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Adam Orth + 505 Games Presents… Adr1ft

Though the public may have completely taken it too far… Adam Orth has learned a lot from the incident that occurred during his five minutes of Internet fame during which the game industry professional argued in support of a hypothetical “Always-Online DRM” policy for the Xbox ONE, which never ended up coming to exist in the final market product. Part of what he learned from this experience, in his own words paraphrased, is that every action has a consequence – and every human desires redemption for those actions which they have lived long enough to regret. That’s right, together with the development team Three One Zero, Adr1ft is literally created by the figurehead of the soon to emerge online toaster industry.

Don’t worry though, Adr1ft isn’t one of those preachy, menu-based experiences with tons of reading and little gameplay. Adr1ft instead takes these concepts on as metaphors to present through Space Simulation. 505 Games states that they are excited to take a chance with this title, as it is something new and different. Players are tasked with waking up in a half-destroyed space station, and with no memory or recollection of the events that led them there, must survive by scraping by and finding a way.

Check out some screenshots below courtesy of 505 Games.

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UPDATED: Anonymous Claims They Hacked Xbox Live, And They’re Not Done Yet

***UPDATED*** Scroll to the bottom for the latest information on this story.

Microsoft’s Xbox Live went down last night and was still down at 6AM this morning when RealGamerNewz made its report on the situation at hand. Now the explosive details have emerged that “hacktivist” (Hacker Activist) group Anonymous is taking credit for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 downtime across social networks such as Library of Congress-Monitored “Twitter”. This may be in response to the forced resignation of Adam Orth due to the hacker group’s history for advocating freedom of speech rights. The primal result of this occurrence is that the world now knows the arrests made recently when hacker group LulzSec was co-operating with the FBI will not be the last of this group of shadow enforcers attempting to change history through non-violent means.

Another potential reason why this group who took down PlayStation Network in 2011 for over a month could be targeting Xbox Live this time around is because of the rumored Xbox 720 Big Brother software which maps your identity based on your facial bone structure which is stored in a database that Microsoft has admitted is “100% transparent with the United States” [read: government] and has a Kinect 2 camera built-in while also introducing once and for all the dreaded Online-Only gaming console experience.

Anonymous has stated that although Microsoft may have gotten the Xbox Live servers up and running again, they are not done with them by a long shot. Reporters close to the matter are even saying that there is a full download of data occurring including Credit Card information (though it will likely be heavily encrypted), email addresses, and anything else that can be obtained in an effort to prove that Microsoft should not be trusted with the massive amount of data they intend to harvest with the Big Brother software/hardware combo embedded in Xbox 720’s core design and possibly ulterior motive for existing. After yesterday’s reports of an arrest resulting from an online MMORPG company tipping off authorities, this type of law enforcement is no longer science fiction and technology like Always-Online paired consoles in your home with bone-scanning 3 Dimensional Stereo Cameras (Kinect 2) that can’t be unplugged present perhaps the largest threat to the American citizen’s privacy in human history.

Hopefully Microsoft announces something Xbox 720 related soon and puts to rest the notion that their console is an evil machine trying to take over their freedom, but it’s times like these I am glad that I invented Always-Offline DRM yesterday for the most incredible 360 game of all time MASS EFFECT which doesn’t need any multiplayer and doesn’t need any new ending because Mac Walters is a genius.

Further Reading: MOST RELIABLE XBOX 720 NEWS TO DATE

***UPDATE*** Anonymous has apparently stated that the original statement made by alleged Anonymous members was not representative of their group and that they will not be hacking Xbox Live any time soon. Although the group has no official leadership structure supposedly, we are now told that the users sharing the information reported in the unedited original report above are now being discredited by Anonymous themselves.

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EA’s Peter Moore Says Sorry… Sort Of…

Looks like EA and Microsoft are finally apologizing. After Microsoft’s issued statement today apologizing for Microsoft Studios Creative Director Adam Orth’s comments regarding “always-online” DRM potentially being used in the upcoming Xbox 720.

Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore  has published a blog post today detailing his response to fan complaints against titles like Mass Effect 3 and their “Ending DLC” fiasco as well as their SimCity Fan Outrage incident. EA’s Peter Moore also defends the company and dismisses the validity of the “Worst Company in America” reports. Check out the following quotes he left for us below:

“The tallest trees catch the most wind. 

That’s an expression I frequently use when asked to defend EA’s place in the gaming industry.  And it comes to mind again this week as we get deeper into the brackets of an annual Web poll to name the “Worst Company in America.”

This is the same poll that last year judged us as worse than companies responsible for the biggest oil spill in history, the mortgage crisis, and bank bailouts that cost millions of taxpayer dollars.  The complaints against us last year were our support of SOPA (not true), and that they didn’t like the ending to Mass Effect 3.

This year’s contest started in March with EA outpolling a company which organizers contend is conspiring to corner the world market on mid-priced beer, and (gulp) allegedly waters down its product.  That debate takes place in bars – our audience lives on the Internet.  So no surprise that we drew more votes there.”

Read Peter Moore’s full post by clicking HERE.

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Microsoft Studios Creative Director Says “I want every device to be always on”.

Microsoft Studios Creative Director Adam Orth took to Twitter to express himself about the always online gaming rumors for the Xbox 720 which has yet to be announced. After a large outcry from the gaming community and internet debates about whether or not such a digital distribution would end up doing harm somehow to the video games entertainment industry at large. He cited examples like “Sometimes the electricity goes out. I will not purchase a vacuum cleaner.”, and “The mobile reception in the area I live in is spotty and unreliable. I will not buy a mobile phone.”, before stating “I want every device to be ‘always  on.”.

Microsoft does not speculate on rumors and speculation, so the Xbox 720 technically does not exist still at this time (until MS announces it officially) so don’t expect to see them commenting just yet about Adam Orth’s comments regarding “always online” internet connection requirements for next generation of Xbox Live nor the fact that major gaming media outlet Kotaku seems to believe it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.

[via StickSkills, Kotaku, and NeoGAF]

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