Crew Cut: Storming the Castle

Posted on August 31 2012, 1:59pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The long running major players on the Social Club Crew leaderboards have thus far been well-documented here in the Crew Cut. But this week we noticed a significant shift on all three leaderboard as a host of Crews we've not yet featured have got the established guard looking over their shoulders.


Paper In My Pocket have recently taken the PSN leaderboards by storm, joining Underground Thugs and the Death Bringers as Crews infiltrating the status quo in the top 20. While they're certainly grabbing all the XP they can, Paper in my Pocket still has a less than stellar Feud win percentage though. Crew leader lonestar_playa may wish to tighten up by trimming the fat from their bloated ranks, taking a leaf out of the book of Dutch Stoner from 11th placed Ganja Outlaws Crew who aims to kick out ten dead-weight members every day. Pro Kill You were once the biggest threat to the throne for top PSN Crew Pick Your Poison, but have fallen drastically out of contention. Situated in 27th, they are now two places behind plucky upstarts Bag Em And Tag Em Crew who have a killer emblem to go with their solid Feud win percentage. Props also to DrugsMoneySex in 28th place whose 107 members have been 'Dealin' Murder Since Creation' and whose Crew leader Vandelizm187 is always a strong presence in our Social Club events.

LXG Crew continue to reign as best private Crew on the XBox 360 leaderboards. Crew leader LXG Silencer created the video above commemorating their recent achievement of 100,000,000 XP and bigging up the LXG Crew, who '"like Time itself, never stop". Intent on taking them on are Killer Smoking Aces and Mob Squad. These Crews have been around since the launch of Crews on the Social Club and what talent they may lack in designing emblems they more than make up for making wives into widows. Killer Smoking Aces also have got stuck in to a tremendous amount of Feuds considering their sub-100 membership; these boys obviously roll together on the regular. Mob Squad Crew might not have the same dogged persistence, but are certainly more clinical, having beaten Killer Smoking Aces 30 - 11 so far when these two face off in Feuds.


The Illuminatti Crew are establishing their own New World Order on the PC leaderboards, having recently snuck in to 13th place overall. Committed to showing up in force with their mesmerising emblem in our Social Club events and bonus XP weekends, this secret society trusts no-one. Further down the ranks, a new contender has emerged: The Gallant Psychos, a Crew created just at the start of August that has leapt immediately up the ranks into the Top 30. They've risen five places in the past three days show no signs of slowing down. Perhaps because they are run by the ruthless Evilinkoff, a player so good we assumed must be cheating at our most recent SC event (we've since realized our error and reinstated him as the event winner). Incredibly, his talents extend beyond Max Payne 3 multiplayer to the emblem editor as well. It was difficult to pick just one of his emblems from The Gallant Psychos gallery, so we went for three of the best:


Elsewhere on the emblem editor scene, YourTaxesAtWork seems to have found a partner-in-crime for his emblem expertise in bold faced newcomer odd_one. Together the dynamic duo lead a dynasty of Emblem Addicts who are collectively responsible for the creation of emblems for around 20 Crews in Social Club. Odd_one's Villainz Crew are "still taking requests" for those in need of a bespoke emblem apparently. We are particular fans of this effort for Newswire regular DeafAtheist's Xbox-only Crew the Callipygous Killers, as well as odd-one's very own artist tag.


Besides these Odd_one has also created emblems for, amongst others, The Sunday SlayersInsane AsylumDead RabbitsNerds With AttitudeThe Lynch MobDead End GangstersFox Hound unitSky Hi, and 25 To Lyfe Crews. Which means there's a strong possibility you've already seen one of his emblems before in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. Here's five of our favorites; have a look and see if any jog your memory.
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  • MF_DoJiBouon September 10 2012, 3:32pmReplyFlag
    Hey R*, emblem addicts need more slots to create, it could be good to update some social club options too...
    we have to create new accounts to store emblems, and as we can post it only in one crew, we save it two times as new. Maybe emblem creators should be the only one that could publish their creations, and where they want.
    • R* Yon September 11 2012, 12:16pmReplyFlag
      @MF_DoJiBou Thanks for the feedback, we'll pass this along to our Social Club team
  • Snuffinatoron September 4 2012, 10:57pmReplyFlag
    those emblems are pretty neat. got some real talent there
    • raf4euon September 4 2012, 10:12amReplyFlag
      Hey guys! Uhm.. the Max Payne I have is a little bit different from this one. There are some update?
      • R* Yon September 4 2012, 11:07amReplyFlag
        @raf4eu Please let us know what you're referring to so we can help out:
    • supernutzon September 3 2012, 6:12pmReplyFlag
      @ R*, do you think you could do something about this constant "Failed to fetch comments. Please try again." Its getting REALLY FKNING OLD. @LXG, the comment below was meant for you, but R*'s awesome site isnt working right.
      • R* Yon September 3 2012, 7:22pmReplyFlag
        @supernutz Please send an email to us, including information on the browser you're using:
      • supernutzon September 3 2012, 9:17pmReplyFlag
        @ Email sent. Thanks for listening.
      • FugetSudo_Jron September 3 2012, 10:09pmReplyFlag
        @supernutz try viewing the post on the Newswire instead of the socialclub. Works much better
      • Meta_Pathoson September 4 2012, 6:53amReplyFlag
        @supernutz Fuget is right. I was having the same issue. Posting on the actual main Newswire page as opposed to the SC tends to allow the message to pass through.
    • SamualDGlasson September 3 2012, 9:11amReplyFlag
      I see a lot of ripping on LXG just because of some comments about being on top. Just because those comments are made doesn't mean that every member in the LXG Crew is an ass. Most of the guys in LXG are pretty awesome guys to play with, and when I was new to it, I got welcomed in right away. I just don't get why you'd be ripping on all the players as a whole, most of em are really genuine players. And about the c**ky comments about being number 1, I can guarantee if it were any other crew, be it x187, Mob Squad, META, etc. (Which are some excellent crews), they would be talking smack about being number 1 too. Congrats to LXG and all the other crews who made the cut.

