Crew Noticeboard: The Unusual Females, LS Hell Hounds, Heavy Metal Invasion and Others Now Recruiting

Posted 2 weeks, 3 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.

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.

New Rockstar Verified Jobs: First LTS Creator Selections, a Zombie-Clown Shotgun Shootout and More

Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Today, we've got ten exemplary additions to the pool of Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs, including the first batch of creations utilizing the Last Team Standing mode. There are also five additional new Verified Jobs, including a fun and frightful Capture that's among the best we've seen to date. Each of these has a maximum of 16 players, so they are all available now to play across all platforms.

Congrats to all our featured creators, and a special acknowledgement is in order for those picks in our #LTS Creator Competition, the masterminds behind those Jobs will each receive a GTA$1,000,000 infusion and the exclusive BODYBAG in-game license plate.

We're also adding select Jobs from this latest round of Verifieds to Friday's new Featured Playlist, and will be showcasing them on our Twitch stream later this week at 4PM on Friday, February 6th.


The sun shines down on San Andreas Shootout LTS.

#LTS CREATOR COMPETITION SELECTIONS

Stealth Required! LTS - created by sgt-vaguepouch
An epic and exhilarating arena-style LTS in the woods around Raton Canyon. Teams face off across a gully and must either use the natural contours and cover to get close enough to draw first blood, or find themselves long-range weaponry and fight from afar. As with all Last Team Standing Jobs, your blip on the enemies HUD is always visible, so use your teammates to provide a distraction while you grab the central RPG and try to sneak behind enemy lines. Although limited visibility through the trees makes long-range sniping a challenge, you can find good positions to take out the entrenched opposition. As sgt-vaguepouch explains "Stay out of sight or approach carefully. Take your time to take the opposition out one by one."

San Andreas Shootout LTS - created by wafflemann
An excellent example of an LTS that presents different challenges for each team, much like the Rockstar Created Skyscraper. In this case, the "robbers" start on top of the parking garage, hunkered down with Molotovs, RPGs, Heavy Snipers and Advanced Rifles. Meanwhile the "coppers" approach from the GOH in FIB cars, the Police Riot armored truck, or the Buckingham Swift. Coordination and timing on the ground is key in order to outsmart the team with the height advantage – try to surround them and lure them out from their hiding place, but don’t get caught in the crosshairs!


Teammates shoot across the gulch in Stealth Required LTS.

Lumberjack LTS - created by MRPTHUGLIFE
MRPTHUGLIFE, leader of Free Aim Crew GTA United World, elected to use props sparingly over a wide area in this vehicle-focused Job. Each team begins with four Buzzards and four Rhino tanks at their disposal, but more treats are tucked into the hillside above the coastal road just south of Paleto Bay. The Buzzards can be used in two ways: protect the Rhinos as the ground assault team move in on their opponents; or take to the high ground and land next to the RPGs and Heavy Sniper. From there, bed in and wait for the right moment to strike. 

Close Quarters LTS - created by Matt-Conman
An excellent arena-style LTS that forces you to move fast and think faster in order to outwit your opponent. Stick with the default setting of 4 Rounds since each Round is short and brutal. Teamwork is key to cover all of the angles. Once everyone is posted up, move between cover spots to attack from both sides or overload the enemies with 2-on-1 situations at close quarters. The default weapon is the Combat MG, a rapid and powerful machine gun with the range to pick off heads peeping out from behind wrecked buses. Props to Matt-Conman for the balance on this Job, giving both sides different elements to play with, but equal opportunity to take the win.

Bowl Brawl LTS - created by coleco-vision
Already having been played an impressive 2.5k times, this one is a balanced and fun map with a high replay factor. Set in the Vinewood Bowl (a space we think has been surprisingly underused for Deathmatches and LTS Jobs), both sides spawn near SMGs, and must either make a break for the RPGs up in the nosebleeds, or put themselves center stage to collect the Minigun. Tip: stick to the side walls to minimize the chance of getting caught in the crossfire, and also to maximize the cover available to you.

