GTA 5's Online Mode Has Generated Half a Billion Dollars - Report

The game's microtransactions are proving to be incredibly popular, apparently.

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Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer mode GTA Online is free, but Rockstar offers optional microtransactions for players who want to speed up their progress. It turns out those microtransactions are proving wildly popular, reportedly generating half a billion dollars.

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As part of former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies' $150 million lawsuit against Take-Two, it's been revealed that GTA Online has generated "at least" $500 million in revenue from microtransactions.

To put that number into context, Halo 5's microtransactions brought in at least $1.5 million.

"GTA Online has the potential to achieve the greatest profit margin of any game created in the GTA franchise," reads a line from the lawsuit. This is in part because GTA Online's microtransactions have "nearly 100 percent profit margin," except for development costs and fees collected by storefronts.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said in November 2015 that more than 8 million people were playing GTA Online every week. He has also described GTA Online as "the gift that keeps on giving" as it relates to the money it makes from microtransactions.

As for the game itself, GTA V has shipped 60 million copies, according to the latest numbers from Take-Two. The lawsuit estimates revenue from the game alone to be in the area of $3 billion.

Single-player DLC for GTA V is still under consideration, but these incredible numbers for GTA Online may explain why Rockstar might not be rushing to get it out the door anytime soon.

Rockstar has kept GTA Online fresh since launch, constantly adding new content including more modes, items, weapons, and cars, among other things. Just today, April 12, Rockstar introduced a new mode called Inch By Inch and the Vapid Minivan.

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"Gtas online mode is free" really? I didn't have to pay $60 for the game?

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That crap is filled with mods and so called ''hackers'' why I would bother myself with GTA anyway, got the single player a year now on PC so I'm relatively satisfied with it, because the Online is unplayable. What really bothers me is that other companies are also starting to look like it for a time now. That's what worries me

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Cockstar and their money-grubbing tactics

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@DrizztDark:You still didn't address anything. LOL
I'll give you points for being the king of deflection. Seriously! The whole opening of your statement is nonsense.
A reckoning? LOL!

Sorry bub, it's not about balls. I speak in front of a camera all the time on my youtube channel to just under 15K subscribers (Youtube L1 Games) and I speak my mind when I see fit. But why would I waste my free time talking to you on skype when instead, I can drop a message in 2 minutes here while I'm in my office? Also, I see no need to talk to you in person. You simply aren't worth my time. You haven't said a single thing that makes me think you're remotely intelligent enough or have a worthwhile point to make. All you've done is dodge the points and puke up foolishness. You think I'd waste my personal time on that?

I love the poorly written "you're broke and can't pay afford to game in the modern age." Attack.
What a cop out! Truly the argument of a weak minded individual. Personal attacks based on speculation are for children. Grow up.

Just so you know, I have a collection of over 3K individual titles and around 150 consoles. On top of that, I own and operate (for the last 16 years) a successful video game retail outlet in a premier shopping venue as well as 2 other companies. (One is a successful company that promotes trade shows and also a newer startup (2013) that is already in the black)

So, I hate to be the one to ruin it for you, but I can indeed afford to be a modern age gamer as well as a retro gamer and collector. And if I wanted to download DLC, I would. I would simply rather invest my money into a physical product that offers me true ownership. I said that before, but it must have been too much data for your limited mental capacity to assimilate. Do I need to break it down any further for you?
Do you understand the difference between digital content and physical media?

Get a clue.

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@DrizztDark:said, "I thought as much... Avoid talking to me in person then it's OK"

I'm not avoiding anything. The only person avoiding something in this DEBATE is you. I have no issue debating you over Skype, but first, you have to prove you can actually debate. So far you haven't done even that.

@DrizztDark said, "You really don't have much going on do you? I comment on my lunch break and you seem to be able to write for paragraphs at any given time..."

Well, I work Monday-Friday swing shift (that's 2pm to 10:30pm). So as of right now no, but again that has nothing to do with this DEBATE. You haven't even countered any of my "arguments" or "points" not even once, let alone twice. And you say I'm hiding behind my keyboard...

@DrizztDark said, "That's why just want to have a debate over Skype on an evening just to see your thought process and have an actual person in person conversation man you can avoid it though."

To scared to try and type for this debate?

@DrizztDark said, "Gaming is one of my stress relief's for a couple hours before I have to go to bed and I enjoy it thoroughly... Sad that you can't..."

