GTA & Rockstar Fan Pics: Trevor on Canvas, Damned Brotherhood Portraits, You Only Live Once Photo Journal & More

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

In the latest fan art roundup, an artist captures Trevor's "Rampage" on canvas, plus some awesome original digital portraits of a GTA Online Crew, a photographer's narrative photo journey along with the story behind it, a Rockstar skinned PS4 and more. 

As always, should you find (or create) any awe-inspiring GTA or Rockstar-related art or photos that you think other fans need to see, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.


"Rampage": an incredible painting by Mike Oncley that was featured at Seattle's PRESS START III: TURBO EDITION, an annual art show focusing on the modern era of video games. Oncley created his rendition of Trevor using a mix of just blue, red and white acrylic paint on canvas (notice the skull detail in Trevor's eye). You can watch Oncley through his entire process in this Timelapse Painting video and if you're in the Seattle area, you can check it out in person now til October 5th at the Ltd. Art Gallery. [Found via xombiedirge.com]



Digital artist and member of the Damned Brotherhood Crew, W_Flemming created these impressive digitally hand-drawn portraits based on other members of her GTA Online Crew including Crew Leader, ajdbns87. Here's a sick moving art vid of all her pieces together. 


Social Club member djnatas is gearing up (quite literally) for the November 18th GTAV release on PS4. He sent us his custom Rockstar and GTA console skin via mouthoff - looks like he's ready to play GTAV in style. 


GTAPhotographers' leader MAKAVELI used the meme editor to turn this rusty old Voodoo found in GTAV into an awesome GTAIII HUD recreation.


Photographer and professional film editor Casey Brooks (known for his work on the recent film, Obvious Child), used Snapmatic photos to create a narrative photo journal from the perspective of a girl living in Los Santos. In a recent interview with the Creators Project, Brooks describes his vision. "I wanted to tell a fictional story of one of these 'extras' [pedestrians in GTA Online] and my character would assume this role. She gives a sense of the world through her personal photos and history. While other online players/characters are engaging in epic standoffs with military, there's a parallel universe with a young woman living a fairly normal American life and dealing with the complexities that come with that. Using her camera phone to create a document of her experiences." Brooks' photos and captions are a mix between personal and arbitrary moments painting a very broad portrait of this young woman's life. 


Tyree, aka deviantARTist SkaggsSTL took his owl mask-donning GTA Online character and added some custom ink and a graphic tee in this custom portrait.


We've seen Max Payne cosplayer @anthonyzero pull off Max's São Paulo look at quite a few conventions (Megacon 2014, Animate Miami, and Tampa Comic Con to name a few), but he went next level in this slick shot. 

@florentmaudet does a great job of recreating scenes from video games using photography and Photoshop and his John Marston here is no exception.
 


Max Payne plays Max Payne 3: "This is my first attempt at cosplay. Apologies if it's not very good." Looks great from where we're sitting, dude. Via eddiehimselfstolemyu on deviantART.


Previously:
A Lamar and Trevor Cross-Stitch Collaboration, Vintage Trio Portraiture, Trick Photography Snapmatics and More 
Fan Art: The GTAV Animated GIF Artwork of Julia Scott, Trevor Gets Patriotic & More
Los Santos Bullet Street Art, Homemade GTA Action Figure Diorama, Franklin's Snapmatic

GTAV Original Artwork: New Michael, Franklin & Trevor Art Plus Much More Now Available for Download

Posted 2 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

The brand new artwork of Michael, Franklin and Trevor as well as the flirtatious Vinewood Girl art that appeared this past Friday as part of the release date info update and trailer launch for Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – are all now available as digital downloads in our usual wide variety of formats.

We’ve also updated the archive of available GTAV digital artwork to include a mother lode of previously unreleased illustrations including a few of the oddballs of Los Santos and Blaine County that appeared in the latest trailer like Maude and Dr. Friedlander – plus a wide range of GTA Online artwork from the past few months as well.

