Wow, with the new CTP release of the XNA Game Studio 3.0 you can create games that work on the Zune. Since we only talk about things you can do using the Express products on this blog, you will need to download VC# 2008 Express. However, if you have access to the Visual Studio 2008 Professional or VSTS through one of the academic programs like Dreamspark or MSDNAA, then you could use those products. The difference is the way the IDE (integrated development environment) looks, and you can't do class diagrams in the Express products.
What is interesting is that you are going to be able to connect with a mobile device through an Express product, this is a first for the Express products. Until this time to work with a compact framework device (except for the Xbox) you had to use the Visual Studio professional (VS Pro) or Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), with the exception of the XBox 360. But to connect to the XBox 360 you had to be connected through the special process that used the Live.COM site. Not the case with the Zune
To get started you will need to download and install VC# 2008 Express (or VS Pro or VS Team Systems 2008)
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Hey I'd like to know what language of code needed.