In our latest photoset of cool Rockstar-related stuff seen and shared on Instagram, we've got everything from Liberty City golf cart shenanigans, to sick (and quite painful looking) Rockstar tattoos, to an entire ongoing Instagram account from the perspective of Tommy Vercetti circa '86 living the life in Vice City.
@thomas_scott recovered this holy grail archaeological find - his vintage decade-old hand-written #ViceCity cheat sheet.
Spotted in the streets of our homebase, #NYC.
Just one of our faves from the anachronistically awesome @tommyvercetti86 account: "Me and Colonel Cortez on his yacht talking business. Afterwards we had some sushi and watched reruns of Diff'rent Strokes." And who can forget that time when Tommy joined the VCPD...
This one was captured a few months back at Art Basel Week in Miami. A fantastic meta graf mural rendition of #ViceCity's martini girl snapped by @ris4romero.
Hit the jump for more images including custom GTAV kicks, San Andreas car art, a Red Dead board game and more...
Posted on April 3 2013, 4:06pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
The Rockstar collection of PlayStation 2 Classics on PSN adds two more chapters from the Grand Theft Auto series today, with both Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (USA / Europe) and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (USA / Europe) now available for download on the PlayStation Store.
From the dark, seedy and bustling streets of Liberty City's concrete jungle to the glamorous and hedonistic metropolis of Vice City in the 1980s. Two towns, each brimming with limitless delights and degradation, where anything can happen...
If you missed one of these two Stories when they first came out, or are ready to revisit Toni Cipriani's '98 rise to glory and Victor Vance's '84 tale of Vice - you can now pull them down digitally to your PS3.
Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories are available for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 each. Keep an eye out here on the Newswire for announcements on the future availability of other classic PS2 Rockstar titles to come...
Posted on April 3 2013, 11:12am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Rockstar
RHC organizer David August Trimble with Saturday's victorious trio: third place finisher Walton Brush, winner Neil Bezdek and second place finisher Evan Murphy (Photo by ToneB).
It was an epic night of cycling action this past Saturday in Brooklyn in the kickoff to the 2013 Red Hook Crit Championship Series. Cheers to the estimated 8,000 spectators who flooded to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to watch some serious competition in the evening crit. With the top ten racers all finishing within three seconds of each other, cycling fans were witness to a genuine nail biter. Our congratulations to the first place winner of Saturday's Red Hook leg - New York's own Neil Bezdek with a time of 41:32.31. Already a two-time winner and favorite from the beginning, Bezdek rode consistently, staying in the lead pack for most of the race. During a tough final hairpin turn, Bezdek made a move for first and never looked back - finishing three or four bike lengths ahead of the competition. In second and third were Evan Murphy and Walton Brush, crossing the finish line at 41:33.02 and 41:33.68, respectively.
For the full rundown of the first leg of the Crit, read on after the jump...
During the Winter months of January and February, our Multiplayer Events calendar featured some insane action as we joined the Social Club community to pay a series of bloody trips to the killing fields of Grand Theft Auto IV and Red Dead Redemption multiplayer while also getting down with modes from Max Payne 3's last serving of DLC - the Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack. Read on below for a full recap of the last four events. For those asking about the next chance to play online with Rockstar, let's just say keep your calendar clear for next Saturday the 13th - we're working on a special weekend event playing ALL our multiplayer games from the past few years (including Midnight Club LA and Table Tennis), plus rare prizing, bonus XP and more - details will be posted on that next week here at the Newswire.
Saturday February 23rd saw over three hours of nonstop action in Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City modes. On Xbox LIVE, our dev GwRockstar3 began the first GTA Race of the day in 8th place and was off to a slow start on the water. While iixxgearsxZz (XBL GT) and Akinks102 (XBL GT) battled it out for first, we were showing some rust on the turns. However, it was our good fortune that the pack had trouble on the rocks, allowing us to move into fifth place. Towards the end of the first lap we were up to second, trailing only CartmanMBK. In the midst of illyaillya shooting down iixxgearsxZz, we took a ramp jump squarely but after running into a buoy, things went south fast. We went from blasting through the open waters to backing up that little boat like we were docking the Staunton Island Ferry. After course-correcting, we were neck and neck, trading fire until iixxgearsxZz went soaring over a seawall whilst we smacked directly into it, Looney Toons style. Our dreams of a comeback dashed, CartmanMBK took first with 3:03:73 while illyaillya came in a close second at 3:08:16 and tehzombiekiller took third with 3:16:50.
Switching over to The Lost and Damned on PS3 with a spirited game of Witness Protection, henriquedematos of NOOSE sent a clear message to The Lost by decimating Kiwi-OGSF. A little later on, AerialRumble (PSN ID) successfully crept up on our own PlayRockstar in a cruiser, but since their roll was a bit tooo slow, we were able to retaliate. After some stunting on our hog, we struggled to locate the mark buckshot_SLMC in our scope, resulting in one of the state's witnesses making it safely to headquarters. As a consolation though, Kiwi-OGSF was able to take 'em out later. A lot of back and forth throughout the entire round, DoE-BLaCK-413 was able to blast bd93hu and Reality_Cheque while Lugnut_SLMC (PSN ID) was on a tear airing out Unam9564, Playrockstar and HoboPiss all in a row. With two state's witnesses already delivered safely for testimony, things weren't looking too hot for The Lost. bd93hu stepped it up to nab buckshot_SLMC and then DoE-BLaCK-413. Down in Chinatown, we thought we had a shot at the third and final witness but DoE-BLaCK-413 was able to interrupt our grand plans. The round ended in a tie with $1500 per team and standout players being DoE-BLaCK-413 (11-2) and Lugnut_SLMC (6-4).
Some action-packed footage of the February 23rd event, thanks to trusty ferguson99.
Hit the jump below for recaps of all the other winter events, a full list of participants, more videos and some select screens...
Posted on March 29 2013, 10:53am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
Next week, look for the collection of downloadable Rockstar classics on PSN to be expanded with Toni Cipriani's and Vic Vance's chapters in the Grand Theft Auto saga - Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories. LCS and VCS now join other Rockstar titles from the PS2 era in the PlayStation 2 Classics series that can be downloaded and played on PS3s.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
The streets of Liberty City are in turmoil. Warring mafiosi vie for control as the town begins to self-destruct under waves of political corruption, organized crime, drug trafficking and union strikes. No one can be trusted as Toni tries to clean up the mess of the city's chaotic underworld. Deranged hit men, morally depraved tycoons, cynical politicians and his own mother stand in his way as Toni tries to bring the city under Leone control.
Forced to fight for his life in an odyssey that will shake Liberty City to its foundations, Toni must use any means necessary to secure his place in the leadership of the Leone family in a town up for grabs.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Vice City, 1984. Opportunity abounds in a city emerging from the swamps, its growth fueled by the violent power struggle in a lucrative drugs trade. Construction is everywhere as a shining metropolis rises from foundations of crime and betrayal.
As a soldier, Vic Vance has always protected his dysfunctional family, his country, himself. One bad decision later and that job is about to get much harder. Kicked out onto the streets of a city torn between glamour and gluttony, Vic is faced with a stark choice - build an empire or be crushed.
This pair of tales from Liberty City circa '98 and Vice City circa '84 respectively will be available for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 each.
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