The Rockstar Warehouse End of Summer Sale

Posted 18 hours, 1 minute ago | 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.

10 New Rockstar Verified Jobs: Close-Quarters Confrontation, Pure Racing and Major Props

Posted 2 days, 21 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Today, we've added 10 new player-created GTA Online Jobs that have earned a place in the roster of Rockstar Verified selections available for everyone on both platforms to enjoy. This batch includes technical Races designed to please speed junkies, Capture Jobs that take Prop placement to the next level and a pair of Deathmatches with plenty of opportunities for imaginative carnage.

Read on below for descriptions of all these new Verified Jobs and be sure to click on each one's title to add a bookmark for your next play-session via Social Club. Keep your eyes peeled for more Rockstar Verified Jobs coming soon, including the chosen picks from this past weekend's San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend Creator Competition.


Racers dash through the shipping container slalom in Code 13-91.

 Code 13-91 - created by XXChaosiumXX91
For the technical racer that has a penchant for theatrics, this long loop circuit takes place in the heart of Downtown and mixes high speed straights and slalom sections with lots of jumps. Checkpoints become chokepoints as racers weave through well-placed shipping containers and try to muster enough getaway speed to make the next jump - especially when played with a full field of 16 players. This is definitely a Race where it pays to get ahead and stay there, but there are enough hazards and difficult sections to ensure no-one is ever going to get too comfortable.

Urban Jungle - created by Siditrationer123
The single-story houses and yards of South Los Santos are the stage for this close-quarters Team Deathmatch. Rooftops are accessible and allow sneaky players the opportunity to drop down on unsuspecting foes and administer a lethal shotgun blast or melee kill. The map is also bisected by an alley that's been decorated with mixed props to provide cover for players who are brave enough to run end to end. Try exploring vertical space to gain a natural advantage or to sneak around the back of the opposing team.


A pack of cars round the corner in Rebel Rodeo.

Rebel Rodeo - created by MANNAMEDMACHINE
Drawing inspiration from Ken Block’s Gymkhana series, MANNAMEDMACHINE's creation is one of those Races that's more likely to be decided by what you do with the brake pedal than the accelerator. Skill trumps speed as you slalom, 180 and skid your way around Redwood Lights Track and the surrounding areas of the Grand Senora Desert. We recommend trying this with Non-Contact applied, so you can focus on your own car control and not your opponents' (or their lack thereof).

Brand's Snatch - created by Seekrit Chimp
The Rockstar Verified collection already features Races inspired by places like Nurburgring, Monaco and Laguna Seca, and this take on the UK's Brand's Hatch circuit continues the trend for recreating famous real world tracks within the confines of Southern San Andreas. Accordingly, this is a high speed Lap Race that separates those who know when to ease off the gas from the drivers who think that driving fast is only about putting your foot down. The roads are wide, so make sure you stick to the racing line, and the Checkpoints are neatly placed so you can focus purely on those apexes. Go with Super or Sports classes and be sure to accelerate out of the chicanes.


Utilizing air support to retrieve the Capture objects in Hold: Operation Interrupt.

Hold: Operation Interrupt - created by SoWhack
"A joint operation comprised of the FIB and local PD has just resulted in several bags of drugs being seized in Paleto Bay," reads the description for Operation Interrupt, setting the scene for a standoff in the sand between two teams trying to retrieve the Capture Objects and the heavily-armed Actors there to stop them. Once the bags are in your territory, prepare to fight hard to protect them - or make a foray into enemy territory to steal their stash - all while police cars squeal up and down a narrow stretch of highway running through a busy trucking lane.

Hit The Apex - created by ZigMeister666
This expansive Lap Race has it all - carefully placed Checkpoints, helpful Props guiding you in the right direction and spectacular views of the Vinewood Sign, Lake Vinewood and Downtown. "Nothing beats the thrill of throwing a fast car around corners at high speeds," reads the description and the default Carbonizzare is certainly a fine choice for sliding down the Vinewood Hills.


The Rail Yard, Railed Out Deathmatch, created by Periphery's Jake Bowen.

