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If the hugely successful, industry-changing Grand Theft Auto 3 is any barometer, Rockstar's soon-to-be-released Grand Theft Auto 4 has the potential to be one of the biggest titles of all time. Looking to cash in on that potential, Amazon and Rockstar Games have teamed up to create an interesting new aspect of the game that will leverage the ever-increasing bond between gamers and music: Grand Theft Auto 4 is set to include a unique new model for digital music distribution: gamers will be able to buy music for their iPods, PCs, and other devices in-game.
I dont quite get how it works? Is it a code you get when you buy the song, or do you copy it from the game itself??
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What so you buy some music in game and you get it somehow in 'real life'?
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What so you buy some music in game and you get it somehow in 'real life'?
other way around
you buy music and get it in game
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other way around
you buy music and get it in game
Thats what i kinda thought when i read it, like, you spend in-game money to buy music for your in-game ipod...?
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I dont quite get how it works? Is it a code you get when you buy the song, or do you copy it from the game itself??
Will there me a in game limewire? Can we pirate music in GTA4 like in real life? Cus that would be awsome.
    
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How it will work :
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The in-game radio feature of the Grand Theft Auto games has long been lauded, and now players will have the chance to scoop up the songs they hear in the game to listen to in the real world. A new technology called "ZiT" uses the game's cell phone feature. When players hear a song they like, they can dial a number on their in-game cell-phone to receive a text message detailing the artist and track title. For users that sign up for the new Rockstar Games Social Club, an e-mail will then be sent with a link to a custom Amazon.com playlist which features the tracks phoned in. These DRM-free tracks will be priced in the 89-99¢ Amazon price range.
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gamers will be able to buy music for their iPods, PCs, and other devices in-game.
Very interesting
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You could always put mp3s in the game last time. Seems to me like they are just milking people.
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You could always put mp3s in the game last time. Seems to me like they are just milking people.
for the PC maybe but not on the console San Andreas
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for the PC maybe but not on the console San Andreas
You could on the PSP games too, and play them through a Custom Radio station..
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yea same with the xbox or ps2 which ever one i had it for.
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