Rockstar Editor Contest: Create the Official Music Video for “Leave” by Wavves

Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Music, Social Club, Games

Calling all budding directors of Vinewood: You've had several weeks to get to grips with the Rockstar Editor (and we've seen some mighty fine works published already) - and now's the time to pitch your editing skills against the rest of the Grand Theft Auto V PC community with the inaugural Rockstar Editor video contest. This is your chance to create the official music video for the track "Leave" by Wavves, off the Alchemist & Oh No Present: Welcome To Los Santos album and the new in-game radio station The Lab.


THE CREATIVE BRIEF

You may have heard the lads from Wavves on your Los Santos radio dial as the hosts of Vinewood Boulevard Radio or caught them recently when they guested on the Rockstar Games live stream. Now, Wavves have commissioned the Social Club community to create their official music video for "Leave". Wavves themselves along with Rockstar Games will be reviewing the finalists and deciding who wins, so here's a bit of direction on what they are looking for:

The song is about leaving a bad situation. Whether that means a criminal enterprise or activity, or a bad romantic relationship, or something else entirely is up to you to interpret as the music video director. Just have fun with it and don’t be afraid to get a little weird along the way. 

To fire your creative juices, here's the track for you to listen to:




THE PRIZES

As well as the prestige of having your masterpiece selected as the track's official music video, the grand prize winner will receive a custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse both of which come laser engraved with the Rockstar Editor logo as well as your own personal Social Club ID to make it a truly one-of-a-kind bit of kit. 

The G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard features ultra-responsive mechanical keys and Logitech’s Intelligent Illumination. Fully supported by GTAV PC, the backlit keys match the signature color of the character you’re playing as while in Story Mode dynamically (blue for Michael, green for Franklin, orange for Trevor), the function keys flash red and blue when you have a Wanted Level, and a custom profile can be setup to backlight only the relevant keys while using the Rockstar Editor. The G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse features 11 programmable buttons, customizable weight and five selectable DPI settings, from headshot-precise 200 DPI targeting to lightning-fast 12,000 DPI maneuvers.

As if that's not enough, the Winner also receives a deluxe prize pack of awesome official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card at the Rockstar Warehouse - which can be used on anything currently available, including rounding out your Rockstar Digital Download collection, expanding your Rockstar wardrobe, or upgrading your GTA Online vehicle fleet with a Megalodon Shark Card.

Two runners-up will each receive a $100 Rockstar Warehouse gift card and a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear.

The winner and the two runners-up will also be featured here at the Rockstar Newswire.


HOW TO ENTER

Entering the competition is easy. Simply create a video in the Rockstar Editor using GTAV PC and publish it to Rockstar Games Social Club via the in-game menu. From there, head to the My Videos page on Social Club, and tag your video with the word "leave" to enter it into the contest. A few important points:

  • The video must feature the song "Leave" by Wavves as its soundtrack, and only that song.
  • Your video must be between 3 and 5 minutes in length.
  • The video must be published to Rockstar Games Social Club and tagged with the word 'leave' between now and 11:59pm ET on June 8th to be eligible.
  • For legal reasons, only residents of certain countries are eligible to win.
  • 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.

UNLOCKABLE T-SHIRT FOR EVERY EDITOR (REDEEMED THIS JUNE)

Even if you don't win, every Social Club member worldwide who uploads any video to Social Club (not just entries in the competition) during the contest period will unlock an in-game t-shirt bearing the logo of the Vinewood blockbuster hit The Loneliest Robot in Great Britain. Please note that the t-shirt will be awarded after the contest ends in early June, so please don't expect it to appear as soon as you upload a video! And for those who haven't seen it yet, The Loneliest Robot in Great Britain is on an extended run at the Tivoli, Ten Cent and Oriental Theatres in downtown Los Santos right now.

Wavves 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 this June.

Void in certain countries and where prohibited. See www.rockstargames.com/socialclub/events/contests for official rules and eligibility details.
 

Crew Cut: The Top Street Racers on PC, Crew Joyriding with the Rockstar Editor & More

Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In this latest edition of the Crew Cut, we take a look at the top performing racing Crews in these first few weeks of PC release, as well as the activities of some quite unique squads such as the Heist-themed Lufthansa Collective, plus Crews utilizing the Rockstar Editor to showcase their adventures and more.
 

