November 6th 2013 11:07 am PT

How fast is to redeem a code on Xbox One?

Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Karl Standen

    That’s the beauty of QR codes not a new invention at all but still good :)

  • F.Witzer

    Why not show it working at a more reasonable distance?
    Unless you play games on a big screen tv sitting 2 feet away.

    Assuming it works from a reasonable distance excited about this.. typing in those codes it a PITA!

    • Bert George

      man, i totally would be stoked even if it had to be that close. sure beats typing in 25 characters using the controller.

    • Mr XBob

      Always got to pick out something to complain about. I’m sure it works a little further away too, but does it really matter?

      Would you rather sit and type a long code into your console using your controller (even with a keyboard it’s annoyingly slow) or simply walk a couple of feet to your TV and let it be done within 5 seconds?

      • shinji

        I actually usually do it from my computer.

        • Mr XBob

          That’s fine, as do I (the chatpad on my controller is a bit iffy sometimes) – but even then it takes much longer to look at the card, type the code, look at the card for the next bit etc.. than it does to just point your card at the camera.

          • shinji

            Ahh yes. I would agree. The one thing I forgot to mention is that I usually get my codes online via instant delivery. (Thank you Amazon) Of course in that case the camera would not be of any help at all.

          • F.Witzer

            They should just give Amazon a link instead of the code, so you can click on the link and put in your Xbox credentials and it will credit you. but Copy and Paste is not too bad.

          • shinji

            Yup. I agree however I don’t think that is possible quite yet.

    • Jeremy Sutherland

      Come on! Are you seriously going to complain about that? This is pretty awesome and way better than keying it in on the controller or even the chat pad. Entitled people are never satisfied…

      • F.Witzer

        why not expect the best? for $500 I should!
        Again, not complaining about the feature, but pointing out a flaw in the demo.

        • shinji

          I think he was also showing it working from a short distance which I will need for my placement.

    • Ryan

      Is it hard to get up from your seat and move a little closer to the TV for a few seconds and then move back?

      • F.Witzer

        Wow, you people really know how to get panties in a bunch!
        I guess it would be hard.. as I would have to dig out the kinect as well.

        • Ryan

          You’re one of those people I’m seeing way too much these days that will try your hardest to find something negative with every bit of news about the Xbox One…

          • F.Witzer

            not being a fan boy is a bad thing? You should always expect and demand the best.. this coming from a Day 1 360 buyer who waited in 20 degree weather in the middle of the night to get my hands on it, and a Day 1 pre order of the Xbox One. So I fully support it, but I do expect the best.. sorry I am not a sheep…

  • Kreets

    That is awesome!

  • GMUPatriots

    I love this! Typing in long codes always stunk.

    • Death Dealer

      Yeah, “XBOX, use a code” is so much easier.
      I wonder if the Xbox 360 will get this feature somewhere down the line too.

    • drnimrod

      Typing ANYTHING on xbox 360 has always sucked.

    • joevsyou

      ya, always went straight to the website to handle it.

  • Mitchell Hall

    This is is pretty ssweet I was thinking it’d be cool if you could just say the letters out loud and kinect pick it up for you

    • Paris Suleyman

      QR code scan much quicker and easier though

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        yeah and it saves you all of 2 minutes. so awesome.

  • Daniel Harrow

    Awesome!

  • dibils

    yeah but what resolution are the QR codes!

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    that’s pretty cool, whoever came up with that idea is under paid it features like that we need over the 6 yrs on xbox ive type so many codes in

  • m1nh0ca

    That’s cool… but still not enough to convince me to get a Xbox One…
    I will wait from 2 – 3 years.

    • dibils

      you will buy it in january

  • Pete

    That’s pretty cool.

    Unless of course you’re still wearing your tin hat in which case Kinect won’t be able to see it from inside the cupboard. :-)

    • Death Dealer

      :D

  • MrRadiolips

    Wouldnt it be easier just to do it from your cell before you got home just to stand in front of your T.V. I suppose its new.

