Introducing Crew Hierarchies

Posted on August 28 2013, 3:27pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The first of many Rockstar Games Social Club features we'll be introducing for Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online is the all-new Hierarchies system for Social Club Crews - borne directly out of feedback from the Social Club community. Available for all Crew Leaders right now at the Social Club website, the Hierarchies feature allows the Leader of the Crew to assign special ranks to members, designating the responsibilities of Crew management and assuring that loyalty and performance are rewarded appropriately.


Crew Leaders can assign special rank to any and all members (Crew members will otherwise all be defaulted to the designation of Muscle) across the following four tiers:

  • Commissioners:  The Crew’s most trusted member(s) - that essential right-hand man or woman that the Leader relies on for Vice Presidential advisement and executive action. Commissioners have the power to manage and administrate all aspects of the Crew on behalf of the Leader, including the ability to promote members internally or invite new members in.
  • Lieutenants: Made members with specific privileges to keep the Crew in check and hand out promotions or demotions amongst sub-ordinate ranks. Crew Representatives and the mob of Muscle would be wise to keep their Lieutenants (and above) sweet.
  • Representatives: A tier of Crew members who have shown and proved their commitment to the clique - whether with ace performance in competitive modes, or just by rocking their Crew's emblem faithfully since day one. Crew Leaders can assign these special players as Representatives who will have basic permissions to aid recruitment efforts.
  • Muscle: The rank-and-file mob of Crew members who are happy to play their position of causing some havoc Online, doing their Crew's emblem justice and fighting for its good name. Muscle-level members may not have nor want any administrative power but they're often the heart and soul of what makes your Crew fearsome. Ambitious Muscle who are looking to prove themselves to the Crew Leader and rise up the ranks may even prove a threat to their Crew superiors, if any are deemed to be slacking on their responsibilities or performance.

Beyond the overall Crew cap, there is no limit on how many Crew members you can designate to any one tier - so decide whether your squad will be a communal and anarchic free-for-all or a rigidly structured and exclusive Hierarchy designed to reward the chosen few and keep the Muscle thirsty for recognition?

To see your Crew’s Hierarchy, select Hierarchy from the navigation options directly below the active Crew Emblem on your Crew’s profile page. If you are a Commissioner or Leader and want to organize your Crew, head to the Crew Management page and click Hierarchy. Here you'll see the full chain of command for that Crew, from the upper echelons in charge of managing operations to the ground force responsible for getting the job done - along with a detailed breakdown on your Crew, with options to promote and demote members via the up and down arrows and more detailed information hover boxes that explain exactly what each rank can and can't do.

On this page you may notice a colored bar under each Crew tag, which decreases in length as you get further down the Crew structure. This bar is visible across Social Club and will be visible in-game in Grand Theft Auto Online as a public symbol of your rank inside the Crew. The color of the bar is determined by another new feature of Social Club: Crew Colors. These can be set in the Crew management pages, and will have significant prominence in other places yet to be announced.

Social Club members may also notice a few new design updates today as well to user profiles and other pages on the network - as always, if you have feedback you'd like to bend our ear on regarding these or other features or improvements that you would like to see around Social Club, please get in touch with us via Mouthoff where we're always happy to have a look at what you have to say.

We'd also like to remind all Crew members to make sure your contact email information is up to date in your Social Club account settings and also encourage you to link your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to your Social Club profile so that you can receive notifications on Crew invites and messages.

Make no mistake, respect is still everything and getting your Crew ranks organized early can make all the difference for how you stand out in a crowd, whether you're going toe to-toe with other Crews or planning to just wreak havoc under your Crew banner with a few friends in Los Santos and Blaine County this fall.

Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for lots more updates about Social Club features to be announced for GTAV and GTA Online soon.

Tear Up Liberty City and Rally Your Crew for Battle during our Social Club Multiplayer Event Weekend

Posted on August 22 2013, 6:30am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

As we get ready for the very first Grand Theft Auto Online events coming this fall, now's the time to rally your Crew and brush up on your online target practice in the last Social Club Multiplayer Weekend before GTA Online's release. Join us on Sunday August 25th from 12-4PM ET for a day of gunslinging, shoot dodging and car chases as we battle unsavory, rival varmints in Red Dead Redemption, dose up and dress down for some Max Payne 3 Bullet Time action, and of course take it back to Liberty City's mean streets with GTAIV and Episodes from Liberty City.

