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Submitted by black0o 867d ago | news

Grand Theft Auto Online micro-transaction pack prices revealed

You'll be able to spend between £1.99 and £13.49 in Grand Theft Auto Online for individual packs of in-game money, people with early access to the mode have told Eurogamer.

The four GTA Online currency cards spotted yesterday in the code of Rockstar's own site are still to be officially announced, but we understand they will have UK prices of the following amounts:
$100,000 Red Shark Cash Card - £1.99
$200,000 Tiger Shark Cash Card - £3.49
$500,000 Bull Shark Cash Card - £6.99
$1,250,000 Great White Shark Cash Card - £13.49 (Grand Theft Auto, PS3, Xbox 360)

Update Rockstar: “The economy have been designed and balanced for the vast majority of players who will not buy extra cash,” said Rockstar. “There is no in-game paywall and nothing that should disrupt the balance of the game.

“You don’t have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos, but can if you wish to get them a little quicker. The economy is balanced differently from the single player economy, and cash earned in one cannot be taken over to the other.

“Most players will earn cash much faster Online than in Story Mode.”

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majiebeast  +   867d ago
Well that just killed my hype for GTA online, if this is really in the game. It wasnt cool when Deadspace 3 did it and it isnt cool here. Like paying 50-60$ dollars isnt enough anymore.

Fake money for real money you know what that means goldfarmers gonna be invading GTA online.
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black0o  +   867d ago
they didnt kill the hype .. they r going to kill the efforts that hardcore players puts into the MP
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aiBreeze  +   867d ago
And that's killing the hype for many people. Hardcore player spends 100 ingame hours earning all this vanity stuff and feels proud of his accomplishments, then someone achieves the same thing in the time it takes for him to buy the dlc packs without spending a single minute ingame.. that's a new low for DLC from such a big game.
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caseh  +   867d ago
You can still earn this cash online by grinding it out though right?

Kind of like how Planetside works? Earn it the hard way over time or pay real moneys but get the same equipment?
xPhearR3dx  +   867d ago
You still have to rank up and unlock everything. So even if you spend $100 day 1, you're not going to be able to buy everything without ranking up first.

Not to mention this is LEAKED. Look at all the leaked GTA V footage that turned out to be fake (well not fake, just not entirely true) like car damage, not being able to rob stores etc. This is why R* hates leaks because people (like in the comments below) jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts, then feel stupid afterwards.
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SirBradders  +   867d ago
@caseh planetside 2 is ftp though so they need revenue from somewhere.

Gta online can still be great as long as purchasing money doesn't give players god like status.

Still bummed by this though because the story mode is great.
KumquatGOATBEEF  +   867d ago

If this weren't true, Rockstar would probably have come out and denied it already. I'm sure they are already aware of the press they are getting regarding microtransactions. It seems like it would be in their best interest to come out and deny it already since we are less than a week away before online launches if it weren't true.

The sad thing is that people will "buy" into this idea and they'll make millions more. Gone are the days of working hard for your money... disappointing.
Angrymorgan  +   867d ago
Isnt that the main idea?
Earn if I just buy money....whT im I supposed to do?
fredrikpedersen  +   867d ago

But PlanetSide 2 is FREE! That's the difference.
xPhearR3dx  +   867d ago
Oh what's this? Like I said, you all jump to conclusion and now feel stupid. You're welcome.

"There is no in-game paywall and nothing that should disrupt the balance of the game. You don’t have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos, but can if you wish to get them a little quicker."
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Christopher  +   867d ago
***they didnt kill the hype .. they r going to kill the efforts that hardcore players puts into the MP***

I disagree that it will kill the effort. What a person earns is not about others who take the easy way out, it's about what they accomplish. Whether someone else sees it or not, it doesn't really matter. You know you did it. That's what counts.

