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Video: Adam Orth on dealing with the internet mob

Former Microsoft Game Studios creative director Adam Orth opens up about his life-changing experience after tweeting about the controversial and later-reversed "always on" policy for Xbox One.

November 21, 2013

2 Min Read

"Speak up when you become the target [of online toxicity]; don't be afraid to tell your story."

In this free GDC Vault video from GDC Next 2013, Adam Orth finally shares his story on the internet backlash he received regarding his infamous "#dealwithit" tweet about Xbox One's now-reversed "always on" policy, in the talk 'Mob Rules: The Destructive Power of Opinion and Online Community.' Orth apologizes for his comments, explains the aftermath of the off-hand tweet, and offers up suggestions to ameliorate online toxicity, along with looking at games which attempt to abate mob-like behavior.

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