Crew Cut: Chain Gangs of 2014

Posted on January 17 2014, 1:41pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

This edition of the Crew Cut highlights some squads that are clearly staking a claim on 2014, Crews that have been banding together to collaborate and upvote each other’s custom-made Creator Jobs, Crews that had a melee Christmas with the seasonal Holiday Gifts and more.

SETTING RESOLUTIONS

A tip of the cap to all of the Crews out there who have formally laid claim to this year by pre-emptively branding themselves with ‘2014’ in their name. There’s the over 50 member deep BAF CREW 2014 of France created last fall just prior to the release of GTAV as a new incarnation of BAFC - and smaller squads such as the Chain Gang of 2014, cleverly named as a nod to one of GTAV’s signature soundtrack artists and the inspiration for the name of this particular Crew Cut edition. It will certainly be interesting to see how newer Crews like Honey Badgers 2014, GT4 V KINGZ 2014 and The Night Crew 2014 (to name just a few) flourish or flop as an exciting new year of GTA Online carries on.

MUSICAL INTERLUDE

Veteran French Crew Shine Thugz are back beating down some serious war drums in their homemade "I'm a Thug" music video , scoring YG and Meek Mill's tune to their own GTA Online thuggery.

CREW JOB CREATIONS

Anonamix and fellow Crew mates DOPEBOT and NachoWoo from the Traffickers Crew are making Deathmatch and Race Creator collaboration make a family affair as seen in their Grand Theft Thursdays video above which highlights four of their proudly created Jobs: Bloody Bankers, Mow Money Mow Problems, Roof Top Rumble and Hella Propella - a dangerous and diabolical Air Race through the RON Alternates Wind Farm that you can see in action from 1:37 on in the clip. Way to go in collaborating, supporting and promoting the custom Jobs of your brethren.

Created by Crew Leader Socketz and Commissioner Noru122 from Consumer Products [OCPC] in collaboration with YouTuber lazarus spade we see a full on weapons-check exhibition in two vicious Deathmatches: Back Alley Beatdown and Bridge Too Far - an "all out war" that shows off exactly what happens when push comes to shove on a narrow bridge packed with high-explosive playthings in Raton Canyon.

CALLBACKS & CALL-OUTS

Upon reading our feature on Reddit Crews, Commissioner AlienJulius of the Reddit 360 V Crew (REDT) contacted us as if to say, "challenge!"  Looking at their Subreddit, you'll find a gracious and classy Crew that has it together, with pep talks, organized sports-themed game nights and even discussions about how to get mentioned in this Newswire column.

Crew Lieutenant Classabear of the highly involved FIBS MOST WANTED reached out to us to let us know that while other Crews do their best to avoid being left black and blue, MSTW embrace Rockstar North Studio’s colors fully to represent themselves as a strictly active (inactives get the boot) 300 member outfit networking on all fronts through Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. They also participate in various Crew activities and awesome photo-shoots which is made evident by their submitted GTA Online style shard art above.

Clan mXm (MXMR) dropped us a line via Mouthoff about their close-knit group that's relatively new to the Social Club scene. They've existed as a gaming clan for nearly a decade before deciding to take their talents to Los Santos in GTA Online. The level of commitment and seriousness these guys have is impressive. They have an official appreciation letter and patch (seen below) they send out as part of inducting new members and their loyalty even transcends simply gaming together - Associate Lieutenant Officer626 from the mXm affiliate Crew L S Police Division relayed, "A good example of our dedication to each other came with Hurricane Katrina. In the aftermath of the hurricane, two of our members were left displaced and with nothing. In an effort to respond, the clan organized monetary donations and aid from all of our members as well as the other clans we had come to know to help them out, something we look back proudly on today."
Salute.

SLAY BELLS RING

Finally, here's a little roundup of just some of the fun that we saw Crews getting into with the Holiday Gifts last month (the gifts expired on January 5th with the exception of the new Snapmatic feature updates which remain available) via standout videos and Snapmatic pics.


In his own words, Australia Illuminati (ORDO) Crew Leader PaxSierraMike went on a "festive rampage, chock-full of holiday spirit".

  
DiorNation came through in a snap with a slay..er sleigh full of festive pics on their Snapmatic page rockin' the green and red on everything from attire to transportation.

Hells Angel El81ite roll in with a freshly a snow-capped funtage to commemorate their eggnog fueled shenanigans. For more holiday hell-raising, also check out the Hustle Boyz Crew's thuggin' Christmas Special.

