Crew Cut: Crews Living the Low Life, a Real Life Skydiving Crew & More

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

The Crew Cut highlights exceptional grassroots community activity, events, accomplishments and other happenings across the thriving Social Club Crew scene. If your Crew is doing something special that you think the Social Club community needs to know about, hit us up at and tell us all about it – you might see your Crew featured in an upcoming edition of the Crew Cut.


Now that Benny's Original Motor Works has officially opened its doors, Los Santos citizens have been flocking to customize their new rides for the car shows and bounce-offs being organized all over Southern San Andreas.

Exhibiting a true show of force, the REBL PC Crew put together this Rockstar Editor video to showcase their new whips as well as their skills with the Machete and Machine Pistol. 

Oozing style and color, these videos by the Ivaneh and Six Star Street Racers Crews beautifully show off their newly acquired rides by bouncing high, popping hoods and leaning low to the side.

Cruising the streets of Los Santos in their new Lowriders, Anonamix and his Crew the Traffickers keep it low n' slow.

And you just know the Lowly Gentlemen were amongst the Crews positively chomping at the bit to take these new rides to an all-star car meet.



With the Rockstar Editor now added to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of GTAV as part of the recent Freemode Events Update, there's been an influx of console-based directors releasing high-quality Crew recruitment videos and other Crew productions taking advantage of the Editor's robust suite of tools. Ever since appearing on the Crew Noticeboard last September, Los Demonios MC have exhibited a flair for the dramatic in their mission to put a fresh spin on traditional Motorcycle Clubs. Their latest recruitment video effort really dials up the production value and is truly amongst the best recruitment videos we've seen yet, as Leader EPMUSICMAN attests: "We have so many talented members in our group, and especially with the addition of the R* Editor to the XB1 platform, our GTA experience has been brought to a whole new level of creativity!" 


The Sky Children join Vice City Crime MobHillbilly Agenda and Merryweather IMF as one of a handful of Crews who have notably let their passion for in-game Crew comradery translate into real life friendships. However, it's not every Crew member who can convince their Crewmates to put down their game controllers and step out of a plane door in real life at 12,000 feet with nothing but a piece of silk and some positive thinking between them and solid ground. SKYZ have done just that.

Social Club member Mechluvin managed to compile this footage video entitled "A Journey" - chronicling the in-game and real-life skydiving adventures of his fellow Crew mates making the legit transition from the rarefied air above Los Santos and Blaine County to the open skies above Florida, France, New Zealand and Australia as a unified Crew of daring free fallers.

To see more cool sky diving feats by the Sky Children Crew be sure to subscribe to the Sky Children Collective on YouTube.

Pushing the limits of skydiving on GTA Online since August 2014, this over 400-member Crew houses over 50 real life skydivers and counting. In their video, we see some of the top brass of the Crew Hierarchy openly defying gravity all over the globe, with Commissioners redeyejediOgre, DirkDigglerRulesShReD_NzMrNimbus69 (an actual tandem instructor with over 1500 jumps), Foo-Hurru and (recently certified) Crew Leader EpicLeftz all taking part in Accelerated Free Fall jumps.

A special congratulations to Crew Leader EpicLeftz who recently gained the qualification to jump without a licensed tandem skydiving partner. In regards to his recent graduation jump, EpicLeftz said: 

"So my moment has finally come where I am able to say I am a certified skydiver! This journey has brought me through some of the most mentally challenging situations I've ever been in and I have made myself proud because July 10th marked the day my life began."

With his new qualification under his belt, EpicLeftz and fellow Floridian Foo-Hurru plan to meet up with JDM_SKIRK, Mechluvin, Nimbus and Skysha6 at Missouri River Valley Skydivers for a Crew dive sometime in the next year.


Describing themselves as a collective of "Basejumpers, skydivers, pilots, photographers, creative minds and free spirits", the Sky Children play on all platforms and have a roster that includes such esteemed players as "Queen of the Skies" Ash0191 and backwards skydive stunt originator weezlb who you can see soaring through the containers on the lower right of the quad above.


HOT_KIMERA and the The H0T CLAN Crew are at it again with a massive Crew vs. Crew Tournament featuring 32 Free Aim specialist Crews battling it out in a 5-against-5 knockout style contest. Early voting after the third round appears spot on with Gooniemafia soundly leading with a K/D of 1.68 and 183 kills. Other notables include death dodgers Shoot To Kill with a K/D of 1.31 after defeating the Reapers Reach MC 2-0.

