Enter to Win the San Andreas Anniversary Customized iPad Mini 3 (at Rockstar Facebook)

Posted 11 hours, 15 minutes ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and to help celebrate we are giving away a custom San Andreas iPad Mini 3 and ten (10) San Andreas prize packs filled with collectibles from our San Andreas Collection at the Rockstar Warehouse.

Enter now through end of day Wednesday, October 29th for the chance to score a top of the line iPad Mini 3 with 128GB of storage, LTE connectivity and Touch ID fingerprint sensor that features a custom matte black finish and spot varnished "Vinewood Girl" illustration, all packaged up in our San Andreas Bandana iPad Mini Sleeve.

Also, ten (10) runners up will win San Andreas prize packs including the San Andreas Kubrick Box Set, iPhone 5 Snap Case, Basketball, Playing Cards and Poker Chip Set, Black San Andreas Tee, White San Andreas Tee, Bandana and stickers.

And if you're looking to take a nostalgic trip back to the early 90s with CJ and the Grove Street Families, check out San Andreas for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows Phone.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Ends Wednesday, October 29th, 2014.

GTA Online Creator Throwback Jobs: San Andreas Anniversary Special

Posted 1 day, 17 hours ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Ten years ago this month we were introduced to CJ, Big Smoke and the rest of the Grove Street Families as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas launched on PlayStation 2. As we take a trip down memory lane (by way of Ganton), we've picked out 10 fun GTA Online Jobs published by nostalgic community members (5 each on PS3 and Xbox 360) using the Creator and shared them below. To play these, just click on the title link and select "Add to Game" to bookmark it for your Crew's next GTA Online session.

Race Dam Rider by SyxTnynE (PS3)
This well-balanced Race for 2-wheelers will take you from the Land Act Dam down to the northern outskirts of East Vinewood and back up through the Grand Senora Desert. Try a two lap option with Motorcycles then try switching it up with a single lap BMX for two great takes on this scenic route. Creator SyxTynE poses the challenge: "CJ beat the dam race, now can you?"

Team Deathmatch Grove Sweet Grove by Captain_Fred01 (PS3)
Grove Street itself has certainly been the focal point for many Deathmatch creators looking to represent the green and relive their glory days with The GSF. This particular take on bringing some mayhem to the block shows off a measured balance with an even spread on placement between conventional firearms and melee weapons. Captain Fred gives a familiar call to arms in the Job’s description: "Family's for life homie, you down?"

Race A Home in the Hills by Rozza3 (PS3)
Many will recall the great view from Madd Dogg's luxurious hillside mansion in Mulholland. This particular nod to that location will direct you through a sharp and winding circuit starting in Sandy Shores and along the jack knife turns of Baytree Canyon. Ultimately, you’ll arrive at an equally swanky residence in Galileo Park to bring home the win but be warned you'll need to navigate nimbly, so as not to smack directly into an unforgiving wall or unfortunate roadblock along the way.

Race N.O.E. by ala-eddine97 (PS3)
In the original San Andreas mission, Agent Mike Toreno tells Carl Johnson to "wake up and smell the coffee" and advises him to fly low under the radar, taking a "Nap of the Earth" style route to deliver a crucial package by nightfall. This equally demanding Air Race carves a large ark across Blaine County, starting near the Alamo Sea and concluding at Sandy Shores - and requires you to take on low-key altitudes beneath bridges and outcroppings to clear the checkmarks. Keep an eye out for rival flyers.

Race Sweet and Kendl by GoochTheftAuto95 (PS3)
Bike Race creator GoochTheftAuto95 describes this Job as, "A BMX Race from Hill Valley Cemetery to Grove Street and all the sights in-between. A homage to the San Andreas Mission with the same name." Playing through, you'll certainly start to feel some nostalgia for those early Los Santos missions but there are also some surprisingly massive drops mixed in along this course to keep you focused.

Race Bloodring Bangers by Arms Dealer (Xbox 360)
The Demolition Derby style Banger was a mainstay vehicle of the Bloodring Coliseum in Vice City that carried over to the primetime Blood Bowl in San Andreas. Our Creator in this instance has cleverly used inverted ramps inside the ULSA campus track and field stadium to trap "contestants" in an action-packed GTA Race. Great placement of Rockets, Speed Boosts and weapon pickups ratchet the carnage levels to a rambunctious roar.

Team Deathmatch Gray Imports by JIIThe_JokerIIK (Xbox 360)
According to the Creator of this 2-16 player Team Deathmatch based in the harbors of Elysian Island, you have been "sent over to the docks by CJ to disrupt a meeting between the Russians and the Ballers". Be sure to bring a large group and spread out your forces high and low, as every manner of weapon seems to have spilled out of the shipping crates on to the ground - immediately up for grabs to allies and enemies alike.

