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I wish 3rd party apps would be available. Not necessarily open it up to everyone. But licence a very small number of developpers who have a track record of good products. I would pay a couple of bucks for some of these, it would increase to apps/games area so it would not be an embarassment, and would free up the zune team to just do what they stated they want to do.

For example, I was just at the Gamehouse website. They have some classic games (and a whole bunch of crap). Some games are available for cheap on ipod touch and other mobile devices. I would live to have collapse, bounce out, text twist, and Elements on my zune. These would likely be easy ports. Microsoft would still have pretty significant control since they would just have a few licencees and more games would be available. Also, more users would be satisfied with updates since there wouldn't be the perception that apps/games were being completely ignored.

I mean, I would prefer the Zune team be focused on bug fixes, enhancements, browser upgrades, etc.

Shame it won't happen...
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:53 AM
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i will be pissed if they bring another racing game over...Ok not pissed, but disappointed they didn't put that time and money into something the zune doesn't have yet.
Well I would be ultra happy if they released a racing game... Its so fun.. in PGR I have mastered the art of drifting NFS on zHD!!!! Can't wait xD
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:55 AM
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I was hoping Dave would have popped in to clarify.


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I wish 3rd party apps would be available. Not necessarily open it up to everyone. But licence a very small number of developpers who have a track record of good products.
From what I've read here they are taking applications basically from DEVs and have been but I'm not sure whats going on with that if anything.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:53 AM
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What Raymond suggests is exactly what I'm doing.

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Old 04-07-2010, 11:57 AM
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What Raymond suggests is exactly what I'm doing.

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Can you clarify if the leak concerning the release of more apps around this time is true or not?
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:23 PM
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What Raymond suggests is exactly what I'm doing.

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Amen!
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:00 PM
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Can you clarify if the leak concerning the release of more apps around this time is true or not?
Didn't know there was a leak - can you post a link?

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Didn't know there was a leak - can you post a link?

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http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...6&postcount=14

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Didn't know there was a leak - can you post a link?

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Old 04-07-2010, 07:10 PM
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:39 PM
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I think you guys are misinterpreting the twitter page background. Words like "amazing, new, features, instantly" are often used to hook a consumer. So don't be surprised when Dave says it is part of a business model.

As for the Facebook music icon, that is interesting. Those are pictures of real Zunes, so perhaps they are company test devices?
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I'm still confused. The red box around the Twitter background text in that thread says the latest update has amazing new apps, games and features... is that what you're talking about?

Well, the update on Monday was a firmware update - and apps/games aren't part of the firmware, so I guess technically that should be corrected... but I've said all along that we'll be releasing more titles shortly. That's not a leak...

Or are you talking about something else?

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I'm still confused. The red box around the Twitter background text in that thread says the latest update has amazing new apps, games and features... is that what you're talking about?

Well, the update on Monday was a firmware update - and apps/games aren't part of the firmware, so I guess technically that should be corrected... but I've said all along that we'll be releasing more titles shortly. That's not a leak...

Or are you talking about something else?

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they leaked the Need for speed game... right? pls tell me thats NFS on zune.net
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I'm still confused. The red box around the Twitter background text in that thread says the latest update has amazing new apps, games and features... is that what you're talking about?

Well, the update on Monday was a firmware update - and apps/games aren't part of the firmware, so I guess technically that should be corrected... but I've said all along that we'll be releasing more titles shortly. That's not a leak...

Or are you talking about something else?

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I think that answers the mystery!!

Thanks Dave.
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they leaked the Need for speed game... right? pls tell me thats NFS on zune.net
Don't think so. Over on Zune, it was outed as the beginning of one of the Zune Podcasts (Video Vault).

Here is a screen cap for those interested.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7410/ztpod.jpg

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http://social.zune.net/podcast/Trail...1-7ea64fbb7739
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Don't think so. Over on Zune, it was outed as the beginning of one of the Zune Podcasts (Video Vault).

Here is a screen cap for those interested.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7410/ztpod.jpg

And you can watch it here...

http://social.zune.net/podcast/Trail...1-7ea64fbb7739
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I really thought that was NFS but... sigh... well thanks for the clear up though!
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Don't think so. Over on Zune, it was outed as the beginning of one of the Zune Podcasts (Video Vault).

Here is a screen cap for those interested.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7410/ztpod.jpg

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http://social.zune.net/podcast/Trail...1-7ea64fbb7739
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:22 PM
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Don't be too sad. We may still get a musical note instead of the Zune logo in the facebook app. Break out the champagne!
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Don't be too sad. We may still get a musical note instead of the Zune logo in the facebook app. Break out the champagne!
If we get Facebook Chat ever, I will secrete juices of joy.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:59 PM
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What Raymond suggests is exactly what I'm doing.

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Gamehouse Dave. Please talk to Gamehouse...
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