Xbox Live games now on Zune

It appears that with the demonstration that Xbox Live XNA games are coming to the Zune! These are the community developed games using the XNA studio 3.0 tools, but I would venture to expect 1st party published games as well. Cesar on the Zune Insider blog was smart to point out that XNA is available…

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Music from Zune Commercials

This seems to be a popular page on the site for people looking for the Music from the Zune Commercials, so I am going to update it with the latest information I could find on the commercials since the original 2006 post.  Since I originally had posted this,  the Zune Marketplace has been upgraded so…

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Microsoft buys Danger….Zune Phone in the works?

Microsoft Absorbs Sidekick Danger Inc. So it seems Microsoft is on a buying spreed as of late, and the acqusition of Danger could be seen as another entry point into the younger, hipper market for mobile devices.  Windows Mobile has always been in the realm of the "business" mindset, and they may be making a run…

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Use v1 Zune A/V Dock with v2 Zunes

Here is a photo guide to using the Zune80 in the v1 Dock. Since the v2 dock came out which supports the Zune30/80/8/4 via removable face plates, the v1 dock has been on clearance (Originally $99, now $25!) at places like buy.com.  So since we had 2 Zune30’s in the family, and love having the…

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Zune Multi-Format Support on Vista64

The Multi-Format registry keys to allow you to use non-WMV video on your Zune for awhile now, but those of us with Vista 64 found that they did not work. This has to do with the WOW (Windows on Windows) subsystem that has the 32-bit Zune software running in a 64-Bit environment. The problem is…

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Zune, Codecs, and Debugging

A few weeks ago I had wanted to put some downloaded video onto my Zune, but it was not in a format that was easily recognized without additional software.  The problem appears that my PC was missing the proper CODEC needed, so I had decided to install one of the many "Packs" that are around. …

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Zune to come – My Wish List

As I play with the Zune, I have to say I love the experience.  Even in the v1.0 product you can see the long term plan starting to emerge, and I think it will be exciting to see what revisions come after these.  I believe the community and framework features will really set it apart…

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Just Zune me!

On the way home last night I had spoken to my wife on the phone who said she had a surprise for me, and would give it to me later that evening.   I really had no idea what it might be, but Stacy always comes up with great things that she knows I would like,…

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Zune and MS Points, could it possibly mean Micro Sales Points?

So if you have owned a Microsoft Xbox 360, and have used the Xbox Live Marketplace, you know what MS Points are.   They are simply, a made up digital currency for which you spend to buy online media such as Arcade games, Themes, game add-ons for the Xbox 360 platform. You can buy pre-paid cards…

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