Neoseeker : News : Adam Orth, Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, defends always online connections via Twitter
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Jace2012 Apr 11, 13
Those arguments seem legit... but seriously until everyone gets free solid internet then "always on" applications, games etc etc etc is not "the it is supposed to be". It just sucks. Big time.
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DragonSlayer45 Apr 11, 13
Can't say I'm surprised. Among other things, he was conducting himself in an unprofessional way. He was (more or less) representing Microsoft as an employee, and employees who act like this in the work world get terminated.

He'll probably inevitably find work someplace else, but he should have learned a harsh lesson from this.
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DeathlyRyAn Apr 11, 13
quote rpg
hmm, sad he lost his job regardless. I'm sure he's going to try applying for a new job eventually, shame that he won't be able to apply online since his internet will probably be cut for not being able to pay his ISP..... *coughs*
Ha. It's going to be nearly impossible. Do you think that any company would allow someone that goes up against it's customers like this? Nope.
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nipsen Apr 11, 13
..I'll bet that will teach him to keep the usual internal disgusting chat away from the public.
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Peace-Child Apr 11, 13
What a DICK!
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lKasHl Apr 11, 13
quote Slash
Well I think with him leaving and Microsoft apologizing, this implies the nextbox won't be Online only. o:
As much as I doubt the XBOX will be always on, the apology is basically expected considering the complete apathy Orth showed towards customers. I wouldn't read into it too much: whether or not the XBOX is online, there would have been an apology.
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Fatal Error Apr 11, 13
I am not sure it does as much as it suggests Microsoft is afraid of the PR hit.

Oh and by the way Crusad3r, cell phone service is not a viable option for a gaming console. Bandwidth caps are so severe (and the coverage so expensive) that to expect people to use that as an option for their console is patently absurd, at least in the US.
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Fortitudo Apr 11, 13
quote Slash
Well I think with him leaving and Microsoft apologizing, this implies the nextbox won't be Online only. o:
My thoughts exactly.

Crusad3r, the reason MMO's are always on is because they are Massively MULTIPLAYER ONLINE titles. Theres no solo offlline play unlike AAA games which have a single player story that i dont need the internet for, then theres the multiplayer which does require a connection. I dont want to have to use the internet to play the single player story mode.
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Skyler_x_Mandy Apr 10, 13
Oh good god my sides! My friends and I were taking bets on when Orth would leave Microsoft.
Nailed it!
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rpg Apr 10, 13
hmm, sad he lost his job regardless. I'm sure he's going to try applying for a new job eventually, shame that he won't be able to apply online since his internet will probably be cut for not being able to pay his ISP..... *coughs*
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LOD-squa Apr 10, 13
Slash - I believe he did say that he hated Halo a few years ago. GG to him.
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THM Apr 10, 13
Always online connection = Suicide of the new Xbox console itself!!!!!!!!!!!
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bbb7002004 Apr 10, 13
Last time I checked I can still use my PC offline. Some games requiring internet isn't a problem. Certain games and features obviously need a constant connection, such as mulitplayer ones, but the device requiring online serves no purpose other than DRM.
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Slash Apr 10, 13
quote BlackScythe
quote Slash
Well I think with him leaving and Microsoft apologizing, this implies the nextbox won't be Online only. o:
Or they just wanted to try announcing it more delicately.
Well if they still make online only then Microsoft is pretty damn stupid.
Everyone would switch over from Microsoft to Sony.


Isn't Adam Orth the person who also said that Halo is the worst FPS franchise or something like that. lol
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