Crew Cut: Film Crews Remake Fave Action Sequences, Plus Live Battle Recaps feat TRFK, KOPS, Freddie Gibbs & Hip Hop Gamer

Posted on April 4 2014, 12:14pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

The latest edition of the Cut features a Crew who nailed a challenge to re-enact one of their favorite action movie sequences in GTA Online, a recap of the latest Crew vs. Crew Battle challenges that featured renowned stunters, accomplished Snapmatic photogs, Freddie Gibbs of the GTAV soundtrack and Hip Hop Gamer of Hot 97 - plus some exceptional Crew snaps and video creations as well.

GOIN' VINEWOOD

In the most recent fan pictorial here at the Newswire, we featured some inspired pop culture recreations, including this scene from Pulp Fiction, courtesy of a member of the GTAAdventures (GTAA) Crew. Folks from the GTAA and the Brass Ballas (BRSS) Crew have now officially taken it to the next level by faithfully re-creating the intense opening scene from Skyfall with GTA Online gameplay. There's awesome attention to detail on display here - nailing the sniper scope shot and creating an impressive rendition of the modern 007's look. To see more of what GTAA are up to, you can check out their Crew page or their subreddit. Also from the world of Social Club Crews on reddit, the GTAVadventures (RDIT) Crew put together this four-minute-plus stacked highlight vid of stunts, jumps and a little bit of the lighter side of Los Santos.

LIVE BATTLES: TRFK VS. KOPS

Last Friday, two renowned Crews, the Traffickers (TRFK) and Le Kops (KOPS), did battle live on our Twitch channel in an action-packed Crew vs. Crew Battle which you can see a one-hour excerpt from above (see more clips at our Twitch archive). In between the 10 hand-picked Jobs that were played through, we had the opportunity to speak with TRFK Leader Anonamix, who broke down some of their excellent Snapmatic photos (including this award-winning Valentine's shot), and KOPS Leader and stunting connoisseur kwebbelkop. Despite great hustle from Le Kops (and member FeymHD missing second on the overall leaderboard by just one point), the battle was mostly one way traffic as TRFK took the win 945 - 822.

We've got lots more Crew vs. Crew battles lined up for the weeks ahead, including potential ones with the Killer Smoking Aces (XKSA)Killers On A Rampage (KOAR)The Legion GTA (TLGN)LS Mafia Family (LSMF) and Ganja Outlaws (WEED) Crews. Think your outfit has what it takes to face off in front of a Rockstar audience? Hit us up at CrewChallenges@rockstargames.com and be sure to include a link to your Crew page, your preferred platform and some details on why you think your Crew should bring it to a live stream audience.


FREDDIE GIBBS' ESGN CREW VS HIP HOP GAMER's OF HOT 97'S HHG SHOTS FIRED


Clockwise from Top Left: Freddie Gibbs deep in focus during a Deathmatch, HipHopGamer looks pleased with his performance in a Capture Job, Freddie taking on a car.

In town for a show highlighting Piñata, his new album with Madlib, GTAV soundtrack's Freddie Gibbs dropped by Rockstar NYC with some other members of his ESGN (ESGN) Crew to take on Hot 97's HipHopGamer and some of his mates in the HHGShotsFired (HHGS) Crew. Facing off in some recently Verified GTA Online Jobs and more, the afternoon was chock full of spirited battle and smack talk. Despite a valiant effort from Freddie and his Crew (including a special assist cameo from producer and GTA soundtrack alumnus Statik Selektah), ESGN fell short of HHGS' strong showing and the latter claimed victory. As HHG said himself during the bout, his reputation and namesake was on the line. If you missed the live stream, you can check out an archive of the match in its entirety.

Stay tuned as we’re lining up more GTAV soundtrack artists and other notable GTA players to come do battle with their Crews live throughout the spring and summer, and later today we'll be live-streaming a standoff between the Australia Illuminati and Shine Thugz Crews - keep an eye on our Twitter feed or follow our TwitchTV channel to be notified when the broadcast begins.