 

Previously:
Crew Cut: Family Business
Crew Cut: Lost and Found Motorcycle Clubs, IRL Crew Poses and More

Oldest
Newest
  • JACOBsoFLY64 days, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
    Are you tired of joining a random session and getting bullied? How about you join us and YOU can be the bully. If you love killing people, this is the crew for you. We are a new crew looking to make our way to the top. We do record and plan on doing gta skits in the near future, but we need people for these skits so join Park City Wavy Boyz to have some fun.
    • jahservant4 days, 20 hours agoReplyFlag
      Do you like taking out the bad guys and helping out the good guys?
      WELL check out our crew website:

      http://lordgaurangasarmy.wix.com/gaur

      GAURANGA!!
      • boss2002931 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
        guy if any one want to join my crew u can it open and we do some car shows guy we put vid on youtube come cheak us out on xbox it army boys andguy for contect talk to boss200293 on xbox 360 peace
        • RICH8051 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
          Add Abeast-2011 on psn .15 have already joined.join dinero mobb must have mic must be 14 years or older .$$$$$$$
          JOIN DINERO MOBB 150 MEMBERS ALL MIC PS3 CREW.Our members are from all over the world .We do it all use teamwork to get xp and money$$$$$
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3PfPe8pJyg
          https://twitter.com/DineroMobb https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dinero-Mobb/473969116038850 and at instagram Dinero_Mobb
          • I was just wndering if i can join a crew so get back to me if i can join
            • BlackMofo121 day, 14 hours agoReplyFlag
              @RaginGamer101 Homie! If you a true homie, den hit me up dawg! I'm reppin' the Wolpack N166as! We got some ill cats all da way from Europe to the Canada! Add me as friend and I'll invite you dawg! But don't be stabbin' me dawg, I trust you now, but once you up on ma kool-aid, it all go downhill from there. Aight dawg, PEACE!
          • Vespucci Beach Novas are looking for recruits right now, we are a new outfit with the power to emerge quickly and we would like you to be apart of the power, and profit raise.. Anyone interested add me as a friend on here or add my psn xXDemonSaintXx
            • murkyHendrix2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
              The BNDS is small. The BNDS is small because we are the elite. We are the death hand of the Gurus. Our allies are powerful and influential. We specialize in combat and sport. Several of our members are within the top 1000, 500, 100, or even top ten of different sports ranking, globally. Looking for people who know how to have their friends' backs. When I go to ammunation to strap up, the jammer is posted up outside, looking for people on the creep. If nothing else, our logo is bad arse.

              The BNDS is about is about chaos and crime, but in a classy way. A good example; I was bringing a vehicle Simeon had requested down to the docks. Another player aced me, jacked the ride and got the money. Then he sent me half the money, hahahah. I couldn't be mad. That's classy.

              Anyway, the BNDS does not have too many rules, but the ones we do are serious.
              - Our closest allies are the Golf Gurus. We don't just refrain from attacking them, we protect them.
              * Do not ever quit a game, no matter how badly you are losing. Sometimes there are server problems. Members caught dipping out of games or activities will be demoted at the least. Honor before death.

              For poops and giggles we'll kill each other and mess about sometimes, just don't take it seriously or be to serious about attacking. Good work and bringing in talent is rewarded.

