Leave - Wavves by YeahMAP Bringing together the perfect blend of break-neck action movie pastiche and meticulously crafted camera direction, a small band of criminals come together to spring their leader out of Bolingbroke Penitentiary in a daring, broad daylight attempt.
RUNNERS-UP And a salute to our two runners-up - both of which were awarded a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and $100 gift card for the Warehouse.
Leave by Wavves_Bon Voyage! by Dorian92 Perhaps longing for the open stretches of Blaine County, here a surly Trevor Philips wanders aimlessly through the streets of Los Santos until he happens upon a 24/7 convenience store and decides to stage an impromptu armed robbery. A heavy LSPD response follows and Trevor is forced to fiercely fight his way out of the city.
GTA V - You Can (Not) Leave by Vergessene Evocative of noir femme fatale action, Vergessene shows off a harshly trained super-soldier's unflinching resolve to take out all those in her path.
HONORABLE MENTIONS Shout to everyone who submitted entries - we were overwhelmed at the ingenuity and collective effort put forth by the GTAV PC Community and look forward to seeing more in future contests (keep an eye out for details on our next one very soon). Here are a couple select honorable mentions to check out.
'LEAVE' by WAVVES Music Video by AmillzSlusho Here AmillzSlusho spins the unique story of three down-on-their-luck citizens with separate tragic circumstances - all looking to take the "easy way out" of Los Santos.
Wavves - Leave (GTA 5 Music Video) by shorty2001 Continuously reflecting back on better days, a homeless man struggles to make his way through the unforgiving daily life of a panhandler in Los Santos. After several harsh rejections from an all-star cast of notable characters, he opts to relocate in style.
The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively recruiting new members to join their ranks. We publish Crew recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know exactly what they're all about.
This edition of Crew Noticeboard features pitches from a special ops team, a band of war-torn brothers and a Crew inspired by the syndicate from a popular television show - as well as Crews specifically looking to take down big scores in Heists and improve their standing on the GTA Online leaderboards. So whether you're new on the streets or are well-accustomed to the world of GTA Online and looking for some new comrades, you're sure to find them here or by perusing one of our previous editions of the Noticeboard.
Social Club Founder Crews Celebrate Three Year Anniversary
Where does the Bullet Time go? It seems only yesterday we were here writing up the first Crew Cut: Enlistment Roundup for our newly revamped and restructured Social Club Crew system. As players gathered Founder Crews in anticipation of Max Payne 3's debut in May of 2012, many guessed and speculated at how this new system to bring together your friends and community peers online would play out and how that would affect gameplay going forward as we moved to future titles such as Grand Theft Auto V. Let's check in on some well-established Crews from that era that still play actively today.
Still mercilessly shoot-dodging through the back alleys of São Paulo to this very day, OneEightSeven led by xmrnutts187x have continued to press forward in the rankings and have even surpassed larger Crews on the MP3 leaderboard to the number one spot for XBOX 360 independent Crews with a lean group of less than 200 members. Referring to themselves as the "Most Hated Crew in Max Payne 3" their TDM stats in GTAV aren't too shabby either, with 938 wins over 490 losses, and an active leader who holds down an impressive K/D ratio of 2.76. True to their motto, they've effectively "taken over".
Led by the very determined LXG_No_Mercy, Lethal XBOX Gaming has worked like a well-oiled machine throughout the years and is no stranger to our past Weekend Events. In the earlier days, they franchised out their tag to multiple sub Crews but have since focused their efforts back to their central Crew and a smaller elite group dubbed the LXG Deathsquad. On the GTAV front, they appear to excel at Team Deathmatches, Rally Races and are still known to roll out in force when needed.
Unlike some veteran Crews who've retired from the public eye, this irie collective of rude bois (and gals) have gone above and beyond to keep themselves relevant on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and have even participated in a GTAV Crew Battle on our Twitch livestream against the LS Mafia Family. Proclaiming themselves the "Most High" residents of Los Santos you might want to think twice before bum rushing Smoke On The Water for anything more than a refill.
