The Crew Cut: Chairmen of the Boards

Posted on July 15 2012, 10:50am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


This week on the Crew Cut, we check in at the the top of the Max Payne 3 Multiplayer leaderboards to see if the veteran Crews are still holding firm, or whether any new young upstarts can upset the balance of power. We start with a special shout to Payne Capitale, a French Crew whose 7 Samurai we featured nearly two months ago for reaching 31st on the overall Xbox 360 Leaderboards (and 9th worldwide amongst Private Crews). Their head count has swelled to a still-modest 18 members but their combined XP is now more than the 1,500+ member GameSpot Crew - an extraordinary achievement. Not far behind them in 32nd place (11th amongst Private Crews) are the Ganja Outlaws Crew - whose leader DutchStoner demands total dedication, sacking anyone seen moonlighting with rival Crews. This firm hand ensures that not a single member is wasted - and such is their popularity that their numbers never drop below 290. If you don't want to wait in line to get involved the the Ganja Outlaws, join up with their open-enrollment sister Crew, K-Jah Rebels - the two Crews always roll together.

Manhunt07420 (PSN ID: IzYdOeSiT420) of the Underground Thugs slays a Rockstar Dev during the July 6th Social Club event. 

Soul Crushers are another Crew with ideas above their station; their 18 members currently sit at an admirable 28th worldwide (12th amongst Private Crews) on the PS3 leaderboards. Despite modest manpower, they are veterans of nearly 2,000 feuds and have more than 5,000 Crew assists in Max Payne 3 multiplayer - clear evidence that when they roll out, they roll deep. Elsewhere it seems the rise and rise of Underground Thugs Crew shows no signs of slowing down. They have stormed into 11th place worldwide and 2nd place amongst Private Crews, just two weeks after we featured them at 17th. The axis of power at the top of the PS3 leaderboards has been finally been broken, as the Thugs place between perenial top Crews Pro Kill You and Pick Your Poison. They've made the divide, now can they conquer?

On the PC Leaderboard, Dangerous Liaisons continue to reign as the top Private Crew there. There can be no resting on their laurels however as the troika of Russian Crews, the Russian Bears Team, Army of Red Fuel Can and RGRussia continue to snap at their heels. Recent Private Crew entrants to the PC top 20 are Bloods Crew - an all-French Crew who've racked up a fearsome 82% win percentage. With just 72 members they've room to grow and with a few solid recruits,it won't be long before they're knocking on the door of the top 10. It was the playful Adventure Time-inspired emblem of the Masters of Alchemy Crew that first caught our eye, but their 20th overall placing cannot be ignored. This 85-strong Crew currently have an open-door policy on recruiting, so join up now for a chance to be part of something big.


Our favorite Crew Emblems this week feature two familiar ladies that have graced loading screens in Grand Theft Auto games in the past. On the left, we have the unmistakeable Lollipop Girl from GTAIV, recreated by TKSINCERE for the Hot Clan Crew; while on the right, you'll find the poolside cover girl of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, as depicted by kmajik and adopted by the Rewind Crew. Which lovely lady is your pick of the two?

Over the past week, we welcomed two more official friend Crews to the Social Club fray. On Tuesday, the boys from Trouble & Bass and Drop the Lime, who produced the awesome Trouble in Brazil DJ mix you hear during the Nightclub level in Max Payne 3, came by and had a hell of a good time getting down in Multiplayer here on the Rockstar rooftop. Thanks to everyone who answered the call on Twitter to get involved with the T&B Official Crew.

And on Thursday, our longtime friends from The Opie & Anthony Show came through along with comedian and Rockstar fan Robert Kelly for a ridiculous session during the Social Club Multiplayer Event to kick off their official O&A Crew. Check out a couple choice flicks below from the Rockstar Instagram feed, and stay tuned for more live-streaming Crew sessions with friends of the Rockstar family soon.

  • vvHULKvvon February 27 2016, 12:58amReplyFlag
    I just came across this article after years, and damn. Max Payne 3 was a blast while it lasted, and I'm still proud of the way that emblem turned out after the time I put into it with no experience. Years later, GTA V is still going strong, I still have the crew going with a few original members, and our emblem still sports a GTA girl haha. Things change but others stay the same.

    I still see some of these featured crews active today, great to see the way things grow as the Rockstar universe expands as well. Looking forward to the next DLC.
    • PacKiddon August 10 2012, 5:47amReplyFlag
      awsome ganja outlaws till the end!
      • DutchStoneron August 9 2012, 5:06pmReplyFlag
        Best article yet ; ) Respect R*. Only dont forget that we rank high on ps3 aswel. 4th among custom crews on ps3! PEACE
        • who-raa273on July 25 2012, 4:02pmReplyFlag

          I am recruiting members to the crew so come check us out if you wanna wave automatic guns at nuns!
          We ust made the platinum league and need solid dedicated players that want to feud against the best.. RAACHOR1 ps3
        • yelloweventon July 24 2012, 11:40amReplyFlag
          • tRuEm1Nd0Fh0RR0Ron July 24 2012, 6:33amReplyFlag
            I definitely think the lollipop girl is hotter than the poolside girl. though the poolside girl is beautiful too.
            • Smokey-III-on July 23 2012, 6:01pmReplyFlag
              I thought it would be much better to show all of you including you RockStar exactly how bad this auto-aim problem is. Please watch this video we just made it to show you what the issue is. Also comment if you have this same problem. Thanx.