Hit up www.rockstargames.com/V/downloads to grab all of the new artwork released as desktops, smartphone and tablet backgrounds, avatars, icons, Twitter and Facebook covers and more.
 

Watch the New GTAV Trailer: “A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip”

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Check out the brand new trailer, entitled “A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip”, and stay tuned for lots more details in the weeks ahead about GTAV for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


Previously:
Grand Theft Auto V Release Dates and Exclusive Content Details for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

Grand Theft Auto V Release Dates and Exclusive Content Details for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Rockstar Games is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014 with the PC version to follow January 27, 2015.

Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will feature a range of major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including:
 
-       New weapons, vehicles and activities
-       Additional wildlife
-       Denser traffic
-       New foliage system
-       Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more
 
Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will also feature enhanced radio selections with over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes from returning DJs across the game’s 17 radio stations.

All players who pre-order the game will get $1,000,000 in-game bonus cash to spend across Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA$500K each for your Story Mode and for your GTA Online in-game bank accounts).

A host of new, exclusive content also awaits for players returning from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities including wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more.

Enhancements to Grand Theft Auto Online include an increased player count, with online play now for up to 30 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. All existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with much more to come.

Existing players will be able to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC. For more info about gaining access to exclusive content for returning players, please visit rockstargames.com/V/bonuscontent.

Check out the brand new GTAV trailer, entitled "A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip" – and enjoy these sixteen new screenshots taken from the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

Snapmatic Winners and More: The GTA Online Flight School Event Recap

Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


Check out this GTA Online Flight School Event Session video we posted to YouTube earlier today, featuring the "Crosswind" and "GTA: Airheads" Jobs, played here with community members Karpeh, Smoowv, RadicalSpirit and AlexSniperBullet.

Intrepid pilots and Coquette sportifs took to the skies and roadways during the recent San Andreas Flight School Event, soaking up the Event Playlist Double GTA$ and RP and reaping all the other in-game rewards while they lasted. Read on for an Event recap highlighting some of the standout videos posted of the weekend action, plus the official #FLIGHTSCHOOL Snapmatic contest selections, winners of the gear giveaway and more.

As is tradition, the Event officially started with the official Event livestream hosted by Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast team (ICYMI: full stream archive). After warming up in a GTA community lobby playing through some of the new Flight School Jobs alongside Karpeh, Smoowv, RadicalSpirit and AlexSniperBullet – we got on to the main event: Rockstar versus Little & Cubed.


Nerdcubed's official YouTube video from the Rockstar VS Little & Cubed 2v2 Flight School battle.

We’ve been fans of Little & Cubed for quite a while now, loving the inventive and super fun 1v1 challenges that Dan NerdCubed whips up with the Creator tool and challenges his sparring partner Martyn Littlewood to. Considering the classic flight oriented ones they’ve done in the past (“Dump Jump!”, “Capture the Case”), we had a feeling that given the challenge of putting together some 2v2 Jobs with the new aviation toys from the Flight School Update – some serious madness could be afoot. Little & Cubed did not disappoint. In just about two days flat, Dan NerdCubed cooked up some devilishly fun 2v2s to challenge us with. Watch “Crossjoust” and “Game of Thrills II” above – the first in a new ongoing series of GTA Online Sessions videos we’re going to be posting regularly to the Rockstar YouTube channel (make sure you’re subscribed there so that you don’t miss a one) – and below is a list and description of all 8 original Nerdcubed Flight School Jobs so that you can bookmark and play them yourself with 3 of your best frienemies. Please note that as Dan N3 is a PS3 guy, his Jobs are currently only available to play on that platform, however they’re brilliant in their simplicity of construction so industrious Xbox 360 players should be able to easily re-create them using the Creator Tool as well (give a shout in comments if you’ve got a variation on XBL that the community should check out):

