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Grand Theft Auto V Online in-game purchases appear: “fleeting” cash cards

Grand Theft Auto V Online in-game purchases appear: “fleeting” cash cards

As Grand Theft Auto V quickly becomes one of the best-selling games of all time - the quickest-selling game ever, at that - users are turning up oddities in-code in-game left and right. Today's appearance of some Grand Theft Auto Online content helps us understand how different the online multiplayer experience is going to be, starting with cash cards. These cash packs (or cash cards, as they appear here) can be purchased for real, actual cash with an in-game purchase, and are - as the description reads - "fleeting".

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Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack appears on iTunes and Google Play

Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack appears on iTunes and Google Play

The team at RockStar games have wasted no time capitalizing on the popularity of not only the game Grand Theft Auto V itself, but the music gamers are able to listen to inside the vehicles of the game. This is otherwise known as GTA Radio, having become a rather interesting side-project and powerful result of the GTA Effect - aka the opening up of games to an "open sandbox" bit of gameplay allowing the user to make the game what they want it to be. It's also part of the ever-expanding world of in-game earning, though in this case you'll need to actually exit the game to purchase each individual track.

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Grand Theft Auto V lays claim to “fastest to $1 billion” sales crown

Grand Theft Auto V lays claim to “fastest to $1 billion” sales crown

Suggesting that they've attained the honor of becoming the fastest entertainment property in history to achieve worldwide retail sales of $1 billion dollars, GTA V sets itself up against not only other video games, but feature films as well. Though it's not the same industry save its ability to entertain, it is entertaining (perhaps ironically), to compare the sales of Grand Theft Auto V to sales of tickets to major motion picture releases in our collective past. What both Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games have done this week is to suggest that they're the new kings of speed sales.

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Watch Dogs calls out GTA V: 2 months is enough

Watch Dogs calls out GTA V: 2 months is enough

Suggesting that both games are tied inextricably to their city-based environments, Ubisoft has called out Rockstar Games with an advertisement for Watch Dogs at the expense of Grand Theft Auto 5 this afternoon. The game GTA V is an "open sandbox" game which allows the user to run freely through the fictional island-based city of Los Santos, while Watch Dogs takes place in a futuristic Chicago. Ubisoft suggests that the amount of time between the launch of GTA V (today) and Watch Dogs (November) is plenty for a friendly visit.

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GTA V iPhone app breaks the fourth wall

GTA V iPhone app breaks the fourth wall

In the last several Grand Theft Auto video games, working with the gamer behind the control stick to allow them a new level of control and freedom in the in-game environment. Here with Grand Theft Auto v (aka GTA 5), the folks at Rockstar Games have taken things to a whole new level of playing with the mind of the player. Here you've got an app for the iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) that essentially replaces your homescreen in favor of a display that your in-game character might have.

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GTA V hits homes early while Microsoft bans spoiler consoles

GTA V hits homes early while Microsoft bans spoiler consoles

Two things are happening this week in the world of Grand Theft Auto 5: one includes Amazon UK sending out copies of the game early, the other includes console banning for users playing and sharing spoilers from the game. Users inside the UK have been seeing their copies of the game for Xbox 360 arrive as early as Saturday, playing them at will (as is their right). Thieves of the game - those picking up the game through early downloads without paying - have been experiencing full console bans from Xbox Live.

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Grand Theft Auto V official trailer brings the drama

Grand Theft Auto V official trailer brings the drama

There's just something about a railgun in a video aimed at open-sandbox gameplay that gets the juices flowing in the morning. Today the folks at Rockstar Games have released "The Official Trailer" for Grand Theft Auto V - aka GTA 5. This trailer includes insight on each of the three storyline paths of the main characters of the game: Michael, Franklin, and Trevor.

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Grand Theft Auto V special edition content detailed

Grand Theft Auto V special edition content detailed

Rockstar loves to tease its fans, and it's been doing a lot of that recently with Grand Theft Auto V. The game is planned for release next month, but that isn't stopping Rockstar from slowly providing us with more and more details on the upcoming game. This time around, it's more screenshots and details from the special editions of the game.

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