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The Best of Always Online Adam Orth

Memes featuring Adam Orth appear (Tag Invalid, Xbox One)

Snookies12  +   1039d ago
Already? Man internet people are fast... lol.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1039d ago | Funny
Probably because they're "always on"...
iGAM3R-VIII  +   1039d ago
LOOOOOL I am dying when I saw your comment +Funny
Insomnia_84  +   1038d ago
LMAO!!!! Bubble up!
NewMonday  +   1038d ago
some news say he was fired already.
sengoku   1038d ago | Trolling | show
oNIXo  +   1038d ago
I don't normally bubble up. You sir, get a bubble up.
HammadTheBeast  +   1038d ago
Best one I've seen yet:
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Campy da Camper  +   1038d ago
@Hammond. Dude that was the funniest shit I ever have seen. Bubbles
BanBrother  +   1038d ago
Tell me about it man. They had these made up like hours after the douche said all this crap.
"I vacuum with the new Xbox, it sucks better" lmao.

That is the massive library of meme's from a day or so ago. Funniest stuff you will see all year.
xHeavYx  +   1037d ago
The PSN employee of the month one was my fav
majiebeast  +   1039d ago
I think this 1 is of the best.
KiRBY3000  +   1038d ago
clintos59  +   1039d ago
Tired of seeing this guys picture lol.
ALICE666  +   1038d ago
lol but you gotta admit that pic makes for a good meme.
Reverent  +   1038d ago
It really does. Am I an awful person for being glad this guy's internet life is ruined?
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1039d ago
You guys are always online! When do you game??
Qrphe  +   1038d ago
While there is people in here busy arguing about which system is "teh best 4ever <3 xD" there is actually people out there enjoying games.
wantonGamer  +   1038d ago
One day you're a regular guy, the next you're a meme.
GribbleGrunger  +   1038d ago
I was part of that infamous thread over at Gaf that started this whole thing and was drawn along by it against my better judgement. I naively thought that most people were genuinely concerned with the idea of 'always online' and were genuinely insulted by Adam's comments about a particular section of America, but as that thread grew so did my doubts for its intentions.

I am still interested in the contents of those Tweets and the ramifications of what he said; however, this has now become something more. My life was made a misery at school because of vindictive bullies, so it stings when I see another person on the receiving end of something like this, regardless of whether I respect the man or not.

This has become nothing short of a witch hunt and clearly dozens of posters are now actually 'getting off' on the idea of participating in the downfall of another man. This sickens me to my core and I'm embarrassed at the fact that I trusted my fellow posters over at Gaf.

We're talking about a human being here, not something evil that deserves to be ostracised. I will NOT be part of the bandwagon that finally brings this person down; I will not sit idly by while hundreds of others wait excitedly for the guillotine to drop on someone's career. Yes, he made a mistake but who amongst us hasn't? It's time to leave him alone and let him gather what reputation he has left and salvage some dignity.

If Adam DOE'S eventually lose his job over this, question the morality of feeling oddly satisfied with that outcome. I will feel shame ... I hope some of you do too.
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GamersRulz  +   1038d ago
I think he did lose his job, no confirmation yet.

I feel bad for him, but he should have known better. he brought all this to himself.

on the bright side, I hope MS learned something from this incident and change whatever need changing before release.
JakemanPS31994  +   1038d ago
If he shows no respect to me, I show no respect to him.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1038d ago
@ Gribble

I don't really want the man to lose his job, but if they do let him go for that, then it's all on him.

"Yes, he made a mistake but who amongst us hasn't? It's time to leave him alone and let him gather what reputation he has left and salvage some dignity."

I'm sorry but this guy didn't make a mistake. At the very least, judging from how he said what he said, he came off as a straight up douchebag to be honest. And sure, even the nicest person on earth can be rude at times, but it takes practice to become this douchey... It's not something that happens overnight.

To go on a public site like twitter, and spout a bunch of nonsense and insulting people in the process, and also compromising the company you work for, is basically asking to be fired.

I would understand your point if someone hacked his personal email and read a private convo between him and a friend, and exposed this. Then yeah, I'd be like, lay off his back as this is supposed to be his private thoughts so to speak. But no one pointed a gun to his head and said; "here, go on twitter and enlighten us with your wisdom."

We both write for websites gribble, and you know that because of this, we know that we cannot go and just spout nonsense on forums while being so insensitive to people. It is simply not smart, but this guy had to know that he works for MS and that his job would heavily depend things he say when he speak about his company's product.

If I work for Disney World, and I go on facebook and start spouting nonsense about Six Flags, and then making stupid analogies about price of food going up in a way to justify a potential price hike in ticket prices for Disney World, then I'm already in trouble. But to also insult someone who can't come to Disney World because of where they live by saying "who the hell would want to leave there?" That is it, I should be expecting some sort of disciplinary action from Disney World.
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GribbleGrunger  +   1038d ago
I understand what you are saying but those comments are taken out of context -- the context being that he was fooling with a friend. I was interested in his tweets about 'always online' but it rapidly morphed into a conversation about those jabs at his friend. The two then became one and the dislike of 'always online' spread to dislike of his other comments.

When he said "who the hell would want to live there?" he wasn't REALLY being disrespectful. In Britain we say things like that all the time. It's just considered banter here, if the context is evident. He had to express that in as few words as he could because that's the nature of Twitter. Perhaps simply adding '...' at the end of that sentence could have hinted at something more than disrespect. Or perhaps putting two exclamation marks instead of a question mark would have done the job.