Team Deathmatch Grove Street Brawlers by Pressure.Drop (Xbox 360)
Being both a member of the well-known GTAPhotographers Crew and the Creator Core Club, Social Club member, Pressure.Drop appears to have a real knack for creative expression in GTA Online. In this mission, set in the heart of Davis, he takes it back to basics with an array of melee weapons to make things pretty unpleasant in Grove Street. Don't get it twisted though: there are also Molotov Cocktails and Tear Gas grenades to keep your enemies at bay or to press the advantage for your homies.

Race Little Loop by JIIThe_JokerIIK (Xbox 360)
The prolific #Throwback Job Creator JllThe JokerllK follows up with a solid motorbike Race named after the classic San Andreas circuit - with some great ramp placement. Setting the scene, the description reads: "Cesar Vialpando invites you to a sports bike race with ramps and obstacles, taking you from Downtown Vinewood to Los Santos airport, ending at CJ's old crib on Grove ST. Good luck."

Race Wrong Side of the Tracks by GTAMANIAC99 (Xbox 360)
In this fairly straight-forward GTA-style Race, local motorcycle enthusiasts willfully engage in a balls-to-the-wall, destructive tear down the LS train tracks running west to east from Cypress Flats, passing through Mirror Park and concluding in the Tataviam Mountains. You may luck out and tear ahead of the pack at some point but be warned: close-quarters exchanges in the numerous narrow tunnels you will encounter going towards the finish line could even the score at a moment's notice.

 

If you've spotted or created an epic GTA Online Job themed around one of our games, a certain mission or even your favorite movie, be sure to tag it #throwback on Social Club and drop us a link either here in the comments or via Mouthoff, so we can check it out.

 

Previously:
GTA Online Creator Throwback Jobs: Red Dead Tribute Special
GTA Online Creator Throwback Jobs Inspired by Classic GTA Missions

GTA Fan Vids: Mind Tripping, 5 Stars Vs 2 Wheels, Historic Reenactments and More

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

The latest round-up of fan videos features an out of this world manifestation of one creative player's imagination, a particularly daring two-wheeled escape from aggressive LSPD pursuit, plus an original story set against the backdrop of a historical conflict. All this and more, straight ahead.

MIND TRIP

GTA V Online - WELCOME TO MY MIND by NexxuzHD
The past year has brought us lots of excellent timelapse videos, but here YouTuber NexxuzHD has kicked things up a notch with this dazzling presentation. Awesome video effects and seemingly painstakingly crafted shots showcase an ever-changing world literally morphing around one man as he travels through greater Los Santos. The vivid yet dreamy "Welcome To My Mind" is certainly one not to sleep on.

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A World In Motion (GTA V Timelapse) by HnS Games

 

HOT PURSUIT

GTA 5 Stunts - Incredible Police Chase! by MafiaStunting! / Vaktik
We've definitely seen some impressive videos of players utilizing Franklin's special driving abilities to evade police during a 5 Star Wanted Level, such as clayman90's "5 Stars" Police Chase - but never before have we witnessed someone do it with such finesse and mastery on two wheels. With a decidedly high degree of difficulty, Franklin must dodge and weave to avoid being knocked off his motorcycle all throughout this chase. The definitive and utterly jaw-dropping moment occurs just past the three minute mark when our driver manages an over the shoulder sticky bomb toss at pursuing LSPD Helicopters while ramping directly into the sky. Remarkable skills on display here. 

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GTA 5 Worlds Scariest Police Chases Ep 1 by TheSLAPTrain1

 

NOSTALGIC NODS

Branberry Shorts - Three Brothers in the Civil War by Sonny Evans
Sonny Evans, the creative and talented fan behind the Branberry Shorts videos series (which include music video & tv intro remakes, the unglamorous lives of skydive stunters and more) brings us this short film shot in GTA Online that tells the story of three brothers' tragic experiences during the Confederate conflict.

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GTAV skydiving montage - The Bomb - A stunt montage by Sonny Evans

Boardwalk Empire | GTA 5 Reenactment | Boardwalk Empire Intro by 8-BIT BASTARD
Known for creating sharp and spot-on GTA Online parodies of shows and films like The Sopranos and The Godfather, 8-BIT now brings the cool and calculating "Nucky" Thompson to life on the sunny shorelines of Vespucci Beach. Complete with bottles of Pißwasser washing up on the sand, the eye for detail here is great. Check it out for yourself and see how this shot-for-shot homage stacks up against the original intro here.

GTA Online | "Best of 2014" Mashup Montage by El Serpe
Those who've enjoyed previous efforts from video director and Aegis Legion leader El Serpe, should definitely take in this new mashup featuring a collection of utterly awesome moments masterfully set to a thumping music track that features "300 clips of the most awesome, original, extreme, and plain beautiful moments from the GTA Online community. This summer's 2014 Best of music video mashup montage will help you prepare your next Los Santos vacations." Certainly a great way to play us out of the summer season, El Serpe.

