Crew Cut: Crew Business and Killer Squads Large and Small

Posted on March 19 2014, 3:31pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Check out how Crews are putting the new Business Update vehicles and attire to good use, plus more squads hitting the 1,000 member mark as well as ones that intentionally prefer to stay lean and mean - plus some standout Crew videos, Instagram pics and more.
 

BUSINESS IN THE FRONT


Team building at the Maze Bank Tower fountains. Clockwise from top left: xVxDarkjedixVx shows off the dread, white and blue of xVx-The Agency-xVx (AGNT)Destinsenvy and some of the RIOT Clique with their display; it's a white party for ShaolinBeast and the M0NSTARS (STAR) CrewSirShoup's Glock Shooting Sport (GSSF) Crew demonstrates the knuckle and air thrusting toasts, as well as their suits 'n' rides.

Los Santos has seen a rise in sharp dressed Crews displaying their more sophisticated tastes, with players taking full advantage of all the elegant attire options in The Business Update. Looking fresh, lots of Crews took to Snapmatic to show off. As you can see above, quite a few had the same idea to take advantage of the fountains in front of the Maze Bank Tower to display their customized new rides along with their other spoils - while this selfie by MARCUS_STROM of the Th3ClownZ (TH3C) Crew shows members of his gang stepping things up with signature top hats. Anonamix and the always entertaining Traffickers (TRFK) Crew put in work as well showing off the new Business gear in the 8th installment of their crazy Grand Theft Thursdays video series entitled "Business As Usual".

The Australia Illuminati (ORDO) Crew, who were featured along with sister Crew the Illuminati MCC (IMCC) in our last Crew Cut, sent us the below footage of the new Grotti Turismo R racing against the some of the best the Supercar class has to offer. These Crews have been busy auteurs as of late, also releasing an epic Demolition Derby (which prominently features the Roosevelt from the recent Valentine's Day Massacre Special) as well as their weekly "Show and Shine" events, which showcase the Crews' hottest rides. Meanwhile, if you're curious how intimidating some of the new 30 masks look in the heat of battle, this action-packed Free Aim Deathmatch between the JAMESTOWN RANCHOGANG (JTRG) Crew and the United Blue Nation (XUBN) Crew should do the trick.

 

GRAND CREWS CAPPIN’ OUT

    

    

Recently we highlighted Crews that moved almost instantly and effortlessly into the 1,000 Member Club thanks to fan association with their YouTube channels or long time presence in the Social Club community. The trend of capped-out Crews continues as many more have clawed their way to capacity, promoting themselves via the Noticeboard and out there on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and elsewhere.

Despite being named after a Chief Keef song, 3hunna Sosa Squad (SOSA) headed up by RushKush may be in immediate need of a name change now that a “3hunna” member count is no longer applicable. Long running Italian GTA fan site / YouTube channel GTASeriesVideos (GSVS), known for their clever ‘Lifeinvader Look Back’ series and other great videos, and the boys in blue from the original FIBS Most Wanted (MSTW) Crew led by Nimble92 have gained considerable size since we last reported on them. Sporting four additional support Crews for both the Xbox 360 and PS3, as well a central HQ. FIBS membership base has now grown to over 3 K not unlike the byPureGaming (BPGC) Crew who now have not one… but nearly six fully stocked thousand member divisions! It also appears Los Santos will have no shortage of heroes or villains with the Batman Squadron (BTMN) topped out and the Decepticons LS (DCEP) having beefed up all three of their divisions to full capacity.

Hit the jump below for some lean and mean Crews, a squad repping with their own real-world hoodies and blazing vids from the irrepressible Ganja Outlaws.

 

Crew Cut: Mega Crews Hit 1,000 Members, The AGNT vs UFAV Battle Recap and More

Posted on February 18 2014, 12:01pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

CAPPING A THOUSAND

  

   

Clockwise from top left: Nexxus Shoot My Ass (NXXZ)Crew Quoty (0410)The Procrastinators (NERD)Devastation (DNYT)Landed it HIKE (HIKE)Italian Figa Hunters (FIGA)The Meat Department (MEAT)Monster Drift Team (DRFT)

A round of applause for the very first batch of Crews to skyrocket up to the new member cap of 1,000 people. Out of the millions of Social Club Crews in existence, only about 50 were powerful enough to attract enough new recruits to hit the new cap within a week’s time, many of which are led by popular YouTube broadcasters who rallied their viewers to officially join their Crew ranks.

