GTA Online: Power Play and Grotti X80 Proto Now Available

Posted on June 21 2016, 1:21pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In Power Play, today's new update to Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, power-ups change the rules of urban warfare - giving players the chance to boost themselves and their allies with special abilities, or even screw with their opponents in pursuit of ultimate victory.
 
The effects of these six power-ups are temporary and will need to be timed wisely. Power-ups include:

Beasted: Transform into the Beast and use special powers like invisibility, super jump, and super strength. 
Zoned: Slow down time for all players, giving snipers a tactical advantage over exposed enemies. 
Doped: Dull your enemy's senses with a trippy green haze; they’ll never see that flank coming...
Raging: Unleash a rampage with your entire team by inflicting increased damage while taking reduced damage. 
Flipped: Scramble your opponents by picking up Flipped, temporarily inverting all enemy camera controls and mixing team chat to truly get in their heads.
Dark: Take your team off the grid for well-timed sneak attacks.

Each player can use one power up at a time, but layers of strategy exist through stacking power-ups with other teammates, or triggering power-ups to counteract enemy team advantages. Play this new Adversary Mode now via the Jobs menu, or grab your best gunmen and battlefield tacticians to maximize 2X GTA$ and RP in the Power Play Playlist all week long.

You can also bookmark the three Power Play Jobs here:
Power Play I (Aircraft Carrier) | Power Play II (Vespucci Beach) | Power Play III (Bolingbroke Prison)
 
NEW SUPERCAR: THE GROTTI X80 PROTO
 
Today's update also features the addition of the blazing-fast Grotti X80 Proto to the Supercar roster at Legendary Motorsport. The space-age, low-profile body harnesses a beastly engine, making for a finely tuned machine ready for dominance – especially handy when needing to make Special Cargo Deliveries in a hurry. Escaping wanted levels has never looked so good.

 

DOUBLE GTA$ AND RP POWER PLAY PLAYLIST, UNLOCKABLE GROTTI TEE AND MORE

Celebrate Power Play Week and grab double GTA$ and RP in the all-new Power Play Playlist, available to access directly from the GTAV loading screen (and the Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menu) through June 27. And whether you’re a proud new X80 owner or an envious onlooker licking your chops, the new Grotti in-game tee is unlocked for all players this week, simply by logging into GTA Online.

Also, enjoy steep discounts on an assortment of air and sea vehicles; seafaring adventurers can get half off the luxurious Lampadati Toro, while ambitious Executives (and Other Criminals) can secure air superiority to support all their operational needs, with half off all three variations of the Swift and the Buckingham Valkyrie, which is available to purchase this week without Heists prerequisites. Finally, protect your Special Cargo from airborne assailants with 33% off the Homing Launcher.

GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony Now Available

Posted on June 7 2016, 7:45am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Continue your mission to become the ultimate criminal kingpin of Los Santos and Blaine County in GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. As CEO, you'll enjoy all the special abilities of being a VIP, plus access to a whole new frontier of black market opportunities with SecuroServ’s patented Special Cargo Network, allowing you to buy and sell illegal goods across a city-wide empire.

THE EXECUTIVE SUITE
To get your operation up and running, you'll need an executive office fitting the title along with a skillful team of hired Associates. Dynasty 8 Executive Realty, in partnership with SecuroServ, now have a new line of deluxe office suites specifically for the motivated career criminal. These masterpieces in executive design come with a full-time assistant, helipad, boardroom, Don’t Cross the Line arcade game, and optional storage space like the Gun Locker, allowing you to personalize your perfect weapon loadout before you go on the job.

An executive office also includes private access to the SecuroServ Special Cargo Network, which you’ll use to invest in Warehouses and traffic rare and exotic product throughout the city. Warehouses store all Special Cargo and storage space is valuable; manage your inventory wisely and maximize your margins by selling when the prices are right.


Run dangerous, multi-part Buy Missions with your team of Associates to store and stockpile Special Cargo.

BUY AND SELL SPECIAL CARGO 
Buy missions require skill from a coordinated team of Associates to successfully pull off. Missions are grouped into three categories that increase in difficulty based on how many crates of contraband you intend to purchase and how much risk you are willing to take on. With greater risks – whether from the FIB, LSPD or rival player Organizations – come greater rewards. 


Manage your inventory carefully from Small, Medium and Large Warehouses. Overstocked warehouses with lucrative goods won’t stay secret for long...

