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We’ve already covered the idea that Rockstar is going to allow us to buy in game cash and how Rockstar clarified that it won’t affect the balance of the game. But now neither of those things matter as Rockstar has pulled the ability to purchase in game cash with real money.

According to a statement posted on Rockstars website the ability to purchase the cash hasn’t been removed for good but rather until the current online problems being experienced are resolved.

“For the time being and until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, we have disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs. Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs. “

They’ve also given us an update on some other issues including the bizarre PS3 problem that only a certain amount of people worldwide were allowed to at the same time.

“For PlayStation 3 users, a PlayStation Network server issue was detected that was limiting the amount of possible concurrent users. This was preventing most players from accessing GTA Online altogether and as of this morning, that problem was resolved.

There is an issue that is preventing some players from getting through the first tutorial mission across both platforms. Many players have been able to get through this with repeated retries, and we are working on unblocking this for everyone as soon as possible.

This morning, we experienced some instability across the GTA Online services which is affecting even people who have progressed beyond the tutorial mission. We are identifying these issues now and are working to restore stability for users as soon as possible.”

The majority of people are still giving Rockstar a pass on this rocky start as they did warn us to expect it, but I don’t expect that patience to last much longer to be honest.

I’m about 2-3 hours away from completing the single player section and Rockstar better be ready by then else all hell will rain down and I may post a pissy article… you have been warned.

Last Updated: October 3, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

92 Comments

  1. Brady miaau

    October 3, 2013 at 08:35

    All the emotive and the gamer issues aside:
    I admire this company, a lot.

    They seem able to take quick decisions and stick to them. Also not afraid to change their minds, hold up their hands, and say, with the information then, we though that was the right thing to do.

    Some dynamic people there, to decide so quickly on such, in terms of their company, big things.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 3, 2013 at 08:46

      Yes that may be true… but 2 weeks is a long time to test things, if some software products had these issues on day one people would loose their jobs because of it. They knew a storm was coming and didn’t bring a big enough umbrella.

      Reply

      • SaintsRowNigri

        October 3, 2013 at 08:50

        Come on. Be real. Rockstar gave us a game unlike any other I’ve seen. As in forever. To fire people all because of teething issues on arguably the biggest release this gen’s multiplayer component is harsh.
        If GTA online is going to be anything like GTA Single Player, I’m saying take a few weeks and get it sorted…

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 3, 2013 at 09:10

          I hear what you saying but my one buddy his bro is in software engerering and said if they pulled stuff like Rockstar did for day one, they would be all out of jobs! you can run tests to check everything.. To get a much better idea, or hell should of used beta testers before or delayed the Online, nothing is more annoying than trying to use something when it is broken!

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            October 3, 2013 at 09:11

            Tests in complex software that takes years to develop, where millions of people access it at once, and you have little to no previous experience in something this large?

            Yeah, this is big for them, its a big step. Hell the single player alone was big, they then made that online. Imagine…

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 3, 2013 at 09:24

            I have some experience in testing software myself. But you cannot test for all configurations, scenarios and what-ifs out there. Fact of the matter is you test A,B,C and all is fine. But now Mr Customer does A,C,B and finds a bug.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:25

            I agree with you 100% but the part where Rockstar did fuck up big time is The forcing people to do Race 1st, I mean millions doing the same thing at the same time is bound to cause shit!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 3, 2013 at 09:28

            Even if they told you to dance the Macarena it would have fallen over due to load

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:29

            They should of allowed people to skip the tutorial and go straight to free roam.

          • Brady miaau

            October 3, 2013 at 09:30

            Nah, still would have had a load problem.

            This is almost like a DOS (Denial of Service) attack.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:31

            but less I am sure…

          • Brady miaau

            October 3, 2013 at 09:31

            possibly, yeah

          • Brady miaau

            October 3, 2013 at 09:25

            I do not believe your brothers friend is correct. You need to take varying degree’s of complexity into account.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:27

            * friends bro. My bro passed on, He was into programming and would of said similar thing though. He helped make those touchscreens at Sterkinkor lol

        • HvR

          October 3, 2013 at 10:56

          Depends on the application and risk versus cost. For instance would you have been happy if they delayed the release of the whole game by 6 months when new gen is released with the game only available on current gen?

