In this week’s round up of exceptional fan photos, we check in on the talented lensmen and women of the Landscape Photographers of Los Santos and Blaine County group, who we're happy to report are still prolific in creating astounding in-game Snapmatic photos. A while back we featured the work of Phil Rose from that collective, and today another member of both that Flickr group and of Phil's Landscapers (FOTO) 50+ member Social Club Crew, Lin Moreno aka Social Club's Linalyx has caught our eye with a gorgeous photoset on Flickr including a few of our favorites as shown below. Enjoy a brief gallery of Lin’s work as well as some other fun photographic findings below like Franklin’s pad re-built in Minecraft, the continuing misadventures of Los Santos’ land-sharks and more.
As always, if you happen upon (or take) any cool GTA or Rockstar-related shots make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and remember to follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.
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Spotted by @asap_ramzi in the streets of NYC - a latest official Grand Theft Auto V mural update in progress.
Update: Due to ongoing technical issues preventing some players from joining, we have removed the Vespucci Beach Party Event Playlist for the remainder of this weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please note that the Event Crate Drops with extra RP in Free Mode and the Sweepstakes are still in effect through the end of the weekend.
This weekend, Friday November 22nd through Sunday November 24th, hit the beaches of Vespucci, Chumash and Paleto Bay for the very first Grand Theft Auto Online Social Club Event Weekend.
All weekend long, plunge into a special Social Club Event Playlist of brand new Jobs from the freshly landed Beach Bum Pack, a hand-picked selection of ten of our favorite new Jobs. Drop some sea shells, go for a fuel-injected run on the beach, and take in some of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the Los Santos Bay area in modes including Sea Race, Parachute, Team Deathmatch and more. The best performers in the Social Club Event Playlist on each platform will score themselves a special vanity license plate reward for bragging rights and to commemorate their achievement.
In Free Roam, look out for an influx of special Event Crate Drops dropping frequently all weekend containing more than double the usual amount of RP plus high-powered weapons, bonus cash and clothing. They'll be unlocked for every player to help you pack more than just sunscreen on the blazing sands.
This inaugural GTA Online Social Club Event also features exclusive sweepstakes giveaways of beach-ready GTAV collectibles, a very special live stream broadcast on Friday and more. We'll be on the lookout for your sun-kissed Snapmatic pics all weekend so be sure to tag them #VespucciBeachParty so that we can find them easily and we might feature them next week here at the Newswire.
Hit the jump for a full detailed rundown of all the Event action.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collection at the Rockstar Warehouse has just been updated with some new arrivals, including the "Bugstars Pest Control" shirt, new posters from our original artwork collection and the GTAV Zippo Lighter that we recently gifted to lucky fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter. See below for more detail on today's new gear and collectibles and stay tuned for much more GTAV gear to come to the Warehouse soon.
Bugstars Logo Tee
Put the FU in fumigate with this burgundy 100% cotton tee that features the logo for Los Santos' most notorious and most dubious pest control outfit on both the front and back.
Grand Theft Auto V Zippo Lighter
This classically styled refillable genuine Zippo Lighter features a high-polished chrome finish with a laser etched "V" logo on its front and a small Rockstar logo on the back.
Grand Theft Auto V Poster Collection
Take Los Santos wall-to-wall with these six new 22”x28” posters featuring original artwork from Grand Theft Auto V. Choose from original character artwork featuring Michael, Franklin, and Trevor - each available individually or as a set of three, or the popular "Beach Weather" and "Stop and Frisk" ladies. There's also a special two-sided poster featuring Michael and Franklin's Preparation for the Vangelico Heist on one side and the Official Cover Art on the reverse.
SOOTHING SAVAGE BEASTS
Not since The Sharks and The Jets have so many roving street Crews turned to theme music as part of their territorial skirmish M.O. iXpertThief, the rapping leader of The SekC Army (SEKC) Crew followed up his recent GTAV “Berserk” parody with a little Crew ditty called ‘Thug Life’ seen above that lays down what SEKC is all about, highlighting a taste of the squad’s affinity for and acumen with holdups, shoot outs, club debauchery and more.
Meanwhile, the Twelve Reasons 2 Die (TR2D) Crew prove that they're perfectly capable of connecting politics – ditto. Apparently big fans of GTA soundtrack alumnus Ghostface Killah and his most recent album which the Crew is named after, they’ve released an awesome Team Deathmatch highlight reel appropriately set to GFK’s "Murder Spree” – the Apollo Brown remix to boot. Watch it below to see TR2D display some crazy gun skills expertly showing off what happens when you neglect to protect ya neck with a few impressively successful knife sprees.
LOUD AS A MOTORBIKE
Be on the lookout for some Crews known for terrorizing the freeways and avenues of Southern San Andreas possed-up on their Pegassi and Western 2-wheeled monsters.
The Snapmatic page of the Lost Angels MC (LAMC) Crew reveals to a close-knit group ready to set GTA Online ablaze. Some constructive criticism though guys - you might want to recruit a maid. Then there's the SC Brothers of Freedom (SCBF) Crew, who have put extra effort into getting their name out there. In addition to being quite active on Snapmatic, the gang have also created their own website where they post everything from Crew news to sanctioned allies to documented Crew excursions.
Motorcycle Club Crews. Clockwise from top left: The LAMC Crew live by the credo 'real men wear black'; LAMC most definitely breaking Binco store policy; A candid shot of the SCBF Crew in their posh clubhouse or a Ponsonbys ad?; SCBF Crew show that their colors don't run.
FLY AND FLASHY
Girls just want to have guns. When it comes to U-N-I-T-Y, the Boss Girls (GIRL) Crew seem to do it right. Having made the sweet voodoo queen Crew emblem illustration below, they're also planning to go above and beyond for the sisterhood by distributing sticker versions of the emblem to all 93 members. Slow clap. Any individuals of the XY persuasion looking to infiltrate their ranks might want to check that hope at the apartment buzzer as their strict recruitment policy requires you to leave a voice message for Leader nikkinade or Commissioner Thizzlers to ensure the integrity of their ladies-night policy.
We have to hand it to luikakiu of Hong Kong's zombie fight club (0414) Crew for bringing their Crew family portrait to life in the IRL Crew pose at the bottom left that they posted to Instagram - impressive coordination, fellas. Looking through their Snapmatic feed, this 15 person Crew seem to be having a grand ol' time:
Abominable Cupcakes (CAKE) Crew Leader LadyGamer101 got into some Halloween mischief recently with this free roam vid filled with deadly tricks and treats. Currently looking for new members, this confectionary clique touts that they 'stay FROSTED and the rest get iced!' and seeks quality over quantity in their ranks. The Sea Haven (SHC1) Crew have been quite busy on their YouTube channel. In addition to this grandiose Crew trailer, these guys have been posting action-packed missions with a side of extracurricular hi-jinks. Then there's the ostensibly peace-loving maxmoefoegames, Leader of the Love and Sunshine (LOVE) Crew, whose motto is 'appreciate and love one another' and has come up with a clever way to test the true LOVE of his fellow Crew members.
The Ganja Outlaws (WEED) Crew yet again impress with their inventiveness and unpredictability, this week making a Crew Cut appearance with this awesome and irie color-coordinated family photo.
Having featured the zany HIGH and Cyclop 9 Crews over the last couple of weeks, we heard from Commissioner Mike921 of the Shine Thugz (THUG) Crew, who reminded us that they're no slouches in the shenanigans department. Crew Cut veterans previously featured last year with a bronze medal honor in our Max Payne 3 Olympic Efforts feature, they pride themselves as a "first French team" with a genuine joie de vivre. Peep the Fight Club-inspired bit of cinéma vérité they sent to us below which opens with a Crew cruise around to some 'Pac (clearly an inspiration) and segues to relentless, brutal melee action and some vehicular mayhem in their customized yellow Vapid Bullet.
As we continue to tune and adjust the evolving Grand Theft Auto Online player experience in the weeks and months ahead, we ask that you keep sending us your feedback - just fire over an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you'd like to see implemented in future updates.
Bombs away! The results are in. After an epic week of poring through shots of fortuitously-timed leering pedestrians, gravity-defying cars 'spoiling' Crew family photos, and deliciously disrupted Trevor selfies, we've narrowed down our five favorite #epicphotobomb snapshot winners of our very first Social Club Snapmatic Photo Contest. Congrats to each of the winning lensmen and women who will be receiving a Grand Theft Auto V prize pack - and stay tuned for our next Snapmatic photo contest, which we'll be announcing here at the Newswire soon.
Ophabyous: Not only is this one humorously unsettling and true to the classic over-the-shoulder 'I'm in your photos, spoiling your moments' photobomb form - but we've got a double-whammy on our hands with the creepy squatting mannequin in the background. Whoa!
bigdog0925: All in a day's work. Some real Manhunt-style body count humblebragging going on there.
snapjaw420: Great shot. A literally epic photo bomb counting down.
Ivinzi: Awesome composition, lovely color, and the coup de grâce: a perfectly timed aerial from a sky riding motorcyclist.
Errrkshady: These HVY Dozers appear to be the proud new parents of a Stanley Fieldmaster in this elaborately posed set-up backgrounding an otherwise straightforward GTA Online selfie.
Submission Consideration: Day and night, we welcome you to submit all related Los Santos and Blaine County images to the contest, please be aware that lighting and overall picture quality is something we also factor in when deciding on our winners so try and go for the best shot available. Clever presentation, visibility and timing is everything.
Congrats again to the winners and stay tuned for our next Photo Contest coming soon.
Get ready to hit the beach with all new Jobs with the Beach Bum update for Grand Theft Auto Online, coming November 19th.
Expect these and lots more Jobs to be added to Grand Theft Auto Online next week.
Hit the shore with four sand-and-surf-ready vehicles perfect to take on the all new Beach Bum Races and Vehicle Deathmatches: the BF Bifta dune buggy, the rugged Canis Kalahari off-road truck, the Bravado Paradise beach camper van and making a special return to the GTA series, the fast and stylish Speeder speedboat. All four vehicles will be available at no in-game cost, with the land-based vehicles accessible from the southernsanandreassuperautos.com website and the Speeder available via docktease.com on your in-game phone (call Pegasus for delivery). These vehicles are also available in Story Mode for Michael, Trevor and Franklin to enjoy - to access them, visit your garage property and the Marina property for the vehicles and the boat respectively.
Beach bums with attitude. Hit the coast with all new customization options to style up your GTA Online character.