Nathan Schmidt writes... "So I usually put up a post towards the end of every year describing the biggest douche bag moves in the gaming industry for the last 365 days. Well Cliffy B just soared to the top of my list..."
he is not Kind Of A Douche ...... HE IS A DOUCHE
599 US DOLLARS! Whys he a douche? Because hes actually a cool person in the video game industry? What you guys think gaming is still just for nerds?
running around screaming my games bigger and better than yours! Sounds pretty annoying to me......wait every game company says that, i stand corrected
But his job is to excite his game's fan base and has figured out a way to get dorks to look up to him.
Did you guys read the article? Cliff just called out CVG for misquoting him. If anything, CVG are complete douches just fueling the flames just to get hits.
no one READS THE FUCKING ARTICLE here. They just read the summary and post something negative about microsoft.
show me, how are you better than him!
What kind of logic is that?!!? If Xiphos was a douche it wouldnt mean that Cliffy wasnt one either wich would entitle Xiphos to call Cliffy douche even though he is a douche himself... Hypothetically speaking of course.
i know man he made one of my favs (shooter) game ever Gears 1 (2 was crap compared to 1) but ya man he maybe a douche but he still is better than some other developers.
first of all this comment is reply to first post, it would be under Xiphos's post ,if it was for him. over that Im asking the first poster to proof that hes better than CliffyB
If I'm a master of douchebaggery, it simply means I can spot others of my kind. Also, Cliffy B. making Gears doesn't make him not a douche. It's all in the attitude. He's an obnoxious guy. A "douche", one might say. A lot of people say the same about David Jaffe because he's always mouthing off about something. Doesn't mean his games suck or anything. Douches can go on to live extremely successful lives these days. It's not the handicap it once was.
alledgely-speaking.com? Did someone just create this site for Cliff, lol? Never mind, I don't care enough. But, Nathan Shit, you're a fine example of one of many reasons why gaming "journalism" is shit! Edit: And like I said before, Cliff and Epic have brought 3 new franchises this gen...3. They can say whatever they like, ha!
I like Cliff Bleszinski. He created Gears of War, what the hell did Nathan Schidt ever do? I'd much rather listen to Cliff and I agree with him with what he's saying here. I can't point out where but I've heard of Nate Schmidt before in relation to some shitty article/journalism.
+bubble and well said! CVG are the douchebags here and add this Nate Shmidt to it as well.. A nobody with an internet connection and a computer that is all. Wake me up Nate when you make your first million calling people douches.
nomatter how MUCH you hate Cliffy B. GO to this site and at least read the comments. The guy who wrote this "article" lost his cool sooo bad and had a bigger breakdown then anyone on this site ever has. He proves that HES A MORON, and hes part of the crappy blog problem. read his comment, cussing out "people from N4G." hahahahahha. Crappy blog is a crappy blog. He lumped himself with the crappy blogs, and his moronic comment proves the little brains he has.
I consider Cliffy B to be the Dane Cook of the gaming world. As to the article? We're not going to see an end to idiotic comments from gaming figure heads anytime soon, unfortunately. Especially when their comments are taken completely out of context.
Based on what exactly? Because he makes primarily 360 titles? It figures, this is N4G afterall. At any rate, Cliffy is right in what he said. He was quoted incorrectly and has every right to say what he said.
In this case, I would have to agree
Lol, of course you would....Nice Avatar. O look, you also submitted the article. How are those "hits" treating you? Or should I call you Nathan?
Great title for a story.
Also good picture...the douchery is strong here.
Oh come now. He's not that bad a dude. He's just enthusiastic. He's also constantly taken out of context; Much in the same way as David Jaffe.
Jaffe doesn't say stupid stuff though.
Well I very rarely hear anything directly from Cliff's mouth. It's always hearsay. Anytime I do see him on camera with a mic in his face he's contained and relevant. His appearance on the PS Blog talking about Bulletstorm is a good example.
