You can now grab pizza from your Xbox 360 
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Darryn Bonthuys
April 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

Pizza the Hutt

I’ve got to hand it to Microsoft, because they certainly do know how to ring every single last cent out of a product. The Xbox 360 already makes cash from Live subscriptions and advertisements, and now, it’s adding fast food to the coffers.

Provided that you’re in America of course. And that your stomach has an adamantium lining that is laced with a touch of vibranium, which would allow you to survive food from the McDonalds of pizza, Pizza Hut.

The Pizza Hut app will allow hungry hungry gamers to do away with that archaic Pizza Hut website and go straight to the menus to order themselves some pizza pie. And of course, the whole thing is better with Kinect. So if you don’t fancy using a controller, prepare to blissfully wiggle those arms and scream in vain at the screen.

When you’ve ordered some quick grub, the app will then save that data on your Xbox or PizzaHut.com account, and will also allow you to Facebook share your adventures in cholesterol.

And that’s how you make money kids. And dammit, I want a localised version of this anyway. I’m already hounding our local Xbox 360 reps to tell the dashboard monkeys here to put apps for KFC Zinger Wings and Guinness beer on the dashboard, but no dice. They ain’t budging.

Pizza

What kind of fast food would you like to see appear on your Xbox home screen?

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  • http://twitter.com/D4RKL1NG Martin du preez

    “What kind of fast food would you like to see appear on your Xbox home screen?”

    How about some GAMES appearing on the home screen?

    • Anon A Mouse

      Have an upvote kind sir.

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      My Sentiments exactly. Well said

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Upvote x9000

    • Rincethis: Spellalicious

      That idea will never catch on…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Angus/685100819 Sageville

      Don’t come here with your pro-gaming propaganda! Jys chatterig neh!

      This is a Revolutionar… gaming website where all we want is a console fast food ordering system!

      Nxt!

  • Deon Steyn

    I would like the local liqour store on the XBOX home screen. I sometimes run out of booze during the weekends and usually I am in no condition to drive.

    • Rincethis: Spellalicious

      Both OVG and I are with you on this. We regularly go through a crate while shooting our way through games on a sat, if we could just hit the middle button, and then press X, life would be smoother…

      • OldVideoGamer

        I would give up booze if they made the console do what it was
        intended from the 80s… that’s just play fcking games. If we wanted all
        this other crap we would be on the PC band wagon.

        Its a joke, a
        pity the console became more popular than the PC otherwise they would
        not be using it as a Trojan horse to gain control of the living room AND
        THAT IS all they have been trying to do since the launch of the xbox.
        They had a long term goal and its going to finally pay off with the
        mandatory Kinect 2, Windows 8, Smart Glass Xboxlive.

        Well done Microsoft, enjoy the $$$$$$$ you deserve it.

        • Trevor Davies

          Enjoy your dedicated gaming hardware ;)

        • Deon Steyn

          Get a Playstation or a PC. Maybe even a Ouya if it supports roms.

        • FoxOneZA – The Chosen One

          For every M$ gimmick there’s an equally proportional P$ gimmick. You are doomed to the VHS era….Doooommeeeed!!!!!

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Playstation then. None of this mandatory Kinect nonsense :P + Free games every now and then.

          Or get a PC. A little more hassle but still less crap than XBox ;)

    • The Bearded Dutchman

      Agreed.

      • Deon Steyn

        It’s 10 in the morning and I am already thirsty.

  • Macethy

    What…THE f*ck? How desperate are MS for money that they do things like this? Will Windows also start having ads in it while you wait for your computer to boot?

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Oh great. Now we only need one guy from Microsoft to read about this and go running to his boss to tell him his brilliant new idea. Well done. You have doomed us all

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Angus/685100819 Sageville

        The next thing:

        “Congratulations! Achievement Unlocked ; Moar! Gimme Moar! (Order 1000 Pizza hut pizzas)”

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          At first I laughed… Then I realised… People would actually try to achieve this achievement if it were real…

          • Sageville

            Man Pizza hut will be rolling in it

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Oh no! Pizza the Hutt!

    hehe. Loved that movie :)

    Anyway, so kinect you say? I can see so many orders that don’t make sense.

    No! No! Remove that topping! I don’t want a prawns and lettuce Pizza! NO!!! NOO!! *waves arms* don’t accept that! NOOOOOO!!!!

  • OldVideoGamer

    Can there be a different SKU? One that has no HUD, no internet port, no trophies or AP, no hard drive and one slot for a memory card, so every cent of my money is going towards my 30 year old hobby of PRESSING START AND FCKING PLAYING THE TVGAME!!!!!… please…

    Oh I forgot, its called the PS2. The last true console that sold over 150million units for a reason.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Bugger that. The last proper tv-games unit was the Sega Megadrive.

