Crew Cut: Season's Beatings

Posted on December 31 2012, 12:46pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club

As Old Man Winter tightens his icy grip outside, Social Club Crews have continued to keep warm with regular southbound trips to the hot and hazy multiplayer grottos of São Paulo in Max Multiplayer. To celebrate the season and in the spirit of giving, we've hooked up all members of Social Club with a little stocking stuffer in the form of the awesome new Human Skull, accessible via the Head Items section of your Loadouts. After this past Saturday's Max Payne 3 Social Club Multiplayer Event, we also introduced Event-specific Crew leaderboards for the very first time on the Social Club Multiplayer Events page, alongside our usual individual Player leaderboards. The chance to unlock another skull, the fearsome Wedding Skull, by placing in the top 10 private Crews brought the best of Social Club Crews out in force, with everyone allowed to join in all the games. We'll have more chances to unlock these skulls coming in January. This week on the Crew Cut we take a look at who the winning Crews were in our second Social Club Winter Calendar Event, and which squads are catching our eye for the very first time with performances that left their opponents strung up like fairy lights. We've also rounded up some fine and festive seasonal Crew Emblems we found further below.

Makavell from Slaughterhouse sent in this pic of him preparing for his nuptials. Ah, romance.


With the awesome Wedding Skull to fight for, Crews were repping hard to cement their place at the top of the leaderboards. The Ice Cold Assassins Crew impressively snuck into the top 10 private PS3 Crews with just five members. This came as no surprise after the plucky Free Aimers proved themselves admirably in a recent bout against the Rockstar Dev Crew, showing us the speed and accuracy with which they maintain their 90% Feud win percentage. However the most astonishing performance in the entire event was by two-man Crew Black Shadow. This deadly duo worked harder than Saint Nick on Christmas Eve to finish 10th overall on the PC Crew Event leaderboards; respect to leader BermsBertDualShk for also finishing eighth on the PC Player leaderboards.


Black Shadow are just one of a host of Crews who have not yet received the recognition that they clearly deserve here in the Crew Cut report. Two more Crews that have never been featured are Kung Foo Fighters and Dixie Gaming League, coming in 8th and 9th respectively on the Xbox leaderboards during the event. Kung Foo Fighters Crew recently snuck into the top 20 of all Xbox Crews worldwide, and are making a play for the big dogs. Meanwhile the Dixie Gaming League's vocal leader, MONSTRO1988, shouts out his "heritage, not hatred" Crew faithfully here in comments on the Newswire. Monstro is a professed Loadout connoisseur and strong opponent to the current trend towards dual-wielding amongst Max Payne 3 players. The tactic seems to be effective as Monstro himself placed 9th on the individual leaderboards. Solid work, there.

Three more Crews new to this column caught our eye during the event. Fight Fire With Fire made it to 70th place on the Xbox leaderboards with just three members. Having recently added a fourth, their future appears to be bright. The ironically named Peacekeepers Crews were anything but during the event as they made it into the top 10 private Crews on PC. A full 40,000 XP ahead of the Russian Bears Team, Peacekeepers have just 102 members, so if you're a PC player looking for a Crew to join up with so you can rock the Wedding Skull, these might be your guys. The Order of the Dragon pushed to 7th on the PC boards, and we're big fans of the competitive-but-attitude evident in the feed of their Crew's profile page: "Any Crews looking for a challenge, or a display of good sportsmanship, you are welcome to join us." Quite refreshing to see a Crew showing goodwill to all.



With Christmas just around the corner, we're pleased to see a few Crews getting in the spirit already with well-placed Santa hats giving a festive feel to some classic Social Club emblems. The YRA and S-13 Brasil are committed not only in their Emblem Editor practice but in their Social Club Events performances as well, with both of them earning their right to sport the Wedding Skulls over the Holiday Season. The YRA Crew's British Bulldog can show off his new mustache proudly after they finished top of the PS3 private Crews during the Event. Meanwhile, the S-13Brasil Crew's emblem cries reddened tears for the fallen, but the 2,465 Kills they racked up during the event proves every word of their cerebral motto: "Nenhum obstaculo e tao grande se sua vontade de vencer for maior" ("No obstacle is too great, if the desire to win is greater"). 


We leave you this week with an awesome rendition of the GTAV "Beach Weather" girl by ErnestoRock2 given a suitable Christmas twist by Sweeeet55 for Consumer Products Crew. Not only do they have a sweet emblem, but as the only Crew on Xbox to beat the 121,000 strong hordes of the Payne Killers Crew members, Consumer Products were top of the tree on the Xbox Event leaderboards. With well over 4,100 Feuds won, it should come as no surprise. Sons of GTA didn't make it onto any of the Event leaderboards, but we must give respect for the holiday-themed version of their emblem featuring the men of GTAs past. You'll have to make room for three more in there next year, lads!


