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Grand Theft Auto Online Tacky Expensive Junk Next Week

Travis Touchdown, is that you?

I have few desires in life. I’m content as long as I have a swimsuit, somewhere cold to swim, a cool leather jacket, and a sweet neck tattoo. I earned enough to fulfil my every dream in Grand Theft Auto Online [official site] within a couple of hours. Perhaps you want more. Perhaps it’s never enough. Perhaps you want everyone to see how much money you have, and how little taste.

In that case: good news! Rockstar have two releases of expensive cars, guns, and other tacky garbage coming to GTA Online, starting next week. Hideous gold helicopter, anyone?

The Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 update will bring some golden jets, helicopters, and guns to GTA Online, along with new cars, grotesque vehicle wraps, and “hundreds” of new items of clothing. Surely some of those clothes won’t be ghastly. A second pack will follow later in the summer. The update will be free, but you’ll need to earn in-game cash to buy this tat.

Ugh.

The rise towards guadiness is a curious thing in online games with persistent rankings and cash and whatnot. Most high-end sets in MMOs look absurd, F2P games sell gaudy oddities and daft costumes, and good grief just look at the ugly weapons that sell for a ton in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. What’s the point of wealth if people don’t know you’re wealthy, I suppose. And in the game HEY-O! I do like that many of The Secret World‘s expensive clothes are simply well-designed, well-put-together outfits that look good without being showy.

I still haven’t played much GTA Online (I got my swimsuit, found a swimming spot, bought a cool leather jacket, and got a sweet neck tattoo) so for folks who’ve gotten stuck in and earned loadsa money I’m curious: what do you spend that on? Will you be tempted by this flash tat?

Ick.

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