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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:58 AM

Microsoft Hints At Zune Games Content
Posted by XanTium | December 20 20:58 EST

 
From gamasutra.com:


Xbox European boss Chris Lewis has admitted for the first time that Microsoft is considering games content for the recently released portable multimedia player Zune.

Speaking to consumer website Total Video Games, Lewis stated, "You can already plug your Zune device into your Xbox 360 to stream music, pictures and video content. Looking ahead, the vision for connected entertainment provides a number of consumer scenarios and with our heritage in Xbox and Games For Windows, gaming is certainly something we're considering for the device."


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Posted 21 December 2006 - 03:47 AM

Sweet... Zune games would be awesome smile.gif
I wonder how much graphics power that thing has...

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 04:12 AM

It has a Cell processor. Its adequatly prepare for portable gaming.


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Posted 21 December 2006 - 05:22 AM

i say to microsoft, support the archos. have all the games on arcade be compatible to play on this, large screen, and it has a usb connection update that to use the wired 360 controller.

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yeah that will happen

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 11:48 AM

Thats rich...MS shouldn't even bother. The Zune is stillborn.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 03:24 PM

ok sorry dont know zune that much, i know its an mp3 player, but u can play games on it too then ? already been to the m$ site, of course not much there,

so this is basically m$'s version of a mini PSP then play games listen to music, then later of course videos dvds lol.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 06:19 PM

Might be mistaking this for some other device but didn't the pre release videos show some kid playing Halo on it?

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 12:10 PM

QUOTE(Great2bfree @ Dec 20 2006, 10:19 PM) View Post

It has a Cell processor. Its adequatly prepare for portable gaming.


wtf?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zune

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE(Syc @ Dec 21 2006, 12:26 PM) View Post

Might be mistaking this for some other device but didn't the pre release videos show some kid playing Halo on it?

yea it was the origami i think

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 10:16 PM

@elmo sni - im pretty sure that was a joke lol

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:38 AM

The limiting factor for games is going to be the lack of buttons on the Zune to use as a controller.
So figure that any games for it will be either really basic Atari type games with better graphics, or rpg's and quiz games that don't really need complicated controller input.
There's always the ability to turn the Zune into a $250 VMU for the 360.
Though i doubt anyone will buy one just for that use.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:21 PM

Well they could release some sort of controller-adapter that plugs into the bottom port. It would look something like those controllers with built in screens.

Wonder what that would cost...




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