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Zune HD marketplace adds 3D games, all free

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Nov 2009 15:06 User comments (6)

Zune HD marketplace adds 3D games, all free Last week Microsoft updated the Zune HD firmware to version 4.3 bringing along with it the ability to play 3D games.
Six games are now available for download in the Zune Marketplace, all of which are free. There is an ad at the start-up of each game. The games are:

* Audiosurf Tilt: Audiosurf creates a rollercoaster ride from any song. Choose any song from your music collection and watch Audiosurf turn it into a unique roller coaster track for you to ride. The song you choose determines the shape, the speed, and the mood of each track. Tilt your Zune like a steering wheel to collect colored blocks and avoid speedbumps. Unlock more than 30 designs, each with its own special theme and color palette.

* Checkers: Enjoy the classic game of Checkers in a beautiful outdoor park setting. Play against the computer or against a friend.

* Lucky Lanes Bowling: Bowl in different game modes: exhibition, blackjack, golf. Play in five different bowling alleys with unique themes, all with the swipe of a finger. Choose from twenty different bowlers and twenty two different ball styles. You can play against the computer or play with up to four friends.

* Piano: Play your own tune, or play along with your favorite music on this electronic piano.

* Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition: Tear through the streets of London, Tokyo, and New York in the Ferrari of your choice using multi touch controls and the built in accelerometer.

* Vans Sk8: Pool Service: From the Admiral to the old abandoned rec center pool, Bucky Lasek and Omar Hassan know a good bowl to skate. Hit the pools and put these Vans skaters to the test with all the tricks in their bag and achieve hero status once you unlock their pro model skateboards.


Read our review of the device here: Unboxing the Zune HD

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6 user comments

111.11.2009 23:15

Ohh Audiosurf! I love that :)

211.11.2009 23:24

Keep the games and apps coming for the ZuneHD, Microsoft!!



....please?

312.11.2009 4:55

First they release a working version of windows, now they are giving away free games...Microsoft has come a long way in a very short time.

412.11.2009 16:56

Originally posted by KillerBug:
First they release a working version of windows, now they are giving away free games...Microsoft has come a long way in a very short time.
lol!! but you forgot to mention 360's that don't need fire extinguishes

52.12.2009 0:18
BaconBIt
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It would be nice if we could develop our own apps for the Zune HD. However, this is very unlikely to come from Microsoft even with the hits they've had recently.

62.12.2009 5:40

Originally posted by xyqo:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
First they release a working version of windows, now they are giving away free games...Microsoft has come a long way in a very short time.
lol!! but you forgot to mention 360's that don't need fire extinguishes
I'm not convinced of this yet...just because it isn't overheating, that does not mean that their cheap parts won't start on fire when their recycled capacitors start leaking...


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