  • Crossjoust” – The Los Santos downtown financial district has been closed down to accommodate a 4-way intersection ‘crossjoust’ with opposing ramps, SMGs and Coquette Classics. ‘Backs to the wall. 3… 2… 1… Mayhem.’ Best played with headsets or via Skype so that one player can lead the synchronized jousting countdown.
  • Game of Thrills II” – A modified Capture where one drop wins it all. Take off in P-996s and fly to the military base to try and steal and pilot the coveted Miljet FTW. Players spawn at the mid-way point and can either defend or capture; Dan’s TLDR: ‘Steal plane. Shoot other planes’.
  • CanyonAero” – Jets versus Coquettes in a classic bit of cat and mouse. One team races down Raton Canyon in the Coquette Classic, the other team uses jets to try and blow them up on route. Switch roles at the 5 minute mark to let the hunter become the hunted.
  • Any Landing You Walk From” – Take turns trying to land the Besra down the Sandy Shores Airfield runway between perfectly arranged fuel tanks without blowing them up. Clip the tank and she’s gonna go boom.
  • Big Bridge. Big Plane” – A Race where you must thread the needle of the La Puerta Freeway Bridge to and fro in the massive MilJet – and the first checkpoint’s “a bit of a doozy.
  • To Infinity” – Besras weave around the Los Santos skyscrapers in a super tight Air Race to test your ace piloting skills.
  • Plane Sailing” – Stealing a Besra from the military and delivering it to a nearby drop point… is more difficult than one would think. 
  • Chill Lad” – The Coquette Classic is probably not the ideal vehicle for climbing and descending Mount Chiliad. Find out why – the hard way – in this Land Race.

Wickedly good fun, huge thanks to Dan and Martyn for putting these Jobs together and joining us on the livestream – and to see more footage of us playing these 2v2s with Little & Cubed make sure you sub to Rockstar Games, Official NerdCubed, and InTheLittleWood on YouTube. Below is Martyn's latest video from the 2v2 battle just posted yesterday showing his perspective during “Plane Sailing” – watch parts 1, 2 and 3 showing other Jobs listed above at his channel as well:

And now without further ado – here are the winners of the #FlightSchool Snapmatic contest, which include a trio of stylish shots featuring the new Besra, an historical homage and a salute to explosive special effects.


The profilic AlexSniperBullet brings us this tribute to legendary female aviator Amelia Earhart. Congrats to Alex for his very first winning photo entry after being the bridesmaid in several honorable mentions in past Events.


A stunning sun-drenched shot of the new Besra and both variations of the Invetero Coquette Classic, compliments of returning champion ZazDillinger.


A pilot makes a pit stop at a roadside fruit stand in the clever "Flight School Lunch Break" by Rita_Skybabe.


Cue "epic walking away from massive explosion"... and, action! From fktnk_95


sicaro12 gives the Besra's undercarriage a quick spritz, thanks to some low level flying at Cassidy Creek.

And by popular demand, here’s just a few honorable mentions that caught our eye as well:
• ‘Flight School’ looks as if lulaman300 snapped it directly from the trailer, great composition and use of the Meme Creator tool.
• Flight School Lesson #3 – ‘that big red button is NOT a turbo boost’. By Nemosphene.
• Calling for an impeccably outfitted Flight Suit, positioned vehicles, and two perfectly timed jets overhead are a couple spot-on Flight School artwork recreations by McGoooo420 and SilverFox1.
• Coquette pr0n – two gorgeous shots by chocolate_001 that look Invetero sponsorship-worthy
• “My first lesson in Flight School be like” – by Kralikus
•  Giving new meaning to ‘striking a runway pose’ - damn near a full lobby from Spain’s 3DJU were put to work in this epic LSIA Flight Crew selfie by caskillo. Also watch the making-of on YouTube.

Congratulations are also in order to the 20 winners of the Event Weekend Gear Giveaway who all scored Deluxe Prize Packs with a wardrobe of Rockstar and GTAV official t-shirts including the Republican Space Rangers Tee, Trevor Philips Industries Tee, Epsilon Program KIFFLOM! Tee and more. Winners we've already confirmed include Versus_Graphic, Checo---366, Aro247, visual619, Reclaimer_VII, ActaNonVerbaNLMrLiteraLOL, 32RuGGedTalk2Yuh, BIGFOOTSPENE, jsmith3000, huragok007webby1990, and UnboundSpirit.