One of the very first to reach that benchmark were the Nexxus Shoot My Ass (NXXZ) Crew of Spain, led by the renowned YouTube broadcaster NexxusHD who’s been prolific with a constant stream of GTA Online videos lately, including clips playing through some of their own custom-made Jobs like “Base Maritima”. NXXZ has the distinction of reaching maximum capacity within only an hour or two of open season. What’s more, the Nexxuz army has an array of other affiliate Crews, ALL of which amazingly have rocketed up to the new Cap. Saludos to: PELOTON DE NEXXUZHD2,  Nexxuz Shoot My AssNexxus on FireNexxuz Move My WorldNxxz Drive Me Crazy and Nexxuz lol my body who are all currently at 1,000 members strong, and there's other Nexxuz community Crews ever growing and under cap for others who want to join in.

Another mega-Crew making waves and maxing out is LANDED IT (HIKE) from the HikeTheGamer YouTube channel, whom you may have seen over this Valentine's Social Club Event weekend taking the Albany Roosevelt off-roading with the Crew. From the looks of it, there are at least seven other HIKE affiliate Crews topping off at a thousand and several others that are packing the seats as well. Some other Crews bolstering their numbers impressively include the Italian Figa Hunters (FIGA) headed up by YouTuber YTCapoBastoneVintageBeef's cheekily titled The Meat Department (MEAT) and Crew Quoty (0410) and its vice versa twin Quoty Crew (0410) led by popular YouTuber Mr Quoty.

The Devastation (DNYT) Crew were another to quickly hit the new 1K threshold, led by YouTuber and Twitch streamer DomisLive who also did some Valentine's Event live-streaming this weekend. Definitely check out DomisLive’s regular Top Stunts video series, highlighting incredible feats submitted by Crew members and followers. As long as we're on the subject of burning rubber, the seriously packed Monster Drift Team (DRFT) headed up by bl00df3lla and its twin Monster Drift Team 2 (DRFT) is for serious racers and encourages its members to "smoke tires not drugs".

The Procrastinators is another fully subscribed Crew led by YouTuber Mattophobia, and with a meticulously organized Hierarchy with just two trusted Commissioners, three Represantatives and a mass of 994 Muscle keeping them strong on the streets.


LIGHTS, CAMERA, BATTLE

WINNER: [UFAV] 793 / [AGNT] 749

Once we announced that we'd be hosting GTA Online Crew-versus-Crew Battles live on Twitch, the requests from camera-ready, feuding Crews came flying in. Our first televised grudge match was broadcast on February 7th, pitting the xVX-The Agency-xVx (AGNT) Crew against rivals the UNFAIR ADVANTAGE (UFAV) Crew.

To keep things fair and to facilitate streaming, two of our devs, PlayRockstar and PlayRockstar2, signed on to be part of the good fight each joining a side as we played through a ten round Crew Head to Head Playlist that included Races, Capture, Team Deathmatch and Last Team Standing to see who would emerge victorious. Winning the first couple of Jobs in the Playlist by demonstrating cunning, savvy group tactics and solid racing skills, momentum seemed to be going with The Agency to start. Hanging in there, UFAV eventually won some rounds and showed off their excellence in deathmatch where gunplay was front and center. UFAV floored The Agents on one of the final battles on Vespucci Beach, ultimately giving AGNT the beatdown, 793 - 749.

You can check out an archive of the battle in its entirety at our Twitch channel and, if you and your Crew are brave enough to step in the arena and put your pride on the line on the stream, give us a shout at CrewChallenges@rockstargames.com and make your case - be sure to include a link to your Crew's Social Club page and what console you'd be playing on as well as info on any specific other Crews you may have a rivalry with that you'd like to settle. Please keep in mind that we’ll only be hosting a couple of these per month, so be patient as we schedule select battles throughout the spring, summer and beyond. 

 

Hit the jump for a look at Crews from down under making noise, some rival "families" taking umbrage and a collection of Crews on film. 

The #LSCarShow Snapmatic Photo Contest

Posted on January 24 2014, 10:45am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club


A special shout to Social Club members i_sgt_conrad, CaveGamesLP, and redditor pwnhappy for their inspirational, exemplary automotive shots featured above.
 

Update: The entry window for the #LSCarShow is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered - lots of awesome stuff. Stay tuned as we’ll be selecting and announcing the winners soon. 

