Crew Cut: Family Portrait Gangsters & Color Coordinated Pranksters

Posted on November 4 2013, 2:04pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games
The DONZ Family Crew have hooked up a clever reinterpretation of GTAV Trailer 1 to highlight why they moved to Los Santos...


With Crews all over trying to find innovative ways to recruit members, many are turning to the tried and true power of propaganda film-making to show why their particular party is superior. The DONZ Family Crew's handiwork can be seen above, channeling Michael's narration from GTAV Trailer 1 to underscore their own Crew sentiment alongside some sweet sepia action. The LS VIGILANT3S (NAFC) Crew have distributed an inspiring sizzle reel of Team Deathmatch action that illustrates their squad's never-say-die spirit - where despite getting waxed in the early part of the clip, Commissioner codydaley comes back hard in the end racking up Kill Streaks, Power Plays and surviving Bounties all to the tune of AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill" to help turn it all up.


Meanwhile, the Blackharks (BLAK) Crew of Brazil have been using both Snapmatic and Instagram to spread their message, posting everything from solid propaganda posters to even real life custom t-shirts emblazoned with their logo as seen above. These guys seem to have a solid handle on the art of Crew branding.


After featuring the unabashedly zany
Cyclop 9 (CC99) Crew in our last Crew CutHealing in God's Herb (HIGH) Crew Leader Dockhag let us know that they're no chopped liver in the hooliganism category. This new Crew is always into something - HIGH's turn-ons include hosting their own intra-Crew Halloween photo contest in their Crew page feed, engaging in the Dockhag-created meta-sport of knife jousting, in which two people go at it with knives exclusively at Los Santos Golf Club and just generally goofing around in their signature Sprunk-green.

Crew HIGH-jinks. Clockwise from top left: The HIGH Crew's family portrait up in the Blaine County hills; an exploding car does an #epicphotobomb on amoney365; and which one of these does not belong?


The HIGH Crew above were just one of many who delivered on our request to the community to send through their best Crew family portraits - below are some of the standouts this week and we'll aim to feature more in future Crew Cuts so long as you guys keep great ones coming. Shouts to Lem0n Pledge (NONO)The Devils Within (FEAR) Crewthe SOUTH PACIFIC MAFIA (SPMA) and the East Coast Syndicate (EAST) Crew.

Clockwise from top left: The Lem0n Pledge Crew toast it up; an amazingly composed shot of The Devils Within squad, looking poised to wreak havoc in choppers; The SOUTH PACIFIC MAFIA straight chilling at the top of Mt. Chiliad; and The East Coast Syndicate's motto is 'Professionals Only' and here Crew Leader JenSpz hosts a stylish networking party in all-white.

Keep sharing your most impressive Crew portraits with the Social Club community in Newswire comments and you can also send them our way to have a look via Mouthoff.

A big shout to Redditors worldwide who've long been Crew-believers ever since the launch of Max Payne 3. We know there's a whole bunch of Reddit community Crews that are maxed out to the 300-member limit with more seemingly created all the time. We're hoping to be able to raise the member cap for large Crews like yours and others soon so that you can increase your ranks.

Other squads have been parlaying their own Subreddits to great effect as well. Leader raccoooonzzzz, who formed the Los Mapaches (RACC) Crew, just a month ago, uses their Subreddit to promote everything from news to Crew unity and even the Los Mapaches Car Show. The inviting Free Hugs II (HUGS) Crew (a sequel to the maxed out Free Hugs I) use their Subreddit mainly for membership driving and as a forum for members to ask questions and connect with each other - clearly a smart means of expanding recruitment efforts.


The good old Ganja Outlaws continue to make noise with coordinated bike outings and sweet matching green Crew cars, This week, we close out with an excellent compilation from the Club of Champions (CROC1) Crew, together since August, these guys have certainly been getting into some madness in GTA Online - enjoy:



  • Tokostevo3 days, 14 hours agoReplyFlag
    PURGE U NeonKnuckle PUNK Now recruiting .
    As long as we are your only crew your welcome. Join the Social Club or miss out on our hints and tips on how to get street rep.
    We nurture our players not use them as cannon fodder.
    We are the new guys on the block.
    PUNK or be PUNK'D
    • king-koopa883 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
      Looking for PS4 crew. Anyone recruiting?
      • manda352 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
        Looking for an outstanding, laid back, and active crew for Xbox 360
        • LegionxTheFallenon September 12 2014, 8:21pmReplyFlag
          Im recruiting i need people who are gta heads , i need strong minded individuals to help pave the road to ruling the gta universe ,
        • Killaswagg33on August 17 2014, 2:45pmReplyFlag
          i wanna put my crew members on the leader board how do i do tha help message me on xbox killaswagg33
          • GrovesLTKon August 13 2014, 6:24amReplyFlag
            am looking for loyal homies to join the Murder Familiy loyalty respect and representing the blue, Down for anything. only wear the blue. 187 fam.
            • @GrovesLTK I am wondering if I can join your crew I am good at shooting and I am an amazing driver, only just come back onto psn properly so I am a low rank but I can show you how good I am add me on psn GaMeRxEnEmYx I'll show you get back to me ASAP
          • B3ZERK79on July 31 2014, 1:12pmReplyFlag
            LOEX League Of Extremist now recruiting and training plz feel free to send me a messege our crew color is royal blue but also use metallic grey and black on most of our cars.. We do everytghing missions battles races etc..
            • MafiaConsigliereon July 23 2014, 1:53amReplyFlag
              The Fortune Family now recruiting! Check out the crew. Only the ones who are into Mafia or Rap.
              • Ganzogon July 22 2014, 2:45amReplyFlag
                PSN: BoneyDeadPeople, TailsDoii Call me a kid... Call me a 12 year old or a 5 year old whatever, I'm not but who cares... we are TeamRocketG! The most elite of all! Wanna join the bad guys at their best? look no further! We are a crew dedicated to the misery of other players! we wreck and destroy, cause havoc wherever we go, and we are looking for brethren to join us in the fight to rule over everyone and everything. On all the time we are armed with Mics and Guns to ruin anyone in our way! If you would like to join us, message the two PSNs above... and prepare for trouble!
                • RorySocialClubon July 21 2014, 1:36pmReplyFlag
                  Anybody know the name of the MC crew with the apache emblem? think its a skull and war bonnet (feathered head gear) If anyone knows please message me.
                  • ALFA_gr8ATmw2on July 19 2014, 3:17amReplyFlag
                    We are legitimate and true to our cause..... to rid the online world of noobs and to create veterans. The UNION_ALCHEMISTS are looking for anyone who is willing to play for the legitimate cause... we earn money and RP quick without glitches and hacks... all in preperation. Those amongst the first 40 people will be automatically promoted determined by their capabilities on the battle field. We can only hope that you make the right decision and join us in the struggle to maintain order online. New recruits unfamiliar with the online world will be privately tutored. As benifit, those "noobs" will amerge war veterans and will graps the rank on Liutenent. As the arrival of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare approaching... leadership of the crew will be passed down... we hope that you can survive the virtual world because without us, you're nothing. -PLAY STATION 3
                    • MRNUGGZzon July 17 2014, 6:47amReplyFlag
                      TheSickMadeVeterans is open to join PS3