 

ADDITIONAL VERIFIED SELECTIONS

 Contend: Zombie Town - created by count_poopula
Here, Blaine County's quiet moonlit farming village of Grapeseed is transformed into a zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic circus of death. On your way into town, abandoned military vehicles and artfully-placed pickup trucks provide smart visual cues evocative of classic zombie horror movies. Coulrophobes beware - in the center of town is a clown-infested circus where a Sawn-Off Shotgun will blow away the first wave of knife-wielding night terrors, but once you're surrounded there's no escape. Teamwork is crucial to battle your way through to the Capture bag, and protect you from the shots fired by the Team coming in the other direction. Make for a quick exit, but be sure to leave some of your Team behind, so that they are primed and ready for when the Capture bag respawns.


Be sure to watch your back in Contend: Zombie Town.

 Rodeo Loop - created by mozo15
An exciting, high-speed Super class Race around Portola Drive and the Vangelico Jewel Store. This crisscrossing track promises high speed collisions in any 16-player session, and allows anyone slipping behind the leaders to still make a nuisance of themselves. Neatly placed roadside props indicate a detail-orientated Creator in mozo15, although cynically placed tire stacks will punish any wildcards who don't respect the course layout. Be careful of the road's natural contours around the subway, as these could also spin out anyone falling foul of the "less haste, more speed" truism. A track for the mature racer.

 Border War - created by TRIPLE_extremo14
A moody and atmospheric battle amidst the undulating terrain of the Grand Senora Desert that's best played at night and with the rain pounding down to heighten the tension. Be careful in the ‘no man's land’ between limited clumps of cover: stay close to your team and communicate as you dash between cover to make sure you have all points accounted for. Powerful weapons & explosives litter the battleground and can easily be used to blast away stragglers. Note that the Buzzard placed near each team's spawn point does not respawn, so use it wisely. Also, there are RPGs on the battlefield but they're not Homing Missile Launchers, so be sure to set Weapons to Forced and Pickups - to ensure the Buzzards can't be picked off too easily. 


Sedans race past the eponymous nightclub in Bahama West Mama Mia!

 Bahama West Mama Mia! - created by bobchilli
A very short, very technical Race around the Bahama Mamas West nightclub in Del Perro. Tight turns, narrow alleyways and a 16 player limit make this race chaotic, difficult and a great challenge. The default vehicle class of Sedans is an inspired choice for swinging round the corners while not letting players pick up too much speed and lose control going through the alleyways. Stick with the default non-contact setting and aim for a clean Race to max out your chances of earning a W - you might even be able to lap a few stragglers over the course of 3 laps. Bobchilli is a Race Creator veteran, with 53 excellent races to his name - congrats on your first Verified, Bob! 

 The Slipstream GP - created by MossyTossy
Set in the heart of Downtown LS, The Slipstream GP has the look and feel of a real Formula 1 track. This high speed Race contains hairpin bends, tricky chicanes and quick changes in elevation that demand full concentration. Long straights will allow racers to really open up the throttle, but the Race will ultimately be won by skillful drivers who know when to tap the brake in order to hold the racing line. Stick to the default Jester vehicle for maximum enjoyment, and opt for the Race liveries to fit in with this professional looking course.

 

Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across all platforms, so you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (and you can always bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).

Go ahead and post your Job below in the comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race, Deathmatch, Capture or LTS that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.

 

Previously:
Cloud Piercing Air Races
Close-Quarters Confrontation, Pure Racing and Major Props

Crew Cut: Tournament Time, Crews in Real Life and More

Posted on January 23 2015, 11:02am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In this edition of the Crew Cut, we cover an ongoing tournament that promises to be packed to the brim with action, more Crews meeting up IRL, a new Reddit squad causing chaos and a couple of awesome Crew propaganda videos that caught our attention. First up, a few of our favorite Crew Snapmatics from recent weeks:

 
 
Clockwise from top left: During production of Malicious Intentt's Reservoir Dogs tribute video, co-Lieutenant greatler took a moment to grab this behind-the-scenes shot of MAIN keeping their cool amongst the chaos; Efin Secsy Club Crew Leader ThunderChild09 has been updating this Snapmatic every time the 5EXY Crew member count reaches another century - not far til' the next one! GT69-Racing Crew look surprisingly intimidating with The Festive Surprise Stocking Masks on their head, in leader SANFORD55's menacing selfie; The Ganja Outlaws Crew celebrate the New Year with a bang.

