Rest in Peace, Yeardley Diamond

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Rockstar

It has come to our attention that a cherished and very talented member of the GTA community has tragically passed away. Fernando Agapito Jr. aka Yeardley Diamond was a YouTube creator who worked wonders with GTAIV PC to create some of the most memorable and beloved original machinima videos in the history of Grand Theft Auto fan videos. Many of you may fondly recall such classic videos of his as “Harlem Shake on Rockstar Games”, “Niko’s Yoga”, “Niko’s Dramatic Reaction” (to GTAV), “GTAIV Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman”.

Since Fernando’s brother Francis confirmed the news of his untimely passing on Facebook yesterday, outpourings of grief and eulogies have been shared at GTAForums, on Reddit, and by GTA fans across social media.

We at Rockstar Games send our sincerest condolences to the Agapito family, and all of Fernando’s friends and fellow fans. Rest in peace, Yeardley Diamond.

 

Crew Noticeboard: Seigo Famiglia, CrimeCorp SA, Highway Daemons and Others Now Recruiting

Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively seeking new members to join their ranks where we publish your recruitment pitches in your own words.

This week's edition features a collection of three-piece-suited wiseguys, highway hardened Motorcycle Clubs, rambunctious role-play collectives and some open themed Crews that fall into unique categories all their own, so there's something to accommodate all play styles and preferences. If you are looking for a new set of players to run with, perhaps you'll find a squad that piques your interest. Hit the jump below to check out the latest pitches...

Fan Vids: Original GTAV Trailer in Madrid, Undead Marston Make-Up Tutorial, Pet Shop Boys Tribute & More

Posted on August 13 2014, 10:25am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

This week's installment of impressive and innovative fan videos includes a live-action rendition of GTAV's original trailer set against the beautiful backdrop of Madrid, a radiant makeup maestro who knows just how to breathe life into an undead cowboy, a Pet Shop Boys ode to the almighty dollar and enough stunts by land and air to make your head spin.

Grand Theft Auto: Madrid - Real Life Trailer by Zapruder Pictures
The Zapruder Pictures team of Guillermo de Oliveira and Javier Estebanfirst first caught our eye with their 2012 fan-film, Max Payne: Valhalla. In Grand Theft Auto: Madrid, they've used the sun-soaked streets of Madrid, Spain to create an impressive homage to the original GTAV Trailer. Those unfamiliar with the region should be pleasantly surprised at how well the Spanish capital accommodates this re-creation. From the congested traffic grid of Downtown LS (Alcobendas Burgos) to the RON Alternates Wind Farm along the Senora Freeway, each scene is paralleled quite impressively.      

​Undead Marston // Maquillaje Cosplay Makeup FX // Red Dead Redemption // DIY Tutorial by Keevanski (en Español w/subtitles)
"Cosplay done right" is an expression often reserved for individuals who truly excel at this style of costume-based fan art. We certainly believe that catchphrase suits the multi-talented and exceptional Keevanski - known for her spot on portrayals of popular game characters, hair dressing tutorials and painstakingly hand-crafted and highly detailed game props. In this slick and fun to watch presentation, we see her literally transform into the spitting image of an Undead John Marston with a few well-placed strokes of the make-up sponge, masterful application of studio-quality prosthetics and some great hand-crafted props.

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Sarah Reese // Maquillaje Cosplay Makeup FX // Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare // DIY Tutorial

GTA 5 - "Emergence" | Amazing BMX Stunt Montage by ConsistentHD & ErasableNinja
Previously, we witnessed ErasableNinja bring his A-game in "The BMX Flow" a stylish production with second-to-none bike trick sorcery. In "Emergence", ErasableNinja lends an editing hand to ConsistentHD's first BMX montage. This debut effort features gravity defying wall rides, sick combo rail grinds, perfect plants and flamboyant flips - we also get some truly massive ground-level bowl to bowl transfers at the Rearwall skatepark near the Olympic Freeway overpass.    

