Lowriders Custom Classics Event Week: Special Discounts plus Double GTA$ on SUMO and More

Posted on March 18 2016, 11:06am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This week, Benny's Original Motor Works re-upped its considerable range of services to include a fresh set of slammed and chopped rides as part of GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics. Alongside the Vapid Slamvan CustomDundreary Virgo Classic and Willard Faction Custom Donk which you can now completely make your own, there's also the brand new Sumo Adversary Mode, two new weapons and a street-ready spring collection of new clothes, haircuts and tats available in GTA Online. To celebrate the launch, the Lowriders: Custom Classics Event Week is now live, with some special week-long deals, plenty of Double GTA$ & RP opportunities, a #customclassics Snapmatic contest with a GTA$1M prize, exclusive Social Club merchandise sweepstakes, and the official Rockstar Broadcast livestream later today featuring all of the new content alongside special guests.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP PLAYLISTS

Every day this week there's a different way for you to earn Double GTA$ & RP across various modes and missions via a featured Playlist, accessible directly from the GTAV launch screens.

  • Friday March 18th through Sunday March 20th - Sumo
  • Monday March 21st -  Land Races 
  • Tuesday March 22nd - Keep The Pace
  • Wednesday March 23rd - Relay
  • Thursday March 24th - Offense Defense

If you complete the Playlist, and want to replay it to earn more Double GTA$ & RP, there's no need to restart the game! You can find the Playlist again via the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menus.

DISCOUNTED GARAGES

Building out your prized collection of Lowriders with the Vapid Slamvan Custom, Dundreary Virgo Classic or Willard Faction Custom Donk may require some storage solutions that don't come flat-packed. Luckily the fine folks at Dynasty 8 Properties are offering 25% off all Properties with a 10-car garage. Simply hit the Internet icon on your iFruit, find the Dynasty 8 advert at the top of the page and choose the space and location best suited for your new additions.

50% OFF ALL RIFLE AND SHOTGUN AMMO

While beautiful hardware to look at, the brand new Compact Rifle and Double Barrel Shotgun won't do you much good when empty. Make sure you visit Ammu-Nation for 50% off Rifle and Shotgun Ammo all this week - you'll need it to unload on anyone that tries to mess with your wheels.

25% OFF ALL MOTORCYCLES

The Compact Rifle and Double Barrel Shotgun are both single-handed weapons, ideal for drive-bys from the handlebars of a Motorcycle. To make the most of this awesome ability, enjoy 25% off ALL Motorbikes in GTA Online from now through the 24th. Visit the in-game websites for Legendary Motorsport and Southern San Andreas Super Autos, and pick up the hog(s) that tickle your fancy.

DISCOUNTED CUSTOM WORK AT BENNY'S

With three new custom vehicles available as part of Benny's spring roll-out, time to make sure you have your Slamvan, Virgo Classic and Custom Donk fully locked and lowered. Spend a week at Benny's to take advantage of 75% discounts on all Bobbleheads, Column Shift Levers and Plaques, and put the coup de grâce on your latest ride.

 #CUSTOMCLASSICS SNAPMATIC CONTEST THIS WEEKEND

After you've worked hard on customizing your new ride, be sure to take a Snapmatic of your pride and joy and enter it into the official Lowriders: Custom Classics Snapmatic Contest by tagging it with #customclassics on Social Club. GTA$1,000,000 will be awarded to the five photographers whose beauteous and clever snaps best represent what the lowrider lifestyle is all about, whether it's tricked out wheels or pairing a new High Top haircut with your dapper new streetwear ensemble. Valid entries are those published from this past Tuesday till end-of-day this Sunday March 20th and have the "#customclassics" tag on Social Club. For official rules, visit here.

CUSTOM CLASSICS SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES

You're already living like a "G" in GTA Online, so don't miss the opportunity to embody it 24/7 with our latest Social Club giveaway, chock full of gear that reps everything about the classic Sunday Driver livestyle. Five lucky winners will receive a CD copy of The Alchemist and Oh No's Welcome to Los Santos to roll around your neighborhood listening to, a beautiful chrome GTAV Zippo Lighter, GTAV and Rockstar Keychains, and a GTAV Air Freshener to ensure there's no stank in your low-low. To sweeten the pot, the chosen ones will also get their hands on the Grotti Polo Shirt, a Los Santos T-shirt and some official Rockstar and GTAV Stickers for good measure. Take yourself to the Social Club Events Page now for a shot at this engine-revving package.

THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR BROADCAST LIVESTREAM: PLAYING SUMO AND MORE WITH CARLY AQUILINO, NESSA & DAYM DROPS (Today 6pm ET)

Tune in today at 6pm ET to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube for the official Rockstar Broadcast event livestream. We'll be welcoming very special in-studio guest GTA fans: comedian Carly Aquilino, her Girl Code co-star and Hot 97's own Nessa and YouTuber & food critic Daym Drops - joining Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast team to play the new SUMO mode, have some Destroy Last Place Races in the new vehicles, and more. This is sure to be a fast, loose and hilarious-as-hell stream you will definitely want to be in on. 


Previously:
GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics Now Available

The GTA Online Be My Valentine Event: Feb 12th - 18th

Posted on February 12 2016, 11:24am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Lovers, paramours and devotees, it’s time to celebrate the Be My Valentine Event in GTA Online. Beginning today and extending through Thursday February 18th, take advantage of Double GTA$ and RP opportunities, hearty discounts and much more. Don't forget that in addition to the brand new Albany Roosevelt Valor and items from GTA Online: Be My Valentine, all of the content from the previous Valentine's Day update - including the original Roosevelt and the Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun - are available for all platforms (and on PS4, Xbox One and PC for the first time).

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP IN TILL DEATH DO US PART
We all know the price of pleasing your true love on this day of romance can sometimes be costly. Prepare accordingly with Double GTA$ and RP in the brand new Adversary Mode Till Death Do Us Part. Work for each other, because if one goes - you both go. You'll either be skipping away down Lover's Lane, or laying like lovers slain.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT WEEK PLAYLIST
An effective, guaranteed way to see that Double GTA$ and RP roll in is by joining the Till Death Do Us Part Playlist, accessible via the single button press on the GTAV launch screens. This week you will not only earn Double GTA$ & RP while playing, but you'll also unlock a Firework Launcher and Fireworks if you complete the entire Playlist - ensuring date night ends with a bang.

DOUBLE RP OPPORTUNITIES
Valentine's is no time to be alone, and this week's Double RP bonuses will give you every opportunity to get up close and personal with a new flame. Whether you're riding together in a vehicle or staring into each other's eyes as you Arm Wrestle, you'll be ranking up twice as fast.

50% OFF ALL SMG AMMO
While it may be presumptuous to go into a romantic evening with certain expectations, you should always be prepared. All week long head on over to Ammu-Nation for 50% off all SMG Ammo to ensure you have proper protection and your Gusenberg Sweeper always has one in the chamber.

FREE ADMISSION TO THE MOVIES AND SELECT RIDES
Looking for someplace dark and intimate to canoodle with your beloved? Tivoli Cinema, the Ten Cent and Oriental Theaters are honoring free admissions during this time period, allowing you to watch mood-setting classics such as Capolavoro to your heart's content. Public displays of affection more your thing? Head on out to Del Perro Pier where the Ferris Whale and Leviathan roller coaster will heighten thrills and excitement for the same exact deal.

EXCLUSIVE UNLOCKABLE T-SHIRTS
Get dolled up, fresh and looking your best for your big Valentine's date with a pair of exclusive tees available only this Saturday & Sunday on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Log in anytime tomorrow Saturday February 13 to receive the "Nelson in Naples" t-shirt, and on Sunday February 14 to experience the full gamut of love and heartache with "An American Divorce" t-shirt.

#BEMYVALENTINE SNAPMATIC CONTEST THIS WEEKEND
Pull out that iFruit and document your love for the official #BEMYVALENTINE Snapmatic Contest. The five Snapmatic photogs whom best capture the essence of the new Be My Valentine content, from the sexy lines of the Valor to the plethora of new clothing, will each reach receive a cool GTA$1,000,000. Valid entries must be received before end-of-day Sunday February 14th and have the "#bemyvalentine" tag on Social Club. Visit here for official rules.

