Posted on April 15 2015, 4:48pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Games
YouTuber MrBossFTW breaks down how to get started on your very own Self Radio station.
Just one of the many cool new features in Grand Theft Auto V for PC is Self Radio, which will allow you to cruise around Los Santos to the sounds of your very own customized radio station. With just a few simple adjustments to the in-game audio settings, you'll have the ability to add outside music files.
While many people have varying PC configurations, the folder you'll need to post the audio files in most likely lives here: C:\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\User Music.
In addition to the helpful tutorial above from MrBossFTW, you can also check out this vid from Ross' frequent streaming partner Dat_Saintsfan, and you'll be rocking out to your own custom station in no time.
By the way, if you’re interested in taking a trip down memory lane and furnishing your Self Radio playlist with tracks from classic GTA radio stations - check out this article for our list of official iTunes playlists from games like Vice City, San Andreas and many more.
Posted on March 17 2015, 10:37am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games
From incriminating co-op team selfies to brilliant stunts taking advantage of the Hydra jet’s unique hover to insane action sequence GIFv’s truly on the level of a Vinewood major motion picture – the GTA Online community has been sharing some awesome stuff since the launch of Heists last week. Read on for a few favorites we’ve seen and share your own in comments below.
GTA YouTuber Champ Chong from Australia was one of many who took to Twitter, Instagram and of course Snapmatic to pose for a co-op team selfie before getting down to business. His squad #TheGang got decked out in Heist gear including the new Princess Robot Bubblegum, stealth and zombie masks.
Looking to gather your own fearsome foursome? In addition to teaming up with Crews here in Social Club comments, there’s some great homegrown Heists team recruitment sites that have sprung up over the past week or so. Developer Cakes has created a custom classifieds section for players to search Heist recruiters by platform, role and setup mission. Also check out the new dedicated GTA subreddit Heist Teams to quickly find likeminded players to join up with.
The GTA Reddit community has been sharing some truly amazing action highlights from their Heists endeavors. We've picked out a few faves below; for lots more, head over to the Grand Theft Auto V subreddit and get involved.
By redditor llamajuice “This happened during a Heist last night. This new helicopter sure can take a pounding... "Our helicopter got nailed by another heli. The two people in the side gunner seats both fell out and then got chased by the other enemy helicopters. We had to parachute while avoiding the gunfire, and eventually regroup with our teammates."
By redditor gunslingerx64: “Prison Bus Heist action! Most fun I’ve had online!”
THE HYDRA HAS LANDED
GTA fans have been pining for the VTOL Hydra jet for quite a while now, and wasted no time putting it to its paces once unlocked by completing the EMP Setup mission during the Humane Labs Raid Heist.
BOOCAKE4U put together this photo journal to document just how tough the Armored Kuruma (which unlocks after completing the first Heist) is. BOOCAKE4U’s full timeline of destruction Clockwise from top left: The Armored Kuruma unscathed; after about 15 train hits; "another 20 or so train molestations"; still driving after a "brief firefight," a backwards drive on the freeway (ramming cars whenever possible) and a trip to the car wash. Also inspired by the enduring hardiness of the Armored Kuruma, Ziedus puts it through the ringer in this vid.
Meanwhile, here’s the Kuruma in better days, captured looking pristine by BMX stunter extraordinaire Fishy Dizzle...
proracer puts the enemy on blast from the side of a Valkyrie.
Avid racer LambentBunny observes the Hydra as a night bird in the sky.
kaiware00 incriminates some teammates striking a pose with the new flare guns and masks.
And a snap from one of the thriving GTA Online IG community channels, @gtacarmeets_ps celebrating the completion of their first (of many!) successful Heist with a couple of Pisswassers at the local pub.
In this week’s Crew Cut, we salute the rough and tumble new wave of Motorcycle Club-themed Crews that have been riding heavy over the past few months on Xbox One and PS4. Read on for that and much more - including updates on recent underground tournaments and official Crew battles.
