Crew Cut: Latest Live-Stream Battles, Return of the Homage and More...

Posted on May 1 2014, 12:07pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This edition of the Crew Cut features recaps of our latest rounds in the live-stream Crew vs. Crew series, along with more Hollywood inspiration and re-creation, plus all the latest Crew-themed videos.

LIVE BATTLES: THUG VS. ORDO

Crews have been coming out in force looking to settle their differences and prove their supremacy over each other in the official Rockstar Twitch channel live-stream Crew vs. Crew Battle Series. After a fun, but somewhat lopsided skirmish between the Traffickers (TRFK) and Le Kops (KOPS) we were recently treated to a faceoff between a couple of Crew Cut vets from opposite corners of the globe: France's Shine Thugz (THUG) and the Australia Illuminati (ORDO).

ORDO Leader PaxSierraMike was up and at 'em at 6:30 am local time to not only play with the rest of his Crew but to also chat with us on Skype, sharing photos and videos while letting us know what they're all about. When these gangs got down to the action though, THUG emerged as the favorite in any Job requiring guns and ORDO seemed to have the leg up on Races. THUG took the first Job in a tight one at 41-32 (the Land Race Stars in Your Eyes) and from there, THUG continued to build up momentum and a growing lead. Despite some solid racing work from ORDO down the stretch, THUG came out the victors, 953-625. Much respect to the blokes in ORDO who acted with nothing but graciousness and honor in defeat.

LIVE BATTLES: KOAR VS. PBNK

After an unofficial, unsanctioned match of their own in which they dominated the ALL BOUT PAPER (ABPG) Crew in a series of Team Deathmatches, the Los Vagos Banditos (PBNK) wanted to take their skills to a larger stage against the Killers On A Rampage (KOAR). With PBNK ranking 50th in TDMs and KOAR ranked 55th (both in Free Aim), this looked to have all the makings of an intense Crew Battle. However, KOAR lived up to their name, dominating from the start and winning all 10 Jobs in this Capture-heavy playlist en route to a convincing 973-713 victory.

LIVE BATTLES: GTAF VS. XKSA

This past Friday, the stream saw the folks from the popular GTAForums (GTAF) fan forum take on the Killer Smoking Aces (XKSA) in a series of 10 handpicked Jobs. Despite a tough exterior and a big endorsement from member-for-a-day PlayRockstar2, XKSA fell behind GTAF right from the start and never quite recovered. After Desu_Nei killed XKSA Leader trill81 in Kortz LTS it was official - GTAF won 938-794. 

Think your outfit should be given a shot on the next live-stream broadcast? Send us a link to your Crew page, preferred platform and what makes your squad stand out at CrewChallenges@rockstargames.com.

GOIN' VINEWOOD 2: CREW CUT BOOGALOO

As noted in the previous edition of the Cut and a recent collection of fan pics, the world of Los Santos and Blaine County has served as fertile ground for some fun recreations from iconic film scenes and album covers.

First up, the Warriors Gang (1IWI) give us this trippy ode to the 1998 cult fave Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - an adaptation of the 1972 Hunter S. Thompson book. It's as if IWIKongZilla and company were actually on ether. You can also check out their homage to Top Gun with P-996 Lazers, set of course to the recognizable sounds of "Danger Zone" from Captain Loggins himself.

And as seen below, the LXG Crew (LXGC) recently posted Snapmatics of their own interpretation of the famous walking scene from Reservoir Dogs. As cool as it is in isolation, watching their behind the scenes footage of the photo shoot will give you an even better appreciation for the effort that goes into these.

Meanwhile, the SOYAPANGO (SOYA) Crew decided to take on something a bit more obscure. Inspired by a Honda Odyssey commercial with an old school feel, SOYA created their own Respect the Van vid - complete with action shots and the theme song from The A-Team. While their version might not match the original shot for shot, the Crew certainly took a good idea ran with it... hitting every barricade and stunt jump along the way.

CREWS ON FILM

We've also noticed an upward trend in the number of Crew-themed music videos lately. Here, the Hood Donz (DONZ) Crew interprets 50 Cent's "Straight to the Bank" with an excellent use of Crew colors and music video clichés. Also check out the Mob Up DTA (MOB1) Crew's intimidating yet wonderfully color-coordinated Crew music video featuring "F*** All Dis S***" by Quake.