The current Death Dealers Tournament standings. Follow HOT_KIMERA on Twitter and YouTube to stay up to date on future rounds and check out the highlights video showcasing action from Round 3.

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#Lowriders and #Halloween Snapmatic Contest Winners

Posted 3 weeks ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Snapmatic photographers all over southern S.A. competed to see who could most artfully capture the freshly tailored rides from GTA Online: Lowriders and who could come up with the most photogenically frightening scenarios featuring the new content from the Halloween Surprise. We’ve dived into Social Club to find Snaps worthy as the winners of the official #LOWRIDERS and #HALLOWEEN Snapmatic Contests and recipients of GTA$1,000,000. Check out these glorious shots taken by some first time ever winners and some returning photography champions as well, plus some fantastic honorable mentions to follow.


Pacific Ocean by Vertigo9219

Gorgeous color and impeccable framing. Leader of the ADULTS ONLY Crew, Vertigo9219, takes this Lowrider out for an oceanside repose.

Leopard Print by ArtsyBoo

ArtsyBoo knows the devil is in the details – just check out the perfect accessorizing in this sexy shot of a custom Hot Pink Buccaneer with Pink Leopard Patent Heels to match. 

Don't Mess With Vagos by ChaosZake

ChaosZake gives fair warning to anyone who may want to go head to head with the Vagos in this clever trick photo at a dutch angle. If they can lift a Custom Vapid Chino with a mere finger, you probably don't want to mess.

Olympic FWY by R1CHIEC

R1CHIEC and the squad show off the Declasse Moonbeam's ability to allow passengers to fire two-handed assault rifles from the van's back and sidedoor (even if your driver is a little tipsy). 

SPF 1000 by SilverFox1

Who needs SPF when you’ve got SilverFox1's Custom Voodoo throwing shade on Vespucci Beach.

Honorable Mentions...

  • Genuine Elites’ Leader HairyHole appropriately titles his Snapmatic "Euphoria" to match the ecstasy of the Voodoo Livery paint job art with an equally sultry GTA Online character. 
  • High jumps aren’t just for athletes in Quaid86’s "Ground Clearance" Snapmatic.
  • AlexSniperBullet was looking to make a big splash in Vinewood by pulling off a positively cinematic launch over its landmark sign in "Bouncing on Vinewood".
  • Looking to add some legit drama to this hectic scene on "Portlola Dr", Vinewoodonfire lives up to his name by calling in an airstrike while surfing on the hood of his custom whip.
  • NorthernScript seems to have attracted the perfect friend to complement his custom San Andreas plaque on "Mount Gordo".  


SMILEY by BanJabi

The evil queen supreme of the pumpkin patch rises in this maniacal Snap.

BURTON by PhenaxMusic

The #Halloween Snapmatic contest was rife with inspired homages to classic horror flicks – but for this one, PhenaxMusic dug wayyy deep with a brilliant re-creation of the iconic final scene from one of the earliest horror movies ever, 1922’s Nosferatu by F.W. Murnau. Eschewing the Count Orlok-esque White Vampyr mask in game, PhenaxMusic makes use of the new Classic Lucifer mask in honor of the Halloween Surprise.

BEAM ME UP by incredible91852

incredible91852 aka Wendy Rich, makes appropriate use of the new Blue Hypnotic Alien mask, and a little help from the Rockstar Editor, to create this otherworldly return to the mothership. 


With a perfect storm of composition, lighting and action - Sariska creates an epic, apocalyptic shot.


Perhaps the most genuinely spooky shot we’d seen posted all weekend. Imagine making your way through the darkness of the Abandoned Mineshafts in Great Chaparral with nothing but a flashlight in hand, when this face appears in the distance…

Honorable Mentions...

  • gets the perfect angle to catch their Mummy Bobble head singing into the Old School Mic Column Shifter Lever in "ONE FOR THE MUMMY".
  • Horror movie heavyweights duke it out in greatler's "FREDDY VS JASON" with the Vinewood sign in the background.
  • lvc0034's "DEADLY COMBINATION" depicts a hellish shot of the Fränken Stange and an ominous chauffeur approaching.
  • Caught somewhere between Jeff Goldblum and Missy Elliot, Quaid86 found some burning inspiration for this I-was-a-teenage-Fly shot cleverly titled "Me I’m Supa Fly".
  • JayIsFNMental lives up to his namesake with this simple but horrific shot of him literally going out of his head in "Rockford Hills".
  • A menacing black on red silhouette evocative of Children of the Corn captured by Basimatic in a lonely field in Great Chaparral. Titled: "グレート・チャパレル".

