GDC Next talks from thatgamecompany, Adam Orth, Google announced

Wednesday, 19th June 2013 19:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

GDC Next organizers have announced its Los Angeles event will host talks from Google regarding the first six months of its Play service; thatgamecompany will discuss design philosophy; Adam Orth on exploring toxic online behavior in “Mob Rules: The Destructive Power of Opinion and Online Community,” and finally, Disney on heme park design lessons for game developers, GDC Next takes place November 5-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Thanks, Gamasutra.



  1. Max Payne

    I am sorry but Adam Orth. LOL

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    Adam Orth’s entire speech will consist of him yelling, “Deal with it!” And then peeing on the floor before kicking over the podium and leaving.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    Adam Orth’s speech best be self-reflective and apologetic, otherwise it will spark an expanding negative zone of ignorance around him, asorbing and dooming the whole conference.

    There’s a discussion to be had in the field of destructive Internet communities. But he’s not the one to run it!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    “toxic online behavior”

    #4 2 years ago
  5. laughing-gravy

    I’m sorry but Adam Orth pushed his own self-destruct button. If there was any ‘toxic online behavior’ it came from him.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. salarta

    I don’t recall seeing any comments by Adam Orth that were really so terrible that they were worth him getting fired. Especially considering that the people that were above him in position at the company have said things just as bad or worse with the XBox One’s reveal.

    People on the internet are ridiculous. Keep buying games from Gearbox Software and praising the company for Borderlands despite Gearbox deliberately scamming other companies out of money or not paying them… yet refuse to back Shadow of the Eternals just because Dyack is part of the project even though he’s already lost his company and had to take a lower position at the one he was hired on. Adam Orth insults people on Twitter and he gets fired, Don Mattrick says a lot of the same stuff in interviews with the same insultingly dismissive attitude and he’s not getting calls to be fired. And that’s not even covering my favorite issue of concern, what people say they want in female protagonists and what their purchases say they actually want.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Clupula

    @6 – Really, dude, are you related to Dennis Dyack? Is your name Salarta Dyack (…actually, that would be a very cool name to have)? I’ve never seen anyone go so far to defend a conman before.

    #7 2 years ago

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