      • Meta_Pathoson September 3 2012, 11:42amReplyFlag
        @SamualDGlass Heavy is the head that wear the crown, eh?'s all good I have ran into a few gatherings in Gang Wars and Large Team Deathmatch of LXG that were genuinely skilled players, I won't discount that. I have also ran into a few we were able to run over without much issue, particularly in regular Team Deathmatch. The only negative point to be made if any was that LXG now at capacity with 4 additional chapters has become the Public Crew equivalant of a Private Crew. In that, yes in Public Crews you do have skilled players but they are mixed in with a large of mass of mediocre entry level players as the bulk, playing constantly, accumulating experience but that is all. Quantity beats out Quality and you gain World rank by sheer numbers and routine activity alone, so yea...not the worst thing in the world but is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. That's all that really needs to be said in regards to this crew.
      • LXG_No_Mercyon September 3 2012, 4:39pmReplyFlag
        @SamualDGlass Hey man, yea if ANYBODY has a problem with the LXG CREW they can come see us online
        my gamertag is LXG SILENCER i have nothing to hide
        haha they all post with hidden profiles LOL
      • supernutzon September 3 2012, 6:09pmReplyFlag
        @LXG_No_Mercy Meta and I arent hiding anything bro, we just played your crew last night. Why dont you ask your boy "Bleedo" how he did against me.
    • French-Cardeshon September 3 2012, 5:58amReplyFlag
      I want to dance behind the girl holding the two guns but i don't know if she is agree.....
      • FugetSudo_Jron September 2 2012, 11:05pmReplyFlag
        Nice to see the Illuminati Featured here! I've played against them quite a bit lately. Good bunch of guys and a talented group of players!

        As for the rest... there are some insanely-excellent emblem creators out there! Good job guys!!
        • Doug82on September 2 2012, 9:55pmReplyFlag
          They should really change their system of "ranking", otherwise whats the point of me starting or being in a crew when V comes out if we will be hopelessly lost in the ranks of 1000's because we dont have 300 members and didnt play MP3.
          • LXG_No_Mercyon September 2 2012, 10:00pmReplyFlag
            @Doug82 Well good luck with your crew plans, like in the video i say its never to late to crew up and start the fight !
        • Doug82on September 2 2012, 9:52pmReplyFlag
          I dont have a gold membership so it really doesnt matter. I just like the game and read everything I can about it online. Im mostly just biding my time until GTA V comes out. Im hoping to have enough money for it and some gold membership. I just think that some of these fine fellow internet nerds have a point. Quantity doesnt equal quality.
          • LXG_No_Mercyon September 2 2012, 9:12pmReplyFlag
            Hello everyone, me and the LXG CREW are grateful to be in this crew cut and to still be the #1 private crew on Xbox after months, we are having fun and owning it up, as for the video it was more or less for me and the crew members to have some fun but since it was posted on NEWSWIRE thanks to all for watching it we appreciate it, also if your dedicated to Xbox and Max Payne 3 hit us up to join, we aint stopping anytime soon, thanks

            LXG CREW
            ~> SILENCER
            • Doug82on September 2 2012, 9:18pmReplyFlag
              @LXG_No_Mercy Really? For a third time? ". Do not spam comments – this includes promoting your own site or YouTube channel etc."
            • rickettson September 2 2012, 9:21pmReplyFlag
              @Doug82 I know, they should be taken off & NEVER featured again for that-lol
            • LXG_No_Mercyon September 2 2012, 9:24pmReplyFlag
              @Doug82 Hello Doug82, sorry if you took it as spam, the first comment was a typo, the second comment was right above it so i had to do a third away from the first two, (complicated LOL) if i could erase them i would, thanks for the concern.

              ~> SILENCER
            • supernutzon September 2 2012, 9:24pmReplyFlag
              @ricketts Lol, maybe its a glitch. I doubt it, but maybe.
          • Meta_Pathoson September 2 2012, 8:49pmReplyFlag
            At this time, I'd like to to take a special moment out to announce LXGCrew as our newest recruit. Check it:

            • LXG_No_Mercyon September 2 2012, 9:19pmReplyFlag
              @Meta_Pathos Hello Meta Pathos, we do not have a problem with you or your crew, we will see you guys online if you want to settle any obvious problem you have with us, look out for the LXGC crew tag and be prepared, also just abit of advice as a leader of a great crew myself try to act a little more respectable with your comments so your members dont lose faith in you as a leader, thanks have a good day.

