Scanning codes into Xbox One is ridiculously fast

One of the benefits of having Kinect included with every Xbox One is how simple redeeming codes will be.

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One of the benefits of having Kinect included with every Xbox One is how simple redeeming codes will be. Instead of having to input a lengthy alphanumeric code through the controller, you can simply tell Xbox to scan a code. Then, you simply point the QR code at the camera and it will redeem. Major Nelson shows off how fast the process is in a very compelling Vine video.

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    November 6, 2013 11:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Scanning codes into Xbox One is ridiculously fast.

    One of the benefits of having Kinect included with every Xbox One is how simple redeeming codes will be.

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      November 6, 2013 11:33 AM

      That's awesome. Guiding cursors back and forth along QWERTY keyboard layouts is something I'd love to leave behind. I'd love to see Sony offer a similar boon through the Eye camera.

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        November 6, 2013 11:38 AM

        just use your smartglass/phone app. these cameras are so pointless in my mind.

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      November 6, 2013 11:36 AM

      PC master race, KEYBOARD ENGAGE!

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        November 6, 2013 11:38 AM

        ctrl+c / ctrl+v

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          November 6, 2013 11:41 AM

          So annoying when they don't let you do that.

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            November 6, 2013 12:47 PM

            You've been able to use a USB keyboard to type keycodes and messages on XBL for as long as I can remember. It was a bit inconvenient, but I bought the keypad attachment and never looked back.

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            November 6, 2013 1:20 PM

            i love when there are 4 text fields and when you copy/paste it automatically parses the key!

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              November 6, 2013 3:34 PM

              That's always a welcome little feature.

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              November 6, 2013 4:02 PM

              The shift keys in BL2 do this. It's a nice touch, means you can just open the steam overlay, find a code and copy + paste it into the game with no hassle.

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      November 6, 2013 11:44 AM

      XBOX, ENGAGE!

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      November 6, 2013 11:44 AM

      THIS IS FUCKING COOL.

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      November 6, 2013 11:47 AM

      nice!

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      November 6, 2013 11:47 AM

      this is a great feature!

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      November 6, 2013 11:51 AM

      Hahah, that's cool.

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      November 6, 2013 12:51 PM

      wow so there is actually a use for QR codes

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        November 6, 2013 3:18 PM

        QR codes are used everywhere. We even use them in the hospital now as they scan better than barcodes.

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          November 6, 2013 3:31 PM

          That is because QR codes have error correcting encoding built in, bar codes only have error detection capability.

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            November 6, 2013 9:03 PM

            They can also be scanned in any orientation, so items don't need to be aligned to have the code read.

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        November 6, 2013 4:36 PM

        the government fucking loves them; you'll find them on all kinds of federal-level paperwork

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        November 6, 2013 4:40 PM

        I used them quite bit back before chrome synced between mobile and desktop. I would take some text or a URL or whatever and paste it into a page that would generate a QR code of it then scan it with my phone to save tons of typing.

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        November 6, 2013 9:03 PM

        They've been used in manufacturing to track parts for ages, they were originally designed by a Toyota subsidiary for just that purpose.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code

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      November 6, 2013 3:19 PM

      Nice, but it still doesn't seem worth allocating 10% of the cpu to it.

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        November 6, 2013 3:38 PM

        The NSA politely disagrees.

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        November 6, 2013 4:47 PM

        I thought that was for the hypervisor so they could run snap.

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      November 6, 2013 3:33 PM

      I was hoping they'd do this with the first kinetic. apparently the camera wasn't up to snuff.

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      November 7, 2013 5:28 PM

      its not impressive since everything can read QR codes really fast now.