Published on April 6th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Major Nelson Delivers Official Response to Off-Kilter ‘Always On’ Comments
Adam Orth, apparently one of the many creative directors at Microsoft, had the above say via Twitter. The comments flustered, not to mention infuriated, many Internet users and gamers. Not necessarily due to the ‘always on’ features of the Xbox, no. The most demoralizing part of his comments were simply his lack of care or respect for all types of gamers looking forward to the new Xbox.
Major Nelson had this to say in response via his blog:
“We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. 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. We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter.”
Even though Orth’s tweets are protected, many managed to grab screenshots of the online conversation. Of course, Reddit was one of the first places for the content to go viral. In any case, these comments would enrage any literate Internet user who can’t/doesn’t have the ability for a 30Mbps connection consistently.