Also keep your eyes peeled for the winners of the #FlightSchool Air Race Creator Contest to be announced in an upcoming edition of Rockstar Verified Jobs; we’re actively reviewing and playing entries as we speak. Look forward to that as well as news on forthcoming GTA Online updates in the weeks ahead.
 

A New Champion Emerges for the Win at Red Hook Crit Barcelona No°2

Posted 4 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar


Julio Padilla crossing the finish line. Photo credit: Father Tu

The second race in the Red Hook Crit 2014 series took place on Saturday at the spectacular waterfront venue, Parc Del Forum in Barcelona Spain. With record attendance and before an absolutely electrified crowd, the Barcelona No. 2 was taken by a new athlete that no one saw coming. 21 year old Guatemalan cycling prodigy, Julio Padilla, countered his teammate perfectly to pull away from the lead field with only a few laps remaining, crossing the finish line with his arms raised high while the chase pack followed merely a few wheels behind.


Armand Paul Kabarec sprinting in the afternoon qualifying. Photo cred: Francesco Rachello / Eloise Mavian

His teammate and winner of the Rockstar Games Top Antagonist Award, Eduardo Colon, earned the inaugural prize by paving the way for Padilla in a long solo break that at moments placed him a full eleven seconds ahead of the field and before a crowd of over 5,000 roaring spectators. Positioning in the chase pack was fiercely contested by Brooklyn’s winner Thibaud Lhenry, second place finisher Augusto Reati, and other race favorites Kyle Murphy, Mario Paz Duque and Nicholas Varani, as riders fought to catch up to Colon’s blistering pace.


Eduardo Colon takes the inaugural Rockstar Games Top Antagonist Award. Photo credit: Father Tu


Ainara Elbusto Arteaga breaks away from the pack.

The women’s criterium was taken by Ainara Elbusto Arteaga, followed by Fleur Faure in second. For the first time in Red Hook Crit history, siblings took the podium with Reati’s sister, Vittoria Reati taking third place. Congratulations are also in order to the women’s 5k winner, Txell Calduch Prat and the men’s 5k winner Otmane Btaim, who finished with a scorching 14:44. Hats off to the top ten finishers of the inaugural Last Chance Race, giving riders whose qualifying times did not position them in the final criterium a final do-or-die last chance race to earn a slot. 


Riders navigate the chicane. Photo credit: Francesco Rachello / Eloise Mavian


Race winner Julio Padilla sprinting in the final laps. Photo credit: Francesco Rachello / Eloise Mavian

The championship series points standings are closer than ever going into the final stop on October 11th in Red Hook Crit’s fifth visit to Milano, Italy. For full standings, race information and updates, visit the official Red Hook Crit channels at redhookcrit.com, facebook.com/redhookcrit, and instagram.com/redhookcrit.


Winner Julio Padilla with a commanding lead. Photo credit: Francesco Rachello / Eloise Mavian

 


Previously:
The Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No°2 this Saturday, August 30th
Fearless Athletes Defy the Elements at Red Hook Crit No. 7
Red Hook Crit at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
The 2014 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series

New GTA Online Flight School Jobs Now Available to Play + Earn Double RP in the New Playlist

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

As of today, we've added 16 additional new jobs to GTA Online. These include new scenarios for all three of the new VS Mission modes (Acquire Targets, Air Force Zero & G-Rating) that recently debuted as part of the San Andreas Flight School Update, plus a pair of new Contact Missions and a selection of new Air Races, Parachute Jumps and more.

Along with these new Jobs, we've also created the New Flight School Jobs Playlist that features a varied assortment of the new Jobs from today's update. This special Playlist will award you Double RP all week long - and for those who may have been unable to unlock the exclusive 'High Flyer' Parachute Pack as part of our recent Event Weekend, we're making that available to all who play through this new Playlist to completion. Read on below for descriptions of these new Jobs and remember boys, no points for second place.