              You're either cool or you're not. If you have game in a fight, sports, or racing..everyone can bring something to the table and we're always looking for solid people. Which so far, is all we have..
              • degs..2 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                Kronik Creators are looking for new members, we are racers at heart with over 100 Kronik created races of various styles ranging from GP and TT races to Off-road and monster truck races. We're looking for people with a passion for racing and creative flare.. Jon us here http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/kronik_creators
                • Robert3952 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                  Attention all Canadian players ps3 and Xbox Canada Crime Familys is now looking for new recruits if your 18+ and have mic available to use come join us and message Robert395 for details looking forward to meet you all
                  • WHYTEBOI_2042 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                    CANADIAN MOBBSTAZ IS NOW RECRUITING!!! We are a PS3 all CANADIAN 18+ Crew with mics. And we will also be excepting PS4 members when it's released. If interested inbox us. We look forword to playing with you all
                    • BIGDLOONEY3 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                      they should make it to where each member pays five bucks into the crew fund every time they paid rent.
                      then we could buy crew tanks or attack choppers with the crew paint job. maby a crew ammo cache.
                      I just want my crew to be protected.
                      DARK RAIDERS PMC
                      • TypicalAge3 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                        Message me if you want to join a crew of leaders. 1NC0RP0RATED LEADERZ.... LINK... Leaderz NEVER Follow!!!!!
                        • retrokid2333 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                          join my crew check it out
                          • superOsvaldo1 month, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                            Join Tough Bullets on PS3
                            motto: mess with a single one of us and KAPOW!!! You're down!
                            We're an active crew that likes to dominate the sessions and go on adventures
                            We have tons of fun.
                            We like to do all game types, capture, deathmatch, last man standing, race, custom creator games, and a bunch of other activities. In free mode we like to do cool stuff and explore the city and do fun/new things.
                            We will protect you and you will get allies
                            With lots of skilled members in our crew. We will give the best protection we can give. With our highest ranking member legit is 345.
                            We have experience with taking down any vehicle or person. We know how to roll, we know how to pilot jets, buzzards, and every other vehicle. We have access to tanks, limos, barracks, all those awesome vehicle for our adventures or other purposes. So if your some low rank that needs protection or someone that wants allies that are one man armies, your in luck. So when in free mode, we got you. If you are a low rank, we will give you training.
                            We are on daily
                            We play daily! We won't leave you hanging. I always invite crew members so we can have fun. With all the members we have in this PS3 exclusive crew, a good chance you will find other members, especially if your in US. But we have members from around the world, so either way its all good
                            We're active
                            Everyone in this crew is active. We're not like those 1000 crews or 400s member crew where most of them aren't even active and there's crew killing going on. We are all active!

                            So if any of this interests you, join Tough Bullets
                            only on PS3
                            But first you have to remember these rules
                            Have crew active and no crew killing.
                          • Nutty413on June 28 2014, 5:26pmReplyFlag
                            Hey man I run a Crew on Ps3 LK Renegades were active daily and we put in work.. You should hit me up Were looking to spar with other crews and maybe form some alliances.. Let me Know My PSN is Nutty413
                            • Nutty413on June 26 2014, 7:20pmReplyFlag
                              LK Renegades are looking for crews to spar with on ps3. Were on everyday... 4vs4 6vs6 8vs8 we have numbers... So Hit me up if interested
                              • TheGooseIsLoose4on June 22 2014, 2:38amReplyFlag
                                A good crew starts with a great crew emblem. I really hope they will allow us to import custom emblems created in Photoshop or Illustrator again. This crew is an example of a crew that has been featured for being great but has used the SVG hack to create a custom emblem outside the official editor. Why can't other crews aspire to be this great?
                              • GGreenCrewon June 21 2014, 8:00pmReplyFlag
                                Sup Guys! :D
                                My crew is a Original Grove St crew back from San Andreas,Against any other Crew in Any game at Any time.
                                Atm were looking for:
                                Members (Muscle to put in work) and Reps just to get our Crew known a bit.If you want to join it is Open not Invite Only.I don't really care for who joins apart from You must have a Good Enough K.D and over level 20 so you can properly Defend yourself from other crews.
                                We basically want our Crew to be known and get bigger! :D
                                ( Add me if you want! :) )
                                http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/g_green_crew
                              • SoCalDopey_805on June 12 2014, 9:43pmReplyFlag
                                im looking for co crew leaders who are down to represent southern california full time
                                • DarkMadison8819on June 12 2014, 9:03pmReplyFlag
                                  Recruiting for Th3 Black Dahlias

                                  Looking for

                                  1.ACTIVE MEMBERS-Active on GTA5 and Social Club
                                  2.OVER THE AGE OF 17+ up (Only Mature people please)
                                  3.LOYAL-TRUTHFUL-HONORABLE, MEMBERS
                                  4.WILLING TO FOLLOW OUR RULES
                                  5.NO KILLING CREW MEMBERS AT ALL!!

                                  Our crew colors are Red and Gold,

                                  We use Tanks when needed so Hope you have a tank!!

                                  We are XBOX 360 ONLY!!

                                  Look after your crew mates.If they need you go help them no matter what!

                                  Also RESPECT IS KEY in this crew!!!

                                  If you can follow all of our rules then your find yourself ranking up in this crew fast!
                                  LOAD ALL COMMENTS

                                  Leave a Comment

                                  Social Club Crews

                                  For Max Payne 3 to Grand Theft Auto V and beyond, Crews are groups of Social Club members who form persistent teams to compete and earn rewards in-game and on the Social Club website. Create a Crew or join one now - here are some Crews we've featured in the Crew Cut here at the Newswire:

                                  Rockstar Warehouse

                                  Rockstar on Instagram

                                  Follow us on Instagram (rockstargames) to see original photos including events, sneak peeks of collectibles and much more.