Crew Cut: Film Crews Remake Fave Action Sequences, Plus Live Battle Recaps feat TRFK, KOPS, Freddie Gibbs & Hip Hop Gamer

Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

The latest edition of the Cut features a Crew who nailed a challenge to re-enact one of their favorite action movie sequences in GTA Online, a recap of the latest Crew vs. Crew Battle challenges that featured renowned stunters, accomplished Snapmatic photogs, Freddie Gibbs of the GTAV soundtrack and Hip Hop Gamer of Hot 97 - plus some exceptional Crew snaps and video creations as well.

GOIN' VINEWOOD

In the most recent fan pictorial here at the Newswire, we featured some inspired pop culture recreations, including this scene from Pulp Fiction, courtesy of a member of the GTAAdventures (GTAA) Crew. Folks from the GTAA and the Brass Ballas (BRSS) Crew have now officially taken it to the next level by faithfully re-creating the intense opening scene from Skyfall with GTA Online gameplay. There's awesome attention to detail on display here - nailing the sniper scope shot and creating an impressive rendition of the modern 007's look. To see more of what GTAA are up to, you can check out their Crew page or their subreddit. Also from the world of Social Club Crews on reddit, the GTAVadventures (RDIT) Crew put together this four-minute-plus stacked highlight vid of stunts, jumps and a little bit of the lighter side of Los Santos.

LIVE BATTLES: TRFK VS. KOPS

Last Friday, two renowned Crews, the Traffickers (TRFK) and Le Kops (KOPS), did battle live on our Twitch channel in an action-packed Crew vs. Crew Battle which you can see a one-hour excerpt from above (see more clips at our Twitch archive). In between the 10 hand-picked Jobs that were played through, we had the opportunity to speak with TRFK Leader Anonamix, who broke down some of their excellent Snapmatic photos (including this award-winning Valentine's shot), and KOPS Leader and stunting connoisseur kwebbelkop. Despite great hustle from Le Kops (and member FeymHD missing second on the overall leaderboard by just one point), the battle was mostly one way traffic as TRFK took the win 945 - 822.

We've got lots more Crew vs. Crew battles lined up for the weeks ahead, including potential ones with the Killer Smoking Aces (XKSA)Killers On A Rampage (KOAR)The Legion GTA (TLGN)LS Mafia Family (LSMF) and Ganja Outlaws (WEED) Crews. Think your outfit has what it takes to face off in front of a Rockstar audience? Hit us up at CrewChallenges@rockstargames.com and be sure to include a link to your Crew page, your preferred platform and some details on why you think your Crew should bring it to a live stream audience.


FREDDIE GIBBS' ESGN CREW VS HIP HOP GAMER's OF HOT 97'S HHG SHOTS FIRED


Clockwise from Top Left: Freddie Gibbs deep in focus during a Deathmatch, HipHopGamer looks pleased with his performance in a Capture Job, Freddie taking on a car.

In town for a show highlighting Piñata, his new album with Madlib, GTAV soundtrack's Freddie Gibbs dropped by Rockstar NYC with some other members of his ESGN (ESGN) Crew to take on Hot 97's HipHopGamer and some of his mates in the HHGShotsFired (HHGS) Crew. Facing off in some recently Verified GTA Online Jobs and more, the afternoon was chock full of spirited battle and smack talk. Despite a valiant effort from Freddie and his Crew (including a special assist cameo from producer and GTA soundtrack alumnus Statik Selektah), ESGN fell short of HHGS' strong showing and the latter claimed victory. As HHG said himself during the bout, his reputation and namesake was on the line. If you missed the live stream, you can check out an archive of the match in its entirety.

Stay tuned as we’re lining up more GTAV soundtrack artists and other notable GTA players to come do battle with their Crews live throughout the spring and summer, and later today we'll be live-streaming a standoff between the Australia Illuminati and Shine Thugz Crews - keep an eye on our Twitter feed or follow our TwitchTV channel to be notified when the broadcast begins.

THE MAILBAG

Sandy Shores
One of the Street Seals (DCSS) Crew's dramatic Snapmatic shots.

