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mrkush90
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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

I was just thinking .. does anyone here think that them hackers who gave everyone billions of $$ where actually workers from r* or hired by r* for a huge publicity stunt ... remember they did do a huge publicity stunt in one of the previous gta games ... think about it


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:48 AM

On a scale of 1-10 how high are you? 

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:48 AM Edited by marco-polo, 05 January 2014 - 12:49 AM.

You can have a conspiracy about anything really, unless you personally know them it's not like you'll find out...


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:50 AM

What were their other 'stunts'
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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:50 AM

yall kids need to learn how business runs and the weird ways they promote it ... you all most likely are under 15 so you wouldn't understand

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:51 AM

On a scale of 1-10 how high are you?

Ociffer I'm not as think as you drunk I am.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:51 AM

Stop Thinking


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:52 AM

yall kids need to learn how business runs and the weird ways they promote it ... you all most likely are under 15 so you wouldn't understand

I don't think someone with the screenname "mrkush90" should insult anybody.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:52 AM Edited by 2281, 05 January 2014 - 12:53 AM.

yall kids need to learn how business runs and the weird ways they promote it ... you all most likely are under 15 so you wouldn't understand

That's right!

 

Let's give out billions of dollars to Rank 10 players in order that they may purchase everything and have an overwhelming advantage over other players. Makes perfect sense.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:54 AM

rockstar paid  PR GURU to give the original gta game negative press .. by building up the controversial issues they gained much more by boosting sales


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:54 AM

I gave out money and know nothing of this lol. Or do i?
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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:55 AM

On a scale of 1-10 how high are you? 

He's past being high to be honest. 


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:56 AM

 

On a scale of 1-10 how high are you? 

He's past being high to be honest. 

 

Funny story about that post, I didn't notice OP's username until after he posted again lol. 


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:57 AM

I was just thinking .. does anyone here think that them hackers who gave everyone billions of $$ where actually workers from r* or hired by r* for a huge publicity stunt ... remember they did do a huge publicity stunt in one of the previous gta games ... think about it

 

I think you're onto something...Rockstar was clearly making too much money so wanted to create negative press to help reduce their profits and stop people buying their cash cards ... think about it

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:58 AM

WTF did i just read


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:58 AM

Really? Really?

 


Really?

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:00 AM

I was just thinking .. does anyone here think that them hackers who gave everyone billions of $$ where actually workers from r* or hired by r* for a huge publicity stunt ... remember they did do a huge publicity stunt in one of the previous gta games ... think about it

 

Yes, you are right. Rockstar did it to covertly make sure the community lost faith in their game and to be absolutely certain they were regarded as an absolute joke when it came to maintaining the integrity and balance of their system.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:01 AM

I'm not saying its completely beyond the realms of possibility, but I am saying that in my opinion you happen not to be correct.

Drawing attention by courting controversy is one thing, actively breaking your product is another.
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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:02 AM

On a scale of 1-10 how high are you? 

 

Felt the need to translate this witty exchange

 

OP's postulate:  What is the height of stupidity?"

 

tymaster50 rebuttal: " I do not know.  How tall are you?"

 

:lol:

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:02 AM

People hear about the game's state - you can now have everything because of huge giveaways > purchase game that you've always heard of but never got around to buying > get cash > have it taken off you at purge > they get the sale > you get pissed off and stop playing...

 

Dun dun deeeeern. :panic:


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:06 AM Edited by Khaos89, 05 January 2014 - 01:07 AM.

No, the information to "hack" was all over youtube for any child to use.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:07 AM

WTF did i just read

 

QFT

 

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:09 AM

It doesnt matter Y2k is gonna end the world next month. The computers were lagging.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:17 AM

I feel bad for exploiting OP's flaws to garner likes. 


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:18 AM

Wait let me don my foil hat. Ok now let me tell you just how totally nonsensical this is... Its totally nonsensical. Rockstar have made it very clear that GTA Online is a money making exercise and nothing much more. We know this by their behaviour. If you're right and this is in fact a publicity stunt to boost sales. I'm afraid its not really worked out for them.

 

I'm starting to think YOU work at Rockstar and this is some kind of double bluff. WELL I'M NOT FALLING FOR THAT!

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:20 AM

what was their previous publicity stunt?


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:30 AM

I'm not saying I think it was a publicity stunt, but is the idea that implausible? I'll be the first to admit I don't have a business degree but I always heard the phrase "any publicity is good publicity" which rockstar has been known to take advantage of. All the glitches and such has been the topic of a lot of articles on numerous game sites. Maybe they wanted people talking about something else besides heists not being ready yet. Who knows, maybe it started from hackers and they purposely kept it going. And on the topic of all the glitches, it would give them a problem to fix. Something that in months down the line, they patch out the problems and then they can say there is a noticeable increase in quality, even if heists still aren't ready. Or they wanted people to get used to having millions and millions, then they take it away, then maybe people want that millions back and will buy cash cards when they wouldn't have bought them originally. But most likely, hackers found a hole in the system to exploit and they exploited the hell out of it. Rockstar has been a good target. Slow and easy, like a hooker in a wheelchair.

TLDR... Who the hell knows. But rockstar most likely just dropped the ball.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:31 AM Edited by You Are All V1rgins, 05 January 2014 - 01:31 AM.

Haha the comments like '' how high are you'' and '' stop thinking'' are exactly what I was thinking of writing.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:31 AM

lo, tymatser I just read your a hacker ... I took down your psn/GT and will be sorting it out lol


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:32 AM

Haha the comments like '' how high are you'' and '' stop thinking'' are exactly what I was thinking of writing.

 

okay virgin





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