Former Microsoft creative director Adam Orth will be giving an ironic speech that explores "toxic online behavior" and why he left the Xbox maker at this year's GDC Next. Adam Orth is best known for his controversial "always-online" and "deal with it" comments on Twitter that angered a lot of gamers and inevitably led to him getting fired by Microsoft. Orth will give a talk titled "Mob Rules: The Destructive Power of Opinion and Online Community."
Speaking on Twitter in April, Orth made headlines after saying, "Sorry, 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." He then used the hashtag "#dealwithit."
Orth continued by saying that people "definitely get with the times and get the internet" and that "I want every device to be 'always on.'" His comments came before Microsoft officially announced the Xbox One and revealed its new policy that requires users connect to the Internet once per day.
GDC Next takes place November 5-7, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.