Rockstar starts paying GTA Online cash

Gta stimulus

Ah, nothing like throwing money at a problem to make it go away. We told you about the GTA V Online troubled launch and resulting hush money being delayed. Well, now Rockstar is ready to start paying out.

Rockstar has started depositing GTA$500 000 into each in-game bank account. Anyone who was playing GTA Online in October 2013 will receive the stimulus. However, much like real life bank transfers, Rockstar expects that it can take two days for the funds to actually hit your account. They go on to thank you for your patience:

Thanks go out to everyone for their continued patience and understanding while we worked through these issues, and we can’t wait to bring more into the world of GTA Online.

Well done, guys – I’m sure those still playing GTA Online will appreciate the extra funds. Actually, who is still playing? Has the hype finally blown over, or are people still playing tip their fingers bleed?

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Author:Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

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  • Admiral Chief in 1986
    • ToshZA

      Ah Africa. How I love you.

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      Would be an awesome weapon in GTA… lol

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Really? how? I ride them over in desert with ease…

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          2 use weapon… bludgeon your enemy a few times.

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          You know what weapon I really miss from the GTA series?

          The Katana from GTA Vice City.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Yeah but then they would have to make whole little engine for missing body parts… I do miss it too man! soooo much!

      • Unalighned John (JJ)

        Can’t believe Saints Row hasn’t thought of this yet.

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          Saints Row is crazy enough to have it in the game.

          Think we need to contact these devs…

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            I’m currently juggling Saints Row co-op with a friend and Sleeping Dogs, yet I still dream of GTA V on pc.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            Hopefully that dream will come true. GTAV is actually crazy in it’s own right, but an awesome game.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Did the beachbum dlc come part of the update?

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            Didn’t see anything about it… researching it now :P

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            R* still says “early November”… no specific date.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Saints Row is utter kak in my eyes now.

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            Compared to Sleeping Dogs it looks like a cartoon but the ridiculousness of it makes for some fun, and Sleeping Dogs doesn’t have aircraft.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I bought SR3 cause of soo many people saying it is a “great” game… Boy were they wrong… Game is too corny and feels cheap to be honest.. I like the realism in games. Sure had it’s fun moments but alot of the activities were so lame and got old fast.

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            It does feel cheap, I must agree. But I paid $5 for Saints Row 2, 3, Metro 2033, Risen 1&2, Dead Island GOTY and Sacred 1&2 all together. So for me it was cheap. Humble Bundle & Steam FTW.

    • Otto_ki

      This image made my day thx Admiral XD

      • Admiral Chief in 1986

        You are most welcome

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Blown over… ha!

  • Hammersteyn
    • ToshZA

      Its a good thing he dropped his phone first.

      Also. PWNED.

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      Now that’s an epic tag team combo!

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Poor kid!

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          He apparently deserved it.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Could be worse I guess! I remember being kicked down flight of stairs in grade 7. lol

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            lol! That’s harsh! I hope you taught them a lesson… or at least got someone else to.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            hahaha NOPE! dude I was a serious nerd in grade 7..

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            So was I… oh wait, I still am one :P

          • TiMsTeR1033

            NERDS ARE COOL NOW!

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            Hear hear

          • TiMsTeR1033

            even the ones that wear eyeliner like you John.

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            Thank you Tim (I think)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Your welcome…

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            *you’re

            Regards,
            Mister (no)Eyeliner.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Yeah yeah… My my spelling and grammar needs work I know.. I blame 5 years of being a pothead for that..

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            You can use that one for more than just spelling mistakes.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            EXACTLY I HAVE AN EXCUSE! oh wait… you insulting me!

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            lol!

            Breaking news:
            Scientist prove that the pothead’s brain still stays in a state of “DUDE, check that out” after years of being “clean”.

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            School was the worst place in the world.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            Totally agreed!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I tried to be cool at school did some chalk graffiti, ended up cleaning all the walls.. I hated school…

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            My loathing for school surpasses hate. But now I have a nice lady and the d-bags from school don’t. Plus I get to hang with you nice people (the gamers of nerdom)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I wish school had lazy gamer kinda peeps in it… would of been soo much better.

  • ToshZA

    “tip their fingers bleed?” – “until their finger tips bleed?”

    And the hype never started for some of us. Sorry. :(

  • Vampyre Squirrel

    I got mine already and spent a bit of it (around R$360k)… and still loving GTAV and Online. There aren’t that many issues that I’ve run into on it.