Thanks again to everyone who participated in both the Lowriders and the Halloween Social Club Event Weekends, here’s a list of all the winners of the prize packs as of now.

Lowriders Prize Pack Winners: CrashureSeltsemSovietEmployeeJoya_Lita and Stroop14.

Halloween Prize Pack Winners: Narobicb_rodriguez1617mouhamed_kebevanillaice84 and Digital_Gimp.

If you missed either of the last two official Rockstar event livestreams with guests like Lui Calibre, Wildcat, Daithi De Nogla, SilentDroidd and Swiftor, after the jump you can check out archives posted by Daithi and Wildcat of the whole stream captured from their perspective.

For those of you who want the chance to nab one of those Rockstar livestream chat exclusive in-game tees, not to worry – just turn up at any of our upcoming streams as we’ll be blasting the t-shirt cannon at the very end of them for lucky viewers so there’s always an opportunity to get one if you’re in the crowd at these live events.

GTA Online Player-Created Throwback Jobs: The Warriors Anniversary Special

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

Can you count, suckers? This fall season marks 10 years since the release of The Warriors on PlayStation 2 and Xbox. All you boppers who want to pay tribute to the Warriors' mad dash for Coney, we've been digging through Social Club for GTA Online Jobs inspired by the game and collected a gang of Team Deathmatches, Last Team Standings and Captures for all you street people with an ear for the action. If you can dig it, bookmark these jobs on Social Club and try not to get wrecked

The Warriors 2014 by CBudda-Money (PS3)
"Present Day Coney Island. You are the new day Warriors. Do you have what it takes to survive this showdown?"

Leader of the ColdHeartSaintsMafia, CBudda-Money, sets this TDM in "present day Coney Island" at Lake Vinewood Estates. With artillery ranging from AP Pistols and Sticky Bombs to Miniguns and Heavy Sniper rifles, there is something for everyone on this map. Spawn points are spread throughout the board so keep your eyes peeled and make sure to properly cover your Team lest you meet a sticky(bomb) end.

The Warriors did it... by sylverskye (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
"Fight your way around the city along the rails to get home to the pier."

This four-team Capture created by the Leader of the Elite Gamers Club is set throughout the city of Los Santos. All Teams must gather and deliver their packages to their home base on Del Perro Pier. Proceed with caution, however, as this match allows for you to gather multiple packages before heading to your home base – if you are killed before making it to the pier, your enemy can gather up spoils and deliver them for the win.

Find the lone RPG and make your way for the bridge to annihilate the opposing Team in "The Warriors Bus Scene"

The Warriors Bus Scene by CRIMECOMMANDO (PC & Xbox 360)
"In this recreation of a famous scene from The Warriors, the Turnbull ACs try to steal The Warriors' spray paint and deliver back to their hangout. The Warriors try to stop them but a battered Prison Bus stands in their way."

Commissioner of the I Kill For Green Crew, CRIMECOMMANDO, lays this Capture on the straightaway of Little Bighorn Ave to mimic driving the Turnbull AC’s bus back and forth in the The Warriors videogame's mission ‘Desperate Dudes.’ Grab up the few Pistols scattered about the map and make your way to the other Team’s base to steal the spray paint. If you're more of a camper than fighter, there's an RPG hidden on the map near the bridge (which makes for a great vantage point to blow up the opposing Team’s Bus).

THE WARRIORS transit by True-Killa-666 (PS3 & PS4)
"Picture perfect Deathmatch in a subway straight from the movie scene itself"

Appropriately set in the LSIA Parking Station in Los Santos International Airport, this TDM created by a Lieutenant of the Meads Familia Crew makes you feel like you are fighting it out in the NYC subways. Each team starts on a separate platform before meeting each other in the narrow corridor between. Sticky Bombs are your friend on this map as the corridor is prime real-estate for a strategically placed explosive.

