The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Limited Edition Soundtrack CD and Vinyl Box Sets Coming this December

Posted 3 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

To celebrate the release of the new, enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, we will be releasing limited edition collections of the game's star-studded soundtrack on both CD and Vinyl, in collaboration with Mass Appeal Records.

‘The Music of Grand Theft Auto V’ limited edition collections include 59 tracks with original music from A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Twin Shadow, Wavves, Flying Lotus, Yeasayer and more. In addition, these limited editions will feature the original score composed by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist + Oh No, mixed by DJ Shadow, along with the other incredible music featured in Grand Theft Auto V. Limited to a production run of under 5,000 units worldwide, these limited editions will be available from December 9 at top online and physical record stores.

The vinyl collection will feature a total of six vinyl records, a full color booklet and an exclusive lithograph poster in a classic box-set. The CD collection includes three discs along with a branded Grand Theft Auto V gold brick-shaped USB Drive, artwork and poster all sealed in a special die-cut package.

Also, as mentioned in Pitchfork's story today, a number of DJs from GTAV are adding new radio content to their respective stations, including Big Boy, DJ Pooh, Nathan and Stephen from WAVVES, Kenny Loggins, Twin Shadow and Cara Delevingne as well as a few of the dial's biggest chatterboxes - Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris and Duane Earl.

Details on Exclusive Content for Returning GTAV Players on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Ever since we announced Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, some of you have been asking if there will be anything extra for those PS3 and Xbox 360 players who are planning on picking up the new versions. To reward loyal GTAV fans for coming back to the newer, more detailed version of Los Santos and Blaine County, we've created an array of exclusive items specifically for these players - with each of them connected to activities designed for you to experience the game's massive world in new and exciting ways. Here are some of the new items and activities that will be available for returning players:


The Dodo seaplane: It may take a little firepower to get your hands on this highly versatile GTA classic.

New Events & Rewards
Encounter new events happening all across the world, and complete the challenges they present to unlock exclusive new vehicles like the menacing Imponte Duke O’Death and that veritable GTA classic bird of flight, the Dodo seaplane.


The Imponte Duke O'Death: As you might expect, when you first stumble upon this near-indestructible mayhem machine, trouble will follow. Deal with it judiciously and this beauty’s all yours.

Murder Mystery
As Michael, follow a trail of cryptic clues to unravel a grisly murder mystery.  Put the clues together and you'll unlock two Noir Style Filters, which will give your Story Mode gameplay and Snapmatic photos the feel of a gritty old school crime classic.


Get to the bottom of a murder mystery that strikes right at the heart of Los Santos' most cherished industry.

Weapons: The Rail Gun & Hatchet
Obliterate your adversaries with the high-powered, high-velocity Rail Gun. This piece of experimental military technology also has its own set of Shooting Range Challenges at your local Ammu-Nation shooting range. Or hack and slash foes up close and personal with the brutal Hatchet melee weapon.


The futuristic new Rail Gun unloads powerful rounds of explosive ammunition upon foes.

Wildlife Photography Challenge
There are new species of animals across Los Santos and Blaine County, and the LS Tourist Board needs someone to document them. As Franklin, catalog unique animal species scattered across the map to unlock the special Kraken Sub.


Completing the Wildlife Photography Challenge will unlock the Kraken Sub.

Stock Car Races
Win a series of new Stock Car Races to earn unique custom Muscle Cars adorned with logos from some of the companies that made this country great.


Finish first in the new Stock Car Races to earn new Muscle Cars.

Monkey Mosaics
A mysterious street artist is tagging walls all across town with his simian-inspired silhouettes. Track down and photograph them all to earn new monkey outfits (available to all players) and a special Go Go Monkey Blista exclusively for returning players.


Take to the skies in the faster and more maneuverable Xero Blimp.

New Vehicles and More
Grind up the Los Santos freeways (and over anybody in your path) with the Cheval Marshall monster truck and take to the skies in a faster and more maneuverable Blimp, compliments of Xero Gas.

There will also be a bounty of content for all players, new and returning, to discover - including a fleet of classic GTA vehicles and a few more surprises we've got planned that you’ll have to discover for yourself come game day. And as previously announced, current GTA Online players on PS3 and Xbox 360 will be able to pick up where they left off, transferring their characters and progression seamlessly to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC (Social Club membership required).


Few objects are an obstacle for the intimidating Cheval Marshall.

In addition, anyone who pre-orders the game will receive a bonus of GTA$1M ($500k for Story Mode and $500k for use in Grand Theft Auto Online). After the jump, you can also check out a few answers to some of the more frequently asked questions we’ve seen from players about transferring their game to the new platforms.

San Andreas Anniversary: GTA Trilogy Titles Now on Sale for iOS, Android and Amazon

Posted on October 24 2014, 12:22am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Celebrate the ten year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas by revisiting the original west coast GTA classic on your iOS, Android or Amazon mobile device, as it's currently on sale for a limited time - along with fellow GTA Trilogy titles, Vice City and GTAIII. 

San Andreas: $3.99 (save 43%) - iOS | Android | Amazon | Windows Phone
Vice City: $2.99 (save 40%) - iOS | Android | Amazon
GTAIII: $2.99 (save 40%) - iOS | Android | Amazon

For more Rockstar titles available on mobile devices, check out the new Rockstar Games destination at the App Store, or the Mobile Games and Apps section of the Downloads page. Sale ends November 9th.