THE MAILBAG

Sandy Shores
One of the Street Seals (DCSS) Crew's dramatic Snapmatic shots.

The Street Seals (DCSS) Crew Mouthed Off recently to let us know about their squad and latest escapades. Describing their Crew as "not your normal MC," DCSS has a 21 person cap and will move out any meandering Muscle in favor of new members who pledge to be loyal. In order to even get in, you have to be unanimously (!) voted in by all members. Their Snapmatic gallery features some damn cool shots - their re-creation of the legendary Abbey Road album cover is superb. Also check out their most recent video, set to the familiar pulse pounding sounds of HEALTH's "TEARS" from the Max Payne 3 Soundtrack.

Del Perro Beach
Côte d’Azur: The Domestic Battery (XDBX) Crew line 'em up in Crew blue for this group shot.
 
JustHatched, Leader of the Domestic Battery (XDBX) Crew, hit us up to boast about the work of his relatively new squad on the scene. Just two months old, the XDBX are already    80    deep and have an official forum and a schedule of weekly events including meetups where they play each other's created Jobs and compete in contests for bragging rights (like the upcoming Crew Member of the Month designation).Anchor
 
Ron Paul Warned Us (RPWU) Crew Leader hairybones1997 reached out to let us know RPWS are all about upholding a gold standard when it comes to GTA Online behavior, encouraging proper etiquette both in and out of free roam. In addition to maintaining their own website, RPWS are also holding monthly events live on Twitch including a scheduled "Deathmatch-a-thon" session that went down this past Saturday night.

CREWS ON FILM

The best Crew videos invariably feature a healthy mix of hardcore action and true camaraderie - and lately, the GTA Genocide (GAGE) Crew have been killing it with their hip-hop fueled vids. Their frantic debut production seen above features intentionally sped-up gameplay to hectic effect, tons of stunting and gun fire plus a menacing looking shot of members in their Crew colors brandishing RPGs - all set to the gritty sounds of Vinny Paz. You can catch more of their Crew antics in their Day of Genocide and Crew Video #2 clips.
 
Meanwhile, CAP PILLAS (BANG) Crew Leader HOT_KIMERA is at it again... This time around, we see the group waging an epic battle against rivals the FVCK A NAME GANG (FANG) Crew. Though the feisty and fearless Leader claims they BANG'd FANG up, see the results for yourself in this fast-paced highlight clip:


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Grand Theft Auto Online Spring Updates

Posted on April 2 2014, 11:12am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club


Running out of space to store all your vehicles or just looking for another place to chill? You’ll soon be able to own multiple properties in GTA Online as part of the forthcoming High Life Update.

Get ready for lots of exciting Grand Theft Auto Online updates to be added throughout the spring and beyond. Here's a brief rundown of some of the new content, features, and enhancements that you can expect to see barreling down the La Puerta Freeway in the months to come.
 
SPRING GAME UPDATES
 
Capture Creator: Coming next week, the Creator community will be able to make their own original customized Capture Jobs and add to the over 3.5 million (and counting) player-created Deathmatches and Races currently available on Social Club. Strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, set location, and tweak tons of other variables to make your own unique Capture Job for others to take on. We will also be reviewing your homemade Capture creations to stamp standout experiences as Rockstar Verified.
 
The High Life Update: The High Life Update will allow you to expand your foothold in Los Santos with new high-end apartment options, the powerful Bullpup Rifle, new wardrobe items, the Dinka Thrust motorcycle and three new lavish cars to choose from, including the Super class Pegassi Zentorno. The High Life Update will also feature the debut of multi-property ownership in GTA Online, which means you'll be able to own two distinct properties (with garages) simultaneously. All this plus the new Mental State player statistic, which is designed to let you see just how passive or psychotically unhinged fellow players in your session really are, and a slew of new Jobs.
 
