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‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ heists and other free DLC release dates discussed

Rockstar Games provided a new update regarding the addition of heist missions and other free DLC that were previously promised to arrive within the first few weeks of “Grand Theft Auto Online.” (Grand Theft Auto Online, PS3, Xbox 360)

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THC CELL  +   844d ago
I think rockstar should stick to single player games from now on. With 2 coop friends. Online should be f2p too. Intact rockstar are getting greedy now.
CrossingEden  +   844d ago | Well said
Wait wait wait? SO Rockstar made over60+hrs of content in a campaign, and also included a full free online multiplayer component with it's own story and FREE dlc, and you have the audacity to call them greedy?!
Shadonic  +   843d ago
I know right!!!
MestreRothN4G  +   843d ago
GTA Online is completely designed towards cash microtransactions. That's why they try so hard to convince idiots that it is a 'completely different game', to avoid the s***storm coming from GTA 5's 'F2P' online component being centered on grinding and heavy progression walls.
Blacktric  +   843d ago
"and you have the audacity to call them greedy?!"

Someone haven't visited Rockstar support page yet...
BigShotSmoov007  +   843d ago
You can't please everyone I guess.
Hydrolex  +   843d ago | Well said
Why is there no bubble negative vote for idioticy?
Hitman0769  +   843d ago
I'm with @CrossingEden on this one. People are on one hating on GTA for no apparent reason. Expectations are out of the box unrealistic no wonder people still get disappointed by every game that drops...
PsylentKiller  +   843d ago
I'm hoping he meant 'greedy' in the sense of trying to do too much. Not in the financial sense of the word. Maybe he was looking at it like they seemed like they may have stretched themselves a little too thin. Put the focus on the single player game and maybe some coop campaign.
Personally, I love GTA Online. I was just guessing as to what THC CELL was thinking.
RyuX19  +   843d ago
The multiplayer is not free. You can only get GTA Online if you buy GTA5. You could only say it's free if the online was a separate component that everyone could get, but it's not. Is the online for Call of Duty free? Is the online in Halo free?
BlackTar187  +   843d ago
If GTA is designed for Micro Transactions i must be doing something wrong. I have no reason to buy any cash. I have more then enough money right now +250k they are giving i have 0 reason to use real money. I don't even play that much. I think the designed for Micro Transaction is nonsense. You do not need to ever bu money for this game with all the stuff they have available to you.
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Revolver_X_  +   843d ago

You have no idea what your talking about. I have 400k, but I wont sit here and say that GTAO isnt shaping into a microT build. They patched it to where you cant replay missions from the menu. Why even keep the replay button there if it cant be used? Then that wasnt enough. When players proved to be headstrong enough to call in every job, R* cuts MOST of the missions payout by 50%. Now some jobs actually leave you in the negative after buying armor and ammo. Jobs like Base Invader arent even worth the difficulty now. All in all GTAO is an online component thats filled with bugs and repetitive lackluster missions. R*'s first order of business should have been to fix those issues. They are trying to turn GTAO into a MMO, and most players I see on GFaqs and R* forums are not liking its direction.
mutantgorillaface  +   843d ago
@ MestreRothN4G

Designed for microtransactions? I made over a million dollars in a few days from various jobs, activities and robberies, basically just playing the game. I didn't have to buy a damn cent. What the hell are you talking about?
BlackTar187  +   843d ago
Revolver. I don't know what im talking about?

I am level 36 i have a supped up Vette Suped up Porchase, Suped up Akuma and a suped up elergy.

I won all the guns i can full ammo i own a nice apartment and i have about 250k in bank account.

When i get the 250k ill either be saving it for the 795k car or grabbing a coil. I have nothing i need exatcly at this point in the game that is to expensive for me by the time i get up into the 50's and ill have enough with that 250k in pocket and 250k in stimulus to buy that 795k car before i hit 40 and im 36 right now.

I have done no boosting or whatever and i suck at races so i lose ALLLL THE TIME (Lol)

I think you need to better apply your time to the grind.

Base Invader is a 25k payout for the first time and 12500 every other time.

They patched the replay so people weren't taking advantage of the easy mission for high payouts. Those people would replay Base invaders 100x 25k pay out each time and be multi millionaires.

The top rank is at least 120 so in that time i will almost 100% with confidence say i will own every single thing i could ever want plus be sitting on huge amounts of money by then with nothing to buy.
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FlyingFoxy  +   843d ago
Well if you ever played the still very popular SA-MP on PC you would know the multiplayer has tons of potential in a GTA game.