VALENTINE'S SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES
Want for the same passion in real world as you'll inevitably get in GTA Online this week? Try and get lucky in our Social Club gear giveaway where lots of goodies are up for grabs. Set the mood just right with a package that screams "be mine": the Epsilon Candle scented with orange blossom, the Epsilon Pendant to put around the neck of your sweetheart and lay claim, the Loneliest Robot Greeting Card for you to express every intimate thought, a copy of the official Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack to let your partner know you mean business and an assortment of Rockstar and GTAV stickers to sweeten the deal. Head on over now to the Social Club Events Page for your lucky chance.

THE OFFICIAL VALENTINE'S LIVESTREAM TODAY AT 5pm ET
COUPLES BATTLE: TILL DEATH DO US PART

Tune in today at 5pm ET to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube to see some hot 2v2v2 action. Watch as real life YouTuber & Twitch streamer couples Fangs & GI Doobie, Ltzonda & Louise Julie and Jelly & Sanna as well as our own dynamic duo hosts Lazlow and Klang see which Valentine’s team is victorious in a Playlist of 2v2 modes including all the variants of the brand new Till Death Do Us Part.


Previously:
Till Death Do Us Part: New Adversary Mode in GTA Online
Grand Theft Auto Online: Be My Valentine

Crew Noticeboard: The Black Wasps, Academi Security LLC, Brothers of X and More

Posted on February 9 2016, 10:13am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively recruiting new members to join their ranks. We publish Crew recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know exactly what they're all about.

This edition of the Crew Noticeboard features pitches from a motorcycle Crew looking for some new prospects, a group of guns for hire ready to lay down their lives to protect your newly formed Organization and a car meet Crew with a penchant for showing off their latest rides.
 

Rockstar Game Tips: Adversary Modes incl. Every Bullet Counts, Running Back, Slasher, Relay & Keep the Pace

Posted on December 14 2015, 1:43pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

In this edition of the Rockstar Game Tips series, we show you some of the best tips to dominate your foes in the new Every Bullet Counts and  Running Back Adversary modes, how to get the upper hand in Slasher, and tactics for mastering Relay and Keep the Pace from GTA Online: Lowriders.


Keep your back to the wall when reloading the Marksman Pistol in Every Bullet Counts.

Every Bullet Counts

As the title makes clear, in Every Bullet Counts there's no room to be wasteful. When you only have one life, one Melee Weapon and a Marksman Pistol with just two bullets, every decision and every shot must be precise and calculated. Take your time with this one, play it slowly and methodically - the hours you've put into stalking during Slasher will come in handy!

Remember that standing still for too long will give your position away on the HUD, so this is not the time for a full on stake out. However, if you're smart you can use this feature of Every Bullet Counts to your advantage: try staying still just long enough to lure your enemies in, moving at the last minute to ghost yourself off the radar and turn the tables. Another key feature of the HUD is the height indicator, this will let you know if blipped players are above or below your position. Don't forget that out of sight equals out of mind, so stay out of trouble for the first few minutes and let the others do the dirty work killing each other off or hacking away at each other's Health. By the time you get involved, your full arsenal and full Health will give you the best chance of closing the Round out as the winner. You could even listen out for the number of gunshots going off to perfectly calculate your advantage. If there's more than one other player left when you do eventually go steaming in, don't forget that your Melee Weapon will save your precious bullets for the final showdown.

If you do find yourself out of ammo early on, there are pickups dotted around the maps (and you can always loot the bodies of the fallen). Just use caution - the enemy can use that as a trap and while you're busy trying to load up on ammo, they'll be unloading theirs right into you.  If you can't find any and must resort to your Melee Weapon, stick to confined areas to give yourself the best chance of survival.


When on Defense, it's a good idea to keep one Defender back to act as a Safety should the Runner break through to the second-level.

Running Back

It's time to get out the playbook for one of the more recent additions to the GTA Online Adversary Mode canon: "Running Back". This fast-paced mash-up of Hunting Pack, Cross The Line and Offense Defense, feature a Panto-driving Runner. Aided by a team of Attackers, they must try to dodge their way through a determined line of Defenders and get to the end zone on the other side of the throughway. 

