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Microsoft: Zune HD will function as games device

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 Sep 2009 2:24 User comments (4)

Microsoft: Zune HD will function as games device On the day of its release in the United States, Microsoft confirmed that the Zune HD media player will function as a games device, with 3D versions of Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition, Vans Sk8: Pool Service and Audiosurf: Tilt expected to become available by the end of the year. The games will be available from the Zune Marketplace, along with applications for a variety of services including Twitter, MSN and Facebook.
"With today's announcement, the Zune business is growing into a comprehensive entertainment service that's no longer tied to any one screen or device," said Enrique Rodriguez, corporate vice president of the TV, video and music business at Microsoft. "Zune lets consumers connect to their music, TV shows and movie content and enjoy it on the three screens they use every day."

Users have access to a wide range of multimedia through the Zune software running on a PC, or over a WiFi connection if it is available. The Zune HD costs $219.99 for the 16GB version and $289.99 for the 32GB version. It is only currently available in the United States with no plans to release to any other territory being announced yet, but Microsoft will be bringing the brand to Europe when "Zune starts to deliver video content to users through the Xbox Live Video Marketplace".

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

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4 user comments

118.9.2009 6:32

I Got Mine! :)

218.9.2009 12:54

I'm loving mine, probably the best portable media player I've ever used. Can't wait to see how well they pull off a racing game like Project Gotham... could be cool.

318.9.2009 15:44

Originally posted by SSSJDanny:
I Got Mine! :)
"What"! is out now?

418.9.2009 21:55

Until they release one with higher capacities, I'm holding out. Videos and Games can take up a bunch of space. As of right now, my music collection is around 20 GB, that doesn't leave much room for "other" things in a 32GB space. I hope they do make a 64GB version, then I'll grab one.

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