Amazon and Rockstar Team Up to Bring You MP3 Downloads Via GTA IV
Apparently, the glorious American version of GTA IV will allow gamers to to download MP3s from Amazon for use in the game. Thanks to the success of Rock Band and its downloadable content, Rockstar and Amazon have decided to get in on the “music download wagon”.
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 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.
Although the songs downloaded will not be accessible outside the game, with over 150 tracks for the GTA IV soundtrack alone, you will have ample music to crash, kill, maim, cruise and pick up hookers to. How awesome is that?
Thanks: Yahoo Games