The age of achievements has made some people forget that some accomplishments aren't about what others see out of it but what you gain from it.
KiLLeRCLaM  +   867d ago
They did the same crap with BF3 as well..
mikeslemonade  +   867d ago
This doesn't matter. Auto-aim is going to ruin online gameplay and Rockstar North doesn't realize this. It's just one simple feature that is going to lose them money.
PoSTedUP  +   867d ago
ill prob get the 100,000 card, and tell me i aint a hard core gamer ill run circles around you in a tshirt and no shoes in cops n crooks. yall make the hardcore gamer sound like a concieded "look at me, look at me!" gamer. its the mentality of a trophy whore. im going to have what i want from the jump which is awesome, so i can get an earlier start on playing cops n crooks for hours on end. the hardcore gamer plays for his own satisfaction. this aint WoW, its not gonna take so long to acquire money. this is the last game id take seriously, its just fun. i take hardcore games seriously, and by the sound of that autoaim, this sint going to be as nearly as hardcore as i like. matter in fact i dont know any hardcore game that i play that lets you do something like this.
KonsoruMasuta  +   867d ago
Although I am dissapointed in this, I do have to point out that Rockstar has been advertising these as two desperate things.

I was wondering how they were going to profit off of something like this. They plan on constantly updating it with new missions and content and that costs money. It's kind of like a MMO.
aiBreeze  +   867d ago
Yeah and the majority of MMOs don't even stoop this low for making money. They could have easily added some well thought out content through DLC, they just went for the easy, effective and most damaging for the gamers.

Assuming everything is available from the get go and you don't need to meet any other requirements, what people spend hours upon hours to earn, little cocky underaged brat can get in seconds thanks to Daddy's credit card. That's seriously low.. I'd even go as far to say that not even EA would stoop that low and that's saying something.
majiebeast  +   867d ago
So if these are 2 seperate things how come it isnt free to download or sold seperately? It says multiplayer on the back of my game box dont know about yours.

They could have done a better job and keep it at cosmetics like cameo outfits from Bioshock borderlands weapons skins stuff like that. This directly influences the game. What they did is the sleazy f2p mobile games monetization.

Why they want this to count seperate, is because it probably would have taken off the singleplayer review scores.
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PSPMAN07  +   867d ago

I was with you until you threw EA in there. EA wouldn't even stoop this low, is like what? They are the kings of microtransaction hell they are the ones that took the concept and started applying it to their games on a regular basis at one point.

But as far as the topic goes its definitely saddening such an anticipated and (I assume from the storyline gameplay) quality game to include microtransaction which can absolutely deteriorate a game. It is said that you still have to unlock everything, which I hope is true to mitigate the loss of integrity, otherwise it'll just be a game to pass the time until the next big thing comes out (Battlefield 4 and COD Ghost on the horizon)
medman  +   867d ago
I think you meant disparate?
H0RSE  +   867d ago

"Assuming everything is available from the get go and you don't need to meet any other requirements, what people spend hours upon hours to earn, little cocky underaged brat can get in seconds thanks to Daddy's credit card."

- So now dedicated "hardcore's" can't boast their achievements and stroke their epeen, because other players utilized an optional feature and obtained the same results hassle free? Get over yourself...

If you want to do things the traditional way, there's nothing stopping you from doing that. The "need" for some sort of satisfaction or pride that comes from boasting said accomplishments, are problems that lie more with the gamer, not the game. This sort of mindset is similar to the FPS crowd labeling certain guns a "noob" weapons, as some sort of justification for choosing the hard/traditional way to obtain the same or similar results.

Rockstar isn't here to cater to your ego. They are offering optional features for those who want them, without removing the traditional alternative. They are adding options, not taking anything away. The recognition you and others might crave for your efforts, are your own problems, not theirs.
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Corpser  +   867d ago
You either spend time grinding or spend real money, I don't see the difference
cleft5  +   867d ago
Not everyone has the time to dedicate the hours needed to get to the top in order to afford the best stuff. So long as I can get all of this stuff naturally, then I am okay with them doing this move. It becomes a problem if I am locked out of cool stuff because I am not willing to pay for microtransactions.
dmeador  +   867d ago
Why such outrage? If you dont want to spend the money, then play the game and have fun. If you do, go for it and give more $$ to the people who have spent 5 years making an incredible single player, and probably a fantastic multi. I guarantee they are going to support the multi, so the people who are willing to pay will add to the value of the game for people who dont want to (like me).

There wont be any locks or limits on what you can do if you dont pay, other than the obvious. Lets not be outraged just for the sake of being outraged, and look at the positives.
KillrateOmega  +   867d ago
The outrage should be pretty obvious to any hardcore players out there or at least anyone who has worked hard to get something.

