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Zune HD's first 3D games go live

updated 10:10 am EST, Wed November 11, 2009

Zune HD gets PGR, other 3D titles

Microsoft today quietly added its promised 3D games to the Zune Marketplace. The new mix brings games that better take advantage of the Zune HD's Tegra graphics chip and are highlighted by Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition, Vans Sk8: Pool Service and AudioSurf Tilt. Other games have also been added to the small catalog, such as Lucky Lane Bowling and Piano.

All of the downloads are free but need the recent 4.3 firmware update to take effect.

The additions are a milestone for Microsoft, which has had games on previous Zunes but until the Zune HD was incapable of supporting 3D or of offering separately downloadable games. It partly closes a gap with Apple in offering a modern 3D handheld platform more than a year after such games were available through the App Store. Unlike the iPhone and iPod touch platform, however, Microsoft has said it doesn't intend to have an open app submission process and will for now hand-pick the apps and games that reach the Zune Marketplace.



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  1. taylorv

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    Joined: Sep 2009

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    Cross posting mistake?

    Somehow this article made its way on Macnn. Weird seeing as it has nothing to do with anything Mac related.

  1. iphonerulez

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    Joined: Nov 2008

    +6

    It's Mac related because...

    the Zune HD is resting atop a Mac keyboard.

  1. jarod

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    woopeeee

    That means those 3.5 idiots that actually bought this c*** will actually have a little toy to play with lolllll. You just gotta love MS and even more so the dummies that buy their junk.

  1. lolcat789

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    Stop whining

    The Zune HD is a better platform and you know it. Last time I checked the Zune was sold out on release day. But all of you iDick fanatics just can't wait to have a iDick rammed up your a**.

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