Let's get down to it...
Let's get down to it...
Get ready for a mighty weekend of multiplayer action coming up including Triple XP activated all weekend (Friday through Monday) for Red Dead and Max Payne 3 as well as an epic Social Club community live-streaming play session happening this Saturday May 25th when you'll be able to face your friends – and us – in your favorite Rockstar titles. Feel like taking speed runs in Midnight Club: Los Angeles' Ordered Race? Check. Want to light up someone in a rival Crew? We'll be in full attack mode with Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption. We're also featuring Table Tennis, Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City, all from 12-6pm EDT / 4-10pm GMT.
If you were feeling the expansive format of our previous multiplayer Saturday, we'll be at it again but to up the ante we're playing in all six games during all six hours. We're also featuring one solid video stream all afternoon so you can follow the action without fumbling between two channels. We'll also have some exclusive limited edition Grand Theft Auto IV Prize Packs to give away.
Hit the jump for more details on prizing and how to play with us during the live-stream session.
ANTICIPATORY GTAV CREWS
We haven't detailed the features of Grand Theft Auto V's online mode as yet (stay tuned for first info soon), but there's already a whole slew of Crews rallying, preparing and raring to go - with some creating some pretty impressive emblems along the way inspired by the artwork and information we've revealed about the game thus far. In today's edition of the Crew Cut, we take a look at early field of GTAV Crews out there preparing for West Coast domination later this year.
Established nearly a year ago when we first rolled out the Crews system, The GTA V FIVE Crew (GTAV) are one of the longest-running and also the highest-achieving with the most wins we've seen out the V Crews carrying 327 total and a win percentage of 60% throughout all their bouts playing Max Payne 3. needyday31468 is the star of this PS3 Crew with 3,955,250 XP, livelyweek95346 is in second with 3,893,778 and lumpy80011 has 2,475,585 XP. Over the last month, they've had a tight Feud with The YRA Crew (featured in our last edition), winning three Feuds a-piece while just edging them out with 38 kills to 37. Just a one digit differential, but enough to tip the scales in GTA V FIVE Crew's favor.
Who's up for a bit of brutal blood sport? As we warned last week - the 2003 cult-classic stealth thriller Manhunt, is now available to download at the PlayStation Store for play on your PS3.
As James Earl Cash, you're a death row inmate who awakens from the lethal injection chamber to discover he's met a fate perhaps worse than death. As the star in a sick kill-or-be-killed reality TV show, your fate is left in the hands of serial creepo Lionel Starkweather. Evade, fend off, and turn the tables on the hordes of killers out for your head.
You can grab Manhunt for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 on PSN, alongside a number of other Rockstar classics listed below.
We'll have more details on the upcoming PSN release of The Warriors soon - in the meantime, best of luck in your dealings with the Smileys, Cerberus and a certain swine-adorned, chainsaw wielding maniac...
The April Rockstar Social Club Multiplayer Event was an all-new epic live-streaming edition hosting a six-hour Saturday marathon session on April 13th. Along with action-packed multiplayer across such Social Club Event staples as Grand Theft Auto IV, Max Payne 3, and Red Dead Redemption, we also pulled the tarp off our muscle cars and dusted off the old ping pong paddles for a nostalgic go of Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Table Tennis with Social Club fans. You guys certainly seemed happy to see these old friends on the stream. For those who may have missed out or are ready for more - we'll be looking to do it again this month, stay tuned for news soon on the May edition.
The first port of call was Max Payne 3 for a round of Run and Stun in Branco Headquarters - part of an eclectic playlist that featured some of the more recent DLC game modes and introduced Last Man Standing and Team Last Man Standing game variants, which some of you may remember as featured modes from previous events. In one match, our PlayRockstar2 fought hard on Xbox 360 but couldn't quite stay in check with MARK ALAN DARK, who edged out Wicked9Klown 55 Points to 49. Those two would continue to be a thorn in PlayRockstar2's side, both wielding the IA2 AR assault rifle with surgical precision.
Meanwhile, PlayRockstar was knee-deep in a Team Deathmatch in Nova Esperança on PS3. Opting for a heavy Loadout with the M4, dual 9mm and Weapon Double-Dealer, our Dev went up against ToniMessia, Mike921, hajisaito-san and Blitzard219 of the Shine Thugz Crew (whose stunning Parisian pride Emblem we featured a while back in The Crew Cut). PlayRockstar fought a hard match but the Shine Thugz gang French fried us in the end, winning 78-44.
Over on PC, PlayRockstarPC and porosenok85 went right down to the wire in a thrilling match of Run and Stun - the mode where one player assumes the role of the villainous troll Saci and the rest try to survive his onslaught. Playing as Saci ourselves, we were leading with three minutes to go, looking good, in control and poised to take the win. However, when Wizard88 picked up a kill with the PT92, it opened the gate for porosenok85 to embark on a last-ditch rampage and pip our player to the post 322-268.
PlayRockstar didn't stand a chance against the sting of illyaillya's stun gun.
Read on for a recap of action in Table Tennis, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV...
A quite inspirational story we felt compelled to share, "The Tempt One Story" is a documentary of legendary Los Angeles-based graffiti artist Tempt, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2003 and left completely paralyzed, save the ability to blink. After purchasing one of Tempt's pieces at a gallery show and learning of his condition, philanthropist Mick Ebeling is driven to find a way to help Tempt overcome seemingly impossible odds to continue to do what he does best - create. The emotional journey that follows chronicles how Ebeling and a team of designers and artists try to do the impossible - culminating in the creation of the EyeWriter, a groundbreaking device that allows those suffering from neuromuscular conditions to be able to draw and write using only their eyes. Check out the trailer for the documentary below, which is available to order from the official website or to stream from Reelhouse, with 30% of each sale going to the Not Impossible Foundation.
Next week, the roster of downloadable Rockstar titles in the PS2 Classics collection at PlayStation Store is set to get bigger - and grislier - with the addition of Rockstar North's dark stealth thriller Manhunt, originally released 10 years ago. Beginning on May 14th Tuesday when the PSN Store does its weekly update (Wednesday for those in Europe), you'll be able to step back into the shoes of James Earl Cash, a Death Row inmate playing that most dangerous game of kill-or-be-killed at the mercy of the maniacal Lionel Starkweather.
Manhunt will be available from PSN for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 and joins Bully and Red Dead Revolver, as well as all PlayStation 2 entries in the Grand Theft Auto and Midnight Club franchises, in the PS2 Classics category of PlayStation Store.
It will also soon be joined by The Warriors - stay tuned, Boppers...
For now, enjoy the original Manhunt trailers released in the summer of 2003 below - and special thanks to longtime fansite Project Manhunt.