Xbox fans outraged at Orth’s comments, Greenberg doesn’t know who he is

Aaron Greenberg, Chief of Staff for Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, was shown Adam Orth’s tweets and his reply was really surprising.

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NastyLeftHook01847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

too late, he already did the damage. people in rual areas should feel insulted.

oh and i like how they say "may get fired" his behind is gone for sure.

@convas, please refrain from using racist/insulting comments on here. that is childish.

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ThatCanadianGuy5141847d ago

Convas... you seem to be having a bit of a meltdown the last few days? Are you okay?

on topic, it's strange to see MS take this route.I expected xbox and playstation to duke it out next gen again for round 3.

Instead, wii U is D.O.A and Microsoft seems hellbent on killing the xbox so it looks like it's just PS4 vs Ouya at this point lol

dcbronco1847d ago

Or at least rumors are hell bent on killing the Xbox. MS hasn't said a thing.

OpieWinston1847d ago

Rumors bro...
Sony had similar rumors, it's just people from both sides of the console war focused on destroying the other sides fanbase at all costs.

Microsoft will either A) Host a conference and show their game off, OR B) Wait till E3 and collectivally show their console and exclusives off as well as answer questions for the Xbox fans.

I will agree Wii-U is practically stuck in current gen, only thing keeping it alive is it having kickass Exclusives.

Personally I'm 70/30 getting a 720(LET THE DISLIKES COME) but I understand why people want the PS4 and I respect that, I've realized this console war is just pathetic and people will buy what they want.

Rant...Rant...Rant...FUCK RUMORS!

cyguration1847d ago


The rumors about the PS4 were shot down a year before Sony announced the console (especially regarding Always-on and a ban on used games).

I'm not linking to those articles anymore because people should be informed before saying ignorant things without researching them first.

xursz1847d ago

I don't know what all this is about but I feel like Microsoft has made a string of bad calls recently. Didn't Win8 just fall flat and their flagship tablet fail to take off as well?

I have to wonder what the heck is going on over there.

Gaming1011847d ago

Developers are quoted as saying "Make sure to pay your ISP bills", so I can hardly say the always online is a hoax. If a guy working for Msoft says its always online, and devs are clearly indicating it, then it's happening whether you like it or not.

Microsoft needs to formulate a message with its marketing and public relations people to ensure they spin this in their favour as much as possible. Having a smug, ignorant piece of garbage mouth off like a douchebag, full of Hubris on Twitter is NOT good messaging, and terrible public relations. Quite frankly he should be banned from talking about anything even relating to Microsoft publicly, as there are certain secrets that need to be kept secret for good reason.

Sono4211846d ago

What did the tweet say??
Can somebody please tell me.

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fei-hung1847d ago

This is worse than Sony making a comment about getting 2 jobs at the PS3 launch, difference is, they didnt add salt on the wounds by calling Sony gamers "cheapskates" or "homeless" or "stingy."

MS needs to rethink their next gen strategy to make sure they are not D.O.A (DOA like in the FRIENDS theme song not the video game).

Cueil1847d ago

the difference is that was said by the head of Sony's entertainment division this was just some guy

silvacrest1847d ago

i doubt that matters, all most people will see is an official microsoft employee spouting ignorant nonsense

Skips1847d ago


One of Microsoft's Creative Directors isn't just "SOME GUY". -_-

rainslacker1847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

Both comments are unprofessional, and not very considerate of your potential consumers. Two wrongs don't make a right. Doesn't really matter if the guy isn't a high level CEO, in this instance he still has an obligation to be respectful to the consumers due to his ties with MS. He is perfectly entitled to his opinions, but given his position, he should consider how he presents them better. Also, as I recall Sony got a lot of heat over that comment, so not sure why people are trying to draw the correlation.

All that being said, Twitter is a bane on society.

Cueil1847d ago

Yes... he's just "some guy"... everyone knew Krazy Ken no one knows this guy... not even the guy in charge of the Xbox

extermin8or1846d ago

That statement wasn't said with any malice though- this guys tweet is deliberately said in a way to get people pissed off/riled up :/ Also he's a moron he likens having an internet connection to your console tot hat of an electricity supply. Idiot-one is ESSETIAL to the machine working- nothing anyone can do about that, however internet connection is an optional choice and only compulsory if they make it so.