When on Defense, it's a good idea to keep one Defender back to act as a Safety should the Runner break through to the second-level. Those forming the initial line of attack should work as a unit to cover as many gaps as possible. You could even have all Defenders stay on the goal line, prevent-style. This doesn't give you much room for error, but will give you the most amount of time to coordinate your defense. A good tactic is to try to pin the Runner to the wall and apply the handbrake to ensure they can't move. If you're on Raton Canyon Bridge or La Mesa Bridge, you could even try to force the Runner off the side, out of the field of play, which results in an immediate win for your side. Focusing on the Runner is imperative, try to ignore the offensive Blockers by pressing the focus button (Circle on PS4, B on Xbox One, R on PC) to hone in on your target.

The Offensive team need to coordinate together to protect their Runner and create opportunities for them to break through the defensive line. To do so, get your Blockers out in front of the Runner, similar to how a screen pass is setup in football. Make sure you go one to-one against the Defenders - doubling up will leave an extra Defender alone to attack the Runner. With the Runner hanging back slightly, they can wait for a spot to open up. While doing so, the Runner should remain in the center of the field of play - hugging the walls will narrow your chances of escape and increase the likelihood of being pinned. If, as the Runner you do find yourself blocked, don't be afraid to backtrack and find a new line through the defense. Try to mix up your offensive play and surprise your opponents with a new strategy each round, purposefully creating blocking lines to leave a clear path for the Runner. 

And if you're looking for that authentic in-helmet experience, you can always switch to force the camera lock to First Person Mode.


Once three minutes are up and the Hunted become armed, their best chance of winning is to work together to take out the Slasher.

Slasher

This hyper-sensory game mode requires concentration, marksmanship and a rigid control of your own fear. Where you lack vision, you'll have to use touch, sound and instincts to ensure survival. Those who are yet to play the mode should know that the Slasher begins each round armed with a Shotgun and has three minutes to dispense with the Flashlight-wielding Hunted as they hide in the gloom and darkness. After three minutes, the game turns on its head as the Hunted also receive Shotguns and the Slasher becomes the prey.

As one of the Hunted, embrace the darkness. Rather than overusing the Flashlight and giving your position away, instead try using your Radar to navigate around the map. If you're using a game controllers, you will feel them vibrate with increased intensity and frequency as the Slasher gets closer to your position, so use this to determine whether they are coming towards you or moving away. If you’re going to move from your hiding spot, do so before the vibrations become near-constant or you run the risk of getting caught like a deer in headlights while switching positions. Just remember, all the pressure lies on the Slasher since you and your team all unlock guns eventually - you can always lie in wait rather than run around and risk getting shot. During your unarmed period, it’s recommended that you and your teammates spread out across the map – staying in groups is a high risk strategy, but if you don’t mind serving yourself up on a silver bullet platter, baiting the Slasher can catch them by surprise, and provide the opportune moment for everyone to work together to knock their lights out. Once the three minutes is up and you and your mates become armed, you'll certainly want to stay as close together as possible since two bullets are always better than one. Try using another member of the Hunted as bait – when the Slasher goes after them, you can pop out with a Shotgun blast, effectively turning the Slasher into the Slashee.

When you’re the Slasher, the clock is ticking so do whatever you have to do to eliminate your prey in that three minute window. By design, the Hunted can hear everyone including the Slasher, but not the other way around. As the Slasher, try tricking your opponents by telling them to meet you at a certain location, only to ambush them upon their arrival. This tactic is most likely suited for when you play with strangers – your friends are much more likely to call your bluff!  Alternatively, you can make sounds to distract them – which could possibly work with a lobby full of friends as well. This audio trickery is a roll of the dice as they might not buy it at all – but it’s worth a shot. To really startle your opponents, switch from the Shotgun to Machete for a quieter approach - the Hunted are expecting a bullet to the head, not a knife in the back.


In Relay, keep an eye on your rear-view to anticipate your teammate entering the pen.

Relay

Much like the track event of the same name, Relay sees you and a teammate tag each other in and out of a Race, lap by lap.

Assuming racing skills are equal between the teams, the changeovers will make all the difference in Relay. Once you've completed your lap and entered the pen, reverse your car to the very back of the pen, and swivel your camera around to view the final straight of the lap. From there, simply put pedal to the metal as soon as you see your teammate is approaching the end of their lap. With practice, you'll be able to leave the pen at the exact moment your teammate arrives and you'll be at full speed when you do so. Communication is imperative here - giving your teammate ample warning as you approach the end of your lap will allow them to be better prepared for the switch over. If in doubt, play it safe - if you exit the pen too early you'll have to return before you can start your lap. Just one of these penalties could be the difference between winning and losing. Finally, while waiting in between laps, switching to spectate your teammate can help you learn the course, share tips and understand where the checkpoints around the route are.


