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One of the benefits of working right next to a set of consoles is that I can check out online goodies at the drop of a hat. One of the downsides of doing work on a laptop that has gone full retard though, is that I can’t get that content up very quickly sometimes. Anyway, here’s the first 15 minutes of GTA Online.

At first, I thought my avatar looked like Loki on Methamphetamines. And then Gavin kindly pointed out that he resembles Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory, a TV series that I hate with the passion of a million suns going supernova. At the same time.

Suffice to say, this character is ruined for me now. Damn you Gavin, damn you. Anyway, how’s GTA Online treating you so far?

Last Updated: October 1, 2013

1.1
was reviewed on PC

37 Comments

  1. Gavin Mannion

    October 1, 2013 at 15:33

    Be honest… we can all see Sheldon here

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    • FoxOneZA

      October 1, 2013 at 15:36

      Sheldon with more hair = Carragher that troll #trololololol

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 1, 2013 at 15:39

      Even before reading the Sheldon thing I thought it was Sheldon.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 1, 2013 at 15:39

      I can’t get past that disturbing growth on his finger :/

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      • HvR

        October 1, 2013 at 15:45

        That is nasty. Might be malignant.

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        • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

          October 1, 2013 at 15:46

          That’s my eating hand.

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          • HvR

            October 1, 2013 at 15:50

            Others might find the following wikihow page helpful after reading that comment:
            http://www.wikihow.com/Vomit-Politely

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 1, 2013 at 15:59

            I didn’t need to know that, but in retrospect it could have been much, MUCH worse.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 1, 2013 at 15:46

      [insert Sheldon style laugh here]

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    • Rock789

      October 1, 2013 at 15:49

      Now that is priceless! 🙂

      And yes, I would love a Bazinga shirt! Just coz! 🙂

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    • Rincethis

      October 1, 2013 at 15:53

      Hahah! I thought Darryn won on the ION, now I don’t think so!

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    • Rincethis

      October 1, 2013 at 16:04

      He kindda looks like he’s about to say ‘More cowbell’…

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  2. Hammersteyn

    October 1, 2013 at 15:51

    I hate Big Bang theory. But I love Penny. Glad to see GTA is up and running. Now to hold my breath till I pass out so that when I wake up it should be time to go home.

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    October 2, 2013 at 07:45

    Talk about huge let down!! couldn’t even start the first race! damn tutorials and millions of people online! I got kicked 5 times eventually resorted to playing Sp again. Rockstar buy more servers please!!

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 2, 2013 at 07:52

      Thus is the issue with online. Always was. Always will be. The capacity for the first week’s influx is always underestimated.

      However, one must remember that it would cost way too much to have servers running enough just to service the first initial blast where everyone is trying compared to what will eventually happen. They need to have enough servers to hold the expected “average to high” use in a normal month. That capacity needs to be doubled to have the first few days run smoothly and so is not affordable or even logical. Otherwise they end up with a server room full of very underutilised servers that just eat up costs

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 2, 2013 at 08:03

        I was thinking that too! The only problem is, once people get online this game might become bigger than wow! or close!

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 2, 2013 at 08:05

          Yeah, agreed, but then they add capacity as needed. Can’t have you run out of money before enough people are playing just to have day 1 go smooth.

          BUT

          I still am with you on the fact that game studios always grossly underestimate the capabilities of the servers and they never seem to learn.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 2, 2013 at 08:09

            1 billion copies sold, should give them more than enough money… right?

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 2, 2013 at 08:12

            haha. True that. Although I believe they thought that 1billion sold does not equal 1 billion simultaneous login attempts. Hehe. Little did they know

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 2, 2013 at 08:13

            If I had to guess at least 80% have tried to go online! Think that’s wow levels or more! How many players were on wow like 600 mil?

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 2, 2013 at 08:21

            Dude no. Wow is only like 10mil or something (I stand under correction though as I can’t recall exactly)

          • Rincethis

            October 2, 2013 at 08:26

            Agreed. I think at the height of WoW they had 11 million subscribers, but never online at the same time. @timster1033:disqus DUDE! 600 mill is almost 10% of the Earth’s population man! HAHAHAHA

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 2, 2013 at 08:30

            Okay fair enough not enough coffee for brain this morning, but then how do you get 1 billion copies sold! It is possible right?

          • Rincethis

            October 2, 2013 at 08:32

            Ya, but how many of those billion have internet. I’d actually like to see the regional sales figures too. If you think about it, America only has like 320 mil people in, and not all of them have internet. So I am assuming the majority would be in EU as China don’t sell consoles (well, in the grey market they do, but that doesn’t count). If that is the case, it could be a matter of not enough EU servers (for reasons both me and @LlewellynCrossley:disqus have already said). And seeing as South Africa runs on EU servers, there is our problem!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 2, 2013 at 08:46

            What if 80 % of those billion had internet?

          • Rincethis

            October 2, 2013 at 08:53

            Not sure where you are getting this billion from? They MADE $1 billion in 3 days, if they had sold 1 billion they would have made $60 billion…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 2, 2013 at 11:24

            oh! my bad!

          • Rincethis

            October 2, 2013 at 08:26

            I think they know that on day 1 there WILL be issues, and do as much as they can, but not ALL they can. They know that in a month the hype would have died down, and all the extra servers would be a waste…

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 2, 2013 at 08:27

            Exactly

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 2, 2013 at 08:29

            Might not be the case at all…

          • Rincethis

            October 2, 2013 at 08:30

            Eh?

      • DriveMagazine

        October 2, 2013 at 11:19

        B0llocks on the “Cost too much issue”. Firstly, because they made a billion dollars off this game in like a week. Secondly, there are services these days with this amazing thing called the cloud that effectively provision capacity on-demand. So when you have all 100-million people logging-on on day one, yes that’s a lot of server to provision and pay for. But then when the hype has cooled and you only have 5-million hardcore gamers coming in regularly, the cost automatically drops as the capacity-on-demand algorithm scales down the server requirements. Simple.

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    • Rincethis

      October 2, 2013 at 08:28

      Oi! As I said in my tweet, finish the SP first man!

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 2, 2013 at 08:31

        I am but I wanted to kill so hobos with you guys last night! #dreamsforgotten

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  4. Warren Lombard

    October 2, 2013 at 08:12

    I was waiting in a literal line to start the first race. It felt like Gold Reef City. I couldn’t play online last night and decided to play story mode. I hope I can play some online tonight!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 2, 2013 at 08:14

      If we both lucky we will!

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  5. Yep you are wrong! Shush

    October 2, 2013 at 08:59

    Got kicked a couple of times, but overall managed to get to Level 10 last night, was a blast. Only really did some robberies and a couple of repo’s (1-4 players).

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