TOURNEY TIME

Seasoned GTA Online tourney producers HOT_KIMERA and his CAP PILLAS Crew kicked off their GTA Online Body Bangers Tournament this past weekend and things got off to a banging start. Round one of this thirty-Crew Free Aim tournament on PS4 saw Crew Cut vets such as the CAP PILLAS and Ineffable Arts Crews and lots of newcomers including the SouthVinewood Ballas, SEVILLE DIABLOS, Underworld Mob Kings and many more. Congrats to all the first round winners: Ineffable Arts and CAP PILLAS, the DIABLOS and Mob Kings, iTS A Blurr, KiLLIN ALL ON SiGHT, CASHOUTGANGG, Masked Terror SquaD and TRAPMOBB BROUGE AVE. You can check out all the action from last weekend in the highlight vid above, plus part two here with a part three coming soon. Round two begins today at 4pm ET and carries on through Sunday - watch the battlin' live on Kimera's Twitch channel. Good luck to the remaining Crews! Have a tournament or special Crew event you're hosting or participating in that you think we should know about? Hit us up with the details at community@rockstargames.com.

CREW SPOTLIGHT: The LosSantos Aliens


Alien Nation: This "average Crew session" is total chaos with redditors The LosSantos Aliens (SNOO).

The LosSantos Aliens Crew caught our eye thanks to the ridiculous gif posted above, which shows exactly what a free roam Crew session should be all about. SNOO are the official Crew of the /r/GrandTheftAutoV sub-reddit and have strong ties to fellow redditors the GTAAdventures Crew who we've previously featured for their part in this sick Skyfall recreation and tilt-shift Toy Soldiers collab with 8-Bit Bastard. A quick glance at The LosSantos Aliens sub-reddit points to committed squad hosting regular meet-ups of all kinds on all four different platforms. If you need any more convincing to get involved, check out this vid filled with more Crew mayhem. It's easy to see why, in the 6 weeks since their inception, they've nearly filled their roster. With the remaining spots going fast, head over to their application form if you wish to join. 

CREWS IN REAL LIFE

Hillbilly Agenda Crew have been at it again, hand-delivering more custom Crew license plates across the country to their fellow Crew members. This time Crew Leader KnoxNerd and his son MarkusMerk flew themselves from Tennessee to Virginia to deliver a plate to co-Lieutenant IgnesousJester29. Exceptional effort guys! Merryweather IMF Crew have continued this trend, over an even greater distance. When Aussie co-Lieutenant the_killer_ewok was travelling through Europe, he stopped off in Germany to sample some "local culture" with Crew Leader NAVAL_SEABEE. After a few steins at a local brewery, NAVAL_SEABEE presented the_killer_ewok with a Crew T-shirt he designed himself. A noble gesture and just rewards for journeying such a distance.


Hillbilly Agenda (HBAG) Crew co-Lieutenant IgnesousJester29 is the latest member to get a hand-delivered custom plate from Leader KnoxNerd.

Merryweather IMF.JPG
Merryweather IMF (MIMF) co-Lieutenant the_killer_ewok shows off his new Crew tee personally delivered by Leader NAVAL_SEABEE.

CREWS ON FILM

Merryweather IMF's camaraderie is clearly evident in-game as well, with this follow up to last year's tongue-in-cheek recruitment video. As NAVAL_SEABEE explained it to us, in the past 8 months MIMF have culled down 1,000+ applicants to just over a hundred elite operatives, committed to protecting the Freemode city from red dot psychopaths, play crazy custom Missions, and overall have a great social experience. KDR hitmen, proficient gunners, expert pilots and great GTA cinematographers are all welcome to apply for second phase of the Crew: Gone Rogue. To find out more, check out the following recruitment video:

Reuchlin5 of the Merkalot Crew was sure to hit record in this Team Deathmatch Crew Battle against the MexicanMafia1MXx Crew that saw MERK shutting 'em down 3-0. Want to show off your Crew's battle skills? Hit us up on CrewChallenges@rockstargames.com to take the good fight to our official Twitch channel for a live Crew vs. Crew Battle. Keep an eye on our Twitter and the Rockstar Newswire for Crew Battle announcements in the future.

