Cliff Bleszinski Says Your Complaints Didn't Change The Xbox One

CCC says: "Don Mattrick’s public reveal of the radical inversion of several of the Xbox One’s policies—ranging from DRM and always-online requirements to used game restrictions—came across as a shock, relief or failure depending on whom you asked. Of course, the official statement advocates that Microsoft’s renewed approach to the Xbox One is their way of responding to fan feedback, of making the Xbox One a better next-gen system as demanded by the public. On the opposite end of the spectrum, however, is the testimony of Cliff Bleszinski, creator of the Gears of War series, who claims that 'Sony forced Microsoft’s hand, not the internet whining.'"

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DarkBlood1767d ago

Just another attempt to make himself look like he is never wrong about anything.

Is he trying to destroy his image or something?

allformats1767d ago

Again, stop making Clifford feel like he's something.

HammadTheBeast1767d ago

You know what Cliff? Everyone realized that it was pre-order failings that led to them changing the policy.

But they sure as hell didn't listen to you bitching on the other side.

jsslifelike1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

Who the f**k is Clifford Q. Blezinski anymore anyway? Even Clifford the Big Red Dog has had something published within the last few years.

It's called "relevance". Look it up.

SilentNegotiator1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

He's right you know....because it was our preorders, not the complaints. I really wish the articles about him would stop; he's such an endless chasm of witlessness.

LOL, Clifford. Nice one.

minimur121767d ago

shutup cliff, I've had enough of you.

douevenlift1767d ago

Sony catered to the fans, and thereby forced Microsoft's hand. Underline the fans, as those were the ones making their voices heard on the internet. So no Cliff, you're a dumbass and you missed the point, and you need to shut your enormous never-closing flapping mouth.

rainslacker1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )


Dunno know why so many people have such a problem correlating the low preorder numbers to the complaints from the community. It's not like the two things are completely unrelated to the other.

Can't people saying "You guys did nothing to change MS mind" just respect the fact that it was a culmination of a lot of things, that basically started with us.

We complained. MS didn't notice.

We didn't pre-order because MS wasn't paying attention to us.

Sony offered everything we wanted, we praised them.

We complained more. MS didn't notice, mainstream media did.

We laughed at MS for it's low preorders, mainstream media picked up the story even more causing bad press to get out to everyone.

MS took that all in and changed their policies.

Can't people just give credit where it's due. What's done is done. If Cliffy doesn't like it, he can deal with it. He can release his own system. He can try all this stuff. We can laugh at him and hate on his system. He'll either change the system, or become irrelevant.

Consumers hold more power than they're willing to admit. We may not have been the final straw, but we but we brought the hay stack to the camel.

miyamoto1766d ago (Edited 1766d ago )

Although Cliffy B is a sour grape loudmouth but something substantial can be extracted from his his freeloading on actual real time turn of events.

Sony Played Micro$haft's mind this year.

This is what actually happened Sony deliberately made M$ copy what was supposed to be PS4 specs,PS Eye integration, DRM policies and price. Upon E3 Sony revealed its true PS4 and M$ copied the wrong PS4.

Then boom!

The greatest Mind Trick in video gaming happened with M$ getting its true colors Xposed!

This video explains it all.

Now every insider in the gaming industry knows how Sony seriously toyed with M$ and how dangerously dangerous Kaz Hirai is when he gets down to business.

Hence all the Pre E3 Kazification gifs that sprung out of nowhere from insiders at Neogaf.

Jack Tretton's and Andrew House's out of the blue Sony E3 press conference climax looks like properly scripted and well planned to drive the nail in M$ coffin.

Every thing fell into place and went according to Sony's plans. Including XBone's DRM reversal after Mark Cerny's PS4 Jimmy Fallon's appearance.

Poor M$ XBone. Knocked down on the first round. Can it get up?

Moral lesson is do your own homework and don't copy your classmate's papers during the exams.