          Rockstar probably decided that everybody buys the game for the SP experience and took a risk with the Online component.

          Nice thing is now everybody sees why BF4 is first released as a Beta for premium players. For them this scenario would be death sentence.

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      • Rincethis

        October 3, 2013 at 09:00

        Eh? The online was never planned to roll out at launch. They wanted people to play and FINISH the game before they ventured online. Which reminds me, how far are YOU in the game TANYA!?

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 3, 2013 at 09:05

          I was playing last night! I only have so much time in a day! Mrs wanted to watch Top travel first! Times like these I wish I had a second tv!

          Reply

          • FoxOneZA

            October 3, 2013 at 09:15

            Top Travel? Don’t you have a PC monitor lying around?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:17

            I got a big ass pc monitor But then all that work to move console and crap.
            Top travel that bullshit on Sabc 3!

          • Brady miaau

            October 3, 2013 at 09:28

            Yeah, the game says like 30%, but I have not even explored the map randomly or anything.

      • Brady miaau

        October 3, 2013 at 09:27

        2 weeks is not a long time to test things.

        A large project like this, larger than I have ever been involved in, has many, many perpetuation in testing.

        BUT they had far longer to test then 2 weeks. How much? I am not sure.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 3, 2013 at 09:28

          They should of ran beta on live for people to test, but at the same time I know they couldn’t due to people loosing interest.

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          • Brady miaau

            October 3, 2013 at 09:29

            Ah, the technical Vs the business.

            Business wins. Always. Keep up interest in the product, keep the suspense.

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 3, 2013 at 08:38

    Write them a strong-worded letter.

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    October 3, 2013 at 08:39

    I tired again last night, even worse than before, I am gonna sit this one out till next week before I waste my time getting annoyed or kicked out all the time!

    Reply

    • Circuitflow

      October 3, 2013 at 08:46

      Yeah i also tried last night, got as far as about to start the 1st race then it just goes into its loop[ of launching session…Man i really want to play online!

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 3, 2013 at 08:46

        You never accepted invite too lol

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        • Circuitflow

          October 3, 2013 at 08:48

          I did dude, I was on 37 min after you, check again. Saw ur gamer score at 3024 something…Do u play alot of xbox or more pc?

          Reply

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:00

            Lol, also noted score 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:04

            Trust me deleting old profile in frustration was a hard thing to do.. but i couldn’t get back online! before going back to playing live was like 2 years of off line only..

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:05

            Know the feeling. I have another profile with 15000 plus that was opened under a UK account. Had to leave it and start a new one so I could use SA live. THEN, 3 years later they offer regional moving! DAMN THEM!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:02

            I lost password for old gamer tag so couldn’t get back on live, Which had way higher gamer score so I then made new one which is why I have such a sad gamer score… I

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:05

            LOL i thought as much.. I am lucky i still have my original account… think my score is 40 000 something… Some of my friends have like 60 000 + Where do they find the time???

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:07

            I used to have around 55 000 before lost account.. i bought and traded a crap load of games! Ah college years!

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:12

            Damn! thats High considering the average on xbox live is like 10 000 Well if i had GTA online i might get there one day! LOL those were the days! Woke up, decied not to go to class.. played the whole day./week. now i only have SAT .. suprizing i still pull it off playing the whole day.. if i can get away with it..

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:12

            Eh? Why didn’t you just get hold of MS and request a reset password? I’ve done this before…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:14

            Used hotmail account didn’t use for 2 years account closed down! Ms said they would only send to that email address. So I gave up.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:12

            Maybe xbox live is fucked aswell as Gta online coz neither you or Rince showed as friends when I tried last night and this was around 8 or 9. Gta online kept saying Cloud servers down! like 20 times retry still jack shit happening.