The Street Seals (DCSS) Crew Mouthed Off recently to let us know about their squad and latest escapades. Describing their Crew as "not your normal MC," DCSS has a 21 person cap and will move out any meandering Muscle in favor of new members who pledge to be loyal. In order to even get in, you have to be unanimously (!) voted in by all members. Their Snapmatic gallery features some damn cool shots - their re-creation of the legendary Abbey Road album cover is superb. Also check out their most recent video, set to the familiar pulse pounding sounds of HEALTH's "TEARS" from the Max Payne 3 Soundtrack.

Del Perro Beach
Côte d’Azur: The Domestic Battery (XDBX) Crew line 'em up in Crew blue for this group shot.
 
JustHatched, Leader of the Domestic Battery (XDBX) Crew, hit us up to boast about the work of his relatively new squad on the scene. Just two months old, the XDBX are already    80    deep and have an official forum and a schedule of weekly events including meetups where they play each other's created Jobs and compete in contests for bragging rights (like the upcoming Crew Member of the Month designation).Anchor
 
Ron Paul Warned Us (RPWU) Crew Leader hairybones1997 reached out to let us know RPWS are all about upholding a gold standard when it comes to GTA Online behavior, encouraging proper etiquette both in and out of free roam. In addition to maintaining their own website, RPWS are also holding monthly events live on Twitch including a scheduled "Deathmatch-a-thon" session that went down this past Saturday night.

CREWS ON FILM

The best Crew videos invariably feature a healthy mix of hardcore action and true camaraderie - and lately, the GTA Genocide (GAGE) Crew have been killing it with their hip-hop fueled vids. Their frantic debut production seen above features intentionally sped-up gameplay to hectic effect, tons of stunting and gun fire plus a menacing looking shot of members in their Crew colors brandishing RPGs - all set to the gritty sounds of Vinny Paz. You can catch more of their Crew antics in their Day of Genocide and Crew Video #2 clips.
 
Meanwhile, CAP PILLAS (BANG) Crew Leader HOT_KIMERA is at it again... This time around, we see the group waging an epic battle against rivals the FVCK A NAME GANG (FANG) Crew. Though the feisty and fearless Leader claims they BANG'd FANG up, see the results for yourself in this fast-paced highlight clip:


Previously:

Grand Theft Auto Online Spring Updates

Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club


Running out of space to store all your vehicles or just looking for another place to chill? You’ll soon be able to own multiple properties in GTA Online as part of the forthcoming High Life Update.

Get ready for lots of exciting Grand Theft Auto Online updates to be added throughout the spring and beyond. Here's a brief rundown of some of the new content, features, and enhancements that you can expect to see barreling down the La Puerta Freeway in the months to come.
 
SPRING GAME UPDATES
 
Capture Creator: Coming next week, the Creator community will be able to make their own original customized Capture Jobs and add to the over 3.5 million (and counting) player-created Deathmatches and Races currently available on Social Club. Strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, set location, and tweak tons of other variables to make your own unique Capture Job for others to take on. We will also be reviewing your homemade Capture creations to stamp standout experiences as Rockstar Verified.
 
The High Life Update: The High Life Update will allow you to expand your foothold in Los Santos with new high-end apartment options, the powerful Bullpup Rifle, new wardrobe items, the Dinka Thrust motorcycle and three new lavish cars to choose from, including the Super class Pegassi Zentorno. The High Life Update will also feature the debut of multi-property ownership in GTA Online, which means you'll be able to own two distinct properties (with garages) simultaneously. All this plus the new Mental State player statistic, which is designed to let you see just how passive or psychotically unhinged fellow players in your session really are, and a slew of new Jobs.
 
Heists: Coming this spring to Grand Theft Auto Online, team up with your most trusted Crew members or with random other mercenaries in Grand Theft Auto Online to pull off cooperative Heist Missions for glory and profit. We know many in the GTA Online community have been looking forward to this update — stay tuned for much more information to come.
                                                      
And later this year, look for even more additions to both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, including more holiday-themed updates, some very exciting Story Mode DLC and much more.
 
The new Dewbauchee Massacro and Pegassi Zentorno racing down West Eclipse Blvd.
 