NEW CONTACT MISSIONS

As part of today's update, two new Contact Missions are available to play (once you meet the rank requirement you'll receive a phone call from the associated Contact):
 
Chop Chop (Contact: Trevor, Rank 43, 2-4 Players)
"Our friend Ronald is getting increasingly agitated about Merryweather Security’s presence in the state, and a nervous Ron gets on my t***. Why don't you go to Sandy Shores Airfield, hack into the Merryweather Network, find their outposts and then take their choppers and blow 'em all to hell. Okay? Great!"

Effin' Lazers (Contact: Martin, Rank 44, 2 Players)
"The market’s about to be flooded with inferior product. I... WE... have too much invested in it to let that happen. I need you to get in some Lazer fighter jets and take out the planes holding product before they land. It sounds extreme, but these are desperate times."

NEW RACES, PARACHUTE JUMPS & CAPTURE

 Airstrip (Rank 11, 1-8 Players)
If a recruit shacks it on exercise, they don't need the added humiliation of hitching back to the landing strip. Practice landing where you took off with this flowing descent from 4,300 ft. to McKenzie Airfield. On the way down you can admire the view or ruminate on failure.

 Branching Out (Rank 20, 1-8 Players)
From the sea side to mountain peaks, from hikers to technophobic, cannibalistic cultists, from state parks to secret weed farms, the San Andreas wilderness has it all. Drink it in with this Lap Race for choppers by Mount Chilliad and Raton Canyon.

 Flying Colors (Rank 12, 1-8 Players)
Regulation Air Force exercises happen at high altitude over the ocean, but where’s the fun when you can’t get a feel for how fast you’re flying. Lap Race for planes low over rural Eastern Blaine County. How close to the dirt can you go without taking the head off a fruit picker?

 GTA: Wingmen (Rank 1, 2-8 Players)
It’s a buyer’s market as rival groups attempt to deliver Buckingham military jets to LSIA. They’re vintage collectors’ items and they fly like it, so use Lazers for defense and attack. Each team will only have one Buckingham in play at any time. Start points are Fort Zancudo and the Sandy Shores Airfield.

 High Dive (Rank 1, 1-8 Players)
Dive bomb Downtown in this point to point for jets. You start in the Tongva Hills, climb to high altitude, make a near vertical descent, and try to pull up at the last minute. It’s the highest climb and fall we’ve got on our books. You’ll make an impression or make an impression on the ground.

 In The Loop (Rank 35, 1-8 Players)
Hold onto your lunch or you’ll need windshield wipers on the inside of your cockpit. Point to point for jets through the docks and Downtown. Obstacles to avoid and two loop the loops will keep you on your toes… or your head.

 Under the Bridge (Rank 11, 1-8 Players)
Gravity does most of the hard work when you jump out a chopper from 4,000 ft. We’re going to make it a bit more interesting by staging the drop in the flight path, and making recruits go under a bridge. Best played at night, so you can see the warning lights on obstacles.

 

Previously:
The GTA Online San Andreas Flight School Update Now Available
The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend

The Rockstar Warehouse End of Summer Sale

Posted on August 28 2014, 4:00pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

Starting today, and running through Monday, September 8th, your reliable suppliers at the Rockstar Warehouse are offering you 25% off of your favorite Apparel and Collectibles from some of our most popular games.

Rock a bit of the old school with a tee from the Red Dead Redemption Frontier Collection, or raid our Posters section to wallpaper your bedroom on the cheap with vintage snipes available from Manhunt, Red Dead Revolver, and the original Max Payne.

Get ready for the end of summer holidays now, and stock up for the fall with some Original Soundtrack CDs, Caps, Kubrick Box Sets and a whole lot more.

This offer is valid on rockstarwarehouse.com only. Offer does not include any games or GTAV gear or collectibles. Offer does not apply to previous purchases, credits, or gift cards. Discount applied before shipping and taxes are added (if any). Offer valid through Monday, September 8th, 2014, 11:59pm ET. ET is local time in New York City, USA. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash. Details of offer are subject to change and may be canceled without notice.

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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