It’s time to roll your proudest 2-or-4-wheeled possession out of the garage (in either GTAV or GTA Online), and capture it in all of its glory for fame and prize pack fortune in the #LSCarShow Snapmatic Photo Contest.

Have you been neglecting your friends, family and responsibilities to spend every waking moment and available dollar at LS Customs? Do you drive around Los Santos like a nervous wreck, avoiding any sort of activity that would lay a scratch or dent on your precious, pristine Pegassi Monroe?

Whether your ride is a creatively souped-up stunner or if it’s stock yet super clean, let’s see how photogenic you can make it.

From now through end of day Friday, January 31st, take your most glorious shot of your favorite car or bike and tag it #LSCarShow on Snapmatic. We’ll be looking for artful photography that truly shows off the beauty of the vehicle as well as for inspiring car or bike shots with a great overall vibe, composition and atmosphere. Our five favorite skillfully shot Snapmatics will be featured here on the Newswire and the winning photographers will receive a deluxe Grand Theft Auto V prize pack including the cozy GTAV Body Bag sleeping bag, an official game tee, an iFruit phone case with decals, as well as GTAV collectible stickers. 

To enter, Social Club members can upload photos from the in-game iFruit phone to the Snapmatic page at socialclub.rockstargames.com/games/gtav/snapmatic. When logged in at the Snapmatic page, you can go to “My Photos” to find your photo and add the hashtag #LSCarShow to automatically have it considered for entry. We'd also like to remind all hopefuls to make sure your contact email information is up to date in your Social Club account settings and also encourage you to link your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to your Social Club profile so that we can easily contact you to send prizes should your picture be chosen.
 
Contest is void in certain countries and where prohibited. See www.rockstargames.com/socialclub/events for official rules and eligibility details.


Previously:
Snapmatic Photo Contest: #EpicPhotobomb Winners

Crew Cut: Family Business

Posted on January 3 2014, 10:28am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

MOB DEEP

After featuring The DONZ Family Crew in a recent Crew Cut edition, we came upon a couple of Crews cut from the same pin-striped cloth, including the illustrious Financed and Corrupt (FNCO). Their recruitment vid, which features The Godfather's classic theme and shows off their trademark red and black on everything from three piece suits to freshly painted Vapid Peyotes, sends a clear message to all of greater Los Santos that they are not to be crossed.

  
The 1MOS men of honor.

Speaking of mafiosi, the MADE OF STEEL MOS (1MOS) is all business, gravely warning "Don't mess with our money or our family". In contrast, the crimson-striped Based MOBB (MOBB) Crew appears to take a lighter approach to the whole la famiglia thing - by the looks of things on their Snapmatic page they seem to be mostly about the fun, but mess with them and you might get burned.

   
MOBB wear the masks of red death.

The Richkidzz (RICH) Crew are mobbing in their own unique way, rocking their signature orange getups like a modern-day GTA Online chain gang. Commissioner thaforce wrote to us with great pride in the photos they've been taking, confident they were strong enough to be featured here in the Crew Cut. Feel your Crew should be represented? Give us a shout and convince us why at mouthoff@rockstargames.com.

  
Blood orange. The Richkidzz at various stages.
 

SNAP-HAPPY CREWS

Most Crews have at least that one member with an itchy iFruit finger, eagerly out to capture every mission and ill moment to post to Snapmatic and/or Instagram. The Pack of parasites (1124) Crew have quite the active leader and lensman in 3rdeyeopen47, whose Instagram is solely dedicated to Crew drift action.

  

The Grave Reapers MC (GRMC) Crew, known for pushing iron horses above and beyond, have been taking the same approach with their own Instagram feed as seen in some selections below:

  



Commissioner TDSpiral of The Crystal Moth (MOTH) Crew released on deviantART this impressive GTA-artwork-style original illo in honor of his squad.


PARTY PEOPLE

Crews have been out in full force at the first couple of GTA Online Social Club Event weekends - check out some party photos snapped during the #VespucciBeachParty and the recent Social Club #CreatorWeekend Event.

  
Vespucci Beach Partygoers. From left: The Asylum MC (SYLM) Crew a rockin on top of the new Paradise van; the Public Enemy GALICIA (PEGA) Crew salute with panache; and the SN1-SN26 (SN26) Crew are the most frightening thing to happen to the conga line since Buster Poindexter.