TOP PC RACING CREWS


Members of 2ch PCA, currently the #1 PC racing Crew, at one of their regular car meetups.

Since last month's release of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online for PC, elite Crews have been off to the Races, hopping in their customized rides and racking up wins to prove who are the most feared street racers of the latest generation to invade Los Santos.

We can report that as of press time, the top racing Crew on PC is Japan's 2ch PCA led by H_I_R_O with an astounding 7,091 wins amongst their 854 members. 2CPC are also proper car enthusiasts - frequently posting car meetups on their Steam page and they're also collectively responsible for hundreds of Creator Races including the recently published “SHUA” on PC by member HyyyAngYi which has already racked up over 300 plays in just about one week’s time.

Ranked second, and not by far, are Axe X Executioner with 6,199 wins. Created by RaymondWai and with a leadership of Lieutenants who all hail from Hong Kong, AXER also have numerous Creator Races under their belt (check out the popular PC Job "100" by Lymark).

Rounding out the top 3 worldwide racing Crews is Taiwanese Fraternity with 5,769 wins. Led by Phoenix_Kuo, TWFC maintain a Crew social page on popular Taiwanese gaming site gamer.com.tw and also are responsible for some very popular custom Races. Lieutenant Joker68ui most notably has crafted a Land Race called “刷勝場” with an amazing 4.2K plays in just a few days since being published.

Might we see an all-Asia battle for supremacy between these proud Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan based racing Crews? Time – and the global leaderboards – will tell.
 

THE HEIST-THEMED LUFTHANSA COLLECTIVE


Gangsters take selfies too. Lufthansa Collective Representative seb_85 incriminates himself with some Crewmates in the background.

Any fan of Goodfellas worth their salt remembers its dramatic depiction of the well-connected crew behind the infamous Lufthansa heist. Social Club's MrRuggiero recently wrote in to boast about his Lufthansa Collective (ZIPS), a roleplaying mafia Crew named after the biggest cash heist in American history.

Founded this past January, ZIPS seem to have been casing Los Santos just in time to pull off those five big scores you may have heard about. And – like budding Scorseses – they’ve been quick to document their Heist exploits cinematically as you can check out in the video below. Catch up with these friends of ours at their Crew page or at lufthansacollective.clanwebsite.com – just don’t forget your shine box.


 

THE ELITE SHRED BMX TEAM

Founded just shy of one year ago, the elite SHRED BMX TEAM has garnered renown as one of the most elite BMX collectives in the stunting scene. “The top BMX riders, racers and creators on PS and PC” as their official Motto states, is backed up with proof-in-the-pudding team-tages of amazing footage as seen in the video above, and Crew Leader sbmxplex has stacked SBMX to the brim and forged alliances with some of the most talented BMXers and Crews out there even boasting such legends as Freestyle BMX’s Crew Leader erasableninja and Evolve Stunting’s BMX stunting pioneer FishyDizzle. And if you’re looking for some great Creator Races, tailored and tuned specifically to be played with bikes, you’ll do well to browse the SHRED team’s collection knowing that Crew members are always making and perfecting some awesome ones together.


THE ARTFUL HEISTERS: CRAZY BLAMMERS

The Crazy Blammers (SNAP) were founded on the eve of GTA Online’s launch, September 30th 2013 and the tight-knit 18-man Crew are still going strong especially as a well-oiled machine taking down Heists together.

Crew Leader, UK-based artist Matthew Hogben aka HoggyHogben, celebrated SNAP’s criminal exploits with the fun bit of Heist Crew art seen above showing everything from their mission briefings to their fiery getaways and sky-piercing aerial maneuvers. As Hoggy states at deviantART, “The Heists on GTA Online are just amazing so I had to do some fan art for it with me and my Crew, the Crazy Blammers. Feel free to join my Crew at: http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/crazy_blammers.”


