GTA Online PS4 & Xbox One Livestream on Twitch this Friday

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

Join us tomorrow, Friday December 5th at 4pm at the Rockstar Twitch channel where we'll be broadcasting a PS4 and Xbox One livestream hosted by our good friend Swiftor along with Rockstar's own Lazlow.

Stay tuned for other special guests from the GTA community on Twitch and YouTube to be announced. For your chance to join one of the lobbies yourself, make sure to follow us on Twitter where we'll be calling for PSN IDs and Gamertags, and make sure to tune in and join the chat live tomorrow during the stream, as we'll be pulling in players at random from the Twitch chat as well.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

Win a Limited Edition GTAV Soundtrack CD or Vinyl Box Set

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

In honor of next week's release of The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Limited Edition Soundtrack CD and Vinyl Box Sets, we're giving 10 lucky fans the chance to win a copy at the Rockstar Games page on Facebook.

Each set includes all three soundtrack volumes (The Original Music, The Score, and The Soundtrack). The Vinyl collection features six vinyl records, a full color booklet and an exclusive lithograph poster in a classic box-set. The CD collection includes three discs along with a branded Grand Theft Auto V gold brick-shaped USB Drive, artwork and poster all sealed in a special die-cut package. 

Winners will get their choice of either the CD or Vinyl collection.

Limited to a production run of less than 5,000 units worldwide, these limited editions will be available to purchase beginning on December 9th at top online and physical record stores. You can pre-order the CD or Vinyl collection now at Mass Appeal.

Enter Now on Facebook 

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 Monday, December 8th, 2014.

Still Lifes, Car Shows and More Amazing Snapmatics from GTAV on PS4 & Xbox One

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

We continue to be amazed by the deluge of impressive Snapmatic shots pouring in to the GTAV section of the Social Club. The community continues to outdo themselves with these picturesque shots taken on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Scroll down the page for a sampling of spectacular images that include unique perspectives and fresh takes on some familiar locales.

In the two shots above Deltakeks captures an old-timey nautical vibe in the area appropriately dubbed "Catfish View".

s_morrison95 snapped this precocious looking black pug preparing for a daily jog with his owner.

HandsomeHustlerr's Imponte Dukes is all ready for the car show in the cheekily titled, "Open For Business".

Some Snapmatic photos have an almost postcard-like quality to them, this one from LambentBunny fits the bill.

BLK95TA uses the new red underglow vehicle mod and a custom plate to really drive home the nostalgia.

There's a familiar, gritty, 80's film noir feeling to this excellent studio backlot shot in Downtown Vinewood. Taken by JimnyCGRL.

SilverFox1 presents us with an excellent close-up view of Franklin's turntables.

Stunning rays of sunlight spill across the front window and dashboard as this Hotknife pulls onto Innocence Boulevard. Taken by Banjabi.

Deltakeks' topless Invetero Coquette Classic convertible idles comfortably on the grass in a Vinewood Hills park.  

We get the sneaking suspicion that lethal138... of the Hells Angels America Crew isn't signaling "you're number one" to rival MCs in this shot.

IVY_JO3 shows off an array of color choices at the starting line in this pic, with an up-close on an emerald green Shitzu Hakuchou.

HandsomeHustlerr continues with his "open" treatments - here it's a jet black Declasse Stallion.

Out for a casual Sunday drive or perhaps something more perilous? The passenger's bandanna says it all. Taken by R1CHIEC.

A modern customized take on a classic whip, at the Burton based LS Customs. Bonus points for SilverFox1's custom plate.

WetworkMerc's simple application of a soft black and white filter makes this subtle scene fit for framing.

This Vapid Hotknife glides through the air in Rockford Hills. Taken by colognemitch.

DTizMusiK utilizes the in-game meme options to create a perfect still frame for his favorite YouTube music channel.

A beautiful all around shot by kingcozzie, but check out the detail in the cracked earth's mirror reflection off the hood.

Officially, this was taken on the coast near Tongva Hills by LambentBunny but if you squint your eyes just a bit it feels like the perfect "wish you were here" sentiment from the Ocean View Hotel in Vice City. 

The highly detailed contrast of the foliage here against the seemingly painted on silhouette of the LS skyline really caught our eye. Taken by kingcozzie 

Deltakeks goes out of his way to show that there's more than just roaming sharks cutting their top fins through the choppy waters of the Pacific. 

up-daz's pristine, white-walled Bravado Buffalo looks rather comfortable nestled in amongst the reeds here.

Has R1CHIEC captured an intimate exchange here or simply given us a sneak preview of the latest shot for a Le Chien high-end fragrance ad?