Heists: Coming this spring to Grand Theft Auto Online, team up with your most trusted Crew members or with random other mercenaries in Grand Theft Auto Online to pull off cooperative Heist Missions for glory and profit. We know many in the GTA Online community have been looking forward to this update — stay tuned for much more information to come.
                                                      
And later this year, look for even more additions to both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, including more holiday-themed updates, some very exciting Story Mode DLC and much more.
 
The new Dewbauchee Massacro and Pegassi Zentorno racing down West Eclipse Blvd.
 
CONTINUING REFINEMENTS BASED ON YOUR FEEDBACK
 
Ever since the launch of GTA Online, we've been continuously monitoring how the community is playing the game as well as all player feedback sent to us at our GTAOnline@rockstargames.com address to see what you’re liking, disliking, and what should be addressed in upcoming GTA Online Title Updates.
 
A recent update addressed an issue that we saw with the way motorcycles and bikes handled while in the air. As it turned out, many members of the GTA stunting community were disappointed to discover that this fix made pulling off certain popular bike tricks and stunts virtually impossible, so we're going to be restoring the original in-air motorcycle/bike physics in an upcoming Title Update. In general, we are open to keeping unintended ‘glitches’ in the game if players enjoy them and they aren’t causing any negative impact to gameplay or fairness in any way.
 

Renowned GTA stuntman Kwebbelkop upon hearing about our plans to roll back the handling update.
 
There are many other ongoing improvements to expect as we continue to dedicate attention towards refining and ensuring the most fair and fun experience possible for everyone. In upcoming Title Updates and via dynamic tuning, you can expect: 
 
  • The addition of a 'Non-Contact' option for Races. This will allow you to play standard Races with collisions disabled between player vehicles. Other players will appear as semi-transparent and you'll still be able to collide with non-player traffic, structures and other scenery, but this mode - for those who want to play it - will eliminate the "rubbing is racing" mentality that some wish to avoid.
  • Players will be able to call Lester and have him tell his cop buddies to turn a blind eye to any crime you may or may not be committing for a short period of time.
  • As a reward for players who leave feedback on Jobs, there will be some bonus RP granted every time a player likes or dislikes content after playing it. 
  • GTA$ payouts will be increased when completing Parachute, Races, Deathmatches and LTS Jobs with less than 4 players. 
  • As part of our ongoing commitment to target cheaters and keep the game as fair as possible, we are closing RP exploits and will be adjusting the RP totals of players who we know for certain to have gained illegitimate RP by cheating. Your RP will only be adjusted if you participated in mods, hacks, DNS redirects, manipulation of cloud files, or other similarly nefarious behavior. If you grinded short legitimate missions or otherwise gained a small amount of RP without modding, your RP should not be affected by this correction.
  • We’ll be fixing the issue where players who had upgraded personal vehicles prior to Title Update 1.10 were only able to sell them for $10,000.

These are just a few of the ongoing tweaks and enhancements in the works — and as mentioned above, we are interested in hearing what YOU want to see, so please hit us up and let us know what you'd like to see added to the world of Grand Theft Auto Online.

 
The Bullpup Rifle, coming soon to Ammu-Nation.

(Updated) Grand Theft Auto Online: Maintenance Period

Posted on April 2 2014, 12:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club, Support

Update Jan 16 – We’re happy to report this maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience.

Grand Theft Auto Online will be down for maintenance beginning tonight at 9PM Eastern Time through tomorrow, Thursday January 16th. We expect to be back up within 24 hours. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Fearless Athletes Defy the Elements at Red Hook Crit No. 7

Posted on March 31 2014, 3:59pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The Red Hook Crit's mission to race in rain, hail or shine was put to the test this past Saturday as bone-chilling squalls flooded the course for the 7th Annual Red Hook Crit at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. It didn't dampen the rider's enthusiasm though, and a committed crew of spectators lined the barriers to see what was ultimately one of the most exciting and beautiful Red Hook Crit races in years. The Red Hook Crit's expansion to an international series reaped rewards as two fresh international faces made the podium for the first time in the men's division, while the women’s field tested their mettle against extreme conditions during their inaugural race.
 