FROM DEL PERRO TO SANTA MONICA WITH THE VICE CITY CRIME MOB IRL

It's always amazing to see Crews who not only bond on the streets, beaches and countrysides of southern San Andreas – but who wind up forming true friendships in real life. There are some highly-respected Crews out there known for being just as tight IRL as in GTA Online such as Hillbilly Agenda and Merryweather IMF - and now add to that list the thriving Vice City Crime Mob (VCCM). We recently gave them a recruitment nod at the Crew Noticeboard especially in light of their well-organized Heists sessions, and seeing this post and photoset at the vicegamers.com Crew website from Rep nikkievercetti will really get you in the feels:

“About a year ago I joined VCCM on PS3 (as Sabrotage) and I instantly felt very welcome and at home in this Crew. I loved playing the game and felt lucky to find myself in a community full of mature and fun players. At the time I didn't know that the game or the Crew would have such an impact on my life.

After joining I met a bunch of great people including @King Duncan [aka King_Duncan_VII] who at the time was KiddKash. Over the last year he has become my very best friend in the world. It's no secret that we're often partners in crime in the game but we also became super close in ‘real life’. I was extremely fortunate to get the opportunity to fly across the country (From Maine to California, literally across the whole country haha) to meet him last week. We hung out in the real world Los Santos of LA and had a blast.

The whole thing made me think about how insanely lucky I was to happen upon this Crew in a promotional subreddit and to become a part of this group. We may have different play styles or preferences, I may not always make it to events, but this Crew has given me several amazing and lasting friendships and provided a very necessary escape for me from real world drama and tragedy. GTA is just a video game but this crew is a family in its own way and I just wanted to make a mushy post to let you all know how grateful I am that I found it, all of you, and my best friend. Thanks for being an awesome Crew. :]”
 

THE FULL LEATHER JACKETS JOYRIDE WITH THE ROCKSTAR EDITOR

Longtime Social Club member berduu and members of his Full Leather Jackets captured some of that Crew magic in "Joyridin'" - a Rockstar-Editor-powered video (one of many recent fine creations from the prolific berduu aka Berdu on YouTube) documenting a beautiful day spent BMXing with FLJC, enjoying the San Andreas sunshine and the simple pleasures of stopping to smell the flowers (or pound the Piswasser as it were). As berduu puts it, "Ain't nothing like riding with your boys."


Previously:
The New Wave of Motorcycle Clubs, Crew Battle Report and More
Tournament Time, Crews in Real Life and More
The Flight Crew Special

Fan Art: Using the Rockstar Editor to Make Stunning Spherical Panoramas and More

Posted 3 weeks ago | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

Having seen the Rockstar Editor for GTAV PC used to make incredible creative videos, some cunning digital artists have also been utilizing the Editor's tools to create spectacular still images as well. We've featured two Editor artists immediately below, and also read on for some edgy GTA Online character illustrations, pixel-perfect in-game bullet art and impressive IRL ink as well.


"The World is Yours" by Berduu

A fish-eye lens from a birds-eye view captures the curves of Los Santos in this spherical spectacle, stitched together by Berduu from around 200 separate shots captured while floating over the city in the Rockstar Editor. With the sun shimmering in the horizon, mountains and skyscrapers rise through the heights to really give the impression that you're on top of the world. This piece has also been inspiring others to try their hand at the technique such as Quantum_Logic on Steam. Check out Berduu's GTAV and Rockstar Games collection on Flickr for more skillfully crafted moments, including a portrait of our man T.P. that proved worthy of the coveted Reddit front page.


"Rainy Nights" by YOLOLOLOLO420

Redditor YOLOLOLOLO420 also used the Rockstar Editor to create this incredible street scene, with the distant haze of city lights and worn roads under the slick of fresh rain looking super photo-realistic. The image was created via short recorded footage put through the Editor, then fine-tuned with camera, manual focus and lighting settings. This shot, and eight others, were created specifically as mobile phone wallpapers which you can find at DeviantArt or Imgur.


"Sticky Bomb" by Josh Bruce

Josh Bruce aka InkByte sums up the destructive impact of a well-timed explosion in this original poster paying homage YouTuber JackSepticEye and the popular weapon of choice for the merry pranksters of Los Santos.


