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Cliffy B lashes out at 'tabloid' videogame journalism

Destructoid: "Epic's Clifford Bleszinski has hit out at what he called "tabloid journalism" amongst the enthusiast press following a misquote that had him criticizing Japanese developers. The Gears of War creator was alleged to have stated that Japanese studios couldn't keep up with Western technology, a claim that Cliffy B claims is false.

"Internet tabloid alert: I said *nothing* about Japan not being able to keep up with the US regarding tech," Tweeted the developer. "There are plenty of existing and upcoming Japanese titles that look amazing. I have nothing but the utmost respect for those devs. If this 'journalism' continues devs will only be able to recite fact sheets verbatim."

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DelbertGrady3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

Perhaps we should start questioning the sources a bit more before we attack the people that get quoted? Just a thought.

@CoffeewithChess - If they did that N4G would have a chance to be a quality site again. I think it would rid some of the fanboy spamming, but unfortunately they seem more interested in pleasing fanboys to get more traffic than to create a respectable community for gamers. The re-design of the site just made the already infected climate much worse. There seems to be no proper moderation at all anymore.

CoffeewithChess3114d ago

If N4G would change their policy, and stop allowing the tabloid hit journalism rehashed news articles, this type of stuff wouldn't happen.

kingdavid3114d ago

Interesting that destructoid chose to write this..

patterson3114d ago

Yup what a bunch of hypocrits.

solidjun53114d ago

You took the words write out of my mouth.

Double Toasted3114d ago

Cliff can say whatever he wants, nah, seriously, journalism is shite. Don't worry Cliff, continue bringing those action packed beauties to me and I'll keep playing them. Whats that you say? You have a total of 3 new franchises this gen? Thats why I love you Cliff, you're the man of the hour.

boodybandit3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

That is my line! I have been calling the gaming media tabloid journalism for the past couple years on here! Now I know Cliffy B. reads N4G. I should have went to the patent office so I could charge Cliffy for using that quote. ;)

I usually don't agree with Cliffy but the gaming media is a freaking joke this entire generation of gaming and it isn't helping the industry one bit.

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Drjft3114d ago

It's ironic these people troll is Twitter for info and still call him Cliffy B.

MGRogue20173114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

Why does he care so much about it anyway?

Get back to developing GOW3 you bum before this shit starts to effect the game's development!

Lich1203114d ago

I think if I were in his shoes I would care if people thought I was talking ill of half the worlds game developers.

Also, I hope Gears 3 fixes all the crap with gears 2 and gives me a reason to stop playing Gears 1.

Kakihara3114d ago

It's a fine article but you should change the title to 'Cliffy B kills pedophile journalists in naked sex attack' if you want to get hits.

/Waits to be taken as seriously as I was last time I tried being ironic here.

thebudgetgamer3114d ago (Edited 3114d ago )

cause their not either.

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