Oh, yes nice ASSUMPTION. Gaming on my custom PC, iMac, my retro consoles, 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One....oh yes I don't enjoy gaming....

*rolls eyes*

@DrizztDark said, "And you really do need to come to conclusion that you are scared to talk to me."

I've been having a conversation/debate with you. Do not blame me because you lack the ability or will to have one.

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@DrizztDark: I make a fantastic living myself. Own 3 companies and have been gaming for around 34 years now (collecting for around 17 years) Yet I agree with @gamerrant

Additional DLC after a game release that offers quality gameplay to the original experience is fine. Although I'd rather a physical copy of a complete game. So, I normally hold out for a GOTY edition. or what we used to call expansions. A sequel. But, Most microtransactions are garbage, cash grabs. Not even a decade ago, we bought games that offered a full experience and rewarded us for playing and supporting developers with unlockables, content, ETC. Today we get less content in most cases and the same rewards we earned in the past are now sold to us at an extra cost. It's bullshit. Not to mention all the games that are now released incomplete or with known bugs and updated VIA DLC later on.

DLC is great for some things, but when it goes unchecked, we end up with incomplete products that we do not actually own. (the EULA tells us that much)

Like I said, I make plenty of money, But I prefer not to buy a product that I have no true ownership of. So, in my opinion, most DLC is a waste of Money. I think anyone who buys that B.S. is a fool. And I'm entitled to that opinion. It doesn't mean I cant afford it or that I'm cheap. Just that I don't like being raped by the developer.

If you want to debate these thoughts, then do it right. You're so busy challenging people to talk to you on Skype. But instead, you could just spend 2 minutes and respond here. You haven't even begun to debate the points that have been made. Gamerrant brought up some very good ones, and you skipped all of it. Instead you gave a response that was basically "you won't say that to my face" like a 5th grader. I have news for ya champ, Skype isn't "face to face" or "in person" either.

So instead of lame posturing, why don't you address the points that have been made?

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@atari800: A bit delayed here but I couldn't agree more. Every time someone says ''micro transactions'' this crappy Second Life game comes from my memories instantly. So I keep asking myself, wtf is happening to gaming? Maybe it became a bit too popular and maybe a bit too casual, or a bit too profitable??? Expansion packs used to worked back there not just for the devs and it made sense, it kept games fresh somehow. I remember playing Quake's mission packs back on the 90s when I thought the game was dead, and the sequel wasn't even close to come out. It brought an smile to my face, went to the store and I brought it. I believed that such feelings wouldn't be exploited one day. Pfff

If someone really likes GTA he's not going to see a new game or a new single player content anytime soon - just because they're having all the money they can get with micro transactions, it's whats the article is about. Shouldn't that be subtle? Is this supposed to be normal? Just pay and shut up?

Nothing wrong in buying a DLC if the content looks worthy so I'm cool on that more than you are. But if the base game was poorly conceived, my rational side will just wake my mind up from a deep "propaganda" sleep (i beg your pardon for sepultura's reference) and at that point "I don't believe" is what I'm going to say, it has to do on where to expend my money and not if I can't expend it. I think that any common sense would judge the situation, and that doesn't mean that sense is poor if it does.

But the propaganda just keeps spawning it's zombies. Just look at Bethesda's titles and its bugs. some issues ALMOST looks alpha-state. Keyboard warriors will kill you if you say anything bad about it, it happened when I said that Vegas was super rushed. The reason for that to be is disgusting, not the game, but no zombie ever understood me. They just bite you if you start messing with their virus. So never touch on that spot it isn't polite.

What this @DrizztDark said to you is exactly what he shouldn't be doing. "I'm rich so shut up and take my money regardless" is what I've read and this is exactly why micro transaction keeps growing so exponentially on every damn game released. Unfortunately and simply put, gaming is slowly dying because of empty base games (the sims 4, sim city...) filled with obvious pre-conceived post productions slots that you should own by right since the first day and there are the always-on features, shut up and buy everything even if it isn't right or even enough cool. So it doesn't need to make sense? So we just play single player, need a weapon, buy it with real money. You won't be killing just your virtual enemy with the new gun, you'll be killing the very concept of single player gaming too.

Damn look at Mass Effect 3. A DLC was INSIDE the game partially, the download was almost a marketing maneuver fraud.

They're not that bad, but they're just not right so hell no, and yes Drizzt I can pay if I wish. If, I wish.

