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Submitted by CheatMasters 1043d ago | opinion piece

Why Adam Orth is an idiot [The Spook House]

New Xbox requires Internet Connection? See the tweets from Creative Director of Microsoft!

Numerous sources have reported that the eighth generation Xbox device from Microsoft will require an Internet connection to work. In lieu of the disastrous SimCity launch and the fact that people simply do not want to be connected to the Internet 100% of the time to play their games, this obviously has people worried and Xbox fans are worked up. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

Gimmemorebubblez  +   1043d ago
Microsoft, Adam Orth is a idiot! #justdealwithit
Yi-Long  +   1043d ago
I think calling Adam Orth an idiot....
... is pretty insulting to idiots!

The guy is a clueless jackass.
darthv72  +   1043d ago
you all just got...

deal with it!
dedicatedtogamers  +   1043d ago
This could be a troll, a bizarre troll, but a troll nonetheless. Microsoft may later show off the NextBox and say "NextBox can be enjoyed either online or offline, but if you're online, I'd like to talk to you about all the new additions to XBL..." etc etc.

And in the end, Microsoft ends up looking like a hero, even if "always online" was never true to begin with. It may sound crazy, but it would give MS a lot of free, positive press and it would swing the pendulum back their way.
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silverbeld  +   1043d ago

Keep on dreaming.

If this the roadmap from Microsoft it will be very sad for all gamers.

Btw you should change your nickname cause its an insult to gamers.
Pushagree  +   1043d ago
Microsoft as a whole is an idiot. It's very clear the way the way every staff has defended the always on feature that you will have to have your internet on all the time just to play games on the nextbox.

Always on is CONFIRMED.
SilentNegotiator  +   1043d ago
Confirmed? That's a bit much.

But it doesn't bode well for what the reality will likely be.
Gamer-Z  +   1043d ago
Thanks Adam Orth, I am now buying a PS4 instead the next Xbox.

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Jek_Porkins  +   1043d ago
If you are swayed by one persons opinion and no facts, I highly doubt you were going to buy the next Xbox anyway.

Nobody in their right mind decides something based on rumor and speculation.
Rusty515  +   1043d ago
He said he's buying a PS4.
BlackTar187  +   1043d ago
Jek please explain to me why you hate the ps4 so much? In another topic you said if it is always on ill just get a wii u for next gen. What could ps brand have done to you that made you hate them so much?
darthv72  +   1043d ago
oo oo I'll answer that.

I have a dislike for the PS brand because it is what killed Sega.

Actually i dont but for a while there....I did hold a grudge against them. But i'm a gaming whore and when good games come along i just have to spread my legs and accept it.

Rusty515  +   1043d ago
@darthv72 sega killed sega. Playstation just came in at the worst possible time for them.
darthv72  +   1043d ago
yeah i know. they tried to cover too many bases at the same time. in fact, they are the only company to have 6 platforms on the market AT THE SAME TIME.

Sony was starting to look like they were heading in the same direction with having 5 but thankfully, they got wise and scaled things back down to 3.

Oh and for the record...SEGA: Genesis, Cd, 32x, Saturn, Mastersystem, Gamegear were all on the market and being supported by sega in various ways until they scaled things WAY back and just went with the DC until the plug was officially pulled.

Sony was doing PS2, PSP, PS3, and took on PS Mobile AND Vita. With the retirement of the PS2 and phase out of the PSP in favor of the Vita that leaves them with the PS3 (soon PS4) the vita and their PS Mobile platforms.

Talk about be all you can be.
_FantasmA_  +   1043d ago
He must be an angry Nintendo and M$ lover. Sony killed both of them last gen so he hates them. I'm glad I don't have to play with on PSN though so he can stay on those losing teams if he wants.
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JeffGUNZ  +   1043d ago
Buy what you want, that's your right and I hope you enjoy whatever you get. Yet, I still have not seen any of his tweets indicating that it's a mandatory feature to play any video games. I feel like this "always on, always connected" nonsense means the system, when "turned off" will go on a low power mode and the always connected would be for instant updates of hardware/software on the HD. I bet the next box will be havily favored towards an always on connection with better features and what not, but I still don't see them not allowing someone with no internet to not play a single player game. We have also seen NOTHING from his tweets or any BS rumor article stating that. For now, we can only wait and see.
jut420  +   1043d ago
Adam Orth, you will be fired #dealwithit
Pushagree  +   1043d ago
He won't be fired for saying what his bosses tell him to say. He is pretty much advertising what is already a feature that they put in the Nextbox. He wouldn't be defending it if it weren't a part of the system.
jut420  +   1043d ago
yea i don't really think he will be fired but i also don't think he was supposed to say anything just yet
LOGICWINS  +   1043d ago
For all you know this was planned by Microsoft all along to gauge the reactions of consumers to an always on console.
jut420  +   1043d ago
I'm sure it wasn't planned by MS to insult people who don't have internet
LOGICWINS  +   1043d ago
Ummm...thats EXACTLY what they want to do. They WANT to make people without Internet access feel inferior in order to influence them to get one and sign up for Gold memberships. More Gold memberships, more money for Microsoft.

