Neoseeker : News : Adam Orth, Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, defends always online connections via Twitter
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Lukas Apr 5, 13
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Dreadlock Holiday Apr 5, 13
The always online idea sucks, I don't think you should need to remain online if you want to play games. Maybe he could do the next best thing and stop charging for users to play on XBL, if they want it always online.
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Jeff B Apr 6, 13
How high up the food chain does one need to be at Microsoft for your comments TO reflect those of the company? This immature clown is a Director. Telling us to ignore his comments is equivalent to a judge telling a key to "disregard the testimony you just heard".
Personally, I don't care if it's always on our not. But the spirit of contempt toward their customer base has definitely sent me to Sony.
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Demonfurby Apr 6, 13
quote BlackScythe

haha, smart on his part.
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Yay4sean Apr 6, 13
Demonfurby
It's a parody account. Would be the most hilarious thing in the world, otherwise.
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AznLiquid Apr 6, 13


This wouldn't even be a problem if our internet providers weren't greedy *bleep* and actually gave us a service up to par with places like South Korea, Sweden, Japan. Do people even bitch about always-online DRM in South Korea? No, because you can go online *bleep*ing anywhere in that country, with stable connections that can download games in minutes.
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nnnddd101010 Apr 6, 13
quote Demonfurby
quote BlackScythe

haha, smart on his part.
It's funny, but that's not his real twitter account.
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Solid-Snack Apr 6, 13
PS4!!! PS4!!! PS4!!!
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Zale Apr 7, 13
I hope I never have to talk to this guy.

Anyway, an "always on" console sounds like a wonderful (read: awful) idea. Free Netflix wouldn't be enough to spend around $300 or more on something useless outside of a wifi hotspot.
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Crusad3r Apr 8, 13
Having been an avid player of MMORPGs for more than a decade now, I really don't see the issue behind "always online".

Really, everything WILL be online in a few years. Complaining about it won't change progress.
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RC Cola King Apr 8, 13
quote Crusad3r
Having been an avid player of MMORPGs for more than a decade now, I really don't see the issue behind "always online".

Really, everything WILL be online in a few years. Complaining about it won't change progress.
I can see where you are coming from, and you may be right about always online being thing in a few years, but right now, not everyone can afford a steady internet connection or even any internet at all. I know plenty of people out in the country who don't have internet who play on a 360. Those are the kind of customers Microsoft would be losing if they were to change to always online. It's not that we don't want to change, it's just that some people simply can't.
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Lukas Apr 8, 13
quote Crusad3r
Having been an avid player of MMORPGs for more than a decade now, I really don't see the issue behind "always online".

Really, everything WILL be online in a few years. Complaining about it won't change progress.
You know why MMOs are though, right? You know why people don't like this when it comes to single player games and more to the point, once the servers go offline, the system is a *bleep*ing paperweight.
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BlackScythe Apr 8, 13
quote Crusad3r
Having been an avid player of MMORPGs for more than a decade now, I really don't see the issue behind "always online".

Really, everything WILL be online in a few years. Complaining about it won't change progress.
As a person who owns a wide variety of single player OFFLINE games, my purchases will never become worthless or be taken away from me just because the company goes out of buisness or decides to stop running servers for a specific game. Nor will those games block me out of playing for a holiday weekend because no one feels like coming in to fix a server issue. Or a wide variety of other reasons because Ubisoft sucks and has completely burned me on any sort of major online DRM.
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lKasHl Apr 8, 13
quote Jeff B
How high up the food chain does one need to be at Microsoft for your comments TO reflect those of the company? This immature clown is a Director. Telling us to ignore his comments is equivalent to a judge telling a key to "disregard the testimony you just heard".
Personally, I don't care if it's always on our not. But the spirit of contempt toward their customer base has definitely sent me to Sony.
When the company officially endorses his statements/his statements actually reflect a grain of maturity. From his conduct its clear that he is expressing personal opinions which aren't necessarily consistent with Microsoft's.

Also don't take the word "director' out of context, from similar job postings on Microsoft it doesn't look like he has too much authority: http://www.microsoft-careers.com/job/Mountain-View-Creative-Director-IEB-XBOX-Live-(815245)-Job-CA-94035/2237127/

That said his conduct is pretty atrocious for anyone working in his capacity...
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Yay4sean Apr 10, 13
Huge success!!!!
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