On Monday we kicked off a short contest to give away this slick lime green, laser-etched 32GB Zune HD.
This slick lime green 32GB Zune HD was smuggled to us from the good folks at Valve way back in the spring. The back of the Zune even has the Left 4 Dead 2 logo laser etched into it.
Microsoft's support for the Zune HD as a game playing device has been pretty abysmal. Luckily there are hackers, one of which has the beginnings of a serviceable Game Boy Advance emulator working on the device.
A batch of new, free, 3D games have shown up on the Zune Marketplace for the new Zune HD. How do titles like Audiosurf and Project Gotham Racing fare on Microsoft's handheld?
This is agonising. I mean, on the one hand, my favourite racing series of all time - Project Gotham - has a new game coming. But on the other...it's not for the Xbox 360. It's for the Zune.
To coincide with the retail launch of the shiny new Zune HD, Microsoft has released extensions for XNA Game Studio 3.1 to aid indie developers in creating games for the mobile media player.
The Zune HD is out today. Doesn't yet have much to do with the 360, aside from these Zunes engraved with logos and characters from current and upcoming 360 games.
This alleged promo video for Microsoft's new music player, the Zune HD, shows that while Microsoft aren't exactly making a big deal out of it, the thing can definitely play games of some sort.