The Warriors by TheANDALUZ (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
Homenaje a la pelicula y juego The warriors"
Translation: Tribute to the film and game of ‘The Warriors’

This Warriors tribute TDM created by the Leader of the DistrisctAndaluz Crew allows for some serious melee combat. Make a mad dash for the Knives - the best Damage/Speed combo to make quick work of your enemies as you duke it out near Vespucci Beach.

Square off and join the melee mayhem in FeHaden's "The Warriors, Gang Brawl"

The Warriors, Gang Brawl by FeHaden (PC)
"Its sometime in the future and the gangs run the streets now. Fight for the pier and take what is yours! CAN YOU DIG IT?!!"

VALcrew member FeHaden has created only one job on PC, but it's a killer gang brawl TDM set at Del Perro Pier to mimic the iconic Coney Island home of The Warriors. Fill this one up to the 20 player limit and watch the melee mayhem unfold as you defeat your foes with Knives, Crowbars, Baseball Bats, Golf Clubs and Nightsticks.

THE WARRIORS LS CHAPTER by oktellmemyname (PS3 & PS4)
Leader of The Society We Trust Crew, oktellmemyname, has clearly put some thought into this Warriors-inspired Team Deathmatch. Del Perro Pier's plethora of cover options require teams to strategically plan their attack - runners 'n' gunners may be picked off pretty quick. Head for higher ground in order to more easily attack those taking cover, but be warned that once you've been spotted, there's nowhere to hide. 

The Warriors: ending by crayzesteve (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
"After a long trek to the Bronx, you and your crew are glad to be home...only to be hunted by an unwelcoming outfit. Settle the score and put the night behind you. Large scale hand to hand LTS, strut to the fight like gentlemen and back up your pals. Only dirty Luthers pick up the gun. Hardcore Swans pick up the knife."

Crayzesteve has recreated The Warriors videogame's final mission ‘Come Out To Play’ as an LTS on the beach east of Del Perro Pier. As Steve says in the description - if you’re a true Warrior like Swan, you’ll go for the Knives – if you’re a ‘dirty Luther’ head for the Pistol at the center of the map.

The Warriors by Tetrahedron999 (PC)
"(clink, clink, clink) Warriors, come out to play. Warriors, come out to play-ay!"

In a similar vein to FeHaden's awesome The Warriors, Gang Brawl TDM above, this LTS by Tetrahedron999 finds itself on the familiar boardwalk of Del Perro Pier. You and your team must scramble to one of the scarce spread out weapons. Teams spawning closer to the north side of the pier have a slight advantage as they are closer to the Micro SMG, so players spawning to the south should focus on taking cover and making their way to the Assault Rifles, AP Pistols and Armor located on the west side of the Pier.

And to help you get in the nostalgic The Warriors x GTA Online mashup mood, make sure to check out this awesome Warriors tribute video done by our friends over at GTA Series Videos a few months back. This homage to the cult classic took a whopping three weeks to record and edit more than ten hours of raw footage. It also featured a number of dedicated Crews, twelve maps, ten characters and involved more than 40 players including familiar faces from the GTA community scene PrE233GtamenYan2295 and many more.

If you've spotted or created any epic GTA Online Jobs with a classic Rockstar game theme, drop the link either here in Newswire comments for others to enjoy or send it to us via Mouthoff so we can check it out too. Stay tuned for a next edition of Throwback Jobs featuring GTA Liberty City Stories themed creations - a game that is also celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall season. Stay tuned as well for upcoming livestreams on Twitch and YouTube Gaming where we will be playing these Throwback Jobs with special guests.

35th Anniversary of The Warriors: Check Out the GTA Online Fan-Made Warriors Inspired Playlist
GTA Online Player-Created Jobs: Inspired by The Epsilon Program

The GTA Online Halloween Event Weekend: Play the Slasher Event Playlist, Unlock Exclusive In-Game T-Shirts & More

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

Kicking off today and going through this Sunday, November 1st, you'll have the opportunity to sink those costume teeth and claws into a juicy Halloween weekend lined with sweet GTA Online rewards, featuring the official Event Playlist with the brand new Slasher Adversary Mode. To make sure you're seasonally attired for the long, dark nights ahead, don't miss out on the exclusive in-game tees available this weekend only, and get your snap-trigger fingers ready to capture the most atmospheric and awesome Halloween-themed pics in our #Halloween Snapmatic Contest, plus enter our Halloween Sweepstakes Giveaway. Read on for more details, if you dare... 

