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Goodbye Zune, hello Xbox!

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Microsoft have announced that it's going to be goodbye Zune and hello Xbox for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

Just announced at E3 2012:

Xbox is the premium entertainment experience for video, music, and games on your Xbox 360, on Windows 8 and on Windows Phone. And of course our LIVE service makes it even easier to share, discover, play and more with all of your content.

So in replacing Zune, Xbox will offer offer:

  • Xbox Music will bring you a world-class music library and great new ways to enjoy, share and discover new music across all of your Windows devices.
  • Xbox Games makes your experience with the console even better. You’ll have access to your avatar, recent games and leaderboards, and connections to your friends, giving you anywhere access to things you love about Xbox on the console. You can even purchase Xbox 360 games from anywhere and have them ready for download the moment you turn on your console.
  • Xbox Video provides you access to the video marketplace, making it easy to browse and search for TV episodes and movies. You can see your videos in your personal collection and even cue the TV show or movie up on your Xbox 360.

This is quite exciting - we should hear more news at the Windows Phone summit which is only 2 weeks away!

[Via: MajorNelson]

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