Inspecting the goods in the Del Perro Pier parking lot.
The Bullshifters hold regular themed events which are advertised on their Social Club Crew wall as well as at GTA Forums. The sessions are recorded for posterity by Crew LieutenantPetti The Yetti, so we checked out the footage from their firsttwo Events to see what these guys get up to. The first hosted meet was a Muscle Car show and Cannonball Run. They met at Beeker's Garage in Paleto Bay and cruised down to the Del Perro Pier parking lot, a popular locale for many Car Club gatherings. After inspecting and respecting each other's rides, the Crew played leader Ed's original Race "Cannonball Run": a Race from Del Perro to the abandoned Blaine County Motel in Sandy Shores with no set routes or checkpoints, just a start line and a finish line allowing individual racers to determine their own route.
Heading out to the jet-black asphalt of the LSI tarmac the Crew finished up with some classic drag racingco-ordinated and captured byPetti, who even goes so far as to follow racers up and down the runway in a helicopter so he can get the best footage of the race itself. To the Crew, he has been integral in shaping how they cover their Crew events.
"Now, the drag racing has really become a staple for us. It's probably the meat and potatoes of the whole... well, meet." - Ed.Venture
The second meet's centerpiece was a Custom Race for Sports and Sports Classics simply dubbed Bullshift Meet 2 GT. The Race is a winding trek starts near the Vinewood Casino and runs towards the RON Alternates Wind Farm, before looping through Sandy Shores and back down to the streets of Los Santos.
On Creator Jobs, these consummate cruisers prefer clear weather conditions and traffic off so that the line-up can simply enjoy the great open stretches going up to Blaine County and Paleto Bay with little hassle.
Concluding the actual car show at the Vinewood Casino, the Crew drove in formation up to the runway at Sandy Shores for more drag racing, as well as more custom Creator Jobs and some drifting in the Del Perro parking lot and on the winding dirt roads behind the Vinewood sign.
Crew Representativesare considered the "heart and soul" of the Crew and the main ingredient when it comes to fun during Events.
In addition to Petti The Yetti, some other notable members include the "indispensable" Slosten, another clean racer who gets what the Crew is about and comes up with some seriously amazing custom cars and promotional shots. Then there's the one and only uNi.GTANet who gives the Crew a leg up on social media and is another one who will trail vehicles during the drags in his trademark Dinka Jester. Keeping things in the family, lobby coordinator and brother-in-law to Ed,Deathdimekeeps sessions running smoothly while his sister (and Ed's wife) Milfrahgets in on the automotive fun as well.
For the Bullshifters' 3rd event, they were joined by inbetweendays and exqlusive who took several great screen shots and gtuned who put together this completely kick-ass event video in GTAV PC's Rockstar Editor.
With an Open Crew invite stance, outsiders are welcome to join these meet-ups but the upper tiers of the Bullshifters Hierarchy do take careful note of who is helpful and who is disruptive to determine priority placement for the next session. Definitely check these guys out if you're looking to hang out and show off your favorite customized whip for the next round.
Right out of the gate, these industrious PC Crews have shown they have what it takes to consistently bring the heat to their enemies' doors and perform well together under the pressure of a Team Deathmatch. We specifically looked for Crews who run lean on their roster, while avoiding 1-10 person powerhouses whose results would have skewed the data. Shout out in particular to eXXXitium who took the top spot in three of the four categories, with most wins, highest win percentage and most average wins per Crew member. White Skeleton Unit are the most active and persistent in TDMs, with 423 under their belt collectively. Team Magnum Dong deserve an honorable mention for the most memorable name, while eenvyuss and uL - Urban Legends are also showing strong in PC Team Deathmatches.