Men’s qualifying session. Photo Cred: Meg McMahon
 
Early in the afternoon, threatening weather forecasts prompted race organizer, Dave Trimble to move both the men's and women's races to an earlier start in an attempt to avoid the worst of the impending rain. Meanwhile, supporters mingled with the racers in the terminal as the qualifiers took place in preparation for the main event's kick-off at 5:30.
 
A group of 31 fearless women braved the worst of the day's rain while dealing with fading light. The race started cautiously, but it wasn't too long before the pace heated up and the pack broke up into several smaller groups. A lead group of about 10 riders started to gap the rest of the field. This group contained most of the pre-race favorites, including two members of the Rockstar Games women's team, Shane Ferro and Anna Zivarts.  
 
Early in the women’s race Photo Cred: Meg McMahon
 
With 5 laps to go, a serious crash occurred at the chicane as Team Rockstar's Shane Ferro crashed out while trying to avoid a lapped rider. Race directors immediately stopped the race, restarting 10 minutes later to complete the final three laps. The break gave everyone a chance to regroup and rest a little, but also time to reflect on the tricky course conditions. The final laps saw some intense racing. Jo Celso, a San Diego native riding for the Wolfpack Hustle team took the win, breaking away at the end to take victory. Chicago's Liz So (Team Tativille) finished in second, 2.4 seconds back with Ash Duban (Haute Wheels) from Austin Texas rounding out the podium with a great third place finish. For a great profile of Jo Celso, head over to the Wolfpack Hustle site
 
The men’s criterium begins. Photo Cred: Meg McMahon
 
As the downpour intensified for the start of the men’s race, the field of 85 riders who had made it through qualification had the additional challenge of racing at night. Last year's series winner Neil Bezdek was once again the hot favorite, setting down a blistering qualifying time to take pole position on the starting grid. 
 
 
Powering through. Photo Cred: Wendy Wees
 
Despite the conditions, the race pace was furious from the start. There were several early attempts by riders to break away from the front to try and take advantage of the wet weather and San Francisco’s Kyle Murphy spent several laps attacking the leaders, but nothing stuck. Walton Brush escaped the pack long enough to win the mid-race prime at the end of the 7th lap. Then suddenly during lap 12, Frenchman, Thibaud Lhenry (Team In'bo) racing a bamboo-framed bike built by a friend, and Italian Alessandro Bruzza (Team Cinelli Chrome) broke away, managing to split the field fairly quickly with three laps to go.
 
On the final lap, the chasers managed to reduce the gap, but it was not enough. Lhenry punched after the final hairpin, out sprinting Bruzza to win by less than a second to take the victory. Moments later, series favorite Bezdek took the field sprint to snatch third place.
 
Thibaud Lhenry on his custom bamboo bike taking the win. Photo Cred: William Tam
 
Enduring the pounding rain, the Criteriums were followed by a men’s and women’s 5k. Congratulations to New Jersey native Lauren Penney for taking the women’s race and to Haile Memdesha for winning the men’s. 
 
Runners prepare at the starting line. Photo Cred: Ramses Rivas
 
A special shout-out goes to everyone who came down to support the race despite the chilly conditions, especially the businesses of Red Hook who brought their delicious food and drink down to warm the bellies of everyone around the course and in the terminal. An extra thank you goes to the folks at the Gorilla Cheese truck, whose grilled cheese sandwiches were a big hit with the Rockstar crew.
 
Thanks again to all the sponsors - we look forward to seeing you again when the series picks back up in Barcelona in August, followed by the final race in October in Milan. Race fans can follow all the news on the series at redhookcrit.com and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. For more on the Brooklyn race, you can also check out Peloton Magazine's write-up here: http://pelotonmagazine.com/feedzone/frenchman-reigns-over-red-hook/.
 