  • DavidinCT

    Ok, cool, just get the Xbox one out to customers so we can start the public beta test…and buy games that SHOULD be in 1080p but, only get them at 720p…

    (Every system has it’s bugs, no matter how many testers there are, the first 6 months is the biggest deal on a public software/hardware release)

  • Dylan

    Neat. Wish we had actually gotten that Milo game out of it though (remember they were using this feature to show drawings). Who knows what it could have been…

    • John Conor

      With Unity now being free I’m thinking we’ll see a lot of interesting ideas for Kinect next year. A lot of junk also, but possibly some gems.

  • Eric Lawson

    An awesome use of Kinect.

    • MrRadiolips

      No…its really not. I cant believe that so much of you puppets are excited about such a stupid thing. My phone does this…why buy a card then bring it home just so you can stand in front of a camera just to get it activated. This is gimmicky bull spit.

  • Brian Pajak

    Now this is a good use of Kinect! These are the types of things we need to see more of.

    • MrRadiolips

      Thats not a good use for the Kinect…how is it a good use when i can do this with my phone.

  • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

    This is awesome, and a badass way to reveal it too.

  • mata7

    this copy cat ps4
    How fast is to share a game on PS4?

  • Charles Walton III

    That is pretty cool.

  • consumedesign

    Guessing there are a ton of people that have been on longer, more GS and more games played… I’ve been on live since splinter cell CT, have GS of over 110k, and 382 games played (more on the shelf)… got a code but not sure if I want to get a One… leaning towards the PS4 right now. Wait a good year anyhow since I have a ton of games to yet play, see how it all shakes out. Guessing the One will drop the kinect and make it cheaper as well.

    • Matt Dargis

      Kind of hope they never release a sku without Kinect. That’ll fragment the player base and developers will not add Kinect features to their games

  • drnimrod

    And it’s all done in glorious 720p resolution!!!

    That is, if you want to keep your 60fps, of course.

    • DrToker

      But you will have a harder time redeeming your codes on the SoP4, since the SoP4 Network will be down 3 months at a time.

    • John Conor

      O yes that absolutely beautiful Forza 5 1080P 60fps Launch trailer doesn’t exist….

  • gamer04

    oh nice, thanks major. i use codes all the time so this will be great, thanks for showing us this , i’d love to see more little how-to videos like this :)

  • Byyys

    So basically you ONLY get 14 days Trial of Xbox live when you buy a new xbone!
    Why not a year?!

    • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

      Why would you… They’re already giving Xbox Music and Xbox Fitness for free. Fitness is a HUGE thing and is free for 13 months.

      • John Conor

        Where did they mention Xbox Music for free? Remember a link? I must have missed it. That’s super exciting!

      • John Conor

        Thanks for the link.
        That’s freaking fantastic. I use Xbox music all the time on windows 8.1 for free, was always disappointed I couldn’t use it on 360 for free.

        That also solves my problem with not being able to rip CDs to the console. I’ll rip it to my PC and add it to the my Xbox Music Library. That just made my day, Thanks!

        • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

          Does Xbox Music have Last.FM scrobbling? I’ll be using it once it does, if ever. I need credit for my music listening!

      • Gazza!!!

        You get 15 free songs then hit a pay wall for music sooooooo um yea.

        • John Conor

          Damn, well there goes that solution thanks for clarifying

          • Gazza!!!

            It was true for a while then Penello who tweeted it was free admitted he was mistaken.

          • http://raptr.com/unscleric/about UNSCleric

            “But don’t forget, Xbox Music supports Play-To of all your music directly from your PC.” – Penello’s recent tweet.

      • Byyys

        Because unlike some, I don’t want to use a Kinect to jump around in front on my TV, prefer to sit down relax and play my games. its a way over priced console, its not worth the 500euro as it is. As i suggested before it needs to come with more stuff, like Xbox live for a year, perhaps a battery back for your controller. or even 2 controllers. a free full downloadable game code. something to make it worth buying!

  • SFOpatronangel

    Yes, that redeem method is definitely cool and fast, but the main question remains:
    When Xbox One will release in Greece?

  • joevsyou

    nice!

  • joevsyou

    ya… i hate how this stuff works. “thanks for being loyal member”… Been on xbl for 6 years with same account never running out of gold, spend easily 100’s on their store, 40k gamerscore.

