Rockstar announces $500,000 in-game Stimulus Package for GTA Online players

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Oct 11, 2013
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  1. Technical issues are pretty much a guarantee these days whenever a highly anticipated game makes its online debut. It’s incredibly frustrating not to be able to play your just-purchased game as the creators intended and rather than try and prepare...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    To hell with the multiplayer. If they offer me $500 000 in real cash I'll give it a try. Until then the single player campaign is what I'll play (when it comes out on PC of course).
  3. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    Sounds like wall street. Of course, that's only $40 billion a month.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    You know even if they haven't confirmed a PC release yet, I still get the feeling rockstar actually cares a little about the community. Not enough to take priority over money, but it still means more than most other companies now.
  5. They made a total of $1 billion, and more. 500k is a mere 0.05% of the profit.
  6. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Posts: 370   +40

    u know there giving it ingame not inreal life ye?
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  7. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 120

    "Rockstar is offering anyone that has played or will play GTA Online this month a special in-game stimulus package"

    Everybody that plays this month? So that's probably everyone who owns a copy of GTA Online (or at least 95% of them)

    Isn't giving everybody 500k pretty much the same as giving nobody 500k?

    You get an advantage, but so does every other player in the game, meaning nobody edges ahead... so no real advantage and hence no real "reimbursement" for the inconvenience.

    I haven't played the game, so maybe there's a side to this that I'm not seeing, but it feels to me like nobody gains from this.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,743   +3,709

    A quick glance at that figure and the 500K, makes it look as if on 80000 people are playing the game.
    Meaning all current players will edge ahead of future players. Or at least until the next stupid sales promotion with in-game BS.
  9. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Giving people an advantage is not the point of a stimulus. In this case it reimburses people who legitimately lost money through bugs. Not really a stimulus. IRL a stimulus is to encourage spending to get money flowing, not give anyone an advantage.
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  10. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    Thanks Ranger12, for helping people who do not read the article!
  11. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 120

    I read the whole article, but there wasn't really a direct mention of players losing money through bugs in this article, but I guess I should have gone back and read the previous articles as well

    Thanks for clarifying :)
  12. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    Not purposefully being a ****.. but yes, it did.

    Sorry, I notice it's not so direct.

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