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Is no posturing going on here, just wanted to have a chat person-to-person meeting voice via Skype. Drop a smart ass comment friend... Abundantly clear that game stop is filled with liberal pussies as the some of the political references that been thrown around in the last couple comments. These folks always have a way to weasel their way around... A reckoning is coming for these type of people but that's for another conversation .. I pretty much agree with everything you said about content post release and you would have to start with the original comment that was said to know where were at now... A lot of people are good speaking their mind with the keyboard but that attitude changes when talking in real time and that's all I was trying to accomplish.. It goes no deeper than that since you were trying to make something of it and I would gladly talk to you too but you as well don't have the balls either... Hell this idiot is accusing me of killing babies and raping women... That's a liberal for you, cook up sick thoughts in their minds and accuse others of the action... you three can sit here and bullshit each other all day long and it doesn't change the fact you're broke and can't pay afford to game in the modern age...

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@DrizztDark: said, "what the hell is wrong with you?"

Hmmm, as I expected. You would resort to nonsense instead of actually debating. I have brought "facts" to the table and you simply dismiss them.

@DrizztDark said, "Cut the BS with that long-winded post and basically you are another person that does not want to pay an extra dime for any additional content after her game is released."

Once again, someone took the time to answer your question and point out your childish attitude, but the post is BS in your eyes; no surprise. And no it's not about NOT paying for extra content, but paying for GOOD extra QUALITY content that actually adds value & enjoyment to the game again. Here I'll even give you a few examples: The Ballad of Gay Tony (GTAIV), The Lost & The Damned (GTAIV), Dawnguard (Skyrim), Dragonborn (Skyrim), Ryder White Campaign (Dead Island), & Undead Nightmare (Red Dead Redemption).

So again you're not paying attention as it's not about not paying for extra content (which by the way microtransactions is not TRUE extra content), but getting QUALITY extra content.

@DrizztDark said, "That is all this argument is about and you're the same one post that 10 paragraph comment in retaliation for the 8 that GS gave dark souls 3 which was absolutely pathetic for a grown man to get up in arms over..."

Actually, this is called a DEBATE. Here I'll educate you here as well:

1) Argument - an exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.

2) Debate - a formal discussion on a particular topic in a formal way, in which opposing arguments are put forward.

So a person who brings "opposing arguments" to the table is 'pathetic for a grown man?'

No, what's pathetic is someone who doesn't understand what "debating" is and resorts to childish tactics without bringing their own "opposing arguments" to the table.

@DrizztDark said, "I would love to have an actual man-to-man conversation with you over Skype and I will discuss my opinions on people like yourself and the whole industry as a whole.."

I'll touch on this last...for now...

@DrizztDark said, "I actually read the whole comment and was amazed at the amount of time that you had to put this whole thing together over not wanting to pay any more money for additional content because that is what this argument is about right?"

No, as I already explained it's about paying for QUALITY extra content that adds to the STORY, CHARACTERS, WORLD, etc. that already exist in the game.

@DrizztDark said, "Point being, I make a damn good living and enjoy gaming. It's cool if you disagree with micro transactions and there's a lot of them that I think is complete bullshit too..."

Which has nothing to do with this debate in any fashion.

@DrizztDark said, "But if you're going to generalize anybody that spends any money on additional content after a post-release is unintelligent like the guy that I originally commented too, then I'm going to question, how so?"

I have one word for you: HYPOCRISY!!

You did the exact same thing. Plus, as I explained it was @the-games-masta's opinion and it bears nothing on his intelligence what so ever. You getting butt hurt over his "opinion" however is childish.

@DrizztDark said, "You folks have no problem hiding behind a keyboard and throw out insults for people that spend money on additional content but never have the balls to actually talk to somebody in person ..."

Nice generalization. Also, I haven't insulted anyone. I have pointed out your hypocrisy and childish behavior. And I don't hide behind a keyboard; I just happen to be on the internet which means we are not face-to-face to debate. That should be quite obvious. But once again you resort to a child-like state (no doubt trying to "bait" me to get angry or mad).

@DrizztDark said, "You're going to have to realize there's a lot of people out there that have good paying jobs and they're able to afford things like this with disposable income and game companies realize that therefore are not going to bow down to the lowest common denominator's like yourself which I call bottom feeders..."

See once again you bring up INCOME & ASSUME I can't afford microtransactions or DLC simply because my view is different than your own.

"Bottom feeders"

Another "bait" tactic no doubt hoping I will get angry and start cursing you out, but I'm sorry to say unlike some people in this debate I'm a grown man who is bringng "opposing arguments" to the table and not childish insults or assumptions.

