Rockstar Fansites Roundup: Homebrewed Social Club ID Cards, A Deep Max Soundtrack Analysis & The Liberty Tree en Français?

Posted on October 11 2012, 11:45am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


Some French GTA fans have been having fun carrying the torch of the Liberty Tree with the publication of an unofficial fan-fiction version at liberty-tree.net.

In our latest look around the world of Rockstar game fansites at large, here's a round up a few quite cool recent bits we've found out there - including a deep analysis of HEALTH's Max Payne 3 original score and soundtrack, some nifty homebrewed Social Club ID cards, and more...

  • While we imagine the real Liberty Tree continues to publish Yesterday's News Today dutifully in Liberty City to this day, the last time readers in our own universe could peruse this News Organ was about 11 years ago this month. Thanks to some French GTA fans however, publication has resumed in an unofficial fan-fiction capacity and in the French language over at liberty-tree.net. With stories that date all the way back to 2001, and a newly emboldened editorial staff picking up the pace here in 2012, our kudos to writers Dr Emixam, MisterRed, QTquentin, NelsoN and civic666 who've been reporting on everything from fatal shootings at Maisonette 9 to national interest stories happening across the coast such as the gang troubles plaguing Los Santos and a bloody murder shaking up the small town of Angel Pine.
     
  • Longtime Max Payne fansite, PayneReactor.com goes deep, deep, deep into a study of HEALTH's Max Payne 3 original score and soundtrack with some very interesting analysis of how it was created and speculation behind the inspiration and methodology behind some particular pieces. To the author (Cypress) and all others that loved the Max soundtrack, we may release a special Behind the Scenes video to shed some official light on the process that went into the making-of. Also keep an eye out for HEALTH's official music video for "TEARS" coming soon, as the boys continue touring throughout the fall.

  • On the heels of our recent official Social Club Friend Compare feature update for Max Payne 3, AJ over at RockstarNexus.com (aka Gamerzworld here at Social Club) has put together an impressive homebrewed Social Club card generator that can display an image of your stats for either Red Dead Redemption or Max Payne 3. As long as you have your profile set to public, you can render out one of these little png images that will show your current stats at that time. The image will even update the stats shown every few hours - pretty cool to be able to proudly display game stats as a message board avatar or on your own website or blog. You can create your own at http://rockstarnexus.com/cards/ - let us know if you guys would be interested in a dynamic version of this and perhaps it's something we'll look to create as an upcoming Social Club feature.
     

Thanks as always to all the Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne and other Rockstar-centric fansites that have shown us so much support over the years. If you've published something interesting or have seen something that you think we should let fans know about in a future roundup, give us a shout at mouthoff@rockstargames.com.

Previously:
Rockstar Fansites Roundup: NightFall Video, Sticker Bombing, GTAIV Machinima, Red Dead in Liberty City Mod & GTA Fan Art

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  • FlimSurpuissanton October 12 2012, 4:58amReplyFlag
    R* can you tell me why you didn't answer my mail ?
    • R* Aon October 12 2012, 6:21pmReplyFlag
      @FlimSurpuissant We don't see any mails having been received from you. Please hit us up at mouthoff@rockstargames.com. Perhaps your message didn't go through. Cheers.
  • FugetSudo_Jron October 12 2012, 1:43amReplyFlag
    R* definately needs to join forces with RockstarNexus and make those gamercards official! Would also be a cool feature for future games as well. :)
    • pershton October 11 2012, 10:24pmReplyFlag
      Dang if I knew it was easy as making a signature generator to get featured here I would've! I've been grabbing my crew stats since we made our crew :)

      I suppose I'll make my own now and add a few more options :)
      • psmobius1on October 11 2012, 8:38pmReplyFlag
        Cheers to triple XP this weekend!! Moving on up to legend 3 and start again. :)
        Any commentCheers s on possible bonuses for reaching the varying legend levels besides the ability to earn cash which isn't really that big of a deal since you earn cash easily during normal play to buy weapons as they are unlocked??

        • xCYPRESSon October 11 2012, 5:57pmReplyFlag
          Quite the honour to see my article mentioned here on the Newswire! I hope you fans enjoyed reading it as much as I did creating it. All the effort & research that went into creating the soundtrack really needed that extra credit!
        • DrEmixamon October 11 2012, 5:30pmReplyFlag
          Why are there so many people on my website tonight ? Go ask analytics to know where they all come from… WTF Rockstargames dot f*cking com ?

          Oh my god.

          What a surprise.

          The Liberty Tree has been created on 2001 and I've been a proud member since 2002. The website became mine in 2005.

          Thank you for this news even if I will now have to manage NelsoN and civic666 who are both complaining because you didn't mention them.

