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Xbox One Kinect Will Scan Redemption Codes

IGN: Tired of typing 25 digits? So is everyone else, including Microsoft, whose next Kinect can see what you have

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Neoninja1910d ago

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.

dedicatedtogamers1910d ago

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).

Shadonic1910d ago

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!!!!

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Wagz221910d ago

Yea I will say that is pretty cool.

iMaim1910d ago

I'm still pretty miffed I can't scan my skateboard into the game.

Lvl_up_gamer1909d ago (Edited 1909d ago )

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?

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dark-hollow1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

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)

kneon1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

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.

JeffGUNZ1909d ago

@kneon

Kinect was designed to do that, it's just an added cool feature.

GrownUpGamer1910d ago

Kinect 2 the only thing that is holding me to buy an Xbox One.

I want an Xbox One without Kinect SKu now.

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pain777pas1910d ago

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.

Cueil1910d ago

>_> *not sure if crazy or paranoid*

pain777pas1910d ago

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.

dark-hollow1910d ago

This is getting ridiculous...

pain777pas1910d ago

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.

dark-hollow1910d ago

@pain

You are paying them regardless if you scanned, typed the digits or used a credit card.

jmc88881910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

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.

XabiDaChosenOne1910d ago

Wow, I never realized that, just imagine what other important personal information the Kinect can scan with just a glimpse of it O_0

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Nafon1910d ago

I'm not really looking forward to paying for it, but i can't really disagree with what you said lol

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NYC_Gamer1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

This is a nice instant feature that saves time

Mr_Nuts1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

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.

LackTrue4K1910d ago

lol....that would be a sweet feature, but in Microsoft hands!!

lol....they would charge you just to send messages on your friends list.

buynit1910d ago

Just couldn't hold it in... Lol

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