  • Gazza!!!

    Good times.With all the time I spend entering codes that should save about 5 minutes a year.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      This.

  • Florida Tryhard

    oh wow xbox can scan a useless code but It cant play games in 1080P

    • Paris Suleyman

      Fifa 14, Forza 5, NBA 2K14 all confirmed 1080p on Xbox One

      • WARLORD

        O joy racing and sports game… Just what I was buying nextgen for…NOT!

        • evilfangs .

          What was you buying next gen for then? Current gen ports of Ghosts and BF4?

          • WARLORD

            I don’t know xone titanfall, ryse, ps4 killzon, infamous, the order 1866, I can keep going if you like…. Sport games I don’t like, racing games are a bore that never change much. My point was thous games are just fillers no core gamer care’s about,……………

          • evilfangs .

            All ports of current gen games. No game announced is actually a real next gen game.

          • WARLORD

            Really then what’s Ryes?? How about killzone it was built from the ground up just for next gen same with infamous, witch is only a few months out….

          • The_Mad_Prophet

            Because core gamers only like what you like and only play what you play? Man it must be tough setting the standard for the rest of us.

          • WARLORD

            Lol I don’t speak for all core gamers. I go buy what I see and I don’t no many core gamers that play sport games.

          • MrRadiolips

            I agree. I dont see people going to LAN parties playing sports games…imagine how stupidily boring that would be.

          • The_Mad_Prophet

            So in other words, you form assumptions about “core gamers” based on the level of marketing you see. lol. As for me, almost everyone I know personally that I would consider to be core gamers also happen to play Madden, FIFA, etc. If people weren’t buying those games by the millions, they wouldn’t keep cranking them out annually (just like COD).

          • WARLORD

            The fact is its all assumption my friend your just going by what you see too… As for sales you assume sales are driven by core gamers. There not, if you need proof on that its called Google use it…..

        • avi

          forza 5 actually looks next-gen and runs at 60fps native 1080p.
          whereas ghosts looks like a crappy last-gen game and runs at only 720p. I’m guessing the fault lies with infinity ward. the development team just sucks, plain as that.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      sometimes. the code thing isn’t really anything big. it took all of about 2 minutes to put in the codes for me. maybe this is for slow typers.

  • ZachAlden

    Well, I didn’t get an email for a free copy of KI or and Xbox One….. But I did get an email about a Yankee Candle sale…. Eh, close enough…

  • Keith Figurski

    I hope they fix it where if you try to add a XBox Live time code that is less time than the last one you used, it does not erase the remaining time on on your old one & start the new code. It is not spelled out in the terms & Microsoft does not refund your deleted time. So be careful when using those cards. I speak from experience, as Microsoft has CHEATED me out of almost 2 months time. I took my issue to XBox Ambassadors, Tech support Chat, & phone support. They all said I was out of luck & refused compensation.

    • Guest

      Hmmm, maybe because that doesn’t happen….

    • Guest

      It doesn’t? It adds onto your current subscription.

    • The_Mad_Prophet

      I’ve been buying XBL codes of varying lengths for years and what you described has never happened to me. It always extends my previous expiration date.

      • Keith Figurski

        I should have been clearer…this applies to trial codes. Once my 1 yr Gold ran out, I put in 3 different 14 day trial codes, followed by 3 different 2 day codes. Only got credit for the last 2 day code. Since I did not get any error messages, & NOWHERE on the cards does it say the times are not stackable, I threw the cards out. XB claimed they had no record of any of the other cards & system only keeps record of last one input. I was out of luck.

  • Ryan Dawson

    Major Nelson for this recent give away for loyal members, not winning anything is confusing.

    I’m going on a 7 year tenure (would have been more but lost original account)
    Over 200,000 GS
    Over 300 games played
    Owned every version of the 360 and its color swaps and changes.
    Own over 90+ Arcade games, purchased gamertag changes 15 times, and other content for over $2000. Been dedicated to this system since day one camping out.

    And same with the original xbox camping out and being a member of live since its start with a different account. What do I have do I have to do to be considered loyal. :(

    Feel like I was punched in heart today losing my job and feeling like a system I’ve dedicated myself to doesn’t find me worthy enough to be loyal.

