Neoseeker : News : Adam Orth, Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, defends always online connections via Twitter
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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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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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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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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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Peace-Child Apr 11, 13
What a DICK!
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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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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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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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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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