Will gaming on the Zune HD be kinda awkward?

Update: I know that there are no games, even apps available on the Zune HD yet, just thinking “what if”

When I was looking at the photos of the iPod Touch I noticed that the device is perfect for gaming as the LCD screen’s orientation and position is similar to other handheld consoles like the Sony PSP and Nintendo Ds Lite. All of them have centered screens in landscape mode.

The Zune HD’s OLED screen, on the other hand, is centered in portrait mode but NOT in landscape mode. You can notice above the right thumb has way to much space while the left thumb has no choice but to hold the screen.

I think this poses a problem when playing games on landscape mode as the left hand would have a problem holding on to something that does not respond to touch. I’m a gamer on my iPod Touch but I always find myself accidentally hitting some screen menus and options that I don’t want to, this is while holding the iPod like a NES controller (not like the photo above)

This “problem” can be easily addressed though by adjusting the interface and gaming controls. But still, it does look awkward…well to me it is. What do you think?


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  1. although i agree it may seem a bit awkward in regards to the fact that the screen isnt centered, i dont think any kind of gameplay would be that difficult, as i would see myself holding it by the sides more. frankly, i couldnt see holding it by the edges at the top/bottom as portrayed here, for fear of accidentally dropping it. nice job on the photoshop there though

  2. The way the device is held above is just applicable for driving games, or those that utilize the accelerator. Most often, games that require touch would be held like a typical console controller.

  3. Rom, I think this video will finalize the rumors about zune having apps (or, in this case, games)

    Here's you go:


  4. Thanks Jhoeforth! by the way, the zune hd box is looking good.

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