              • R* Yon July 24 2012, 1:03pmReplyFlag
                @Smokey-III- Thanks for passing this along, you'll want to send this over to as they are the ones that can help look into any problems of a technical nature
            • KillinFrenzyon July 22 2012, 5:29pmReplyFlag
              R* if you hear this, I just wanna say that the women of Vice City is much better then the women of IV :p
              • BobbyGondaon July 19 2012, 12:16pmReplyFlag
                nice one @royall_genius. ....... @zerofoxfk weeding out the hacked crews?? Sounds good!
                • ZeroFoxFKon July 19 2012, 12:37pmReplyFlag
                  @BobbyGonda Well, the people who boosted their XP would have also have boosted their Crew's Position.
                  Or... it could be nothing to do with hackers. Might just be maintenance.
              • BobbyGondaon July 19 2012, 12:13pmReplyFlag
                Same here @RoyalL_genius.... No leaderbords. @ZeroFoxFK yeah weeding out the hacked crews souds good!
                • ZeroFoxFKon July 19 2012, 11:49amReplyFlag
                  Nice one :D
                  • RoyalL_geniuson July 19 2012, 11:11amReplyFlag
                    I just checked the site and no one has their crew rank ratings anymore .. Is anyone else got that same problem ??
                    • ZeroFoxFKon July 19 2012, 11:18amReplyFlag
                      @RoyalL_genius Yeah its all the Crews. Hopefully, they are weeding out the hacked Crews.
                      My Crew was 36th in the World... hope that stays the same (or we go up)
                    • RoyalL_geniuson July 19 2012, 11:41amReplyFlag
                      @ZeroFoxFK Oh ok I got off the phone with rockstar as well they told me they are fixing the leader boards and it should be up soon. I just had to update everyone on it
                    • R* Yon July 20 2012, 12:44pmReplyFlag
                      @RoyalL_genius Yep, let our Support team know if you have any further issues:
                  • ROCKSTAR_THEBESTon July 19 2012, 6:06amReplyFlag
                    When gta V will be out, you rockstar will talk only about our crew!!
                    • budthebomberon July 18 2012, 7:36pmReplyFlag
                      BTW love adventure time
                      • budthebomberon July 18 2012, 7:34pmReplyFlag
                        sorry if I'm littering these comment posts with my desperate pleas but I NEED more members in my Guns4Fun crew!!I can't participate in gang fueds(I might have spelled that wrong)when I can't get more than 2 other members who I never seem to be able to play with.Guns4Fun is open enrollment so I hope that some of you will join up if you have the room.
                        • Dnutz90on July 18 2012, 2:46pmReplyFlag
                          No prob, again no hard feelings. Thats what our crew is all about, Ras-Tafari. Dutch was just upset, he's is very competative:P Thats why he's such a good leader imo. Peace
                          • Tom543on July 18 2012, 2:53pmReplyFlag
                            @Dnutz90 It's all good brother. Never meant to come off as insulting your crew; was just trying to understand the criteria for ranking. Sorry if I came off as a d**k. Smoke one for ya boy.
                        • Dnutz90on July 18 2012, 2:38pmReplyFlag
                          @ Rockstar, you can update the pics again, we've already got a new emblem. And its better imo. (Ganja Outlawz)
                          • R* Yon July 20 2012, 12:42pmReplyFlag
                            @Dnutz90 Nice, we might not update the post with the new one just to leave all of the Emblems in this article as they were originally presented, but strong work on the new one!
                        • Dnutz90on July 18 2012, 2:37pmReplyFlag
                          I just wanna say one thing to this topic. I think you(Tom) forgot about the fact, that even tough we have 300 player, our crew is not constant, people get kicked out regulary. And those people bring down our average stats. I can honestly say, that our top 20 players against your top 20 players will kick your asses. Not braggin, its just something i know. No hard feeling i can feel your pain.
                          • Tom543on July 18 2012, 2:40pmReplyFlag
                            @Dnutz90 " I can honestly say, that our top 20 players against your top 20 players will kick your asses" This is opinion my friend, and not fact. And you think we don't get kicked out of matches or disconnected?
                          • Tom543on July 18 2012, 2:42pmReplyFlag
                            @Tom543 nevermind, I misread your statement. You mean kicked out of the club. We have a few people come and go, but not constantly like your crew.
                          • RoyalL_geniuson July 18 2012, 9:16pmReplyFlag
                            @Tom543 Everytime we come into a room against y'all everyone leaves lmao .... The feuds prove it
                          • Tom543on July 19 2012, 9:40amReplyFlag
                            @RoyalL_genius If I leave, it's only because I lost connection. I'm sure that's the case with my teammates too. I have no problem taking an ass whippin. We don't leave if we're getting beat, unless people don't stop running their mouths, but we do wait until the match is over before we leave.
                        • CA5TLE1312AVOon July 18 2012, 12:38pmReplyFlag
                          Not everyone gets a trophy , your turn will come whining about it won't help.
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