GTA Fan Vids: GTAV "Renegades Graff Art", Trevor and Franklin's "Lifeinvader Look Back", "Achievement Knievel" & More
Check out some excellent GTAV-based fan video creations featuring a real life team of graff artists putting it down V-style in Germany, some imagined retrospectives from Trevor & Franklin's personal Lifeinvader histories, a splendid Snapmatic montage as well as some masterful stunt highlight reels and daring metagame maneuvers.
THE RENEGADE GRAFF CREW'S EPIC GTAV THEMED PIECE
Graffiti artists ZS, Kid Karo, Sure, Rast and Basco - collectively known as The Renegades Crew gathered together to tap out a GTAV inspired masterpiece on an underpass wall in Wuppertal, Germany. Integrating their own flavor to the mix, they've got their Grand Renegades crew ID done up a la the Grand Theft Auto logo, Beach Weather Girl appropriately brandishing a can of spray-paint in lieu of an iFruit, Franklin & Chop set against the backdrop of the Vinewood Hills (RENEGADES subbed in for the iconic VINEWOOD sign), a green Declasse Sabre Turbo and a nod to the Rockstar logo to boot. Watch the sweet making-of video above, and you can see the final consolidated vista of the finished product piece at the Renegades Crew's Facebook page.
TREVOR AND FRANKLIN'S IMAGINED LIFEINVADER HISTORIES
Speaking of Facebook - spoofing the recent Look Back feature they added to commemorate their 10 year anniversary, the creative minds at GTA Series Videos reimagined how it might look if Trevor and Franklin applied a similar treatment to their own personal Lifeinvader pages. Watch Trevor's above and also check out Franklin's Lifeinvader retrospective clip. We have to wonder whether Michael will also bother to get in on this nostalgic trip down memory lane?
Once again, the keen eye of Aegis Imperium Crew Leader el serpe is at work, combining the Snapmatic photos of over 180 shutterbugs who he graciously credits in the description of this video. If you yourself have a good eye and sharp memory you should recognize a few of these from our recent Snapmatic Photo Contests and Fan Pics Newswire articles. Sensory overload never tasted so sweet.
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Already having racked up over 2 million views, the folks from Achievement Hunter and Rooster Teeth have documented their pursuit of a daredevil “Achievement Knievel” stunt. The aim being to leapfrog ten buses with sportscars and a strategically-placed ramp. It gets pretty insane towards the end as the gang gets a jet involved as well for a truly explosive conclusion.
And for an international collection of stunting all-stars plus a campy, high-energy BMX romp through Los Santos, hit the jump below.
Get yourself a sharp suit, a fast car and a pair of shoes made from the skin of a cobra: it's time for some capitalism punishment in the Business Weekend Social Club Online Event, this Friday March 7th through Sunday March 9th.
High-end cars and rarefied recreational activities are on the menu, featuring a diverse portfolio of in-game benefits like bonus RP and GTA$ payouts for Land Races and Air Races respectively - and high powered weapons literally falling from the sky in Event Crate Drops all weekend. Also, there'll be chances to score rare GTAV gear in the Social Club Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes and in-game GTA$1M and the exclusive 'BUSINESS' vanity plate in the #BUSINESS Snapmatic Contest. There'll also be special Event Weekend live-stream broadcasts starting this Friday afternoon with the official Rockstar show, featuring special guests and fun with the new plane, cars, guns and Jobs included in The Business Update - and continuing throughout the weekend with featured guest streams to be announced hosted by some notable Crews on YouTube and Twitch.
IN-GAME REWARDS AND BONUSES
Acquire the new blazing fast sports cars, Vestra aircraft, and powerful weaponry that are now available in The Business Update, and also reap special in-game rewards and bonuses right through the weekend including:
- 50% more RP in all Land Races, providing the ideal opportunity to open up that brand new Albany Alpha, Dinka Jester and Grotti Turismo R.
- 50% higher GTA$ payouts in all Air Races - a frequent flyer bonus for those who thrive in the skies of Los Santos.
- High Priority Vehicle - Simeon has spotted a rush in demand for company cars and has put the call out for Ocelot Jackals this weekend. Wait for his text, grab the car and fight your way back to the docks for a nice GTA$ boost.