    Alright I’ll stop ranting now, sorry

    • Ryan Dawson

      I realize I am complaining, which is something I never do and while doing so forgot to say Congratz to anyone who did win!

      • NYLatenite

        I hear you – been a paid Live member since the day it launched, 350+ games, beta tested things for them (Dashboard, the new disc test, etc), answered e-mailed surveys, and didn’t see anything in my e-mail. Bothers me to no end – at least call it “random rewards” and not “dedicated”…

        Grats to all the winners – see you all on the XB1!

        • Ryan Dawson

          If its random then yeah I agree it should be called random. Them saying its loyal and for GS and tenure is what I felt let down by. I’ve been reading post of users with 1,000 GS only payed for live once getting free systems and games. :( Awesome for them though Christmas came early

    • Dylan

      I’m a 5 year Xbox Live vet and I got Killer Instinct for free.
      Don’t know why you didn’t get it, pretty lame.

      • evilfangs .

        How do you know if you got KI for free?

        • Ryan Dawson

          Check the email associated with you live account and there should be an email from xbox engage from what I’ve read

          • evilfangs .

            That’s a no KI for me too then I guess.

        • Dylan

          Yeah I receieved an email with a graphic,

          “Welcome to the new generation. You’re a fan of us and we’re a fan of you. For appreciation, we give you KI with all characters unlocked. We wouldn’t be here without you,and we know you’ll do amazing things on Xbox One.
          Thank you from Xbox Live.”

          • evilfangs .

            Joke and a half that is.

            6 years on gold, over 62k GS, spent well over £8k and have played well over 300 games.

      • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

        when and how you got inform about that ? i don’t know where to look for that and i’de be please to be awarded a game since i am an ambassador and a long time xbox live costumer too

        • Dylan

          I received an email yesterday. Check out whatever email you connected your Xbox Live profile with. If you want to see what it said, take a look at my other comment down below.

          • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

            thanks, i was not as lucky as you were :( no gift for me , but that’s ok lol, money is there for that ! Congradulation by the way. I saw a lot of people reporting free xbox one. that is an amazing reward.

    • Jonathan Pedroza

      I could buy a car if I haven’t spent about $7500 american dollars (a popular hatch car cost less than this here in Brazil) in my X360, mostly Marketplace content, and I wasn’t even aware of this “giveaway”. Not mentioning that this “Games for Gold” isn’t worth for me, because I already own every single game that they’re offering… Since it’s not worth it to keep up with next-gen consoles (now that I’m seeing that MS doesn’t care much about gamers, not even games itself), it’s hard to spend lots of money on the XO (it costs about $1000 here).

  • Paris Suleyman

    Love this, typing in codes was always so tedious!

  • http://www.benknight.net/ Ben Knight

    “Xbox run games natively at 1080p” xbox one dies… just kidding, you know i love you xbone!

  • Canelo Vasquez

    This is just a beginning. I knew that Microsoft had a different vision for the Knect, I love what I’m seeing.

  • ElektroDragon

    THANK YOU MICROSOFT! SO SICK OF ENTERING THOSE CODES ALL THE TIME!

    • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

      use credit card ?

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        Why when by the looks of it this should/could work on all the day one codes that some tames have and not just subscriptions

  • http://twitter.com/xbudz Xbudz

    Hope the cards still need to be activated at retail or people will just snap photos with smart phones.

    • Essel Wilson

      I’m sure they will, otherwise everyone will have free gold membership and whatever else they can get pictures of.

  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    I do read comments. No idea about that promotion, as marketing ran it.

    • Matt Dargis

      Thank you for the response.

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      :)

  • Senses Failed

    I am a huge 360 fan, just got back from a ps4 lock in. You guys are boned

    • Miles Taven

      Why because 1080p COD and $100 cheaper? Hardly boned.

      • Senses Failed

        Kinect has gimped performance, they are stuck with that sku.. And years of ‘the ps4 version is superior’. They done ballsed up and i’m a HUGE xbox fanboy, before their reveals there was no doubt what console i would be buying

        • The_Mad_Prophet

          Eh, the ps3’s hardware was a little better than the 360 and it didn’t translate into a huge win. I suspect this go around will be the same.

