Thanks to its otherwise much-criticised required Kinect, the Xbox One can circumvent the dreadful business of tapping in codes on a control pad.
The context implies (but does not promise) Microsoft will use this to allow gamers to enter codes - for promotions, extra content, and so on - by waving an image at the console's ever-watchful sentinel rather than going through all that control pad nonsense which makes you want to throw the bloody thing through the nearest window and go back to PC gaming.
To my reddit friends -- yup -- this works! http://t.co/QHnOPZqib1
— Marc Whitten (@notwen) July 1, 2013
Hooray. Next generation technology delivers at last - although there's no guarantee Microsoft and third-parties will act on this potential.
The Xbox One is due before the end of the year and Microsoft swears its eerie new Kinect won't watch you in secret.