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Old 03-27-2008   #1
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GTA IV: R* Teams up with Amazon

How cool is this? Buying songs directly from your game.

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In a partnership bound to shake, rattle and roll both the music biz and interactive entertainment, Rockstar Games and Amazon have teamed up to create an ambitious new model for digital music distribution. Built exclusively for the upcoming video game blockbuster Grand Theft Auto IV, it allows players to buy real-world MP3s of tracks heard over the game's numerous radio stations in a very seamless manner. (Initially, this service will only be available in the U.S.)

Advertised throughout Liberty City, the cheekily-named "ZiT" technology is built into the game's mobile phone interface system. As players cruise around the world listening to the in-game radio, they can at any point 'mark' a song by opening their phone and dialing the number ZIT-555-0100. Gamers will then receive a text message with the song and artist names, and if they're registered at the forthcoming Rockstar Games Social Club community site, they'll find an e-mail waiting in their inbox with a direct link to a custom playlist on Amazon.com. All songs tagged "ZiT" will be stored here, available for preview and purchase at Amazon's going rate of $.89-$.99 per track. Best of all, those MP3s are free of the Digital Rights Management (DRM) limitations imposed on files downloaded through Apple's iTunes store and thus can be imported into any computer or digital device with no constraints.
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Old 03-27-2008   #2
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As long as people realize this is to download music toyour pc. and not music DLC. Otherwise, thats just dumb.
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Sounds cool, still a little confused on how this will all work, but I'm sure I'll figure it out when the game is released.
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Sounds cool, still a little confused on how this will all work, but I'm sure I'll figure it out when the game is released.
from what im gathering, you are listening to a song in your car. you go hey, thats cool. you send a text in game, which puts it on an amazon list for you to purchase later.

all of this tied to your psn or xbl account
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from what im gathering, you are listening to a song in your car. you go hey, thats cool. you send a text in game, which puts it on an amazon list for you to purchase later.

all of this tied to your psn or xbl account

Couldn't have said it better myself! I think its a pretty cool idea..
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I like the idea, but also, it seems very sell out like in a way.
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