The Rockstar Newswire Crew Noticeboard: Aces, Jokers and Other Assorted Hooligans

Posted on December 6 2013, 11:18am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

It was great to see the Social Club Crew Community come through in force on our first Newswire Notice Board installment; actively letting us know what sort of members and Crews you are looking for. 

Hit the jump for an updated round of Crews headhunting and looking to grow, in some cases seeking quality over quantity.

Original Grand Theft Auto V Artwork: Fame or Shameless

Posted on December 2 2013, 11:00am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

This week's additions to the Grand Theft Auto V original artwork collection prove that there are no limits to what some people will do to achieve wealth and notoriety in Los Santos.

Despite an alarming lack of discernible talent, Tracey De Santa does her best to put on a brave face as she auditions cheerfully for the variety show Fame or Shame. By the same token, ignoring any complaints on his highly questionable lending practices and aggressive vehicle repossession policies, Simeon Yetarian stands defiantly in front of his Premium Deluxe Motorsport dealership.   

Grab either (or both) in a large variety of downloadable art sizes and formats - including wallpapers and backgrounds for desktop and mobile devices, Facebook Timeline Covers, Twitter Covers, buddy icons and avatars at We'll have more GTAV artwork releases for you throughout the Winter.


Holiday Weekend Discounts in GTA Online: Turkey Shoot & Black Friday Sale

Posted on November 27 2013, 11:13am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

After you've recovered from gatherings with dysfunctional family members, participating in unplanned scuffles in department stores over drastically discounted kitchen appliances and engaging in wanton acts of mass poultry consumption, sneak back to Los Santos where a host of GTA Online items will be discounted this holiday weekend.
Turkey Shoot 
Targeting your elusive bounty for the holiday table shouldn't cost an arm and a leg.
  • 50% Off “Hunting” Rifles: Assault Rifle, Carbine Rifle, Advanced Rifle, Heavy Sniper, Sniper Rifle
  • 50% Off All Rifle Attachments 
  • 50% Off All Rifle Ammo
Black Friday Sale 
Color-coded Discounts are the new black this season.
  • 50% Off Select Black Colored Clothing & Accessories, including: jewelry, ties, shirts, vests, jeans, pants, board shorts, dresses, skirts, chinos, shoes, flip-flops, cargo pants, t-shirts, tracksuits, tank tops, hoodies, polo shirts, skate shoes, oxfords, boots, masks, ear defenders, hats, beanies, bandanas, helmets, glasses and much more.
  • 50% Off Select Black Colored Vehicle Modifications: window tinting, black tire smoke, black license plates
Grab these specially discounted items in GTA Online beginning on Thursday, November 28th and all throughout the holiday weekend until the end of day on December 1st. 

Original Grand Theft Auto V Artwork: To Have and to Hold

Posted on November 12 2013, 3:07pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

This week's set of official digital releases to the original Grand Theft Auto V artwork collection features the heads of the De Santa household. Amanda strives for serenity by striking the Vrksasana pose (one of the more traditional yoga positions recommended by Master Instructor Fabien Larouche) while Michael prepares for decidedly less transcendental stress relief, with the aid of a modified and high-powered Carbine Rifle outside of Lester's Garment Factory.

Get them in all the requisite downloadable art sizes including wallpapers and backgrounds for desktop and mobile devices, Facebook Timeline Covers, Twitter Covers, buddy icons and avatars over at Look for more GTAV artwork releases to the official artwork collection throughout the fall.


The Snapmatic Screensaver

Posted on November 11 2013, 12:05pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

We invite you to sit idly back and enjoy a specially curated slideshow of travel photos taken by Snapmatic photographers from all over Los Santos and Blaine County.

From breathtaking scenic views of Mount Chiliad to proud photos of Los Santos Custom-ized rides to precious candids of Michael, Franklin and Trevor – and more – the official Snapmatic Screensaver includes hundreds of your awesome original GTAV and GTA Online photos.