 

 

GTAV Soundtrack News: Behind the Scenes with Electronic Musician, Plus Score Updates Coming to GTA Online

Posted on March 31 2014, 2:31pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Music


Tyler the Creator and Woody Jackson from the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack and score recording sessions.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN
 
Electronic Musician is one of the most respected industry magazines in the world of modern music production and their current March issue cover story offers an in-depth look behind the scenes of the making of the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. Featuring interviews with Rockstar as well as with score composers Woody Jackson, Alchemist and Oh No alongside some of the artists who created original songs specifically for the in-game radio stations like Flying Lotus and Chain Gang of 1974, their 6-page piece (Grand Theft Auto V: Crafting Epic Game Music from Soundtrack to Score) goes deep into the process behind every aspect of creating the game's music.
 
“Composers were assigned to each of the game protagonists to create their signature scores. Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese created De Santa’s score, Alchemist and Oh No for Clinton’s score, and [Woody] Jackson created Philips’ score. But the music heard at any point during the course of the game or on The Score disc is an amalgamation of the composers’ sounds in a true collaboration. The score kicks in when a mission starts; it is delineated from the radio station music by shifts in action such as getting out of the car and having a conversation with another character. The score reacts to gameplay throughout the mission: Eight music stems function as tracks within a song…
 
Oh No and I were trying to wrap our heads around how this is going to work’ says The Alchemist. ‘Each time you play the game, things are going to happen differently. It wasn’t so much about the automation of it, but about creating stems that were interesting… It was different from making your own album because as an artist, being stubborn, it’s got to go one way or you can’t deal with it. It was good to have a task. You just have to deal with it. In the end, it was a trust thing.”
 
For both GTA fans and serious music junkies, the full article (which is only available on newsstands) has got tons of detail on everything from the studio band whose jam session recordings were sourced to create original electronic orchestration, to a specific list of instruments and production tools that were used, and from composition to radio station track selection, right down to the technique behind DJ Shadow's work producing songs for the final score album.
 
 
BRAND NEW MUSICAL SCORE UPDATES COMING TO GRAND THEFT AUTO ONLINE
 
As part of the ongoing content updates and evolution of the Grand Theft Auto Online experience, we’re also adding to the already massive original musical score that is heard exclusively Online. Modes such as Survival, Deathmatch as well as your own custom-made Creator Jobs will all be complemented with an updated range of never-before-heard unreleased instrumental music from the original scoring sessions by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, Alchemist and Oh No.
 
Check out a special preview of just a bit of the new instrumentation you can expect to hear that will be added to the game next month.
 

 
NEW MUSIC FROM GTAV SOUNDTRACK ARTISTS
 
Finally, a special shout to some of the GTAV soundtrack’s alumni who’ve recently put out brand new music worth checking out. 
 
The gentlemen of Favored Nations (“The Set Up”) have a brand new single and video out entitled “Regular Pussy” that’s, as you’d expect, an ode to the joys of having a loyal housecat.
 
Alchemist and Prodigy have recently released the deluxe ‘P=MC²’ edition of their acclaimed Albert Einstein album with four new tracks added to the hard-edged and dark 2013 masterpiece.
 
Chain Gang of 1974 (who are also interviewed in the above Electronic Musician article about the making of their original soundtrack tune “Sleepwalking”) have released their new album entitled Daydream Forever. The album includes as a digital bonus a ‘reimagined’ Dawn Golden Remix of “Sleepwalking”.

And Freddie Gibbs (heard on Radio Los Santos with his "Still Livin'" and also on BJ the Chicago Kid's "Smokin' and Ridin'") and renowned producer Madlib have just released their new collaborative album, Pinata. You may have caught Freddie live on the Rockstar Twitch stream last weekend as he took part in a special edition GTA Online Crew Battle against Hot 97's Hip Hop Gamer - if you missed it, you can catch an archive here. We also gave away signed copies of Pinata to some lucky Twitter followers along with GTAV tees and stickers. Definitely keep an eye out throughout the spring and summer for more live-streaming GTA Online Crew Battles featuring GTAV soundtrack members and other special guests.