OCPC - THE WALKING PEDS
Prolific Crew Leader Socketz reached out to us recently to let us know his RoboCop inspired Crew Consumer Products (aka OmniCorp) have recently updated their official Crew website and have been actively making short films in GTA Online. Known for their past efforts in Max Payne 3 and some truly superbemblemart, film projects are now taking the creative lead amongst OCPC with presentations such as Fear the Undead Part 1 & Part 2 and the excellent action-packed short dubbed The Great Escape which displays fully that this squad still has a poignant flair for the dramatic.
CREW EVENTS CALENDAR
If you're looking to gather a group of like-minded individuals for a GTA Online play-session, we've gathered together forthcoming Crew Events from some well-established Crews together in one easy to digest calendar:
If your Crew is organizing a play-session, tournament or meet-up, whether in-game or IRL, let us know via email@example.com or in the comments below and we might add it to future versions of this calendar.
Similarly, if you feel your Crew deserves the spotlight in the Crew Cut, send us a detailed profile of your Crew via firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, including descriptions of Crew events, member profiles, Snapmatics, high-quality screenshots, videos, websites and any detail you feel is relevant will aid us in telling your story and putting you and your compatriots out there in future articles. We'll be keeping an eye out for ya.
Posted on June 2 2015, 10:32am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
The cameras at Richards Majestic Studios keep rolling with video creators hard at work harnessing footage worthy of the silver screen via the Rockstar Editor. In the latest set of GTAV fan videos, we continue to see a broad range of styles, with everything from action-packed sequences to inspired tributes, and even a bit of dark comedy.
To help celebrate the recent 5th anniversary of Red Dead Redemption, the team over at GTA Series Videos decided to utilize a single player GTAV PC modification dubbed the "Modern-ish John Marston Mod" in tandem with the Rockstar Editor on this tribute. Devoted fans of Red Dead will certainly walk away with a serious case of nostalgia after viewing this - but may also be surprised at the many creative ways this classic western character is translated into a modern setting.
Two friends out for a casual drive are suddenly ambushed by a pair of ruthless masked assassins, in Boris the Blade's follow-up to the previously featuredSuper Clown. As the remaining survivor attempts to make a daring escape on a Nagasaki Carbon RS, the duo pursue him via land and sky through a series of dangerous jumps and closed off tunnels, in this high octane presentation that features a daring and explosive conclusion.
Despite starting out as a classic take on the coming-of-age movie monologue trope, this short takes on a decidedly dark twist when our narrator starts to ponder his friend Danny's connection to the disappearances and deaths of many of their mutual childhood friends.
Through a consistently stunning collection of sightly Snapmatics and stylish video presentations, this carefree nod to weekend recreation by Kokonitos captures the elegant lifestyle, vibrant color and simple beauty that has come to define the world of Los Santos.
We've certainly seen some impressive drifting presentations in the past, but Grand Theft Bloody's mastery of the tried-and-true Karin Futo takes it to another level. Along with making the basic smooth drifts seem like child's play, GTB elevates the technique to include deliberate near misses with oncoming traffic while maintaining perfect control, even when launching sideways off elevated surfaces.
Share videos you've created in the comments below, or post ones from other creators that you find deserving of recognition. For tips and tricks on the GTAV PC Video Editor, make sure to check outour recent series of Rockstar Editor Tips posts as well as the Tutorial page on Social Club.
Posted on February 13 2015, 1:39pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
This week, check out some inspired new productions from the creative 8-Bit Bastard troupe as well as Commandoflauge's new machinima superhero parody filmed in Los Santos - plus the latest jaw-dropping feats from the stunting scene.
GTA 5 Bird Stunt Montage | Animal Stuntage Spoof by 8-BIT BASTARD It’s stupid pet tricks – Los Santos Style. A new group of stunting naturals have swooped in to show all would-be ace pilots how it's done. Whether it's flying through a narrow parking garage or simply eyeing up the bread crumbs falling off of your Bleeder Burger, these birds are worth watching.