Finally, an awesome recruitment video from Social Club stalwarts the Ganja Outlaws - showcasing the organization and creativity we've come to expect from them. In this one, WEED take advantage of the expanded lobbies on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in this Toots and the Maytails inspired highlight reel that showcases exactly what you can expect from their next-gen Crew meets. We also enjoyed this montage of them Smokin and Ridin' their way around Los Santos. Keep up the good work fellas. If you've created a video showing off the best of your Crew, please post them in the comments below or send them to us direct via mouthoff@rockstargames.com.

Previously:
The Flight Crew Special
A Crew that Hand-Delivers IRL License Plates, Plus F.C.-Themed Squads and More
Camera Clubs, Creator Collaborators and the Latest Crew VS Crew Battles

Rockstar Game Tips: Scaling Up to 30 Players and Crafting Tense LTS Encounters in the Creator

Posted on January 22 2015, 10:53am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Since the launch of GTA Online for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the community of Online Creators have gone to town to make the most of the expanded lobbies and create even more epic Deathmatches, Races, Captures and LTS to share with the world via Social Club. We've been playing and enjoying many of those new Jobs and in our latest edition of Rockstar Game Tips, we've got pointers on how to make sure your creations are properly set up to support and maximize the action for a large player count.

If you're new to GTA Online's Creator and looking for some fundamental instructions on getting started, you may want to brush up on some of our tips to building great RacesDeathmatches and Capture Jobs. You can also check out our official how-to PDF guides for making LTS JobsCapturesRaces and Deathmatches. And further down in today's article, you'll also find some of our specific strategies for creating nail-biting Last Team Standing Jobs (by the way, stay tuned for our Last Team Standing Creator Contest selections to be announced in the weeks ahead with a new set of Rockstar Verifieds).

Hit the jump to read these Creator tips for making awesome 30-player and LTS Jobs.

Fan Pics: Snapmatic Panoramas and More

Posted on January 20 2015, 11:37am | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The latest gallery of fan-created pics and artwork includes impressively stitched panoramas compliments of Snapmatic, some fresh takes on the trio of Michael, Franklin and Trevor, along with a wrap-up of holiday-themed handiwork.

Remember, if you see any impressive GTA or Rockstar-related art or photos, be sure to share them in the comments section for the community to enjoy or send them our way via Mouthoff and follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.


Illsnapmatix sent us these stunning panoramas he created by meticulously stitching together multiple Snapmatic images. The sunset shot of The Range in Stab City above was created by seamlessly blending together nine individual Snapmatic photos. This is just one of the many exquisite shots he's put together, including the spectacular shot of The Richards Majestic below. Check out the illsnapmatix.com website for more, as well as for interviews with some of the most creative and trendsetting GTA photographers around.


@TheTomVelez really captures that old Vinewood feel in this digital illustration he tweeted of Trevor, Franklin, and Michael overlooking a beautiful Vinewood Hills sunset.


These cartoons by Koldoom of Michael and Trevor show what these guys are really about - cash and chaos. We're looking forward to seeing how Franklin's portrait will turn out.


A tryptych of posters in the Art Nouveau style by deviantARTist d-woo. His refreshing take on the GTAV trio sees them cast in a saintly light in their natural habitats, with preferred method of mayhem making in hand.


@TommySoulier tweeted us his latest batch of edited snow photos - our favorite of the bunch is this ominous scene captured in the Los Santos graveyard.


Grumpykara posted this illustration on IG of her 'new favorite psychopaths.'

 

 

 


This dramatic pen and ink piece by Ryo-Narushima calls forth the chiaroscuro of Trevor Phillips' character.


From lude and destructive to lovey dovey, Queer Horror's adorable take on GTAV's dynamic duo has a style all its own.  


Gangster 101: Never, EVER, look back at the explosion. Furburner clearly gets it.


Michael, Franklin and Trevor complete their holiday shopping the easy way. A bit of Christmas carnage from Krbllov.


mad.devil captured these awesome little gifs from the GTA Series Videos Snow Days Time-Lapse clip. Check out more of them on her Tumblr here.