                      TheSickMadeVeterans are currently seeking new active dedicated members

                      We have high and low ranks, we run big RP big money missions for low rank crew members so if your new to GTAonline just ask a high rank member to run some missions.

                      Respect other crew members, NO crew killing , male/female welcome

                      TheSickMadeVeterans !!!
                      • B3ZERK79on July 16 2014, 4:10pmReplyFlag
                        League of extremists "LOEX " is looking for active players who are interested in joining and setting up a good wrecking team.. I will help you rank up and earn you money I will also train you for combat on the field.. Pl message me or add me if any questions "Xbox live only"
                        • LcPd123456789on July 15 2014, 7:52pmReplyFlag
                          if you like police roleplay then message I AM DR3Y or TheMedicAST for more information. XBOX360
                          • SopranoFanon July 15 2014, 10:30amReplyFlag
                            LS Commission is now KobraKahn n tell him Richie sent ya
                            • JA-IWMCon July 13 2014, 9:20amReplyFlag
                              BLACK BEES MC (PSN) are looking for active members to join amongst the ranks of the bees. the black bees have only just been created, and have arrived at Los Santos fresh of the boat. members who are actively seeking membership must (PM MYSELF OR iHelpless) we intend to create a MC that is worth creating not some waste of time crew that ends up getting deleted or members leave. we intend to only have 20 members maybe a few more so we know all our brothers that we ride with. and that will be our strength knowing all your brothers and training together will do some good we intend to be a small but very skilled and aggresive MC.

                              Why did we make this crew.?- to split away from all the other biggger crews, we intend to destroy most of them

                              (ALSO WE NEED THE FIRST 9)
                              • superOsvaldoon July 2 2014, 1:35amReplyFlag
                                Join Tough Bullets on PS3
                                motto: mess with a single one of us and KAPOW!!! You're down!
                                crew color: yellow
                                We're an active crew that dominates the sessions and have fun.
                                Always on adventures and having a good time.
                                We will help protect you/you will get allies
                                With some very skilled players/one man armies, we take down anything, vehicle or person. No matter how many people we will take them down. We have some very high ranks legit. So you always got someone in battle if your with us, we are skilled, we know how to roll. Throw campers at us, we'll take them down, cheap shots we'll take down, we are a crew and stick together. So yes, we have some skilled rollers. We know how to pilot jets and drive, experience with everything, and we have access to super cool pegasus vehicles. And if your a low rank, don't worry, we can train you, you will get better.
                                We have tons of fun.
                                We do cool things in free mode and we do loads of other things, capture, deathmatch, missions, races, last man standing. crew vs crew, all that. Always having fun.
                                We're active and have a lot of members and we play daily.
                                We always have someone to play with when we go online. There are always members online. You will make a ton of new friends. Why join a giant crew where nobody is active mixed on both xbox and PS3 and nobody is online when you can join this loyal crew with members always online. And we got a cool emblem.
                                Exclusively on PS3
                                We will also help you make money and rp.
                                We have mics, but if you don't have one we do text chat for those that don't.

                                have crew active
                                no crew killing

                                So join us and go on awesome adventures with us.
                                See you on the battlefield!!

                                -Tough Bullets
                                • xm4hxNitedogon June 22 2014, 2:05pmReplyFlag
                                  XBL. Booze Riders MC is looking for active players to prospect and earn your cut, We deal with Just about every major and most minor MC since The start the GTAV. We offer Two chapters, San andreas(mother chapter) and Grand Senora Desert. GSD is a Free Aim Only chapter. We Have Great friends and allies, with that comes one of the biggest list of MC's so you better be able to handle yourselves both in battle and on the road. And most of the time we are being recorded in both so we keep it tight and you can learn too. When you ride with BRMC your name is known by all. Just stop by our pages see if you like what you hear. BRFL!






                                  If you have any questions or No doubt you want to join message me.

                                  BRMC GSD Secretary / Treasurer
                                  xM4Hx nitedog
                                  • Patto-shing1010on June 22 2014, 7:16amReplyFlag
                                    check out Dogg Men the crew who supply weapons an drugs
                                    • AmmoAddict316on June 21 2014, 6:37pmReplyFlag
                                      (PS3) Llamando a todos los LATINOS! Unanse con 'LOS REYES DEL SUR'!!!
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