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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:01 PM

New ZuneHD device could play Xbox Live games
Posted by XanTium | April 15 08:01 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From pocketgamer.co.uk:


Details on this new device are still pretty sketchy, but it's sounding as though it'll be compatible with Microsoft's software development kit, XNA.

To those of us who know nothing of coding, this essentially gives the ZuneHD the potential to play Xbox Live games, and with the rumour of a touchscreen also circulating, this could be the Xbox Portable Bill's boys have been so avidly denying.

It would seem like a wasted opportunity for Microsoft to release a new PMP that doesn't give the iPhone at least a bit of competition, so fingers crossed the ZuneHD will live up to the rumours.


Full Story: pocketgamer.co.uk






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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:07 PM

Yeah, cause you can't dev for the existing Zune with XNA... oh wait, you can.

Really, if they made a new one, they aren't going to ditch that ...

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:24 PM

If it supports XBLA games and Xbox Live video content I would be all over this.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:46 PM

Heh you beat me to it! The existing zune can indeed already use the XNA. In fact, anybody who uses visual studio can download the Zune template for free from the developers site and create and debug natively on the zune. In fact, with the new zune software and firmware, it actually comes with two games on XBLive already: Texas Hold'em Poker and Hexic. And touchscreen on the new zune? Oh boy...I hear the screams of a thousand apple fanboys now.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:09 PM

arg, I wish people wouldn't go so nuts over touch screens. Until someone comes up with a way of providing accurate tactile feedback I won't buy a device with a touch screen.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE(AcidPenguiN @ Apr 15 2009, 04:45 PM) View Post

arg, I wish people wouldn't go so nuts over touch screens. Until someone comes up with a way of providing accurate tactile feedback I won't buy a device with a touch screen.



Judging by the sales, touch screens are what many people want. Deal with it.

Edited by g8crapachino, 15 April 2009 - 07:30 PM.


#7 johnnyrico

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE(g8crapachino @ Apr 15 2009, 09:05 PM) View Post

Judging by the sales, touch screens are what many people want. Deal with it.

Judging by the sales, touch screens are what many rich showoff gadgetfreaks want. Deal with it.

Fix't

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE(johnnyrico @ Apr 15 2009, 10:40 PM) View Post

Judging by the sales, touch screens are what many rich showoff gadgetfreaks want. Deal with it.

Fix't


So.. pretty much everyone who's going to buy a high end music player.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:22 AM

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MS, do you know, everytime you make a Zune we do this tongue.gif

#10 guvna

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:28 AM

ahh, the good old Zune.

I've yet to see one up close and personal over on the island here because absolutely no-one CARES ABOUT IT!!!!!

I'm inundated with websites and adverts and everything from m$, yet you try finding one here.

Sorry, but they should have done this a lot sooner.
Aint gonna change me from my Ipod now.
Tough shite.

#11 Tyrannical

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:13 PM

If I could play Live arcade games that I already bought on the 360 without rebuying them, and maybe online play through my gamertag. Wow if they did that.




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