- Event Crate Drops - Bonus Event Crate Drops will be falling from the skies regularly in the Downtown Los Santos financial district as well as around the airfields of Los Santos and Blaine County. This weekend, the Crates will be stuffed with RPGs, Miniguns, Sticky Bombs and more RP than ever - with up to 8000RP in every Crate.
#BUSINESS SNAPMATIC CONTEST
Tag your best shots between now and end of day Sunday with #BUSINESS showing off your most creative, most awesome, and most beautifully composed moments featuring any of the new cars, guns, aircraft, gear or Jobs from The Business Update. We'll pick five (5) favorites to award GTA$1M in in-game financial dividends as well as the exclusive 'BUSINESS' in-game vanity license plate so you can always roll around Los Santos like a boss.
EVENT WEEKEND LIVE STREAMS
We'll be kicking off the weekend with this Friday's official Rockstar live stream broadcast from 4-6pm ET with two hours of mayhem, hijinks, and playthroughs of the new Business Update Jobs and gear - hosted by Rockstar and featuring special invited on-stream guests including our friend, Twitch broadcaster Swiftor. We'll be streaming across the Social Club Multiplayer Events page, the Rockstar Games Twitch.tv channel and the Rockstar YouTube channel. Tune in and join us in the hosted chat at Twitch and Social Club as well.
The Business Event Weekend live-stream action will continue throughout Saturday and Sunday with some special featured streams hosted by some of the biggest Crews on Twitch and YouTube featuring:
- Garrett Sutton (aka RedRobinz) of the JoblessGamers Crew
Streaming at 4PM ET on Saturday March 8th and Sunday March 9th
Make sure you’re following us on Twitter where we’ll be letting you know when these featured streams go live over the weekend.
LOS SANTOS BETTER BUSINESS SWEEPSTAKES
Finally, enter The Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes all weekend for the chance to become a walking billboard for some of Los Santos and Blaine County's most reputable (?) local businesses. Five lucky winners will win the super rare Trevor Philips Industries tee and Merryweather Security camouflage cap. 10 runners-up will score GTAV tees and stickers. To enter, just fill in the form at the Social Club Events page between Friday and the end of day Sunday March 9th. Congratulations are in order to the confirmed 5 Grand Prize winners of our previous Event Sweepstakes who each won Bugstar Overalls and Chop stash plushies: HeadHunter, wifiducky, Jubey01, tcb888, and madmax9816.
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Fan Art & Pics: The GTAV Art of Morgenty and Saskia, Stunning B&W Landscapes from Dead End Thrills and More
In this week's pictorial, we shine a light on some very talented artists out there that have been publishing inspired illustrations based on the characters, world and story of Grand Theft Auto V as well as a trip back to Liberty City courtesy of the videogame photographers of Dead End Thrills. There’s also some impressive nail art, an unbelievable GTAIII x Undead Nightmare half-sleeve we found, and more.
As always, if you happen upon (or make) any cool GTA or Rockstar-related creations, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and remember to follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.
Talented German artist Saskia has been posting some very sweet imaginings and scenarios involving the characters of GTAV at wachtelspinat.tumblr. Clockwise from top left: More innocent times as Mr. Raspberry Jam and Floyd read a bed time story; “You want to hold her?” – Trevor first meets Tracy; a Valentine’s Day visit from Trevor to Patricia Madrazo; and dramatically selective coloring adds some punch to this sketch of Michael and Trevor working together to keep Tracey out of trouble.
Some amazing pieces by Ukrainian artist morgenty at deviantART. Top left: Titled “Three’s Company” and captioned “Where’s Trevor’s parachute? You really think he needs it?”. Top right: “Vanilla Unicorn” as Trevor takes the reins of the eponymous gentlemen’s club. Bottom: “Airport Disaster” – simply epic as Michael and Trevor enjoy a cold one while Franklin conspicuously works his way through flight school in the background.
Taking it back to the East side – the amazing lensmen of Dead End Thrills have recently posted a stunning gallery of high-res GTAIV black-and-white landscape photography. A few favorite captures of Liberty City street scenery and architecture can be seen above – check out the full ‘Walkabout Series’ gallery on the DET site.
This menacing GTA-take on Bonnie and Clyde (and Chop) was emailed over to us by n1aker of France. Check out his Tumblr for more, including this cinema-style GTAV poster and some impressive Max Payne 3 work from back in the day.