 

This Saturday, March 29th: Red Hook Crit at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Posted on March 25 2014, 12:13pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

Update 03.29:
Please note that the schedule of events for today has changed a bit in light of the local weather. Below is the updated schedule.



This Saturday at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the 2014 Red Hook Criterium kicks off. 2013 series champion Neil Bezdek looks to defend his title against professional road racers, track specialists, bike messengers and urban cyclists. This year also features the inaugural women's criterium, as well as men's and women's 5k running races.
 
Check out the full schedule below, and for those in the NY area, admission is free for Saturday's festivities so we hope to see you there! For more details, visit redhookcrit.com or check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
ROUND 1: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Athlete Check-in: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Qualifying: 1:30 pm – 4:50 pm
Women’s Criterium: 5:30pm – 6:15pm (new time)
Men’s Criterium: 6:30pm – 7:15pm (new time)
Women’s 5k: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm (new time)
Men’s 5k: 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm (new time)
 
 
 
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Snapmatic and Sweeps Winners, Stream Highlights and More from the Business Weekend Social Club Event

Posted on March 24 2014, 10:59am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club


A special mini-trailer of the new Business Update sports cars, guns, gear and Vestra plane that we shared on Instagram to kick off the Event Weekend. Make sure you're following us on IG to see exclusive pics and clips like this as they happen.
 

The white collar criminals of Los Santos were out in full force for some corporate warfare and to take advantage of limited-time perks during The Business Weekend Social Club Online Event. Dressed for success in The Business Update's brand new attire and wielding high-powered assets like the new Heavy Pistol and the sleek Special Carbine, jetsetters took to the skies with the super-fast Buckingham Vestra for bonus GTA$ rewards in Air Races. By land, they cut some sharp corners for Bonus RP rewards with the aid of the new Albany Alpha, Dinka Jester and Grotti Turismo R and made a point to acquire the special Bonus Event Crate Drops that were falling five times more often in the LS Financial District with free weaponry, RP boosts and more. Beyond those practical benefits of earning bonus cash and commodities, read on for highlights of the Event Weekend's featured live streams, and winners of both the #BUSINESS Snapmatic Contest and the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes.


THE ROCKSTAR BROADCAST LIVE STREAM

We kicked off a weekend full of Business Event live streams with our own Rockstar broadcast on YouTube, Twitch and at the Social Club Events page. If you missed it when it aired live, you can watch an archive presentation right here:

(00:21:07) "Business Trip" Race - A Land Race from the outskirts of the city directly into the busiest part of the LS grid. Check out the low-profile lift ability of the Turismo R as it literally launches the competition off the road. Props to STONERxSTEVE of the Misfits 138 Motorcycle Club Crew who came in first place.

(00:41:35) "Burn Your Bridges II" Air Race [00:41:35] - Navigating the treacherous turns and segues of this new Air Race with a surprisingly explosive finish none of us saw coming. We also impart a few of our own time-tested tips and strategies for expert piloting of the Vestra. Congrats to Joacim96 from theGTABase who soared into 1st place.

(00:49:49) "Dirt Track Derby" - We put N8thok's Verified Job through its paces in a short but sweet GTA Race mode. Turns out the strategically placed ramps around the track aren’t always designed to be your friend. Kudos to MrGTAVInformer for pulling out the win.

(01:06:40) Work It! The Business Weekend Fashion Show - Our friend, Twitch caster and in-studio guest Swiftor, hosted a special live fashion show showing off the new Business Update clothing in grand fashion. Fashion show contestants walked the Creator-made runway to get live critiqued by Rockstar and Swiftor - fashion victims got shot on sight whereas the chic-est contestants lived to sashay another day.

(01:29:55) "Townhall Trinity" - A cool new Capture mode Job near Townhall that put our Rockstar Dev 3 to the test, trying to prevail against some sneaky Capture point lurkers and using high positions for the advantage to take the win.   

