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

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  • imsuavei8522 hours, 35 minutes agoReplyFlag
    BANDIT GANG GOONIES WE ACTIVE YALL LINK UP
    • Susat2045 days, 15 hours agoReplyFlag
      COMMANDO XLIV (44)
      Come and join the mercenary crew. All members wear the same types of military style clothing and look Ally as F**K.
      Contact Susat204 or Ville629
      New members who play regularly will promote quickly.
      • Lets do it b
        • Join my crew: Zolo Squad
          • juda3171 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
            @PoloZolo Let's band together, My crew is the Organized Killaz (crew tag: OKZ1) , we would do damage as I am a 1 man army, I've run off crews of 5 or more in one lobby by my damn self.
        • EdHardBody2 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
          Anyone like to join my crew? "Gta Uks No1" add me: EdHardBody

          Dress code is anything you like, dont kill crew members add them all as friends.
          We have members running high RP and money missions round the clock and members that are willing to help.
          We have a nice group of killers such as myself but we need more.
          You dont have to be English everyone is welcome white, black, yellow or green. We no how to have fun and we can run the streets NO TANKS
          Thanks for reading. Enjoy your gaming.
          • All bout that Merica Crew!
            • mookie0493 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
              TOP HAT MAFIA IS A NEW CLUB RECRUITING MEMBERS WE PLAY DAILY AND DO A LOT OF SURVIVALS, MISSIONS AND RACES. INTERESTED IN MAKING MONEY RANKING UP AND HAVING A GOOD TIME? JOIN US IN OUR QUEST TO RUN LOS SANTOS.
              • PepperButler3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                Join my crew and together we will start the Corgi UPRISING!
                • xPHANTOMXHUNTERxon March 16 2014, 12:47pmReplyFlag
                  JOIN DRUG-LORDS OF LS---http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/drug-lords_of_ls

                  We are the biggest Drug lord crew in Los Santos and we are looking to further dominate GTA ONLINE. We want active members that will help out in crew activites, and ride to die members. Soon we will gather a heist Team and take on the game. We will also do crew events that will be put on our YOUTUBE channel when we get that up and running
                  • Taisuraon March 13 2014, 11:42amReplyFlag
                    Yo im in need of loyal soldiers that are commited an active, an would like to be apart of a crew, my current membas have lost faith so im out recruiting again, If u want to be apart of me, Please dont hesitate to join or send friend request, My gamertag is SSJ Taisura an Krew name is SSJ M-Kulture Where all is welcome, cheers :)
                    • redautoon March 6 2014, 1:15amReplyFlag
                      MONGOLS MC SA RECRUITMENT VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z00xDzalJE
                      • Alaskansguccon March 5 2014, 4:19pmReplyFlag
                        Is there a way to make it so no one Ellis can use the emblem I made I saw people that aren't in my crew with it
                        • HJBWRECKER456on March 5 2014, 11:18amReplyFlag
                          Seeking brothers to join a new Mc. Mainly those who have good tdm skills. Message me for invite http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/trojan_mc
                          • AdamPerezon March 2 2014, 10:07pmReplyFlag
                            Hello I'm an active player looking for a pro crew that always has something to do. I'm bored and need a challenge reply to me or send me a message about a crew you got or whatever my gamer tag for Xbox is Hello Im Boots.
                            • tyke1987on March 1 2014, 11:45amReplyFlag
                              New crew Back Alley Butchers are looking for skilled loyal members. The Butchers are about making money and murder simple as that. You can expect any help you need when you join up from protection to raking up quickly, all we require is loyalty and to have your brothers back. Our page is below and because this is a fresh crew all high ranking positions are open.

                              http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/back_alley_butchers
                              • DMITRII13778on February 28 2014, 2:03pmReplyFlag
                                Рокстар где сегодняшний нормальный онлайн?(((что не день так все вылетают как пробки или ваши облака не работают..........(((((((((((((((
                                • joshieboy24on February 28 2014, 8:54amReplyFlag
                                  Creating a website twitter and facebook page for my building crew all players are welcome to join as long as you are okay with being featured in the crew website
                                  • Tortured5pirit5on February 27 2014, 10:48pmReplyFlag
                                    Alright if you wanna join a nice crew contact me. Banished Brotherhood, is the name. We are strong but filled with rules im thirteen years old and leader so if your older than 15 or younger than 11 dont ask. We need more members but if you think we are weak 1vs1 me and i will prove to you, you should join. We Need You.
                                    • iGeriyaon February 28 2014, 2:19amReplyFlag
                                      @Tortured5pirit5 Lol, I like your presentation. I'd like to 1vs1 you buddy to see what you claim, but won't join your crew since I have mine.
                                  • xX_CRIMINEL14_Xxon February 27 2014, 6:41pmReplyFlag
                                    Join our crew, http://fr.socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/the_criminal_league ( ask for invitation ). We are 74th world. Our Facebook pages, and our chain(channel) YouTube (video soon if several members want to participate) Thank you
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