"Heist" by im0chan

In first-person view, im0chan perfectly captures the breathless final moments of a GTA Online Heist as her comrades dash towards the extraction point to escape in the hovering chopper. Using a minimalist Art Nouveau style, the blue and orange of the sky and desert dominate but it is the fine detail of the wildflowers, wisps of hair and smoking chopper that really help Imo bring the scene to life.


"Chillin' Wit Da Homies" by Carlos Dattoli

From the tattoos and the statement tees, to the square-set muscle car, CarlosDattoliArt and his GTA Online pals are making the Los Santos storm drain their own.


"Gipsy" by Juan Bris

Brix's GTA Online character, Gipsy fixes a cool blue gaze over a pair of Aviators, channeling that Los Santos retro vibe. More sketches of the mesmerizing Gipsy can be found at Brix's Behance gallery.


"David Darko" by Sheridan Johns

Commissioned by a friend to do a GTAV style portrait, digital illustrator Sheridan Johns' David Darko has it all - right down to the blood-specked wad of bills and the ready-steady baseball bat.  

"Grand Theft Auto V Wallpaper" by Philippe Siqueira

Grove Street life is paused for a reflective moment in this original wallpaper by Philippe Siqueira AKA philippesiq with a hand-drawn touch in lines and colors.  


"Chop" by VaultScout

In the popular GTAV fandom tradition of adorable Chop art, VaultScout here shows that when Chop's not busy earning his daily chow, he's straight chilling.

Bold strokes, blocks of red and fine inking make for an impressive almost avant-garde looking Red Dead Redemption tattoo from drewgovantattooist.

Sariska's vision of Michelangelo’s iconic Creation of Adam takes GTAV Snapmatics into the classical arts era.

 

We've seen excellent bullet art before but EHOT_KOCMOHABT, takes it to another level of meticulous detail. From tigers and wolves to an edgy spin on the classic skull and crossbones, each image has been crafted with remarkable precision. For more of EHOT_KOCMOHABT's stylish bullet work (and meme creator art), check out his Snapmatic gallery.
 

Have you seen or created an exceptional bit of fan art or great Snapmatic photo that you'd like to share? Be sure to drop a link to it in the comments below for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to see via Mouthoff and we’ll check it out. And if you aren't already, make sure you're following us on Twitter, where we regularly share awesome community creations.
 

Previously:
Maze Bank Logo Sculpture, Tommy Vercetti as a Plushie & More
"A Hard Day's Heist", Homemade Los Santos Blueprint Map Skateboard Decks & More

Asked & Answered: The Rockstar Editor, GTA Online Updates, PC Mods and More

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

“The real question is: on what are we going to spend the money from the Heists? (For those who have practically everything)” – vens243
“What’s coming next [for GTA Online]…??” – Nilix
“Will there be more [Heists] added with future updates?” – carl0winer

To vens243 and others who are excited to show off their Heists spoils, beyond the many new vehicles and items that arrived to GTA Online as part of Heists, we are also working on another update coming soon that will feature some very cool new toys for you to enjoy and flaunt with your ill-gotten gains. For now, the screenshot above provides just a glimpse... For those asking for more Heists, please understand that Grand Theft Auto Online Heists were a tremendous undertaking so it’s not the sort of thing where we can easily create and publish additional Heists like other Job modes and missions. We are, however, working on other cool updates for GTA Online that you can expect over the coming months.


“I would like to use [the Rockstar Editor] but I’m on PS4. Hey Rockstar, can you do something please for PS4 players?” – Black_Pawn_01
“When’s [The Lab radio station] coming on next-gen consoles?” – GRUNSKY
“Is [The Lab radio station] ever gonna come out on PS4?” – sn3jku

The Rockstar Editor is an advanced tool requiring additional processing power so it would not be compatible with GTAV on the older systems, but we are currently working on a version tailored for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles – and we hope to release that sometime this summer, or as soon as it is ready. We are also planning to bring The Lab radio station to all four consoles in a forthcoming title update. Please stay tuned for more information.