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GTA 5 BMX - "Statement" A Freestyle BMX Montage by Fishy Dizzle

Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) - A GTA Online Music Video by vader2K
As the ethereal synths cue up, fans of the 80's may feel Vice City level nostalgic chills running up their spine while watching this totally rad throwback video tribute to The Pet Shop Boys classic hit, "Opportunities". In this greed-is-good visualization, we see a pair of down on their luck friends go from rags to riches, jet setting in the finest accommodations and transport, literally filling up swimming pools with expensive watercraft and dominating the LSI tarmac with their personal Luxor Jets.

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Digitalism - Wolves (GTA Music Video) by StudioGTA

"DANGER ZONE 3" | GTA 5 Jet Stunt Montage #5 by vSubFire
Ace pilot vSubFire certainly wowed us with prior installments of the DANGER ZONE series. In this round, vSub opens by carving an impossibly sharp arc through a docking bay in the Port of South Los Santos. He then proceeds to spin clockwise with a single clipped wing slow and steady against the counter-clockwise spinning blades of the turbines within the RON wind farm and emerges on the other side of the field without a scratch. Top that off with a daring one take sideways navigation of the LS skyline and a precarious pass through the bridges and tree lines of Blaine County and we have another worthy entry in this riveting aerial series.

​Also Check Out:
GTA 5 Mallard Plane Stunt Montage | "Feather" by Venus & NightMare

 

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Also don’t miss these fun vids that we recently spotted and shouted out on Twitter or simply took note of – make sure you’re following us there to see some great videos shared on the regular:

As always, if you've got an excellent GTA or Rockstar themed clip of your own that you think the world needs to see, feel free to drop it in the comments for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to have a look at mouthoff@rockstargames.com, and we may feature it in a future round-up here at the Newswire.

Previously:
Other Places - São Paulo Edition, Iconic Film Remakes, Musical Horn Fun & More

Crew Noticeboard: 8492nd Squadron, 6 Star Street Racers and Others Now Recruiting

Posted on July 30 2014, 10:53am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively seeking new members to join their ranks where we publish your recruitment pitches in your own words.

Crew recruitment pitches tend to come to our Noticeboard from all corners of the map and represent a diverse variety of styles and preferences. From the radical up and comers, to the established elite, many look to increase their numbers and influence across the Social Club. Our latest round of pitches here includes the flight-savvy flyboys (and girls) of the 8492nd Squadron and Banzai Bombers along with the fly whips of the 6 Star Street Racers. Read on ahead to see if one of these Crews is right for you.

Fan Vids: Other Places - São Paulo Edition, Iconic Film Remakes, Musical Horn Fun & More

Posted on July 21 2014, 11:25am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

The latest batch of auspicious and audacious fan created videos includes a journey back to the sun soaked urban horizon of São Paulo in Max Payne 3, awesomely inspired movie and television videos making the rounds, the use of Los Santos Customs as an impromptu music studio of sorts and more.

Other Places: Sao Paulo (Max Payne 3) by ultrabrilliant

We've been dazzled before by ultrabrilliant's "Other Places" video series (check out Grand Theft Auto V's San Andreas here). In this video, he takes a stroll down through the bullet-ridden back alleys and winding thoroughfares of Max Payne's 3's rendition of São Paulo, Brazil. From the stark poverty of the favelas in Nova Esperança, to the seedy aftermath of a gunfight in the O Paliaca Strip Club, enjoy a quiet moment alone with the scenery and see the vast economic contrast therein on the neon soaked dance floors and opulent modern interiors of places like Club Moderno, the Branco residence and the glaring floodlights of the Galatians Stadium.

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GTA V: Time-lapse by KATE DAWG

GTA 5: Terminator 2: Judgment Day Remake (Truck Chase Scene) by John Chapman

Few cinematic chase scenes are as memorable and iconic as John Connor's desperate dirt bike flight from the menacing and seemingly indestructible T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. From his narrow parking garage escape to the harrowing semi-truck chase through the storm drain, a large portion of the film's original shots and camera angles are recaptured faithfully in this heart-pumping presentation. We hope film editor and director John Chapman and the Legendary Gaming family will "be back" with something clever like this again sometime in the near future.

