IGN: Tired of typing 25 digits? So is everyone else, including Microsoft, whose next Kinect can see what you have
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That's a handy little feature I think. I know I'm gonna get slammed for this, but I'm really looking forward to Kinect version 2. From all the previews I read it seems to do what MS says it does.
These sort of features are what Microsoft should've been advertising from the start (setting aside the fact that many of these promises are the same promises they made for the first Kinect, but whatever).
Exactly this coupled with the taking away of the 24 hour check would of made everything less crappy. How could you not ttell gamers this ARGH!!!!
Yea I will say that is pretty cool.
I'm still pretty miffed I can't scan my skateboard into the game.
please list all these "promises" that MS made with the Kinect 1.0 that didn't make it, that are now found in the Kinect 2.0?
That's pretty cool. I hate typing 25 digits (especially if I typed one wrong number and it requires me to do the process all over again)
It's a convenient feature but it doesn't require Kinect, any camera would do. They could easily write a mobile app to scan the code and register it to your account. Even feature phones from 7+ years ago were able to scan QR codes, it's not rocket science.
@kneon Kinect was designed to do that, it's just an added cool feature.
Kinect 2 the only thing that is holding me to buy an Xbox One. I want an Xbox One without Kinect SKu now.
You guys have absolutely no idea how big a deal this is. Looks like by hell or high water M$ wants to be the first to push the agenda. Guys convenience may cost you dearly.... believe it.
>_> *not sure if crazy or paranoid*
It's not paranoia really. I just add up all the things that Gates has said in the past and know that..... I cannot trust his company nor their overall objectives. On the surface they are convenient however, they are usually governmental precursors. They have more money than some countries and immense influence. Gates said why be president when he can do more outside of government. I wish I was naive and trusting but I just learned in corporate life nothing is really as it seems.
This is getting ridiculous...
This sort of tech in homes scanning aquiring data for databases is incredible technology don't get me wrong. Then they will go completely cashless. Every transaction is known and taxed. You can probably gift money to others but the banks can question you and who you gave it too... etc.... Never be short sighted this is what governments, banks and corporations want to know where you are, what you are doing and most importantly where, to whom and on whom are you spending money.
@pain You are paying them regardless if you scanned, typed the digits or used a credit card.
You mean paying attention to the facts and how much money people can make off your data in order to screw you is paranoid? I thought that's what you call these next two words. 1. Business 2. Reality Businesses like to make money, and that includes using your data against you. Reality is when the gov't and thousands of corporations have been found to be doing this with your info and here comes Kinect the biggest, baddest piece of spy tech ever created.
Wow, I never realized that, just imagine what other important personal information the Kinect can scan with just a glimpse of it O_0
I'm not really looking forward to paying for it, but i can't really disagree with what you said lol
This is a nice instant feature that saves time
Thats neat I always thought it would be better though if all consoles would have a tiny card slot in them somewhere and the cards the companies make for codes slot into your console, the console would then quickly scan the throw away card and it would automatically redeem onto your system. I don't think it would make the console more expensive would it? I mean a small scanner that you use every so often won't cost as much.
lol....that would be a sweet feature, but in Microsoft hands!! lol....they would charge you just to send messages on your friends list.
Just couldn't hold it in... Lol
That is pretty cool
Oh great it can scan redemption codes just add $100. No thanks. Useless feature.
"useless feature" Please explain...without the immature sarcasm.
I think he means he'd rather type the code than have Kinect driving up the price of an Xbox One....and I agree with him. It's a nice novelty like everything else Kinect related but it's not worth what they're charging. If MS truly believed in Kinect, Ryse would be a Kinect game. Since they don't, all they have is novelty like barcode scanning...
IntheLab Thats the whole point its NOT a useless feature, its actually a very cool feature you can do in addition to alot of other things. No typing in that long damm code wasn't the end of the world but it makes something that nobody liked doing, NOW very convenient. Sure cell phones have similar tech already but its really nice to have this on the X1. You say Kinect is not worth it, I say with ALL the things Kinect can do its worth every penny and then some. 2 very different opinions but since YOU already know YOU don't like Kinect why bother with a Kinect focused news article?....or is it really truth be told that you're just jealous that micro is fully supporting Kinect and not only are we starting to see a variety of ways its being implemented across all types of games like Ryse, Forza5, Project Spark etc plus Skype intergration, then of course the cool UI functionality with Kinect but we also get cool benefits like this scan function included standard. Stop being so damm jealous bro, lol its OK they wont bust down your door when you buy it.
