Have you ever spent hours playing your Xbox 360, only to be defeated by hunger pains? Microsoft and Pizza Hut might have the solution for you. Starting Yesterday, you will can link your Xbox Live account with your Pizza Hut account. Together, they will allow you to order a pizza via their app and have it delivered fresh to your door! To order, you can use your controller, Kinect gestures, or even voice input.
“If you look at our audience, they love pizza. I mean, who doesn’t? It has international appeal, and Pizza Hut is a recognized brand that matches up well with the Xbox brand,” Xbox’s Larry Hryb told Polygon.
The only downside is that you will have to pause your game to answer the door when the pizza arrives. My only suggest, make sure you out on some pants before answering the door, you don’t want to scare the delivery guy/girl.
In last nights Microsoft Blog Post, they outlined a new 2-step security authentication process fro all Microsoft accounts. The new procedure will roll out within the next couple of days. In Microsoft’s effort to “connect” all of their devices to be accessed by one single account (similar to APPLE) the new security measure is integral to ensure your safety.
A single Microsoft account will allow you access to the following, wherever you are:
Could we have all jumped to conclusions about the next generation Xbox’s always online requirements? According to an unnamed Microsoft insider, we have.
“You are not required to be connected to the internet in order to play Durango games and MS were NEVER considering doing such a thing. Now please, just read that last sentence over and over again until it sinks in. Done? Good.”
Although she is pretty blunt in her comment, it seems to go against everything we have heard thus far from all other rumors. I guess we will not know for sure until May, when Microsoft is said to announce the new machine.
The anonymous source posted her entire rant on Pastebin.com/avbwjc17 (which I have pasted below the jump) and claims that the Xbox 720 (Durango) will also be backwards compatible, a similar controller will be utilized, and Kinect 2.0 will have almost no lag.
Read her rant below and let us know what you think, is she for real or just another internet troll attempting to gain some fame? OR, is it possible that Microsoft had a change of heart due to all of the negative feedback surrounding the Always Online requirement, and authorized this leak to ease our minds?
Gamesindustry.biz has reported that tech journalist Paul Thurrott has received some inside info on the next Xbox.
“Durango is going to be expensive – $500, $300 with a subscription – that kind of thing,” Thurrott told What The Tech’s video podcast.
Hewent on to say:
“Originally, they were going to announce this thing on April 24. Now they’re going to announce it on May 21. We know there are events occurring this year where we’re going to learn more about Durango. E3 is going to occur, Build is going to occur in San Francisco in June when they’re going to talk about the developer story because it’s a Windows 8 device. It’s going to have the same, or basically the same, developer tools and developer APIs.”
Mr. Thurrott also confirmed that the always on connectivity is here to stay. He also revealed that we could/will see a $99 Xbox 360 later this year, currently going by the codename Stingray.
Thurrott had the following to say about the always online connectivity:
“Will Microsoft change this requirement in the wake of early outrage? Frankly I think we’re too far along in the development process of the next Xbox, codenamed Durango, to make such a change. More to the point, I think that an always-on Xbox is directly in keeping with Microsoft’s strategy for all next-generation platforms.”
Of course this is all just rumor until Microsoft officially announces the console, as well as the details around it. But what are your thoughts on the price?
Hit the jump for “leaked” specs for the Next Xbox…
We have all heard the rumors about the next gen Xbox requiring an always on internet connection. Many are rightfully upset about the rumor, especially those in areas with poor internet connectivity. The following dialogue between Microsoft creative director Adam Orth and Bioware designer Manveer Heir contains graphic language, so please only click continue reading if you are comfortable with such banter.