Crew Cut: Hardest of the Hardcore

Posted on July 29 2012, 7:27am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In previous editions of the Crew Cut, we've looked at the ongoing tussles at the top of the Crew leaderboards, where players worldwide are fighting it out on Max Payne 3 multiplayer, earning precious XP to edge them closer to the top. However, that's not the only battle being waged: individual players within the larger Public Crews are putting in the time and talent to try and reach the top of their particular Crew leaderboard, and nowhere is this more competitive than in our largest Public Crew, the official Max Payne 3 Crew, Payne Killers.

Therefore, we'd like to offer special shoutouts to Fingerfinger, MrDixie and agent007marc - the top players in Payne Killers on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC respectively. If you're a Crew leader wondering how you can take your soldiers to the next level, you could do a lot worse than recruiting one of these guys...


Still flying solo in Max Multiplayer? We’ve gathered some Crews that are actively looking for new members; hit them up - it could be the start of a beautiful, bloody relationship:

Facepalm, “where face meets palm” have launched a social media campaign to boost their numbers. Ten members strong and led by PintsizedMunkeh, they are looking to take on the leaderboards on both Xbox 360 and PS3. Newswire comments regular Sprunk95 recently brought GTA TOWN, a Grand Theft Auto community on Facebook, to Social Club, and GTA TOWN CREW is looking for a talented emblem artist. If you think you can compete with Sprunk95’s nifty Whiz Emblem, then this might be the Crew for you. The PS3 Crew Blood Money Rebels is now 25 members deep and looking for players to help in their ongoing Feud with the Public goliath Payne Killers Crew. Having won over 80 Feuds, these guys mean serious business. Finally, Infolady of Brazil - a longtime Rockstar fan who's also big on Red Dead - invites all to join her Crew Top Hand Legends. With Crew stats at 49% Win PCT, some new members may be just what this Crew needs to get in the black.



As you will know if you checked out our interview with elite emblem designer YourTaxesAtWork, we're always on the lookout for eye-catching Crew art and this week we'd like to share two excellent emblems that perfectly suit the Crews wearing them. On the left below, we have a fearsome panther designed by Kaspofunk for his Battlecat Crew. The red border makes the image pop and those piercing eyes really tell you who's boss when they appear on a kill screen in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. On the right, we have the mischievous, taunting calling card of The Faceless Knights designed by another prolific artist, ZeroFoxFK, whom we've mentioned in the Crew Cut before.


We're also pleased to confirm that the Social Club team has recently added more than 100 new shapes and templates to the Emblem Editor for emblem artists to work with, a small sample of which you can see below. Hopefully this should mean the next set of artworks featured here in the Crew Cut is even more impressive than what we've seen yet.


If you've seen an amazing emblem, or if there's a Crew you feel should be mentioned in a future Crew Cut, email us at and we'll take note.


In the latest of our Rockstar Crew sessions here in NYC, yesterday we welcomed some of our esteemed friends from the world of metal - Jamey Jasta (TeamJasta on Social Club) of Hatebreed and his own eponymous band Jasta, along with radio personality Jose Mangin of Liquid Metal on Sirius XM and MTV2's Headbangers Ball and Seton O'Connor of The Dan Patrick Show. The dudes didn't get to enjoy the Rockstar Rooftop due to some gnarly storms over NYC, but still grouped up here in our HQ to kick off the launch of the official Team Jasta Crew at Social Club with lots of good times and bullets flying in Max Multiplayer live-streamed at the Rockstar Twitch page. The Team Jasta Crew is open for enrollment so sign up to wield heavy metal with like-minded fans. Look for more Rockstar Crew sessions in the weeks ahead by watching our Twitter feed.

Finally, look for a special competitive Crew event to take place in the coming weeks, which will be of particular interest to all international Crews playing with their compatriots while a certain sporting event takes place in London, England. We’ll have a first announcement about that right here at the Newswire in the next week or so.



  • HOUSTON_BOIon August 25 2012, 8:18amReplyFlag
    i bet these guys dual wield. because thats how most noobs on MP3 get high scores by dual wielding. i'll bust your asses with 1 desert eagle head shot or ill use a assault rifle. but people like me with real skill dont get noticed
    • lostboyfoundon August 23 2012, 6:01pmReplyFlag
      • shanzzieon August 18 2012, 9:32pmReplyFlag
        D Doggin
        • Smoking9mmon August 8 2012, 1:14pmReplyFlag
          The P F J (people's front of Judea) are actively seeking new members that can help crush the imperial forces and drive out the Roman empire's crime prevention policy of planting people in the desert on sticks.