      • OldVideoGamer

        GAMECUBE!! Arghhhh that console war was great :)

        But everybody knows that If you are going to give Sega props then the honor goes to the DREAMCAST.

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Ah the good old days

        • FoxOneZA – The Chosen One

          And even Ninty shafted it’s poor users with the Gamecube. A standalone games machine would never survive. I know people that bought the PS3 3 times after each time it broke out of warranty just to play Blu Ray movies.

          Food for thought ;)

  • Trevor Davies

    I’m disappointed, I was picturing mini-pizzas coming out of the DVD-drive.

    • Rincethis: Spellalicious

      You mean BlueRay? HAHAHAHHA! Cough…

      • Trevor Davies

        Now I’m thinking about the ads people are going to get. Someone’s busy jamming his CoD & he/she/it gets a sweet popup message saying, “Hey bro, I see you’ve been playing for 3 hours… aren’t you getting hungry? How about a pizza?” Then there’s finicky controls for saying yes or no & millions of pizzas are ordered by accident & it’s too much effort to cancel the order because that interrupts your gaming & now that you think about it you are a bit peckish.

        • Rincethis: Spellalicious

          0_O Holy shit, do you work for MS?!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            No but he is giving MS ideas I am sure of it. We are on to you @google-b3ba07f0835438e0c954c94031814a2f:disqus ! We are on to you

          • Rincethis: Spellalicious

            Agreed, I fear I have created a monster! 0_O

          • Trevor Davies

            It’s amazing how these ideas just flow once you realise evil is more fun :D

            They also want to bring back TV series like Heroes? Well, take a poll of which characters people like the most & make people pay micro transactions to have them appear in scenes while they’re watching. Of course, you’ll have to be always online for that…

          • Rincethis: Spellalicious

            My, GOD, we have done an Event Horizon, and brought back something truly evil!

          • Trevor Davies

            Maybe I should apply there. I also have another idea about using the Kinect 2 to check out your furniture & send you some suggestions from IKEA.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Stop it! Stop it! You will ruin us all!

          • Rincethis: Spellalicious

            We are onto you Adam Bohr! So THIS is your new job!?

      • Deon Steyn

        Lulz

    • Brady miaau

      Like printing your nokia 920 cover on your 3D printer at home? :)

      sounds great :)

  • Rincethis: Spellalicious

    Darryn, I’m with you on the KFC Zinger Wings!

    • matthurstrsa

      Greatest meal at KFC by far!

      • Rincethis: Spellalicious

        Damn straight!

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    Just wanted to post a picture of CC from Code Geass eating pizza from Pizza Hut

  • The Bearded Dutchman

    mmmmmmm Guinness for strength!

  • Skoobaz

    A disturbance in the force I feel…

  • HvR

    “will also allow you to Facebook share your adventures in cholesterol”

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCKK!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

    NOBODY GIVES A SHIT

    • HvR

      sjoe now I feel better

      • Brady miaau

        Have sommer two upvotes!

        With you 100%.

  • LordCaptainAwesomeness

    Thanks Darryn… now I want pizza after that Header…..geez

    • Brady miaau

      Thanks Darryn, now I do not want pizza after that Header…. geez

      A bit gross for me.

    • http://twitter.com/Darrangedd Darryn Bonthuys

      Pizza the Hutt terrifies me, to be honest.

      • http://twitter.com/MatthewFig Matthew Figueira

        SPACE BALLS! :D

      • LordCaptainAwesomeness

        Pizza the Hut will shit cheese if you show up with a couple of Pints….

  • matthurstrsa

    My next experiment: Buy 1x Zinger burger and 1x double down. Insert double down into Zinger burger. TRIPLE DECKER ZINGER BURGER SUPREME!

    • http://twitter.com/EmperorMarx Marc O Polo

      oh my god! that sounds awesome!!!!!!

      • matthurstrsa

        My wife reckons you’d have to unhinge your jaw to eat it but I say BRING IT ON.

    • HvR

      You used to get the double tower rounder (double filler double cheese) and for R2 extra you could add a piece of pineapple. This double down thing is just to much chicken on chicken action and that motherfucker is greasy as shit.

      But here is a another one: Mighty king steer with double down, beef chicken beef chicken beef

      • matthurstrsa

        That my friend was the legendary double crunch. I’ll be telling my grandkids about that one.

        Your mighty king steer combo is missing one thing: bacon.