  
Crews styling during the most recent Social Club Event. From left: Joe_Dirt_Yall captured some of his Reapers - LosSantos (ROLS) Crew having a blast; GTA Paris (7593) Crew Leader sebbob93's usual unobstructed city view out of his apartment window just got blocked by one of his Crew-mates hoisting a Canis Bodhi with a Cargobob; mathduf27 and a couple other members of the Saguenay (SAGS) Crew of Quebec in festive red and green duds.

CREWS ON FILM

The Social Club Crew community has been on a hot streak with stellar videos as of late. The GamerFuzion (GMRF) Crew captured their very first time in Survival mode. If you have yet to test the waves, this run through at the Railyard is a nice introduction. For even more guidance, look to HikeTheGamer and his group of compatriots the LANDED IT (HIKE) Crew below for a fun capture of an epic live-stream session they had filled with custom car flexing and wanton destruction.

Previously:

Crew Cut: Lost and Found Motorcycle Clubs, IRL Crew Poses and More

Posted on November 20 2013, 11:07am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club
 
 Crew Leader iXpertThief presents The SekC Army's original theme song and music video.

SOOTHING SAVAGE BEASTS

Not since The Sharks and The Jets have so many roving street Crews turned to theme music as part of their territorial skirmish M.O. iXpertThief, the rapping leader of The SekC Army (SEKC) Crew followed up his recent GTAV “Berserk” parody with a little Crew ditty called ‘Thug Life’ seen above that lays down what SEKC is all about, highlighting a taste of the squad’s affinity for and acumen with holdups, shoot outs, club debauchery and more.

Meanwhile, the Twelve Reasons 2 Die (TR2D) Crew prove that they're perfectly capable of connecting politics – ditto. Apparently big fans of GTA soundtrack alumnus Ghostface Killah and his most recent album which the Crew is named after, they’ve released an awesome Team Deathmatch highlight reel appropriately set to GFK’s "Murder Spree” – the Apollo Brown remix to boot. Watch it below to see TR2D display some crazy gun skills expertly showing off what happens when you neglect to protect ya neck with a few impressively successful knife sprees.

The TR2D Crew display more than twelve reasons to die in this murderous compilation.

LOUD AS A MOTORBIKE

Be on the lookout for some Crews known for terrorizing the freeways and avenues of Southern San Andreas possed-up on their Pegassi and Western 2-wheeled monsters.

The Snapmatic page of the Lost Angels MC (LAMC) Crew reveals to a close-knit group ready to set GTA Online ablaze. Some constructive criticism though guys - you might want to recruit a maid. Then there's the SC Brothers of Freedom (SCBF) Crew, who have put extra effort into getting their name out there. In addition to being quite active on Snapmatic, the gang have also created their own website where they post everything from Crew news to sanctioned allies to documented Crew excursions.

 

 
Motorcycle Club Crews. Clockwise from top left: The LAMC Crew live by the credo 'real men wear black'; LAMC most definitely breaking Binco store policy; A candid shot of the SCBF Crew in their posh clubhouse or a Ponsonbys ad?; SCBF Crew show that their colors don't run. 

FLY AND FLASHY

Girls just want to have guns. When it comes to U-N-I-T-Y, the Boss Girls (GIRL) Crew seem to do it right. Having made the sweet voodoo queen Crew emblem illustration below, they're also planning to go above and beyond for the sisterhood by distributing sticker versions of the emblem to all 93 members. Slow clap. Any individuals of the XY persuasion looking to infiltrate their ranks might want to check that hope at the apartment buzzer as their strict recruitment policy requires you to leave a voice message for Leader nikkinade or Commissioner Thizzlers to ensure the integrity of their ladies-night policy.

   
From left: The Boss Girl Crew's latest emblem reps Santa Muerte; trying out some intentionally un-lady-like salutes; a nice vanity tag shown off in the GIRL Snapmatic collection by Crew Representative demidollz87.

We have to hand it to luikakiu of Hong Kong's zombie fight club (0414) Crew for bringing their Crew family portrait to life in the IRL Crew pose at the bottom left that they posted to Instagram - impressive coordination, fellas. Looking through their Snapmatic feed, this 15 person Crew seem to be having a grand ol' time:

  
Bookending their emblem, the zombie fight club Crew in the ultimate IRL family portrait on the left; face painting the town on the right.