 

Previously:
Festive Finery, GIF Wrapped Goodies and More
Halloween at Bullworth, Masterwork Miniatures, GTA Tats and More
Snapmatic Surrealism, Bullworth GIFs, Throwback Art and More

#FestiveSurprise Snapmatic Selections

Posted on January 7 2015, 11:16am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

We hope everyone enjoyed celebrating the holidays in GTA Online with all the new goodies from the Festive Surprise, as well as the freak bouts of snowfall that covered the streets of Los Santos and the hills of Blaine County. We certainly enjoyed checking out all the #FestiveSurprise tagged Snapmatic pics on Social Club. You can see our official selections below (each of which receives GTA$1M), along with a few honorable mentions.

And while the seasonal masks and clothing may be gone, there's still plenty to get your hands on from those that skipped the holiday rush, including the ability to purchase a third property and those four new vehicles to help fill up that new garage with - the Hot Rod Rat-Truck, Slam Van and the Massacro and Jester sports cars with Race liveries. 

Plus, you can make spirits bright all year long with the new Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines at Ammu-Nation any time. And for those who may have missed out on a few of the rare collectible Crate Drop items around Christmas, watch the skies this coming Friday through Sunday for your chance to score the coveted Vivisection tee, the Supa Wet Beer Hat and the Please Stop Me Mask. Happy New Year and look out for lots of great stuff here on the Newswire in 2015.

#FESTIVESURPRISE SNAPMATIC PHOTO CHALLENGE SELECTIONS


"Proximity Mines? You shouldn't have!" Duffi_21 captures "The Best Moment of Christmas" as the GTAPhotographers Crew seize upon their festive haul. We also liked Duffi's pic of Rudolph, Blitzer and Crew rolling on BMXs with Saint Nick's Bifta in tow.


When Santa is done delivering presents for the year he swaps his sleigh for an LCC Innovation and rides out with a new-look Mary Christmas on the back of his hog. Props to R1CHIEC for a brilliantly conceived and executed pic.


mathewisonfire's perfect stocking filler ain't Nuthin' But An 'E' Thang. Dr. Dre himself would be proud of this festive tribute album created using the Snapmatic meme creator.


If you see the glowing nose of a Homing Missile from the new Launcher coming towards you, you'll know that sickbiyatch of the Pussi Riot Crew definitely doesn't want you joining in any reindeer games. 


In a scene evoking Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life, lvc0034 snaps his Rat-Truck filled with gas and ready for the long Christmas Eve drive home.

Honorable Mentions...

• Headlights reflecting in the snow bring this enormous Christmas Tree outline to life in Christmas Car Postcard from .Bjodjus..

• Santa steps up to the plate for some well-earned Boxing Day R & R, with SilverFox1 playing backstop.

• As K1LL3R.BUST3R was turning around, down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound!

• "The Beauty of Winter" framed magnificently by well-known Snapmatic photographer HairyHole.

• Snapmatic Art Crew Commissioner RyanArtWorks perfectly captures Father Christmas unleashing a Homing Missile into the night sky.

 

Previously:
The GTA Online Festive Surprise
Snapmatic Contest Winners: #TrickOrTreat and #GTASanAndreas

Double GTA$ & Double RP Featured Playlists in GTA Online this Weekend

Posted on January 2 2015, 7:33am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Featured Playlists are a new feature recently added to GTA Online allowing players on all consoles to launch directly into a Rockstar Created Featured Playlist of GTA Online action with just one button press. We'll be regularly rotating this Playlist to give you a varied lineup of fun Jobs to get your teeth into. Just look for the Featured Playlist button on the GTAV launch screens, or if you're on PS4 you can also launch directly from the PS4 home menu using the Live Tiles feature.

And as an extra bonus this weekend (Friday, Jan 2nd through Monday, Jan 5th), we'll be running Featured Playlists with Double GTA$ and Double RP rewards to help you move up in the world. Each Playlist will contain a Race, Deathmatch, Capture and a Last Team Standing Job to give you a four-course menu of GTA Online game modes. Additionally, we've carefully curated these Playlists so that the Races are for Sports or Muscle car classes to help you take advantage of the four new vehicles released with the GTA Online Festive Surprise: Slam Van, Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, and the Massacro and Jester Race liveries. Players on Xbox One and PS4 will have access to four up-to-30 player Jobs in each Playlist. Read on for info about the Jobs in the special Double GTA$ & Double RP Featured Playlists.