Chrome finish may not feel like the appropriate selection for every vehicle class but it's an absolute match for this Truffade Z-Type. Taken by Yanochkina

Violate You Get It Crew Leader Black Shogun utilizes a bit of forced perspective to get his point across.

HairyHole is living the "HIGHLIFE" with the custom license plate earned in the High Life Snapmatic Contest back in May. 

We'd be highly interested to find out where exactly in East Vinewood ChaosZake took this excellent shot of a 9F Cabrio reflecting off the glass in front of an onlooker.

quaid86 captured this rather candid shot of a LS Custom's mechanic servicing a fierce looking Shitzu Hakuchou.

The bold application of red, running adjacent to the mysterious IAA building makes this one taken by cyfly030 particularly striking.

 

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.

Previously:
Stunning Snapmatics Captured on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

Enter to Win a Custom GTAV PS4 or Xbox One Console Plus Exclusive New Gear

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


Click the image above to see all the prizes up close in high res.


In celebration of the launch of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we’re kicking off a pair of epic giveaways with your chance to score a grand prize super limited-edition Custom GTAV PS4 or Xbox One console – along with runners-up Deluxe Prize Packs stacked with exclusive new GTAV gear and collectibles.

You can enter at the Rockstar Games page on Facebook, where the Grand Prize is the custom PS4, and at the Rockstar Games Social Club, where we're giving away the custom Xbox One. Both of these individually hand-fabricated consoles features an exclusive black-on-black Grand Theft Auto V design, laser etched on micro perforated metal paneling with hi-gloss deep green painted accents and a custom color-matched controller. 

We're also giving away 20 Deluxe Prize Packs (10 via Facebook and 10 via Social Club) stuffed with exclusive, brand new official GTAV gear and collectibles in each giveaway, which includes:

  • CNT Tee
  • Cultstoppers Pin Set
  • Dr. Friedlander Stress Ball
  • Epsilon Program Laser-Etched Paper Weight
  • Fred's Pictures Tee
  • Grotti Polo
  • iFruit Mouse Pad
  • LifeInvader Mouse Pad
  • Loneliest Robot Greeting Card
  • Los Santos Est. 1781 Tee
  • Los Santos Radio Pin Set
  • Los Santos, San Andreas Tee
  • Love Fist Tee
  • Merryweather Security Polo 
  • Merryweather Security Cap (in both Black and Fatigue)
  • Merryweather Security Heat Changing Mug
  • Merryweather Security Tee (in both Black and Grey)
  • Pogo Keychain
  • San Andreas Republic Tee
  • Snapmatic Tee
  • Sprunk Water Bottle
  • STD Contractors Tee
  • Sticker Pack featuring the brands of GTAV

We'll also be stocking this gear featured in the Prize Packs for purchase over the coming months as part of the Grand Theft Auto V Collection at the Rockstar Warehouse but for now your only way to score them is exclusively in this giveaway.

Enter on Facebook | Enter at the Social Club
 
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 Monday, December 1st, 2014.

Stunning Snapmatics Captured on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

Posted 1 month ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

With the launch of GTAV on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the vast Snapmatic Community of enthusiastic shutterbugs have wasted no time capturing marvelous and prodigious fresh perspectives throughout Los Santos and Blaine County. Here are a few featured shots that caught our eye these last couple days.

 

The glow of headlights captured in Burton by oAgro_ of the well-known GTAPhotographers Crew.

After a hot day in the Grand Senora Desert, NSE_109 bellies up to the bar for a couple of cold Pißwassers.

This spruced up Bravado Rat-Loader looks like it was inexplicably put off to pasture. Captured by 1HARV3Y

The Los Santos skyline positively glows in this evening shot from ProVelvet

A stunning Vapid Hotknife captured in East Vinewood by Top_Noch_Bazzil.

This scenic shot in the Tataviam Mountains was taken by -kXh87- of the up and coming Snapmatic Art Crew.

An up-close look at wildflowers from skyline_ger.

Resting near Mirror Park, this gangsta green Declasse Tornado looks a long way off from The Grove. Taken by colognemitch

From dusk till dawn, this untamed part of the Pacific Bluffs beach along Highway 1 looks quite serene. Taken by Silver Heathen

Taken by colognemitch who seems to have an on-going love affair with the Declasse Tornado.

This one taken by ProVelvet on the Great Ocean Highway has a particularly understated, eerie quality that we enjoy.

aleexzyta captured this adorable striped tomcat in blissful repose.

Prolific Snapmatic photographer HairyHole makes this Declasse Vigero look clean and mean.

Is she posing a question or dimissing one? Hard to say but a great shot by Daisy_Dukes_USA, regardless.

ProVelvet left their Benefactor Glendale out to play in the rain.