SAN ANDREAS MOTORCYCLE CLUBS – REMASTERED ORGANIZATIONS
THE HOOD DONZ “Ride! Ride! Ride!” GTA-Capone's Hood Donz are Crew Cut veterans given their history of colorful Crew coordinated music videos. Now on PS4 and Xbox One, Capone has successfully expanded the DONZ brand into Motorcycle Club territory with the launch of the dedicated Hood Donz MC in January. Open to new gen as well as PS3 and 360 players, the main requirement of getting in is that you're exclusively in Hood Donz MC and Hood Donz MC only. As Capone puts it, this family-based Crew "focuses less on the military styled crew operations and more on good old fashioned fun and destruction" and "blood is definitely thicker than water (especially when we spill it)."
An adversary gets shanked by a member of The Grim Legions MC
THE GRIM LEGIONS MC Also riding on all four consoles are The Grim Legion MC, who’ve been established for more than a year now. In addition to their website, where potential prospects can find the Social Club pages of the appropriate Chapters, Grim Legion MC also have a hold on YouTube and Instagram. Grim's vids consist of first person rides on various choppers such as the Western Bagger and their Instagram page includes badass Snapmatic montages, original MC patches, and tribute art to members. For fans of the melee, the gallery page of their site includes shots of the Crew proving their mettle in fist fights from Paleto Bay to La Mesa.
Of course these are just a few of the fearsome Motorcycle Crews out there tearing up southern San Andreas, so feel free to roll call shout yours out in the comments section below and let the Social Club community know why you’re the baddest in town.
TOURNAMENTS AND BATTLES REPORT
BODY BANGERS TOURNAMENT RESULTS In the last Crew Cut, we reported on round 1 of HOT_KIMERA and CAP PILLAS' epic grassroots 4v4 TDM Body Bangers Tournament. After more than a month of semi-finals, finals and ultimate championship bouts, the triumphant body banging Crew has emerged victorious: THE HOT CLAN. Leading up to the finals against the SouthVinewood Ballas, HOTZ never lost a round and this time was no different. Overall, HOTZ and SVBG finished with 435 and 409 kills respectively, with the Damned Brotherhood just behind with 408. Congrats to HOTZ and all the Crews for the solid competition - to catch up on highlights from throughout the tournament, check out the entire highlight playlist here.
UNTOLD LEGENDZ VS MURDERCLAN Also on the underground battles scene, the Untold Legendz (who defeated the Sons of lost Souls last May live on our Twitch channel) displayed more of that dominance recently against the MurderClan. In a Head-To-Head best-of-three TDM Playlist, the Legendz slaughtered their opponents by a grand total of 347-240 – watch some sick highlights in their video above.
ELITE TDM BATTLE: KOMMON KILLERS DEFEAT II DEATH D3ALERS II The top two ranked Team Deathmatch Crews on Xbox One, the Kommon Killers and II DEATH D3ALERS II, turned up eager to fight it out for bragging rights on the Rockstar Twitch livestream stage. Though the Killers have more kills (73.5K), the D3ALERS sport a much higher K/D ratio (2.08 compared to 1.46) - so there truly was no odd-on favorite. First Job in the strictly TDM playlist was the Verified The 80's Turf War - and the D3ALERS came out swinging, living up to their K/D rep by getting kill after kill and enjoying a healthy 28-21 lead about halfway through. The resilient Killers however, refused to give up and ate away at the deficit, squeaking by with a 40-39 win. Shaking things off for the second Job, the D3ALERS stayed just on top of their opponents for most of the match, and then widened their lead to take a 40-31 win. From there, the D3ALERS never looked back, ultimately winning the day 5-1. Major props to the Killers as the final tally doesn't quite reflect on the level of competition - the final Job alone was decided in the final seconds. Thanks to Crew Leaders itchybutton97730 and warnedbird for hanging out with us via Skype for the entirety of the stream and their sportsmanship - and to the elite warriors of both Crews for putting on a heck of a show. We're currently lining up more elite battles featuring the some of the best performing Crews out there - including some of the top Racing squads - so stay tuned for those to be announced and make sure you're following us on Twitch and Twitter to be sure to get the word.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY XDBX
To celebrate a full year since JustHatched launched the Domestic Battery Crew and all of the hijinks and games won since, representative Crew members brought their two-wheeled musical instruments to the Vinewood Bowl for a stunning rendition of "Happy Birthday." HBD XDBX.