(01:55:30) Deadly Hide & Seek at the Kortz Center Hedge Maze - Swifor and friends return for a little metagame of murderous hide-and-seek around the Kortz Center hedge maze. Rocking the new masks from the Business Update for full slasher flick effect. Watch out for some unlucky players who get snuck up on and find themselves on the wrong side of a melee attack.

(02:07:44) "Jet Setting" - Rockstar Dev 3 mans the Vestra through this challenging new Air Race - taking out competitors and twist-flipping an aggressive opponent. There’s an awesome 3-way photo finish at the end where 13nikita ekes out the W.  

(02:13:20) "Wiwang Park" - Rockstar Dev 2 gets a chance to shine, punching the Albany Alpha through a night time Race in Downtown Los Santos. Shout out to Traffickers Crew Leader Niko Anonamix who joined in on this one and also to iLewisGTA of the wandering Los Santos Free Roamers for getting the victory with signature toast aplomb.
 

You can also check out a few videos posted by some Social Club community stalwarts from their own perspectives while playing with us on the Rockstar Broadcast stream including MrGTAVInformer playing new Land Races “The City Commute” and Air Race “Burn Your Bridges II”;  German Scientist playing the new Air Race “Jet-setting” with a fleet of Vestras; and iLewisGTA playing “Burn Your Bridges II”, and winning the new Race “Wiwang Park.”

 

FEATURED WEEKEND GUEST STREAMS

HikeTheGamer on his YouTube channel HikePlays getting into some risky Business with his massive Crew family.

Garrett Sutton aka RedRobinz from JoblessGamers got his live play on hosting some free roam hijinks and taking on official new Jobs such as "Business Trip" and "The City Commute". 


A big shout to the special guest casters from the community who did their own Business Event Weekend live streams. In addition to some awesome streams hosted by HikeTheGamer and Garrett Sutton above…

DomIsLive of the Devastation Crew got into GTA Online Jobs with fans

Mattophobia and SuperM737 from The Procrastinators Crew went live for some free roam fun, Gang Attacks and a new Air Race, "First Class

Twitch caster Spamfish was hollering "It's Business Time!" all weekend, going online for some epic 5+ hour sessions

And Dat SaintsFan got together with Garrett from JoblessGamers to do a special edition of their Squadcast series discussing why they consider The Business Update to be their favorite update to GTA Online thus far.
 

#BUSINESS SNAPMATIC COMPETITION WINNERS

Over the Business Event Weekend, we challenged all Snapmatic shutter-bugs out there to tag their best shots with the hashtag #BUSINESS to show off their most creative, awesome and beautifully composed moments featuring any of the new cars, guns, aircraft, gear or Jobs from The Business Update. Our five favorites below have been awarded GTA$1M in in-game prize money, as well as the exclusive 'BUSINESS' in-game vanity license plate so that they can always roll around Los Santos like a boss.

DuPz0r and the classy fellas from the iGrandTheftAuto Crew sported the new Business Update attire outfits to pay homage to Ron Burgundy and company, looking ready for a good old fashioned reporter rumble outside of the Daily Globe news offices (minus the trident, of course).

pixelpuss1 and the ladies of Pussi Riot once again dress to impress with this amazing gender-bending in-game droogs cos-play, menacingly strolling through the tunnel with bats in tow looking for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

"Spaced Out Vintage Style" by TinklyMage is a perfectly timed and impeccably composed action shot of a couple of unlucky Businessmen who seem to have taken a wrong turn somewhere in their brand new red Grotti Turismo R. Hope they packed an extra 'chute for that kind of hang-time or it'll be a nasty trip to Sandy Shores Medical Center.

A très chic bit of fashion photography by Rolli Master showing off the latest haute couture from the Business Update collection. The model is wearing a smart looking Houndstooth Pencil skirt set off nicely with this season’s hottest accessory, a nail-polish pink customized Special Carbine.