Use Slipstream in Keep the Pace to keep you up to speed and avoid getting shunted out.

Keep the Pace

In "Keep the Pace" the clue is in the title: stay above a minimum speed while navigating, jumps, obstacles and opponents or meet combustible elimination.

Since the minimum speed in this mode increases with every lap, you will need to adjust your tactics with each completed circuit. For instance, if you plan on racing dirty and spinning or shunting fellow racers, aim to do so in the first lap which will be more forgiving if your plans backfire. Later on in the race, use jumps to your advantage when shunting others: a small nudge just before their car leaves terra firma will be magnified greatly while in mid-air. More honorable racers shouldn't be afraid to ease off the accelerator in order to put space between them and other racers; don't forget that rounds can end long before the finish line, so play it safe rather than focusing on first place. Your tactics on turns will also need to be revised from traditional thinking: while regular racing rewards sharp turns corner cutting, taking wider turns along the racing line will prevent crashes and oversteers from which you may not have time to recover. Use Slipstreaming judiciously in Keep the Pace; while it can help pull your speed up when you're flagging, it may also push you over the edge just before a tricky turn, with your lowrider's traction unable to cope with your velocity.

Have any of your own personal tips that you've found to be successful? Please feel free to do everyone a solid and share them with fellow members of the Social Club community in the comments section below.


Previously:
Rockstar Game Tips: Adversary Modes Offense Defense, Cross the Line and Hunting Pack

Rockstar Game Tips: Mastering Freemode Events Part One

Posted on September 29 2015, 2:04pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

With the latest GTA Online Update, players now have new featured Freemode Events in which to drive, hunt, chase and shoot their way to victory, offering an unprecedented level of structured chaos in Freemode. From Kill List to Moving Target, there is a plethora of options unique to the GTA Online experience. To help get you started, we have assembled a three part series of tips to give you the most bang for your buck. In part one, we cover Hunt the BeastKing of the CastleHot Property and Moving Target, as well as some general advice on how to best be prepared for all upcoming Events. 

GETTING STARTED

In order to be fully prepared for all Freemode Events, we highly recommend you using these general tips as a credo: 

  • Stock up. You'll need lots of firepower and a variety of vehicles so be sure to load up on ammo, armor and snacks and have a diverse mix of rides in your garage, from motorcycles to fast cars to off-road vehicles - be prepared to dial up your Mechanic at the drop of a dime. Similarly, you should also have a chopper or plane at the ready from Pegasus.
  • Be generous. Team up and share your cash by going to the Inventory section in your Interaction menu, and select Cash. From there, choose which player you'd like to share with as well as a percentage cut. 
  • Periodically, purple help text and UI will pop onto your screen. Be on the lookout for these messages as they will provide helpful information specific to the Freemode Events.
  • Keep your eyes on the prize. Stay focused on the main objective in all Events rather than getting bogged down in fighting other challengers, risking defeat by another player.
  • If you want to avoid auto-targeting your friends during Events, be sure to set your Player Targeting Priority to Strangers.


Team up to take out the Beast and share the winnings afterwards.

HUNT THE BEAST

Objective
Each player that elects to participate in this hunt-or-be-hunted Freemode Event has a chance to become the ominous Beast - a stronger and faster version of themselves. The Beast's goal is to visit Landmarks around Los Santos and Blaine County, collecting cash and RP while being hunted by the other players in the session. The Beast’s blip on the Radar is only visible to others for a short time at the start of the Event and after they visit each Landmark. 

Tips
Finding the Beast will prove to be challenging, so once you do you'll want to have it in your sights for as long as possible. To follow the Beast for an extended period of time, use the expanded Radar by hitting Start then Settings and Display (this is also a good tip to follow in general). Keep your ears open and listen closely for any growling sounds - this means the Beast is nearby. As the Hunters, the best strategy is to work together. Arrange for someone to follow the Beast in a chopper to communicate their location to the ground troops, hunt in packs and keep an open line of communication. Just be cautious, as the Beast is a deceptive one; they may be using voice chat to provide Hunters false information and throw them off the scent. Pedestrians will flee from the Beast making it difficult for them to blend in on foot. Hunters surveying the land by air should pay close attention to irregular driving patterns such as fast accelerating vehicles, abrupt lane changes or U-turns. Work in small teams with one person taking the wheel whilst the others navigate and keep an eye out for the Beast.