On coming up with the name of his band... "I started the band at the very end of 2006 and at the time I was listening to a lot of The Raveonettes - and they had a record called Chain Gang of Love. So I took that and took the birth year of another artist of mine that I love, Ryan Adams, and got "The Chain Gang of 1974". I did realize it's a bit long so I'm trying to retire the 'The' from the band name."
On Daydream Forever coming out on vinyl... "We are working on it - I wish it was just a very easy thing. It's cool because I am a big vinyl nerd and vinyl is definitely back. But that also means production takes a very long time. I did get the rights for it and it's going to be coming into production very soon... its definitely going to happen this year."
And on its release on cassette... "There is a kind of whole cassette thing going on right now and I just think it's a fun way to release music and continue to allow things to be exciting for the fans and listeners so we're just going to do a limited release of cassettes [in February]."
On what exactly "Sleepwalking" is about... "Being emo and heartbroken, man [laughs].... No, I like writing music about that kind of stuff, its fun. I'm influenced by a lot of those kinds of bands and I think it's very universal and people can relate to it. But yeah, just about an ex-girlfriend, that's about it but... made it work. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have had a song in GTAV so there we go, round of applause to her."
On the writing process... "The last two records I did [2011's Wayward Fire and 2014's Daydream Forever] I worked on with one of my good buddies, Isom Innis [of Foster the People]... him and I work in a certain way that's very quick. We basically moved to Malibu and I think I went into the studio with a couple of ideas, but we just brought all our own gear, lived in the house for a month up in the hills and we came back with an 11 song record."
On new project Teenage Wrist... "We want to do this thing in a very organic manner so basically we put the first single out ["Teenage Wrist"] and we were very excited how things kind of developed with it. People took notice, just randomly Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance found it and was talking about it and it was just a really cool thing to have that happen. I collaborated on the project with my good friend Marshall [Gallagher, of Swing Hero], who I went to high school with in Colorado and our drummer Anthony as well. We're having fun with it, its cool to not be in an electronic band, just be in a kind of grungy rock band for a little bit. We're getting ready to put the second single out... and then we'll be announcing the album details pretty soon."
Big thanks to Kam for stopping by and also to the community for asking some really great questions in the Twitch chat. You can catch the stream in its entirety here and to keep up with Kam, check out Chain Gang's Facebook page and give a listen to Teenage Wrist's first single, "Afterglow," below:
In this edition of the Crew Cut, we cover an ongoing tournament that promises to be packed to the brim with action, more Crews meeting up IRL, a new Reddit squad causing chaos and a couple of awesome Crew propaganda videos that caught our attention. First up, a few of our favorite Crew Snapmatics from recent weeks:
Hillbilly Agenda Crew have been at it again, hand-delivering more custom Crew license plates across the country to their fellow Crew members. This time Crew Leader KnoxNerd and his son MarkusMerk flew themselves from Tennessee to Virginia to deliver a plate to co-Lieutenant IgnesousJester29. Exceptional effort guys! Merryweather IMF Crew have continued this trend, over an even greater distance. When Aussie co-Lieutenant the_killer_ewok was travelling through Europe, he stopped off in Germany to sample some "local culture" with Crew Leader NAVAL_SEABEE. After a few steins at a local brewery, NAVAL_SEABEE presented the_killer_ewok with a Crew T-shirt he designed himself. A noble gesture and just rewards for journeying such a distance.
Merryweather IMF's camaraderie is clearly evident in-game as well, with this follow up to last year's tongue-in-cheek recruitment video. As NAVAL_SEABEE explained it to us, in the past 8 months MIMF have culled down 1,000+ applicants to just over a hundred elite operatives, committed to protecting the Freemode city from red dot psychopaths, play crazy custom Missions, and overall have a great social experience. KDR hitmen, proficient gunners, expert pilots and great GTA cinematographers are all welcome to apply for second phase of the Crew: Gone Rogue. To find out more, check out the following recruitment video:
Finally, an awesome recruitment video from Social Club stalwarts the Ganja Outlaws - showcasing the organization and creativity we've come to expect from them. In this one, WEED take advantage of the expanded lobbies on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in this Toots and the Maytails inspired highlight reel that showcases exactly what you can expect from their next-gen Crew meets. We also enjoyed this montage of them Smokin and Ridin' their way around Los Santos. Keep up the good work fellas. If you've created a video showing off the best of your Crew, please post them in the comments below or send them to us direct via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope everyone enjoyed celebrating the holidays in GTA Online with all the new goodies from the Festive Surprise, as well as the freak bouts of snowfall that covered the streets of Los Santos and the hills of Blaine County. We certainly enjoyed checking out all the #FestiveSurprise tagged Snapmatic pics on Social Club. You can see our official selections below (each of which receives GTA$1M), along with a few honorable mentions.
