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In a headline that wouldn’t feel too far removed from the business page of most newspapers, GTA V developers Rockstar Games has announced that the previously announced economic stimulus package is (bank) rolling out to players as of right now.

All Los Santos residents who participated in the GTA Online “experience” should be seeing a sizeable 500,000 GTA$ cash injection to their in-game accounts over the next few days.

This is the developer’s way of apologising for any technical difficulties that users have experienced during the initial launch phase of GTA online.

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According to Rockstar’s blog, ” We expect that it will take up to 2 full days for the Stimulus Package to be fully delivered to the entire player base from October 2013, so please be patient if you do not see it appearing in your in-game bank account just yet.”

Call it a gesture of generosity, a timid apology, or a bribe to avoid any litigation and community outrage – either way, I’m going to buy that tank (and a celebratory lap dance, perhaps?)