@DrizztDark said, "You folks have no problem hiding behind a keyboard and throw out insults for people that spend money on additional content but never have the balls to actually talk to somebody in person ..." AND "I would love to have an actual man-to-man conversation with you over Skype and I will discuss my opinions on people like yourself and the whole industry as a whole.."

We have been debating...well technically I have been debating you and you haven't even countered ONE point I made in regards to your "view" on this subject. And you want to debate over skype? Why don't you prove to me that you can actually debate and stop hiding behind your keyboard?

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@gamerrant: seriously dude just leave this guy alone, he clearly has issues. Probably supports trump too

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@gamerrant: I thought as much... Avoid talking to me in person then it's OK

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@DrizztDark: You really don't have much going on do you? I comment on my lunch break and you seem to be able to write for paragraphs at any given time... That's why just want to have a debate over Skype on an evening just to see your thought process and have an actual person in person conversation man you can avoid it though. Gaming is one of my stress relief's for a couple hours before I have to go to bed and I enjoy it thoroughly... Sad that you can't...

And you really do need to come to conclusion that you are scared to talk to me.

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@the-games-masta:

For you to even say anything like that is insane... What's is wrong with you man?

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@DrizztDark: because the other guys perfectly reasoned argument had no effect on you whatsoever

But seriously though, you really should consider your view of others and realise you aren't actually superior to anyone else. If anything, you're the bottom feeder

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@DrizztDark said, "So what games do you spend your money on? Are the games that you spend your money on any less stupid? Is it clicking yet on how unintelligent your comment is?"

It is funny that you speak of intelligence and then ask what games does he spend his money on. However, it is actually quite obvious that his comment was in regards to microtransactions and not the video game GTA V itself. In fact, I would bet that @the-games-masta would have commented such a thing for any video game in relation to microtransactions.

Now yes, you could still argue the whole "what do you spend your money on & that individuals intelligence" argument even with microtransactions. Nevertheless, the person's intelligence isn't the question or at play here; microtransactions are. Now yes, it is true video games are "subjective" and there for statement @the-games-masta, "Wow - there are that many stupid people in the world" is based on his own opinion and feelings for microtransactions in a video game. However, your argument doesn't hold much weight when you question a person's intelligence based on their opinion & feeling about something. If a person thinks Final Fantasy sucks or Call of Duty sucks and people who keep buying them are stupid does that inherently make them unintelligent for thinking this? No, it's called their opinion.

@DrizztDark said, "What franchises are you talking about? Please elaborate ..."

I will touch on your first question before going into your childish response.

First, when it comes to microtransactions we should ask two main questions and keep them in mind when a game is asking you to spend real money for specific items.

1. Can they only be earned by paying up?

2. Are they better than what you have already?

In the world of free-play the answer is purely no as "most" are basic cosmetic stuff (And yes even some DLC fits into the microtransaction category; skins & alternate costumes/outfits/weapons/etc.). As for your question: Team Fortress, Train Simulator, FIFA (in fact, any EA sports game), Dragon Age Origins, Sims, Sim City, and Dead Space 3 (craft with cash) to name a few. We can even list the most "hated" microtransactions/DLC released for video games: horse armor, power-up-paywall (dead space 3), weapon skins, house DLC (building).

You see the proof is out there and in truth I'm sure you already knew this.

Now on to your childish response...

@DrizztDark said, "And your response tells me everything I need to know about your age.. My comment had nothing to do with the support of micro transactions..."

And you failed to see that the initial comment was in regards to microtransactions and not the game itself. This was even obvious even before @the-games-masta said, "Carry on supporting pos micro transactions in games that ruin perfectly good franchises, you complete douch". Hence why he brought it up. Perhaps if you had paid attention to his initial comment you would know why he brought it up...because that's what his comment (that you replied to 1st) was about, microtransactions.

@DrizztDark said, "but while were on the topic, it's not other peoples fault you can afford to game my friend.... Instead of being bitter in the comment section, maybe it's time to start working a little harder on your career."

I find it funny that @the-games-masta becomes hostile towards you when your responses are so plainly obvious "troll bait". You speak of @the-games-masta's age & intelligence as if you are on some higher "maturity level & intelligence", which in fact you aren't. You clearly didn't pay attention or understood @the-games-masta's initial comment. This is proven by your responses.