So you prefer typing those 25 digits instead of scanning code?
That's pretty useful
Im not buying a XB1 but got to admit this this a very nice little thing to add. Touche MS, Touche.
Even Kinect 1 can do this. Dragonball Kinect can.
i guess thats true.
Useful and could be done on any camera.
I always wondered why Kinect on 360 didn't do this, either way this is pretty cool.
well finally something useful out of the ever watchful electric eye
Thank god, I've been wanting a feature like this for ages, no more crappy long codes to type out :)
Its cool, but credit card still faster. Is it cool that its 500$, no.
Some people do this cause they don't want to enter their credit card info. HHmm....
wow that is actually very useful, really exited for xbox one.
That is nifty, but I get a sense of satisfaction after typing in the code. I'm like "Good job Farcry, you typed the code in! Pat yourself on the back."
lol, true...but I'll take it none the less.
Kinect is the future
They said that about the original kinect, and you know what? It's a 150 dollar paperweight.
Original Kinect has sold more than the Gamecube and original Xbox. 24 million units. Seems pretty legit to me...id make a stupid bet that people use it too.
Is that why Sony is making the PSeye similar to compete with Kinect?
Or...have a companion app with smartphones that could do the exact same thing at no extra cost -_-
You won this thread.
Sign contract...get smartphone. Pay for internet. Download app...scan card. Buy X1...pay for internet...scan card. Not everyone has a smartphone. Seriously why are so many people against having "options." What if you're in the middle of a call and don't wanna hang up?
Cuz they are fan boys come on man ,The Xbox could crap gold and they would still complain .
"Not everyone has a smartphone" Yeah and those people are buying a Xbox One. X D Whatever! I'm a fanboy durrrr.
I could hear it now "Damn Microsoft, they got gold bricks and coins all over my carpet."
@tongakatAli I seriously didn't know you have to have a smartphone in order to buy a system. Been a gamer all my life and didn't get my first smartphone till last year. Whatever! Im dumb durrr. Seriously...
Really cool feature.stuff like this is what Ms should have announced from the start but it seems they are gradually setting evrything right..
I doubt your definition of everything is truly everything. In fact I doubt it includes the most important issue of all the issues that remain or were changed....the biggest issue. Kinect2
24 million sales prove people other than you want the Kinect. People like jmc8888 want the X1 to be just like the PS4. Just go buy a PS4. We don't need two identical systems.
I don't know why Kinect is still an issue. Is it because of the thought of it driving up the price? If Microsoft kept Kinect int he box and sold the whole thing for 399, would you still consider it an issue? Is it because people still think the Kinect is "watching" you? I don't even see how that could be a problem if the console is offline.
I dont think Kinect 2 is an issue at all. In the long run most gamers will welcome the idea of habving it bundled with the system.I believe the first kinect was limited but i beleive Ms is actually yet to show us the full power and capabilities of the kinect2. its going to be really awesome.
I agree this is an awesome feature no more having to input codes. Another plus for MS.
Well then, I see this as how you would've redeemed the licence when you purchased a new game before they changed the policies. This is good because I couldn't imagine having to type in those codes with Every game. Hopefully they will still use this for packed in dlc and other uses.
That's actually pretty sweet, hate those long codes.
It takes 10 seconds to input a code...
lol, Belking good one...but yeah it wasn't the end of the world or even hard but so easy make a mistake which was frustrating.
Not me I always screw up once or twice typing in those codes .
@xYakuzaz I take it you have never entered codes VIA an Xbox pad. it takes a little longer than 10 secs! lol EDIT: this IS a nice little feature. handy.
Well to be honest i do it on PS3 with a 12 digit code and just assumed it would be the same on Xbox, 20-30 seconds then i guess
No more putting a 5 when it was actually an S and having to re-enter the code, then.