LOL_WUT1766d ago

He's probably just salty that no one has reached out to him ($$$) to work on a new project or for a new partnership with MS or Sony. ;)

indysurfn1766d ago

Am I the only person that caught this?

Microsoft qoute:'An internet connection will not be required to play OFFLINE Xbox One games'
If they where not trying to fool you it would
read:'An internet connection will not be required to play Xbox One games'. see the difference? I don't care if it drops to 199
It This is what Microsoft meant by they will make this CLEAR. (MORE TRICKY) This could just be a feature on the back of the box.

So if they dont make a offline
box like they have a 'online multi player' capable box on the back of the disc it is okay to still drm you to there hearts are content!!!

inveni01766d ago

This guy is a has-been.

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Kingthrash3601767d ago

cliff b is like a vampire,
he can only come out at night.
people want to stake him in his sleep.
and his image faded loooong ago.

GamersRulz1767d ago

I agree with him that it was Sony that triggered something at MS, followed by a lower than expected pre-order numbers. MS didn't give a $hit about gamers,if they did they would have change plans 2 months ago after Orth debacle.

shuuwai1767d ago

Sony didn't do anything. MS just got sh**list on Amazon, bestbuy, walmart and gamestop. It was loud and clear a large sum of people around the world want ps4. Too bad no developers said they wanted DRM. In truth it was the gamers and we voted with our $$$.

DARK WITNESS1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

I don't understand why people cannot see the relationship between the move sony made and the people who complained about the xbox drm.

The same internet that cried against MS were also the same people who started a campaign crying out to sony Not to use DRM. Sony even responded to that campaign and said they were listening.

When sony showed their support to those people and confirmed that they would not have drm it's those same people who went out and preordered the ps4. Before sony officially announced they were not doing drm, the ps4's preorders were not a threat to MS, that shows that people were waiting to see what sony would do.

AS soon as sony confirmed their position on drm sony's pre-orders went through the roof.. you really don't think it was the people who were making all the noise about the xbox that went and preordered the ps4.

Gamers won this, not the dev's, not the publishers, gamers!

If sony had made those announcements and everyone went and still preordered the xbox, would anything sony did make any different to MS.

I keep hearing that Ms does not care about gamers, do people really think MS cares about Sony? NO they don't ! They don't care about anyone.. they just care about the money in their pocket... and who puts the money there, sony? No, gamers do!

as for clif, well it's a good job he does not work in the industry because everytime he opens his mouth he is putting his future games in the same boat with the xboxone's future.

The more I hear from him the less chance I think i would ever buy any game of his again.

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FamilyGuy1767d ago

13+ million views of Sony's "How to share games on PS4" video helped a lot. Pre-orders being a fraction of the PS4s were the result and the drm switch flipping was the aftermath.

M$ will always listen to money, speak with your wallets and they'll fold.

cannon88001767d ago

Cliff is a narcissist. End of story.

YNWA961767d ago

Shut up people. You give us normal gamers a bad name. You make Simon cowell look tame... Miserable bunch...

greenlantern28141767d ago

i believe he has already done that. why would they change because of sony when numerous ms people said sony wont make change what we are doing. i personally love how this f-ing moron is down on console gaming after it made him a fortune. what a tool

makyou1767d ago

Dude, Cliffy B is just immortalizing himself in the list of douche bags of 2013.

and i have to admit i think he deserves to be there. :)

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Burrito26a1767d ago

I wish someone would take that chainsaw to his face.

MonkeyNinja1767d ago

Someone please shut this guy up.

Cryptcuzz1767d ago

That is what I have been trying to say all along!

ginsunuva1767d ago

The media's the one who asks them questions. Tell them to stop. Or stop giving these articles hits so they don't feel the need to make more.

GreenRanger1767d ago (Edited 1767d ago )

@ Cliff Bleszinski...

Kingthrash3601767d ago

this 40 year old virgin thinks he knows everything.

YNWA961767d ago

Kthrash, you are a nasty piece... How's your hand?

Kingthrash3601767d ago

lol, well I shook cliff B.'s hand with it.