Accumulating inventory will drive demand in the market. When the time comes to sell, you’ll have various offers to choose from based on your inventory. Sell missions require constant vigilance; keep your eyes peeled as the job isn’t over until all of your Cargo is safely transported, and destroyed Cargo can eat into your profits.

DEFEND YOUR WAREHOUSE
Major players attract attention and warehouses stocked with high volumes of valuable goods won’t stay secret for long. Act quickly to avoid losing a percentage of your Special Cargo in surprise attacks from resident gangs of Los Santos.


Defend your ground – gang members run counter operations with full frontal attacks and raids from back alleys.

NEW VIP WORK & CHALLENGES
CEOs will enjoy all of the perks of being a VIP, including access to new sources of illicit funds and challenges.

VIP Work

  • Headhunter: Assassinate key targets across the map against the clock.
  • Airfreight: Liberate some valuable cargo from its armed guard and fly it to safety.
  • Haulage: Be the first to deliver a trailer full of tax-exempt merchandise to its wrongful owner.

VIP Challenges

  • Cashing Out: Be the pack leader in the latest wave of ATM fraud to hit the streets of Los Santos.
  • Salvage: Compete to retrieve the most lost cargo from the ocean floor. 


Work alongside your fellow bodyguards to defend a Cargobob against player rivals and the LSPD in Airfreight.

NEW VEHICLES, ATTIRE & WEAPON ATTACHMENTS
Do you have a taste for the brutally fast, the brutally efficient or the just plain brutal?  Whatever your preference, the latest wave of NEW transport options is bound to hit your sweet spot. From the monstrous MTL Brickade available at Warstock Cache & Carry and menacing Bravado Rumpo Custom from Southern San Andreas Autos, to the new generation of Super and Sports cars now in stock at Legendary Motorsport like the Pegassi Reaper, Vapid FMJ, Grotti Bestia GTS and Enus Windsor Drop, to the luxurious and speedy Buckingham Nimbus and Volatus from Elitas Travel and even the hulking Tug available on order from DockTease, getting from A to B has never looked and felt this good.

Previously exclusive VIP and bodyguard clothing plus all-new SecuroServ branded merchandise are also hitting the clothing racks in Los Santos. Whether you want your first impression to be a sophisticated crime lord or a gorilla for hire, there’s something just right for you. And nothing wrecks an otherwise solid Special Cargo mission like running short on ammo. Unleash a barrage of bullets from a range of weapons by grabbing Drum & Box Magazine attachments from your local Ammu-Nation.

NEW TRADING PLACES ADVERSARY MODE
In the land of the Haves and the Have-Nots, this Adversary Mode is your chance to engage in some aggressive social climbing. The Winners team is destined for success, the Losers team is doomed to fail, and there’s only one way to move between the two: ruthlessly murder a Winner and take their place.

EVENT WEEK BONUSES (JUNE 7TH - 13TH)
Establish some concrete foundations for your burgeoning Organization by profiting from the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony Bonus Week, starting today and running through to Monday, June 13th. Unlock the Pastel Green Pajamas and Pastel Green Smoking Jacket just by logging in to GTA Online this week, plus get 25% off the Buzzard Attack Chopper from Warstock Cache & Carry as well as all services from both Lester and Merryweather Security – key assets for trafficking your Cargo under duress or keeping your Organization off the grid. And equip your Organization fittingly with 25% discounts at Ammu-Nation across a large range of munitions and armaments, including:

  • Carbine, Assault and Compact Rifles
  • Machine Pistol
  • SMG
  • Heavy Shotgun
  • Combat PDW
  • All Ammo
  • Weapon Tints and Etched Finishes
  • Body Armor
  • Parachute Bags and Canopies

SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES
An Executive office is not complete without being donned with spoils of crime. Try your luck in our Social Club Executive Merchandise Sweepstakes featuring tons of paraphernalia fit for a criminal kingpin. Hang your very own GTAV Air Freshener in your ride while wearing a slick Grotti Polo and blaring your GTAV Vinyl Soundtrack, light up a fat cigar with the official GTAV Chrome Zippo, spruce up your office desk with a GTAV Gold Bar USB, iFruit Mouse Pad, and Epsilon Paper Weight, and transform your fridge into a safe for all that cold hard cash with the GTAV Kitchen Timer. Head over now to the Social Club Events Page to enter.

GTA$1M CEO SNAPMATIC CONTEST
Celebrate your climb up the corporate criminal ladder with proper photographic documentation, and add a cool GTA$1M to your asset portfolio in the CEO Snapmatic Competition. Eligible photos must be published between today and the end of the day on Tuesday, June 14th - and must feature content from Further Adventures in Finance and Felony. Also, make sure to tag your photo with "CEO" on Social Club. Full rules here.

