GTAV players are working together to rob the game’s stock market… and nobody knows if it’s working
Give each of the players of a video game a toy - a gun, a level, a multiplayer game type - and you'll entertain them for hours. But give them all one toy to share? You'll entertain them for weeks, months, or years.
Grand Theft Auto V players have come together on Reddit under the common theory that one of GTA V's stock markets, the BAWSAQ, can be manipulated by the players themselves. And, of course, they've set out to figure out how to make some money off of it.
The resulting experiments are pretty fascinating, and it's a great example of how emergent gameplay is sometimes even more interesting than what the game designers had intended.