“Will there be any more updates for [GTA Online] on Xbox 360?” – @ColtsPacersJosh

We want to support the older consoles with new content for as long as we possibly can. As we mentioned previously, we always knew there might be a point where we would reach the technical capacity of what the older generation of consoles can handle as each downloadable update requires additional memory both for assets and for additional scripting.  We have continued to optimize the entire game over time in order to squeeze as much memory as we possibly could out of the last-generation hardware and at some point, continuing to add content for those systems could cause the risk of instability to the game overall. As of now, we are planning on releasing the next big content update for all five systems and we will continue to squeeze as much as we possibly can onto them.


“Why is [Self Radio] not possible on PS3/PS4?” – Destroy_Ger
“How about creating something like that in PS4/3 and Xbox platforms?” – Osprey11
“Can you put this on PS4 or Xbox 1 at least?” – RayzRBlayde1229

The GTAV PC Self Radio experience that plays your personally curated playlist of mp3s in the game as a fully featured and properly integrated radio station just wouldn’t technically be possible on the consoles as it requires more than the consoles allow at this time.


“I’m having soo much fun with GTAV on the PC but I just have one question about it, how come you are not allowing mods for it?” - @ClarkMatthew63
“Will I get banned from GTA Online for using a FoV Mod or Oculus Rift mod?” - @Mattophobia

We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV.  Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods. Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.


“We want to play GTAV with joystick. Will you add joystick support for PC? There is a huge difference between gamepad and JS.” – @eniyikotuadam
“Just wondering if there’s a possibility of including joystick support for GTAV in any upcoming patches or updates?” – received via Mouthoff
“Rockstar friends, GTAV PC version would be significantly enhanced if players could use their steering wheels.” – received via Mouthoff

Thank you for the feedback! We understand that many PC players out there would like to see enhanced peripheral support for specialized controllers such as flight sim joysticks and steering wheels. No promises, but it is something we are investigating to see if possible in a future update.


“Can I play GTAV on my Mac?” – received via Mouthoff
“Why this game isn’t [available for] Mac?” – Jaalloav

While GTAV isn’t technically released for Mac, you can actually play the PC version on a Mac by running Windows 7 or 8 through Boot Camp. You can find instructions along with some other requirements over at Rockstar Support.


“Hi Rockstar! Please report these guys on YouTube who destroy your game. Look at all the cheats they promote in their videos… I’d be grateful for answers on what you plan to do with about this?” – Aleek94
“Okay, so I've let this slip under the carpet, but now I'm really starting to get pissed off with the whole situation. I can accept people grinding Capture or Rooftop Rumble, what I can't get over is the amount of people doing money and RP glitches, and the YouTubers who are feeding the community with them... I suggest you take action on the YouTubers who are promoting these glitches… they need dealing with, because they're the ones starting to destroy GTA Online...” – ilewisgta

We are tremendous fans of the vast majority of YouTube content that fans post using footage from our games – everything from original machinima movies to funny gameplay moments to hypnotizing time-lapses and so much more – but we obviously do not support or condone any videos that attempt to instruct people how to cheat their way towards illegitimate RP, counterfeit GTA$, duping vehicles without having earned them and other things along those lines that compromise the fairness of the game’s ranking and economy systems. We have a long-standing policy on posting copyrighted Rockstar Games material over at the Rockstar Support website, and to make things clearer on this front, we’ve just added a bulletpoint about this particular type of content there. Just like our other long-standing rules about not posting pre-release leaked footage, spoilers or entire in-game television content episodes – anyone who posts videos that encourage and promote ways to cheat your way towards gaining illegitimate RP or counterfeit in-game money or duplicating in-game items without having earned them may have their videos flagged for takedown with YouTube. Thank you again to everyone in the community (and especially the hardworking and creative GTA YouTube community!) for helping to bring this matter to our attention. Thanks also to everyone in the community for your ongoing efforts since the launch of GTA Online in reporting glitches, bugs and exploits to us via the Support website – it’s invaluable information that helps inform fixes in Title Updates and via dynamic tuning to help keep GTA Online as fair as possible for everyone.


“Are you guys doing anything to fix godmode/invisibility and unlimited ammo [in GTA Online]?” - @TacticalTaco5

Absolutely. We have always taken this issue very seriously and have people dedicated to addressing these problems when they arise. Unfortunately even a tiny minority of people cheating can have a negative impact on a larger population. In addition, solving this problem requires a different approach on each platform. We have been regularly rolling out fixes for specific exploits and tools to enable us to combat cheating with each patch and we are going to continue to do so. While it’s unrealistic to say we can solve the problem of cheating forever and for everyone, we believe we are making significant progress on this issue and we will continue to work aggressively to stop these griefers in their tracks as best we can.