Rail Yard, Railed Out - created by Jakeperiphery
Regular viewers of the Rockstar Games Twitch channel may remember this Job from our July 11th live stream, created by guitarist slash devoted GTA Online player, Jake Bowen from prog-metal band Periphery. Jake has added props sparingly to maintain the exposed, dangerous middle ground of the train yards, while teams spawn at either end. Stay close to your Crew and resist the urge to hammer the sprint button along the trainyards, as a stealthy approach will yield kills on unsuspecting foes crossing the tracks. Those with a steady aim might want to head to the rooftop, grab the Sniper Rifle and pick off anyone attempting to dash between cover spots.

That's What She Said - created by Kalweiser
We've found the foundries and tankers of Elysian Island are a relatively underused setting so far among GTA Online creations, so this Race for Sports Cars feels fresh right from the starting grid. A visual theme of decay runs through the course with broken down train carriages, gas cylinders and other industrial detritus littering the trackside. Look out for smaller jumps in and out of the dockyards, a tricky section to enter and exit the train tracks and the final huge leap from the freeway back to the finishing line. And if you enjoy this, have a look through Kalweiser's 67 other Jobs for some more gems.


Opposing teams vie for the contested bag in Raid: Claustrophobia.

Raid: Claustrophobia - created by DezeWevos
Like the title suggests, this symmetrical arena is a very claustrophobic environment where death is never far away. The near-perfect prop placement also makes this one of the best arena-style Captures we’ve seen so far. If you've got some personal beef that you need to settle, it works very well for 1v1 grudge matches as well. Combat rolls from cover are key to getting the jump on your enemy, and two or three successive kills are necessary to grab a bag and make it back to your base safely. Extra ammo is always close at hand, but health pickups require you to expose yourself on top of the obstacles. Take a breath and try to second-guess your opponent's next move to make sure that you're the cat and not the mouse.

Tittie Twister - created by xHumbleRx
A dual test of your endurance and your vehicle's suspension, this Race clocks in at over four miles and features huge jump opportunities off cliff faces that tend to thin out the leading pack. The Sanchez is a wise choice here, with its mixture of climbing ability and agility, but be careful not to stack it on the landings.

 

Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across both platforms, so whether you're on Xbox 360 or PS3, you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (you can also bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).

Go ahead and post your Job below in the comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race or Deathmatch that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.

 

Previously:
10 New GTA Online Jobs Including the #IMNOTAHIPSTER Selections
Drift Paradise, Hipster Rage and More
3 New Deathmatches and a New Capture plus a Few Familiar Faces

The Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No°2 this Saturday, August 30th

Posted 3 days, 21 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar


 

For the second straight year, the Red Hook Crit Championship Series returns to the spectacular waterfront circuit at Parc Del Forum in Barcelona, Spain for the next-stop of this international race series. 
 
Competitors from 24 countries, including series leaders Thibaud Lhenry, Alessandro Bruzza and Neil Bezdek, will compete for points, pride and glory in the penultimate race of this year’s series. With incredibly tight standings and a deep list of top competitors returning from Brooklyn’s race in torrential downpours, the podium and series standings will be ferociously contested. 
 
The Red Hook Criterium Championship Series will expand to include an inaugural women’s race in Barcelona. A strong international field of women will contend for equal prizes and championship points. 
 
Additionally, the “Last Chance Race” will be introduced to give riders who didn’t qualify for the men’s race an opportunity to earn a final transfer spot. This will give novice riders new racing experience in this do-or-die competition to earn a spot in the main event.
 
For real-time scoring and race information, make sure to download the official Red Hook Crit Raceday app for iOS and Android devices, and for more detailed race info visit redhookcrit.com, facebook.com/redhookcrit, and instagram.com/redhookcrit.
 
 
Previously:
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

The GTA Online San Andreas Flight School Update Now Available

Posted 1 week, 3 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

You think you've got what it takes to be awesome? Want to take yourself to the absolute limit – hell, past the limit – and live to high-five on the other side? Get yourself down to The San Andreas Flight School. Grab the stick of the fast and nimble Western Besra training jet and push it to the edge of the envelope. Master absolute air superiority in 10 new solo missions that will make you comfortable in any pilot’s danger zone, including combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges, formation flying and more.

Once it’s ‘mission accomplished’ and you’re out of your heroic new Flight Suit, spend your shore leave buzzing the skies in the luxury Swift helo, or cram your entire squad into the new 16-seater Buckingham Miljet for team transport in style. Hit the silk with a collection of new Chutes and Parachute Bags, and if things get a little out of control, rely on the Reserve Parachute to give you a second chance at that soft landing – or use it to get creative with your precision dives. Later, hit the streets in the shapely Invetero Coquette Classic, available in either hard-top or topless roadster variants for whatever your sea-level speed fix.


