Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski has claimed top honors in PeekYou's prestigious Top 10 Game Developers Under 40, a list that "account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news."

In other words, Bleszinski is now, officially, the world's greatest game developer. You may disagree, but this isn't about your feelings; it's about scientific fact. When Bleszinski sat down to personally hand-code each level in Gears of War 3, he faced an even greater burden in the knowledge that he was qualitatively better than any living human on the planet. And yet he pulled through like a champ. That's the kind of dedication you can expect from a massive PeekScore of 8.12 out of 10.

In comparison, runner-up Hideki Kamiya -- boasting a paltry PeekScore of 8.05 out of 10 -- blundered through Resident Evil 2 after a notorious false start. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic's Casey Hudson limps in at third place with an 8.04 out of 10, while Infinity Ward dullards Vince Zampella and Jason West tie for fourth with scores of 8.03 out of 10 each.

Other "top"-ten developers include BioWare's James Ohlen (8.02), Blizzard's Chris Metzen (8.02), and Valve's Chet Faliszek (8.01). Interestingly, Rockstar's Dan Houser earns an 8.02, while his brother Sam Houser only manages an 8.01 -- a discrepancy that will surely create a rift between the pair in the months ahead.

Ranking in at number 11 and 12 are Ubisoft's Patrice D├ęsilets (8.00) and Platinum Games' Atsushi Inaba (7.99) -- performances so pathetic that they broke PeekYou's Top 10 format. My own personal PeekScore was calculated at 4.14 out of 10, after which PeekYou declared me "clinically dead" and immediately deleted my profile.