CONTINUING REFINEMENTS BASED ON YOUR FEEDBACK
 
Ever since the launch of GTA Online, we've been continuously monitoring how the community is playing the game as well as all player feedback sent to us at our GTAOnline@rockstargames.com address to see what you’re liking, disliking, and what should be addressed in upcoming GTA Online Title Updates.
 
A recent update addressed an issue that we saw with the way motorcycles and bikes handled while in the air. As it turned out, many members of the GTA stunting community were disappointed to discover that this fix made pulling off certain popular bike tricks and stunts virtually impossible, so we're going to be restoring the original in-air motorcycle/bike physics in an upcoming Title Update. In general, we are open to keeping unintended ‘glitches’ in the game if players enjoy them and they aren’t causing any negative impact to gameplay or fairness in any way.
 

Renowned GTA stuntman Kwebbelkop upon hearing about our plans to roll back the handling update.
 
There are many other ongoing improvements to expect as we continue to dedicate attention towards refining and ensuring the most fair and fun experience possible for everyone. In upcoming Title Updates and via dynamic tuning, you can expect: 
 
  • The addition of a 'Non-Contact' option for Races. This will allow you to play standard Races with collisions disabled between player vehicles. Other players will appear as semi-transparent and you'll still be able to collide with non-player traffic, structures and other scenery, but this mode - for those who want to play it - will eliminate the "rubbing is racing" mentality that some wish to avoid.
  • Players will be able to call Lester and have him tell his cop buddies to turn a blind eye to any crime you may or may not be committing for a short period of time.
  • As a reward for players who leave feedback on Jobs, there will be some bonus RP granted every time a player likes or dislikes content after playing it. 
  • GTA$ payouts will be increased when completing Parachute, Races, Deathmatches and LTS Jobs with less than 4 players. 
  • As part of our ongoing commitment to target cheaters and keep the game as fair as possible, we are closing RP exploits and will be adjusting the RP totals of players who we know for certain to have gained illegitimate RP by cheating. Your RP will only be adjusted if you participated in mods, hacks, DNS redirects, manipulation of cloud files, or other similarly nefarious behavior. If you grinded short legitimate missions or otherwise gained a small amount of RP without modding, your RP should not be affected by this correction.
  • We’ll be fixing the issue where players who had upgraded personal vehicles prior to Title Update 1.10 were only able to sell them for $10,000.

These are just a few of the ongoing tweaks and enhancements in the works — and as mentioned above, we are interested in hearing what YOU want to see, so please hit us up and let us know what you'd like to see added to the world of Grand Theft Auto Online.

 
The Bullpup Rifle, coming soon to Ammu-Nation.

(Updated) Grand Theft Auto Online: Maintenance Period

Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club, Support

Update Jan 16 – We’re happy to report this maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience.

Grand Theft Auto Online will be down for maintenance beginning tonight at 9PM Eastern Time through tomorrow, Thursday January 16th. We expect to be back up within 24 hours. Apologies for the inconvenience.

GTAV Soundtrack News: Behind the Scenes with Electronic Musician, Plus Score Updates Coming to GTA Online

Posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Music


Tyler the Creator and Woody Jackson from the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack and score recording sessions.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN
 
Electronic Musician is one of the most respected industry magazines in the world of modern music production and their current March issue cover story offers an in-depth look behind the scenes of the making of the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. Featuring interviews with Rockstar as well as with score composers Woody Jackson, Alchemist and Oh No alongside some of the artists who created original songs specifically for the in-game radio stations like Flying Lotus and Chain Gang of 1974, their 6-page piece (Grand Theft Auto V: Crafting Epic Game Music from Soundtrack to Score) goes deep into the process behind every aspect of creating the game's music.
 
“Composers were assigned to each of the game protagonists to create their signature scores. Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese created De Santa’s score, Alchemist and Oh No for Clinton’s score, and [Woody] Jackson created Philips’ score. But the music heard at any point during the course of the game or on The Score disc is an amalgamation of the composers’ sounds in a true collaboration. The score kicks in when a mission starts; it is delineated from the radio station music by shifts in action such as getting out of the car and having a conversation with another character. The score reacts to gameplay throughout the mission: Eight music stems function as tracks within a song…
 
Oh No and I were trying to wrap our heads around how this is going to work’ says The Alchemist. ‘Each time you play the game, things are going to happen differently. It wasn’t so much about the automation of it, but about creating stems that were interesting… It was different from making your own album because as an artist, being stubborn, it’s got to go one way or you can’t deal with it. It was good to have a task. You just have to deal with it. In the end, it was a trust thing.”
 
For both GTA fans and serious music junkies, the full article (which is only available on newsstands) has got tons of detail on everything from the studio band whose jam session recordings were sourced to create original electronic orchestration, to a specific list of instruments and production tools that were used, and from composition to radio station track selection, right down to the technique behind DJ Shadow's work producing songs for the final score album.
 
 
BRAND NEW MUSICAL SCORE UPDATES COMING TO GRAND THEFT AUTO ONLINE
 
As part of the ongoing content updates and evolution of the Grand Theft Auto Online experience, we’re also adding to the already massive original musical score that is heard exclusively Online. Modes such as Survival, Deathmatch as well as your own custom-made Creator Jobs will all be complemented with an updated range of never-before-heard unreleased instrumental music from the original scoring sessions by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, Alchemist and Oh No.
 
Check out a special preview of just a bit of the new instrumentation you can expect to hear that will be added to the game next month.
 

 
NEW MUSIC FROM GTAV SOUNDTRACK ARTISTS
 
Finally, a special shout to some of the GTAV soundtrack’s alumni who’ve recently put out brand new music worth checking out. 
 
The gentlemen of Favored Nations (“The Set Up”) have a brand new single and video out entitled “Regular Pussy” that’s, as you’d expect, an ode to the joys of having a loyal housecat.
 
Alchemist and Prodigy have recently released the deluxe ‘P=MC²’ edition of their acclaimed Albert Einstein album with four new tracks added to the hard-edged and dark 2013 masterpiece.
 
Chain Gang of 1974 (who are also interviewed in the above Electronic Musician article about the making of their original soundtrack tune “Sleepwalking”) have released their new album entitled Daydream Forever. The album includes as a digital bonus a ‘reimagined’ Dawn Golden Remix of “Sleepwalking”.

And Freddie Gibbs (heard on Radio Los Santos with his "Still Livin'" and also on BJ the Chicago Kid's "Smokin' and Ridin'") and renowned producer Madlib have just released their new collaborative album, Pinata. You may have caught Freddie live on the Rockstar Twitch stream last weekend as he took part in a special edition GTA Online Crew Battle against Hot 97's Hip Hop Gamer - if you missed it, you can catch an archive here. We also gave away signed copies of Pinata to some lucky Twitter followers along with GTAV tees and stickers. Definitely keep an eye out throughout the spring and summer for more live-streaming GTA Online Crew Battles featuring GTAV soundtrack members and other special guests.

 

Crew Noticeboard: The Bomb Squad NNA, Live It Wild, Vice City Crime Mob and Others Now Recruiting

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

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column here at the Newswire where Crews looking for new members get their recruitment pitches published in their own words, for all to see.

We've found that quite a few Crews featured in previous Noticeboards (Psycho Anarchy, the four wolves and Highired Killas - to name a few) have seen substantial growth since being featured, so without further ado - here's the latest round-up including a colorful mix of Vice City nostalgists, bomb-bastic Squads, Crews with Cult-ish followings and more...

Hit the jump to read the latest Crew Noticeboard

Fan Art & Snapmatic Pics: GTA Online Homages to Classic Movie Scenes, Fratuzzi's "Humans of Los Santos" Series, Epic Panoramas and More

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

The latest collection of GTA and Rockstar-inspired pics and original fandom artwork features some spot-on re-enactments of classic movie scenes and album covers, a pair of epically constructed landscape panoramas, some undeniably cute drawings of GTAV characters including paparazzo Beverly and young Franklin playing with puppy Chop – and lots more.

As always, if you've got something great you think deserves to be shared here at the Newswire, make sure to send it our way via Mouthoff and follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all the latest official pics.


"That plane's dusting crops where there ain't no crops." With buddy merrymint behind the stick of the Duster, _zdah_ awesomely recreated this famous scene from the Hitchcock classic North by Northwest right down to Roger Thornhill's signature grey suit and shared it on Reddit.

Also seen on Reddit, wheresmycokehoney answered the challenge to recreate a movie scene in GTA Online with this shot of Vincent and Mrs. Wallace from Pulp Fiction.


M8_NUMERO_UNO and friend qel_droma_blood sent us their remake of Pink Floyd's album cover for the classic Wish You Were Here LP, using Snapmatic and a little post-production photo editing to stage the iconic shot. Shine on, you crazy diamonds!



Snapmatic ace FunDwayno took these absolutely gorgeous panoramas capturing the lights of Los Santos and the calm of Blaine County. You'll definitely want to click the images above to see them in full resolution. 


Smokin' and ridin', smokin' and ridin'... We can't tell whether jBhIpS (aka ILYA aka the prolific and creative Ferino Design) and his buddy are speeding away from trouble or towards it in this one, but judging from the bloodstained Business attire of the fella riding shotgun, they're not out for a Sunday drive.


Inspired by the Humans of New York photography project, Redditor fratuzzi created this excellent Humans of Los Santos Snapmatic series, adding touching quotes to tell often bizarre and tragic imagined stories of various Los Santos pedestrians. Check out parts 1, 2 and 3.

Person of the Year? Only an outlet like 'CRIME' magazine would choose Trevor Philips for such an accolade. This spoof magazine cover by Japanese deviantARTist newjackal7 shows the man of the hour looking characteristically pleased as punch about it.


 


Another gem from artist Misia, recently featured for her vintage comic strip of GTAV characters, here showing off adorable caricatures of Trevor, Michael and Franklin's original and extra-crispy custom looks.
 


Buns aka Fetus on Tumblr references a popular puppy pic and rewinds the clock for this sweet imagining of a young Franklin and his puppy Chop in simpler times.
 


 


Talented artist and big time GTAV fan Sarah Ann Kirby sketches out one of the rarer characters in the fandom artwork world, Los Santos paparazzo Beverly – saying “Beverly is a slimy little a*****e but he’s so likeable; in a cute, annoying way <3”.


Swedish artist Jennifer Carlsson, AKA Yankeestyle94 on deviantART, specializes in pencil portraiture (check out her jaw-dropping photo-realistic sketch of a 1980s Madonna) - and here she pays tribute to Rockstar with this graphite montage of GTAV, Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire. It took her 21 hours in total to create the detailed piece - check out a sped up YouTube Video of it all coming together.

 

Previously:
Radiopappa’s GTAV Bullworth Alternate Universe, Plus Spirit Animals, GTA Online Comic Strips, Helpful Maps and More
The GTAV Art of Morgenty and Saskia, Stunning B&W Landscapes from Dead End Thrills and More 
A Study of Trevor in Wool, Los Santos Noire and Tributes to GTA San Andreas
 

New GTAV Gear at the Rockstar Warehouse: Limited Edition Golf Club, Gold Bar USB Drive, T.P.I Tee

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* W | Filed Under: Games, Rockstar

Today, three new products have been added to the  Grand Theft Auto V Collection at the Rockstar Warehouse:


 

GTA V Iron: Limited Edition Golf Club
With less than 1,000 units produced this limited edition Grand Theft Auto V Iron makes a nice conversation piece and is also a sturdy 5-iron that can handle those tough, mid-range approach shots. It features the familiar “V” branding on its head and a Rockstar Logo on its grip.

 


 

GTAV Gold Bar USB Drive
Snag some encrypted info on the go with this golden hued 2GB USB flash drive featuring a retractable USB that is extended via a slider on the bottom. The bar is cast in a weighty zinc alloy and features molded Grand Theft Auto V and Rockstar Logos on its front. 

 


 

GTAV Trevor Philips Industries Tee
Nervous Ron and Trevor are working hard to grow Trevor Philips Industries. To look the part of a diligent employee consider rocking this soft grey 100% cotton tee featuring a small T.P.I logo on the front and the full “Trevor Philips Industries” logo just below the neck line on the back.

 

Also Available at the Rockstar Warehouse:
Grand Theft Auto V Collection | Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Collection | Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Collection

Snapmatic and Sweeps Winners, Stream Highlights and More from the Business Weekend Social Club Event

Posted on March 24 2014, 10:59am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club


A special mini-trailer of the new Business Update sports cars, guns, gear and Vestra plane that we shared on Instagram to kick off the Event Weekend. Make sure you're following us on IG to see exclusive pics and clips like this as they happen.
 

The white collar criminals of Los Santos were out in full force for some corporate warfare and to take advantage of limited-time perks during The Business Weekend Social Club Online Event. Dressed for success in The Business Update's brand new attire and wielding high-powered assets like the new Heavy Pistol and the sleek Special Carbine, jetsetters took to the skies with the super-fast Buckingham Vestra for bonus GTA$ rewards in Air Races. By land, they cut some sharp corners for Bonus RP rewards with the aid of the new Albany Alpha, Dinka Jester and Grotti Turismo R and made a point to acquire the special Bonus Event Crate Drops that were falling five times more often in the LS Financial District with free weaponry, RP boosts and more. Beyond those practical benefits of earning bonus cash and commodities, read on for highlights of the Event Weekend's featured live streams, and winners of both the #BUSINESS Snapmatic Contest and the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes.


THE ROCKSTAR BROADCAST LIVE STREAM

We kicked off a weekend full of Business Event live streams with our own Rockstar broadcast on YouTube, Twitch and at the Social Club Events page. If you missed it when it aired live, you can watch an archive presentation right here:



Just a few highlights during the over 2-hour show:

(00:21:07) "Business Trip" Race - A Land Race from the outskirts of the city directly into the busiest part of the LS grid. Check out the low-profile lift ability of the Turismo R as it literally launches the competition off the road. Props to STONERxSTEVE of the Misfits 138 Motorcycle Club Crew who came in first place.

(00:41:35) "Burn Your Bridges II" Air Race [00:41:35] - Navigating the treacherous turns and segues of this new Air Race with a surprisingly explosive finish none of us saw coming. We also impart a few of our own time-tested tips and strategies for expert piloting of the Vestra. Congrats to Joacim96 from theGTABase who soared into 1st place.

(00:49:49) "Dirt Track Derby" - We put N8thok's Verified Job through its paces in a short but sweet GTA Race mode. Turns out the strategically placed ramps around the track aren’t always designed to be your friend. Kudos to MrGTAVInformer for pulling out the win.

(01:06:40) Work It! The Business Weekend Fashion Show - Our friend, Twitch caster and in-studio guest Swiftor, hosted a special live fashion show showing off the new Business Update clothing in grand fashion. Fashion show contestants walked the Creator-made runway to get live critiqued by Rockstar and Swiftor - fashion victims got shot on sight whereas the chic-est contestants lived to sashay another day.

(01:29:55) "Townhall Trinity" - A cool new Capture mode Job near Townhall that put our Rockstar Dev 3 to the test, trying to prevail against some sneaky Capture point lurkers and using high positions for the advantage to take the win.   

(01:55:30) Deadly Hide & Seek at the Kortz Center Hedge Maze - Swifor and friends return for a little metagame of murderous hide-and-seek around the Kortz Center hedge maze. Rocking the new masks from the Business Update for full slasher flick effect. Watch out for some unlucky players who get snuck up on and find themselves on the wrong side of a melee attack.

(02:07:44) "Jet Setting" - Rockstar Dev 3 mans the Vestra through this challenging new Air Race - taking out competitors and twist-flipping an aggressive opponent. There’s an awesome 3-way photo finish at the end where 13nikita ekes out the W.  

(02:13:20) "Wiwang Park" - Rockstar Dev 2 gets a chance to shine, punching the Albany Alpha through a night time Race in Downtown Los Santos. Shout out to Traffickers Crew Leader Niko Anonamix who joined in on this one and also to iLewisGTA of the wandering Los Santos Free Roamers for getting the victory with signature toast aplomb.
 

You can also check out a few videos posted by some Social Club community stalwarts from their own perspectives while playing with us on the Rockstar Broadcast stream including MrGTAVInformer playing new Land Races “The City Commute” and Air Race “Burn Your Bridges II”;  German Scientist playing the new Air Race “Jet-setting” with a fleet of Vestras; and iLewisGTA playing “Burn Your Bridges II”, and winning the new Race “Wiwang Park.”

 

FEATURED WEEKEND GUEST STREAMS

HikeTheGamer on his YouTube channel HikePlays getting into some risky Business with his massive Crew family.

Garrett Sutton aka RedRobinz from JoblessGamers got his live play on hosting some free roam hijinks and taking on official new Jobs such as "Business Trip" and "The City Commute". 


A big shout to the special guest casters from the community who did their own Business Event Weekend live streams. In addition to some awesome streams hosted by HikeTheGamer and Garrett Sutton above…

DomIsLive of the Devastation Crew got into GTA Online Jobs with fans

Mattophobia and SuperM737 from The Procrastinators Crew went live for some free roam fun, Gang Attacks and a new Air Race, "First Class

Twitch caster Spamfish was hollering "It's Business Time!" all weekend, going online for some epic 5+ hour sessions

And Dat SaintsFan got together with Garrett from JoblessGamers to do a special edition of their Squadcast series discussing why they consider The Business Update to be their favorite update to GTA Online thus far.
 

#BUSINESS SNAPMATIC COMPETITION WINNERS

Over the Business Event Weekend, we challenged all Snapmatic shutter-bugs out there to tag their best shots with the hashtag #BUSINESS to show off their most creative, awesome and beautifully composed moments featuring any of the new cars, guns, aircraft, gear or Jobs from The Business Update. Our five favorites below have been awarded GTA$1M in in-game prize money, as well as the exclusive 'BUSINESS' in-game vanity license plate so that they can always roll around Los Santos like a boss.

DuPz0r and the classy fellas from the iGrandTheftAuto Crew sported the new Business Update attire outfits to pay homage to Ron Burgundy and company, looking ready for a good old fashioned reporter rumble outside of the Daily Globe news offices (minus the trident, of course).

pixelpuss1 and the ladies of Pussi Riot once again dress to impress with this amazing gender-bending in-game droogs cos-play, menacingly strolling through the tunnel with bats in tow looking for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

"Spaced Out Vintage Style" by TinklyMage is a perfectly timed and impeccably composed action shot of a couple of unlucky Businessmen who seem to have taken a wrong turn somewhere in their brand new red Grotti Turismo R. Hope they packed an extra 'chute for that kind of hang-time or it'll be a nasty trip to Sandy Shores Medical Center.

A très chic bit of fashion photography by Rolli Master showing off the latest haute couture from the Business Update collection. The model is wearing a smart looking Houndstooth Pencil skirt set off nicely with this season’s hottest accessory, a nail-polish pink customized Special Carbine.

GTAPhotographers Lieutenant, loudgarden used the meme creator feature and one of the new Metal Warrior masks included in the Business Update to pay homage to the legendary (and GTA soundtrack alumnus) MF Doom.

SNAPMATIC HONORABLE MENTIONS

It certainly wasn't easy to narrow our final selections down this go round but we'd like to honorably mention a few other standout Snapmatics including the cheeky Trump-tastic "You're Fired" by Ayreon01 (who made our honorable mention honor roll last time as well -  keep at it!);  a carefully crafted bullet-time message by Workinonit.; and a coolly-compositioned snap entitled "Serious Business" by Bleubite.


LOS SANTOS BETTER BUSINESS SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

Congratulations to the lucky five Grand Prize Winners of the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes: -EDDS-, IncognitoOnyxLV, CaptainRedstone, supercoolguy1137 and AARON_D20 all won the super rare Trevor Philips Industries tee and Merryweather Security camouflage cap plus a GTAV sticker pack. We're still in the midst of confirming some of the runners-up to win GTAV tees and stickers so be sure to check the inboxes of whatever email you have linked to your Social Club account (and also be sure you have your most actively used email linked to your account too so you don't miss these notifications).


MARKET CLOSING

Remember, all the Business content will continue to remain available to obtain in-game indefinitely and can be kept for good upon in-game purchase.

Stay tuned as we’ll have more news soon about the next update for GTA Online, as well as news about more in-game rewards and bonuses, Event Weekends, Snapmatic competitions and Crew versus Crew battles.
 

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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