Sony's doing the same thing with Gaikai and PS Plus.

Also, let me use your own argument against you. If such a LARGE 360 fanbase doesn't have Internet access, what are the chances they will know that any of this ever occurred? You underestimate how poorly informed most gaming console consumers are...even the ones that do have Internet access.

I can guarantee you that 90% (or more) of the people who buy a 720 in the fall will never know that these "insults" ever occurred.
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Ilovetheps4  +   1043d ago
Did you just say that they intentionally insulted their customers? What kind of strategy is that? I don't buy products if they treat their customers like trash. If I'm giving you my money, you should treat me well.
LOGICWINS  +   1043d ago
Think! The more insulting/unprofessional Orth looks the less connection there is to Microsoft. The POINT of this is to make it SEEM like Orth's opinions are his own, when in fact, this may be untrue.

The more ignorant/immature an employee looks, the easier it is to make it SEEM like he has no ties to the company he works for.

While people here are calling Orth an idiot, he likely just got his Spring bonus.

Do you REALLY believe that a Creative Director for one of the most popular companies on the planet would be dumb enough to do something like this at a time thats most crucial for Microsoft?

It was planned. But of course, this is N4G where negative Microsoft news praised. No matter what REALLY happened behind the scenes, people here will naturally assume the worse possible conclusion.

"If I'm giving you my money, you should treat me well"

Your not looking at the bigger picture. Most consumers don't KNOW that they are being treated like trash. Nintendo barely churned out any worthwhile software for the Wii yet it smoked both the PS3/360 in sales. The 360 charges consumers to play online and its on track to sell 80 million units.

As I said above, you underestimate the ignorance of the modern consumer.

The majority of gamers will never know that Orth's exchange occurred.
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Heisenburger  +   1043d ago
You are really reaching there 'Logic'.

Whatever man. Be like everyone else and spread rumors based on conjecture.

You know what they say when you ASSUME.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1043d ago
Well he's about to be an idiot looking for a job. The sad fact is that in the day and age of social media you have to be careful about what you say.

I mean if I say something it doesn't reflect what my company thinks, but it might get back to them that I feel that way and they might not like it. Best just to keep quiet about things.
monkey602  +   1043d ago
This may be the hot topic for the moment and if it turns out to be untrue it will blow over for Microsoft but for Orth himself this just seems irresponsible and completely unprofessional. Hard to believe someone who would be trusted with inside information could be so stupid.
SonysOldNews  +   1043d ago
Why's his picture of Mo Rocca, pre gay?
Moncole  +   1043d ago
He is getting everyone to talk about the Xbox instead of the PS4 and when they do announce it they will get more people to watch it to see if its true or not. And if the Xbox doesn't have DRM than it wouldn't get anyone disappointed because they all expected DRM.

It's great marketing if its untrue.
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SKUD  +   1043d ago
Five minutes left of your fifteen.
DasTier  +   1043d ago
I don't really get the issue with what he said? Some sites are accusing him of all sorts of things? Those post just seem minuscule?
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JeffGUNZ  +   1043d ago
Exactly. Never once does he say the system needs an internet connection. I am sure the nextbox will be heavily favored for internet always, but I still haven't read anything that looks solid about the system required a connection to actually PLAY a game. I wouldn't be surprised to people lose out on a lot of features without an internet, but that's the furthest I think that will go.

It's funny, it seems like the people who care the most about this are the people posting on the INTERNET. It doesn't even really apply to them. Again, this is all rumor.
Tyre  +   1043d ago
@Logicwins What are you talking about? Major Nelson confirmed Adam Orth is a Microsoft employee. Damage is done. It will most definitely not be true. The guy was just trolling with a Bioware dev, but IF this rumor is true....I WILL NOT BUY THE NEXT XBOX! They can talk all they want, but the need to have an internet connection to even startup a game is RIDICULOUS. Totally unacceptable! Thank God there is still an alternative 'The PS4'.
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kingPoS  +   1043d ago
Being a PR manager... it must hard when you forget how fickle people can be. When you have people watching your words, it's probably not a good idea to throw them around so callously.
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