But to add to your so called "intelligence" you then question @the-games-masta ability to afford microtransactions and start telling him how he should focus on his career if he can't afford "something" you like. It is a pure "bait" comment to piss the person off so they respond in a hostile way towards you. Then in your own little world you can feel like the pessimistic self entitled "intelligent" & "mature" person you believe yourself to be.

@DrizztDark said, "I understand you're from the generation of entitlement, it's an eye-opener when you get in the real world.."

Entitlement and the "real world" do not go hand-in-hand. What is so wrong with a person who has a love of video games wanting to be able to play them without having to fork over more cash for the "full experience" of enjoying said game? Is that so honestly so wrong in your "world view" that it some how directly affects you? No!

In fact, truth be told microtrasactions affect those who don't support them more then a person not wanting them would affect you. This is called the domino effect:

EXAMPLE:

1) Microtransactions are created & made available in the first paid triple-a-title.

2) You purchase a few because in your world view you can afford them...

3) Others begin to purchase them...

4) Some gamers see it as a bad thing that should not be supported as it will hurt gaming & gamer sin the long run.

5) You call them "entitled", "whiney", "bitchy", etc. You even claim they should get better jobs if they can't afford to game any more...

6) Then another game is released with microtransactions...it is sadly supported...

7) People who want to game & enjoy it with out paying more money "voice their thoughts & concerns"...

8) Again you call them "entitled", "bitchy", "complainers", etc.

I could go on & on, but I'm sure you understand this now. What you call "entitled" I call a gamer with a passion for gaming who wants to enjoy it without having to pay more cash for the "full experience" of the game.

@DrizztDark said, "bitter bitter bitter... You have no clue how to explain the way you think and you resort to personal insults when question explain your way of thinking ... Your opinion screams I can't afford to game and I'm mad at people that can... Good luck to you on life with that way of thinking"

No the only person here who has no clue is you. The only child I see is you who "baits" a person to get mad and then questions what he "can" or "can't" afford as your main argument.

But I have took the time to answer your childish comment. So please do enlighten us with your "intelligence" and respond!

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@gamerrant: what the hell is wrong with you? Cut the BS with that long-winded post and basically you are another person that does not want to pay an extra dime for any additional content after her game is released. That is all this argument is about and you're the same one post that 10 paragraph comment in retaliation for the 8 that GS gave dark souls 3 which was absolutely pathetic for a grown man to get up in arms over... I would love to have an actual man-to-man conversation with you over Skype and I will discuss my opinions on people like yourself and the whole industry as a whole.. I actually read the whole comment and was amazed at the amount of time that you had to put this whole thing together over not wanting to pay anymore money for additional content because that is what this argument is about right? Point being, I make a damn good living and enjoy gaming. It's cool if you disagree with micro transactions and there's a lot of them that I think is complete bullshit too... But if you're going to generalize anybody that spends any money on additional content after a post release is unintelligent like the guy that I originally commented too, then I'm going to question, how so? Please have an actual conversation/debate with me in person via Skype or some other service ... You folks have no problem hiding behind a keyboard and throw out insults for people that spend money on additional content but never have the balls to actually talk to somebody in person ... You're going to have to realize there's a lot of people out there that have good paying jobs and they're able to afford things like this with disposable income and game companies realize that therefore are not going to bow down to the lowest common denominator's like yourself which I call bottom feeders... Let me know

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@gamerrant: thank you for taking the time for a well-considered and worded response – I didn’t want to give that guy the satisfaction of answering any of his questions directly or waste my breathe on him any further as he had clearly completely missed the point and then went off one some obscure tangent about my personal buying habits and income – like that had anything to do with the initial comment!

I do hope @DrizztDark feels quite embarrassed reading your response and might even open his eyes to the real issues effecting gaming, instead of sneering at those he perceives as ‘low income’ or ‘unintelligent’

microtransactions could be the death of gaming as we know it – so vote with your wallet and don’t buy them!

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Embarrassed? Not at all my friend... I'm the one is enjoying life and disposable income to buy what I want when I want it without crying...I'm still waiting for your mom to hit me back if she wants to actually have a conversation in person so I can put a plug in her bullshit right then and there without her hiding behind a keyboard anymore

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The next GTA 6 sequel might possibly not have a single player campaign in it at all and just focus on mutiplayer. Why? Because they have completely given up hope on a GTA 5 single player story expansion. Where GTA 4 had two good story expansions. And another thing. Gta online has become so disappointing lately. It started off promising. We finally got Heists over a year ago. Then it quickly got boring after that. Online had so much potential. Blaine County is just one big waste of space. There's no sign of life and there's nothing fun and interesting to do and explore. Except maybe play darts, which nobody really does anyway. And all the stores look exactly the same all across the map. My God, I've never seen such a boring lifeless city before. Where are the nightclubs? Where is the missing fun stuff like playing activities with friends like playing pool, bowling and basketball?