 
And round up your wingmen for new Races, Captures, Parachute Jumps and more, including the three all-new VS Mission modes. Acquire Targets is a kill-the-carrier style mode where opponents fight in P996 Lazers to control one flag; maintain control for as long as you can to rack up points. In G-Rating, compete against other cadets as you fly to pick up 15 flags in both weapons hot and cold environments. Or try out Air Force Zero, where the defending team must protect an aircraft against an attacking team as it flies to the safe LZ.

The San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online is now available via automatic update 1.16 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. In addition to everything listed above, today's update also includes a number of other adjustments and fixes for GTA Online. Most notably, all Contact Mission GTA$ and RP awards have been rebalanced so that more difficult missions will earn you greater rewards, GTA$ payouts on replays are no longer reduced and all rewards are now time scaled. For a look at all the changes in this update, please check out the full dossier at Rockstar Support.

Stay tuned for more details on continuing updates to GTA Online, and look out for specifics later this week on the upcoming Event Weekend to commemorate the launch of the San Andreas Flight School Update. Hit the jump below for more on the new Jobs included as part of today's update to GTA Online.

The San Andreas Flight School Update Coming Tomorrow, August 19th to GTA Online

Posted 1 week, 4 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Starting tomorrow, enjoy the thrill and exhilaration of being a patriotic hero with the San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online. This new update will feature a collection of new air and land vehicles, aerial solo challenges, and much more. Tomorrow’s update will also introduce a host of gameplay changes to GTA Online – these include increased payouts for harder to complete missions and GTA$ bonuses for playing missions with others. Stay tuned for more details tomorrow.

For now, check out the SA Flight School's informational video above and prepare yourself for the opportunity to become one of the best of the best.

Get Double RP in GTA Online This Weekend: August 1st - 3rd

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

Beginning tomorrow, August 1st and running all weekend long through midnight eastern on Sunday August 3rd, get 2X RP in GTA Online. All Jobs and other RP-gaining activities like Gang Attacks, Hold Ups, and Import/Export to name a few, will earn you double RP.

This will also be your last chance to pick up the limited-time Independence Day Special content, like the Liberator monster truck, Sovereign motorcycle, Musket and assorted patriotic apparel - so make sure to grab these items by Sunday.

Less than One Week Remains to Get the Independence Day Special GTA Online Content

Posted on July 28 2014, 12:53pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games


A few choice Snapmatic photos from the Independence Day Special, compliments of community members MILKFED, Sabotage_OG_187, TallMarcos14, ChaosofDestiny and Deltakeks.

There is less than one week left to get the limited-time content made available as part of the GTA Online Independence Day Special. So if you have yet to acquire vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the Liberator monster truck, weapons like the Musket and Firework Rocket Launcher, or any of the patriotic tees and masks in-game then now's the time. The seven new properties, the ability to ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster, and the 17 new Jobs will all remain open permanently.

For those who've asked, the Firework Rocket Launcher along with its ammo will be available again during future holidays and other special events when fireworks are traditionally let off. At the beginning of any holiday or special event where fireworks are available, players who purchased the Firework Rocket Launcher previously will receive one free full refill of ammo per qualifying event in order to make sure you can properly celebrate.

And stay tuned for future GTA Online updates to be announced here at the Newswire, including some bonus double RP later this week to help send off the Independence Day Special in proper patriotic style.

GTA Online Verified Jobs Livestream Hosted by Swiftor, with Typical Gamer and XpertThief

Posted on July 18 2014, 12:59pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Update: Big thanks to Swiftor, Typical Gamer and XpertThief for joining us today. If you missed the livestream, you can catch the archive of it above. To get a notification whenever we livestream on Twitch, go to twitch.tv/rockstargames and hit the follow button or follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates.

Today at around 4pm eastern, we'll be broadcasting a special Rockstar Verified Edition livestream hosted by Swiftor and featuring special guest players Typical Gamer and XpertThief. We'll be playing the new GTA Online Verified Jobs from this week's update. You'll be able to watch along here at the Newswire, or at twitch.tv/rockstargames.

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