For those of you looking for a bit of shelter from the storm of gunfire we’ll also be playing some off-stream Table Tennis and Midnight Club Los Angeles throughout the afternoon. Triple XP will be in full effect for Red Dead and Max from Friday morning through Sunday evening – while the live stream will run from 12-4pm EDT / 4-8pm GMT on Sunday. To chat with us or just observe the action like a good voyeur, you can visit our Social Club or Twitch pages. 

Live Streaming Schedule:

  • 12-1pm Grand Theft Auto IV
  • 1-2pm Max Payne 3
  • 2-3pm Episodes from Liberty City
  • 3-4pm Red Dead Redemption

Prizing Details:

Aside from the pleasure of soaking up the triple XP and getting together with old friends and enemies, 20 randomly selected winners will receive a GTAV Logo Tee, GTAV stickers and some Rockstar logo stickers as you enter to win all weekend long on the Social Club

Bonus XP:

Triple XP will be live for Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3 from Friday morning August 23rd through Sunday evening August 25th.

Gamertags/IDs of Rockstar Players:

  • PlayRockstar (PS3 / Xbox 360 / Max Payne 3 on PC and Mac)
  • PlayRockstar2 (PS3 / Xbox 360)
  • PlayRockstarPC (GTAIV on PC)

Rockstar Warehouse GTAV Gear Update: Los Santos Tees, LS Sheriff’s Cap & Official Poster

Posted on July 17 2013, 11:44am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Rockstar, Games
The Rockstar Warehouse - your official online retail destination for Rockstar games, fine apparel and collectibles - has just been updated with brand new arrivals from the Grand Theft Auto V Collection.
 
Check out all of the newest gear below and keep an eye on the Newswire for much more from the GTAV Collection coming throughout this summer to the Rockstar Warehouse.
 
Grand Theft Auto V Official Cover Art Poster
A 22”x28” poster featuring the official cover art of Grand Theft Auto V.
 
 
Los Santos County Sheriff's Trucker Cap
"Obey and Survive" - rock this classic mesh adjustable snapback trucker hat and make 'em respect your authority.
 
Available in both black and white, you can now rep your LS pride in this soft 100% cotton tee emblazoned with the olde english "Los Santos" logo on its front, a GTAV logo tag at the waist and a small Rockstar logo just below the neck line on the back.
 
 
Previously:
 

Grand Theft Auto V Official Gameplay Video

Posted on July 9 2013, 9:59am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

Watch the first Official Grand Theft Auto V Gameplay Video.

July 4th Multiplayer Weekend: Four Days of 3XP in Red Dead and Max Payne 3 Plus Sunday Live-Stream Play Session

Posted on July 3 2013, 10:35am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games
 
Update: Triple XP and Sunday's multiplayer event have ended. Thanks to everyone that joined in, whether in-game, to watch the stream and chat or just dropping by to enter the sweepstakes!
 
Four days of bonus XP begins our Independence Day multiplayer Social Club weekend starting at midnight on Wednesday evening Eastern Time July 3rd in Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3. Then on Sunday the 7th from 12-4pm Eastern, we'll be live-streaming and playing Grand Theft Auto IV, Episodes from Liberty City, Max Payne 3, Table Tennis, Midnight Club Los Angeles and Red Dead Redemption with a Rockstar-hosted chat for four hours both on Social Club and at our Rockstar Twitch page - and giving away 20 Grand Theft Auto V prize packs of tees and stickers.
 
The times below show our live-streaming schedule, and you can expect us to also hop into some Table Tennis matches and Midnight Club races throughout the afternoon. Gather your Crew mates as Max Payne 3 leaderboards will be live with the Social Club Multiplayer Event playlist.
 