GTA 5 - Stunt Montage - "A Stunters Path" by Hazardous Hazardous has wowed before with dynamic stunt montages, collaborative all-star videos featuring fellow daredevil and friend Kwebbelkop, and the more lighthearted Shit GTA 5 People Say! series. Now he's back with a vengeance, sporting a fresh arsenal of sick tricks (now featuring first-person vantages) to celebrate hitting 200K Subscribers on his YouTube channel. There are many impressive tricks in this presentation but Hazard's full backflip into a spot-on sticky bomb helicopter takedown near the two minute mark simply has to be seen to be believed.
Things You Don't See in: Superhero Movies - Part 1 & Part 2 by Commandoflauge The Commandoflauge squad offers up some seriously silly super-hero inspired outtakes. This hilarious original machinima series follows the trials and misadventures of a shadowy, vigilante known as "Pigman", exposing the less glamorous sides of superhero work such as answering awkward costume material billing inquiries from Maze Bank’s fraud prevention department and the realities of executing those dramatic in-the-nick-of-time rescues.
GTA 5 THE CAR (1977) Movie Trailer by gigerbrick This is certainly one of the weirder selections of the movie trailer recreations we’ve featured here at the Newswire – but just as impeccably produced. Horror film connoisseur gigerbrick brings us this shot-for-shot recreation of the trailer for eerie late 70’s cult flick “The Car” - where an unmanned black sedan terrorizes a small Southwestern town in a seemingly unstoppable rampage.
Of course, if you've got an excellent GTA or Rockstar themed clip of your own that you think the world needs to see, send it our way to have a look at email@example.com, and we may feature it in a future round-up here at the Newswire.
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.
The latest edition features some new blood, as well as familiar faces branching out elsewhere in the GTA Online Crew community. Representing a few contrasting styles, you should certainly find a solid Crew here to get in where you fit in. Check out the recruitment pitches below to see what works for you.
Posted on January 30 2015, 11:20am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
True to form, GTAV fans have continued to share some phenomenal photos of Los Santos and Blaine County that at times nearly have us rubbing our eyes and scratching our heads in disbelief. Scroll down the page for some of our recent favorites, and be sure to keep a close eye on the Trending photos at the Snapmatic section of Social Club to stay up to date with the latest and greatest photographers, and perhaps even find inspiration for your next photo-scouting expedition.
A full moon shines through passing clouds to illuminate the city of bloodshed and broken dreams. Credit to akbar24601 for this ethereal nightscape of the Los Santos skyline.
We really love the play on colors in repdek's snapmatic showing off his hot pink Declasse Tornado on top of the Vanilla Unicorn.
sickbiyatch's Western Sovereign with a bikini clad patriot only brings one thing to mind... 'Murica.
Seeing Is Believing - baya88's Vapid Blade makes an unscheduled pit stop at a reputable and well-known location in a back-alley in Strawberry.
ChaosZake shows that not everyone in Los Santos has the luxury of respawning.
Arioza perfectly captures the last rays of the day coming through the steel lattice of the El Burro Heights bridge. Check out a recent interview with Arioza about her particular style of GTA photography on the recenty featured illsnapmatix website.
Motorbike headlights pierce Cratoz911's cracked windshield in a creative and refreshing contribution to the recent trend of broken glass Snapmatics.
.Bjodjus. captures this ancient relic: the public telephone.
An unlikely but determined sniper takes aim at oncoming headlights near West Vinewood. Taken by Duffi_21
FKJackFacial demonstrates that hiking isn't the only way to get to enjoy the majestic views from the top of Mount Chiliad.
Unfazed by the oncoming headlights, this sultry nocturnal urbanite got caught making eyes at FKJackFacial near Vespucci Beach.
You can run..... The LSPD birds corner a fugitive hiding under the big top at Del Perro pier. Taken by R1CHIEC
Hanging out at the half pipe near Chamberlain Hills, MrTohoto perfectly captures a BMX rider's silhouette against the setting sun .
Looks like there's still enough room on the back for a comfortable ride along. Taken by Riff_Raff_702.