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:13

            I only started playing at 10 last night mate. Saw and accepted your request. But if this stalking behaviour continues… May have to reconsider! lol 0-O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:15

            Dude I just wanna kick ass with you guys. Perhaps I should of asked first before sending friend request lol

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:17

            Lol. Not a problem. But I am going to be focusing on clocking the game, only on 56% at the moment and loving it!

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:18

            i started the story again.. im on 20 % second time around already and i am still finding new things in SP

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:19

            Huge game. And awesome!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:20

            Saw this Ign article 100 small things in Gta v! flipping hectic, like if you rev car next to car at red robot they will try dice you and shit! I seen alot of stuff already! but still need to see more, like mount chillad haven’t found way to top nor have I done a base jump yet! I seriously think this weekend gonna have a play session, nights are not long enough to spend time with Mrs and play plus try come to bed at reasonable hour.

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:26

            This is in the lift station at the top of the mountain. If you can all see the bottom right.. That looks like a JETPACK. No idea how to get it though!

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:28

            saw that as well,…dunno know if it is though

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:31

            Looks like a map of the inside of the mountain. That would ROCK

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:32

            Parachute?

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:17

            Rince invite me as well…the more the better!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:18

            Thats why I added you guys! lol

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:18

            Have you joined the rockstargames social club?

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:23

            yip.. and part of lazy crew and my OWN.. Same clan since my BF2142 days

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:24

            I never liked Bf2142, was always more of a none future warfare fan, I dunno… Only futuristic game I liked that had warfare was Mechwarrior

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:26

            u jam BF 3?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 3, 2013 at 09:30

            Yeah! Not as much coz have no buddies for support!

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:27

            Join my crew,
            Southern Massifs

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:29

            join mine! HILL 42 lol

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:32

            request sent

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:27

            ooh saw ur high in the LAzy crew.. When i get to jam GTA online.. promote me..

          • Circuitflow

            October 3, 2013 at 09:16

            shows on mie..

    • Rock789

      October 3, 2013 at 08:56

      I am sitting this on out till I’ve completed the SP. That rumour about corrupted SP save files makes me far too nervous to try this out until either:
      a. Rockstar release a patch to fix the issue.
      b. I complete the SP side of things, so I don’t mind if my save game corrupts.

      I can wait… I’m patient that way. 🙂

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 3, 2013 at 09:50

        I never had any issues other than not getting anywhere online lol

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  4. Deano

    October 3, 2013 at 08:44

    How is anyone playing this, people on my friends lists are playng GTA Online, but every time I try I just get Server error ???

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    • Circuitflow

      October 3, 2013 at 08:49

      I feel ya pain bru! Same on my side…

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      October 3, 2013 at 08:49

      I upgraded to a 2MB line. Was able to play a bit but was laggy at sometimes and timed out a few times. I just played SP from then on.

      Reply

  5. HvR

    October 3, 2013 at 08:46

    Gavin “Patta” Mannion hit list:
    Mexico Faux Team – TERMINATED
    MSSA – TERMINATED
    EWN – TERMINATED
    Rockstar – Analyzing…..

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    • Brady miaau

      October 3, 2013 at 09:38

      Patta? But then you are saying Gavin goes on a crusade for the wrong reasons or with lack of understanding of the actual topics and just attacks one aspect, aka misreporting events?

      I know two groups she has gone after and they both took legal action an both got an apology and a small payout even before it made the courts. They edited the footage to make people look bad.

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      • HvR

        October 3, 2013 at 10:36

        I could also be saying that Gavin have a horrible orange spray tan. 🙂

        I think I was drawing a comparison to the tenacity of Patta and Gavin. Most probably I was just looking for a investigation journalist connection and just before the comment I heard Patta’s name on the radio.

        Gavin and Lazygamers reporting on these issues have always been balanced and they’ve always promptly published corrections if they got any of the facts wrong.