As for the Beast, in addition to the previously mentioned details, plan your collection route in order to hit the checkpoints as efficiently as possible. You'll have heightened speed and strength abilities so be sure to take advantage of those as well. If you are discovered by your pursuers keep calm, you can withstand the onslaught for a short period of time. Focus on the Hunters that pose the most immediate threat, try not to get cornered and when you have dispatched of the Hunters, flee the scene as quickly as possible. If you find that you're being tailed by a helicopter don't be afraid to stop and destroy it, this will buy you some time as they scramble to find more air support.


Once on the throne, booby trap your Castle with Proximity Mines to protect yourself from sneak attacks.

KING OF THE CASTLE

Objective
Once the Castle area appears on your Radar, rush over and find a way to secure it to earn yourself both cash and RP. Stay as the King for as long as possible - for each second you're in the Castle area you earn one point and for each kill you earn five. Until another player is able to forcibly remove you from your Castle and begin a reign of their own, your RP and GTA$ will continue to pile up.

Tips
In your attempts to claim the Castle, you'll find gunfire and explosions to be plentiful - best to make use of the cover around you whenever possible. Amidst that chaos, focus your sights on the King as killing other players will only benefit the head of the kingdom. The one civilian you should feel free to go after is the points leader. If they aren't currently the King, taking them out on your way to the Castle area will prevent them from adding to their score. Once you do claim the throne, well-placed proximity mines can be a great defense of the Castle - hopefully helping to extend your reign for a good long while. Merryweather will gladly help out for a small fee so be sure to call in Mercenaries or a Backup Helicopter to dethrone the current King.


When playing as the driver in Moving Target, be sure to wait for a gunner who can help clear the path to your destination.

MOVING TARGET

Objective
The safe delivery of a single vehicle is your objective for the round and you may have a friend help with securing the cash and RP bonuses. Moving Target will put your driving or flying skills to the test since all other participants will be rewarded for taking you out. Once the random vehicle appears on your Radar, rush over to its location. If the vehicle requires a gunner, you will receive some much-needed support.

Tips
While you're busy focusing on steering your picked up vehicle to a safe delivery, have someone ride shotty to help fend off attackers and then share the cash. As in real life, don't always blindly rely on the GPS - you just might know a shortcut that's faster or safer.

HOT PROPERTY

Objective
Grab the briefcase and go! Hold onto a Briefcase for as long as you can until the eight minute timer runs out. Jump into a car, bike, boat, motorcycle, P-996 Lazer or just run for the hills. Stay on the move. As long as you are holding onto the Briefcase the other players will know where to find you. At the end of the Event the three players who held on to the Briefcase the longest will score cash and RP bonuses.

Tips
Since the competition can easily locate players holding the Briefcase on their HUD, once you obtain one you should stay on the move as much as possible - a fast car such as the Kuruma is ideal. Fortunately, Briefcases can be picked up from inside your vehicle, allowing you to avoid exiting your car and thus being more vulnerable to enemy fire. Also, consider working with a partner to help secure the Briefcase and then share the cash if you win.

 

Of course, if you come across any solid tips of your own, be sure to drop them in the comments section. Stay tuned for Part Two of our special Freemode Events Game Tips series, in which we'll offer top advice on mastering four more Events.

Crew Noticeboard: An Apocalyptic Brotherhood, Music Lovers and More

Posted on September 17 2015, 2:06pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively recruiting new members to join their ranks. We publish Crew recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know exactly what they're all about.

In this edition, we feature pitches from a Crew that gets their inspiration from the music of Los Santos, a post-apocalyptic brotherhood, a devilish MC squad and a dedicated car club.

Check It Out: The Warriors Reunion in Coney Island this Sunday September 13th

Posted on September 11 2015, 11:29am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Rockstar, Games

Attention all you boppers. The Warriors are back in the city and headed to CI, the big Coney. This coming Sunday September 13th, many of the film's original cast members will be reuniting at the Surf Pavilion for The Warriors Coney Island Festival in what they're dubbing the "Last Subway Ride Reunion Tour". 