          (NO SPLITTER'S)
          • Hotinfaon August 8 2012, 10:52amReplyFlag
            Ready for another emblem from HOT CLAN?
            Check our page out!
            • Walnuttyon August 5 2012, 5:35amReplyFlag
              Some of these emblems would make great tattoo's i wonder if anyone already got one inked up ?.
              • ROCKSTAR_THEBESTon August 5 2012, 5:10amReplyFlag
                Better you guys take in consideration our crew when gta V is out, just a bit of patience, and los santos will be ours
              • KingLarroon August 4 2012, 3:32pmReplyFlag
                Bagg crew is also in the top 25 and we dominate alot of clans we play against!!! So how do we get a shout out on here R*? You guys need to try and really look at the clans that are doing something an dominating the game everyday....
                • R* Yon August 4 2012, 4:20pmReplyFlag
                  @KingLarro Hell of a feud count! We'll throw you guys in for consideration in one of the upcoming Crew Cuts
              • KingLarroon August 4 2012, 3:29pmReplyFlag
                BAGG has a very respected K/D compared to alot of these crews that are featured, But yet we get overlooked by Mp3 lol really R*????
                • KingLarroon August 4 2012, 3:10pmReplyFlag
                  • iLewisGTAon August 4 2012, 3:07pmReplyFlag
                    Do you love GTA? Like chilling out online or offline? Then Los Santos Free Roam is the place for you! LSFR Is a crew made by me, and is for GTA lovers, who like going around on any GTA game, and enjoying themselves, doing a little RPG (Roll Play Gaming) or killing people all over the city =)

                    Anyone, anywhere, on any platform is welcome in LSFR, so head to

                    • MesaTripleReXXXon August 4 2012, 12:36pmReplyFlag
                      Absolutely! The Free-Aim lobbies could benefit from some intense rivalries.
                      • OG_SOLD13Ron August 2 2012, 11:15pmReplyFlag
                        Everyone feel free to join Notorious Enemy
                        • EJTexasMadeon August 2 2012, 10:59pmReplyFlag
                          You know what would be amazing? If instead of focusing on making ninja logos for us we actually got something as sophisticated as say.. an alphabet?
                        • lostboyfoundon August 2 2012, 9:01amReplyFlag
                          whats the point in having rockstar crews they are full of noobs take mp3 crew for instance do they have any good players the ones i have come across are diabolickal. and as for MrDixie being number 1 in the world in a crew with over 90 thousand members ...DONT MAKE ME LAUGH ..... i alone have more xp than him and my crew TEGC have only 18 members and we are rank 44 .... its about time rockstar made a seperate leaderboard for the 30 rockstar-noob crews and how about a player leaderboard as well
                        • unusualchickens4on August 2 2012, 4:10amReplyFlag
                          go rockstar for giving us the liberty of having somthing other than circles and sqares to make our emblems. some people feel they should right a strongly opinionated letter to rockstar because they can't open there minds and figure out how to make an emblem. with out rockstars so desperatly needed help come on people if you can draw a picture you can make one out of shapes. give me a break and stop conplaining im pretty sure rockstar dosent want to here this crap that you call inprovmint. because they're doing the best they can.!!!
                          • DeafAtheiston August 1 2012, 7:26pmReplyFlag
                            I was just thinking that it would be sweet if we could make our Crew Emblems our avatar for the Newswire here.
                            • DeafAtheiston August 1 2012, 7:24pmReplyFlag
                              Thanks to @odd_one for the sweet emblem he made for my new crew.

                              He joined my crew and published it but it's not showing up in the Emblem Gallery so I am unable to make it the official Crew Emblem... I'm assuming that it will show up eventually... hopefully.
                              • GGretskion July 31 2012, 2:54pmReplyFlag
                                VII7 wrecks all, we rule the R* online world.
                                READ IT AND EAT IT
                                • R* Yon August 1 2012, 3:43pmReplyFlag
                                  @GGretski Damn good feud ratio at 347-106, keep it up
                              • Timekiller666on July 31 2012, 10:00amReplyFlag
                                I apologize if this off topic but just wondering who to contact about emblems so they may be considered for the crew cut?
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