GTA Online "Kill Thrill" vol.1 montage | GTA 5 free aim multiplayer HD PS3 by El Serpe

In an ode to Quentin Tarantino's two-volume epic, Aegis Legion's accomplished film editor and director takes on the persona of The Bride to unleash a reign of death and dismemberment. Subbing in the Heavy Sniper rifle for the Hattori Hanzō katana and a powerful Combat MG that would surely give the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique a run for its money, we see all of El_Serpe's enemies get crossed off the "Death List Five".

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The Sopranos (Intro Credits) by 8-BIT BASTARD

GTA 5 - Car Horn Playing Thunderstruck by LUKENBACHER

The addition of the Do Re Mi Car Horn Scale to Los Santos Customs in the High Life Update has generated some fantastic musical creations, including this inspired rendition of one of AC/DC's classic rock anthems. Creator LUKENBACKER lays out a great arrangement here and funnels in a few audio tweaks to really bring it home.

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The GTA Online Concert by GTA Series Videos

SLOW BURN - Community Stunt Montage ! (GTA 5 Stunts) by MrVeyron5 & WARGODCINEMA

MrVeyron finds himself in great company here - joined by the some of the Stunting Community's finest, with the likes of BMX maestro ErasableNinja, Le Kops stunter Feym, handlebar hardliner Mr. Toast, FantasticalGamer, Trexpass and scene veteran NightMare all contributing to this fantastic tapestry of motorbike and Super Class vehicle stunts. In a few cases, we also see no vehicle at all being used as these daredevils opt to soar through the sky with finesse and grace.

 

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Also don’t miss these fun vids that we recently spotted and shouted out on Twitter or simply took note of – make sure you’re following us there to see some great videos shared on the regular:

 

As always, if you've got an excellent GTA or Rockstar themed clip of your own that you think the world needs to see, feel free to drop it in the comments for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to have a look at mouthoff@rockstargames.com, and we may feature it in a future round-up here at the Newswire.

Previously:
Latest from the Stunting Scene with Freefall, BMX and Jet Daredevils, Plus 8-Bit GTAV & More

GTA Online Creator Jobs On Film: Creative and Challenging Custom Jobs as Demoed by NerdCubed, Olli43 and More

Posted on July 7 2014, 10:47am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

For many GTA Online players, the Creator tools have not only been a great way to experience the best Races, Deathmatches and Capture Jobs created by fans, they've also proven to provide a platform for endless creative fun meta-games and other forms of impromptu GTA-style challenge mayhem.

If you're looking for some of these fun and original GTA Online creations to play with your friends and Crewmates, check out just a few of these custom Jobs that have been recently featured in videos from some of the GTA YouTube community's finest broadcasters such as NerdCubed, the GTA-Series gang and others.

Video: Little and Cubed: MotoJousting! - GTA Online by OfficialNerdCubed
Job: Lac15 by TheNerdCubed

Dan NerdCubed and YOGSCAST Martyn put on a regular collaborative series on YouTube called “Little and Cubed” where the two gentlemen get into all manner of over-the-top challenges made with the Creator tool. “Motojousting” above is certainly one of our favorites. It’s simple yet brilliant fun: two ramps strategically placed opposite one another on the Del Perro pier with a cache of motorbikes and shotguns available off to the side. The object of the game is - each player grabs a shotgun and backs up their trusty motorbike steeds to opposite ends of the pier. From there: JOUST! Both opponents must charge the center, launch off the ramps and attempt to dismount the opposing player in mid-air with a blast from their sawn-off. Watch the video above to see it in all its hilarity and glory.

Video: Vespucci Gymkhana Drift (GTA V Drift Map) by AyDeeJayProductions
Job: Vespucci Gymkhana Drift by Antechs

When it comes to drifting around the tight corners and alleyways of Los Santos, the Karin Futo is a very popular choice. Here, AyDeeJayProductions shows off a friends' specially designed drift Race around Vespucci in a stylish video presentation that runs from sun up to sun down, beginning and ending at the Smoke On the Water cannabis dispensary.

