Should we be harsher on Rockstar for GTA Online’s issues?

MMGN writes: Does the gaming press treat Rockstar as the industry's darling?

extermin8or3384d ago

Yes, lunch of a new game is one thing I understand that but this is a patch that yeah will have spiked the number of users however they know how many copies they've sold they know how popular the feature is AND they've made more than enough money to just rent even some temporary servers and cloud space say from MS or google or amazon to cover the spike in users.

LonDonE3383d ago

Agreed, i seriously believe they delayed the online of gta 5 to ensure good reviews and metacritic.
Because had the game launched with such a broken online people would have taken it into account in the final score.

After they finally released it, we found it was in shambles, a garbage lobby system, a god awfull bear bones character creator, unintuitive invite system, broken matchmaking, the list goes on.

Saints row2 and gta 4 were better, and now they launch online hiests after way too long and its broken?
People cut rockstar way too much slack! the gta games have gotten more dumb down with every release since hd era.

I would much rather play san andreas which had allot more content.

I think people need to call them out on this b.s! just look at the net profit they make off a gta game, why is a modern online party lobby, matchmaking, etc system too much to ask? Or how about a working online? This is ridiculous! after such a delay this should work flawless, and dont anyone give me b.s about server load, they know full well how many copies they have sold.

Bottom line this IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
And no the online wasnt free, its part of the game fanboys which waspromised ages ago!

MrBeatdown3384d ago

Let's give them hell because of server load associated with free DLC.

All those games that released last year work right yet?

nowitzki20043383d ago

I had no issues with GTAV online. The only problem I had was staying interested in playing online. It got boring to me real quick. GTAV though is one of the best games ever made. We can nit pick on games that arent event close to GTAV but have far more problems.

700p3383d ago

The online issues are still terrible. AND has been for a long time!

Phoenix763383d ago

No not really. We should all know by now that this was to be expected.

L0g1t3ch233383d ago (Edited 3383d ago )

It was free ffs. Easily they could have put price on it, considering quality of dlc. It will be fine in few days.

thricetold3383d ago (Edited 3383d ago )

This mentality is part of the problem! It was suppose to be free seeing as it is only a game mode that was SUPPOSED to ship with the online portion, which in itself is just a component of the TOTAL game we already paid for!

Too many consumers/gamers have fallen for this pubs bullsh*t pr spin that they have put out about gta online is like something extra, and we should be lucky to get.

It is no different than any of the other many games that are SP/MP/CO-OP. Their match making system is terrible. Amongst so many other pressing issues.

Bottom line is with the very large profits they received from the initial game, along with the residual profits they are reaping in from cash cards we the consumer, the ones supporting this GIANT company, deserve at the very least RELIABLE servers and a top of the line match making system in 2015.

THAT'S what I want to see instead of shinier graphics DAMNIT.

@live larry

You seriously need to wake up and stop drinking their tainted koolaid. Entitlement has NOTHING to do with asking for a game and it's features to work as advertised.

wakeNbake3383d ago

Nope saw this coming a mile away.

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phoenixwing82d ago

Thar she blows! That be a whale!! Let's talk to them mateys!

phoenixwing82d ago

Didn't have a good rebuttal did you? We all know the select players are whales who waste thousands or hundreds of thousands on the games currency. You expect them to make the same kinds of demands as everyone else? Keep dreaming.

Inverno82d ago

Well that and most likely streamers who have helped harpoon all those whales lolz.


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GamingSinceForever89d ago

Why is this news? Is this supposed to be some sort of heads up to those involved?

Kombatologist88d ago

Why shouldn't this be news? If you play the game at all, you'd know this has been a problem for a while. Tell me, how is it fair for legit low-level players to be grieved by players using modded accounts with disposable amounts of cash? It's about time Rockstar did something about these losers.

BISHOP-BRASIL88d ago (Edited 88d ago )

Not that I really played it in forever, but the way I used to roll on online once I realize I had no interest in actually doing heists and micromanaging property and shit, the moment someone decided to pick a fight I'd just leave towards north, jump the fence of the army base, steal a jet and grief away... Pro tip: they can't really make you pay for other players cars when you have not one single penny to your name.

EDIT: Got carried away... Anyway, my point was, you can grief without money, this is not stopping it.

Kombatologist88d ago


I get what you're trying to say, but it's a false equivalence. Anyone could jump the fence and grab a jet back in the day. The dynamic changed once R* started introducing militarized vehicles, such as flying motorcycles with homing rockets, a stealth helicopter, and most recently, a stealth jet. There's so many militarized vehicles now, you really have to keep up with the latest and greatest in order to defend yourself from that shit, which is really expensive to do. Sure, you could make the argument that Shark Cards give players the same advantage as a modded account. The thing is, they don't. Not even close. A modded account can have ANY amount of money, as well as ANY weapon and/or vehicle, even ones that aren't available in the game yet (as long as they're in the datafiles). Some of them even have glitched characters with invisible limbs/weapons. This is an unfair advantage to anyone who plays legitimately and nobody should have to risk getting their accounts permanently banned from stooping to the same level just to compete. Furthermore, making money is really easy to do now. Which begs the question: Why buy a modded account in the first place? I think the answer is obvious.