Jaffe is a douche as well...sorry to say Edit: Supposedly he is making Twisted Metal...so everyone is all over his nuts and he knows it.
This is not a surprise. He was Douchebag of the Year 2009, and an unchallenged candidate for DOTY 2010.
he did nothing in 09, kept his mouth shut mostly. (apart from not resisting taking stage at e3 for shadow complex). Do you mean 08?
I wouldn't go as far as to lynch the guy, in person im sure he's likeable. I think the problem is alot of people hopped on the MS/360 bandwagon thinking they finally had a knight with deep enough pockets to take out Sony. We all see how that's working out. He's letting personal disappointment seep out, not a good idea.
Cliff is a gamer from waaaaay back, as DOESN'T HAVE a platform bias, OR a problem with Sony. Show me ONE QUOTE....just ONE...that proves your BS statement.
Well apart from 'Unreal Tournament' which was a disappointment IMO (even the PC version), where's the Sony love from Epic?
Maybe you should ask yourself "Where's the EPIC love from SONY?". MS started a partnership with EPIC prior to the 360's launch, and inked a deal with them for the exclusive Gears trilogy. Beyond that, anything else they've done was up for grabs. Let's forget, for your ignorance's sake, that Cliff has NOTHING to do with what games EPIC makes for what platforms; I'll stick to the facts. - UT3...whether you liked it or not...was a TIMED CONSOLE EXCLUSIVE for the PS3, and EPIC made it CLEAR that they loved working with the PS3 hardware. - Shadow Complex was made for XBLA, because Chair had previous experience and success with it, prior to being acquired by EPIC (Undertow), and ZERO experience with the PS3/PSN. - BulletStorm is multiplat....which you CONVENIENTLY failed to mention. The problem is, SONY is the one who's not "showing the love" to 3rd-party devs, this gen. They put ALL of their support behind 1st/2nd party, and let the rest pan out on it's own. That is why they've lost so much 3rd party exclusivity from the PS2 era ; MS was aggressive, and Sony didn't react.
MS was aggressive?? please, MS PAID for 3rd party exclusives this gen, 3rd party games and DLC (kinda pathetic when you think about it).. yeah, forgot to mention that didn't you... typical response from a xbot You know why 'Bulletstorm' is multi-plat? cause the 360 is over and even Epic knows it.. 2011 is the last year of the 360. The PS3 on the other hand, is only now just getting started. The 360 was a good console but it's time to move on.. and if Natal truly is the next Xbox.. I don't see MS being around in the console game come 2013.
...what "tabloid journalism" IS. EPIC FAIL. Cliff didn't "lump all journalists together" with his statement ; HE SPECIFIED "TABLOID JOURNALISM". If you don't f*cking know what that means, THEN THE DESCRIPTION FITS YOU. In fact, this idiot when on to do EXACTLY what Cliff was talking about, by posting only PART of what he was quoted as saying, and then putting it in a bad light.
Nathan Schmidt - Kind of a moron!
Exactly! Nathan Sh!t seems to be the d-bag! The fact that Cliffy jumped ahead of Bobby K in his list just proves he's a dumb a$$!
I was going to post this, but you beat me to it. Agree and bubble for you!
So this "journalist" is responding in defense of "journalists" like himself to the blanket accusation that all websites are just looking for hits and while doing so, titles his response: "Cliffy B – Kind Of A Douche!" Really?
Cliffy B is a gamer first and foremost. Anybody who has followed gaming knows this. He must be livid. Did you see how happy and excited he was that lost planet wanted to include Gears characters in there game. He was completely humbled by that experience. The man is no douche bag.
So he is a douche because he calls out journalist/bloggers with misquotes he is fucking right so many sites do it and take a sentences out of context. And cliffyB sounds like a cool dude to have a water cooler talk with or drink a beer with.
Agree i saw him the other day i think it was on jimmy Fallon show and he seemed a nice guy and a cool person.
double post. Sorry.
