Pizza Hut app hits Xbox 360 with Kinect control

The console wars may seem to have subsided as we near the end of the current cycle, as Microsoft and Sony no longer tear tufts of hair and handfuls of flesh from each other in the streets, but really it's gone underground. Microsoft yesterday launched an app letting you order Pizza Hut from your Xbox 360 with Kinect gestures and everything, but the real objective is clearly to humiliate Sony for its paltry PS3 pizza promotion with Papa John's four years ago.

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The console wars may seem to have subsided as we near the end of the current cycle, as Microsoft and Sony no longer tear tufts of hair and handfuls of flesh from each other in the streets, but really it's gone underground. Microsoft yesterday launched an app letting you order Pizza Hut from your Xbox 360 with Kinect control and everything, but the real objective is clearly to humiliate Sony for its paltry PS3 pizza promotion with Papa John's four years ago.

The Create Your Pizza App lets you order discs of steaming cheese atop bread product direct from your Xbox 360 dashboard using a controller or Kinect gestures and commands, which is surely far easier than picking up a phone or using your computer. But wait, there's more! You can also share your orders to Facebook. Oh my!

Sony, in comparison, merely added a link to the Papa John's site on the console's browser homepage. What a joke! Why, that's even less useful than EverQuest 2's /pizza command, which launched a Pizza Hut website window directly from the game. In your face, Sony! PS3 will die!

You can download the app now from the app marketplace on your Xbox 360 dashboard:

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    April 23, 2013 8:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Pizza Hut app hits Xbox 360 with Kinect control.

    The console wars may seem to have subsided as we near the end of the current cycle, as Microsoft and Sony no longer tear tufts of hair and handfuls of flesh from each other in the streets, but really it's gone underground. Microsoft yesterday launched an app letting you order Pizza Hut from your Xbox 360 with Kinect gestures and everything, but the real objective is clearly to humiliate Sony for its paltry PS3 pizza promotion with Papa John's four years ago.

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      April 23, 2013 8:02 AM

      Dumb!

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        April 23, 2013 8:16 AM

        What? I have nothing to do with this.

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      April 23, 2013 8:05 AM

      THROW PICKLE IN BURGER TO SPEED UP COMMERCIAL

      http://blog.idlethumbs.net/post/43583098712/actual-artwork-from-us-patent-8246454-b2

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        April 23, 2013 8:14 AM

        pick up that can to avoid tasering!

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      April 23, 2013 8:11 AM

      You gave that news the respect it deserved Alice.

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      April 23, 2013 8:28 AM

      Does it require Gold?

      I think my 360 has more dust on it than my Wii ever did at this point in the cycle.

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        April 23, 2013 2:11 PM

        Gold is not needed, just a regular XBL account.

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          April 23, 2013 2:17 PM

          Oh sure, the one app that doesn't require a Gold subscription. ;)

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      April 23, 2013 9:15 AM

      clearly this is to embarass sony! *rolls eyes

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      April 23, 2013 9:32 AM

      Take that Nintendo, you and your fictional Italian protagonist. Our system delivers REAL would-be Italian food directly to the players.

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      April 23, 2013 9:39 AM

      Alice, you should go out and create your own gaming website a la the onion.

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        April 23, 2013 11:51 AM

        But I can be paid to turn someone else's website into that.

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      April 23, 2013 9:43 AM

      April fo--! oh wait.

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      April 23, 2013 9:58 AM

      Can you use MS Points?

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      April 23, 2013 12:00 PM

      Will this be like surgeon simulator but you can't order your pizza until you finish making it virtually?

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      April 23, 2013 12:58 PM

      I realize this is about an x box app....but is this really newsworthy? I'm trying to think of a story that could be even more inconsequential....or that I could possibly care less about....

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      April 23, 2013 1:18 PM

      The mountain dew and doritos machine finally has a new feature.

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      April 23, 2013 1:20 PM

      Is this out in the UK? I gotta order a £20 pizza.

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      April 23, 2013 2:23 PM

      i can't wait to use this and then never use it again!

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