Take-Two: 95 million copies of GTA V sold

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by AndyXL » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:25 pm

Moggy wrote:
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Moggy wrote:GTA:V has sold more copies than sales of most consoles. :lol:


I actually find this a bit sad that this is the type of game which most people want to play - violent, sex, drugs etc...It's kind of a sick reflection of society today...

Give me Mario any day :toot:


A sick reflection of society today from a game series that started in 1997? :lol:

I guess it's more morally repugnant than good old fashioned wholesome entertainment like public hangings and cock fighting.


Ha ha...I know, my comment was a bit silly. I'm currently working on a 60 page document which is the most complicated thing ever and felt like writing something a bit silly. :)

Anyway, back to my document. :(

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by Preezy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:14 am

And society has been interested in violence, sex and drugs for a looooooong time, way before you or I were born. It's not a reflection of society today, but just of humanity in general.

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by OrangeRakoon » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:10 pm

GTA is cartoon violence in extreme and I would be genuinely concerned if anyone saw any unironic appeal in the stripclub.

Apart from the one torture mission in GTAV which was obviously included for the sake of controversy I don't think there is any particularly bad portrayal of violence. GTA is probably a lot better than most AAA action games in all honesty

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by Preezy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:12 pm

LewisD wrote:GTA VI - Vice City 2.

The most 80s sounding sequel title ever.

I would pre-order this :o

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by Jenuall » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:29 pm

Still not bought this myself, which makes it the only GTA game I've not owned. Not entirely sure why I've never got round to this one, it's still on my to-do list but there's always something else higher up!

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by jawafour » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:48 pm

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LewisD wrote:GTA VI - Vice City 2.

I would pre-order this :o

Oh boy, yes! I would love there to be a Vice City 2!

I have the GTA games but I've never enjoyed playing them "properly". I find the missions to be tedious and frustrating; I'd rather just wander around, drive cars up hills and play music. Which I do. I spent a few hours just driving along the seafront playing Billie Jean in Vice City on my Xbox :toot: .

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by Cal » Tue May 16, 2017 8:46 am

I recently bought GTA V - got a good deal (£23.50) on Greenman Gaming for the PC 'Megalodon Edition' (comes with an $8,000,000 Shark Card). It's a Rockstar Social Club version, not Steam. All installed and registered fine, no issues at all. Began playing GTA V Online. Noticed I had $8,000,000 to spend in-game.

Five minutes later I got notification that not only had I just been 'paid' $500,000 for 'security services' (remember, I had only just started playing this game), but I then started receiving a huge cash transaction which continued for about five minutes. When it had stopped I checked my bank balance - £42,500,000! :shock: :lol: :toot:

I have no idea how this happened - I have no cheats, no trainers, no mods, etc installed - just the vanilla game as it was installed by the official Rockstar launcher. I'm pretty sure I was the very fortunate beneficiary of a 'cash drop' by a hacker - apparently the game is riddled with them (and I later spotted in the live chat people asking for cash drops). I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

I went out and immediately bought a $1,000,000 luxury penthouse apartment, two hi-end sports cars and the biggest luxury yacht available ($8,000,000 including helicopter). Then I saved my game.

$32million left in the bank. THUG LIFE! :lol:

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by jawafour » Tue May 16, 2017 8:53 am

Cal wrote:...I went out and immediately bought a $1,000,000 luxury penthouse apartment, two hi-end sports cars and the biggest luxury yacht available ($8,000,000 including helicopter)...

Cal, based on your videogame purchasing, I'm wondering if this could be a case of art reflecting real life ;) .

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by Cal » Tue May 16, 2017 9:02 am

jawafour wrote:
Cal wrote:...I went out and immediately bought a $1,000,000 luxury penthouse apartment, two hi-end sports cars and the biggest luxury yacht available ($8,000,000 including helicopter)...

Cal, based on your videogame purchasing, I'm wondering if this could be a case of art reflecting real life ;) .


:lol: I can't figure out how I got the ca$h, but however it happened it hasn't stopped me from playing online (I heard Rockstar are good at swatting cheats). I logged back in this morning online and everything was good. Cash was safe, gamesave was safe and Rockstar hadn't locked me out of online play. Feels like I just won the GTA V lottery!

BTW, I play the game pretty much the same as you - not interested in the missions at all. I love the game world - one of the best open worlds in all of gaming imo. Now that I'm a GTA V $multimillionaire I can pretty much do anything in Los Santos. If it was a random online hacker feeling generous I count myself very lucky.

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by Moggy » Tue May 16, 2017 9:11 am

If only money was that easy to get hold of in real life. :lol:

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by OrangeRakoon » Tue May 16, 2017 11:27 am

The console versions still suffer, but I believe the PC version is much worse for hacked online. I've put 300+ hours in to gtao between PS3 and PS4, mostly on PS3. On PS4 I've never seen any issues, and on PS3 I probably saw half a dozen players with hacked levels, and only once did I see stuff being changed in game (I had a traffic cone placed on my head, as did everyone else playing)

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by Saint of Killers » Tue May 16, 2017 11:33 am

And I still haven't bought a copy.

On PS4.

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by False » Tue May 16, 2017 11:51 am

You can still get banned for just receiving hacked cash.

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by Cal » Tue May 16, 2017 12:37 pm

Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:You can still get banned for just receiving hacked cash.


Yeah, I suspect that's true. We'll see. I'm willing to run the risk for now. Too much fun being a PLAYA! 8-)*

*maybe if I stay in online SOLO mode they just won't notice..?

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by False » Tue May 16, 2017 12:40 pm

As long as you arent a blatantly obvious cheater they tend to let it slide. I dont know anybody who has played online on the PC and hasnt been 'the victim' of virtuous hackers.

Its quite interesting that it happened recently as they appeared to have found a way to stop money hacking, I guess it didnt stick.

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by Preezy » Tue May 16, 2017 1:01 pm

Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:You can still get banned for just receiving hacked cash.

What are you supposed to do if you receive a wad of cash though?

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by Moggy » Tue May 16, 2017 1:30 pm

Preezy wrote:
Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:You can still get banned for just receiving hacked cash.

What are you supposed to do if you receive a wad of cash though?


It’s quite amusing that in a game that is all about robbery and that literally has “theft” in the name, you can be banned for receiving stolen (virtual) goods.

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by False » Tue May 16, 2017 2:04 pm

I think Rockstar expect you to report whoever did and not to spend it.

In the real world inhabited by humans I think most people just change server and buy a Bugatti and a yacht.

Realistically I dont think you can expect a ban unless you explicitly ask the hacker to give you money, being as R* have the chat logs. I have seen garage wipes and stuff for recipients if they get an obscene haul but even that is rare.

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by Kezzer » Tue May 16, 2017 2:15 pm

I think the K-man got banned or was it just character wiped? Mind you, I think it was via the dropbot on discord.

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PostRe: Take-Two have sold 75 million copies of GTA V
by False » Tue May 16, 2017 2:20 pm

He got banned for other reasons. I think he was trying to set his plates to various permutations of PISSMAN or thereabouts and R* finally put him in the cooler :lol:

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