Unbelieveable. This site...just wow. So this one wasn't a dup then? Same guys approve this one that reported the other one too huh? anyway, example: http://n4g.com/news/536869/... Destructoid thrives on this kind of thing. Make a headline out of a few select quotes to cause flamewars and generate hits.
This doesn't deserve an article, everyone already knows. You're still giving him press.
Video game 'journalism' is mostly cash for comment and rank amateur opinion pieces anyway.
i dont see what he's bragging about, i mean yeah the game sells well but the 2nd game wasnt much of a leap at all, the story sux, gameplay is the first to make an ok cover system but besides that the only reason everyone ate the game up because there were no games at the time the first came out. combine that with violence, cursing, huge dirty muscle men and people were happy. while i beat the 1st two i think they need to learn how to make epic final bosses since the final bosses in both games were some of the easiest and most pathetic excuses for a final boss ever. killed part ones final boss 2nd try, got to turret, shot him for 2 seconds and then credits rolled.....wtf.....and we all know how bad the holding RT waas for part 2.... to top it off the creator is a douche! awesome
Kind of isn't even worthy of one's two cents.
Cliff is frankly a pretty nice guy, how do I know, I met him, more than once. What he is, is passionate about his field of work, something a lot of game creators have been lacking in the past decade or so. He's also very energetic, he like to drum up a little fanfare for his games, and frankly who can blame him. If we wanna label a person in the industry a douche, why not point the finger at Bobby K, he's the real D-Bag here.
Cliff's a good guy, his problem is he is the developer of a huge 360 exclusive, and he works for a company that makes a game engine that PS3 struggles to handle. For that reason alone everyone is so eager to find a reason to hate on him. The guy has never done anything to warrant such hate, he gives as much info as he can about his upcoming games, he keeps in touch with fans, he has passion for his work. Yet all folks want to do is find reasons to call him a douche. Yet the pr%cks at pollyphony are called heros and gods for taking 3 times as long as it should to make a game that is merely equal to its pears, with no release date, no information, and no respect for the customer.
I have adopted the opinion that the great majority of gaming "journalists" are douches. Except for the good folks at PlayStation Lifestyle. Those guys are cool. /shameless plug
Stop whining, you sound waaay more like a douche than Cliffy. If your not one of the sites that do this, then he wasn't talking about you, he didnt say all websites do it. Your just proving his point by even writing this crap article, with the provocative title, and I would be pissed too if some jerk misquoted me in such a blatant manner.
This is fact. I mean come on, he wanted people to call him "Cliffy B" for god sakes. Then got pissed off about it when he got more well known. The douche does make great games though.
Typical American "I'm fantastic and great at everything" syndrome. Shame they can't play football.
what a bigot you are, generalize and hate entire nations of people often? I bet you would have some pretty interesting things to say about those blacks and Jews as well.
...We can, it's called American Football. =D
I quoted Cliffy B on my Medi Studies exam just an hour ago! Cliffy B Rules in my opinion...
I don't see anything in that article that makes Cliffy B a douche. His quote “Websites intentionally publish misquotes and out of context pullquotes to create forum flamewars which generates traffic and profit.” Doesn't say ALL. Why is this author implying he meant every website? Then the author has the nerve to say "Throwing out a blanket statement like this would be like me saying 'All Epic games suck because Unreal Tournament 3 blew ass', it’s retarded! See the difference? The author said "All Epic games suck" Cliff said "websites" not all websites. Now who's the douche?
Arent we all here to just play games? Who cares about some douche behind the scenes. If the guy wants to be a douche, let him, as long as he makes good games. You can tell instantly from his name he's a douche, so get over it already. He's just some nobody game developer to me. Noone cares who made the game, they just want to play it. Stop giving this idiot attention.
just gears 1, or a trilogy and ill buy. dlc too.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... lol i respect the guy :)
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