I have been on the fence about writing this post but as a host that tries to give his listeners great interviews and content I had to share this story. During the 1st week of March I decided to send Cliff a tweet asking if he would be interested in doing a call in to MTR. I was interested in having him on because he seemed like a cool guest to have and of course my video game fans who listen to the show would have had some great questions for him. Here is the exchange we had via Twitter with my tweets in red:
@therealcliffyb Hey Cliff, would love to have you on the show sometime to talk games. Who would I need to contact to set something up?
While I am all for sarcasm and joking around, the response I got seemed to be dismissive regardless of the “smiley”. I made a secondary attempt to contact him as you guys can see but in the end was met with zero response. Now I wasn’t expecting him to say yes but a more direct response would have been appreciated. Something like “ Sorry I can’t” or “Set something up with ______ “. MTR is not the biggest fish in the gaming community and I am sure he wants major outlets that reach more people but I take pride in having passionate and knowledgeable fans that would have loved to talk to him.
Sure I would have asked about upcoming projects. Why wouldn’t I ? In the end though I am not angry nor bitter but I would like to remind him and others that we all started somewhere and it’s the little guys that contribute to everyone’s successes.
Best of luck Cliff unveiling Gears of War 3 and possibly Bulletstorm today and on Fallon tonight.