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Backlash against Microsoft’s Creative Director comments regarding “always on” consoles unwarranted

Gamer.Blorge writes: "When Microsoft Studio’s Creative Director, Adam Orth exchanged tweets with Bioware’s Manveer Heir regarding the topic of ‘always-on’ consoles, the Internet caught wind of it and decided to rise up against the man.

Mob mentality is a dangerous thing and we just saw an example of it in action on the Internet. Clearly, Orth is just giving his personal opinion as he stated and no where in his tweets does he indicate that the Xbox 720 will require an always online connection."

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Knight_Crawler1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

Is this N4G or N4720? All I have been seeing on this site is 720 articles.

I would like to read an article about a console that has been announced for a change.

Edit: Why the disagrees? Its sad that the Wii U and PS4 are being over shadowed because of this - I mean we have real facts about the PS4 and Wii U why not write an article about them and put it on the top page of N4G instead of these 1 million 720 articles that we have been getting on N4G.

All some one has to do to is put the words leaked, rumor and 720 together and the gaming world goes nutz about the 720.

I have had it with all these 720 articles on N4G :)

Edit: Majesticbeast - please provide link, all I see is some EPIC dude talking about the 720 and PS4 and some PS4 Budget marketing stuff.

Tultras1204d ago

no, the ps4 isn't being overshadowed; there is a difference between negative press and hype the later of which is what the Ps4 is recieving, while the next Xbox is only recieving negative press so far.

nukeitall1204d ago

If this turns out to be false, then we will get a million articles discussing that too.

Negative press can also be turned into positive press....

Lvl_up_gamer1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

There is no such thing as bad publicity and right now the number 1 console being talked about and is on the mind of everyone is the next xbox regardless if it's positive press or negative press.

Point is, it's getting more press then any other console and it hasn't even been revealed yet. All this free press and MS hasn't even said a single word about the next xbox. MS is laughing all the way to the bank with all this free press talking about MS and the next xbox.

If the next xbox can generate this much publicity without a shred of confirmation that it even exists or is being released this year, just imagine how the internet will explode when it is announced and released.

rainslacker1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

@nuke

If it not being true is the best press it can manage, then that doesn't bode well for MS. The lack of a "feature" which doesn't exist anywhere else is hardly a compelling selling point.

@Knight
Posted this in another article, but guess I'll ask anyone to reply. Can anyone name one instance in the history of marketing where the company would try to come out a hero by nullifying an extremely negative rumor. On top of that, can anyone name one instance where it actually worked.

I highly doubt this was planned by MS. If it were then Orth wouldn't have been fired. And they probably wouldn't have used him as a scapegoat, and they certainly wouldn't have allowed it to be presumptuous and rude to towards the consumer.

grayfoxx8811204d ago

Nice pathetic attempt at trolling.

majiebeast1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

He knew twitter was public and he had his job title in his twitter profile if he didnt have that i really doubt this would have gotten so big.

@Knight

There are a few ps4 articles right below this 1 try again.

fr0sty1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

Here come the damage control articles... First the "this backlash isn't fair" articles, then (assuming the rumors are confirmed) the 20 or so articles that begin with "Why always online isn't a bad thing"... and if not, the 20 or so "I told you so" articles.

N4G is too predictable sometimes... I enjoy the news bits, but the cookie-cutter nature of these opinion pieces is getting old. I wish that people would take time to research, investigate, and draw up informative articles rather than spending 20 minutes typing a few paragraphs telling us why we need to think like them, as if we're not capable of reaching that conclusion on our own.

Chapter111204d ago

I can take a shit on a blogging website too.

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