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Video: Adam Orth on dealing with the internet mob


November 21, 2013 | By Staff




"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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In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent GDC events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers. Those who purchased All Access passes to events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC Online already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription Beta via a GDC Vault inquiry form.

Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company. More information on this option is available via an online demonstration, and interested parties can send an email to Gillian Crowley. In addition, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault admins.

Be sure to keep an eye on GDC Vault for even more new content, as GDC organizers will also archive videos, audio, and slides from other events like GDC China and GDC 2013. To stay abreast of all the latest updates to GDC Vault, be sure to check out the news feed on the official GDC website, or subscribe to updates via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS.

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