Live Streaming Schedule
  • 12-1pm Red Dead Redemption
  • 1-2pm Grand Theft Auto IV
  • 2-3pm Max Payne 3
  • 3-4pm Episodes from Liberty City
 
20 GTAV Prize Packs — Enter Thursday- Sunday!
If you're interested in winning a GTAV t-shirt and stickers, this weekend is your opportunity as 20 prize packs will be up for grabs. Enter anytime Thursday through Sunday for the opportunity to receive a GTAV Logo Tee, plus some GTAV stickers and a package of various Rockstar logo stickers. To enter, visit the Social Club multiplayer events page and fill in your details under the "Sweepstakes Entry" tab. Be sure to click "Confirm". Winners will be randomly selected and contacted on Monday.
 
Gamertags and IDs to look out for during the afternoon:
  • PlayRockstar (PS3 / Xbox 360 / Max Payne 3 on PC and Mac)
  • PlayRockstar2 (PS3 / Xbox 360)
  • PlayRockstarPC (GTAIV on PC)

 

Announcing the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition and Collector’s Edition – Available for Pre-Order Starting Today

Posted on May 23 2013, 8:04am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

We are proud to announce full details of the Special Edition and Collector's Edition of Grand Theft Auto V - which will be available for worldwide pre-order starting today from participating retailers.

As an additional bonus, those who pre-order any edition of Grand Theft Auto V (including the Special Edition, Collector’s Edition or the standard retail edition) between now and September 17th will get access to pilot the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle.
 
 
High above the streets of Los Santos floats the Atomic Blimp, hawking Los Santos’ finest tire company (whose products are available in any LS Customs garage). Pre-order now to gain the ability to pilot the most iconic and leisurely aircraft in the Los Santos skies (please note that all pre-orders made before today will also get access to the blimp).
 
The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition includes:
 
  • Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V
     
  • Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork
    This special SteelBook features double-sided, never-before-seen artwork of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. Custom color and metallic treatments bring out the detail of the artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook.  
     
  • Blueprint Map
    This exclusive, additional 21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County. Cryptic markings indicate locations for fast cash and other points of interest for the up-and-coming entrepreneur.  
     
  • Special Ability Boost
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster.
     
  • Stunt Plane Trials
    Single player Stunt Plane Trials let you take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.
     
  • Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos at tattoo parlors, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County.
     
  • Additional Weapons
    When visiting Ammunation stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.
     
 
 
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition includes all the contents of Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition as described above plus: 
 
  • Grand Theft Auto V Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key
    Inspired by the heists in Grand Theft Auto V, this custom 10.75” x 8.5” money bag features a pop-up style lock and laser cut logo key to secure important items. The reverse side features a pressed Rockstar Games logo on the security mount with a framed ID window.
     
  • Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTY™ Snapback Cap
    This exclusive New Era 9FIFTY™ cap features an embroidered Los Santos logo on the front, a stitched, black Rockstar Games logo on the wearer’s left side, a Grand Theft Auto ‘V’ logo applique on the opposite side, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit.
     
  • Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online
    Get classic Grand Theft Auto characters to use within the Grand Theft Auto Online Character Creation System.
     
  • Unique Vehicles and Garage Property
    Players will instantly receive a garage to store custom vehicles. In single player, the garage will be stocked with the 1930’s style Hotknife hotrod and the CarbonRS sports bike. In Grand Theft Auto Online, players will get access to both of those vehicles as well as the high-end Khamelion electric car.
     
 
 
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition comes packaged in a premium outer box featuring a foil embossed Grand Theft Auto V logo on the top, finished with a matte, scuff-resistant film lamination, housing all of the contents.
 
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition and Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition are the perfect way for fans to celebrate the return of GTA, with special digital content and exclusive Grand Theft Auto V physical items. Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition will retail for $149.99, while the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition will retail for $79.99. All versions are now available for pre-order until September 17, 2013 while supplies last.
 
Look for online pre-order links to be updated at www.rockstargames.com/V/preorder starting later today.

 

Fan Photo Pictorial from Instagram and Beyond: Stickerbombings, Vercetti Selfies, Custom Kicks...

Posted on May 1 2013, 2:20pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Rockstar, Games

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.

As always, if you happen upon (or take) cool Rockstar-related shots, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and remember to follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for our latest official pics.

@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...

 

GTAV TRAILERS: MICHAEL. FRANKLIN. TREVOR.

Posted on April 30 2013, 11:02am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

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