Slasher is the brand new Adversary Mode which pits a shotgun wielding menace against a pack of foes hiding in the gloom waiting to strike with melee weapons. So that you can launch straight into the action, the Event Playlist features three different variants of this game mode and is accessible directly from the GTAV launch screens at the press of a button. If you're already in-game and want to go back for more - simply go to the Event Playlist in the Rockstar Playlists section of the pause menu.

For accompanying attire on your Los Santos trick-or-treat escapades, log on to GTA Online each day this weekend to unlock exclusive t-shirts featuring a few of Vinewood's greatest slasher flicks:

Knife After Dark – Friday, October 30th
Psycho Swingers – Saturday, October 31st
Zombie Liberals From The Midwest - Sunday, November 1st

Social Club members will no doubt be taking the opportunity to grab some Snapmatics of the awesome new vehicles and masks from the Halloween Surprise while they are still available in GTA Online. We're upping the ante to give you a little extra incentive to get your pictures published to Social Club and shared with the world. Whether it's ghoulish masks lit from an odd angle by the new flashlight, or perhaps you've found the perfect spot to capture the new Lurcher Hearse or Fränken Stange... To enter, simply publish your Snapmatic to Social Club by Sunday night and make sure that you've tagged it with #Halloween on Social Club. Then, keep an eye on the Rockstar Newswire as we'll be announcing the winners sometime next week along with the winners of last weekend's #Lowriders photo contest as well.

If you want to get ahead of the game with an outfit idea for Halloween 2016, we're giving away 5 very special Social Club Event Weekend Sweepstakes Prize Packs, each containing three different costume ideas: the Bugstar boiler suit, the Merryweather t-shirt and the Los Santos Lifeguard t-shirt. If you prefer to keep your Halloween weekend a little more sedate, perhaps with a séance in the woods, we've got your covered with the GTAV Body Bag Sleeping Bag, as well as a Epsilon Program candle to help light your way. We're also throwing in a few Rockstar and GTAV stickers for good measure. If you want to have a chance of winning one of these five prize packs, head over to the Social Club Events Page now and enter using our supremely simple entry form. Best of luck!

Today at 5pm Eastern, tune in for very special guests WILDCAT, Lui Calibre and Swiftor on Twitch and YouTube joining the Rockstar Broadcast team to play a few rounds of Slasher, get to grips with the new vehicles and show off their favorite Masks from the Halloween Surprise. Expect a few hair raising Races, and some extra bodies filling up the Los Santos graveyard in our Flashlight melee battle.

And for the first time ever, the Rockstar Broadcast Stream GTA Online T-shirt Cannon will be in full effect, firing out exclusive in-game t-shirts to lucky viewers throughout the stream. There are 8 different Halloween t-shirts locked and loaded, and these are available nowhere else. You can only collect one by tuning into to watch and finding out how to win them during the stream.

The Meathook For Mommy, Vinewood Zombie, Hot Serial Killer Stepmom and Cannibal Clown t-shirts will be available to Twitch raffle winners during our official live stream.


Grand Theft Auto Online: Halloween Surprise

Grand Theft Auto Online: Halloween Surprise

Posted 4 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

From now through November 16th in GTA Online, special Halloween treats will be available to the residents of Los Santos and Blaine County on PS4, Xbox One and PC. And no tricks here – once acquired these special items will remain in your inventory, even after November 16th.

Navigating the freeways of Los Santos just got more terrifying with the addition of these two ghastly new vehicles. Show your dark side while getting around in the Lurcher Hearse and the Fränken Stange – both available for a limited time only, along with 20 ghoulish new Bobbleheads that can be added to the dashboard of any customizable Lowrider.

Strike fear into your opponents by donning one of the horrific new masks now available in the Monsters section of Vespucci Movie Masks. If you and your Crew are tackling a Heist between now and November 16th, a new Halloween mask category will be the default option on all Heists. 30 Spooky new styles of Face Paint are also available to help you get into the spirit of the season.

Enjoy thrills and suspense with the lights out in this tense new Adversary Mode for up to 8 players. Run, hide, and fight to survive in the darkness as the player designated as the Slasher stalks their prey with a Shotgun. Use your new Flashlight to navigate if you dare, but be careful not to reveal your position or you’ll quickly become prey. Survive for 3 minutes and you’ll get the chance to return the favor with a Shotgun of your own.