  • Vampyre Squirrel

    Oh and BTW Zoe… I’m still playing GTAV and Online. Trying to get my 100% completion and Online to Rank 100.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      You will get there… You play enough. lol

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        hahaha! No idea how long it’ll take though. Got stunt jumps, 9 space ships parts and the knife flights to do to get to 100% and about 69.5 Ranks to climb.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          *sings* I’ll see you when you get there… If you ever get there… I am sure you will really get there

  • RinceandRepeat

    Yes still playing! And will be on Saturday with the Southern Massives!

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      OVG joining in?

      • RinceandRepeat

        You KNOW it! :) Start with our usual game of golf Or are you too… CHICKEN! Of John that is…

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          HAHAHA, I’ll practice a bit this week… will own you all!!! Hopefully.

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          Oh yeah, I won’t be on for very long on Saturday if at all… got a bunch of people coming over.

          I’ll be on tomorrow night though.

  • Rock789

    Shweet! Yup, definitely still playing. Honestly, I love the game – SP and Online. Finished SP, but now trying to do all the collection missions to 100% it (it’s a game that deserves to be 100%). And Online… Always great hanging out wit my crew – SOMA forever! :)

    Almost had enough cash stashed for that apartment in-game I’ve been eyeing (has an 8 car garage which I can use to finally get all those motors I’ve been salivating over). This will give me the rest of the funds needed! Will check my account tonight… **fingers crossed**

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      I got myself an apartment with a 10 car garage this morning thanks to these funds… it’s epic man.

      Will check you and the rest of SOMA online this week and weekend.

    • RinceandRepeat

      Nice one man! Need to also get a place, see you this sat? I want to have a ‘look’ at your cars 0-O So does OVG, near a cliff, near the sea…

      • Rock789

        Afraid not on Sat, man :( – I’m off to visit my mom… It’s her birthday. And she has no internet. So Rocky will be man-down on GTA Online for the week (from Sat). But I’ll be online tonight and tomorrow night. :)

        Oh – and I’ll make sure all my cars are insured before OVG gets there (already had to claim once after last cliff-side escapades – pics on my profile). ;) :)

        • RinceandRepeat

          Haha! I have seen the pictures. Damn you OVG!!!!

        • TiMsTeR1033

          Will see you guys on FRIDAY! hehehe gonna buy Timmy some bling!

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      I’m doing final ship part collection, stunt jumps and knife flights, then I’m done at 100%!

      BTW, the knife flights are hard as hell.

      • Rock789

        I am actually yet to be involved in a knife fight… Where are they? You need to do anything in particular to unlock them?

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          I know it says “Knife fight” but it’s actually “Knife fLight” as in flying sideways between two buildings (etc) in a plane.

          • Rock789

            Ok… That actually sucks! Knife flights are SO hard! Do you unlock them at the flight school?

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            nah, they’re just there… check this map for them… http://maps.achievementhunter.com/guides/overview/grandtheftautov

            Edit: I crashed 5 or 6 times trying to get the one… still didn’t finish it.

          • Rock789

            Ooo… Thank you kind sir. :) Uh, I mean squirrel! :)

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            No problem

          • TiMsTeR1033

            You suck!! hahahah

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            You SWALLOW!!! HAHAHAHAHA

            Douche… :P

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I didn’t see that coming… excuse the pun..

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            That’s sooooo PUNNY!!!!

          • John’s (JJ’s) ????

            Hahaha

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Welcome to the real battlefield!

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      hahaha! that’s awesome

    • Rock789

      That is freaking awesome! And I’m not a big BF fan (**hides from backlash due to that comment**), so that’s saying something! :)

      • John’s (JJ’s) ????

        I thought we all were your BF’s

        • Rock789

          Oh you are… Liefies! **waves longingly** ;)

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!

  • RedDeadZombie

    Still playing! On Rank 40 at the moment, and still having stacks of fun with my crew The Porchie Snoobabs

    • SwartSheep

      #PorchieSnoobabs4Life We may be small but we kick ass and take names (mostly eachothers)

      • VinTaco

        I just stare at my ADSL modem, wishing it worked better. #PorchieSnoobabs4Life

    • UncleHughes

      #PorchieSnoobabs4Life I just wished my mom would stop turning off the ADSL in the middle of a game!!! Really awkward!!!

      • RedDeadZombie

        Looks like your ADSL problems are more like ”You” problems!

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    While there is still no REAL news of GTA PC. I am glad these things are being sorted now.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Yep, I got my money and promptly wasted it all on crack, hookers and guns :D WOOOOO WEEEE!!!! BREAKING BAD MUTHAFRUITAS!!

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