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Month: September, 2008

Gears of War Zune released

30 September, 2008 (22:07) | zune news | By: Harvey Chute

Ooh-whee, check out this limited edition Gears of War Zune 120gb, available November 7. Comes preloaded with 244 GOW pix, music tracks, videos.
It’s yours for $280 at Wal-Mart, or Amazon (affiliate). More pix at the Comments link.

120gb Zune winner

30 September, 2008 (21:49) | giveaways | By: Harvey Chute

It’s a pretty good Tuesday for Zunerama member datumpirate, who won a brand new 120gb Zune player tonight. Congrats! We drew his name randomly from 747 entries.
More giveaways coming up next week. Check’em out in our giveaway board!

Zune Marketplace is back online

30 September, 2008 (13:51) | zune news | By: Harvey Chute

It came back up at 11am Pacific. Whew!
Your life is back. Grab those music downloads and podcast refreshments.
Thanks, Cesar!

Grape Zune?

30 September, 2008 (11:12) | rumors | By: Harvey Chute

Our forum member jon_boy921 pointed out this odd picture on the Canadian version of Zune.net.
Is that a purple flash Zune?
Or some really bad color treatment?
We report. You decide.

Today we draw our 120gb winner

30 September, 2008 (00:01) | giveaways | By: Harvey Chute

Our biggest Zune player giveaway ever happens later today. Get your entry in!

Rumors aplenty about Marketplace outage

29 September, 2008 (18:16) | rumors | By: Harvey Chute

We are currently in the middle of an unusually long scheduled outage for Zune Marketplace.
Our little tech world is now rife with rumors about what’s going on: Is Zune Marketplace coming to Xbox Live? Is this just a re-organizing of the (somewhat shared) Xbox and Zune servers? Is Microsoft rolling out a few more Zune [...]

College students get breaks on Zune players, accessories

29 September, 2008 (17:48) | zune news | By: Harvey Chute

Students at participating college campuses can save a Jackson on Zune players, and 20% off of Zune accessories.
In another reach-out to the post-secondary crowd, free Zune Pass trial cards are being spotted at concerts on college locations - including last week’s  Raconteur concert at San Diego State. Click the Comments link below to see the [...]

You don’t want to see this Zune screen

29 September, 2008 (11:23) | tips | By: Harvey Chute

This was a new one to me, when Zunerama member rdhoss encountered this scary “NG” screen when trying to upgrade his Zune firmware to 3.0.
Fortunately the “NG” display (’no go?’ ‘no good?’) went away after a couple of reboots, and his player updated without further misbehavior.
Now another member, Brponder, has reported it. To get it [...]

Zune Marketplace down starting Monday

26 September, 2008 (22:29) | zune news | By: Harvey Chute

Up to 48 hours of downtime is scheduled for Zune Marketplace, starting Monday at 12:01am Pacific time. Zune Social and the Zune.net forums will also be unavailable.
Presumably this is to upgrade the Zune servers that have been struggling to keep up with increased demand since Zune 3.0 was released ten days ago. We’ve noticed - [...]

5 winners named for DLO cases

26 September, 2008 (04:25) | accessories, giveaways | By: Harvey Chute

We’ve drawn winners for each of our five DLO HipCases. These fine leather cases are a great accessory for Zune 80gb and 120gb players.
Congratulations to: smshmouth182, jwatkins36, rebornempowered, scorey00, and Zune-Meister. Enjoy your cases!