Stay tuned for details on this weekend's special Halloween activity, including a livestream this Friday October 30th at 5pm ET featuring the Rockstar Broadcast team and special guests to be announced.

Rockstar Editor Contest: Create the Official Music Video for Little Dragon's "Wanderer"

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Music, Social Club, Games

In the first Rockstar Editor contest open to all three platforms, PC players will now be up against the talented hordes of creators on PS4 and Xbox One. With increased competition and an incredible pack of prizes for the winner, everyone will need to be on top of their game to have their video chosen as the official music video for Little Dragon's "Wanderer" off the Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack.

As well as being open to three platforms, this is also the first Editor contest in which players can take advantage of the new Rockstar Editor features released in the Freemode Events Update - including Sound Effects, Ambient Tracks, refined Clip Management and more.


Little Dragon have commissioned the Social Club community to create their official music video for "Wanderer". Little Dragon themselves along with Rockstar Games will be reviewing the finalists and deciding who wins. Here's a bit of direction on what they are looking for:

Entrants are challenged to create a music video using the Rockstar Editor telling the story of a rogue - a very clever double-agent or double-crosser who plays two sides of a criminal enterprise to her or his own advantage.

You may have heard the track on the Alchemist & Oh No Present: Welcome To Los Santos album and the new in-game radio station The Lab, you'll want to know it inside out to ensure your visual accompaniment is pitch perfect. To get you thinking about your own interpretation, here's the track for you to listen to:


As well as the prestige of having your opus selected as the track's official music video, the grand prize winner will receive an incredible pack of prizes including a gold game controller (with real 24K gold paint) customized with your personal Social Club ID. The winner can choose between an Xbox One or PS4 controller, or a G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse featuring 11 programmable buttons, customizable weight and five selectable DPI settings, from headshot-precise 200 DPI targeting to lightning-fast 12,000 DPI maneuvers. Not only that but the winning director will also be able to craft their next masterpiece from the comfort of a Rockstar Editor branded director's chair, also featuring your personal Social Club ID - a throne fully befitting a champion. Finally, the rare and coveted GTAV Varsity Jacket will also be sent your way - featuring a special custom patch touting your status as a Rockstar Editor letterman for the world to see.

Two runners-up will each receive a $100 Rockstar Warehouse gift card and a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and will also be featured here at the Rockstar Newswire.


Entering the competition is easy. Simply create a video in the Rockstar Editor on PC, PS4 or Xbox One and publish it to Rockstar Games Social Club via the in-game menu. Make sure to tag your video with the word "wanderer" to enter it into the contest. You can do this in-game, or via the My Videos page on Social Club. A few important points:

  • The video must feature the song "Wanderer" by Little Dragon as its soundtrack, and only that song.
  • Your video must be between 4 and 5 minutes in length.
  • The video must be published to Rockstar Games Social Club and tagged with the word 'wanderer' between now and 11.59pm ET on November 23rd to be eligible.
  • The video must be made entirely using the Rockstar Editor. We know that many advanced Rockstar Editor video creators like to use additional third party editing software but in order to keep this competition fair for all entrants, we require that you only use the Rockstar Editor in producing the video.

Little Dragon and Rockstar Games will pick the winning clip taking into consideration adherence or interpretation of The Creative Brief mentioned above, entertainment and artistic value, editing quality and overall creativity. Watch the Social Club contest page to see how other Social Club members think your clip stacks up against the competition and stay tuned for the winners announcement later this fall.

Void in certain countries and where prohibited. See for official rules and eligibility details.

Announcing the winner of the #illgottengains Rockstar Editor contest
Rockstar Editor Contest Winner: Presenting the official music video for "Leave" by Wavves

Fan Art Gallery: Art Deco GTA Cars, GTA Online Mask Makeup Efx, A Burger Shot Meal Constructed out of Candy & More

Posted on October 26 2015, 10:18am | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

From GTAIV pixel art homages, to a German artist who’s fashioned a Burger Shot value meal out of candy, to a special makeup efx maestro transforming herself into famous GTA Online masks just in time for Halloween – check out this week’s gallery of exceptional fan art. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we feature great fan creations on the regular. And as always, if you've got some fantastic fan art or Snapmatics to share, be sure to drop it in the comments below for the Social Club community to enjoy.

