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"Cliffy B" Poser Stopped on Twitter

| 24 Dec 2008 12:42
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A fake Twitter account impersonating game designer Cliff Bleszinski has been renamed at Epic's request.

"FakeCliffy_B", as he is now known as, became internet famous for his parodying of Gears of War designer and gaming playboy Cliff "Cliffy B" Bleszinksi on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Twitter, which limits posts to less than 140 characters, allows users to blog small updates.

"Cliffy B" made a name for himself by updating his page with satirical comments on the games industry. One loving comment on Sony's Home read, "My guy in Home isn't nearly buff enough, and I can't kill anything. Home sucks."

Epic discovered the page, which is run by two anonymous individuals, notified Twitter and had the page renamed and the old one locked due to "allegations of copyright violations."

A Twitter representative explained, "Impersonation is against our terms of service unless it's parody."

For more entertaining Tweets, hit the Escapist homepage and follow the staff's activities on the Watercooler.

Source: Kotaku

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