Video: GTA 5 Online: Ultimate Bike Challenge! (GTA 5 Custom Job Showcase) by Olli43 
Job: Moto SKILL TEST (bridge) by IxI-eZuLa-IxI

If you think you're among the best when it comes to two wheel racing in GTA Online, have a go at this grueling test of expert motorcycling skills from prolific stunt and skill Race Creator IxI-eZuLa-IxI. This trek leads you over the rooftops of southwest Los Santos down to the lowest recesses of the subway and back up to street level for an even crazier time maneuvering through narrow crevices and semi-ambiguous checkpoint locations. The final devastating stretch requires you to drive southeast along the narrow bridge supports of the La Puerta Freeway Bridge and make a leap of faith down to the final marker resting on a cargo ship below. Not for the timid or easily frustrated, and borderline masochistic at times - check out Olli43's attempt to see just how much patience and persistence is required to reach the finish line. Once you’ve mastered that one, have a go at IxI-eZuLa-IxI’s other fine ‘skill test’ trials series Jobs.

Video: GTA V - We Go Both Ways: Sandking XL Chaos! by swiftor 
Job: We Go Both Ways by MTL_RELLIK

Equal parts Race and demolition derby, this hectic Job from MTL_RELLIK will have you dodging head-on collisions as you travel back and forth on an enclosed stretch of the Highway 1 Bridge. In the video description, swiftor lists the three reasons that make this Custom Race amazing as: "1) Flexible for a wide variety of vehicles 2) There's a lot of opportunity for interaction between racers 3) Seeing others get totally effed up when they collide!" While this is certainly a great recipe for disaster, try this Job as a GTA Race to really multiply the mayhem.

Video: GTA Online: Race Review, Activity #01 by GTASeriesOnline
Job: Pure Insane Madness by AlphyX

AlphyX, a member of the GTASeries Crew and their spin off YouTube channel GTA Series Online, got together with fellow Creators from The Content Creator Club to review his four-way collision-fest Pure Insane Madness. The discussion itself is spoken in Italian but you’ll probably agree that the language of the action shown in this exquisitely made demo video is international. Give this Land Race through the dusty backroads of Sandy Shores a go – AlphyX recommends at least 5 or 6 players for optimal fun..

 

For much more, make sure you’re following us on Twitter where we share fun and creative GTA Online videos that feature gameplay of custom Creator Jobs on the regular.

And if you've got a Creator-made Deathmatch, Race or Capture that you think others would enjoy, then be sure to drop a link to it here in the Newswire Comments for the Social Club community to check out or feel free to let us know about it directly at mouthoff@rockstargames.com.

Crew Noticeboard: Eternal Lost Souls, New Wave, Freedom Birds and Others Now Recruiting

Posted on June 5 2014, 11:45am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively seeking new members to join their ranks where we publish your recruitment pitches in your own words.

This round of Crew recruitment pitches features some varying perspectives when it comes to running and setting the tone for a GTA Online squad. From the nonconformist doctrine of the Eternal Lost Souls, to the exuberant, fun-loving, light-hearted nostalgia of the New Wave, you will most assuredly find a place to get in where you fit in. Read on below for the latest lineup to see if you can find a recruiting Crew that fits your personal style.

GTA Fan Vids: Latest from the Stunting Scene with Freefall, BMX and Jet Daredevils, Plus 8-Bit GTAV & More

Posted on June 2 2014, 1:54pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

Check out some of the latest and greatest videos to come out of the esteemed GTAV stunting scene – with an array of daredevils who challenge gravity with death defying tricks on BMX bikes, bulky monolithic jets and even some heart-dropping freefalling feats. This week’s roundup of standout GTA fan videos also features the return of the 80s obsessed MajamiHiroz with an 8-bit rendition of the original GTAV trailer, a campy homage to the old school TV staple The Fall Guy and lots of other fun clips rounded up down bottom. Enjoy!