Teaming up to halt an invading truck in Frigit Factory LTS.


Hit the jump to read the lineup of Double GTA$ Featured Playlist Jobs.

The GTA Online Festive Surprise

Posted on December 18 2014, 11:11am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

It’s that most wonderful time of the year in Los Santos. 

Jump into Grand Theft Auto Online this holiday season for a Festive Surprise

EXPLOSIVE STOCKING STUFFERS
Heat up your season’s greetings with brand new items stocked at Ammu-Nation: a new Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines are here just in time to make spirits bright. These items will be permanently available to acquire and keep.

SNOW DAYS
Those dreaming of a white Christmas are in luck as the forecast calls for the extremely rare phenomenon of San Andreas snowfall to hit on a few special days this holiday season. Be on the lookout and ready to round up your Crew for a friendly snowball fight, but be forewarned, those icy little suckers can pack a wallop.

FREE SEASONAL CHRISTMAS GEAR AND MASKS
Add some merriment to your mayhem with a slew of holiday pajamas, ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters, new scarves, hats, masks and more are now all available absolutely free to add to your inventory and wear now through Monday January 5th.

MAKE A DASH IN FOUR ALL-NEW VEHICLES
Treat yourself to some new toys this holiday season and fill your garage (now that you can own a third property and garage, also part of today’s Title Update) with four all-new vehicles to purchase – including a tricked out Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, the sturdy Slam Van, and the fast and flashy Massacro and Jester sports cars with all new Race liveries. These vehicles will be permanently available to acquire and keep.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL CRATE DROPS
Keep your eyes on the sky as Holiday Special Crate Drops will be dropping frequently now through January 5th, stuffed with goodies to collect for your inventory – including a few of the rare vintage GTA tees that you may have missed in some of our Social Club Event Weekends over the past year as well as some brand new ones never before available.

CHRISTMAS DAY GIFTS
On Christmas Day, December 25th, as you’re relaxing in your Los Santos apartment beside your Christmas tree, make sure to check your inventory for a few extra gifts.

SET OFF SOME NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS
Ring in the New Year with a bang – the Firework Launcher and Firework rocket ammo are coming back and will be available to acquire and use from Christmas Eve until Monday, January 5th. You can score one for free on four special days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. 

#FESTIVESURPRISE SNAPMATIC CONTEST
Take your merriest Christmas Crew family photo or capture the insanity of the New Year’s party you’re hosting in your Los Santos condo – or any other amazing, amusing or beauteous #FestiveSurprise action. In January, we’ll pick our five favorite shots and award the photographers with a GTA$1M prize. Tag your entries with #FestiveSurprise now through January 5th to be eligible. Official rules.

THE GTA ONLINE HOLIDAY PARTY LIVESTREAM ON TWITCH: TOMORROW FRIDAY DEC 19th 4pm ET
Tune in tomorrow December 19th at 4pm ET at twitch.tv/rockstargames for the Official GTA Online Holiday Party Livestream with special invited guests from the community. In our last livestream for 2014, we’ll be donning our Gingerbread Man Masks and unwrapping and playing with all the fast and fatal new Festive Surprise toys, from the Homing Missiles and Proximity Mines to the Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader and more. Make sure you’re in that Twitch chat as we’ll be inviting friendly members of chat to join us live in the lobbies on both PlayStation 4 (4-5pm) and Xbox One (5-6pm) portions of the broadcast.

Do stay tuned throughout the holiday weeks for some announcements of opportunities to score bonus GTA$ as well.

Today’s new Title Update (1.19 for PS3/Xbox 360, 1.05 for PS4/Xbox One) also includes the ability to own a third property as mentioned above along with other new features, fixes and improvements to the game for all systems.

Happy holidays and enjoy the Festive Surprise – available across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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For Max Payne 3 to Grand Theft Auto V and beyond, Crews are groups of Social Club members who form persistent teams to compete and earn rewards in-game and on the Social Club website. Create a Crew or join one now - here are some Crews we've featured in the Crew Cut here at the Newswire:

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