OFFICIAL LIVE STREAM BROADCAST THIS FRIDAY
On Friday, June 10th at 5pm ET, join us at either the official Rockstar Games Twitch or YouTube channel for a live stream featuring Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, hosted by the Rockstar Broadcast team and featuring special guests to be announced.

And of course stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for info on future GTA Online updates, including details on Cunning Stunts.

GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony (Official Trailer)

Posted on June 2 2016, 9:58am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Ever since you first stepped off that flight to Los Santos, it’s been all about rising up the criminal ranks, accruing wealth in your Maze Bank account, building a reputation, and taking no mess along the way…

Now, realize your goal to become the ultimate kingpin of Los Santos and Blaine County. 

Build an empire as a CEO. Traffic illicit cargo and contraband. Disrupt rival supply chains. Acquire extravagant new vehicles. Open prestigious new offices. Hire an executive assistant. 
And run the town, one hostile takeover at a time.

Watch the official trailer above and get ready for GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony coming next week Tuesday June 7.

GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony Coming June 7th

Posted on May 27 2016, 9:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games


In Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, become a proper boss – and climb to the top of the GTA Online criminal hierarchy with your own Organization HQ.

Further Adventures in Finance and Felony continues a player’s mission to become the ultimate criminal kingpin of Los Santos and Blaine County in one of GTA Online’s biggest and deepest updates yet. 
 
A giant leap up the corporate ladder following the VIP experience of Executives and Other Criminals, the Finance and Felony update gives players the opportunity to expand their organization and become CEO of their own Criminal Enterprise.


The Pegassi Reaper, one of the new vehicles befitting your elite status.

Acquire a high-rise office and special warehouse properties to begin buying and selling a range of contraband across the city, all the while fighting the LSPD and the rest of the southern San Andreas criminal underworld for access to the rarest items and the biggest profits. 
 
Further Adventures in Finance and Felony combines all new gameplay with a host of special new vehicles, exciting new features and much more.


Associates recover Special Cargo in Buy missions arranged by the CEO.

Look out for more details along with the official trailer coming next week.

Upcoming GTA Online Live Streams with Joey Bada$$ and More

Posted on May 18 2016, 11:55am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Tune in to the Rockstar Twitch and YouTube channels this week and next for a pair of official GTA Online live streams featuring special guests.


Friday May 20     5pm ET*
Racing with BowskiJ, Summit1G & CJMusik

We're excited to stream with members of the illustrious ‎1G Twitch stream team this Friday, including GTA streamer BowskiJ who is going to be with us live from Rockstar NYC in the broadcast studio - as well as Summit1G himself and CJMusik, who'll both be joining us remotely. We'll be racing in Lowriders: Custom Classics and warring in other competitive GTA Online gameplay modes as well.

Friday May 27     5pm ET*
Pro Era featuring Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, CJ Fly, Aaron Rose & Dessy Hinds

Big GTA and Rockstar fans Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew (Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, CJ Fly, Aaron Rose, Dessy Hinds) are coming through in between their busy tour schedule performing over the next few weeks at NYC's Governors Ball, LA's Powerhouse and more.


* Please note that with all live streams, 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.

GTA Online: New Updates Coming Soon

Posted on May 9 2016, 3:19pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


Get ready to create your own insane stunt courses all over Los Santos and Blaine County.

We hope that you’ve been enjoying all of the recent updates to GTA Online, like this spring’s inventory of Lowriders Custom Classics and all of the newest game modes – and get ready for a lot more to come in 2016, including some massive, feature-rich updates to GTA Online in the weeks and months ahead:

  • In the stealing and dealing successor to Executives and Other Criminals, embark on further adventures in finance and felony as your Organization enters the lucrative and dangerous world of contraband trafficking. You’ll be working with your team from a selection of big new properties that serve as both headquarters for your Organization and warehouses for your hot merchandise. Manage inventory directly from your HQ, arranging to buy and sell anything from jewels to narcotics to medical supplies from a range of nefarious suppliers. Expect the unexpected as you head out with your team to make each pickup. Keep your stock in mint condition to maintain value and sell at a profit – and watch for raids on your warehouses between shipments!


Plot special cargo movement from your Organization’s headquarters.

