One of the most loved parts of the Grand Theft Auto series is the music and talkshows you listen to as you’re cruising along and driving over pedestrians. With Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas you were able purchase box sets that contained all the music the games had, even if you really only liked about 50% of it. But, those days are over thanks to a recent deal between Rockstar Games and Amazon.com.
With the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack Rockstar is trying something different. When you hear a song you like, you no longer have to run out and by the box set You can call an in-game service called ZiT on your cellphone to mark it. Then, you get a text message with the song and artist name, you can also get an email if you’re a member of the Rockstar Social Club. The email will contain a direct link to download the song from Amazon’s music site for $0.89 to $0.99. As you may or may not know, Amazon.com MP3s are DRM free, which means your not stuck to one device, you can do with it as you please.
Now, the question will be, will Rockstar release new songs to the radio stations to keep us buying more and more? To be honest this will be one microtransaction I will be glad to pay for.
[See also: Grand Theft Auto IV gallery]