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If you're playing with some buds, I can see why GTAO is fun. But if you're flying solo, I just can't get into it. It seems to me every time I join a server, after 10-20 minutes, I'm the only one on it. Just doesn't seem like R* works that hard to keep the servers full.

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Wow - there are that many stupid people in the world

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@the-games-masta:

So what games do you spend your money on? Are the games that you spend your money on any less stupid? Is it clicking yet on how unintelligent your comment is?

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@DrizztDark: shut up you tart. Carry on supporting pos micro transactions in games that ruin perfectly good franchises, you complete douch

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@the-games-masta: I haven't spent a dime on GTA aside from initial cost of the game and play the hell out of GTA Online. The micro-transactions have not ruined the game at all, it's just as enjoyable if you don't spend money.

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@scblais: yes I agree, you don't have to spend money on it, which makes it stupid to spend money on it! But it's ruined the game because rockstar have totally neglected single player dlc, which is a massive shame because the gta4 dlc was some of the best single player dlc I've ever played. I just worry that future games may have more focus on online because of it and if that's the case, I won't buy them

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@the-games-masta: Wasn't the single-player DLC for GTA IV also not financially successful for Rockstar?

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@the-games-masta: What franchises are you talking about? Please elaborate ... And your response tells me everything I need to know about your age.. My comment had nothing to do with the support of micro transactions but while were on the topic, it's not other peoples fault you can afford to game my friend.... Instead of being bitter in the comment section, maybe it's time to start working a little harder on your career. Just a thought. I understand you're from the generation of entitlement, it's an eye-opener when you get in the real world..

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@DrizztDark: obviously I was talking about gta and the fact that there is no single player dlc. The success of gta online is not a good sign for its future and gaming generally. if you think it is you really are a moron. And I stand by my earlier comment, anyone who spends money on this turd is an idiot. And if it makes you feel better, you're an idiot too.

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@the-games-masta: bitter bitter bitter... You have no clue how to explain the way you think and you resort to personal insults when question explain your way of thinking ... Your opinion screams I can't afford to game and I'm mad at people that can... Good luck to you on life with that way of thinking

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@DrizztDark: piss off you're the one who started the insults. I honestly don't give a shit what you think

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@the-games-masta: Seems like you fit that bill, just because another individual chooses to spend his own earned money how he/she chooses, you call him/her stupid? Someone is up their own eh? Go play whatever game you enjoy and stop judging folks for playing what they enjoy or spending their money how they see fit.

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$500 million? Holy damn. That's on par with a Summer blockbuster, for a single mode. And 60 million copies sold? Times that by 100 and that's the world's population. A substantial number

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Once again this cements what I said before and will say for years to come: Console gamers love getting milked, the fact no one argued when Microsoft charged for the online should have been the first sign

At this point i've given up on ever expecting SP DLC for GTA V, let alone a GTA 6, milking players with the microtransactions is too big of a gold mine to waste it on full fledged content or games

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@roler42:

As a pc gamer I'm not sure I follow you..? Do you even think before you type something? Try to hold yourself to a higher standard of insulting

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@DrizztDark: I'd recommend you to follow your own advice considering how the entire point of my comment went over your head

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@roler42: It's not as if the PC platform has any hugely popular games with microtransactions in them amirite?

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@001011000101101: Yeah, except nearly all of these popular games with microtransactions are free to begin with, you don't have to pay a $60 entry price nor do you have to pay a premium for the right to play online

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@001011000101101: He just wants to complain about the single player DLC since it won't make money so it's a pointless venture for R* to waste money on, might as well use that money saved and build a brand new entry to the series. Most people have zero business sense which is why they complain about decisions from billion dollar companies as if they know anything.

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@SavageEvil: no he's trying to act more intelligent than what he really is, cause that comment was dumb shit.. PC market has the same amount micro transactions if not more... As Someone that is a PC gamer and I see people with this weird superiority complex just cause they play pc doesn't make any sense, it's all gaming... No matter what you game on there is still stupid on both sides of the fence.

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@SavageEvil: The same was said about Capcom and their on-disc DLC practises, and look how that ended up :)

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.... and The Witcher 3 revenue from the EPIC game is

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