REDKEYMON'S FREEFALLING FEATS

GTA 5 - SUPERMAN STUNTS by RedKeyMon

True believers, bear witness to amazing stuntman RKM as he trades in his agile wall-crawling Pegassi sports bike for a parachute to don the red and blue of another super iconic hero. Plummeting his way through the narrowest gaps and spaces of the LS skyline, he doesn't pull the ripcord until after threading some unbelievable needles, making "falling with style" look second nature.

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GTA 5 STUNTS - STUNTS MONTAGE - Episode 12 - (GTA 5 Stunts) by Kwebbelkop

LIFTED & GIFTED BMX STUNTS

"Get High" GTA V BMX Stunts Montage by TheGalleTasHD & DutchHDgamer

This stylish collaboration between GTAV Stunter DutchHDgamer and video editor TheGalleTasHD is the perfect blend of technique, graceful landings and savvy camera placement. With the vibe of an extreme sportsman's day well spent, getting elevated over the rooftops of Los Santos, pulling off some seriously sick tricks on the LSI tarmac - and perhaps most notably, a meticulously timed circus act employing a Truffade Adder, a Titan and a HVY Dump truck (at 1:40, graciously slow-motioned for your enjoyment).

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GTA 5: Out For a Rip - BMX Stunts Montage by TheDrplaya1

MAJAMIHIROZ' UNEARTHED 1990 VERSION OF GTAV

Grand Theft Auto V (Commodore 64) by MajamiHiroz
You may recall the 80s obsessed Majami Hiroz (aka Hungarian animator Balazs Kalocsai) for previous efforts featured here at the Newswire such as Vice City and even L.A. Noire re-imagined as 'lost' games originally released for the Commodore 64. This week, Hiroz returned with an awesome shot-for-shot remake of the original Grand Theft Auto V trailer in 8-bit midi scored glory purportedly from the game's 1990 C64 origins.

LEGENDS OF THE FALL GUY

The Fall Guy ( Ein Colt für alle Fälle ) GTA 5 Intro by ODog HBDogs

"It's a death-defying life I lead... I take my chances..." Speaking of the 80s, those of a certain age may fondly remember the network TV series The Fall Guy for its campy humor, over-the-top stunts and glamorous celebrity cameos. German YouTuber ODog HBDogs, working in collaboration with members of the GTA V Fall Guys and PainKillaZz Crews, has put together a delightfully nostalgic homage filmed on location in Los Santos and Blaine County that matches up well against the original with big explosions and set-piece spills to match.

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GTA 5 Movie Reenactments | FIGHT CLUB  by 8-Bit Bastard

THE ALL-PURPOSE TITAN

GTA 5 TITAN STUNT MONTAGE! #2  by DALLMYD

We've seen a wide array of videos boasting impressively staged and improvised vehicle stunts, and this one from DALLMYD features the surprisingly versatile Titan in the starring role. Beyond putting on a fine air show, the beast of a military plane also proves to double nicely as a motorbike launching pad, a perfect BASE jump plank that can accommodate your whole Crew, and a makeshift Speedophile ramp.

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GTA 5 - THE STEEZY STUNTMAN by yec0dy

JET-SETTING

FrannciiSs (BRAKEC_) | Jet Domination | GTA5 by xFrannciiSs

FrannciiSs's Jet Domination montage featuring the P-996 Lazer starts off as a serenely chill showcase of an adrenaline-junkies pleasures traversing high and low over the rooftops and bridges of Los Santos. Then at about the 1:30 mark it really kicks into high gear with an impressive reverse takeoff that transitions into slick aerial maneuvering, with a particularly stunning one-winged spiral through the La Mesa storm drain canals.

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Also don’t miss these fun recent vids that we recently spotted and shouted out on Twitter – make sure you’re following us there to see some great videos shared on the regular:

 

As always, if you've got an excellent GTA or Rockstar themed clip of your own that you think the world needs to see, feel free to drop it in the comments for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to have a look at mouthoff@rockstargames.com, and we may feature it in a future round-up here at the Newswire.

 

Previously:
GTAV "Hyper Timelapse", NO "There's a Glow" Music Vid, "The BMX Flow" Stunts & More

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