April 23, 2013 12:45 PM by Smash
Polygon – Microsoft and Pizza Hut have partnered up to launch a pioneer app for Xbox Live that will allow users to order from the chain’s menu directly through their Xbox 360.
The Pizza Hut for Xbox app makes the chain’s entire menu accessible to users, who can then build their own customized pizzas and place orders via Kinect motion controls, voice commands or the controller. Users can link their Xbox and PizzaHut.com accounts and save their order settings to streamline future purchases, as well as view and take advantage of deals at local stores.
The app will let users order from the chain’s full menu, including pizza, pasta, breadsticks and wings, and will feature Facebook integration. After submitting an order, users can share their choice with friends via Facebook.
You know what the most shocking thing about this is? This:
After submitting an order, users can share their choice with friends via Facebook.
Why? Why on Earth would anyone want to share their order on Facebook? Anytime I order pizza, it’s usually just for me and if I don’t eat at least half in a sitting, I’ve let myself down. So sharing my order on Facebook would lead to pure judgement.
I’m actually on the fence with this one. On one hand, it goes perfectly for the 15 year old pimple faced kid who won’t move from the couch that has no permanently molded to his asschecks, has been running strictly on Mountain Dew, and has run through every expletive in the book while “pwning n00bs.” Hit a few buttons and BOOM, pizza is on its way.
On the other side, it’s so fucking ridiculous. How lazy can you be? Do you know how easy it is to pick up your phone and place your order? Not only is it simple, but it’s faster too. Mind blowing, right?
I feel like this thing is going to be successful and start of new trend of ordering food and shit through Playstation and Xbox. At least America’s getting thinner…