People are wary of micro-transactions, because they can very easily lead to a 'pay-to-win' scenario. A scenario wherein the man with the most money to blow on the game is king and the guys who work hard to attain an award or an achievement have all their efforts rendered meaningless.

People are worried that GTA Online will become a 'pay-to-win' game. Their worries are understandable, after all, the name of the game in GTA Online is to make as much money as possible. With these micro-transactions, people will be able to bypass most of the hard work just be cracking open their wallets and dropping a few bucks.
H0RSE  +   867d ago

The sense of entitlement or recognition you describe, is not a characteristic of a "hardcore" player, is a trait of a self absorbed one, where they believe their choice to do things "the hard way," should be met with special treatment. It seems more and more that people are using the phrase "hardcore gamer," to represent, well, essentially elitist assholes, who only play games to win, wouldn't dare play a game that isn't skill based or challenging, and on occasion, mock those who don't follow the same mindset.

The term "hardcore" should essentially be interchangeable with "enthusiast", since that is what they are - gaming enthusiasts. they love everything games, not just playing them, but gaming news and other happenings in the community. The fact that some people don't play on super hardcore difficulty mode or put in 40hr. a week gaming to earn $1,000,000 of in-game currency opposed to spending $2 in real world currency to achieve the same result, doesn't change this.
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Maddens Raiders  +   867d ago
@H0RSE - "The term "hardcore" should essentially be interchangeable with "enthusiast", since that is what they are - gaming enthusiasts. they love everything games, not just playing them, but gaming news and other happenings in the community. The fact that some people don't play on super hardcore difficulty mode or put in 40hr. a week gaming to earn $1,000,000 of in-game currency opposed to spending $2 in real world currency to achieve the same result, doesn't change this."

No, no, no. This makes no sense /at all/ and you proved >> no point. In fact you sound like, well, an elitist asshole. Just saying.
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dmeador  +   865d ago

Worked hard to get something? Its a video game, if you have to work hard then you are missing the point, haha. If you mean "put in a crap ton of time", then I would agree with you. They have already said how they are going to prevent the "pay-to-win" scenario. And if your opponents are dropping real money to be better off in a video game, then you are winning in real life

@Maddens Raiders
An opinion cant really be proved. Also I think you need to read up on what an elitist asshole is, as he doesnt say anything that claims he is better than someone else
KillrateOmega  +   865d ago

Maybe for you working may not be an enticing prospect, but for many gamers, the challenge is their main incentive to play the game.

You say that it's not fun if you have to work hard? I counter by saying that it's no fun if I don't have to work at all.


"The sense of entitlement or recognition you describe, is not a characteristic of a "hardcore" player, is a trait of a self absorbed one, where they believe their choice to do things "the hard way," should be met with special treatment."

So you're saying that if I were to put in a lot of time and effort into something, that I shouldn't be any more rewarded for my efforts than some lazy ass who just threw money at the issue for the sake of an unfair shortcut?

Sorry, but that is a steaming pile of fecal matter if you ask me.
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360ICE  +   867d ago
It's not enough anymore, btw.
Still. This is lame.
Then again, GTA didn't even have multiplayer until GTAIV...
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rdgneoz3  +   867d ago
Not really true. San Andreas had one form of multiplayer, co-op.
360ICE  +   866d ago
True enough, my mistake. I meant online multiplayer though, and I think San Andreas was only offline? At least on console. Anyway, there's the step from same-screen co-op offline to 32 player open world multiplayer online
AngelicIceDiamond  +   867d ago
My only solution for this is avoiding friends who will opt to this.

I personally won't be playing with any of my friends who will use this cheap easy way out method.

Its sad because its ALL in the game, that you can unlock if you just, well, lets see play it?

Looks like I'll be avoiding and kicking rich A holes in the game.
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Ryto  +   867d ago
I just do not like micro transactions. It feels wrong, and it feels like a cheap addition.

I'll be honest, even if you can play GTA online and never need to spend a real penny to get the best stuff without grinding, it's still sort of killed it for me. I mean, isn't making over 1billion on your game enough? Why add this in too?

Very disappointed :/
BX81  +   867d ago
Maybe I'm old school but I can't stand when you can pay to get a leg up/ unlock things early. If this is how gta online is going to work then ill trade it in after I finish the story.
ion666  +   867d ago
You would think a billion dollars would garner something free for the fans who bought the game.
Lord_Sloth  +   867d ago
So don't use it. I won't be using it and neither will my crew. We're gonna go through the effort and have a blast while doing so.

