Cliff Bleszinski to reveal new game details next week

Cliff Bleszinski is preparing for a comeback, and you'll see what he has in mind soon.

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Cliff Bleszinski, who worked his magic on Jazz Jackrabbit 2 and the Gears of War saga for years before stepping away into semi-retirement from Epic Games two years ago, is just about ready to unveil his latest project. He sent out a message to fans stating that we'll know more within the next week.

"I'm officially coming out of retirement to make video games again. Stay tuned here for details in the next 7 days! #DontCallItAComeback," he said on Twitter.

Bleszinksi previously teased an image of a new game back in August of last year, but didn't reveal too many details outside of that. He did mention the possibility of Early Access funding for the project, though. We'll get the full scoop on his "grown up" project come next Monday.

Jazz Jackrabbit 3? Nah.

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    June 30, 2014 11:10 AM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Cliff Bleszinski to reveal new game details next week.

    Cliff Bleszinski is preparing for a comeback, and you'll see what he has in mind soon.

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      June 30, 2014 11:59 AM

      You didn't mention Bulletstorm.. I would have retired after that game too...

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        June 30, 2014 12:03 PM

        Bulletstorm kicks ass though.

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        June 30, 2014 12:04 PM

        Bulletstorm.exe is an excellent game, kurtfan!

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        June 30, 2014 12:05 PM

        Check out this guy dissing on Bulletstorm. I disagree with him!

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        June 30, 2014 12:10 PM

        Hey guys this guy doesn't like Bulletstorm

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        June 30, 2014 12:10 PM

        You obviously didn't play it.

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        June 30, 2014 12:15 PM

        Look how wrong you are. That game had some childish writing, but it was fun as fuck to play.

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        June 30, 2014 12:16 PM

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        June 30, 2014 12:18 PM

        Do you mean like it was a masterpiece and let's quit trying after because you're still wrong there, just less so.

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        June 30, 2014 12:19 PM

        Game was Amazing, play it

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        June 30, 2014 12:23 PM

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          June 30, 2014 12:31 PM

          The former.

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          June 30, 2014 1:11 PM

          I enjoyed the PainkilleR games more but they are all fun in their own rite! Bulletstorm had some cool weapons and gameplay mechanics, I just thought PainkilleR's were better.

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            June 30, 2014 1:13 PM

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              June 30, 2014 2:37 PM

              Painkiller in general tasted a lot like Quake, which is never not a good thing to my palate. Levels, enemies, guns, they all had somewhat of a techno-medieval vibe to them, for lack of better descriptors.

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          June 30, 2014 1:40 PM

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          June 30, 2014 1:49 PM

          I didn't much care for Painkiller.

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          June 30, 2014 5:07 PM

          painkiller is vastly, vastly superior. however bulletstorm is a really good game too. only the original painkiller. the shitty budgetware "sequels" are universally trash

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        June 30, 2014 1:12 PM

        After Bulletstorm and "dicktits" <---- genuiz

        Yeah, it was retarded. Don't worry about all the shack sheeps.

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          June 30, 2014 1:35 PM

          Yeah the people who actually played the game and evaluated based on that rather than marketing or Internet rage are totally the sheep in this equation.

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            June 30, 2014 1:43 PM

            Who gives a shit about his opinion. Consensus is in: "Bulletstorm owns" by a wide margin.

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              June 30, 2014 1:47 PM

              Among Duke Nukem superfans, Bulletstorm is widely considered to be the best game ever.

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          June 30, 2014 1:39 PM

          You can have a shackpile too, don't be sad!

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          June 30, 2014 1:49 PM

          a few words are trumped bow how awesomely fun it was to play. and those horrible words turned out to be kinda funny anyway

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          June 30, 2014 4:12 PM

          What is "genuiz"? Is that the ironic result of your attempt to sarcastically put down someone else' intellect?

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          July 1, 2014 1:31 AM

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        June 30, 2014 1:34 PM

        I'm going to kill your dick.

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      June 30, 2014 12:00 PM

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        June 30, 2014 12:08 PM

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        June 30, 2014 12:10 PM

        Epic beat him to it.

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          June 30, 2014 1:06 PM

          Yea, but epic decided to "let the community make it for them" which community do you think has the most time to make shit for Epic.....the people who you don't want to control your next UT game.

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      June 30, 2014 12:12 PM

      Announcement of an announcement!

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      June 30, 2014 12:13 PM

      So many folks dislike him, but I look forward to seeing what he has to show. Normally it's something at least semi-interesting.

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        June 30, 2014 12:27 PM

        My thoughts also. He is excited about something he had been working on, and feels it's time to share it.

        Although, I may be biased. I just like hearing about ideas that get people excited for what they do, or are going to do.

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        June 30, 2014 1:52 PM

        I think hubris has gotten the better of him with regards to his reputation.

        I'm sure he's a really nice guy, and I'm excited to see what his next thing is!

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        June 30, 2014 2:14 PM

        UT wasn't my game, but I generally thought the games he led were good.

        When he was wearing ridiculous pimp suits and acting like Internet Super Nerd Cliffy B, everybody seemed to love him, especially in the wake of some JeffK / Smarty Man Game Designer Survivor Island memes. I think probably being made fun of all the time and playing along with it helped a lot.

        Then a few years later, there was kind of a CliffyB wardrobe and public persona re-imaging that struck serious douche-bro chords and everybody turned on him. Possibly because there was no fun self-depracation and he appeared to take it all kind of seriously.

        Anyway, I'm interested in seeing what he's making. Hopefully it's not an introspective sidescrolling puzzle-platformer about innocence lost, and is instead a game where you run fast and shoot other players with over the top space guns.

