Adam Orth

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Adam Orth
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Background information
Birth name Adam Orth
Origin Connecticut
Occupation(s) Musician, video game designer
Years active 1995present
Instrument(s) Bass guitar, guitar, vocals
Website https://www.adamorth.com/
Associated acts
Homie, Shufflepuck

Adam Orth (born September 29, 1970[1][2]) is a musician and longtime friend of Rivers Cuomo. He was a member of the bands Shufflepuck (also featuring Justin Fisher), Neighborly, and the short-lived Cuomo-led project Homie.

Biography

Adam Orth is a childhood friend of Rivers Cuomo from Connecticut. He was the lead singer/songwriter for the band Shufflepuck (which also featured Justin Fisher) in the 90s, and played with the band Neighborly in the early 2000s. He has since pursued a career in game design, working for companies such as EA, LucasArts and Sony Santa Monica.

Adam Orth achieved international notoriety in 2013 when, while working as a creative director at Microsoft Studios, he tweeted in defense of the Xbox One's "always-on" technology.[3] The backlash led to Orth's departure from the company a few days thereafter.[4] Orth went on to create the 2016 VR video game ADR1FT. [5]

Discography

With Shufflepuck

With Neighborly

With Space Twins

With Homie

With Weezer/Rivers Cuomo

External Links

References

  1. Orth, Adam (adam_orth). "We have the same birthday." 29 September 2020, 1:11 AM UTC. https://twitter.com/adam_orth/status/1310809405521231872
  2. Totilo, Stephen. "Adam Orth Just Had One Of The Best Years Of His Life" Kotaku, 7 November 2013. https://kotaku.com/adam-orth-just-had-one-of-the-best-years-of-his-life-1459900151
  3. Sarkar, Samit. "Microsoft Studios creative director's tweets bring always-on console unease to a head" Polygon. 5 April 2013. https://www.polygon.com/2013/4/5/4186676/always-on-consoles-unease-xbox-adam-orth-microsoft
  4. Crecente, Brian. "Microsoft creative director who sparked always-on controversy no longer with company", Polygon. 10 April 2013. https://www.polygon.com/2013/4/10/4209912/microsoft-creative-director-that-sparked-always-on-controversy-no
  5. Totilo, Steven. "Adam Orth Is Turning His Personal Disaster Into A Beautiful Game" Kotaku, 10 February 2014. https://kotaku.com/adam-orth-is-turning-his-personal-disaster-into-a-beaut-1520037629
  6. Grass Is Greener on Bandcamp. https://neighborlyla.bandcamp.com/
  7. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, archived from weezer.com, 27 January 2001. https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/Karl's_Corner_-_01/27/2001