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Have you gorged on an entire series of Game of Thrones? Then you deserve a reward. Microsoft plans to give special “awards” to viewers in return for watching television shows and adverts on its new Xbox One console.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/been-watching-game-of-thrones-have-a-reward-microsoft-xbox-one-could-could-give-awards-to-gamers-who-watch-tv-and-adverts-8634616.html
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it's happening

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it's happening


LOL I remember seeing this somewhere, I don't remember where though
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it's happening
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i wonder what hapens when you close your eyes through the adverts :S they start deleting my game saves?
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LOL I remember seeing this somewhere, I don't remember where though
Probably the best episode of Black mirror "15 million merits"
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So I could just leave the console running to rack up awards.
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The reward could be virtual, in the form of extra scores on a game, or “coupons for an advertised product or service, or an actual product.” Viewers who complete a series could be rewarded with free downloads of a future show or a new game.

What are the chances of users not being abused by ads and actually receiving decent rewards, though?
Something like this could be pleasantly beneficial or intrusive and frustrating.

If you leave the area to where Kinect can't see you or you don't acknowledge the ad it would most likely void the reward. MS certainly won't allow you to leave the area and still be rewarded if they have the option.
Edited by Pendulum - 6/4/13 at 1:49am
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So I could just leave the console running to rack up awards.

Ahh, But the kinnect............
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Ahh, But the kinnect............
So I could just leave the console running to rack up awards while a cardboard cutout sits in the room.
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Can anyone confirm it plays games?
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So I could just leave the console running to rack up awards while a cardboard cutout sits in the room.

Heat sensors + AI facial recognition

/skynet
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