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        • Brady miaau

          October 3, 2013 at 11:00

          “that Gavin have a horrible orange spray tan. :)”

          So, cleaned my keyboard then. Thanks 🙂

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  6. Hammersteyn

    October 3, 2013 at 08:52

    Finally played it a bit. It’s a real problem that your character doesn’t talk at all. GTA was always about character development but seeing a mute just sit next to Lamar and not say anything is painful to watch.

    I’m growing my characters hair,buying a cap and a trench coat and renaming him to Silent Bob

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 3, 2013 at 08:53

      Heh. GTA3 you were as mute as well, a mute!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        October 3, 2013 at 09:35

        I missed that one.

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    • Rincethis

      October 3, 2013 at 09:03

      You got in bro? Nice, tried once last night but froze. Still, haven’t finished the game so not worried. If you can get in, make some money for the Southern Massifs!

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 3, 2013 at 09:34

        Hehe hey would a PS gag give cash to a XBOX gang?

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 3, 2013 at 09:37

          *gang

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          • Hammersteyn

            October 3, 2013 at 09:44

            thanks

  7. JJNutter

    October 3, 2013 at 08:58

    Meh, not so worried about it. Finished the game, now I am playing it again, just choosing the different heist options now. All good

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    • ToshZA

      October 3, 2013 at 09:07

      More of this attitude, internet. You get an upvote sir! 😀

      Reply

  8. Mad_Daigon

    October 3, 2013 at 08:59

    Had minimal issues playing GTA V online on PS3 last night. Knocked over couple of stores, did a job, stole some cars, got shot and went to heaven…

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 3, 2013 at 09:22

      the clouds were offline for me!

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      • Mad_Daigon

        October 3, 2013 at 14:54

        Started like that for me as well, but were on from 21:00 till just before 00:00 and then up again from 1 am, so “minimal issues” compared to the first night where i couldn’t do anything.

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  9. Rincethis

    October 3, 2013 at 08:59

    Tried logging in last night and ended up watching some jerk constantly drive up to me, get out his car, spread his hands like he has to prove his size, walk, of.. Rince and repeat… COME ON!

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  10. Rincethis

    October 3, 2013 at 09:02

    This is what I don’t get. The SP is bloody amazing and people are complaining that they can’t play online when they haven’t even finished the bloody game yet. Man, that is SPOILT in my opinion. “I want more cake, even though I haven’t finished the cake I already have! MOAR MOAR MOAR!”

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    • ToshZA

      October 3, 2013 at 09:05

      Exactly this. With Guild Wars 2’s initial problems, Sim City, Diablo 3 – ALL of those were online ONLY. Which means people really had something to complain about. They spent lots of their hard earned money for something they couldn’t play.

      With GTAV, there’s an enormous single player game with tons to do (or is there really not that much to do, and it was all just fluff talk?) which can keep the players occupied while they wait for the online version.

      Most companies would charge just for the online game. Rockstar gave you both for one price. Just saying. Don’t complain. You got it easy. Enjoy the game, because you actually can.

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      • Rincethis

        October 3, 2013 at 09:11

        Agreed. There is a shit load to do in the game and the online is an EXTRA. HUGE extra. Many hated on the initial idea of having a MP in the first place too!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 3, 2013 at 09:22

          Think this game would have exactly the same sales it’s had without MP at all. I doubt very much anyone would have said, “No MP? I’m not buying the new GTA then!”

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          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 09:28

            Totally agree with you. You wonder why Rockstar want to tack on microtransactions and the like? I don’t blame them. The online is pure EXTRA in my opinion.

  11. Matthew Holliday

    October 3, 2013 at 09:41

    Am i the only one who, when they saw the banner, thought this article would be about Fallout 4?

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 3, 2013 at 09:49

      Its Monopoly money man.

      Reply

      • Matthew Holliday

        October 3, 2013 at 11:00

        yeah, still thought of Fallout when i saw it though.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 3, 2013 at 11:02

          It does look similar, I’ll give you that.

          Reply

  12. Vampyre Squirrel

    October 3, 2013 at 11:11

    I still haven’t gotten past that first race on GTAO. I was having fun messing around with a temp character in solo play though 😛

    Reply

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