  • Cunning stunts: for crazy vehicular action comes a major update to the wild world of GTA Online racing and stunting that will introduce a new realm of creative and fun games. Expect a slew of new stunt-ready vehicles and gear - and the inspired Creator scene will be getting a vast new set of props, for an evolution of stunting, racing and trials-style creations, and other gameplay possibilities that will surely defy imagination.

...AND MORE

Look for other additional updates to arrive, including more fun new Adversary Modes. There are new locations coming for the recently released In and Out – where a group of Attackers must smash-and-grab their way to steal coveted packages from Defenders who are outnumbered, but far from outgunned. And stay tuned for info on other fun, competitive, team-based modes to come.


A Defender lying in wait for a pair of Attackers in In and Out Mode.

SPECIAL BONUS WEEKS

You may also have noticed some of our recent in-game specials and bonuses, such as the Versus Missions Week and Friends in High Places Week – with opportunities to get coveted vehicles, weapons and other items on sale, and reap bonus RP and GTA$. Be on the lookout for regularly occurring event weeks like this, that will highlight a wide variety of different game content, including both recently released and fan-favorite modes, missions and some classic content that you may have not played in a while. There will be Double RP Playlists, chances for bonus GTA$, big discounts on vehicles, properties and lots more happening regularly; take advantage of these special rewards when you play, to help increase your GTA Online reputation and bank balance in the process, and amass your prized car collection and other spoils of success at a savings.

CONTINUING TO ENHANCE THE GTA ONLINE EXPERIENCE: YOUR FEEDBACK ALWAYS NEEDED

And of course, expect all forthcoming Title Updates to continue improving and enhancing the GTA Online player experience. Thank you especially to the dedicated Creator community (shout out to ManOfFire and StronkTank) for sending us your feedback about a recent change to the Creator tool – a limit to how many props you could place close together was made to fix an issue where that would create a hole in the map. This change, however, prevents players from making some types of complex structures that clever Creators like metoxys have used to make inventive Jobs like “Ampersand”; we’re happy to report that we are working on a fix to allow such prop placement, while still preventing the map hole issue, so Creators please stay tuned for that. As a reminder to all, the best place to direct your feedback, including wish lists for future content and suggestions for fixes and changes, is to send it via email to the GTAOnline@rockstargames.com address, which the game’s development team routinely consults for consideration.

Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No.9 Recap

Posted on May 3 2016, 6:40pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The Red Hook Criterium 2016 Championship Series kicked off in thrilling fashion on Saturday in Brooklyn, with Texan Colin Strickland capturing his first victory in Brooklyn after taking Milan last year and 2015 Championship Series winner (and perennial favorite) Ainara Elbusto of Spain taking the women's race - her second straight win at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. 


A daytime view of turns 1 – 7 including the double hairpin before qualifying. Photo: JW Zhang

With this year’s race attracting 375 cyclists and 400 runners representing 48 countries, the afternoon’s qualifying sessions were accompanied by fans eager to enjoy the beautiful weather, food trucks and early race action. Cyclists familiarized themselves with the new course design as they attempted their fastest lap, with American Addison Zawada (State Bicycle Co.) earning men’s pole position with the fastest time at 1:25:74; and Ashley Faye (Team Cinelli Chrome) of The Netherlands taking women’s pole position at 1:37:57.


Men’s qualifying group 1. Photo: @tornanti_cc

The late afternoon brought about the men’s Last Chance Race – where qualifiers who set the 86th to 150th fastest qualifying times compete for 10 spots on the starting grid, followed by the women’s and men’s 5k races.


Last Chance Race hopefuls line up to compete for a spot on the starting grid. Photo: @tornanti _cc

The Red Hook Crit 5k continues to draw elite running talent, with blistering times posted by the winners. Congratulations to men’s top finishers Abebe Sihine Mekuria, Jack Davies and Kumsa Adugna Megersa, and Zeineba Hasso Hayato, Jennie Cohen and Allison Goldstein from the women’s field. The Strava team competition was won by the New York Athletic Club on the men’s side and North Brooklyn Runners for the women’s. Each team got their top five runners across the finish line before any other team.


Ethiopia’s Zeineba Hasso Hayato (West Side Runners) finishing at 14:45.925 followed by American Jack Davies (New York Athletic Club) at 14:52.703. Photo: @tornanti _cc


The traditional neutral lap led by repeat RHC winner Kacey Lloyd and race director David Trimble Photo: @toranti_cc

The crowds continued to grow after sunset in anticipation of the women’s criterium, featuring its largest field of athletes to date. With the race underway, perennial favorite and 2015 Championship Series winner Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC) handily claimed the first lap Breakfast Prime, setting a furious pace for the lead pack of thirty riders. 

