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GTA5 will be released soon, 17/Sep.

Grand Theft Auto V, one of my favorite video game ever, will be released soon (17/Sep/2013).

Let’s have a look its in-play demo footage.

This awesomeness might stem from the following evidence.

The most expensive game ever in game industry. Of course not the price of game package.

Rockstar game has invested tremendous money in developing this game, around 250 million dollars.

Have a look the following report.

source from : http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/09/gta-5-most-expensive-game-in-history-cost-170-million-to-make-market/

Grand Theft Auto 5 is the most expensive game in history with total development and marketing spend hitting £170 million.


A report by Scottish newspaper The Scotsman places Rockstar’s spend on GTA 5 at £170 million / $265 million which – when compared to Hollywood movies – comes second to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. The movie had a $300 million budget.

The title is said to have received 2.5 million pre-orders ahead of its September 17 launch on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Here’s a breakdown of GTA 5′s budget compared to the movie and games industry:

Scott hassan, early Google architecture and Willow Garage funder..

Still now I misunderstood WillowGarage(WG)’s money coming from Microsoft but it was from Google. “Scott Hassan”.

Have a read the following article.


Scott Hassan, early Google architect, now robotics advocate
In 1996, Hassan was a doctoral computer science student at Stanford University when he crossed paths with Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who were also working on the Stanford Integrated Digital Libraries project under a National Science Foundation grant. At the time, Page and Brin were also working on a side project–developing the predecessor to Google. Hassan helped Page with the code; as thanks, the Google founders later gave Hassan a large chunk of shares after Hassan started eGroups (bought by Yahoo for $412 million in 2000).

Lore has it that Hassan owned close to a percentage point of Google, acquired through the early shares and later through a hefty investment in a company called Neotonic, which Google bought in 2003. With that large stake in Google, Hassan’s wealth could stretch to the high hundreds of millions of dollars or more than $1 billion.

Hassan keeps a low profile. He lives with his wife and kids in a multimillion-dollar house in Palo Alto. He keeps a personal Web site (password-protected), which includes lists of people he might write a reference for, including Page and Brin, movies he’s seen, and poems. He said in an e-mail that he only wants to talk about his current venture–a year-old robotics think tank called Willow Garage.

Willow Garage, based in Menlo Park, Calif., stands out in Silicon Valley because it has no immediate ambition to make money. Rather, the mission is to make Willow Garage a hub for robotics development in the areas of personal assistants, autonomous boats, and driverless cars–with the hopes of attracting talent and partnerships across the country. The company is collaborating with Stanford in the robotics field, having donated $850,000 to its computer science lab. With Hassan’s fortune, Willow Garage has plenty of time to develop new markets for robots.