Asked & Answered is a special feature here at the Rockstar Newswire rounding up a selection of popular frequently asked questions with official responses from Rockstar. Have another question for us? Feel free to send it to our attention at mouthoff@rockstargames.com where we can have a look for consideration in an upcoming edition. As a reminder, if you have suggestions specific to GTA Online, you can send them to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com and if you have a technical customer support question of any sort, please visit​ http://support.rockstargames.com and consult our knowledge base to find help.

GTAV PC Fan Videos: More Prime Cuts from the Rockstar Editor

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

We continue to see lots of impressive work by GTAV PC filmmakers with the Rockstar Editor. In addition to taking advantage of the Editor's robust suite of tools, some machinamists are even layering their own artistic flourish on top of their videos to give birth to some uniquely captivating creations. Here's a new round-up of videos that have caught our eye recently:


A World Of Possibilities created by The XXI

On our radar ever since the impressive 'Los Santos By Night', The XXI shows off just some of what's possible with the Rockstar Editor (along with his own, original and stylish retro 80's inspired custom text treatments).


GTA V - Super Clown by Boris the Blade

Thanks to a haunting score and some impressive cinematography, the maniacal actions of a super-powered, homicidal clown never looked so beautiful.


Trevor's Perfume by GTA Series Videos

Prolific video creators GTA Series Videos once again put the Editor through its paces - this time with a mock advert for a fragrance that's oh-so-Trevor. Featuring an operatic score, a monochrome filter and a sublimely spectacular cliff dive in elegant slow motion, this video evokes all the classic fragrance commercial clichés.


Hard Cash 2015 - GTAV Song by miracleofsound and DanzNewz

A collaboration between musician Gavin Dunne and YouTuber Danz Newz yields this well-executed tale of everybody's favorite mid-life crisis criminal. Even Mikey likes it...


WANTED created by RisingJake

RisingJake pumps up the action in this narrative-driven video of a criminal you don’t want to mess with. Leading off with a parachute drop that heads straight into a speedy police chase, peppered with fantastic mid-air slow-mos, it moves on from there to an epic jump from a Luxor jet and finishes with a smooth landing and one final incident ... all done with serious cool.

 

ALSO CHECK OUT:

TREVOR Vs. APE MUTANT (Superman Vs. Batman Parody) by Tara Arts Game: Set to the audio from the recent Batman vs. Superman trailer, this creation from Tara Arts teases the potential showdown between two beasts - Trevor and the enigmatic Ape Mutant.

Hi, I'm Trevor Philips. Welcome to Jackass by Abstract Mode: Fans of MTV's sophomoric stunt show should appreciate this homage, which features Sandy Shores' most-renowned Jackass taking his antics from the streets of Los Santos to the hills of Blaine County.

GTAV Map by miniwiSatN: Starting from the foyer of Michael's Rockford Hills home, this brief clip features some glorious views of Southern San Andreas - capturing everything from the mountain tops of Blaine County to the depths of the Zancudo River.

Reflections by Incredible91852Previously recognized Snapmatic photographer and video creator Incredible91852’s latest work shows off many of Los Santos and Blaine County's most dazzling reflections - pulsing neon lights, the ripples of the Salton sea, and all the reflective glory of a chrome Truffade Adder.
 

Share videos you've created in the comments below, or post ones from other creators that you find deserving of recognition. For tips and tricks on the GTAV PC Video Editor, make sure to check out the Tutorial page on Social Club.

 

Previously:
Rockstar Video Editor: The First Days
GTA Fan Vids: Bird Stunting, Things You Don’t See in Superhero Movies & More
Jaw-Dropping BMX Stunts from ErasableNinja, Santa Monica VS Del Perro POV and More

Rockstar Game Tips: Tailoring Your Settings and Controls in GTAV PC

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

Now that Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online have arrived on PC, players have been getting acquainted with the game's unique new features such as the Rockstar Editor video tool, experiencing Los Santos in glorious 4K at 60FPS, and diving into the game's deep menu of settings and customization options. To help you fine-tune, we've compiled a brief list below of just a few helpful tips to help you tailor Grand Theft Auto V's controls and settings to your desired PC gaming taste.