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  • YoungLordGon October 21 2013, 11:02pmReplyFlag
    Yo yo yo What really good with ya gamers and hackers wanna be part of ride or die,get down or lay down Gta V crew on ps3 The Base Godz "BASE"; We not your normal crew. WE ARE A FAMILY A Real Mob Aka The Mafia..Become one of us and its blood in blood out. Rise to Don ake Godfather Rank and hold the family down against weak crews and disloyal gangs.Lets get rich and kill trying, Because a BaseGodz never die we multiply.Send request to join on the Rockstar Social Club website.
    • Pain2324on April 5 2013, 3:44amReplyFlag
      • jayjayAssassinon April 3 2013, 4:43pmReplyFlag
        Hey R* i have a few ideas for multiplayer i know this is off-topic but i gotto leave it out.You said that crews will still be active in Grand theft auto 5 what about if you get in a crew war but the gangs your fighing with have better weapons and we'll be able to rob state of the art millitary equipment apaches,tanks,hummves,jets,ammo,etc :D
        • ADropInTheOceanon January 12 2013, 7:34amReplyFlag
          Dat Pink Floyd crossed hammers emblem.

          Well played, Fight Fire with Fire crew.
          • BIG_EDZOon January 13 2013, 3:14pmReplyFlag
            @ADropInTheOcean Thanks man. I was waiting for someone to recognize it. Pink Floyd and Metallica, my 2 favorite bands of all time.
        • buffarion January 7 2013, 1:34pmReplyFlag
          @R* fix your site, i can't reply to any comment on my ipad
          • R* Kon January 8 2013, 10:07amReplyFlag
            @buffari Drop us an email at with a description of what's happening and we'll look into it for you.
          • jayjayAssassinon April 15 2013, 1:06amReplyFlag
            @ Hey R* i have a few ideas for multiplayer i know this is off-topic but i gotto leave it out.You said that crews will still be active in Grand theft auto 5 what about if you get in a crew war but the gangs your fighing with have better weapons and we'll be able to rob state of the art millitary equipment apaches,tanks,hummves,jets,ammo,etc :D
        • Z31TG315Ton January 7 2013, 7:06amReplyFlag
          errrmmm u say ...its ok to make videogame like Crash Bandicoot, but violence with bloods isnt cool....
          ey maan what are u doing here, dis ain´t the disney-forum
          correct me if i misunderstood something in your speech
          • SeriousDragonon January 7 2013, 7:02amReplyFlag
            Hey R*, will be in this event Arcane Skull Mask?
          • bananawriston January 6 2013, 11:23pmReplyFlag
            ive been looking for a half hour for info about deathmatch in heaven cant find anything. what day will we know the release date
            • R* Kon January 7 2013, 9:58amReplyFlag
              @bananawrist We haven't announced a release date yet but stay tuned - we hope you have more info for you in the next week.
          • KingKoshanon January 6 2013, 8:56pmReplyFlag
            Us free aim players are a community... The reason people are dissapearing one b one is because of the free aim servers. Every game is laggy no matter what internet you have and plus its nobody's fault but the servers. And i believe soft lock servers are much better and more balanced because free aim is just a joke kicked out of every game, connection problems blah blah... Not worth it to go on, and I dont want to contact support. Total waste of time.
            • GoOfyPUNK612on January 8 2013, 1:40amReplyFlag
              @KingKoshan What's up King. Yeah it's not only free aim but the soft lock as well that is laggy with connection issues, game freezes, mass kicks of players and all that other crap. Then you got all the idiots with their mics or crap mail calling you a lagger and whatnot when in fact it's the crappy servers that is the problem. I can play any of my other games online and not have problems but when I put in Max Payne there's always some kind of issue going on.
          • SeriousDragonon January 6 2013, 2:18pmReplyFlag
            You're welcome.
            • lunk_Don January 6 2013, 10:08amReplyFlag
              why are you asking me out?
              • DutchStoneron January 6 2013, 5:56amReplyFlag
                R* WTF! WHY CANT I USE A CIGAR IN MY EMBLEM?? I see a cigar in the crewcut emblems, so whats the problem????????????????????
                • SeriousDragonon January 6 2013, 10:23amReplyFlag
                  @DutchStoner Drugs are not allowed to make for emblem. And you to compare with cubana cigar is horrible idea, that prove you are d umb when you smoke weed to much. Yeah, i am talking about that what you wrote that comment almost 1 week ago for british dog with cigar is allowed. Drugs sux and cause damage and addiction. 500 000 peoples die of drugs every year, so drugs and alchohol sux, i hope Obama will remove that and catch all criminals in America, in Russia when police catch drug dealer he be forever in jail. I hope in America will be same soon, like in UK and Europe.
                • DutchStoneron January 6 2013, 10:30amReplyFlag
                  @SeriousDragon Right.....
                • PIMPAXon January 7 2013, 4:58amReplyFlag
