G4: "X-Play gave Epic Games' Bulletstorm the very excellent score of 4 out of 5 stars, but for perfectionist Cliff Bleszinski, that just wasn't enough, and he showed up at X-Play's PAX East audience Q&A to let everyone know about it."
So he didn't like the score they gave the game because he thinks its a 6/5? It's a good score for a good game.
Cliffy B, learn how to be humble. You're only impressing 12 year old boys with the douche attitude. You're too old to act like that
i wonder how his wife tolerates his attitude back home? i hope he doesn't bring back work attitude back home.
Ain't that the truth. Trolling N4G when he has a game coming out soon doesn't help either. I know you're reading this Cliff!! Get back to work!!!
^^ he doesn't have a wife, he has a younger gf ha. I think he only jokes around and doesn't really mean what he says, about other games etc. Just likes to cause headlines and stir fanboys up (which isn't exactly hard to do anyway..). Sometimes can be annoying though, it does kill him to praise anything PS3 lol, which you don't get that immature behavior in headlines with people from Guerilla/Insomniac/Naughty Dog etc (and they are 1st Party Devs too!)
@Abash He didn't impress me ;)
am I the only one who knows this is just a joke...?
Really, how hard is it to tell he's joking around?
DIdn't he recently give a speech about the importance of being humble...? Maybe I'm thinking of some other gaming industry loudmouth. I know it wasn't the Kotick.
Abash, relax, it was a goofing off moment. Do you really think he's trying to impress people with his personality? Or are you of a sound mind and realize he tries to impress people with the games he works on?
With all the macho man attitude, character design and previous looks. I think he is hiding in the closet.
Its not that he's joking around. Its not that he thinks he's funny when he's not. It IS that he's an attention whore! Its freakin annoying already!
I keep hearing that Cliffy B is a douche or that hes "annoying". If this is the case...WHY-DO-YOU-KEEP-CLICK-I NG-CLIFFY-B-AR-TI-CLES?
I agree with the last two comments above me...
@Abash .. hes being himself.. FTW and what they think of him .. hes not doing it to impress u or anyone else I mean everyone in the world should act the same right ? ... Every video game should have all the same characters right?... NO I dont give a F about Bulletstorms score.. I dont care if it was CLiff that said something The fact that a person shared their opinion about something is just that... thats all it is.. someone sharing an opinion regardless of how you perceive it Yea humbleness is good but if u dont want to be humble SO WHAT? Might close some doors ,, Might open others... its life #getoffcliff'sdick
they added score to the game because they send them a big action figure "" its part of the Microsoft money loop "" and the other guy responds while laughing "" Yah "" cant say it better my self
Howsabout you learn how to take a facetious tone so you can realize when people are simply goofing and not 'douching'. I'd like to see any regular nut bag handle getting some fame. I'm sure they'd be super humble and not have fun with it at all. Yeah. That's the life!
Lol he was clearly just kidding, but uhm can someone explain to me why these guys had their OWN CONFERENCE?! They're freaking journalists. :o And the game developers are there listening to them!
Cliff is an attention whore. But he's not being a douche in the video. Now that I think about it, it would've been more entertaining if he was upset with the score and decided to be an a**hole. Oh well....
Oh my god guys, he is joking! You know, that thing that you all use to do before your fanboyism just consumed you and made you hate everything about everyone who doesn't agree with you.
So is Jaffe, typically. They can both be annoying. But, for the most part, the both just try to have fun.
Imo whitto is cliffy b. If I was cliffy b that's the kind of comment I'd leave if I wanted to remain anonymous.
it would be funny if he submits these articles lol.
it would have got nothing higher than 7. so cock up cliff. i admit that Gears series is the only game i want to play from 360's entire library but CLIFF... GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE!!! YOUR GAMES ARE AVERAGE PLUS AT BEST!!! YOU'VE JUST BEEN DAAAAMN LUCKY THAT THE MEDIA IS ON YOUR (360) SIDE!!! i know, you're joking here but you STILL NEED TO GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE... make ONE, just one PS3 exclusive game that gets 9+/10 then we'll see. now, go tweet about this!
goddamn he's annoyign recently STFU Cliffy
Sales were terrible and he is now blaming reviewers.. So sad...
@Vherostar - and everyone else who hold his opinon, I am going to repeat what many people have said multiple freaking time's but you guys just seem to stupid to freaking realise; He is just goofing around...he is not bitching about the score, he is not trying to do anything but get a few laughs and I didn't know that was soo freaking offensive, Jesus H Christ!
@VHerostar Its sad that you're so pulling that one out of your a$$. Think what you want of Cliff, but Bulletstorm is a great game that sold a ton and deserved the score it got.
He's passionate about his game and he wants the gaming public to be just as passionate about it...problem? The creative director of AC2 did more or less the same thing. Please consider the effort people put into making these games for us AND then comment. I see people whining about reviews on N4G all the time(GT5, Yakuza 3, Killzone 3, Crysis 2), but when CliffyB does it...its a PROBLEM lol. Inconsistent logic will always prevail on this site....and for the record, he was JO-KING.
being passionate and being offended by peoples opinion of your work is totally different. you don't see the dead space 2 guy mouthing his mouth against critics right, and from interviews he seems to take criticisms well.
Being passionate and being annoying are two different things. I don't care that he was joking, the attention whore thing grew thin a while ago.
hilarious bit. I'm sure he was just having fun. a 4/5 won't sway anyone from the game and he knows that. you all need to chill out and learn to laugh. He's just poking fun.