Sony3601846d ago

Dead or Alive?

Isn't that a beat 'em up?

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dcbronco1847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

If you think a person even in Greenberg's position knows everyone, even people in high positions, you're kidding yourself's. If you've ever known someone that hires large numbers of people for a company that has hundreds of employees you'd know that they still don't know everyone they hire. They are filling spots not getting to know people. MS has 65,000 people. I'm sure he doesn't know the vast majority of them.

Half the people on this site probably don't even know who the Vice President is.

Or you could attribute it to a fanboy attitude. Any hint that something might be negative about what you like and it instant defense force.

I do agree that the Orth comment was way out of line. Even if you think it you don't need to say it.

Sparticus_11847d ago

uh...we have a vice president?

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otherZinc1847d ago

I agree with Aaron Greenburg, I dont know who this guy is either. I think he works at SONY.

Good_Guy_Jamal1847d ago

Thanx for changing that obnoxious picture you had had before. I can now agree with your comments.
On topic, this whole mess is a PR nightmare. Glad I'm not on the team responsible for Xbox image.

MYSTERIO3601847d ago

Its understandable that Mr Greenberg didn't know this guy considering there's possibly hundreds of Creative directors working at MS. It doesn't mean that what Orth said isn't true and indeed he does work there.

Daves1847d ago

The problem is the damage is the truth.

NateCole1847d ago

It's good though. The more the xbox fans stand against this the greater the chance MS will not do something like this.

extermin8or1846d ago

at this late stage in the game, it's likely to be hardware related, so it's probably too late- if they aren't well underway with production- there's no way the next xbox will be out, smaller things cost more and are harder and take longer to prodice btw before anyone sys it will be small or something...

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1847d ago

Glad to see all the good xbox press. Nice!

ps4 day 1 though.

Lior1847d ago

Some major Xbox fagboy ass hurtin on n4g today

extermin8or1846d ago

you realise that's a spoof account right? I follow it too has some bloody funny tweets :p

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MEsoJD1846d ago

There's a rumor that he was fired.

MYSTERIO3601846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

I can see MS new marketing slogan now '' xbox 720 always online deal with it''

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majiebeast1847d ago

Hell if i was Greenberg i would also deny that i know the guy.

Ezz20131847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

what i find funny that he deny that he know the guy
when that guy Indeed work for MS
and yet still didn't debunk what he said
unlike sony ...when the rumor abot sony blocking used games was very fast and debunk it

omi25p1847d ago

That was after they had announced the PS4. When all the rumors were floating around they just said all will be at the conference.

Which seems to be exactly what Microsoft are doing.

_-EDMIX-_1847d ago

@omi25P- The rumor wasn't regarding the PS4. Sony had a patient that would ID the disk to the system and many believed this could be in the PS4.

No leaks for VGleaks or Kotaku or Edge etc said anything regarding PS4 devkits blocking used games.

Thus, Sony debunked it after PS4 was announced, but it wasn't part of any of the spec leaks.

The 720 bluray installs and always on DRM IS PART OF THOSE SPEC LEAKS! MS should bite the bullet and just say (We are working on 720 or XBNext and NO, it won't block used games) thats it!

At this point, they will mess up big time if people JUST keep thinking it really does block used games. But....I mean thats really if it isn't true. At this point, its pretty much all but confirmed. TOO MANY DAMN sources are confirming this to be true, many of which leaked out PS4's specs...all of which where 100% true.

So the whole "rumors" crap is just getting more and more sad. People....its pretty much all but confirmed to be true. Good enough for me! LOL! I said it before and I'll say it system has been announced under sire secrecy.

TheSurg1846d ago

MS can't debunk anything because MS never said it works on next xbox. They can't even defend themselves from rumors untill next xbox is announced.

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THEDON82z11847d ago

yeah me too!!!!lllooollll!!!!

Anthotis1847d ago

Glad this smug prick got fired.

I wish misfortune on anyone who supports always online DRM and other draconian BS.

Rivitur1847d ago

Well you better start praying for Microsoft's demise then.

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