The only thing i don't like what R* has done is micro transactions, R* should know how to make a multiplayer at least as fun as SA-MP by now, especially since IV's kind of sucked. Surprising a mod team can do better than the developers of the game themselves.
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maximus1985  +   843d ago
micro transactions are optional you do know this right? i havent used it yet i managed to buy the most expensive apartment and some good vehicles. oh and not to mention the FREE 500,000 that were getting....but sure complain away
SuperBlur  +   843d ago
i partly agree with you
but you see, R*Games had to work something out with the crappy old hardware at their disposal. I do think however with next gen hardware they'll be able to pull something as good as sa-mp.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   843d ago
The online is stupid. The economy is so poorly designed unless you enjoy grinding really lame missions endlessly. Theres nothing good about GTA:O that I can think of. Trading in my copy of this POS today so some other poor bastard can deal with this POS. Its all based around making people buy money.
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DAS692  +   843d ago
"Intact Rockstar are getting greedy now." ^^^ LOL! This guy...
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GadgetGooch  +   843d ago
You are simply a douche my good sir...
ThatOneGuyThere  +   843d ago
Im trading in my copy of Grand Theft Facebookgame today. Seriously, the online portion is a complete waste of time. So stupid. 24k FOR A PAINT JOB ON YOUR CAR? Wut. Sorry, you have to buy a sports car, its too hot! WHAT. no no no. never again. This game is a joke.
Snookies12  +   844d ago
I hate when things say "discussed" when the developer only really just says "We can't say anything right now". :\
GarrusVakarian  +   844d ago
Yeah, me too. I got my hopes up when i saw the word "heists".
KonsoruMasuta  +   843d ago
How else will they get hits? They know nobody will click the article if the title read "Rockstar states that they can't say anything about upcoming updates".

So they have to create a misleading title.

That's all these journalist care about, hits.
Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
Journalist is a pretty strong word for online blogs. BBC reporters, in Somalia, getting shelled as they try and bring you the story from the front line are journalists.
FriedGoat  +   843d ago
I didn't realise it was like Mario Kart over in Somalia. They should give BBC reporters Star power to avoid those shells.
franko  +   843d ago
So basicaly, we can kiss heists goodbye.
KonsoruMasuta  +   843d ago
Where did you get that from?
-EvoAnubis-  +   843d ago
No idea how you got that from the comments Rockstar made. Heists are going to be a major part of the online experience.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   843d ago
This is why I am selling my copy. "Heists are going to be a major part of the online experience." well then, how about release it with the game? its so boring right now. The prices for things are ridiculous. Offroad vehicles are pointless. And I KNOW heists are going to be really stupid anyways. Its going to force you to pick a specific way to accomplish the heist instead of letting you and your friends just figure it out. So lame.
-EvoAnubis-  +   843d ago
@ThatOneGuyThere: So you're selling your copy because you're impatient? Alrighty then.
BlackTar187  +   843d ago
That one guy,

Sell it move on. I have no need to ever buy Money from R* and i don't play nearly as much as my buddies. I have everything i need right now without boosting cheating replaying or anything. I don't win races cuz i suck at them unless its a motorcycle then i win.