If somebody else wants to give money to kill their journey that's on them.
KwietStorm  +   867d ago
Not killing the hype for me. I'm playing to have fun with my friends. Couldn't care less what other people do.
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Godmars290  +   867d ago
Or things could go the EVE Online route: Wind up with virtual robberies which involve real money.
black0o  +   867d ago
i dont like this
Prcko  +   867d ago
the fuc* rockstar?
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black0o  +   867d ago
not rockstar it's take-two
majiebeast  +   867d ago
Rockstar let it happen so guess what blame both.
Benjammin25  +   867d ago
It's disappointing to see a company as respected as Rockstar stoop to this level. Whether or not Rockstar is to blame, this clearly didn't need to happen. The game has already made a billion dollars. This is just pure greed.
360ICE  +   867d ago
No, this is every single game company ever. Believe it or not, even though Take-Twos turn insanely much profit on GTA, they have traditionally posted losses every non-GTA year, so it's fairly decent of them to actually spend five years on GTAV and not make an annual installment.
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ion666  +   867d ago
I guess i will never be able to buy the airport and golf course.
Sci0n  +   867d ago
Wow im disappointed as well, as if the auto aim online wasn't enough to please the casuals they are now going to allow people to purchase money!? Damn im pissed and I was so hyped for GTA Online. Money is going to be the most important aspect of GTA Online, the rich people will have the nicest cars, properties and unlimited weapons, designer clothes etc and now instead of having to earn the in game money I can just buy it... smh. My PS4 can't come soon enough.
grassyknoll  +   867d ago
It's sad to see Rockstar / Take Two go this route, especially as they were one of the few companies to get DLC right with the last GTA.
Tornadobounce  +   867d ago
I just wish there was a 'simulation handling pack'
Fishy Fingers  +   867d ago
I remember when you could almost judge the quality of gamer (or time spent) by what they had in game rather than just the depth of their pockets.

At least there isn't exclusive content for sale or anything.

Won't damage the experience for me.
aiBreeze  +   867d ago
This, what's the purpose of GTA Online now? I liked the idea of being able to show off the time I spend in the game with some vanity items but what's the point when mr Joe big wallet can get that with absolutely no effort.
cleft5  +   867d ago
Joe Big wallet still has to level up his character before he can buy the cooler stuff, according to the article. Until we know a little more about how the online works, particularly the versus stuff, I think it is a little premature too feel like the online portion is doomed.

If this is the extent of the microtransactions and it allows them to constantly update with free online content than I am not going to hate them for it. ME3 mp did pretty much the same thing and they where able to update their mp with a bunch of cool stuff, for free. Depending on how Rockstar handles this it could be really cool. I think this is a relief for some people who just don't have a ton of time to invest in the mp but want to have cool stuff.

I wont be spending a penny in the mp on crap like this and if it becomes unplayable if you don't buy cash transactions than I will play another game. GTA isn't a yearly franchise and developers need to make money to release great content. If this is what it takes than I will take a wait and see approach to the whole thing.
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Feralkitsune  +   867d ago
@Cleft, I guarantee you level up WAY faster than you can make money, so it will make a negligible difference. Even if everyone gets to a certain level at a pretty quick rate, they'll still be ahead since they won't also have to raise the money for the items. Making the leveling irrelevant.
Baka-akaB  +   867d ago
The message it sends me is to not bother grinding and sleeping in the game , just enjoy a few games here and there with friends . Their loss .

EDI : lol at stealth disagree , as usual , why would i do more ? Why should i work for something anyone will get via purchase ?

i'm not going to spend that money , nor am i going through that useless grinder . All that's left for me is ocasional mp sessions with friends or dropping the mp part of the game
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cleft5  +   867d ago
Exactly Baka, I think people are getting worked up before we really have all of the facts. If the online portion isn't gimped in such a way that you have pay real money to have fun, then what is the problem.
Deividas  +   867d ago
And well now I officially have no interest in this. Too bad, but Ill stick to just GTA V Single Player. Sorry Rockstar
Ryto  +   867d ago
Exactly same with me.