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Trevor taking a time out for reflection. Drawn by IsabellaManara of Italy.
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Wow. An explosive Rockstar themed half-sleeve for the ages - combining Grand Theft Auto III with Undead Nightmare. By Aussie tattoo artist @AdamBeattie.
Filing this one under okaaaay... Recently featured on Comedy Central and Huffington Post, BeaADay.com is an art project by Mike Denison that inserts Golden Girl Bea Arthur's face into a different unexpected pop culture scenario each day for one full year. Here's Dorothy Zbornak bombing our very own Beach Weather artwork.
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Nail artist extraordinaire @sammylovesfossas gives GTA game tips a whole new meaning.
Today, we’ve got 10 more user-created Jobs officially approved and easily available across both platforms as the fourth installment in our series of Rockstar Verified Jobs. If your Job was not featured today, check out our recent tips and tricks articles which may help you refine your creations and ensure they are as intuitive and fun to play as possible. Also keep an eye out on the Rockstar Newswire for more news about the upcoming expansion to the Creator tool. Here’s a preview of the new Jobs with some detail on how they earned the Rockstar Verified stamp of approval.
LSC Great Eight - Created by DrAtomic1
While it may look like a simple figure 8 track at first glance, the changes in elevation and tighter hairpins require a steady hand and intense concentration. Running around different levels of the Olympic Freeway this course will challenge all aspects of your driving. A strong octo-theme runs through this race: as DrAtomic1 points out in the description, the track itself is 0.8 miles long, and the maximum number of players is, you guessed it, 8.
The map view of LSC Great Eight on the right, and the aerial shot on the left.
Dirt Track Derby - Created by N8thok
While there are hundreds of Jobs arranged around the horse racing track in the Palomino Highlands, we picked out N8thok's effort due to the considered placement of obstacles and pickups around the track that change this from a simple lap race to a white knuckle derby. With 16 players jostling for position, the slightest nudge could force you into the back of a burnt out bus, or off the track entirely. Masters of the art of drifting should be able to nail the curve corners and slingshot their vehicles into the straight sections. Final positions in the race will be decided by inches, the smallest mistake could be fatal.
Observe and Race - Created by The_Gemte
In this one, 3 quick laps of the circuit leading up to the Observatory have been laid out using a variety of barriers to make for a very fluid and natural race. Overtaking skills will be put to the test as the only straight comes in the form of a narrow tunnel section where race leaders can easily defend against drifters. Corners will be your only option to snatch the lead, so aim for the racing line, brake late and hope for the best!
Getting High and Low - created by El_Cactus
Precision is the name of the game in this high octane motorbike race along the narrow dirt paths just above Cassidy Creek. Maintaining control of your ride is absolutely essential as overhanging pine bows could take you out at any moment. Go easy on your first run, the corners come thick and fast and the only way to win is to make the fewest mistakes. Anyone reaching the end without spinning off the path and falling into the creek below at least once should be pretty pleased with themselves.
Breathtaking views of Blaine County. Getting High and Low(left) and Through The Grapeseed (right).
Through The Grapeseed - Created by LoveLikeJazz
As Creator LoveLikeJazz describes it, this is a "lengthy lap race around Grapeseed with lots of long stretches and a few tricky turns. Watch out for those Sandkings, they think they own the road." Also, watch out for the stretch that goes the wrong way up the Senora Freeway, adding an extra element of danger to each lap. Avoid oncoming traffic to gain the advantage over your fellow racers, and keep an eye out for some spectacular crashes.
Sandy Shores Circus - Created by datwista111
Creator datwista111 modestly describes Sandy Shores Circus as a "simple race", belying the difficulty of the 45 degree turns around Sandy Shores town that will send cars criss-crossing each other all over. There are a few extra features of this race that really make it stand out, including crashing through a fence and into a resident’s garden and a final straight that results in a high speed jump straight into the Alamo Sea… just the thing to cool down screaming hot engines.
Senora Desert Hills - Created by: ZardozToast
"Enjoy the best switchbacks in Blaine County with this winding off-road race up and down the hills of the Grand Senora Desert." A long and winding race that was selected for the unique way it allows players to drift down several dirt roads on the hills of the Senora Desert. Expert control and vehicle selection is essential in order to avoid drifting off the edge of a hill and down into the rocky valley below.