Check out the corporate style swine vibe of the Gunz of Patriots (GOPS) Crew below. While their Crew motto reads "Kill them all," perusing their Snapmatic page we found a squad truly living it up:

  
The Gunz of Patriots (GOPS) Crew channel Generation Swine-era Crüe; GOPS' stark and artful logo; Babe Watch.

Abominable Cupcakes (CAKE) Crew Leader LadyGamer101 got into some Halloween mischief recently with this free roam vid filled with deadly tricks and treats. Currently looking for new members, this confectionary clique touts that they 'stay FROSTED and the rest get iced!' and seeks quality over quantity in their ranks. The Sea Haven (SHC1) Crew have been quite busy on their YouTube channel. In addition to this grandiose Crew trailer, these guys have been posting action-packed missions with a side of extracurricular hi-jinksThen there's the ostensibly peace-loving maxmoefoegames, Leader of the Love and Sunshine (LOVE) Crew, whose motto is 'appreciate and love one another' and has come up with a clever way to test the true LOVE of his fellow Crew members.


The Ganja Outlaws (WEED) Crew yet again impress with their inventiveness and unpredictability, this week making a Crew Cut appearance with this awesome and irie color-coordinated family photo.

 

  

Having featured the zany HIGH and Cyclop 9 Crews over the last couple of weeks, we heard from Commissioner Mike921 of the Shine Thugz (THUG) Crew, who reminded us that they're no slouches in the shenanigans department. Crew Cut veterans previously featured last year with a bronze medal honor in our Max Payne 3 Olympic Efforts feature, they pride themselves as a "first French team" with a genuine joie de vivre. Peep the Fight Club-inspired bit of cinéma vérité they sent to us below which opens with a Crew cruise around to some 'Pac (clearly an inspiration) and segues to relentless, brutal melee action and some vehicular mayhem in their customized yellow Vapid Bullet.

Previously:

 

Crew Cut: Family Portrait Gangsters & Color Coordinated Pranksters

Posted on November 4 2013, 2:04pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club
 
The DONZ Family Crew have hooked up a clever reinterpretation of GTAV Trailer 1 to highlight why they moved to Los Santos...


THE POWER OF PROPAGANDA

With Crews all over trying to find innovative ways to recruit members, many are turning to the tried and true power of propaganda film-making to show why their particular party is superior. The DONZ Family Crew's handiwork can be seen above, channeling Michael's narration from GTAV Trailer 1 to underscore their own Crew sentiment alongside some sweet sepia action. The LS VIGILANT3S (NAFC) Crew have distributed an inspiring sizzle reel of Team Deathmatch action that illustrates their squad's never-say-die spirit - where despite getting waxed in the early part of the clip, Commissioner codydaley comes back hard in the end racking up Kill Streaks, Power Plays and surviving Bounties all to the tune of AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill" to help turn it all up.

  

Meanwhile, the Blackharks (BLAK) Crew of Brazil have been using both Snapmatic and Instagram to spread their message, posting everything from solid propaganda posters to even real life custom t-shirts emblazoned with their logo as seen above. These guys seem to have a solid handle on the art of Crew branding.

HIGH-JINKS

After featuring the unabashedly zany
Cyclop 9 (CC99) Crew in our last Crew CutHealing in God's Herb (HIGH) Crew Leader Dockhag let us know that they're no chopped liver in the hooliganism category. This new Crew is always into something - HIGH's turn-ons include hosting their own intra-Crew Halloween photo contest in their Crew page feed, engaging in the Dockhag-created meta-sport of knife jousting, in which two people go at it with knives exclusively at Los Santos Golf Club and just generally goofing around in their signature Sprunk-green.

 
Crew HIGH-jinks. Clockwise from top left: The HIGH Crew's family portrait up in the Blaine County hills; an exploding car does an #epicphotobomb on amoney365; and which one of these does not belong?

FAMILY PORTRAITS

The HIGH Crew above were just one of many who delivered on our request to the community to send through their best Crew family portraits - below are some of the standouts this week and we'll aim to feature more in future Crew Cuts so long as you guys keep great ones coming. Shouts to Lem0n Pledge (NONO)The Devils Within (FEAR) Crewthe SOUTH PACIFIC MAFIA (SPMA) and the East Coast Syndicate (EAST) Crew.

  
  
Clockwise from top left: The Lem0n Pledge Crew toast it up; an amazingly composed shot of The Devils Within squad, looking poised to wreak havoc in choppers; The SOUTH PACIFIC MAFIA straight chilling at the top of Mt. Chiliad; and The East Coast Syndicate's motto is 'Professionals Only' and here Crew Leader JenSpz hosts a stylish networking party in all-white.