GTA 5 is currently sold out in every retailer where I live, and ive been so excited to get my hands on it... but this has sort of put a dampener on it for me, but atleast SP is untouched and i'll just love the heck out of that instead!
Sci0n  +   867d ago
I feel you, I can't believe some people are defending R* for this move. Even if you have to level up to utilize some weapons and items all I have to do is farm cash via PS Store and I can have it all, that is so lame. Leveling up will be easy and with infinite cash to look forward to and auto aim online it will be a cake walk.
HeyImBen11  +   867d ago
Well f*ck you. They already made 1 billion+ in these few days and the production only costed only around 260 million. They could make the next 5 GTA games with the money from GTA 5.

You can keep your Pay to win bs.

Im dissappointed.
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tracyllrkn  +   867d ago
No, they didn't make a billion in profit. They made $180M+ in profit. That billion figure is revenue.
Lovable  +   867d ago you're saying their expenses is over 1 billion? If they made billion+ and only made a net profit of $180+ then the cost of making this game is astronomical!
Animal Mutha 76  +   867d ago

This is what the gaming industry has become. Even after making a bazillion in sales even R* cannot ignore the lure of extra cash from those who are stupid enough to pay real money for fake cash just to get ahead in buying guns and cars.

Had they announced this before the game launched I wonder if a few sales would have been lost.

Sneaky, greedy and exploitative. I thought they might be better than this.

They won't get a penny more out of me for this game.
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FunAndGun  +   867d ago
Well I was holding off my purchase of GTA5 for a PS4 version hopefully, but now I just might skip it.

The largest entertainment release generating the most revenue ever....and they still want more.

What a scam!
R_aVe_N  +   867d ago
Micro transactions for a Paid game is not cool at all. If GTA 5 was free to play I would agree with it. If you pay 60 for a game you should not need to worry about stupid stuff like this. I miss the good old days where games were based on skill not how much money you spend.
irokster  +   867d ago
Seriously, how much "skill" do you need to play GTA? If you dont wanna pay for some extra cash, dont pay for the extra cash period!! Nothing but freakin' babies on this site. Whining about one thing or another.
Ryto  +   867d ago
People are annoyed by the cheek of it. It wont matter how many hours you've put in, your hard work wont be well rewarded as someone can just buy their way to it.

but like i said, for me, its just rude to include MT in any paid release.

I miss the old days of gaming :/
Rikuide_Furame  +   867d ago
My understanding was that you needed a certain reputation level (gained through missions etc) to unlock items in the first place so hopefully that's the case. Still gutted about this decision though as it defeats the idea of each player fighting for every dollar - you can just buy your way to success.
Sci0n  +   867d ago
That wont be hard to do at all! GTA Online will allow auto aim, you already can just allow auto aiming to do all the work for you, no skill will be required and minimal time. Also knowing you will have infinite bank via PSN micro transactions you don't have to play extra careful or worry about losing money you can just buy back
clmstr  +   867d ago
Well, f*ck you then both take2 and cockstar, you greedy money whores.
Einhert  +   867d ago
Never expected Rockstar to actually go through with this bull....

The disgust I have for companies that try to push micro transactions into games they have already charged full retail price for is unrelenting.

You can keep your GTA online, I won't be touching it and I won't continue to buy into a franchise that supports this crap.

Also you have already LOST countless upcoming PC sales for GTA V as PC gamers will not support this Retail micro transaction model.
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Sethry101  +   867d ago
Was going to buy the PC version had it come out but f*ck that now.

I have finished it on xbox and other then maybe another play through in a few weeks time, I'm not touch it again.
irokster  +   867d ago
Who gives a shit, they already have your money.
brich233  +   867d ago
U gamers need to realize that the gaming industry is a buisness and rockstar and every other company are out there to get ur money. But they wont get a dime from me.
tracyllrkn  +   867d ago
To bad people don't understand that.
Einhert  +   867d ago
And they need to realise that this is an industry were you deliver to the public and ripping the arse out of them is not welcomed.

Saying "Its a business" does not validate the practice or make it consumer friendly/ethical.
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DARK WITNESS  +   867d ago
Thats true, but the problem is that the public don't seem to mind having their arse's ripped.

it is us gamers in general (not so much the hardcore on sites like this) that have allowed this to happen.

people keep buying stupid crap and they just think well it's only $5, who cares.

what they don't realise is that as they let these publishers off with the $5, the pub's start to think "hmmmm, lets try $10" and then other dev's and publishers sit back and watch.

when the gamers go "oh it's only $10" then they go right, lets jump on this as well. before you know it, every dev and pub is doing it.