Yes, he works for a huge corporation and, yes, he should have considered how many other people would read that, but he IS a human and DESERVES the chance to occasionally behave as humans do.
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Baka-akaB  +   1038d ago
Color me jaded or cynical , but i'm not buying it . The context was already there ... another one " ahaha we were just kidding" , basically damage control was provided , once the backlash was noticed .

At least that's how i read it . I'd be more sympathetic , if he instead straight out apologized and said he just went a tad too far , instead of providing another context for the story .

PS : And i forgot , it seems it wasnt the first time he was being that kind of douche online . he wasnt any better when he worked for Sony and was supposed to have learned his lesson , his own words , yet didnt .
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Baka-akaB  +   1038d ago
And i know i'm beating a dead horse , but like someone else told you on gaf :

"You're projecting too much of your past experiences. Look at that the threads that were spawned from this one. Every single one of them is either demanding for answers from MS, bashing always online in the same breadth of offering a "balanced discussion" and mocking MS customer service over the past few years.

The overwhelming majority of posts in this thread and those were concerned first and foremost with MS denouncing always online even though it is a rumor for now.

Very few comments were made about Orr getting fired and those that did amounted to it's unlikely he'll escape making this mistake or he set himself up for this and deserves his fate. I doubt you can count the number of posters who wanted him fired beyond one hand even though this thread is over 9,000. "

"Nobody is treating him like the scummiest scum on the earth. He made a stupid mistake and people are having fun mocking him for it. That's basically how the internet works and there's no point expecting an exception to be made for someone. "
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oNIXo  +   1038d ago
While I agree with you that bullying is shitty, your post sucks. The guy isn't in high school, and he's old enough to know that goes on the net, stays on the net. People dicking on him because he said something idiotic is just the way the world works. He tried to be funny, and it backfired. Shit happens.

And this is just me nitpicking, but you go through the trouble to use "big words" to try and sound intelligent, but you're punctuation is horrid.

(see what I did their?)
GribbleGrunger  +   1038d ago
Yes, I saw what you did there: 'You're' instead of 'your' and 'their' instead of 'there'.

Surely though, I could never have spotted them ...

'And this is just me nitpicking, but you go through the trouble to use "big words" to try and sound intelligent, but you're punctuation is horrid.'

I would lose 'me' because it's redundant and the rest of that sentence is awkwardly written. Try: 'And this is just nitpicking, but you go (to) all the trouble of using 'big words' to try and sound intelligent. Your punctuation is horrid' Always try to reduce repeated words, especially a conjunction like 'but'. And why would I go 'through' the trouble?

Don't worry though, you'll get plenty more chances of correcting me in forums because I'm not writing an article. (see what I did there?)
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GribbleGrunger  +   1038d ago
LOL. Isn't it ironic that the only grammatical mistake I actually made was in that reply I made to your post! See if you can spot it.
Baka-akaB  +   1038d ago
I dont have to feel sorry , he didnt just make a mistake , he went full on douchebag in public for at least the second time .

It wasnt some accidental reveal of a private back and forth between friends , and he was quite rabbid in it .
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rainslacker  +   1037d ago
The guy outed what could be a huge trade secret for MS. If he had done it respectfully he would have been praised, but his reputation would be ruined and his chances of getting another job in the industry would be slim to none. He didn't do it respectfully, and he isn't being praised, and his reputation is ruined and his chances of getting another job in the industry are slim to none.

MS could lose a crap ton of money over this guys reckless comment. For that, he deserves to be fired. There is no way to marginalize how big a mistake he made. Even if it wasn't his intent, it is the end result.

I agree, at this point people really should lay off the guy. I agree that he made a mistake, and...well glass houses and all that. I don't believe he should be made the bad guy, as he just came off as a putz, and lets face it we have that every day online. This debate should be focused squarely at MS.

At this point, the guy is damn lucky if MS doesn't pursue legal action against him. This could potentially cost them hundreds of millions of dollars if it causes them to have to change their product, or could just cost that in damage control marketing alone.
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PS4isKing_82  +   1038d ago
Lol I wonder if Xbox fans will still support their "American" company now.
Nintendo and Sony FTW!!!
aviator189  +   1038d ago
I'm an xbox owner and I have always planned on getting the new xbox....if these rumors are false.

And I'm not going to hide the fact that I feel that these rumors are fake and that microsoft's plans are going to be different.

Always online has several interpretations and I'm not going to let one of them rule me in my decisions and judgements. I'd rather just wait until microsoft actually announces their console before jumping ship.

And what's microsoft being an American company have anything to do with their consumers? Just like sony and nintendo, microsoft's products span the globe and people all over the world are their customers.
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GABRIEL1030  +   1038d ago
Agreed, these rumors about the restriction of the second hand games and permanente internet connection are false, MS is very smart to make a big mistake like this. Exists a bad antecedent like Simcity, that was a DRM big failure.
rainslacker  +   1037d ago
I agree completely. There is no reason to write off MS just yet. There are too many unknowns, and even the biggest which is, is it true? What it comes down to is that we don't know how it will be implemented, or for what purpose, or to what extent. All those are very important factors to consider before writing off the next Xbox due to this.

That being said, I find nothing wrong with discussing the implications under certain scenarios, and to make our voices heard. No doubt at this point, MS is listening(particularly if true), whereas they may not have been before.
GABRIEL1030  +   1038d ago
LMAO Adam you are a Trojan horse. You destroyed the MS game division from inside and without a bullet¡ wow...surgical strike...maybe the next Activision game will be: " COD code Adam : the foul-mouthed" or " Agent: Adam the mole"
xHeavYx  +   1037d ago
Wouldn't that be great if Adam was part of the next COD game?

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