Hosted by singer John Joseph of the Cro-Mags (you may have heard their work on Liberty City Hardcore), the day will feature everything from meet-and-greets with the original cast (including many of The Warriors themselves as well as actors who portrayed memorable members of rival gangs like the Orphans and Baseball Furies), live music from bands including Sick of It All (another LCHC alumni), a costume contest and a film screening right there on the gang's turf. Doors open at 10 A.M. and tickets are available for purchase here. If you’re as big a fan of this cult classic as we are and you’re in the NYC area, it sounds like one not to miss.

This fall also marks the 10th Anniversary of our own 2005 videogame adaptation of The Warriors - so for those of you who can't make that long journey to BK, feel free to get nostalgic by sharing your best Warrior-themed GTA Online Jobs for others to play. We’ll be looking to feature them next month in a special edition Throwback Jobs post alongside homages to 2005’s Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories as well.


Previously:
35th Anniversary of The Warriors: Check Out the GTA Online Fan-Made Warriors Inspired Playlist

Announcing the Winner of the #illgottengains Rockstar Editor Contest

Posted on August 19 2015, 1:17pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

After poring through entries with all sorts of creative interpretations on the directive to "show off your luxury spoils," congratulations go out to Social Club member pimpedupbadass for the winning entry, the aptly-titled "WHAT ILL-GOTTEN-GAINS IS ALL ABOUT." By earning top prize, he'll be receiving a custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and a G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse, both laser-engraved with his Social Club ID and the Rockstar Editor logo - plus a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card to the Rockstar Warehouse.

WINNER

WHAT ILL-GOTTEN-GAINS IS ALL ABOUT by pimpedupbadass
Beginning with a seemingly hard-luck lady who does time at Bolingbroke after getting pinched for grand theft auto, pimpedupbadass takes her out of the joint and straight into the vault of the Fleeca Bank. From there, she and her Heist teammates hit the jackpot and proceed to enjoy the fruits of their labor - from a Ponsonbys shopping spree to joyriding across Southern San Andreas in the breathtaking Progen T20.

RUNNERS-UP

The two esteemed runners-up will both receive a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card to the Rockstar Warehouse.

GOTTEN PAYBACK by .Angros
After a betrayal by his partner that left him with empty pockets and near death, the protagonist of GOTTEN PAYBACK vows to get revenge. It takes nearly eight years and lots of ammo, but watch his wish come true in this beautifully executed runner-up.

Welcome to Los Santos by BloodLust180
Set to the tune of The Alchemist and Oh No's banging track of the same name, Welcome to Los Santos serves as a perfect introduction to the city, and all the spoils of its nouveau riche. Highlighted by beautiful edits and action shots that show off everything from the serene backdrop of Vespucci Beach to the seedier parts of town, BloodLust180 has painted quite the picture of that LS life.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

And here are a few eye-catching honorable mentions that we'd be remiss not to acknowledge.

Go Brawl Out! by mathewisonfire
With a license plate that reads "DEATH," mathewisonfire takes the Coil Brawler to the absolute max in what amounts to the ultimate commercial for this Ill-Gotten Gains Update Part 2 off-road vehicle. Venturing over rivers, mountain tops, beach dwellers and everything in between, not to mention pulling off stellar jumps and skid outs, this vid proves the Brawler is for "nearly anywhere, anytime."

Devil's Playground by Mrluckdragon
Three minutes and nine seconds of pure adrenaline and attitude... Testing out vehicles from both Ill-Gotten updates and knocking out victims with his Knuckledusters perfectly in sync to the music, this entry really packs a punch.

Fast Life by shorty2001
Lightning quick edits, high speed rides and parachute jumps off the Maze Bank Tower are just a few examples of just how maxed out and high octane this vid is - all edited perfectly to the lyrics of Vybz Kartel's song of the same name off the Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack.

 

Congrats again to all our winners and thanks to all our talented entrants. The upcoming launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One as the next update to Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online means the next Rockstar Editor Contest will be the first one with entries across all three platforms - so the creative competition will be fiercer than ever. Stay tuned for info about that contest and forthcoming update.

Previously:
The ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Event Weekend - Part Two
Rockstar Editor Contest Winner: Presenting the Official Music Video for "Leave" by Wavves

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