As much as I love R* and GTA5, I won't spend a penny on any dlc if this is how they carry on!
aLucidMind  +   867d ago
But when the option is not ripping anyone off and can be attained through in game means or real cash, whining about this is pointless. It is optional, doesnt impose anything on your personal experience, and only charges the lazy. You cant rip off someone willingly and knowingly buying it or those who choose not to in favor of unlocking them the way they should be.
Jovanian  +   867d ago
was it not enough that it sold a billion in a week? are they really going to nickel and dime people like this? Jesus
dannylilley  +   867d ago
It's optional. I don't see why everyone is getting so much rage about this. Maybe when it's out and IF it becomes a pay to win thing then sure. As for right now wait and see. Regardless the single player is more than worth it.
NukaCola  +   867d ago
It bothers people because anyone can buy their way to having everything when core gamers want to earn it the old fashion way...through actually playing the game.
dannylilley  +   867d ago
Like I said if it's becomes a pay to win style then yes I agree. However if it's purely cosmetic then I seriously don't see how it's a problem. So what if people are willing to buy themselves some shirts with real money when everyone else earns it in game? I plan on saving my real money and getting the rewards in game. If other people dropping cash doesn't affect my game then I fail to see how it matters. It just feels a bit of a premature argument when I've not seen any evidence as to how it's going to screw people over. I'm going to wait till next week before I weigh in for definite.
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irokster  +   867d ago
Why dont you just play for yourself? Have your own fun. Why do people always worry about what everyone else has? Play your own game and if you dont want to support the microtransactions, then dont.
tigertron  +   867d ago
£13 for a million in game dollars? it's cheaper (well, free) to just do a load of heists and invest in stocks.
TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   867d ago
Don't why everyone's complaining you don't have to buy these to gain money online you can just do missions and kill people for money online. It's optional it's for people that don't like grinding through stuff it's like what ea/dice did with battlefield by releasing the kit classes for people to buy to get equipment without leveling. IT'S OPTIONAL
Animal Mutha 76  +   867d ago
That's fine until you get repeatedly owned by someone who has bought all the best kit. Yes it's optional but it's also an optional cheat that some can't resist,
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Baka-akaB  +   867d ago
You guys need to realize that kind optional stuff can still affect those ignoring it . Imagine a mmo where reaching some level is a matter of time obviously and hard work . Not everyone will feel as motivated knowing others can skip that process .

Sure some people will probably say "who cares" , and go through with it , like "proud champions" knowing they did it on their own . Some others will see it's a waste of time and kill their fun . They will just be less invested in the game
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aiBreeze  +   867d ago
What about vanity stuff like big houses and stuff? It will completely ruin the satisfaction of earning it when someone can just buy it with real money. This game is supposed to be close to an MMO and the biggest NO NO of making an MMO with a cash shop is to ensure people can't buy the best rewards.
LoveOfTheGame  +   867d ago
@above 3
WTF is wrong with you people? Just because someone can buy there way to something makes earning it seem pointless? Apparently you never earned something in your life, as it is an extremely satisfying experience.

Someone pays $1000 dollars to bang a 10+ girl, but that some how ruins it for someone banging super models. GTFO
BattleTorn  +   867d ago
While I understand your analogy - how about this one:

You spend days, weeks, and even months taking a girl out - then find out she's giving $5 blowies around the corner...

Would you still feel accomplished?
aiBreeze  +   867d ago
You can't compare "banging" a girl to micro transactions.

Whatever happened to earning things ingame and the satisfaction that gave? Now just throw your money at it and tell those who complain to GTFO? With your way of thinking, I dread to think what a watered down pile of p**s gaming will be in 10 years time.
LoveOfTheGame  +   867d ago
@Battle Torn
Fair enough, lol.

So you can't earn these things in game and still get the satisfaction. You've apparantly never been in a situation facing someone who has been given a money advantage over you and beaten them, as it is a pretty satisfying experience. Earning something while someone else has to pay to get to your stature only increases the satisfaction knowing they aren't as good as you.