          For the english speaking people around here (even for the spanish, deutsch or whatever-ish speaking ones) we are currently working on the internationalization of the site, contact us at recruitment@liberty-tree.net if interested.
          • R* Aon October 11 2012, 6:55pmReplyFlag
            @DrEmixam Voila - NelsoN and civic666 have been added above. You can let them know they have our compliments as well. Cheers!
          • DrEmixamon October 17 2012, 8:48amReplyFlag
            @ NelsoN and civic666 are happy now, I hope they will work harder in the future. :D

            Do you do internships (where ?) ? I am interested in a 3-4 month internship with Rockstar near June 2013, I'd like to know where I can send an application.
        • Tony_gramoon October 11 2012, 5:09pmReplyFlag
          How im i suppose to compare stats with friends if they were wiped out to zero another thing i wont b able to enjoy :(
          Almost 5 months of work for nothing :(
        • Anticitizen011on October 11 2012, 4:48pmReplyFlag
          I'd love having those kind of cards, but officially from you guys. :D
          • Jimmy_The_Hoboon October 11 2012, 4:45pmReplyFlag
            Rockstar, if you release the behind the scenes, you'll be forever my heroes! (you already are! haha). The soundtrack is amazing and I wanna know how HEALTH and the other people involved did it.
            • Gamerzworldon October 11 2012, 4:31pmReplyFlag
              Thanks for the love everyone and thanks R* for the shout out! As the updated article reflects, the cards do automatically update every few hours as long as you link directly to the image on the RockstarNexus server. I do want to update the cards with some different sizes and stats so you guys have more variation. I'm currently swamped with college at the moment but keep watching RockstarNexus as I should have something soon! If you have any suggestions for features or improvements, let me know here or at aj@rockstarnexus.com!
              • R* Aon October 11 2012, 7:02pmReplyFlag
                @Gamerzworld Awesome - nice work mate, thank you for all the support
            • docrikowskion October 11 2012, 4:09pmReplyFlag
              @ Rockstar
              Actually you got that wrong.
              Gamerzworld stats card do indeed update every 2 hours or so.
              They are dynamic and that's why they are great!
              You can confirm the inf here: http://www.payneforums.com/index.php/topic,1749.0.html
              Anyway, mine updates. :)
              • R* Yon October 11 2012, 4:14pmReplyFlag
                @docrikowski Our mistake. We've corrected it in the article. Thanks.
            • gman33on October 11 2012, 3:27pmReplyFlag
              Nice mag i always check it out in the game to see what kinda stuff i did and i hope they continue this option in gta5 yeahhhhhhhhh booooooy
              • toroekon October 11 2012, 2:45pmReplyFlag
                rockstargames this end of the week gonna be triple or doble xp in max payne?
                • R* Yon October 11 2012, 4:15pmReplyFlag
                  @toroek Yep, Triple XP begins tomorrow and continues all weekend! We'll have an announcement up soon...
                • noclue_42on October 11 2012, 4:29pmReplyFlag
                  @ please release the DLC tomorrow and make it so that matchmaking works at least now and then. outrageous demands, i know i know.
              • ViiniciuS_157on October 11 2012, 2:40pmReplyFlag
                People v gta fans, wake up to the new topic newswire!
                http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/45271/via-game-informer.html
                • SARDYNA108on October 11 2012, 1:50pmReplyFlag
                  R* say "hi" to Andy https://twitter.com/GI_AndyMc/status/256446546739068928/photo/1 I hope there will be some GTA V fansties included in next roundup in a few weeks or so ;)
                • scareface1970on October 11 2012, 1:44pmReplyFlag
                  This is really good reading i like it.

                  The liberty tree YEAH a news paper for gamers (lol)
                  And @ RockstarNexus.com thanks that you have made it possible for us to create our own message board avatar for websites or blogs @ http://rockstarnexus.com/cards/
                  Now we can make a message board with the best game from Rockstar - Red Dead Redemption and one from the last game MaxPayne3.

                  BTW: I hope that we get this option also for al the new games that come from R* :)

                  THNX ***Rockstar*** To Share This With Us You're The Best :D:D:D
                • SARDYNA108on October 11 2012, 1:27pmReplyFlag
                  Why there is no GTA IV/EFLC SC ID Cards? :/ For next roundup pls check some GTA V related websites and forums, make something like list of best fans ideas for the upcoming game and maybe include some, also is there anything special planned for the GTA anniversaries?
                  • Gamerzworldon October 11 2012, 4:40pmReplyFlag
                    @SARDYNA108 I wanted to do GTAIV/EFLC but there's no easy way of getting the stats. Since Rockstar doesn't provide an API, I'm having to have my server "rip" the contents of Social Club pages to get the stats for Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption. GTAIV and EFLC both use Flash for their leaderboard stuff and there's no way of searching for individual players, making it next to impossible unless I rip the entire leaderboards for every single mode....which I don't think Rockstar would like too much. :P Same goes for Midnight Club LA sadly. Hopefully the stat pages for GTAV are as friendly as Max's and Redemption's are!
                  • Marcotoon October 13 2012, 4:20pmReplyFlag
                    @Gamerzworld Gamerzworld Hello, I could put a permanent link on the front page of the wiki on RDR in Spanish? I imagine that even putting in the wiki, you will be redirected to. At least, I would like news lately because nobody enters, ... See if staff are encouraged
                • ViiniciuS_157on October 11 2012, 12:58pmReplyFlag
                  Rockstar may not be the right area, but I have a bug in my Social Club.
                  When I click to view a notification, such as "Responded Newswire to your comment," I am redirected to the same page of output of social club "http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/notifications" and I am not knowing what was notification, I'm with this problem for a month, but do not know how to warn them, could you help me?

                  Sorry my english, I'm brazilian, I used a translator.
                • BurgerShotLCon October 11 2012, 12:52pmReplyFlag
                  Hey R*, i got a question please, is it true that your releasing a '' Rockstar Games Collection '' games ? i've seen this on RockstarNexus.com

                  they said it will include:
                  Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned, Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, L.A. Noire (base game), Midnight Club: Los Angeles (complete with DLCs) and Red Dead Redemption (base game). With each game in the pack averaging at about 40-50 hours of gameplay each, it's one heck of a deal for the price of one game.

                  Please can someone reply? thanks :)
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