Now scoot kid, and let us know how you fare with yours when you pop on the upgrade. Just happens that we never bothered to rename it from "oh god please work". Microsoft has just released firmware version 3.1 for all models of the Zune MP3 player, and an update to the Zune PC software.The updated firmware adds three new games: Checkers; Sudoku; and Space Battle; as well as a new multiplayer mode for the existing Texas Hold 'Em card game.The multiplayer mode takes advantage of the Zune's Wi-Fi, letting players connect to other players with Zunes.Keeping your computer and software up to date is very important in keeping everything running smooth and secure.It’s also important to keep your geeky gadgets updated as well. Now plug your Zune into your computer with the included USB connection cable and give it a moment to be recognized. Make sure not to disconnect the Zune while the update takes place.
The Zune Social online community got a refresh as well, receiving a general visual makeover and a new "like-minded listeners" option now appears up on the right, displaying the Zune cards of listeners with similar musical taste.
Should you decide to just ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ at all of this, your Zune account will automatically upgrade to a Groove Music Pass account, which costs a month and gives you access to 40 million songs.
Of course, just how all of this unfolds depends upon your Zune account, and for the five or six of you reading this who might have one, Microsoft explains it all on its support page.
And that depends upon Microsoft making the data accessible.
Perhaps that small beacon of hope is enough for you to hold onto the device.