My way of thinking? Paying money for something you could earn is a stupid idea. If people are stupid enough, or in some cases just don't have enough time, to pay for something that is free then go right ahead. Doesn't devalue my accomplishments only theirs.
irokster  +   867d ago
@LoveOfTheGame Thank you for trying to beat some sense into all these people. No one really gets it as much as you do man.
HurstDarkStar  +   867d ago
Imagine training for a competition for weeks only to find out someone brought the trophy you were training to earn. Who cares right?
LoveOfTheGame  +   867d ago
That would suck, except this has nothing to do with someone buying your trophy.

In this scenario that person would still buy the trophy you were training for, but you would get the same trophy through achievement rather than pay your way.

No one is going to have a trophy, show it to their grandkids, and tell them the story of how proud they were when they exchanged cash for it.
Animal Mutha 76  +   867d ago
Interesting isn't it how most of the time people are throwing insults at each other on N4G yet when something like this comes along the boundaries of platform suddenly are no longer important?

Most if not all here seem to feel the same way which is revulsion.

We are all gamers after all and I wish our collective would rally like this more often rather than squabble over which box we put our discs into.
TrevorPhillips  +   867d ago
Thanks, but no freaking thanks!

We need to hash tag these guys on twitter guys

#NoToGTAOnlineMicroTransactio n
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irokster  +   867d ago
Just DONT BUY IT! How hard is it to play your game and not worry about what everyone else is doing?
jackanderson1985  +   867d ago
i know the in-game transactions are a bad thing but at least they're not giving access to the high powered weapons at the beginning you still have to level your character for them
THC CELL  +   867d ago
Greed man greed they are sat on a billion and want more, basically takes.effort away from hardcore
Lucreto  +   867d ago
I don't see the why people are giving out over this.

It is an option for people who have more money than patience. It will no way effect your experience in playing the mulitplayer.

Mass Effect 3 has microtransactions and I played that for hours and it never affected my experience playing the game.
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Shazz  +   867d ago
pure greed man after raking in over a billion dollars for a game that took 250 mill to make .
Mikeyy  +   867d ago
Oh look, another game that is going to allow credit card warriors to ruin everything.
dannylilley  +   867d ago
Really? Do you ACTUALLY know this? What if it's all just for cosmetic things that don't affect the gameplay? That won't ruin a single thing. I'd rather earn my rewards than buy them.
Lucreto  +   867d ago
Since we know little about the multiplayer how will credit card warriors ruin everything. There could well be a leveling system and you can't unlock say the RPG until level 20.
dannylilley  +   867d ago
Yes but once again we don't know! That's my entire point. People are jumping to conclusions that may or may not be true. Fair enough it COULD ruin the online but all this rage based on speculation and how micro transactions will be applied is simply dumb. I'm just fed up of the hate that could be really badly misplaced.
SpideySpeakz  +   867d ago
I have no problem with Micro transactions, but trading in real money for fake money in a game is a rip off.
I was expecting new weapons, skills, cars, clothing through micro transactions, not in-game money.
ironfist92  +   867d ago
Well technically you spend real money to buy virtual money, to buy those items.
SpideySpeakz  +   867d ago
No, that's not what I meant. I meant NEW virtual items that is not already in the game.
DoomeDx  +   867d ago
So paying real money for fake items is OK?

No offense but that logic sucks haha
LAWSON72  +   867d ago
Free roam with some friends is all I will be doing
I'm not surprised. GTA4 was terrible and now GTA4.5 is too on top of its micro-transaction multiplayer. Saints Row is still the king of open world. GG Rockstar.

Of course Watch Dogs will be coming out soon and that will also crap all over GTA4.5
Gohadouken  +   867d ago
Hum so far between Saint Row and GTA , SR is the king of nickel and diming dlc . While GTA had meaty expansions (simple the best of the industry) , SR 3 especially had ton of BS dlc and micro transactions .

GTO might be veering the wron way , but i doubt they need lessons from Volition on that aspect . And ubisoft ? Lol just wait for a missing chapters or two , or them chickening out on a controversial aspect of the story , and making it an alternative universe dlc a la Washington .
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CrossingEden  +   867d ago
So wait, why do you people care if someone else buys an optional thing? Gamers are WAY too whiny these days. I'm not gonna spend money on microtransactions, but if someone else does that's their choice and it doesn't affect me.
Rezka  +   867d ago
This should be listed under rumors they got their sources from a reddit user who doesn't know what he's talking about
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