KEYBOARD CONTROLS

Finding some of the default controls aren't to your liking? The majority of the in-game controls are fully rebindable - meaning you can remap a command to whichever button best works for you. The one exception is menu navigation - most are bound to the cursor keys and WASD (forwards, left, backwards and right, respectively), Mouse 1/Enter to select and Mouse 2/Backspace/Esc to quit. 

You can also use the Esc button to Quit/Go Back in other menus and interfaces, such as on your iFruit phone. If no menu appears on screen then pressing Esc will pause the game, whereas the Right mouse button goes back in most menus. If you don't want to bind your extra mouse buttons, you can also try switching the mouse input mode to DirectInput.

The mouse wheel works in most menus for scrolling the selection up and down - you can also use this feature to scroll the entire menu up and down. To open the cheat code box, press the ~ key (key next to 1, or ¬ on non-US keyboards). Here, you can enter various cheat codes, including vehicle spawning, invincibility and others. It should be noted, however, that some non-US keyboards may require the shift key to be pressed too.

To confirm a GPS route in the interaction menu, click the left mouse when hovering over the left half of the GPS menu entry. The menu cursor will change to a pointing finger to show this is possible.

GAMEPADS

For those who prefer controllers over keyboards, you can use any XInput controller (for example, an Xbox 360 pad) to play - and some DirectInput controllers such as PS4 are supported as well. Most other DirectInput gamepads can be set to work with the game by using the 'Gamepad Calibration' feature in the gamepad menu.

VEHICLES

Here's what you need to know for customizing driving as well as flying controls in-game:

Flying controls use the numeric pad keys by default. If you don't have a numpad, you may use your mouse to fly or rebind the controls. If you find controlling vehicles with a mouse difficult, try adjusting the mouse sensitivity and auto-center settings. Also, note that your driving and flying ability is affected by your in-game character’s skill level.

By default, the game uses keyboard controls for driving and flying. To steer with the mouse instead, you can hold down the mouse override control (Default: left mouse). If you’d like to use mouse control without holding down a button, change the driving/flying/submarine control option from ‘Camera’ to ‘Vehicle'. At that point, holding the left mouse button will move the camera around instead of steering.

To stop the camera from auto-centering when driving vehicles in first person, set the ‘First Person Vehicle Auto-Center’ option to ‘Off’. If you prefer a bumper camera to the internal camera when driving in this mode, set the ‘First Person Vehicle Hood’ camera option to ‘Off’.

SHOPPING

When stocking your arsenal, you can use the mouse in Ammu-Nation to select items directly from the shelves. Simply click the mouse over the weapon you want to purchase or upgrade, hold the left mouse to inspect - moving your mouse will rotate the weapon. To get a good look around, move the mouse to the edge of your screen. The mouse can be used to move the camera in the other shops and wardrobes as well as some other menus - just hold the left button when the hand-shaped pointer appears, then move the mouse.

MOBILE PHONE

To make calls, find/accept missions and Jobs, browse the web and more, you can operate your in-game iFruit phone almost entirely with the mouse buttons and wheel. By default, the middle mouse will open your phone, while the scroll wheel will move the highlight around. Left mouse accepts the current item, while right mouse cancels / goes back. These controls may be remapped as well.

WEAPONS

The mouse wheel behaves differently in the weapon wheel depending whether that button is held down or not. If it's not pressed then the mouse wheel scrolls through the current set of weapons, but if it is, the mouse wheel cycles through the available weapons in the highlighted slot. To instantly select a weapon, press the weapon selection keys (Default: 0-9). The first press selects the first weapon in the slot, further presses cycle through the weapons in that slot. Especially useful in first person view, you can zoom or switch to iron sights while aiming by scrolling the scroll wheel.

CHARACTER SWITCH

Switching between characters can be done directly using the character switch shortcut keys (Default F5 - F8). To switch in Freemode, hold a shortcut switch key to open the character wheel with the relevant character selected and release. In missions where switching is supported, just tap the appropriate shortcut key to instantly switch to that character.

