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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 07:08 PM

CES 2007: Microsoft Will Add Games to Zune by July 2008
Posted by XanTium | January 9 13:08 EST

 
From teamxbox.com:


Microsoft will introduce video games for its Zune music player within 18 months to match features available on Apple's dominant iPod.

Peter Moore confirmed the plan to Bloomberg yesterday, saying the Zune's large screen will offer a better way to play handheld games.
"I love the interface, I love the screen,'' Moore said at a dinner with member of the press during the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


Full Story: teamxbox.com and bloomberg.com




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Posted 09 January 2007 - 06:23 PM

First time I see a complely nonrelated Xbox story on the front page...

Thanks. I enjoyed it. A change it welcomed once in a while smile.gif

#3 redwolf

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 06:38 PM

QUOTE(riahc3 @ Jan 9 2007, 07:30 PM) View Post

First time I see a complely nonrelated Xbox story on the front page...

Thanks. I enjoyed it. A change it welcomed once in a while smile.gif

Microsoft, Peter Moore, Game.... xbox related alright. only thing they are getting very slow at posting used news wink.gif

but 2008, thats LOoooooooooong way to go. else EA making games too for iPods
http://news.yahoo.co...nicarts_ipod_dc

#4 lowendfrequency

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 07:15 PM

Damn, 18 months? In the technology world, thats a LONG time. You'd think the other Zune branded devices would be dropping before then. Whatever, I love my Zune... with or without games.

#5 Maverick0984

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:41 PM

I would have gotten a Zune had I not already had a 60GB Ipod Video. Wouldn't make much sense.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:45 PM

Hmm..that's cool. What kinda games? Are they gonna be like Xbox360 Arcade Games? Better? Worse?

..who knows.

But god damn, that IS a long time from now..in 18 months, I'll be 4 months away from turning 18! Gahh!

#7 Ken_D

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:54 PM

Geez, 18 months JUST to add games? Wow, looking forward to podcasting support in 2010 tongue.gif

Wonder how they'll compete with this by then ....

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 01:42 AM

18 months? That is a long time.

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:35 AM

All that effort, and around the same time Apple release something around the same date regarding its iPod family...


http://www.apple.com/iphone


biggrin.gif Zunes cheap on eBay!

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:29 AM

It's going to take 18months to get IPTV firmed up and then comes the big slam. Games, streaming iptv etc. We all know how this story ends. Microsoft will eventually dominate the mobile music/gaming market. XBOX360 is the number one console and no one thought that MS could pull it off a few years ago. Three months ago they bought off the RIAA and pretty much guaranteed amnesty for anyone with pirated music as long as it's on a Zune. Quietly they build the foundation just like they did with XBOX. Taking a loss here to make serious gains later on. They are getting ready to make some big moves in the next two years. Just ask Novell and the soon to be beaten to death Red-Hat (Can you say $300 million dollar legal war chest with a solid IP case).

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:01 PM

I heard a rumour that games on the zune won't simply be loadable via software, but in fact the addition of gaming is actually a hardware attachment for the Zune itself. I can't begin to speculate on how that would look or work, but I like the idea. The screen is big enough to provide a great gaming experience...

Edited by lowendfrequency, 11 January 2007 - 07:01 PM.





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