Rockstar has finally started dishing out half a million Grand Theft Auto Online funbucks this week, which will hopefully perk up Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer sandbox. To this end, seeing as we started life as a deal site, we've decided to arrogantly list a few ways in which to spend your ill-gotten gains.
10: Up Your Arsenal!
The Stimulus Pack is the perfect opportunity to load up on some serious ordnance, including plenty of high-end explosives, boomsticks and some of the pricier modifications that would ordinarily require plenty of hard work to afford.
Be like Mike: support your friendly neighbourhood arms dealer today.
9: All The Strippers Ever
Joking, joking. You really shouldn't do this. However, it does give us another excuse to remind you that every player on the server can hear what you say to the girls, such as the foolish chap in the footage above. [video credit: Robert Brooks]
8: Put It Towards Military Hardware
If you've already earned a fat wad, your extra stimulus package money is going to turn your savings into a veritable war chest. To spend, perhaps, on war machines. $500,000 will be a drop in the ocean for most of the tastiest hardware, but will help push many players over the edge.
And into a tank.
7: Sick Whips And Suchlike
Yo dawg, I heard you like armour plating and clown horns.
Sorry, I watched a lot of Pimp My Ride back in the day. Anyway, half a million virtual funbucks is a perfect way to pimp your ride, both in terms of armour and engine upgrades, and making sure you snag lifetime insurance. If you want to be really flash, consider splashing out on one of the exclusive cars from Legendary Motorsport, or at least putting your Stimulus package towards one of their 250 MPH+ beasts.
6: Put Bounties On Everyone You Meet, For Giggles
I personally feel that GTA Online's bounty system needs a complete overhaul. Bounties should be a big deal involving serious money, not just throwaway sums that targets can keep by booting up solo mode for a bit.
However, if you're a generous soul who fancies sharing the wealth, you could place bounties on everyone you come across to inspire some rampant anarchy.
5: A Makeover
Your wardrobe is so last year, dahling.
4: Take To The Sea!
Wetter is better. You know you want to.
It's possible to steal or otherwise acquire boats, but I promise you that you'll want one of your very own after watching this video.
3: Take To The Skies In A Mallard
Getting airborne takes a huge amount of time, money and/or glitching in GTA Online, but if you're unwilling to save up for a jet, your Stimulus Package will more than cover one of the most agile planes in the game. The Mallard is an incredibly versatile and manoeuvrable beast, and can be delivered to your nearest airstrip with a single call to Pegasus. Plus, you'll still have $250,000 change once the second half of the stimulus package arrives.
2: Save It For Future Stuff
We're the videogame blog of the ultimate money-saving community, so it would be remiss of us to point out that you could stash your ill-gotten earnings for a rainy day. Rockstar will hopefully roll out plenty of new content for GTA Online over the coming months - much of which will be absolutely necessary to keep us interested and invested - so having plenty of assets on-hand probably isn't a bad idea.
1: Home Sweet Home (With A Great Big Garage)
We feel that real estate is probably going to be one of - if not the - most popular stimulus pack purchase for most players. A place to chill out and stash your cars, along with a beautiful view, is definitely a tempting option.
However, since selling off real estate incurs a 50% deficit, you're probably best off treating yourself to the best possible accommodation while you can, with a garage in the 8-10 range. Home sweet home.
So, dear reader, what will you be spending your money on? Or, perhaps, have you left GTA Online for pastures new? Let us know in the comments.