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        June 30, 2014 2:23 PM

        Gears of War was such an awesome series, he's an alright guy in my book. I hope he's working on another console-compatible coop shooter.

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        June 30, 2014 4:39 PM

        I agree

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        June 30, 2014 4:48 PM

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      June 30, 2014 12:18 PM

      Epic Pinball 2

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      June 30, 2014 1:14 PM

      Pre-hype hype. Great!

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        June 30, 2014 4:14 PM

        He's going to announce the release date of the teaser for the trailer for the reveal date of his new project.

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      June 30, 2014 1:19 PM

      i wish he wasn't too cool to still post here once in a while.

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      June 30, 2014 1:32 PM

      Simple.

      Click the image (teased) in the article.

      Look closely.

      Think back.

      Fallout New Vegas. Reminds me of when you're in the middle of some of the canyons.

      Cliffy B went to Bethesda and they are going to announce Fallout 4 :D

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      June 30, 2014 1:40 PM

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      June 30, 2014 1:55 PM

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      June 30, 2014 3:42 PM

      A Duke Nukem inspired shooter about an alcoholic maniac called "Beers of Gore".

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      June 30, 2014 3:50 PM

      I always liked the guy, seems a very decent dude

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      June 30, 2014 3:59 PM

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSsSsssSSSSSS

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      June 30, 2014 4:27 PM

      Don't call it a comeback

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      June 30, 2014 4:35 PM

      Man, this article's presentation was terrible. Giant f'ing picture of "CliffyB" with a Lancer slung behind his head, and the article basically starts with, "Cliff Bleszinski, creator of Jazz Jackrabbit 2, Gears of War, AND NOTHING ELSE!!!!!1"

      Cliff doesn't want to be called "CliffyB" anymore, he doesn't want to have Gears be the only thing that most people remember him making, and I'm pretty sure that he doesn't want Unreal to be forgotten. This article is basically an insult to him prior to his announcement.

      I wish the NuNuShack article editors would grow up a little bit.

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        June 30, 2014 4:49 PM

        So you'd rather the shack list every game he's ever done? Would that make you happy? The article mentioned nothing about thew "CliffyB" nick...

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        June 30, 2014 4:52 PM

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        June 30, 2014 4:54 PM

        They didn't call him CliffyB, though.

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          June 30, 2014 5:06 PM

          Okay, the word CliffyB didn't appear, but that image was screaming "CliffyB". The Lancer, the earrings, the tight T-shirt. They could've used a shot of him at GDC 2012: http://kotaku.com/5891784/future-game-developers-cliff-bleszinski-says-make-your-games-on-pc

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            June 30, 2014 5:11 PM

            this is bordering on self parody

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              June 30, 2014 5:13 PM

              He's approaching critical mass

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            June 30, 2014 5:17 PM

            It's not the job of Shacknews to make Cliff look good.

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            June 30, 2014 5:19 PM

            You are making a lot of assumptions about what Cliff implied when all he said was that he didn't want the 'cliffyb' nickname anymore.

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              June 30, 2014 6:45 PM

              I don't think it's unfair to assume that Cliff wanted to move on from the Gears stage of his career when he left Epic, wrote Tumblr blog articles on how ridiculous the development process for AAA games have become, and wished Rod Fergusson luck at Black Tusk on the next Gears game.

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                June 30, 2014 6:46 PM

                You reckon he wants his name taken out of the credits, too?

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            June 30, 2014 5:30 PM

            good grief

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              June 30, 2014 5:33 PM

              The shack wouldn't be the same without goofy photos in the header for various articles. Mr. Clifford Bleszinski is not exempt. The whole announcement of an announcement shit is a joke anyway, they treated it as serious as it actually was.

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            June 30, 2014 5:31 PM

            the archille.

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            June 30, 2014 5:31 PM

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        June 30, 2014 5:08 PM

        Cliff Bleszpergski

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        June 30, 2014 5:09 PM

        man man man

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        June 30, 2014 5:10 PM

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        June 30, 2014 5:35 PM

        Dear Robert Workman,

        The article looks fine. Thanks for the story.

        Signed,

        Rest of the Shack.

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        June 30, 2014 5:36 PM

        we found CliffyB's new account folks

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        June 30, 2014 5:43 PM

        Hi Clif

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        June 30, 2014 7:08 PM

        I really need to read poster's names before the post, I keep taking posts like these seriously.

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        June 30, 2014 7:13 PM

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        June 30, 2014 7:23 PM

        LEAVE CLIFFYB ALONE!

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        June 30, 2014 7:49 PM

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        June 30, 2014 7:52 PM

        It's not the world's fault CliffyB was CliffyB and did those things that he did.

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          June 30, 2014 11:36 PM

          actually, it is. it's just cliffyb is too good for this world.

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          July 1, 2014 1:43 AM

          CliffyB doing those things is why people know who Cliff Bleszinski is.

          It was awesome 15+ years ago. It would be awkward for a guy pushing 40 years old to be doing that stuff today.

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        June 30, 2014 11:43 PM

        He'll always be CliffyB.

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        July 1, 2014 1:25 AM

        You've had a serious relapse I see?

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        July 1, 2014 2:34 AM

        Article should have started "CliffyB creater of popular CatScan website" to announce new game next week.

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        July 1, 2014 4:06 AM

        Lol, I knew you'd be in this thread before I ever clicked on it.

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      June 30, 2014 7:09 PM

      Cliff hasn't been "all right" since the lunar war

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      June 30, 2014 7:13 PM

      Super Bro Dudes With Big Guns Bro!

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