Set to "Go with the Flow" by MC3 soundtrack alumni Queens of the Stone Age, this Sons of Andreas (SONS) video is full of jump cuts between Snapmatic photos.

And finally, the Diamond Lane KingZ (DMND) Crew did something rather unique with this video, using footage from the game and their editing talents to create an original GTA Online series.

Previously:
Crew Cut: Film Crews Remake Fave Action Sequences, Plus Live Battle Recaps feat TRFK, KOPS, Freddie Gibbs & Hip Hop Gamer
Crew Cut: Crew Business and Killer Squads Large and Small

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            Bomb Squad crew looking for new members. Based in Europe but any players from other continents are more than welcome to join. No crew requirements. Most crew members on PS4. Any act of unnecessary killings towards fellow crew members may lead to being temporarily or even permanently banned from crew.
            Although most of all we just love having fun and laughing :) request an invite if you're interested in joining! Thanks :)
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                  • TweezydaGeneralon January 8 2015, 6:10pmReplyFlag
                    how do you create a video for your crew. and also we are recruiting heavy for the ps4 gamers k-Squad Worldwide is the Crew.
                    • Devil_Richion January 8 2015, 12:24pmReplyFlag
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                      • TweezydaGeneralon January 6 2015, 7:33pmReplyFlag
                        K-Squad Worldwide is look for loyal members who is looking to have fun and know how to make the best of each opportunity.
                        • t2_savageon January 6 2015, 9:40amReplyFlag
                          I'm looking to join a role playing crew that's also about making money.
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                          • FRATorDIEon January 2 2015, 5:53amReplyFlag
                            Syracuse vandals are looking for members. Very new Group based out of Syracuse, NY. Looking to add players who want to actually take part in a real crew. You have to have a desire to GET PAID and KILL the opposition. I want to have players who want to work as a team if youre set on being an individual K/D ruler you may not fit in.. TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK.. Looking to build allies as well. My preference is players with experience (level25 and up) however I am open to having anyone join the group who is willing to be a team member. Id like to also have anyone who specialized in the use of water and air vehicles and also if you are good with a sniper we will need a few of you!!!! Syracuse Vandal Join us (315V) when we hit 20 members ill raffle off $1.25Million and send the promo code to one of my valued soldiers

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                            • Soulstice1990on January 8 2015, 3:55amReplyFlag
                              @FRATorDIE yes man Ive just began a very new crew with the same game plan, only got about five members but we know what were doing and moneys the ambition and we want to get enough members/alliances to participate in the big matches!! gis a shout about an alliance, we will have at least four members by the end of the week and were all vets from from GTA5's first release.
                            • luccaO15on January 8 2015, 11:19amReplyFlag
                              @FRATorDIE dude send me a crew invite im a pretty good sniper
                          • AthensOfWaron December 30 2014, 6:23pmReplyFlag
                            Greetings, we are ATHN or ATHENS WARRIORS, we are looking for new members and friends who are looking for a clan. we have skilled and great fighters, however we are kinda low on infantry, commandos, WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR PLAYERS WHO ARE MORE CONCERNED FOR THE K\D RATHER THAN THE CLAN WAR WIN. we are looking to win and bring home victories against our enemies, AND IT CANNOT BE DONE BY PLAYERS MORE CONCERNED FOR K\D OR PLAYERS WANTING TO DO THEIR OWN THING. we did alot of cuts from the group. meaning what brought you here will not keep you here.
                            Requirements:
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                            must have a mic for call outs. add bigchingon43 or sgt_hernandez342 for more info
                            • SinisterRiippeRon December 29 2014, 3:27pmReplyFlag
                              Sinister Gangsters recruiting active xbox 360 players, its currently open enrollment, but ill be keepin my eye on ya seeing if you make the cut, looking for 10 to 15 peeps.
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                              Mature 18+
                              K/D 1.20+
                              Colors, Clothes (we gangsta's not some hippie beach bums or business tycoons, street soldiers so look the part)
                              • 0000Kane0000on December 29 2014, 12:27amReplyFlag
                                Looking for active crew on 360
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