And while the seasonal masks and clothing may be gone, there's still plenty to get your hands on from those that skipped the holiday rush, including the ability to purchase a third property and those four new vehicles to help fill up that new garage with - the Hot Rod Rat-Truck, Slam Van and the Massacro and Jester sports cars with Race liveries.
Plus, you can make spirits bright all year long with the new Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines at Ammu-Nation any time. And for those who may have missed out on a few of the rare collectible Crate Drop items around Christmas, watch the skies this coming Friday through Sunday for your chance to score the coveted Vivisection tee, the Supa Wet Beer Hat and the Please Stop Me Mask. Happy New Year and look out for lots of great stuff here on the Newswire in 2015.
"Proximity Mines? You shouldn't have!" Duffi_21 captures "The Best Moment of Christmas" as the GTAPhotographers Crew seize upon their festive haul. We also liked Duffi's picof Rudolph, Blitzer and Crew rolling on BMXs with Saint Nick's Bifta in tow.
When Santa is done delivering presents for the year he swaps his sleigh for an LCC Innovation and rides out with a new-look Mary Christmas on the back of his hog. Props to R1CHIEC for a brilliantly conceived and executed pic.
mathewisonfire's perfect stocking filler ain't Nuthin' But An 'E' Thang. Dr. Dre himself would be proud of this festive tribute album created using the Snapmatic meme creator.
If you see the glowing nose of a Homing Missile from the new Launcher coming towards you, you'll know that sickbiyatch of the Pussi Riot Crew definitely doesn't want you joining in any reindeer games.
In a scene evoking Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life, lvc0034 snaps his Rat-Truck filled with gas and ready for the long Christmas Eve drive home.
Posted on November 22 2014, 1:24pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games
With the launch of GTAV on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the vast Snapmatic Community of enthusiastic shutterbugs have wasted no time capturing marvelous and prodigious fresh perspectives throughout Los Santos and Blaine County. Here are a few featured shots that caught our eye these last couple days.
Resting near Mirror Park, this gangsta green Declasse Tornado looks a long way off from The Grove. Taken by colognemitch
From dusk till dawn, this untamed part of the Pacific Bluffs beach along Highway 1 looks quite serene. Taken by Silver Heathen
Taken by colognemitch who seems to have an on-going love affair with the Declasse Tornado.
This one taken by ProVelvet on the Great Ocean Highway has a particularly understated, eerie quality that we enjoy.
aleexzyta captured this adorable striped tomcat in blissful repose.
Prolific Snapmatic photographer HairyHole makes this Declasse Vigero look clean and mean.
Is she posing a question or dimissing one? Hard to say but a great shot by Daisy_Dukes_USA, regardless.
ProVelvet left their Benefactor Glendale out to play in the rain.
Looks like Chop may be out for a bit. Taken by BLRock
Some people keep their vicious dogs locked up behind a chain-lnk fence. In our second featured shot by HairyHole, the same applies to this suped-up Albany Buccaneer.
Insert obligatory "deer crossing" joke for this one from Arioza.
Post-Apocalypse now! This fierce looking Imponte Duke O'Death captured by Debra_Morgan137 will make the sturdiest of road warriors shudder.
We get the feeling that running into this nasty character during the daily LS commute would be no laughing matter. Taken by Sophronia
Have a great Snapmatic photo you'd like to share? Be sure to drop a link to it in the comments below for us and the rest of the Social Club community to check out. We'll certainly be keeping an eye out for the best and the brightest. And if you aren't already, make sure you're following us on Twitter, where we've been regularly sharing awesome shots from the community as well.
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