GTAPhotographers Lieutenant, loudgarden used the meme creator feature and one of the new Metal Warrior masks included in the Business Update to pay homage to the legendary (and GTA soundtrack alumnus) MF Doom.

SNAPMATIC HONORABLE MENTIONS

It certainly wasn't easy to narrow our final selections down this go round but we'd like to honorably mention a few other standout Snapmatics including the cheeky Trump-tastic "You're Fired" by Ayreon01 (who made our honorable mention honor roll last time as well -  keep at it!);  a carefully crafted bullet-time message by Workinonit.; and a coolly-compositioned snap entitled "Serious Business" by Bleubite.


LOS SANTOS BETTER BUSINESS SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

Congratulations to the lucky five Grand Prize Winners of the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes: -EDDS-, IncognitoOnyxLV, CaptainRedstone, supercoolguy1137 and AARON_D20 all won the super rare Trevor Philips Industries tee and Merryweather Security camouflage cap plus a GTAV sticker pack. We're still in the midst of confirming some of the runners-up to win GTAV tees and stickers so be sure to check the inboxes of whatever email you have linked to your Social Club account (and also be sure you have your most actively used email linked to your account too so you don't miss these notifications).


MARKET CLOSING

Remember, all the Business content will continue to remain available to obtain in-game indefinitely and can be kept for good upon in-game purchase.

Stay tuned as we’ll have more news soon about the next update for GTA Online, as well as news about more in-game rewards and bonuses, Event Weekends, Snapmatic competitions and Crew versus Crew battles.
 

The Business Update for GTA Online Is Now Available

Posted on March 4 2014, 1:10pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

The Business Update, the latest content addition to the world of Grand Theft Auto Online, is now available to download from PSN and Xbox Live.
 
This update adds three new blazing fast cars to the Legendary Motorsport roster, the Albany Alpha, Dinka Jester and Grotti Turismo R. And for those who subscribe to the idea that "if you've got it, flaunt it", there are also new vehicle horn and wheel-smoke options available at LS Customs to give these new rides some additional flair.
 
For those who prefer to navigate Southern San Andreas by air, hit up Elitas in-game to order the new Vestra luxury jet. There are also two new high-powered weapons available at Ammu-Nation, the Heavy Pistol and Special Carbine automatic rifle - plus a new ensemble of business shirts, suits, vests, skirts, hats and other high end attire.
 
 
Today we've also added 14 new Jobs to GTA Online, many of which are inspired by the new additions from The Business Update. There are four new Land Races designed specifically for the Sports and Super class cars. You can take the new Vestra airplane on a tour of the Los Santos skies in any of four new Air Races. 
 
Additionally, a pair of new Vehicle Deathmatches feature the Buzzard and the Rhino Tank, plus a new Last Team Standing in Little Seoul, a 2 team Capture at Los Santos City Hall and a new Survival around the Maze Bank Tower. Below is a link to each of the new Jobs on Social Club:
 
 
And make sure to join us this weekend for the Business Weekend Social Club Online Event, featuring exclusive RP and GTA$ bonuses, a new Snapmatic competition and more. Stay tuned for more details later this week.
 
 
This week's update to GTA Online also includes a host of additional updates and fixes, including the ability to disable Slipstreaming in Races, the addition of Barber Shop and Tattoo Parlour locations to the Quick GPS and a number of other exploit and stability fixes. For the full list, check out the corresponding article on the Rockstar Support page.
 
To acquire today's free update, fire up your online-connected PS3 or Xbox 360 and load up GTAV, and you'll be prompted to download the automatic update (Xbox 360 players will also be required to download an additional compatibility pack). From there, head to the in-game store from the pause menu to access and download the Business Update.
 
 
The new vehicles and weapons in The Business Update are also available in GTAV Story Mode. You can access all three cars from Michael, Franklin or Trevor's garage properties and the weapons will be deposited into all three characters' inventory with two full ammo-clips.
 

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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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