Looks like Chop may be out for a bit. Taken by BLRock

Some people keep their vicious dogs locked up behind a chain-lnk fence. In our second featured shot by HairyHole, the same applies to this suped-up Albany Buccaneer.

Insert obligatory "deer crossing" joke for this one from Arioza.

Post-Apocalypse now! This fierce looking Imponte Duke O'Death captured by Debra_Morgan137 will make the sturdiest of road warriors shudder.  

We get the feeling that running into this nasty character during the daily LS commute would be no laughing matter. Taken by Sophronia

 

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.

Rockstar Game Tips: Playing with Perspective in GTAV

Posted on November 21 2014, 2:20pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

On top of the pulse-pounding thrills that the new First Person Mode offers at the touch of a button, there's also a wealth of control options to fine tune your overall Grand Theft Auto V playing experience, no matter what your preferred perspective. Here is a look at some of the available options and some tips to help customize and optimize your personal control setup.

If you like the First Person controls while on foot, but prefer the Third Person view when in vehicles, you can set up the control scheme to automatically switch between these two perspectives - you just need to make sure the option to Allow Independent Camera Modes in the Settings > Display menu is set to On. This also works for the inverse, if you fancy the behind-the-wheel perspective when driving but enjoy Third Person more for running and gunning, you can set it up that way as well.

Along with fully customizable Aiming and Look Sensitivity in both First and Third Person, you can also adjust many individual elements to really refine the experience. Turning off First Person Ragdoll will decrease the amount of camera motion experienced when you are hit. Toggling off First Person Combat Rolls and/or Head Bobbing will also minimize some of the more intense First Person motion effects. And to take full advantage of GTAV's Third Person cover system while in First Person Mode, just switch the First Person Third Person Cover option found in Settings > Controls to On.


You can adjust a wealth of different First Person Mode aspects in the Settings menu.

If you're playing a Race or a Parachute Jump with the First Person perspective in GTA Online, try pressing Circle (PS4) / B (Xbox One) to get a Third Person peek - very handy when dealing with a multi-car pile up or when attempting to locate a Checkpoint that may be off screen. Don't rely on this when driving in Freemode though, as it will switch you to Cinematic Camera.

Whichever perspective you choose, there are now four targeting options available in each one:

  • Assisted Aim – Full: Lock-on targeting with a wide lock angle that allows for target switching (Sticky Aim in First Person only).
  • Assisted Aim – Partial: Lock-on targeting with a medium lock angle. The reticule slows down whenever it passes over a target (Sticky Aim in First Person only).
  • Free Aim – Assisted: Snap-lock targeting with a narrower lock-on angle (Sticky Aim in First Person only).
  • Free Aim: For the hardcore, no lock-on whatsoever.

Do you have a great tip to share or a topic you'd like to see us cover in a future tips post? Drop us a line to let us know, and we may feature it in the next installment of Rockstar Game Tips.

GTAV Soundtrack: Listen to Original New Songs Added from Flying Lotus, Jamie Lidell, Freddie Gibbs and More

Posted on November 20 2014, 2:19pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music, Games

The massive soundtrack update to the newly released version of Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 and Xbox One features over 150 new tunes including some exclusive original songs created by artists like Flying Lotus, Jamie Lidell, Freddie Gibbs and more. With the release of the game on Tuesday, quite a few artists have been taking to Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud to share their excitement and share a taste of some of the new tunes you can expect to hear in-game. Below, you can listen to “Medication Meditation” by Flying Lotus featuring Krayzie Bone (Thundercat on the bass and Niki Randa on background vocals) as heard on the updated FlyLo FM; Jamie Lidell’s incredible alt trap record “Runaway” on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, Freddie Gibbs' collaboration with legendary producer Mike Dean, "Sellin' Dope" on Radio Los Santos - and more. After the jump, check out a full list of all the new songs that have been added to the game – and give a shout in comments to let the community know which is your favorite so far.

 

There's nothing like playing your favourite game and your own song coming on.

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Hit the jump for the full list of new songs (and original ones) added to the game.

 

 

Incoming Criminals Transferred to Los Santos

Posted on November 20 2014, 11:00am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

Be on the lookout for a new wave of recently transferred criminals hitting the streets of Los Santos and the wilds of Blaine County as seen below via just a few of the many LSPD mug shots taken over the past day or so.

Enjoy this rogues gallery and share any of your own personal mug shots (or faves you've seen via Snapmatic) down in comments below.

 

Bonnie alias ZazDillinger
Noel alias SoCalNoel
Gee alias Jegloor
Santiago alias RoBBiEx98
Niko Bellic alias mwc456
jade alias maddog2kill

Check out more community members with a record after the jump...

Social Club Crews

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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