                  @SeriousDragon Man, u r speech is ok but u know, there are some countries on earth where it's legal, so please. Yes, drugs are bad and all but here we are talking about an emblem with a cigar. Yes 500 000 persons die of drugs. Yes, but there is also some millions who die with cars, some folks die from making jogging... And how many people die of handgun, military rifle and all that stuff. MP3 is clearly all about guns and strategies for killing "with style" and if possible with the mass-murderer style.
                • SeriousDragonon January 7 2013, 6:11amReplyFlag
                  @PIMPAX Thats where all parents are against videogames. Peoples should work om something else, not videogames. I mean, its ok to make videogame like Crash Bandicoot, but violence with bloods isnt cool.
                • zedder13on January 7 2013, 11:37amReplyFlag
                  @SeriousDragon durka durka?
              • lunk_Don January 6 2013, 3:36amReplyFlag
                everybody knows useing a female avatar has its advantages but as a MAN i refuse to lower myself to useing this tactic so ive come up with some ideas that might even the playing field. first the female avatars should have huge asses so there not so hard to hit. second they cant carry the heavyer weapons and have smaller loadout bars. third we should have a bumb bimbo item that causes all female avatars to forget how to hold a weapon properly and shoot themselves in th foot or somthing, see how many tranny are running around with these options avalible
                • brokeweirdoon January 6 2013, 9:22amReplyFlag
                  @lunk_D Let me guess, you don't have a girlfriend
                • R* Aon January 7 2013, 1:40pmReplyFlag
                • lunk_Don January 8 2013, 2:27pmReplyFlag
                  @ if u guys think thats funny i got some laurel and hardy dvds that will amuse you, that is if you can pull yourselfs away from watching spoungbob squarpants with your moms
                • brokeweirdoon January 9 2013, 2:25pmReplyFlag
                  @lunk_D I think it's hilarious that you sound like a huge male chauvinist tool then you aren't man enough to get laughed at and your feelings get hurt. Grow up little kid.
                • R* Aon January 9 2013, 5:12pmReplyFlag
                  @brokeweirdo Guys, quit the bickering. And @brokeweirdo there's no need to spam your insult at the top of the comment thread here. @lunkdawarrior your comment was especially amusing considering your Brucie avatar, whilst calling women bimbos. Hopefully you can see the humor in that. Thanks, you two.
              • brokeweirdoon January 5 2013, 7:01pmReplyFlag
                Yup!! Hahaha!!
                • Jasper0548on January 5 2013, 2:08pmReplyFlag
                  He Rockstar, in which month is GTA V coming out??
                  • Evolution24_7on January 5 2013, 12:22pmReplyFlag
                    Greatest trickshot in MP3 history bro =)
                    • Mr-23e44on January 5 2013, 11:02amReplyFlag
                      @brokeweirdo. Well said man
                      • brokeweirdoon January 5 2013, 8:23amReplyFlag
                        People quit complaining on what others use in their load outs or strategies. If its in the game use it and if you can't beat someone using a certain load out or strategy, maybe you just aren't as good as you thought you were and you need to learn to adapt a little better. People are quick to call everyone a "camper" or a "noob" or whatever. Fact is you just can't beat them with what you've got and if you keep falling for their tricks quit whining. Bottom line is its how you finish at the end of the match that will give you an indication of your own abilities in any competition. Own up to your personal flaws and quit blaming everyone else because you got your azz handed to you.
                        • GunzAblazzinon January 5 2013, 10:31amReplyFlag
                          @brokeweirdo i agree and also a true skilled pro , should have the ability and skill and strategy to deal with all types of players no matter how they do to try and defeat you . every one thinks they are the best in this game lol . rock star in my opinion made a mistake makin these pages fore comments they appear to be for boasters and cryers . like a bunck of little old ladies complaining cause the neighbours dog is pi---sing on their lawn .
                        • BaronSamedi911on January 5 2013, 8:19pmReplyFlag
                          @GunzAblazzin they either comment here or quit in-game loll you sore loosers adapt or go play cod.... Its just sad how the game rocks but have a rubbish fan base all 13yo crying because of a gun or a tactic .....Childs leave this game its for mature people only
                        • KingKoshanon January 5 2013, 8:47pmReplyFlag
                          @GunzAblazzin Now that I can agree to!
                      • LAgamer4lifeon January 4 2013, 8:49pmReplyFlag
                        When will the next crew cut be active, schedule, or beginning? . . . My crew been waiting 4month for our glory chance on the battlefield to wipe R* Dev out their messy connection server! ^^ . . . i have already sent one and we should be on your record our name Mp3 killers on the next one because you messaged it!!... we just waiting on when you want 2 schedule it!!!!!!!! just wondering! :D thank you.
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