Microsoft's Adam Orth, The "Always-On" Tweeter, No Longer With The Company

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According to a report on Game Informer, Adam Orth, the Microsoft creative director who last week upset some folks with his comments about always-online technology, is no longer with the company.

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A source close to Orth tells Kotaku that Orth resigned from the company and was not fired.

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Responding to a Kotaku report that claimed the system would require a constant connection to the internet, Orth made several comments such as "I don't get the drama around having an 'always on' console. Every device now is 'always on'. That's the world we live in."

His outbursts, which included some snarky comments about the merits of living in certain cities, prompted an apology from Microsoft, who said "This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers."

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Asked for confirmation from Microsoft, Kotaku was told by a spokesperson “We do not comment on private personnel matters.”

Following Twitter Tirade, Microsoft Creative Director Adam Orth No Longer With Microsoft [Game Informer]

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silentbobdn
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Great job angry internet mob.

This is exactly the reason developers are not allowed to talk freely about their projects. Because every shit the say to their friends or as a joke is policed by a few thousand people who spend their life on the internet being angry at evil EA and Microsoft.

You have absolutley no idea how this guy performed in his job, what he did or didn't do. You read two sentences and just decide "Nope, this guy has to burn at the stakes". Between this and "EA is the worst company ev0r" i really beginn to despise this hateful gaming-"community".