In Honor of GTAIII Anniversary Weekend, Join Us for Friday's Special GTA Multiplayer Event on PSN with Giveaways (October 21, 5-8 PM Eastern)

Posted on October 20 2011, 4:10pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Update: The event has ended. Thanks to all those that were in attendance, whether playing, watching, chatting or just stopping by to say hello and enter the sweepstakes...

In honor of Grand Theft Auto III's 10 year anniversary weekend, join us Friday October 21st for a special Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition Social Club multiplayer event on PSN, the latest event in the fall series calendar. While we're playing from 5-8PM Eastern, you'll have the chance to enter to win the Grand Prize sweepstakes: a deluxe Grand Theft Auto III Anniversary prize pack including:

  • Two hand painted, limited edition and individually numbered custom Grand Theft Auto PlayStation 3 controllers, complete with a laser-cut Rockstar insignia home button
  • One GTAIII Anniversary Limited-Edition Claude Action Figure
  • One Grand Theft Auto III mug, complete with brass knuckles for the handle
  • Two Grand Theft Auto t-shirts
  • Assorted Grand Theft Auto and Rockstar stickers

The shirts and mugs are coming soon to the Rockstar Warehouse, and the Claude action-figure is currently available for pre-order, but one lucky Social Club member will walk away with all the above with our compliments. Plus 20 runner-up winners will get a prize pack with a shirt, mug and stickers. To enter on the multiplayer events page, have a look under the live video stream and chat for 'Sweepstakes Entry'. Type in your details, submit and that's it. Sign up for a Rockstar Games Social Club account to enter.

To commemorate the occasion, we've invited some of our most old school GTA fansite luminaries to join us and play as special guests - folks that were on the scene back in the early 2000s when Grand Theft Auto III first released or very soon thereafter. While we Rockstars will be playing (and live streaming) on PSN, some of them will be on Xbox LIVE, so feel free to join in on either platform:

All fan site admins and community members are absolutely welcome to join in on the action, so let us know in the comments if you'll be participating!

Read on for further details for the afternoon of GTA multiplayer action...


Participating PlayStation Network Rockstar Games IDs for this day will be:

  • PlayRockstar10
  • PlayRockstar11
  • PlayRockstar12
  • PlayRockstar13

Only add one PSN ID to your friends list to play. If you have a different version than the Complete Edition disc for Grand Theft Auto IV, no worries as you will be compatible with us.

Where's Rockstar? Pay attention to the live chat on the Social Club Multiplayer Events page. We'll announce where we're at in there. We'll begin in Grand Theft Auto IV in GTA Race, and later progress to the two episodes. Use the in-game cellphone to select the mode we're playing during the event.

For team-based modes such as Team Deathmatch, gather your friends using Party Mode. You can also hit up the chat during the event or just post your PlayStation Network ID in the Comments section below.

Party Mode is an easy way to get your group together and find matches.  Here are the three quick and easy steps to get you up and running:

  1. Save your current game. To get started, fire up the in-game mobile phone by pressing "Up" on the keyboard. Select Multiplayer > Party Mode > Yes.
  2. Next, open up your phone again and select the Friends option to invite at least one person into your Party Mode game.
  3. Once your team is ready to roll, open up the in-game phone again and select Games > GTA Race.

Recap & Screens: Red Dead Redemption Myths & Mavericks Official Social Club Multiplayer Event on Xbox LIVE (September 23)
Recap, Screens & Fan Video from the GTAIV & Episodes from Liberty City Social Club Multiplayer Event on PC (September 9)
Recap, Screens & Rockstar Gear Winners from the Aug 26th Red Dead Social Club Multiplayer Event

  • BigGhostDinion December 1 2011, 2:05pmReplyFlag
    Controllers look sweet!
    • 16666170on November 15 2011, 3:48pmReplyFlag
      Nice prizes
      • ZDANZ96on November 2 2011, 10:46amReplyFlag
        Why does Rockstar use auto-aim in their events? Disallow makes things even fun, try use it next time and I may join one of these games. By: ZDANZ96, from GtaForums.
        • jesse45on November 1 2011, 11:35amReplyFlag
          Yay :) I won. aha x) I love Rockstar Games. I remember I was in Elementary School when my brother brought home GTA III. Even though I was under age, I loved how I could free roam and basically do anything I wanted. :)
          • ziphonon October 30 2011, 1:36amReplyFlag
            Aww...I wish I received an Email telling me about this...oh well. Congrats to who ever wins.
            • clacksmanon October 29 2011, 1:16pmReplyFlag
              Several days late replying to the possible-prize email. Oopsie.
              • graefocson October 29 2011, 12:10pmReplyFlag
                i need one of those mugs for my coffee
                • danielm2048on October 29 2011, 11:52amReplyFlag
                  @R* A thank you for answering my question
                  • R* Aon October 29 2011, 9:47amReplyFlag
                    Hey @danielm2048 there's an Xbox LIVE event this coming Thursday actually! Red Dead multiplayer event on 11/3 from 4-7PM Eastern.
                    Check it out:
                    • danielm2048on October 29 2011, 3:50amReplyFlag
                      i saw the event page until december and i didn't saw any xbox events
                      when there will be xbox events and controllers like that for xbox?
                      • 16386219on October 28 2011, 9:42pmReplyFlag
                        • R* Yon October 28 2011, 11:31amReplyFlag
                          @Henning92 Yep, we've confirmed winners

                          @play4fun28 We haven't yet announced a release date, stay tuned

                          @Young3 Hope to get you in a future event, be sure to send us a message so we can invite you on November 16th:
                          • Young3on October 27 2011, 2:21amReplyFlag
                            Add me on the psn.... ID younglegacy92
                            • play4fun28on October 26 2011, 5:24pmReplyFlag
                              I have a question about GTA ||| mobile. You say that the game will be released at 22rd but i is not in the AppStore avalaible.
                              • Henning92on October 26 2011, 8:12amReplyFlag
                                Grand Prize sweepstakes emails sent out yet?
                                • scareface1970on October 25 2011, 4:26pmReplyFlag
                                  Cool GTA V Trailer is comming. I can't wait R* i hope that it would be to the Roots of S.A THNX ***Rockstar*** For Everything
                                  • GTAMASTER_08on October 24 2011, 8:08pmReplyFlag
                                    TO all you guys wondering how GTA 3 10th anniversary edtion will look like here it is :

                                    YES! it's ported to mobile devices from the XBOX version of GTA 3 , so no major difference. But its good thing the mobile devices are getting it. Sure hope it comes to PS3 and 360 and PC. Happy belated Birthday GTA 3
                                    • R* Yon October 24 2011, 11:07amReplyFlag
                                      @Nicknamemit Should have some more info for you in the next few weeks, we don't have anything else to pass along at this point in time..

                                      @badboyg316 @Andrew845 Please be sure to contact Support about that so they can help out:

                                      @emmi18176860 Should be doing that early this week, we'll let you know
                                      • Emanuel_Bergeron October 24 2011, 10:32amReplyFlag
                                        @R* can you please confirm when you've sent out the e-mails for being a potential winner at the sweepstakes or for being the granted winner - I check my mail inbox every second - I'm getting crazy to know if I've won sth

                                        • Andrew845on October 24 2011, 9:08amReplyFlag
                                          when I'll be able to play?
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