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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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 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.


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      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
      • BIGDLOONEY2 days, 5 hours agoReplyFlag
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        • TypicalAge4 days, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
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            • Nutty4131 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
              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
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                • TheGooseIsLoose42 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                  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?
                • GGreenCrew2 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
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                  Atm were looking for:
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                  • 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)
                    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!
                    • DiggasBossin4 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                      This Is Diggasbossin of Boss Top Shottas,, We're lookin for more recruits with Loyalty,Honor for our crew,Respect,And Ambition,,our Motta is Money,Gunz,And Mayhem,Only The Strong Survive.. So if you're lookin for a crew,or you want an Allie get in touch,, We're just lookin to have fun,and make some movie,,we don't ind no hephones,but we prefer headphones,there are rulles and regulations,so if you wanna know more,get in touch,,have a good one and get that money...
                    • jakilla101on May 29 2014, 3:57pmReplyFlag
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                      • georgemannon May 26 2014, 7:33amReplyFlag
                        Hmu if you want to join our crew "cartel del south" we dont want immature people. We do got crew colors blue or camo green! going up in the ranks so hmu on the xbox. well get this going! we enjoy killing other players and blowing up their cars ha
                        • PoloZoloon May 8 2014, 3:20pmReplyFlag
                          Sure you can train them, but join my crew PoloZolo, I need help training my other crew members.... but i can fly and drive well... but i do better in Jets though
                          • INFAMOUS_GANGSTAon May 7 2014, 3:13amReplyFlag
                            • Tyler-Slickon April 27 2014, 5:21pmReplyFlag
                              TheDawwgs are looking for new, strong, and well rounded killers on Xbox 360 and join us in our journey of dominating the streets of los santos.. We are small but will grow with your help.. We will also be doing crew Team Deathmatches regularly so remeber to keep improving your gun skill and such
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                              2. Show respect for the crew and its members treat them like family

                              3. Also just have fun...

                              No restrictions on what you wear or drive like some crews, some crew colors on cars or clothes would be nice to see but like I said no restrictions or rules to what you have to have it is your character. Feel free to express yourself

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                              • sbfvbron May 1 2014, 12:50pmReplyFlag
                                @Tyler-Slick How many current members do you have?
                              • silver8cakeon May 8 2014, 1:40pmReplyFlag
                                @Tyler-Slick I like what you do but you should train crew members that are not that good...I see value in those players they just need someone to guide them in the path of success. I then promote them back to the crew they were at from the start....
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                              • georgemannon May 26 2014, 7:30amReplyFlag
                                @Tyler-Slick wassup crew vs crew or what
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