Rockstar Official Livestreams this Week featuring GTAV Soundtrack's Flying Lotus, Thundercat & More

Posted on October 15 2014, 7:22pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games



Tune in this week at the Rockstar Twitch channel for a pair of very special GTA Online livestreams:



Thursday Oct 16th     1:30PM Eastern*
GTAV Soundtrack Edition featuring FLYING LOTUS and THUNDERCAT
We're honored to welcome FLYLO FM's own Flying Lotus and Thundercat to the official livestream tomorrow afternoon live from Rockstar NYC while the guys are in town touring in support of the new album You're Dead!. Word is Fly Lo and Thundercat are both pretty fierce GTA players in their own right; we'll be going head to head with them across a variety of Jobs and game modes. Tune in and join us in the chat where we'll be also fielding select questions from fans for Fly Lo as well.

Friday Oct 17th     4PM Eastern*
Rockstar Verifieds Edition featuring invited Creators plus special guests DomisLive, SssniperWolf and more
Join us Friday as we get down in a Playlist of this week's 10 new Rockstar Verified Jobs including the winning Air Race selections of the #FlightSchool Creator Competition. We'll be joined by some of the makers of the Jobs themselves to walk, talk and play through their creations live with us - as well as special guest YouTubers DomisLive, SSSniperWolf and more to be announced including some of the most renowned GTA Online pilots on the YouTube scene that we've featured here at the Newswire in the past such as LiiNEX, PerfectPlays and Xh0sa NightMare.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

Congrats to Eduard Grosu and Ash Duban, Winners of the Red Hook Crit Milano Race and 2014 Series Champions Thibaud Lhenry and Ainara Elbusto Artega

Posted on October 13 2014, 3:17pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

 
Race and series winners gather on the podium to share a well-deserved drink as the 2015 Red Hook Criterium Championship Series draws to a close. Photo by Francesco Rachello.

The rain in Milan held out just long enough for the winners to celebrate on the podium, as Eduard Grosu of Romania won the final stage of this year’s men’s Red Hook Criterium and France’s Thibaud Lhenry took the series championship after finishing in 16th place on the day. Ash Duban from Austin, Texas took the gold in the women’s race followed by Barcelona winner and this year’s women’s champion Ainara Elbusto Artega from Spain.


Cycling icon Luciano Berruti lines up with the athletes before taking them out on the lead out lap – a tradition of the RHC Milano race. Photo by Francesco Rachello.

Grosu rode to victory in the men's race at Milano for the second straight year, and was followed by former pro and RHC newcomer Ivan Ravaioli and Barcelona winner Julio Padilla, finishing second and third respectively. In the women’s race, Fleur Faure captured third behind Duban and Artega. Congratulations also go out to team series winners Iride-Demode Sc for Men’s and Desgena for Women’s. And special shout out to Team Cinelli Chrome for taking second place in the Men’s team points series - Cinelli is a truly passionate co-sponsor and their team's riding abilities are elite.


Race winner Eduard Grosu taking one of the fastest corners of the circuit. Photo by Francesco Rachello.

With a course designed for speed, the race was incredibly fast. With a pace clocking in at around 30mph, the field stretched out into a long, snaking chain of 95 competitors. Pole position was fiercely contested by the likes of series veteran Evan Murphy, Ravaioli and Padilla. Not far behind was Diego Yepez from Mexico, whose constant attacks on the front kept a fire lit under the race winners to keep their spots, and earned him the Rockstar Games Award for Top Antagonist.


Ash Duban shouts in celebration as she crosses the line to take first place in the women's race. Photo by Francesco Rachello.

As the cycling season draws to an end, it has been amazing to watch just how much the Red Hook Crit has grown once again this year. With thousands of spectators attending the races rain-or-shine in New York, Barcelona and Milan, plus increased coverage from major sports and news outlets, we cannot wait to see what the 2015 series will bring. Be sure to keep up with the Red Hook Crit on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, plus keep an eye on the Rockstar Warehouse for official Red Hook Crit Rockstar gear coming soon.


Diego Yepez is all smiles as he joins the race winners to collect the Rockstar Games Top Antagonist Award. Photo by Francesco Rachello.

Previously:
The Red Hook Crit Championship Series Finale Heads to Milan
The 2014 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series

The Red Hook Crit Championship Series Finale Heads to Milan

Posted on October 7 2014, 12:30pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

Following the intense competition from Barcelona, the Red Hook Crit Championship Series heads to its final stop in Milan this Saturday. The championship standings for both the Men’s and Women’s series are up for grabs. In each case, the top 15 leaders in the series standings are mathematically viable for the top three positions. 

2014 has been an amazing growth year for the Red Hook Crit – with more fans, competitors and events than ever before, each stop of the Championship Series has become an electric event: from the epic downpours of the Brooklyn opener, to the high-speed action at Barcelona. Milan continues this year’s growth with the addition of the Women’s criterium, which we’ve happily seen hit every stop of the series this year. 

Milan will also feature the Last Chance Race: once the afternoon’s qualifying rounds and the men’s criterium competitors have been placed, a small group of top qualifiers who didn’t make it into the final criterium are given one last chance to race head-to-head and earn a spot in the final.

The Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist will once again be presented on the podium, awarded to the rider, who without consideration for their final position, most effects the outcome of the race through a combination of tactics, aggressiveness, and sheer strength. 

Best of luck to all the competitors. For anyone in Milan, this race is free to attend and is surely not to be missed. To follow the live race action, check out the official Red Hook Crit App for iOS and Android and for more information, visit the official website, or check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr


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

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

Posted on September 23 2014, 10:30am | 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 on September 17 2014, 1:16pm | 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.
 

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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