Category Archives: Zune
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 | 05:55 BST
The upcoming Xbox 360 update has wrought yet another change to Microsoft’s entertainment structure: Zune Marketplace is being retired in favour of two new storefronts, Xbox Music and Xbox Video. Unlimited streaming will still be available, via the Xbox Music Pass, and those with a Zune Music Pass will be able to grab their ten free songs per month as normal. More details are available in a Microsoft FAQ. The main content of the update is the retirement of Microsoft Points in favour of real currency.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 10:55 BST
Microsoft has laid bare its plans for a single log-in with enhanced security across its suite of Xbox and Windows services, as well as other apps owned by the company.
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 | 15:25 BST
Nintendo’s confirmed its line-up for ComicCon this week, featuring the upcoming Mario Kart 3DS, Metal Gear Solid 3DS and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 18:43 BST
Microsoft kicks-off its annual Summer of Arcade today, and it has released the schedule of offerings it’s hosting from now until July 25.
Fri, Jul 08, 2011 | 18:20 BST
A report over on The Daily states the Zune Marketplace on Xbox Live could be changing into a streaming subscription service. According to an anonymous source at Microsoft, the Zune service could take on the same sort of streaming option Netflix and Hulu Plus offers. It’s unknown if the new initiative will be part of the console’s streaming TV service set to launch in the fall or not, or even if it is part of the rumored Diamond TV service MS was rumored to announce at E3. We’ll send a mail and ask. Thanks, Joystiq.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 | 12:10 GMT
Thu, Nov 25, 2010 | 13:10 GMT
Expect many 12 year olds on Silver subs to scream in your headset on Black Ops this weekend.
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 | 03:43 BST
A new UI? Meh. ESPN? No thanks. Zune Music? Not interested.
Wait, you say our Avatars have longer legs now? Is this… is this what the future feels like?
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 | 07:50 BST
The Zune Marketplace online store, Zune Pass music subscription service, enhanced features on Zune.net and free Zune software will launch on PCs, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox Live in the UK this autumn, Microsoft said this morning.
Thu, Jul 29, 2010 | 22:56 BST
The final cover art and a couple pages from the premiere issue of the Kane & Lynch comic from DC Comics’ Wildstorm are posted in lovely screen format after the break.
Mon, Jun 14, 2010 | 19:20 BST
Marc Whitten has just shown Zune Marketplace on Xbox Live with full voice control.
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 | 17:53 GMT
The Major has revealed the March release schedule for Xbox Live Marketplace.
Looks like CoD: World at War maps will be getting the Deal of the Week treatment.
Sat, Jan 23, 2010 | 22:45 GMT
Microsoft has sent over an announcement that the Zune Marketplace on XBL will go down on January 25 for 24-hours.
Fri, Jan 15, 2010 | 18:36 GMT
Major Nelson has posted on his blog that Microsoft is currently hiring folks for Team Xbox.
Thu, Nov 12, 2009 | 19:09 GMT
Microsoft has added six new games to the Zune Marketplace, and if you are the proud owner of a Zune HD upgraded to v4.3, these games can be yours.
There’s Audiosurf Tilt, Checkers, Lucky Lanes Bowling, Piano, Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition, and Vans SK8: Pool Service.
Neato, huh? Go log in and get ‘em kiddos.
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 | 09:25 BST
Microsoft’s put out XNA extensions for Zune HD, as you can see here.
The update adds the following functionality:
- The ability to target and develop for the Zune HD media player.
- The addition of new Touch APIs to the XNA Framework for use on the Zune HD.
- The addition of new Accelerometer APIs to the XNA Framework for use on the Zune HD.
Shit your pants right now, Apple. Actually, maybe hold off until Microsoft manages to release Zune anywhere else apart from America.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 11:33 BST
Kotaku’s spotted a teaser for something called Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition in a trailer for Zune HD that popped up on Monday.
There’s a very brief look at it in the video. It’s a 3D racer, obviously.
When? Dunno. Is it being done by Bizarre? No idea. We’ll ask, and shit.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 11:14 BST
A shot of a Crackdown 2-branded Zune HD just popped up – and here it is.
Pretty. All we need now is a UK release and we’re off.
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 | 10:40 BST
Engadget has managed to snap up a promo video showreel of the Zune HD, which releases tomorrow in the US.
Now, about the 30 second mark, look closely. What do you see? A racing game for the portable, with the narrator of the ad stating you can “play games” on the device.
Considering Microsoft has been silent on having gaming capabilities for the Zune HD, this might be the confirmation needed.
More through the link.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 18:55 BST
Jesus. Steve Ballmer whipped out his Zune HD for Engadget at D7, showing off some video and the touchscreen.
Those journos will be doing sex wee over that for years. Salute them with page impressions.