry). But for now, he’s content to talk to GamesBeat about his past career and persona, what went right and wrong with Gears of War, and kids these days.