"Tornado" (Top), "Race" (Middle) & "Risky Business" (Bottom) by Igor Stepanov

Artist and car enthusiast Igor Stepanov just recently joined DeviantArt and posted this trio of original illustrations calling them simply “My first Grand Theft Auto inspired fan art.” The first time is a charm – with a striking and appropriately deco-styled tribute to classic cars from GTAV and more.

"Sad" (Top), Albany Buccaneer (Middle) & "Angry" (Bottom) by Mikhail Sharov

And now for some vehicle tributes of the photographic kind. Mikhail Sharov is a legit automotive photographer who regularly does real-world photoshoots of all sorts of muscle cars, sedans, bikes and more. And he also pulls double-duty by practicing and flexing his keen lensman abilities as a GTAV photographer of vehicles all over Los Santos and Blaine County. Browse Sharov’s ArtStation and flickr photo galleries to see a seamless combination of both types of vehicle photography where the line between the two gets beautifully blurry. Packed with rich detail and nuance, from the gloomy curtains of rain to smoky, underground dust motes, Sharov captures moments of action and repose with eye-catching gravitas. Don't miss Mikhail's photoshoots of the Enus Windsor, Enus Super Diamond and Coil Voltic as well. 

GTAV Online Owl Mask & Pig Mask by MaoMaoz

We recently featured make-up artist MaoMaoz' re-creation of the Go Go Space Monkey mask popularized by our friend Lui Calibre. Since then, she’s gone on to make equally impressive and freaky make-up tributes to the Owl Mask and the Pig Mask as favored by Lui’s oft GTA Online playmates Vanoss and Wildcat complete with making-of videos showing you exactly how she brought the GTA Online Owl and Pig mask to life - handy instructionals if you're still trying to work out that perfect costume for next week. A shout out as well to cosplayer and make-up artist JerkyDerpy who has also been experimenting impressively with similar tributes. 

"BurgerShot (Candy Menu)" by Toebi-arts

German fan Toebi-arts tweeted us this sweet real life re-creation of a Burger Shot Bleeder value meal with all of the 'edible' bits made out of candy plus faithfully replicated packaging. Toebi also shared this second shot of the confectionary creation showing its scale next to the GTAV PS4 game box.

Smoking tires, duffle bag secured, identity shrouded under a Go Go Space Monkey mask and pistol at the ready - all in a night's work for Franklin as drawn by DeviantArtist Mikael Wang. Set against the busy neon blur of Los Santos, this piece is impressive in all the little details, right down to the SWAT suit's multiple utility pockets, the dented bullet-studded Western Bagger bike, and the cool original GTAV identity up there at the top center.   

"Perhaps Here Things Will Be Differentby Pierre Laurent

Inspired by the "phrase mythique" from the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV, French artist Pierre Laurent has created this fantastic bit of 2-D pixel art depicting Niko's at times strained relationship with the LCPD. 

Finally, check out some of the latest and greatest GTA Online character portrait illustrations we've come across:

GTAV Online Character Portrait by Grobi-Grafik

Commissioned by renowned GTA Online racer LambentBunny in tribute to her character, the prolific Grobi-Grafik's signature style once again hits the accuracy mark, from the white leather jacket right down to the gold hoops and killer attitude.


GTA Online Character by Grobi-Grafik

And this one for GTAF All-StarsSnapography, MAIN and TMGT Crew member Crossed_Sabres has the attention to detail and style we've come to expect from Grobi - with tats and plenty of sass to boot.

GTAV - Emma Harding
by msdeath666

Mexican artist msdeath666 was commissioned by TimeyLurdJeddur to create fandom art for her OC "Emma Harding". There's an amazing wealth of detail put into Emma's bio culminating in her present situ hustling criminal endeavors alongside Lamar in the streets of L.S. Kudos to msdeath666 for helping bring the character to life.


My GTAV Character by Lonedevil87

DeviantArtist Lonedevil87 aka Scipioni Fabrizio experimented with blending to create the effect of light and shadow in this action-packed shot. His character is clearly battle-tested, fleeing from an explosion with pistol mid-unholster.