 

MORE RECOMMENDED VIEWING

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

GTA Online Creator Jobs On Film: Crazy Train Track Races and Explosive Deathmatches Captured by Team Epiphany, HikeTheGamer and Others

Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In addition to creating finely tuned Races, Deathmatches and Capture Jobs (the best of which are often featured in our Rockstar Verified series), the GTA Online Creator also affords players a wealth of options for creating their own unique gameplay experiences within the constructs of GTA Online.

Our latest Jobs on Film round-up features highlights from a calamitous and collision-filled underground tunnel Race compliments of HikeTheGamer, to high speed racing with some karmic justice featuring TmarTn, a pair of Epic Jobs from Team Epiphany and more. Watch their entertaining play through videos below, then bookmark the Jobs themselves using the links provided to play them for yourself or recommend to a friend.

GTA 5 Funny Montage | TRAIN CRASH RACE by HikeTheGamer

 Train Rampage by Stella Venator (PS3)

Bottlenecked into the narrow train tunnels running underneath La Mesa, Hike and friends struggle to make their way through this treacherous circuit and avoid being on time to catch the oncoming locomotive with their Supercar class vehicles.

Part 254 - High Speed Race! by TmarTn2

 456 Seconds by HLOKITTY (Xbox 360)

In this video, TmarTn2 randomly joins a high-speed Custom Race that seems tailor-made for his custom black and orange Zentorno. Tearing across the Los Santos highways, he tries his best to observe the rules of driving etiquette laid out in the Race's description, while fighting off the occasional reckless aggression of certain opponents. Things get a little dicey at times (especially when racers go four-wide on a narrow bridge crossing into Cypress Flats), but karma ultimately wins out in the end.

GTA 5 Epic Jobs | 100 PROPANE TANKS & PIRATE WARS by Team Epiphany

 AK47 100 GASOLINE TANKS by DJkillme (Xbox 360)

 pirates by kixxel82 (Xbox 360)

First up in this pair of Jobs from Team Epiphany's Epic Maps series, the gang battles it out in a highly explosive Custom Deathmatch at a little out of the way Xero station in Pacific Bluffs. The danger comes from all directions as they not only have to struggle with the gunfire that is directed towards them but also shots aimed at the highly combustible RON gasoline tanks at every corner of the parking lot. Then, watch as the guys batten down the hatches and sail out for adventure on the Alamo Sea in a custom Team Deathmatch where each side spawns on opposite ends of the stagnant oasis at the foot of Mount Chiliad with a fleet of Dinka Marquis boats at the ready.

GTA Online Top 3 Creator Maps of The Week Ep. 35 by TheLibertyLunatic

 Scrapyard Battle,  On Rails,  Lighthouse by Dillono (PS3)

 Elysian Bloodshed by AlexSniperBullet (PS3)

The Liberty Lunatic, (also known in certain community circles as Gtam3n) gives us his take on two Deathmatches and a Race created by Social Club member Dillono plus another Deathmatch created by well-known Snapmatic shutterbug AlexSniperBullet. The Lighthouse Deathmatch in particular seems like a real standout, as players surrounding a coastline residence must struggle to fend off a lone gunmen, who holds the advantage firing from the Lighthouse balcony directly offshore.

GTA 5 Funny Moments #120 With The Sidemen by Vikkstar123

 4 WAY MADNESS EXTREEME by bowserlitious (Xbox 360)

In this "Funny Moments" clip, our friend Vikk and his merry madmen collective of KSI, Zerkaa, MM7, BJG, Behzinga and TBJZL (collectively known as The Sidemen), file in to try out a pretty outrageous Race filled to the brim with ridiculous winding loops and narrow ramps. Race Creator bowsserlitious offers up the best piece of advice for keeping this one exciting by suggesting, "If you want mayhem.....well.....here it is. Turn on GTA mode for survival of the fittest!"

"The Drift King" Ultimate Drifting, Tandem and Gymkhana Montage! by G T A WiseGuy

 Drift All Day by TMXTitanium (Xbox 360)

Viewers and serious drifters who checked out and enjoyed Antechs' Vespucci Gymkhana Drift from our last Jobs on Film round should definitely take note of this new course that hooks largely through East Los Santos. Starting just at the Innocence Blvd intersection in El Burro Heights on Orchardville Ave, drivers navigate a wicked reverse "J" down through Cypress Flats and power slide a pair of sharp 90 degree turns back up towards La Mesa. In the video's description, video creator G T A Wiseguy makes it clear that it's more about drifting technique than your finishing time when he throws down the challenge... "Can you get a full clean run in a Banshee?"

As always, 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.


 
Previously:
Creative and Challenging Custom Jobs as Demoed by NerdCubed, Olli43 and More 

Rest in Peace, Yeardley Diamond

Posted on September 3 2014, 2:38pm | 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 on September 1 2014, 6:05am | 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

 

MORE RECOMMENDED VIEWING

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.

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