SERIOUSLY I don't know how long some of these N4G posters have been cooped up inside, but people joke like that all the time. It was meant to put them in a silly awkward position so everybody could get a laugh. It's G4TV. People should be able to spot the humor.
You guys didn't watch the vid, you can tell Cliffy wasn't completely serious. I'd give the game a 3/5 personally.
I used to not like him much, but after hearing him on the latest Mobcast...dude is extremely smart, knows a ton about programming and knows us as video game players. I suggest everyone give it a listen, Mobcast #97 I think.
It's kinda funny how many people here don't realise this is a joke.
You need to be around 8 years old to understand irony. Of course, most people on N4G are much older than that. Physically...
Bulletstorm would have been 5/5...if it were a $40 title. At $60, 4/5 sounds about right.
Who cares? He sucks. TGSI
Anybody else hear the guy shout "you suck" at like 18 seconds in? lol
4/5 is a really good score for a short game with a sh!t story, gimmicky arcade gameplay and a sh!tty online.
.....whats funny is that while he i obviously joking, many fanboys are like that. Remember KZ2? Ign gave it like a 9.6 or something outta 10 and they STILL got btched at from tose thinking that since it was a Sony Exclusive that is must earn a 10. Hell, some fanboys now think that ANY game that is a SONY exclusive should get an auto 10/10. Even when say x-play gives a SE (my shorthand for Sony Exclusive) a perfect 5/5 they STILL get crap from the fanboys. DOn't believe me? Go to x-plays site and look up sessler's soapbox for kz2 and you will see what I mean. Its amazing that he makes a joke and the hornets nest gets stirred up like it has. I bet if it were Jaffe doing something similar you would hear nothing but "Jaffe is a funny guy and this is classic," cause let's not forget, he is a Sony guy who is AS arrogant as CB but he gets a free pass cause is is a Sony lover.
Oh my God lets not remember the whole KZ2 9.6 debacle that was... oh man, maybe the lowest point in gaming history. But the real reason people gave Sessler and others crap was because they didn't believe the score, stupid I know. But I agree that Jaffe and Cliffy are basically the same in attitude. But I respect confident sometimes arrogant person, sometimes.
And once again, Cliffy B reminds us of how much of a douchebag he is.
Lol this is why cliff trolls N4G 90% of the people here are idiots, and i find it hilarious people here by reading the comments get salty because he is obviously joking.
Cliff is a friend of G4, I'm sure even if he made a shitty game they'd give it a decent score, or not review at all.
Doesnt this further confirm his status as a douchey dev?
It's a FREAKING JOKE! GET OVER IT!
Dude, do you seriously think cliffy's being serious about this? It's a joke!
douchey? who? ahh you mean that filth called Jaffe right got it!
And we all know most of the sales came from the gears 3 beta invitation.
I would've gave the game a 3/5. I tried playing it the other day and, while the style killing was fun for awhile, it wore off quick. I'm usually into these kinda games, but not this one.
Well to be honest i hated the game it was catered for 12 year old american boys...childish!
Nothing wrong with some jokes , we all need them sometimes.
with no replay for most people once you played through the story you are pretty much done unless you care about high scores let's be honest crackdown sold well because of halo 3 beta BS is selling because of gears 3 beta
Yeah I know...it's weird. Sort of like a modern day platformer game from the past...which you know were only a few hours long and were mainly about getting the high score...so LAAAME.. /s I suppose with comments like these its no wonder we get the same kind of FPS at an almost monthly rate..
what i said about BS is not about another fps its that without the beta how strong would it be?
I bought Bulletstorm for PS3, thank you very much! I don't get a Gears 3 beta, even though I also own 360. I'm not interested in betas, and I bought the game for the system I play the most, my PS3! I am excited for GoW3, though.
How this article isn't titled "Microsoft Money Loop Confirmed by X-Play Review" is beyond me.
Really people? "Calls Out X-Play?" More like makes a cameo appearance at a live taping of the show and makes a joke that launches a discussion about how X-Play determines review scores. I'd guarantee that the X-Play writers scripted this.
Funny, we would have give it a 3/5 but Epic sent us something of Gears and we just had to give it a 4/5. Easy to change someones mind.
Wow, you seem to think that was a serious comment there. Please say you are not THAT retarded.
So I have to put just joking so people won't think I was serious?
if anything hes calling out overly sensitive gamers that troll review sites when the game doesn't get the score it deserves I lol'd
I wouldn't have even thought of giving it that. The game world was bland, flat and uninspiring, the enemies and allies are as are dumb as mud, it uses the overused gimmicky, 'bullet time effect', the story was not that funny and very juvenile.Joking or not he is lucky I didn't review this game. Just because he claimed that the game is supposed to be dumb, doesn't give you an excuse for being sloppy. 3/5 at best
Yeah, nothing wrong with jokes... except those that aren't funny... like this one.
Still talking huh
He's probably joking, but who knows with this guy sometimes. I like the joke about them being bribed to not give it a 3/5, and Cliffy joking about it being a part of the Xbox money loop, but even that has some chance not to be a joke. It's a crazy industry sometimes, and controversial as he (not really) is, I think Cliffy B is one of the better personalities out there.
stop giving him such a hard time over nothing, wait till he does something Charlie Sheen like atleast