Switchbacks through the undulating terrain in Senora Desert Hills
Nurburgring - Created by Mr_Grandis
The latest real-world homage to get a verification nod is this impressive take on Germany’s famed Nurburgring. As Mr_grandis describes it is a “very technical and dangerous track with blind corners, bumps and long straight road.” Recreated around Banham Canyon, Tongva Hills, Great Chaparral and Vinewood Hills, we like the way it challenges endurance and driving skill in equal measure.
Battle GTA - Created by KS-GTA
In the swamps outside Fort Zancudo KS-GTA, lone member of The Assassins Monks, has set up a pitched battle for 2 teams featuring power weapons and heavy machinery. The key to the success of this Deathmatch is balance: a cluster of incendiary props in the center field provides adequate cover for an infantry battle while powerful weapon pickups such as RPGs provide a fighting chance against aircraft. This is an excellent map for Crews to put their communication and teamwork skills to the test.
The scene is set. Battle GTA (left) and Paintball! (right)
Paintball! - Created by yoduhh62
A flat expanse of sand on Del Perro Beach is transformed into a dynamic and challenging Speedball-style arena. With skillfully placed props like sandbags, construction fences, wrecked vehicles and tires, this Deathmatch forces players to dart between cover and expose themselves to gunfire when dashing for powerful weapon pickups. Stealth and timing are key here, and we recommend using teamwork to create distractions while you outflank and outmaneuver your enemies.
When making Deathmatches using the Creator tool, consider placing powerful weapons in harder-to-reach spots.
In our previous Rockstar Game Tips article, we covered game design pro tips and pointers for polishing and perfecting your own GTA Online Races using the Creator - and we've been enjoying test driving what the Social Club community has produced thus far. Next up, we're going to delve into how to make killer custom Deathmatches, deciding every detail from where players spawn to which radio station plays in the pre-match lobby.
As before, we're leading off with a general guide for anyone yet to get some quality time with the Creator. For Creator veterans, we've got some inside design tips in response to questions and comments we've received at the firstname.lastname@example.org email address, including specific suggested do's and don'ts from some of the very Rockstar dev team that are actively seeking out exceptional Jobs to join the ranks of the Rockstar Verified.
Hit the jump to read our official pro tips on making killer custom Deathmatches with the Creator
The good folks at popular fan-run channel GTA Series Videos posted this awesome video on Valentine's Day as a detailed tour and highlight reel of their (now 1,000-man) Crew putting the new Valentine's Day Massacre content through its paces.
Much love to everyone who turned out, dressed to the nines in their spiffy double-breasted suits and flapper dresses, for the Valentine's Weekend Massacre Social Club Online Event.
We saw tons of players and Crews out there not only getting into some vintage violent hijinks with their new Gusenberg Sweepers and Albany Roosevelts, but also taking to the waterways to reap bonus GTA$ payouts in Sea Races, locking palms for Triple RP Arm Wrestling, scooping up Event Crate Drops with free weaponry, RP boosts and more.
As a reminder, while the Social Club Event weekend in-game rewards may be over, the Valentine’s Day Massacre Special content itself will continue to be available to redeem in-game until the end of February and will be kept in your inventory for good thereafter – so you’ve got until the end of day this Friday February 28th now to snatch up those vintage goodies while you can.
DO IT LIVE
We kicked off the Social Club Event weekend with the official Rockstar live stream broadcast across Twitch, YouTube and the Social Club Events page on Friday afternoon as we were joined by special guest GTA fan and popular Twitch streamer, Swiftor. Swiftor got in the spirit by hosting an impromptu romantic pick-up line contest with players on the stream where would-be Romeos offered questionable queries like, "Can I borrow your phone to call my mom and tell her I'm in love?" from ThisGameIsEasy and other, less wholesome gems from CheeseWhiz90, SombreOsprey and more. Thanks to Swiftor and his awesome community for joining us, and we definitely look forward to having him back soon again.
A special shout to everyone who managed to get in a game with us during the show as we played through new Jobs from the Valentine's Day Massacre update - including ChubbyGrandad and ChubbyGrandson of the xBrotherhood Nation and well-known GTA community members iLewisGTA, theGTAbase, and MRGTAVInformer. Great times were had by one and all as you can see below.
The live stream Valentine’s Massacre Weekend action continued throughout the weekend with lots of other broadcasts by standout members of the community on Twitch and YouTube.