Keep sharing your most impressive Crew portraits with the Social Club community in Newswire comments and you can also send them our way to have a look via Mouthoff.
 
REDDIT CREWS

A big shout to Redditors worldwide who've long been Crew-believers ever since the launch of Max Payne 3. We know there's a whole bunch of Reddit community Crews that are maxed out to the 300-member limit with more seemingly created all the time. We're hoping to be able to raise the member cap for large Crews like yours and others soon so that you can increase your ranks.

Other squads have been parlaying their own Subreddits to great effect as well. Leader raccoooonzzzz, who formed the Los Mapaches (RACC) Crew, just a month ago, uses their Subreddit to promote everything from news to Crew unity and even the Los Mapaches Car Show. The inviting Free Hugs II (HUGS) Crew (a sequel to the maxed out Free Hugs I) use their Subreddit mainly for membership driving and as a forum for members to ask questions and connect with each other - clearly a smart means of expanding recruitment efforts.

MOVING PICTURES

The good old Ganja Outlaws continue to make noise with coordinated bike outings and sweet matching green Crew cars, This week, we close out with an excellent compilation from the Club of Champions (CROC1) Crew, together since August, these guys have certainly been getting into some madness in GTA Online - enjoy:

Previously:

 

The First Snapmatic Photo Contest: #EpicPhotobomb

Posted on October 30 2013, 1:53pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Snapmatic photo-sharing from your in-game iFruit phone in GTAV and GTA Online makes it a cinch to snap and share that picturesque view from the peak of Mount Chiliad, the fifty car pile-up you engineered on the road to Fort Zancudo or that wild fistfight you stumbled into between Piswasser'ed derelicts at the local 24-7. Of course, all it takes is the work of one photobomber to drastically alter the outcome of whatever you were trying to capture - this shark interrupting Franklin's peaceful moment at sea being the perfect example.

For all you compulsive shutterbugs out there, entrance into our very first Snapmatic photo contest will run from right now through till end of day Monday, November 4th. With this inaugural contest theme of #EpicPhotobomb – we want to see the best photobombs you can come up with. Whether it be a unexpectedly volatile pedestrian coming to clobber you, a scantily clad Trevor running amok in the middle of your self-satisfied selfie or a rival player causing an explosive disturbance while you calmly attempt to snap your sweet Los Santos Custom-ized hot rod – we’ll pick out five of our favorite awesomely amusing and artfully composed iFruit camera pics that fit the bill and will share the winning shots here at the Newswire. The five winning photos will also each score a sweet Grand Theft Auto V prize pack, including an iFruit phone case and phone decals plus an official GTAV tee and the sought-after Chop stash stuffed animal. Originality and inspiration will be rewarded, surprise us.
To enter, Social Club members can upload photos from the in-game iFruit phone to the Snapmatic page at socialclub.rockstargames.com/games/gtav/snapmatic. When logged in at the Snapmatic page, you can go to “My Photos”, to find your photo and add the hashtag #EpicPhotobomb to automatically have it considered for entry. We'd also like to remind all hopefuls to make sure your contact email information is up to date in your Social Club account settings and also encourage you to link your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to your Social Club profile so that we can easily contact you to send prizes should your picture be chosen.
 
Contest is void in certain countries and where prohibited. See www.rockstargames.com/socialclub/events for official rules and eligibility details.

Crew Cut: Amazing Stunts, A Rooftop Battle Royale and More Crew Action in GTA Online

Posted on October 25 2013, 5:28pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club
 
The GTAStunting (GTAS) Crew puts on a clinic in this amazing highlight reel.

Crews new and old have descended upon the open world of Los Santos and Blaine County throughout this first month of Grand Theft Auto Online - documenting their adventures and mayhem all throughout with some awesome videos and Snapmatic pics. You'll definitely want to check out the sizzle reel above from the GTAStunting (GTAS) Crew who pull off some jaw-dropping stuff and pride themselves on a no-cheats M.O.. If you're similarly gifted in two-wheel prowess, you might want to hit up Crew Leader GTAStunting to see if you have what it takes to be down.

