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The Best Of The Internet’s Reaction To “Grand Theft Auto V”

The wait is over. And the internet has lost its mind.

1. Five years in the making, GTA V finally came out today. You may have heard the odd mention of it.

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2. It’s fair to say that fans of the game are pretty excited.

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3. Though some may have gone a little too far.

4. And admittedly not everyone was on board with the hype.

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5. In homes around the world there were countless doorstep vigils, as impatient gamers waited for the post to arrive.

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6. And there were no shortage of threats of savage violence against postmen who didn’t deliver.

If the postman don't come today with my GTA I'm going on a killing spree down the post office

— CoreyOJackson (@JuicyJackson)

JuicyJackson

@CoreyOJackson

If the postman don’t come today with my GTA I’m going on a killing spree down the post office

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If the postman comes without my GTA ...

— RaiyanZaman1 (@Raiyan ♛)

Raiyan â™›

@RaiyanZaman1

If the postman comes without my GTA …

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8. Others queued up at midnight to buy their copy. Which brought its own frustrations.

Current tally chart of things I've seen so far in the GTA V midnight queue.

— Ankaman616 (@Carl Anka)

Carl Anka

@Ankaman616

Current tally chart of things I’ve seen so far in the GTA V midnight queue.

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9. And those who finally managed to buy the game were understandably protective of their purchase on the way home.

Taking no chances what so ever #gtav

— KamranYousaf21 (@KiLlA)

KiLlA

@KamranYousaf21

Taking no chances what so ever #gtav

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10. Inevitably, there were smug selfies.

YOLO - midnight #GTAV launch! :) ready for a great week of zero real life productivity

— ijustine (@iJustine)

iJustine

@ijustine

YOLO - midnight #GTAV launch! :) ready for a great week of zero real life productivity

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11. Oh, so many selfies.

 

12. An army of GTA widows was created at a stroke.

If your boyfriend has GTA and you're expecting a conversation today good luck with that

— NicolaBelfield (@Nic)

Nic

@NicolaBelfield

If your boyfriend has GTA and you’re expecting a conversation today good luck with that

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S/o to every girl whose boyfriend is getting GTA V... Hope your relationship makes it

— kellyishuynhing (@kelly huynh)

kelly huynh

@kellyishuynhing

S/o to every girl whose boyfriend is getting GTA V… Hope your relationship makes it

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Me waiting for a reply from my boyfriend when GTA comes out...

— Nataskiia (@Skiia)

Skiia

@Nataskiia

Me waiting for a reply from my boyfriend when GTA comes out…

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16. Which means this kind of scene will be only too common in the coming weeks.

17. Though some women were smart enough to see the positive side.

Dunno why girls get annoyed about their bf's getting GTAV. Im looking forward to the peace and quite :p #GTAV #boyfriend

— xXShaneanyXx (@Shanean Bradburn)

Shanean Bradburn

@xXShaneanyXx

Dunno why girls get annoyed about their bf’s getting GTAV. Im looking forward to the peace and quite :p #GTAV #boyfriend

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18. Once they’d actually started playing, gamers seemed impressed.

19. Many of them marveled at how far GTA had come since its earliest incarnation.

20. But thankfully, for all the game’s new features, GTA fans haven’t lost sight of what the franchise is ultimately all about.

22. But you should enjoy gamers’ awestruck responses now, because you might not be hearing from them for a while…

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