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Rockstar has begun dropping $500,000 in cold, hard, digital cash into Grand Theft Auto 5 players' accounts staring today, the studio announced. The money is meant to make up for Grand Theft Auto Online's rocky launch, and it should be applied to the accounts of everyone who played (or tried to play...

November 6th 2013 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Rockstar Games announced that its planned "stimulus package" update for the Grand Theft Auto Online portion of Grand Theft Auto 5 will launch "early next week" for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As part GTAO's stimulus package, players will receive a half-million GTA$ via two in-game deposits, th...

November 1st 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Grand Theft Auto Online players will not be receiving a $250,000 infusion of virtual cash this week, despite Rockstar announcing such plans only a few days ago. That $250,000 deposit marks the first half of a payout designed to soothe the rage of players after the rocky launch of Grand Theft Auto...

October 25th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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During an investors call today, Activision announced that 1.4 million copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops' "First Strike" map pack were sold "in the first 24 hours" of its February 1 debut on Xbox Live. At $15 a pop, that's $21 million in gross revenue in a single day -- on a single platform! Nota...

May 9th 2011 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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EA and THQ are looking to slow used game sales with the EA Sports Online Pass and THQ's unnamed, similar program for UFC Undisputed 2010 -- codes included with new copies to unlock online play and other features, forcing buyers of used games to pay extra for that access. GameStop, the company who wo...

May 20th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to PSN Tuesday. It's time for the Modern Warfare 2 troopers on PlayStation 3 to get their hands on the multi-million selling Stimulus Package. It's available now. ... Wow, you're still here reading? Okay, um, cool! PSP owners can grab Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake or What Did I Do To Dese...

May 4th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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At long last, PS3 owners of Modern Warfare 2 can jump in on the Stimulus Package DLC. The $15 bundle adds five "new" maps, including two returning maps from Call of Duty 4. If you want a chance of scoring a free code from us, you'll want to become a Joystiq fan on Facebook. Here's how to enter:...

May 4th 2010 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Looking to bolster your map count in Modern Warfare 2? Tomorrow, the Stimulus Package DLC deploys on PSN for $14.99, bringing with it five additional maps -- three brand-new; two return from Modern Warfare. For a quick rundown of the locales straight outta Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling's mouth, chec...

May 3rd 2010 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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We know PC gamers probably got their hackles up when Modern Warfare 2's first batch of new content, the "Stimulus Package," was given a release date on the PS3, but not their platform of choice. Don't fret, folks -- the game's Steam listing has been updated, and now includes a May 4 release date fo...

April 24th 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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On IndustryGamers, EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich examines the economic impact of Modern Warfare 2's "Stimulus Package" on consumers, business and the future of DLC. He notes that "as an economist" he's glad a publisher tested the boundaries of DLC pricing, as millions of consumers (around 25 percent...

April 21st 2010 at 2:03pm 0 Comments