Though there are issues plaguing the mode's release, Grand Theft Auto 5's online component launched today on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Getting ahead of the crowds, we woke up bright and early to play in the online sandbox.

You can read detailed first impressions of the online mode's opening hours in our written preview, but if you'd prefer to see the game in action - especially if you can't connect - we've whipped up a video featuring our experience.

Listen in on Richard and Xav as they discuss Grand Theft Auto Online, the trolls of San Andreas and the busiest police force in video game history.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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