GTA ONLINE

Here are some general controls tips pertaining to GTA Online:

  • To point in the same direction you're looking, press the 'point at' key (Default: B).
  • Perform your character’s Quickplay action by pressing the ‘special ability’ key (Default: Caps Lock). You can set up the Quickplay action in the Interaction Menu (Default: M).
  • Text chat is available to chat to your team (Default: T) or everyone in the session (default: Y).
  • Voice chat options can be configured from the Voice Chat section of the Settings menu. The default key for ‘push to talk’ is ‘N’.
  • Weapons and ammo can be dropped by using the F9 and F10 keys - no need to open the weapon wheel on PC.

ROCKSTAR EDITOR

Many of you have already been channeling your inner auteur and utilizing the new Rockstar Editor to create movie-making magic. To activate/deactivate the various recording modes without opening the character switch menu, press the Rockstar Editor shortcut keys (Default F1, F2, F3).

Stay tuned for more tips coming soon on film-making techniques using the Rockstar Editor tool.
Feel free to give a shout here in comments below on any particular aspects you may need tips with and very likely a fellow player and Editor in the Social Club community may be able to help advise or even help collaborate in your production.


Previous Rockstar Game Tips:
GTA Online Adversary Modes
Scaling Up to 30 Players and Crafting Tense LTS Encounters in the Creator
Playing with Perspective in GTAV

Crew Noticeboard: PC Crews Rally For New Members

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

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively seeking new members to join their ranks. We publish their recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know what they're all about.

In this edition of the Crew Noticeboard we've pulled some pitches from Crews recruiting specifically for the PC platform. Whether you're new to PC and looking for your first Crew, or you recently transferred your character and have left your console brethren in another Crew, read on to find a new squad to hang out with in Los Santos. And even if you are on PS3, PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360, a couple of these featured Crews have allegiances or divisions on those consoles as well.

Fan Art: Maze Bank Logo Sculpture, Tommy Vercetti as a Plushie & More

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

The latest gallery of excellent fan art creations features some impressive sculpture work, a custom PS4 skin inspired by an illustration previously here at the Newswire, stylish renditions of all manner of Los Santos residents, Tommy Vercetti in the plush and more. Make sure you're following us on Twitter and Instagram where we share great fan creations regularly, and of course if you've got something of your own that you'd like to share, feel free to drop it in comments below for the entire Social Club community to check out.


bongon_69, who is a proud GTA Online Rockstar Verified Job alumnus, created this impressive original sculptured replica of the Maze Bank logo that would fit in well next to the fake plants at the Downtown Los Santos branch lobby.


RobxDyNaMiTe of the GTA Heists PS4 Crew has apparently been pulling off those scores in style – with this slick PS4 skin appropriating Shawn Sepehry's "Rockstar Games Legacy" collage that was featured here at the Newswire last year.


Calum Sutherland aka TheSudz has upped the ante with "GTAV: Redux" - a new generation redraw of a piece he illustrated last year that turns up the carnage.


Gemini AKA zillymee.tumblr extends an open invitation for players to pull off Heists with his Crew: The Bad Wolfs Fury via this stylish original artwork.

 


DeviantARTist Emil Goska's work throws it back to CJ and the Grove Street Families from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

 
Spanish illustrator Jose Augusto Cano aka jocachi on deviantART specializes in custom pin-up art, and these are just two from his striking 'Rockstar Life' series inspired by the gritty and glamorous ladies of Los Santos.


Savedraw from Mexico imagines a GTA-style car trip with him and his friends around Monterrey, Mexico in a unique cartoon style.


Michael-babe's latest illustration dials up the adorableness. Like for Chop!


Marissa Helmick aka UltraPancake shows off the Harwood Butcher's softer side with this hand sewn custom Vercetti plushie.

 

Previously:
"A Hard Day's Heist", Homemade Los Santos Blueprint Map Skateboard Decks & More
GTAV in Stained Glass, Amazing Rockstar Line Drawing & Stunning Snapmatics
The iFruit L.A. Photo Project by GTAist, Unbelievable Action GIFs and More

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