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  • The 2009 30GB Zunepocalypse. Don’t Panic.

    Holy crap. It seems these days that no one wants to write about Microsoft unless something goes wrong. One look at Techmeme today, and you’d think that all the Zunes rose up at once, coming to life with the sole purpose of killing your mother. In case you hadn’t heard yet, the 30GB Zune (and only that...
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  • Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0 Released

    Holy Smokin Binaries, Batman! PDC2008 is not over yet, and the bits just keep flowing. Microsoft has released the final version of XNA Game Studio 3.0 , which allows developers to create games for both the Xbox 360 and the Zune. Now I’m hoping they announce how games are going to get on my Zune in the...
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  • Zune Marketplace Coming To Xbox 360?

    Rumor has it that Microsoft has bought 5 hours of airtime on G4TV on September 25th. According to Kombo , Microsoft will be announcing: Free DLC for Halo 3, and paid DLC for Mass Effect and GTAIV Six free Xbox Originals for download A partnership with Sirius XM Satellite Radio 12 new exclusive titles...
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  • Zune Finally Out-iPods the iPod

    In a move that is unlikely to silence those who ignore Microsoft products until their third revision, the software giant will launch their third-generation Zune on Tuesday, Sept 16th. This release, available through new Zune models from 120GB down to 8GB, as well as through firmware updates available...
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  • Disneyland’s “Innoventions Dream Home” By HP & Microsoft

    I was the first tech news site to break this story a while back, and I’m glad to finally see this come to fruition. Microsoft has teamed with Disneyland, HP, Life|Ware, and Taylor Morrison to combine Microsoft’s “ Home of the Future ” with the HP MediaHome into the “ Innoventions Dream Home ” at Disneyland...
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  • XNA Games Coming to Zune, Live & Live Marketplace Next?

    At their GDC '08 Keynote, Microsoft showed off Zauri , a "top-down shooter" built using XNA Game Studio... running on a Zune 2. Microsoft's Chris Satchell did the demo, and he said that games would be portable across the Microsoft entertainment ecosystem, "from Windows to Xbox to Zune." This is fantastic...
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  • Why Isn't the Halo 3 Soundtrack on Zune Marketplace?

    So the new Halo 3 soundtrack came out over a week ago, and I've been really excited to hear it. I wanted to buy it on Zune Marketplace, and it shows up under the search , but you can't buy it. Hey Microsoft, what gives? Having the soundtrack up there is like a no-brainer, especially given the fact that...
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  • Having Zune Power Issues?

    If you've just upgraded your Zune 30 to the new firmware, have you found that your battery isn't lasting nearly as long? Zune-Online.com has the answer . Turn on the WiFi, crank up the screen brightness, and turn on the radio until the battery dies. Then fully recharge it (overnight if you have to),...
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  • Zune Team Thinks GamerCards Trump a WiFi Store

    The Zune Team made their huge announcement today , launching the new Zune 2's and the rewritten Zune Marketplace . While I'm not going to belittle the work they've done in that respect, I have to wonder... ZuneCards? WTF?!?!? How in the world is that more important than being able to buy stuff over your...
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  • Review: Microsoft Zune - Halo 3 Special Edition

    DISCLAIMER: This review was not solicited by Microsoft, the equipment was purchased with my own money. Recently, my girlfriend Nicole surprised me with a rather unexpected birthday present: a brand new Special Edition Halo Zune . I had never experienced a Zune before, so I was really excited to try it...
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