              ~> SILENCER
            • Meta_Pathoson September 2 2012, 11:19pmReplyFlag
              @LXG_No_Mercy Sounds Good, I'd be happy to meet up with you in Branco or Hoboken on any given day of the week. Your short game was a bit rusty last time we met up. In the meantime we'll be keeping the faith and we look forward to you joining our Crew in the near future, playa.
          • DutchStoneron September 2 2012, 7:41pmReplyFlag
            Ganja Outlaws is still looking for dedicated members on all platforms, smokers only!.

            Our crew has been featured on the 360 and ps3 crewcut, and we are the first crew the unlock 100 million crew xp. The crew was founded on the first day it was possible, May 9. We are a close group of players that play together everyday, And our emblem is the most epic one of the whole social club. We are very active on the socialclub and on all R*Games, We host regular crewevents on MP3, GTA4 and RDR.
            We rank high on all platforms, Top 10 of custom crews on 360 and top 3 of all custom crews on PSN.
            And our PC side of the crew is growing xp fast. We are all about fun and teamwork and disturbing the peace!
            We are the SmokersClub of the SocialClub, Join us we are taking over Los Santos soon!

            Ganja Outlaws, K Jah & Tuff Gong Rebels roll together.
            • LXG_No_Mercyon September 2 2012, 6:45pmReplyFlag
              Hello everyone, me and the LXG CREW are grateful to be in this crew cut and to still be the #1 private crew on Xbox after months, we are having fun and owning it up, as for the video it was more or less for me and the crew members to have some fun but since it was posted on NEWSWIRE thanks to all for watching it we appreciate it, also if your dedicated to Xbox and Max Payne 3 hit us up to join, we aint stopping anytime soon, thanks

              LXG CREW
              ~> SILENCER
              • Doug82on September 2 2012, 9:15pmReplyFlag
                @LXG_No_Mercy So after I called your comment egotistical I loaded more comments and read the rest of this page... Then I saw this "if the Leaderboard was based on Fued wins we would be aiming for the top of that aswell" as his response to Supernutz. Im curious as to what you are aiming for the "top" of? Just the most XP? Because your win % 0.549. Which brings me to your latest comment, "owning it up", I wouldnt call just eeking past 50% wins owning it up. @Meta Is that picture for real? Did he really call your crew the "TOP"?
              • LXG_No_Mercyon September 2 2012, 9:33pmReplyFlag
                @Doug82 We the LXG CREW are at the TOP of the Xbox leaderboards for private crews which is what i was saying, what is your Gamertag and Crew ?

                ~> SILENCER
            • LXG_No_Mercyon September 2 2012, 6:41pmReplyFlag
              Hello everyone, me and the LXG CREW are grateful to be in this crew cut and to still be the #1 private crew on Xbox after months, we are having fun and owning it up, as for the video it was more or less for me and the crew members to have some fun but since it was posted on NEWSWIRE thanks to all for watching it we appreciate it, also if your dedicated to Xbox and Max Payne 3 hit us up to join, we aint stopping anytime soon, thanks ~> SILENCER
              • supernutzon September 2 2012, 6:12pmReplyFlag
                ok, 1 sentance at a time. I didnt realize that sh!t talking or bullying(lol, I'm sure that LXGcrew is still crying over Meta's comment) had become such a terrible thing.
                • supernutzon September 2 2012, 6:14pmReplyFlag
                  @supernutz We arent in middle school anymore, and isnt this game for adults anyway? Surely an 18+ person can handle a little smack talk. No one is commenting on anyones race, gender, or sexual oreintation. A little friendly sh!t talking doesnt seem that out of line. Besides, and how cute is this? LXGcrew and Kasper are buddies now, so he should be feeling better anyway.
                • supernutzon September 2 2012, 6:16pmReplyFlag
                  @supernutz And to Kasper, our crew is open to anyone who is an ACTIVE player, doesnt totally suck, and is, or is willing to become a member of our site. If your any good we would welcome you, and your wife. We currently have less than 200 button mashing monkeys on our team and we could use all the XP we can get since apparently that is the only stat that matters.
              • supernutzon September 2 2012, 6:10pmReplyFlag
                And here we still are. Can I not post a comment longer than 2 sentances or what?
                • supernutzon September 2 2012, 6:05pmReplyFlag
                  Wow, first off let me say Im getting tired of this "cant fetch comment, please try again horse sh!t.
                  • ferguson99on September 2 2012, 5:27pmReplyFlag
                    Something has got to be done on Max Payne about the constant use of rocket launchers (RPG's)

                    because its stupid the amount of players just keep firing rockets and throwing grenades everywhere which I think thats what is causing so many crashes and freezes the game can't cope with so many explosions at the same time.
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