This is finally it.
One week left. One week before we will finally, finally, after 693 days, or 16,632 hours, have a copy of GTA V in our hands. But it's much greater than that.
It's been a wait that has, arguably, defined this generation of video gaming, and I'm sure will define video gaming as a whole so far. GTA V is the finest farewell this generation could receive, a generation that has coughed up other Rockstar classics like IV and RDR.
On October 25, 2011, Rockstar put the whole world on notice with just four characters:
Since then, a slow trickle of information up until the tail end of 2012 defined the wild mix of frustration, excitement and sheer curiosity gamers all over the world experienced. Both you and I have been part of this wild mix, and it's been one hell of a ride. Cut to today, and time really does fly. If I'd told you 'GTA V will be here before you know it', I probably would have copped many punches in the face.
For all the frustration of waiting for the greatest game ever to arrive, I must say it's been fun. We've watched the Mapping Los Santos thread grow and grow, hitting 1178 pages before the awesome forum upgrade; we've watched a stack of trailers about 200 times each all up (and the rest!); and have spent hours keeping an eye on the Newswire, or just as much time hitting 'Refresh' on the home page of gtav.net!
So to those reading this: the wait is just about over. The time has come. OUR time has come. Rockstar's time has come.
It's been a pleasure!