This Bengal tiger looks as surprised as any to find himself laid out on the floor of a Rockford Hills mansion. Taken by SilverFox1
By contrast, this "tiger" looks perfectly comfy resting out in the open near Sandy Shores. Taken by JS516Hunter.
HairyHole grabs a quick shot of Los Santos' Finest leading a thorough investigation of the Smoke On The Water dispensary.
A Vinewood Hills resident enjoys an early evening swim in defense45's perfectly framed advertisement for the high life.
We're not sure if Randydevil26's Kraken is here to save the day or simply showing off its latest catch.
-Entre-axe-67's hunt to track down all the Monkey Mosaics in Los Santos just happened to lead him to this mysterious fellow squatting near Burton.
ChaosZake arranges the perfect angle to pull off this shot titled, "Half Gangster". Great use of the Snapmatic filters makes for a cerebral shot.
K1LL3R.BUST3R's snap indicates there may be something a bit more nefarious going down on Grove Street than just misplaced shoes.
In yet another creative silhouette, ChaosZake allows this Pegassi Zentorno to spread its wings.
Finally, ace photographer Kokonitos captures a great overhead shot of this P-996 Lazer zipping along Cassidy Creek. Keep an eye on Kokonitos' Twitter feed for regular tweets showcasing her best recent Snapmatics.
Have a great Snapmatic photo you'd like to share? Be sure to drop a link to it in the comments below for us and the rest of the Social Club community to check out. We'll certainly be keeping an eye out for the best and the brightest. And if you aren't already, make sure you're following us on Twitter, where we've been regularly sharing awesome shots from the community as well.
Posted on January 27 2015, 9:43am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
This week’s round-up of recommended viewing from the wide world of GTA video creators on YouTube showcases avid videographers using Los Santos as their creative backdrop. From action movies, to intricate stunts, to artful real-life versus game-world comparisons, check out the fantastic array of new fan creations below.
GTA 5 - Best of 2014 BMX Stunt Montage by ErasableNinja Erasable's latest montage showcases some of his finest work to date. As well as insane chained grind combos and wall rides on just about every surface available, ridiculous power slides through impossibly tiny gaps will really have your eyes popping. The epic over-the-bridge backflip onto a moving truck bed at the 56 second mark is a stunt for the ages.
GTAV Car Meet and Drift / PS4 by 88:88 Productions GTA Online car meets are a hugely popular free mode activity for casual vehicle enthusiasts and dedicated car clubs alike. This super stylish video of one such rendezvous hosted by a Representative of the PS4 Car Meets Crew is capped off by a spirited spin-cycle drifting session at an empty basketball court in which the front-wheel-drive Blista Compact makes a notable cameo appearance.
Trigger List - GTA 5 Online Machinima Short Film by Angros Creations Angel Rosario's action-packed short film depicts "a professional hit man named Marcus Novak taking on the task of eliminating a narcotics dealer and smuggler named Roy Parker, who betrayed him a few years ago during a contract killing." With a slick cinematic presentation, we're hoping to see more episodes from Marcus Novak's "Trigger List" in the near future.
Like A Flying Boss (Skydiving GTA 5 Stunt Montage) by RedKeyMon Back at it from the stunting scene, renowned fan favorite and Nomad Union alumni, RKM returns with a serious skydiving montage. Going above and beyond the typical dives, RKM flat-out raises the bar here. We won't give anything away but if the jaw-dropping passthrough in the grand finale dive doesn't make you a believer, nothing will.
GTA 5 Santa Monica VS Real Life POV by Brett Rosenberg In a poetic and serene presentation, bicyclist and actor Brett Rosenberg uses a GoPro and a game controller to intercut a leisurely ride along the Del Perro Pier boardwalk with its IRL counterpart in Santa Monica, CA. With cleverly, almost surreally edited pedestrian dialogue audio, enjoy the vistas, scenery and the daily comings and goings of the denizens of these dual beachfront worlds.
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