NEWS - Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Zune HD Gaming Confirmed

 

The company said in a press release that the touch-screen media player, which released in the US today, will support “fun 3D games” such as Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition, Vans Sk8: Pool Service and Audiosurf Tilt.

Games can be added to Zune HD via Zune Marketplace over the Wi-Fi connection or when connected to Zune PC software.

The announcement follows comments made by Shane Kim, the outgoing corporate VP of strategy and business development at Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, that a Microsoft handheld gaming device was an inevitability and only a matter of “when”.

Available in the US only, the 16GB Zune HD retails for $219.99 and the 32GB version for $289.99. The device features a built-in HD radio receiver, HD video output capabilities, an OLED touch screen and an internet browser. Microsoft also said that it will support applications like a calculator, an MSN Weather app, Twitter and Facebook.

While the company hasn’t announced plans to introduce Zune hardware in Europe, it has said that the brand will become “the premium partner” in the Xbox Live Video Marketplace. Xbox Live users will soon be able to stream to rent or download to own TV and film content, representing the first time the Zune service has been available in Europe.

“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.”


Source: http://www.edge-online.com/

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,715
Forum Posts: 725,815
Xbox One Titles: 1,353
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,734
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,590
Screenshots: 31,628
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox Game Pass
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 25 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada July, 2018 playdate info.
Post by Kiesey
2 Replies, 133 Views

Manette Xbox One Xfest18
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 436 Views

Xbox One X Mountain Dew
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 310 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada June 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 466 Views

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 785 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 752 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 1015 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 690 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 739 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 1029 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1150 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 1407 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 1197 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1555 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics