This Week's Rockstar Livestreams: Hot 97 Edition feat GTA Soundtrack Alums & Rockstar Verified Community Session

Posted 5 days, 7 hours ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games, Music



Join us today and tomorrow at the Rockstar Twitch channel for upcoming GTA Online livestreams:



Thursday Aug 28th     2:30pm Eastern*
Hot 97 Edition featuring GTA Soundtrack Alumni Maino and Uncle Murda plus Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and DJ Young Chow
GTA fans will remember both Maino ("Getaway Driver") and Uncle Murda ("Anybody Can Get It") for their super hard original contributions to DJ Green Lantern's Liberty City Invasion radio show in Grand Theft Auto IV. These guys are also no strangers to the livestreams, having let off many rounds a couple years ago playing Max Payne 3 on the Rockstar Rooftop. This week, they'll be in the house live at Hot 97 for a full-fledged GTA Online session and will be joined by hot new Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and DJ Young Chow playing the new Verifieds, Flight School Jobs and hopefully doing the "I Just Caught a Body Dance" after winning a TDM or two.

Friday Aug 29th     11:30am Eastern*
Rockstar Verified Jobs Livestream
This Friday, we'll be hosting a live session of this week's brand new Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs. From slick Races like "That's What She Said" and "Hit The Apex" to the gripping Capture "Raid:Claustrophobia" - we will be leading a special lobby of GTA community guests including some invited creators of the Jobs themselves as we see who will emerge victorious at the top of the Playlist.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change.
Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

GTA Online Livestreams on Twitch: Motorcycle Club Crew Battle & GTA Soundtrack Alumni Edition feat Statik Selektah, Sean Price & Termanology

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games



Tune in to upcoming official GTA Online livestreams on the Rockstar Twitch channel:
 

Friday Aug 15th     8pm Eastern*
Motorcycle Club Crew Battle featuring
Warlocks MC VS Outlaws National Org
Two hardcore Motorcycle Clubs will ride out against each other all across Los Santos and Blaine County to prove who's the baddest on two wheels. Get ready for some hardcore GTA Race action and some nitty gritty biker gang beatdowns.

Monday Aug 18th     5pm Eastern*
GTA Soundtrack Alumni Edition featuring
STATIK SELEKTAH plus SEAN PRICE, TERMANOLOGY, EA$Y MONEY and other special guests
Rockstar and GTA fans should be very familiar with Statik Selektah from his original contributions to the soundtracks of both Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned as well as Midnight Club LA and Max Payne 3. Regarded as one of the best producers in hip-hop today, Statik's brand new album What Goes Around is coming out this Tuesday August 19th - and he's coming by our Rockstar NYC headquarters on the eve of its release to world premiere some exclusive new tracks from the album live on the Twitch stream while playing a special #WHATGOESAROUND inspired Playlist of GTA Online Creator Jobs. Joining Stat will be fellow GTA soundtrack alumni who are also featured on What Goes Around including Sean Price (GTAIII), Termanology (GTAIV and Midnight Club LA) as well as Ea$y Money and others to be announced.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change.
Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

GTA Online Livestreams this Week: GTAV Soundtrack's Bass Drum of Death Plus a Crew Battle

Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games



Tune in this week at the Rockstar Games official Twitch channel for:

Thursday Aug 7th      6pm Eastern *
GTAV Soundtrack Edition featuring
BASS DRUM OF DEATH ("Crawling After You" on Vinewood Boulevard Radio)
About to kick off their Fall Tour 2014, BDOD are celebrating the release of their brand new single "Left for Dead" off this October's Rip This LP and are swinging by Rockstar NYC headquarters to throw down in some GTA Online action live on our Twitch stream.

Friday Aug 8th     4pm Eastern *
Crew Battle featuring
Malicious Intentt VS Old School Punishers
These two hardcore Crews will vie to see which is the supreme squad at racing. We'll have a Rockstar player on each side as we livestream a special Playlist of Race Jobs with various vehicle types.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change.
Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

GTA Online Rockstar Livestream: Playing GTA Throwback Jobs with their Creators

Posted on July 25 2014, 1:55pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

Update: Thanks to everyone in the community who tuned in and joined us in chat. You can watch the archived full stream in the video player above or at twitch.tv/rockstargames. You can also check out select highlights at http://www.twitch.tv/rockstargames/profile. Stay tuned for more broadcasts to come.

Join us today at 4PM Eastern (9PM BST / 1PM Pacific) here and on the official Rockstar Twitch channel for a special Flashback Friday edition of our GTA Online official livestreams series - where we'll be shooting and racing our way through Jobs from this week's GTA Throwback Jobs article featured here at the Newswire.

Rockstar Devs will be playing along with members of the GTA community and we've invited some of the very Creators who made these creative Jobs inspired by classic GTA games and missions to come play along with us and join us on Skype to talk about their creations.

Make sure you follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get notified the moment we go live and also for info on future livestreams. You can look forward to some great episodes in the near future with artists from the GTAV soundtrack and other special guests.

GTA Online Player-Created Jobs Making Noise

Posted on December 30 2013, 11:57am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Recently, we announced the first batch of officially Rockstar Verified player-made Jobs - and your amazing Deathmatch and Race creations continue to impress, adding on to the over one million Jobs currently available to play.

For those looking for more great ones to give a whirl over this holiday season, here are some more player favorites that have been making noise out there so far garnering grassroots attention via YouTube, Reddit and other places by virtue of their creativity and sheer fun.

We'll have more Rockstar Verified user-made Creator Jobs to announce soon. In the meantime, please feel free to share in the Comments section any of your personal favorite Jobs or ones you are particularly proud of that you've made yourself that you'd like others to give a try.
 

Jump the Lake by Gaming Delimited
Reminiscent of a Japanese game show, members of the The Last Rising Crew use the concept of skipping stones across the water to create some semi-aquatic motorbike madness with a series of ramps and a fleet of motorcycles. Watch the hilarity unfold in the video above and play the Job for yourself if you're up for the challenge.
 

Busted (Rancho) & Busted (Police Station) by RatchetAU
Finding new and creative ways to have fun in Free Mode was a big part of the GTAIV online experience, and Redditor RatchetAU is now using the Creator to bring custom Busted and Demo Derby matches to GTA Online. Ratchet's even provided a handy guide on Reddit explaining how to create your own.

Laguna Seca Remake by GTAVDriver
Based on California's legendary Laguna Seca Raceway, this one's also gotten a lot of attention on Reddit. We applaud GTAVDriver's attention to detail in recreating this famous circuit, right down to the rally style wall-tyres that demarcate its epic twists and turns.

Fort Zancudo Race & Spyhunter V1 by rechyyy
Catch-me-if-you-can daredevil rechyyy (aka clayman90 on YouTube) has pulled off some incredibly well-timed and expertly evasive GTAV police chases in the past. Now, with the help of the GTA Online Creators, he's calling all the shots with well-placed ramps and power-ups in a GTA style race, that leaves even the toughest hot-pursuit lawmen coming up short. He's also taken it a step further with a nostalgic nod to the classic arcade shooter Spy Hunter.

Meet Your Match

To find created Deatchmatches & Races to play, head over to the Jobs area of the Social Club. From there, you can select different options from the dropdowns to filter your search. Once you you’ve found something you want to try out, click the screenshot and then hit the yellow ADD TO GAME button in the bottom left corner of the description. Next time you head into GTA Online, pull up the pause menu and head to the Bookmarked Section, within Jobs. Here you’ll see all the Jobs you’ve flagged, ready for you to play. For maximum efficiency put them into a Playlist and invite your buddies to play through them one after another – no messing around.
 

Some More Details on Grand Theft Auto Online

Posted on September 25 2013, 2:09pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

Dear All,

We are humbled and overwhelmed by the response to Grand Theft Auto V – literally overwhelmed in the case of some of our servers! We sincerely hope you're enjoying your visit to Los Santos and we know many of you have plenty of questions about Grand Theft Auto Online. First, we thought it would be useful to provide some details of the roll out of GTA Online, and how we hope you will be involved in making the game everything it can be.

  • Grand Theft Auto Online is going to be something brand new for us: a fully realized and living world for multiple players that will continue to grow and take shape over time.
     
  • The ultimate shape of GTA Online will be determined as much by you, the player, as by the work we put in. What you like and don’t like, what you play and what you want will determine how the game develops and what it turns into.
     
  • Everything we do will be informed by feedback from you all – from the types of missions that roll out to all kinds of future content.
     
  • We are planning for a constant stream of new content, tweaks and updates in the weeks and months ahead.
     
  • The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on tuning the experience as it goes from internal testing to the reality of being played by tons of people in the real world so that all the usual teething problems for an online game are overcome. We hope it will all run incredibly smoothly, but please bear with us if it doesn't, and help us fix any and all problems!
     
  • After that, we will begin releasing content updates and giving you the opportunity to make your own content.

GTA Community Feedback Needed from Day One
This is vital for the ongoing success of the game. The first few months of Grand Theft Auto Online will be critical as everyone enters this dynamic new world for the first time. Plenty of issues are bound to occur. Remember this interesting character?

One thing we are already aware of, and are trying to alleviate as fast as we can, is the unanticipated additional pressure on the servers due to a significantly higher number of players than we were anticipating at this point – we are working around the clock to buy and add more servers, but this increased scale is only going to make the first few days even more temperamental than such things usually are. This is part of the problem some of you have been experiencing with the iFruit App and some Social Club services – we apologize in advance for this and thank you for your patience in this area.

More than ever, we need your help to report your experiences, findings, likes, loves, dislikes and hates – and we will be looking at your feedback constantly to tune the game into its optimal shape and help guide how Grand Theft Auto Online will grow and evolve past this initial period. We will be checking out how people are playing and what they are not playing or not enjoying, while also monitoring feedback via two other new Rockstar channels:

  • GTAOnline@rockstargames.com: This email address will be active from launch day as a place to send your input and feedback direct to us relating to the game.
     
  • GTA Online Forums at Social Club: At some point this fall after the initial release of GTA Online, we are planning to launch Social Club Forums where players can chat with one another about their online experiences as well as access a GTA Online Suggestion board to post about any suggested features, tweaks and changes you want to see.

Here’s a rough overview of what you can expect on day one as well as initial details about how the GTA Online world will evolve from there.

The Launch of Grand Theft Auto Online:
From launch, up to 16 players can enter the world together to partake in everything from:

  • Open-World Crime and Chaos: Go on your own or round up your friends to explore the open world together – catch a movie, go mountain biking, hit the shooting range and much more. Want to test the law? Knock over a convenience store, take down a gang or rob an armored truck for easy cash and Reputation.

  • Jobs: Los Santos and Blaine County are ripe with opportunity for the ambitious and criminal minded. Take on Missions and an array of other Jobs as a lone wolf, team up with your Crew or join fellow mercenaries and degenerates to pull off a wide range of robberies and illicit activities together.

  • Races: Everything from classic street competition and off-road tracks to boat racing on the open ocean, or take to the skies in aerial events. Jump into the madness of a GTA Race, or try out a brand new race type, Rally, where driver and co-pilot work together to navigate treacherous courses at high speeds.

  • Sports: Join your friends / any random stranger for a game of tennis, a round of golf or go base jumping and more, all for cash and Reputation.
     
  • Customization: Create your character using the Character Creator – then earn some cash and spend it getting dressed for success. You can also collect and customize cars for your garage and personalize your full weapons cache.
     
  • Reputation and Cash Flow: Reputation is earned from all your online exploits in everything you do in GTA Online – and will help you rank up, providing access to new features, weapons and criminal contacts. Spend cash you’ve gained on cars, clothes, guns, properties and much more. You can either quickly accumulate cash through profitable activities like knocking over armored cars, winning street races, doing stick-ups or a host of other cash-making endeavors – or if you’re the completely instant gratification type, you can choose to buy denominations of GTA$. You will have the option to purchase GTA$ through the in-game Store. The game and its economy have been designed and balanced for the vast majority of players who will not buy extra cash. There is no in-game paywall and nothing that should disrupt the balance of the game. You don’t have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos, but can if you wish to get them a little quicker. The economy is balanced differently from the single player economy, and cash earned in one cannot be taken over to the other. Most players will earn cash much faster Online than in Story Mode.
     
  • Growing Pains: There will be the typical growing pains for an online game, including but not limited to crashes, glitches, crazy bugs, gameplay modes and mechanics that need re-balancing and other surprises! Even in GTAV Story Mode, some of you may have seen a few odd and even amusing little glitches out there last week. This sort of thing is inevitable in a massive open-world game and there’ll surely be lots more unexpected oddities like this in the Online world next week – rest assured we’ll be monitoring and actively doing all we can to smooth such things out as they happen, but we need your help to find them, as well as your feedback to help fine tune all of the game's systems so everything is perfectly balanced.

Currently Planned GTA Online Content Updates:
Here is a quick overview of a few initial things we’re working on for the first few weeks of Grand Theft Auto Online, alongside an aggressive period of tuning and finessing the game. We will give you dates for all of this content as soon as we have them – bear in mind that the order of things may well change, and we will probably add some extra stuff as well!

  • The Content Creator: The Content Creator will launch with tools to tailor and publish your own Deathmatches & Races.
     
  • The Beach Bum Pack: Featuring 4 new amazing beach fun vehicles, over 300 new items of incredible down tempo leisure wear and 2 new but not remotely relaxing weapons.
     
  • Capture the Flag: GTA Online’s take on the classic CTF mode including the ability to make your own using The Content Creator.
     
  • Heists: This update will introduce full-on cooperative Heist missions that will require careful planning, teamwork and sharp execution – along with the Heist Planning Board for your apartment.

Just to be clear, all of these updates will be free. We’ll have more info on this and much more additional content as our plans develop through the launch period, and as we get feedback from you. Please stay tuned for further info and updates. And remember – we need your help to make this experience all it can be.

Thank you everyone,
Rockstar Games
 

New GTAV Screens: Motorbike Action, Heists, High-Speed Chases and More...

Posted on May 7 2013, 7:11pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games



Just added to the collection of Grand Theft Auto V screenshots at www.rockstargames.com/V is a brand new set of 12 action-packed shots in high-res featuring Michael, Franklin and Trevor in various states of play - parachuting over Blaine County, piloting over the coastline in a Cuban 800, as well as attending to business affairs solo and as a masked unit tackling heists. Enjoy.

 

Previously:

Michael. Franklin. Trevor. Trailers April 30

Posted on April 25 2013, 9:00am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

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