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Yes, I still play that game. Used to be a big gamer, until I quit cold turkey nearly two decades ago. But I still make an exception for new entries in the GTA franchise when they're released for the PC. It's the only game I still fire up once in a while.

I've just found out (and I'm apparently late to realize this) that they've used a 32-bit signed integer to store the amount of money your characters have (so, $2.1B). One of my characters has invested a lot of money in the game's stock market over a long period of time, and I've reached the limit this week. The game doesn't warn you as such...it's just that returns no longer get added to your total.

When a return of "just" 5% still nets you $105M, it kinda brings back the reality of just how big a number "one billion" actually is--I've been struggling to get the game's other two characters to reach $100M. This guys now regularly makes that with modest returns.

These days we keep hearing about companies tossing billions around to purchase one another; Facebook this week got fined $5B for privacy violations (and they just brushed it off, but that's another story)...Bezos has eclipsed Gates as the world's richest man at comfortably over $100B. A number of companies this year for the first time ever have reached a market cap of a trillion dollars.

Where am I headed with this? I have no idea. I'm just pointing out that a billion is still a very big number, despite hearing it all the time nowadays.
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