CREW FAMILY PORTRAITS

Thanks to the magic of Snapmatic, many Crews have been getting their family portrait on, rolling deep in Online and posing together sharing precious moments. You can see a few standouts below including early adopters the Ganja Outlaws (WEED), the MLP - FiM (PONY) Crew doing a little 'shopping' on Clinton Avenue in matching ponied Crew emblem gear, the Milice (MILI) Crew toting their toys at the airport, and Crew Cut veterans Consumer Products (OCPC).
 
    
Clockwise from top left: Ganja Outlaws patronize their favorite Vespucci Beach shop; France's Milice Crew showing off their clips and whips; PONY pwning an unlucky convenience store clerk; and Consumer Products in a camo'd out party.
 
Do you have a heartwarming photo of your Crew family that you proudly carry around in your proverbial Snapmatic wallet? Share it in comments below or send it to us at mouthoff@rockstargames.com and we might feature it in a future edition of the Crew Cut here at the Rockstar Newswire.
 
THE GANGSTERS AND PRANKSTERS OF CYCLOP 9

You might want to keep a close eye on the Snapmatic feed of the Cyclop 9 (CC99) Crew where there's always some entertaining hijinks going on. Longtime fans known well over at the GTA Forums boards, these guys are less concerned with Crew conventions such as competitive valor and social-order Hierarchy and more with seeing how much rag-tag craziness they can get into, playing strictly for the "lulz". With their spirit animal certainly being Trevor Philips, a special shout to fearless Leader Voodoo. for lording over this unique band of misfits in his unmistakable fuchsia short shorts and John Waters-esque makeup. Check out a gallery of finest (?) moments below.
 
 
 
Clockwise from top left: Pretty in pink, Crew Leader Voodoo. poses first with what appears to be a Vice City style Vapid Sandking XL; and in the heat of battle going the opposite of commando with a Crew mate; the CC99 gang practicing the fine art of ghost riding; and - how did that get up there? - LordTeos causes mischief with a Cargobob.
 
CREW UP
 
The Crew recruitment frenzy continues to go strong, with recruitment efforts here at the Newswire and elsewhere around the web enlisting members to help new Crews blossom into fully formed gangs of assassins and rabble rousers. Looking for a Crew with a collective moral compass that is a bit off center? In their recruitment video, the Inglorious Scumbags (SCUM) Crew are looking to do justice to their name, promising chaos, carnage and general mayhem.
 
If you're exclusively into bikes and beauties, you may want an invite to the French Bandidos MC SA (SYLB) Crew. Led by stepus77, the Snapmatic page of these blokes - filled with choppers and chicks, man - would even make the Lost MC green with envy.

Speaking of green, every good Crew needs at least one team spirit person and the
KingMofo (KING) Crew seem to have found that in LilE4056. In this photo taken from the garage, this co-Commissioner can be seen rocking true Crew colors in not just a King Crew shirt emblazoned with their emblem and trademark lime, but a matching Ocelot F620 to boot.
 
EMBLEM ARTISTES
 
Looks like we're not the only admirers of fine emblem art. YouTube's dpjsc08, a bit of an emblem critic on his channel, curated this collection of Crew emblems from the Social Club. He shouts out each Crew he thought was up to snuff and plans on doing more of the same in the future - check it out and see if yours made the cut.



Meanwhile the SC00000TER BROTHERS (SCBR) Crew are currently sporting an awesome faggio-riding chimp on their Crew t-shirt, paying respects to the original Scooter Brothers (just like Trevor himself). Here's a few more standouts that crossed our path:
 
  
 
Clockwise from top left: OCPC put their stamp on V; SCUM go Terminator on Homer; the Blaine County Pirates (BCPS) Crew buc up their emblem; the San Andreas Bugstars (SABS) Crew stay true to their name; the Trevor Philips INCO (TPIN) Crew give their namesake a stark B&W treatment; and the Blaine County Cartel (GTAV) Crew's take on the V cover.
 
A ROOFTOP BATTLE ROYALE BROUGHT TO YOU BY GPNZ

The GP Mafia (GPNZ) Crew are another group we found that seems to have a boundless appetite for mischief and hijinks in GTA Online. Take a look at this recent video of them in an awesomely calculated skyscraper rooftop car battle royale meta game:
 

Previously:

Social Club Crews

For Max Payne 3 to Grand Theft Auto V and beyond, Crews are groups of Social Club members who form persistent teams to compete and earn rewards in-game and on the Social Club website. Create a Crew or join one now - here are some Crews we've featured in the Crew Cut here at the Newswire:

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