The Lowriders Event Weekend

Posted on October 22 2015, 1:44pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Buckle up for the GTA Online: Lowriders Event Weekend this Friday October 23rd through Sunday October 25th. To celebrate this week's launch of GTA Online: Lowriders, there will be exclusive new clothing available, as well as the opportunity to grab a 25% rebate on new properties to store your slammed versions of the Voodoo, and the brand new Faction and Moonbeam vehicles. There's also an Event Playlist featuring a few of the new Adversary Modes, with a huge ammo reward for completing it, so that you can have the new Machine Pistol locked, loaded and ready for whatever comes your way. Read on for all the details.
It's no good having the flyest ride on the block if you don't have the threads to match. So get lids as seen in the flyer above branded with the Magnetics, Low Santos, and of course the place where all the magic happens: Benny's Original Motor Works. These caps are only available this weekend, so be sure to log in to GTA Online all three days to collect them all. As soon as you enter GTA Online on Friday, Saturday and Sunday each cap will automatically appear in your wardrobe. If you're looking for one cap in particular, here's how it all breaks down:

Friday: Magnetics
Saturday: Low Santos
Sunday: Benny's Original Motor Works

With GTA Online: Lowriders, players are now able to own up to 4 different properties, meaning the most hardcore car collectors now have room for up to 40 different vehicles. The aggressive salesmen at Dynasty 8 are offering a one-time 25% rebate on a single qualifying purchase this week. All you need to do to qualify for this special limited-time offer is have your email address registered and verified with the Rockstar Games Social Club, be a member of the Rockstar Games Mailing List and a member of at least one Social Club Crew. The cash from the Dynasty 8 rebate will hit your in-game Maze Bank account by Friday, October 30. To fulfill these requirements, login to your Social Club profile. If your profile already meets these three requirements, just visit the Dynasty 8 website in game and purchase your new pad.

We're making it as easy as possible to play some of the new Adversary Modes: Offense Defense and Relay. When you launch GTAV this weekend, you'll notice an Event option on the boot up screens. Simply hit the button and you'll be placed directly into the Event Playlist alongside other GTA Online players primed for instant action. Complete the Playlist and you'll earn a huge ammo cache reward as well as all the cash and RP you usually get for making it to the end.

With such a wide assortment of paint jobs and modifications to get creative with in GTA Online: Lowriders, there's lot for snap-happy shutterbugs to capture and catalogue. We're looking forward to seeing how dedicated Snapmatic Crews and talented novices alike frame up their proud new rides. Don't forget to tag your Snapmatic with "Lowriders" on Social Club for a chance to be one of the 5 winners of GTA$1M and have your picture featured here at the Rockstar Newswire.

There's also action for Xbox 360 and PS3 players to get into this weekend, with Double GTA$ and Double RP on all Races. We'll also be upping the frequency of Event Crate Drops - falling over Los Santos and containing bumper packs of weapons, RP and GTA$. Also, up until the end of the day on Sunday October 25, PS3 and Xbox 360 players get a one-time 25% rebate on any vehicle from Warstock Cache & Carry. To qualify, just have your email address verified with the Social Club, be on the Rockstar Mailing List and a member of any Social Club Crew. Qualified players will receive the rebate on their purchase deposited into their in-game Maze Bank account by Friday, October 30.

The Lowriders Event Weekend Sweepstakes is open now at the Social Club Events page. Trick out your own ride with a bumper pack of Rockstar Games and GTAV gear including the GTAV Air Freshener, the Rockstar Games and GTAV keychains, a GTAV engraved chrome Zippo and a copy of the Welcome to Los Santos CD for you to cruise to. Five lucky winners will also receive 2 Rockstar t-shirts and a sticker pack. For a chance to win, Social Club members can head over there now and enter via our quick-and-easy entry form.

To kick off the Lowriders Event Weekend tomorrow Friday afternoon, the Rockstar Games Live Stream will be getting started at 5pm ET with a blockbuster broadcast of Lowrider car shows, Lamar Contact Missions and new Adversary Mode fun. The Rockstar Broadcast team will be joined by special guests via Skype live from SoCal: Lui Calibre, SilentDroidd & Daithi De Nogla. Keep an eye on for more updates, or subscribe/follow us at and to get instant notifications whenever we go live.

GTA Online: Lowriders Now Available
Exclusive Unlocks, In-Game Discounts and More in the GTA Online Freemode Events Social Club Weekend

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