If this is true, the reason its happening is because they know the gta ONLINE portion has been a failure and they wanna do whatever they can to keep players in the game. PS4, battlefield, cod, all coming up and rockstar is doing whatever they can to keep the fanbase in the game while the transition takes place.
If they are giving away half a mil for free, that will give everyone an idea of whats to come, items costing hundreds of millions to billions for sure.
Nice try Rock*, you guys let me down.
and yes im a newbie in this forum, first time poster, but active gamer.
and if you really like the game then great! im happy for you, im happy for anyone that still enjoys a good ol fashioned Mario bros on NES as well (which I do)