People complaining about buying $ are either really poor with how you spend your money or just repeating some line you read on reddit 100x
RedSoakedSponge  +   843d ago
how the hell did you come to that conclusion? lmao
maximus1985  +   843d ago
so basicaly you open your mouth and words come out
Stevino123  +   843d ago
Tbh, GTA is all about f-ing around.
Lord_Sloth  +   843d ago
It can be but the online was advertised with the heists and UGC, neither of which are even in sight. Had I known they were absent from the online for an unforeseeable amount of time I would have skipped GTAV until they launched the heists.
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maximus1985  +   843d ago
you'd be a fool then because you'd be behind on having the things required to perform heists. Theres ALOT of missions that require good team work but please complain away
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Lord_Sloth  +   843d ago
Not really complaining, just saiyan that if I knew I would have waited. *shrugs*
Revolver_X_  +   843d ago
Never seen someone defend a mediocre online the way Maximus is doing.
Stevino123  +   843d ago
Do you know how big this game is? The biggest selling game? You guys should thank Rockstar for even making this possible even on current gen, they can only do so much.
maximus1985  +   843d ago
HUGE single player. HUGE online with story. free DLC and 500,000 which is enough for any one to buy the most expensive apt from the beggining but hey people have to complain i guess
T2  +   843d ago
Well im less excited about the 500k post patch ,, ive had massive job connection issues and money dissapear from my acct ...
Soc5  +   843d ago
I know it's getting silly. Yes there are some things that need fixing but
Ill take the 500 grand, as a nice apology.
maximus1985  +   843d ago
sooooo many complainers on one of the greatest games to end this generation with an amazing amount of content both on single player AND online. if GTA online disapoints you to the point that you regret buying it then prepare for MASSIVE regret when COD GHOST hits.
Haki1112  +   843d ago
People are complaining because rock star is not giving what they promised. people paid money for this this I would complain too.
JeffGUNZ  +   843d ago
The 60+ hour campaign and vastly large online multiplayer with free DLC isn't enough? Listen, do you expect them to launch heists right now? I would rather wait and have all the other issues worked out completely. They are not going to release heists and then hear all the bitching when characters get deleted and money is missing from the account.
BlackTar187  +   842d ago
People paid money for a 100% complete SP 60hr campaign. That is more time and quality then 10x games from a some developers.

You got ONline MP as a perk. You can't tell me more then 1% (being generous) bought this for GTA online only having no idea what it was going to be like or anything.
Haki1112  +   842d ago
@BlackTar187 No people paid for SP and online because it was advertised to come with the game that's like buying a car and the owner said it comes with A/C but when you get it the A/C is broken and he didn't tell you. Pretty sure you gonna complain about it.
BlackTar187  +   842d ago
Haki that is an awful comparison.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   843d ago
this is nowhere near the greatest game of this generation. It doesnt do anything well outside of scale.
XboxDone  +   843d ago
GTA Online is pretty boring imo. It has an awesome concept but i felt that it could have been executed better
yezz  +   843d ago
I think it's great fun with friends when you get to the bigger jobs. It could be better but GTA online is a step towards to gta game with proper co op story so it's important that they did it..
XboxDone  +   843d ago
I agree progress is better than no progress at all.
nunley33  +   843d ago
I've been underwhelmed by gta online so far. I thought there was gonna be story and co-op missions in it but all ive mostly seen is deathmatch and racing. I've done some survival which is better so this new dlc can't come soon enough for me.
Joe913  +   843d ago
I have been doing missions with friends that are go rob drug dealers and doing some repo stuff go talk to Gerald he has some really cool missions to do with friends
Joe913  +   843d ago
I was thinking about dlc for gta5 and wouldn't it be cool if they did a zombie dlc lol make all citizens in Los Santos zombies and if you get bit you can kill yourself or wait it out and turn and go after other online ppl
Max-Zorin  +   843d ago
Rockstar* The only company that get it right when it come to DLC.
gigoran  +   843d ago
Nice trick there to get some views. Mention something that people are waiting to know, don't finish the sentence by saying that it is still confirmed to be unknown, and let the thousands and thousands of people click on your page and get your views up. Nice and dirty trick.
djplonker  +   843d ago
I sold mine when my character got deleted twice and had no word when the ifruit app would be out.

good game but very overrated I would rather play pong over that crappy excuse for a mini game again (tennis) but the story and open world were good but thats about it.....

nothing new just the same old gta just better graphics and a bigger map.... I enjoyed rdr and max payne 3 more!
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ThatOneGuyThere  +   843d ago
RDR was 10000000 times better than this microtransaction GTAville.
T2  +   843d ago
I haven't sold it but it blows my mind how many people just go on there to sightsee... there will be a whole group of dudes in an apartment taking turns showering for 30 min... really? is this the sims now?
Then you get warnings for blowing up people's cars which by the way is great because you usually end up with a bounty on your head which is the most exciting part... I drove around for 30 min. the other night with a 10 000 bounty on my head, now that was fun!! Why the warnings for doing GTA behaviour? it costs like 300 bucks to claim insurance, who gives a crap.
boneso82  +   843d ago
What a complete non-story! No iformation whatsoever and misleading title... Poo
Rhezin  +   843d ago
^yeah no kidding especially having to sit through that crap site, examiner.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   843d ago
They need time focus on stripping everything from the game first and making it so boring it isn't worth playing before adding new content.
dmeador  +   843d ago
An article with zero info. Gee, thanks

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