Recap & Screens: Episodes from Liberty City Official Social Club Multiplayer Event on Games for Windows LIVE (June 29th)
(Parachuting over Algonquin in last week's Episodes from Liberty City multiplayer event on Games for Windows LIVE...)
Big thanks to everyone that played, watched the stream and participated in the chat during last week's Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City PC multiplayer event Tuesday, June 29th on Games for Windows LIVE. We're all looking forward to continuing on with more online mayhem over the coming months per the brand new calendar of Social Club Multiplayer Events Series we announced recently that will carry all the way through September with lots of Red Dead and Grand Theft Auto action.
Below find a recap of last week's session along with screenshots, captured during the live stream and using tools in the in-game video editor.
To begin the night of carnage, we announced in the chat that we were first going to be playing some Team Deathmatch in The Lost and Damned. Players formed parties, entered the lobby and when the round began, everyone scattered about in Bohan to gather weapons and armor. Veteran players knew to expect the unexpected, as exemplified by Team Five's DegradingGTA witnessing teammate Oleg Rambo turn the corner and get instantly hit by a pedestrian vehicle. Look both ways, folks. Congrats to Team Three's EddiePwnsYou, DuncanM33, ProGamerArun90 and Blindfeezy for coming out on top.
From there, we felt like getting behind the wheel ourselves, entering Races in the map Uncoupled. Players chose vehicles from the Trucks class and revved their engines at the starting line, ready to head into an area that proved to be tight grounds for 32 large vehicles. IvanGTAIV, ALPHAATTgoXbox, our own GwRockstar1, ISI Salvatore, Oleg Rambo, DegradingGTA, PihtoDed, Alekc Holland, DuncanM33, ProGamerArun90, GUSSI111 and many others all attempted to fit through a narrow alley, causing a lot of hilarity and overturned vehicles at the same time. One racer that made it through the destruction was ISI Salvatore, winning with a time of 2:25:48 in three laps.
In the final match of multiplayer in The Lost and Damned, the N.O.O.S.E. and The LOST went to war in Witness Protection - where one team is tasked with busing an informant safely to police headquarters, while the other team of rogue bikers does all they can to thwart them. ISI Claws drove the prison transport bus alongside N.O.O.S.E. teammates ISI Salvatore, IWIHooligan, GwRockstar1, GwRockstar2, ISI Thuga, ADDICT Grimm, ALPHATTgoXbox and Caleb 141. The LOST's monoxrom, DuncanM33, VB Project, ProGamerArun90, UA Gorazio Kane and others chased after the bus, but couldn't do the damage - as all of the prisoners were dropped off at LCPD police stations with ease. Strong work, N.O.O.S.E.
Those in the live chat rejoyced when we announced it was time for some parachutes, APCs and Buzzards. Switching episodes to The Ballad of Gay Tony, we gathered players in a lobby for Team Deathmatch in Lower Algonquin. While one of the big battles of the match was Team Seven's HappyHumanLucky and zabawa num1 versus Team Three's IvanGTAIV and GUSSI111, Team Six's third team member proved to be a difference maker as ISI Claws, ISI Salvatore and ISI Thuga won with an impressive $4777.
Next up was a round of Races with Cars at Francis International Airport. Taking off on the runway, 32 players boosted their speed with a healthy dose of starting NOS, propelling them to the first turn... a disastrous one. Only a few made it out without a scratch, one of 'em being ZF1R who finished first in two laps with a time of 4:27:50. Congrats also to RomanBOY123 who ended the race in second with a few extra milliseconds on the clock: 4:27:78.
Finally, everyone was waiting for it and anticipating the traditional grand finale: a powerful nightcap of Free Mode. Explosions, gunfire, hit and runs... always the fan-favorite way to end another action-packed event. Check out selected screens below from across the entire evening session...
(Players chase GwRockstar1 in Free Roam while being fired upon by a Buzzard.)
(Evanlution, Shortcot, MoNsTeR Jayce22, Joker0064, Z J4Y, Sloppy Iverson,
l Studios5107 l, Faust3101, Prods93, TAG l Dat and denisras007 run amok through Liberty City.)
(Preparing to tear up the streets with a race of high-octane sports cars...)
(Bus Diss. From left to right: ALPHATTgoXbox, GwRockstar1, Alekc Holland and GwRockstar2.)
(The evening's night cap - Free Roam,a grand way to bring things to a close...)
Thanks again to all of you that were able to make it through to the event – here’s a list of attendees by our accounts – our humblest apologies to anyone omitted:
Also make sure you follow us very closely on Twitter and Facebook, as you never know when we'll feel like having a random game.
Otherwise - get with us for our next official Social Club multiplayer event for Red Dead Redemption on PS3 coming July 13th. Check the July-Sept calendar announcement for more.
The Official Social Club Multiplayer Events Series Calendar for July - September 2010
Recap & Screens: Red Dead Redemption Official Social Club Multiplayer Event on PSN (June 3rd)
Recap and Screens: Red Dead Redemption Official Social Club Multiplayer Kickoff Weekend (May 21-22)