The new Albany Roosevelt might not immediately strike you as the perfect off-road vehicle but nonetheless, HikeTheGamer and his Crew decided to gather a fleet of them and take to the great outdoors on Saturday and then move out to the LSI tarmac to put their customized vintage sports vehicles through some rigorous racing and unusual jump choices - the footage you see above was streamed live to Hike's YouTube channel this past Saturday. Cheers as well to DomIsLive of the DevastationYT Crew who got buckwild on Twitch for over two hours, decked out in Valentine’s gear and getting into all sorts of Races and free roam action with others.
MarleyThirteen on YouTube also decided to spend Valentine's in the hills by taking along particularly demanding paramour, SaplingGirl for a romantic date in search of the sunset. And LarsDK got in some quality time with our very own PlayRockstar streaming his playsession, taking in a wide range of Jobs including Races and Capture.
#VDAYMASSACRE SNAPMATIC COMPETITION WINNERS
Over the weekend, we challenged all Snapmatic shutter-bugs out there with capturing themselves and their respective Crews breaking hearts using the hashtag #vdaymassacre - with a cool GTA$1M and one of five exclusive in-game license plates (MASACRE, VLNTINES, VMASSCRE, KISS IT, BE MINE) up for grabs for our favorite five. Here are our most adored #vdaymassacre pics that were taken during the Event eligibility period:
Shenizian of the ZWAME PT Crew did an excellent job of capturing this vintage sepia-soaked scene of contrasting black and white Roosevelt Albanys racing down a Vinewood street while amorous flappers look on blowing kisses. Shenizian was prolific in gettting into the Valentine's Day spirit all weekend long, also catching our eye with this capture of a cheeky Cupid cherub drawing his "bow" and setting his sights on a young couple.
With an eye for detail, DTizMusiK and his Vespucci Beach Boyz Crew took an historical reenactment angle for this perfectly composed B&W Snapmatic of a Valentine's Massacre gangland execution in progress.
GTAforums.com Official Gang Alliance Crew, The Leone Family did a masterful job of looking cool, collected and dapper in their new suits and spats whilst casually taking a stroll away from an insane explosion, under the directorial eye of lensman KidFromBroker.
Is this a private mob bosses’ summit somewhere away from the prying eyes of the FIB’s lip-readers? Or a tense "take a ride with me, we need to talk" type of discussion that will inevitably end with someone sleeping with the sharks? Mr_Nosnets of the San Andreas Hounds Crew sets the imagination running and lists this intimate snap as one of his personal favorites.
NOTHING BUT LOVE FOR YA
We would certainly be remiss if we didn't honorably mention a few other standout Snapmatics - including some that were tagged #vdaymassacre but were posted outside of the announced eligibility period: jbhips a.k.a. Ferino Design captured this gorgeous snap of a Roosevelt rolling out at The Richman Hotel and Ayreon01 blew a sweet kiss making for a perfect potential advert for the Vanilla Unicorn. Other notable honorable mentions include commendable pics from NineD6, iDeSTRuCTiioNz-, k2xBlazer, Space0Monkey, austin_45561, jwozzbot117 and Leinachan.
We'd like to give a special s/o to the ladies of Pussi Riot, self-proclaimed "GTAV's Premier Girl Character Crew Tearing Up The Streets Of Los Santos" (although if any other all-girl Crews want to challenge that claim, drop us a line at email@example.com). Their Lieutenant, blondarus set them a challenge at the beginning of the week to dress up in their finery and share "Mug shots even Eliot Ness would be scared of". That turned into an incredible bit of foresight with the Valentine's Day Massacre update being announced shortly after, and we enjoyed checking out the contributions on their Crew Blog.
PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW
Remember, the Valentine's Day Massacre Special content is still available to obtain in-game til the end of this month and can be kept for good, so you've got until the end of day this Friday, February 28th to scoop it all up. In addition to that, we'd like to also remind everyone who entered the Social Club Event Sweepstakes (for the chance to win rare Bugstars overalls, the Chop stuffed stash and more) to watch the inboxes of whatever email you have linked to your Social Club account as we’ve now sent out email notifications to try and confirm potential winners. Stay tuned for more new GTA Online content updates to be announced soon as well as more Social Club Event Weekend action to come.
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