          • Roberto Merino

            That is because in fact the PS3 hardware was not even a little better than the 360 overall. PS3 had maybe a more powerful processor but a pain to use efficiently, but has a less powerful GPU and a trickier and slower memory system. Games are mostly GPU dependant now a days and the 360 is more balanced so it won technically by a small margin.

            This time around it is undeniable that the PS4 has a much better GPU (Like an HD 7790 vs a HD 7970) and much faster memory, and i am the first one who hurts admiting it, but it is a fact.

      • The_Mad_Prophet

        COD isn’t native 1080p on either system; they both are upscaled (albeit from a slightly higher starting point on the ps4). Translation: unless you’re playing both systems side by side, you’ll never know the difference. Much ado about nothing.

        • Roberto Merino

          You are wrong, COD is indeed native 1080p in PS4, in fact there is no game announced running at native 720p in the PS4 yet, while on the xbox One the only game running at 1080p is Forza 5, the rest are all 720p with the exception of Ryse runnng at 900p.

          There is a world of difference in 720p vs 1080p if your TV’s native resolution is 1080p, a lot, lot, lot of a difference. Really.

        • WARLORD

          gamespot com

          Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin today laid to rest a lingering rumor about the comparative resolutions for Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

          On Twitter, he confirmed that the game is native 720p on Xbox One (upscaled to 1080p), while the PS4 version is native 1080p.

          “Hey,
          been on the road last couple weeks so haven’t had a chance to update,
          but wanted to confirm that for Xbox One we’re 1080p upscaled from 720p.
          And, we’re native 1080p on PS4,” Rubin said.

          “We
          optimized each console to hit 60 FPS and the game looks great on both,”
          he added. “Still on the road, but glad to see the great reception to
          Extinction. Can’t wait for next week’s launch.”

        • Alex_Atkin_UK

          Battlefield 4 is upscaled from 900p, COD supposedly IS 1080p native on PS4.

          • The_Mad_Prophet

            Ahh, my bad. It’s easy to get the two games confused..

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      There boned because you had limited time with one console???? how does that make sense

  • Senses Failed

    40,000? Pfft i’ve almost got that on a 2nd profile

    • The_Mad_Prophet

      You just set off the douche alarm.

  • Swat

    So?

  • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

    why infinite loop ? whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    • GmailIsDown

      just to mess with your head

  • Matt Dargis

    My bad.

  • Joshua Long

    This machine continues to impress. Most people haven’t realized it yet but the upgrade in graphics on both consoles will not be that impressive especially compared to the previous gen going from SD HD. The small bump in visuals is why I like Xbone’s extras like what they did with TV. I cannot wait to get my grubby mitts on my Xbone.

  • evilfangs .

    Amazing how wide that lens is. The Kinect even captures the camera guy even at the angle he is standing at.

  • Essel Wilson

    That’s awsome.

  • Generalkidd

    I want to use the Xbox One’s TV Features, but in my college dorm, the TV is cable (coax) and if I’m not mistaken, the Xbox One only accepts HDMI input, not coaxial. What can I do if I want to use the TV integration features?

    • eAbyss

      That’s normal. You just need a cable box with HDMI out from the cable company.

    • Ash2X

      Afaik it was said that other Options should be Tested and Adapters may come. It´s a bit tricky since all countrys have different specs when it comes to TV Programs.

  • evilfangs .

    It kind of looks like a Sony X9 4k Ultra HD TV.

    • Jimmy C

      thanks.

  • Does Not Equal

    At least you don’t feel entitled.

  • Nathanzz

    When I buy something with extras today, the code gets printed on my receipt. Will retailers print barcodes on the receipt or just hand out cards like this instead?

    • ae69ae

      I think Kinect only recognizes the Picture Code.
      Gamestop should start printing the Picture Code on the receipts (Microsoft, Force GS to print the picture code) :)

  • The_Mad_Prophet

    You’re dedicated, just not dedicated ENOUGH. Better?

  • The_Mad_Prophet

    Chatpad FTW. Really, that was the best use of it.

 
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