See if any of yours made the cut – and we’ll also be updating this dynamic screensaver regularly so that you may see great, fresh new shots and themes over time.

Check out the preview above, and download now for PC and Mac (OS X 10.6-10.8). 

Crew Recruitment: The Rockstar Newswire Noticeboard

Posted on November 8 2013, 12:42pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Crews have been a thriving feature in the Social Club community since the launch of Max Payne 3 and now with the arrival of Grand Theft Auto Online, we've witnessed recruitment efforts explode in Newswire comments and across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other sites and forums around the web.

To help aid your recruitment needs and to provide a proper on-topic destination for your Crew solicitation comments, we are introducing this new regular "Crew Recruitment" column here at the Rockstar Newswire as a special new companion piece to our longstanding Crew Cut series that highlights awesome Crew activity happening in the open world wild. Here we'll feature a new batch each time of select Crews we've seen on their membership drive hustle, and we also invite and encourage you to post a link to your Crew Page in comments below along with your best pitch to prospective new recruits about why your squad is the one worth aligning with. If you're a lone wolf looking for a GTA family, then this post and its comments section will be an ideal place to scroll through to find likeminded criminals, free roamers, street racers, gangsters, pranksters, sportsmen and warriors. Are you a large competitive Crew, looking to amass an army of followers to dominate on the Team Deathmatch Circuit? A group of motor heads and speed demons, looking to trick out your whips in the latest modifications to assure consistent first place wins? Are you a casual close-knit group of Free Roam hooligans, simply looking for your next laugh and a new way to put the physics and the unsuspecting pedestrians of Los Santos to the test?

Hit the jump below for more and to check out this first edition Crew Noticeboard's selection of membership solicitations.


New GTA Online Title Update 1.05

Posted on November 5 2013, 10:15am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Support, Games

The newest automatic title update for GTA Online is now available for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As mentioned previously, this update addresses some residual issues where occasionally people's vehicles or vehicle modifications were disappearing due to a cloud save failure - as well as the other fixes mentioned below:

  • Built in measures to prevent users from losing their progress when there is a cloud outage
  • Built in a number of measures to protect players’ cash balances even if there are network problems
  • Fixed an issue where on rare occasions during network problems the player could lose their Online vehicle or mods after exiting GTA Online

Of course, if you're still experiencing any other technical problems, please visit our support website to contact our support team and subscribe to the GTA Online Launch Status article. You can also shoot us a quick message at the Rockstar Support Twitter.

We also encourage you to send any constructive gameplay feedback you have to us at our address, as we continue to monitor it for all the latest suggestions for tweaking and improving the experience of GTA Online.

On a related note, we anticipate the GTA$ Stimulus to be distributed in the next couple of days following this Title Update. The Stimulus will go out over the course of a full day once it's initiated so don't be alarmed if people on your friends list receive it before or later than you do. Enjoy and we certainly appreciate your patience and understanding as we sort out these remaining issues.

Original Grand Theft Auto V Artwork: Franklin & Chop on Guard

Posted on October 29 2013, 11:35am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

This pair of official widescreen artwork releases showcases a couple of Franklin Clinton's most trusted companions.

On the streets of Downtown Los Santos it's the ever faithful (and trainable) Rottweiler, Chop above, who by the looks of things is quite capable of reducing set-tripping Ballas to a pile of purple scraps.

While on the rooftops across from FIB Headquarters, it’s the equally intimidating and deadly accurate Heavy Sniper Rifle equipped with 6-armor piercing rounds and a laser scope to assure overtly aggressive FIB helicopter pilots realize they’re barking up the wrong tree by invading Franklin’s air space.

You can grab both of these in our wide range of downloadable art sizes including wallpapers, backgrounds, Facebook Timelines, Twitter Covers, buddy icons and avatars over at Stay tuned for more GTAV artwork releases soon.
Previously Released GTAV Original Artwork:


Rockstar Warehouse