Early attacks from Katherine Sherwin (Affinity Cycles) and Vittoria Reati (LaClassica Racing p/b SpeedGang) trimmed the lead group while Elbusto patiently sat in second position, maintaining control at the front of the pack and allowing her to take the midway Dinner Prime.


Rockstar Top Antagonist winner Kiera McVitty rounding turn 10 Photo: @tornanti _cc

British Rider Kiera McVitty continued driving the pace with several attacks, earning her the Rockstar Games Top Antagonist Award. Past winner and RHC veteran Ash Duban (Affinity Cycles), along with Kim Lucie (State Bicycle Co) and McVitty made moves to string out the field in the final laps of the race. With just over a lap to go, a crash in the final turn took out a handful of riders, with Elbusto, Duban, Reati, McVitty and Irene Usabiaga (Poloandbike) among others escaping to battle through one final lap. Elbusto took the win through a strong final sprint, with Duban finishing in second narrowly edging out Reati, Usabiaga and McVitty. 


Ainara Elbusto continues her RHC dominance Photo: @tornanti _cc

Every Red Hook Criterium is unique and Saturday was no exception. As the men’s race began, the lead moto – an essential race vehicle that rides ahead of the peloton to sweep for lapped riders and provide a visual and audible alert to riders, spectators, course marshals and medical teams of the approach of the lead pack – stalled only moments after the race start. A dramatic pileup occurred, forcing a race restart.


Addison Zawada leading the men’s race start Photo: @tornanti _cc

With the race underway, Mario Paz Duque (IRD Carerra) leapt ahead from tenth on the starting grid to first across the finish line to take his seventh the first lap Breakfast Prime. Soon after, Aldo Ilesic (Allez-Allez Specialized) took the lead – a key strategy that allowed for teammate Colin Strickland break off the front in lap five and establish a four second lead while Ilesic controlled the pursuing pack.


Paz Duque taking the lead on his way to win the Breakfast Prime @tornanti _cc

The chase group of 25 riders led by Daniel Holloway (Intelligentsia GR) were met by Ilesic’s defensive play to keep his teammate in first wheel. By the time Strickland came around on the next lap, the gap had grown to 10 seconds with the chase group stringing out behind him. By the mid-point of the race, Strickland had created a monstrous 20-second lead gap.


Lone wolf Colin Strickland from Texas pushes his massive lead on the field @tornanti _cc

Ilsec continued to thwart attempts from Alec Briggs (LaClassica Racing Team by SpeedGang), Marius Petrache (Team Cinelli Chrome), and Tristan Uhl (Aventon Team Factory). With Strickland handily winning – thanking the crowd in his final lap – 2015 Series Champion Ivan Ravaioli (Team Cinelli Chrome) outsprinted Ilsec in the final moments for second place, followed by Ilsec in third.


Strickland enjoys the fruits of his dominant performance – a new specialized bike and the Rockstar Top Antagonist Award @tornanti _cc

Congratulations are in order for all who participated in the day’s events, and we are looking forward to the next edition of the championship series in London on July 9th. For more details about the Red Hook Crit Championship Series and upcoming events, visit redhookcrit.com.

Play the New In and Out GTA Online Adversary Mode

Posted on May 3 2016, 1:01pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

In and Out, a brand new GTA Online Adversary Mode, is now available to play on PS4, Xbox One and PC. This mode sees a lean squad of heavily armed Defenders protecting 8 priceless Packages until the timer runs out. Attackers must make expeditions into enemy territory to nab the bags and then return them safely to home territory - if they die on the way then the bag remains where they fall. Since Defenders can't pick up bags, even an unsuccessful carry will help the Attackers get that little bit closer to bringing home the prize.

To celebrate the launch, for the next three days you can earn Double GTA$ & RP while experiencing the three different In and Out maps in the featured Playlist. Along with the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist, there are discounts on the Combat MG, Grenades, SMG ammo & Assault Rifle mods - all part of In and Out Week. To cap it off, this Friday May 6th we'll be hosting the official In and Out Event Live Stream featuring an all-star cast including Daym Drops, Ed Bassmaster, Boogie2988, xxEvilWafflezxx, Swiftor, LtZonda and more…


Previously:
In And Out Week (April 29 - May 5): Double GTA$ & RP Playlists, Discounts - and New Adversary Mode IN AND OUT Coming this Tuesday

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