Welcome To Los Santos, the genre-spanning collection of music inspired by the world of Grand Theft Auto V, is now available to pre-order at iTunes with the track 'Play It Cool', by Gangrene featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Sam T. Herring of Future Islands available for download now with every pre-order.
Created and compiled by Alchemist and Oh No and heavily influenced and inspired by their work on the score of Grand Theft Auto V with late legendary composer Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream and Woody Jackson, Welcome To Los Santos consists of all original tracks featuring a diverse array of artists spanning hip-hop, electronica, dancehall, rock, r'n'b and more. Music contained on Welcome To Los Santos will also feature on The Lab, a brand new radio station making its debut within Grand Theft Auto V for PC. The full album will be available on CD, vinyl and digital download on April 21 via Mass Appeal Records.
Check the album's full tracklist below:
1. Gangrene – Play It Cool feat. Samuel T. Herring (of Future Islands) & Earl Sweatshirt 2. Ab-Soul – Trouble feat. Aloe Blacc 3. Tunde Adebimpe – Speedline Miracle Masterpiece feat. Sal P & Sinkane 4. MC Eiht & Freddie Gibbs – Welcome to Los Santos feat. Kokane 5. Phantogram – K.Y.S.A 6. Vybz Kartel – Fast Life 7. King Avriel – 20's 50's 100's feat. A$AP Ferg 8. MNDR – Lock & Load feat. Killer Mike 9. Popcaan – Born Bad feat. Freddie Gibbs 10. E-40 – California feat. Dam-Funk & Ariel Pink 11. Wavves – Leave 12. Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs – Fetti 13. Little Dragon – Wanderer 14. Action Bronson & Danny Brown – Bad News
Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games
Today, we've got an all new set of high resolution screenshots for you from the forthcoming PC version of GTAV. Arriving on April 14th, GTAV for PC is fully optimized to support all the latest and greatest hardware with an abundance of PC-specific enhancements (system specs).
Look for the official GTAV PC trailer next week - and also, if you plan on getting the digital download version, make sure to pre-order by next week Tuesday March 31st to get $1.5 million in in-game bonus money to spend (GTA$500K for Story Mode and GTA$1M for GTA Online use).
Just in time for Online Heists, deviantARTist Exubiuz pays tribute to a Fab Four classic and to the original Story Mode Heists experience by casting Trevor, Michael, Chop and Franklin as Paul, John, Ringo and George.
@realmarston vies for the title by indelibly honoring his namesake with this monster Red Dead Redemption tattoo he tweeted our way. This epic half-sleeve took 8 hours non-stop - true grit.
Photographer, illustrator and graphic designer @panama_red1981 fashioned these awesome GTAV skateboard decks repurposing materials from the game packaging: "I used the Special Edition Blueprint Map, [Trevor, Michael & Franklin] team picture and game box."
[GTAF - 3rd Place - "Redwood Lights Track" by quaid86]
To celebrate hitting 200 members (and now up to nearly 400!), the Snapography Crew hosted a contest recently asking members to "recreate the spirit of Vice City" and hashtag them #vice200. The result was a totally awesome neon-tinged 80's flashback. The shots above were taken by (clockwise from top left) contest winner Manny2Shoes, incredible91852, PSNmadman and RyanArtWorks.
Sariska84 happened to be in the right time and place to catch this poetic shot of a butterfly befriending a Rhino near Carcer Way.
A heated after hours Race goes down on the rooftop of the Maze Bank Arena. Taken by Banjabi.
hunn1k locates a parking space worthy of the sleek and stylish contours of the silver Truffade Z-Type.
Someone's catching a seriously sick (if somewhat unconventional) flip off the halfpipe in Chamberlain Hills. Taken by _Cluster_
GTA Twitch community all-star LadyMiss80s rolls with a friend packing some explosive party favors.
samsults strikes a sinister chord with this intimidating shot of the Smiley Gang's "Please Stop Me" mask.
OregonBudz, aka the Henny Youngman of the Snapmatic scene, is fast becoming known for his comedy snaps series, putting the meme creator to very amusing use.
Have you seen or created a great Snapmatic photo or other bit of exceptional fan art 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.
ADVERSARY MODES Livestreams Tomorrow and Monday Adversary Modes are intense new competitive challenges that unlock as you progress through GTA Online Heists - and now that the GTA community worldwide has had a solid week or so to try and pull them off, we'll be jumping in to play all three Adversary Modes live on Twitch along with some very special guests.
Monday, March 23 5pm ET* featuring GOLDGLOVE, VERNNOTICE, IIJERIICHOII, and SWIFTOR You may have thrilled to the ongoing intense, and hilarious, Heist streams that GTA YouTube and Twitch all-stars GoldGlove, VernNotice, iijeriichoii and our old friend Swiftor have all been doing ever since last week. We're excited to welcome all these guys for a sure-to-be-insane VS stream playing the Adversary Modes this Monday. Together, in both streams, we'll be playing all of the new Adversary Modes including:
Come Out To Play - Inspired by a certain real live bunch from Coney, a team of Runners tries to make it all the way home on foot being pursued by an opposing bloodthirsty mob of well-armed and mobile Hunters. Siege Mentality - You must protect this house! A team defends their fort against another who are insistent on a full-on home invasion. Hasta La Vista - In a bit of Vinewood deja vu, a team of Cyclists must evade another team of murderous Truckers hell-bent on crushing them under their big rigs.
Next Friday, March 27 4pm ET* Special Guest: J.B. SMOOVE You know him as the host of Four Courses with J.B. Smoove and from his classic appearances in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Top Five, and countless other hilarious shows and movies. Los Santos residents know him as the voice of Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris on WCTR's Chakra Attack radio show. J.B. Smoove is going to be in town to perform at the all-star Garden of Laughs comedy benefit at Madison Square Garden next Saturday night (New Yorkers: tickets to this fantastic event for a great cause are still available) and is coming by Rockstar NYC Friday May 27th to play some GTA and have unlimited bantz live with hosts Lazlow and IGN's Max Scoville and Brian Altano.
* Please note that with all livestreams, dates, times and guests 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 many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.
Posted on March 18 2015, 5:22pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games
Alongside the release of Heists, players were given the opportunity to unlock new Adversary Modes in GTA Online to play. Adversary Modes offer a series of new challenges, both for teams working together to hunt in packs, and for aces and pairs to prove they can survive when the numbers are against them. In case you haven't quite come to grips with these modes yet, or if you're looking to master your technique, we've collected a few tips to share so that you can dominate the opposition. If you're not yet familiar with how they work, you can read up on them a bit via our preview of each mode.
Hasta La Vista
Hasta La Vista challenges two Truckers in big rig cabs to mow down two slower (but more maneuverable) Cyclists, before they reach a designated checkpoint. It's crucial that the Truckers remember that only one of the Cyclists need to reach the checkpoint in order for the Cyclists to win. With this in mind, Truckers are encouraged to work together to take out the Cyclist in front before focusing on the one in the rear. By doubling up you're increasing the size of your battering ram, making it harder for Cyclists to cut a last minute swerve to get out of your way. Even if the Truckers aren't able to turn the Cyclists into road pizza, they can also win if the timer runs out before a Cyclist reaches the finish line. Sometimes keeping a Cyclist occupied is as good a tactic as killing them to ensure victory.
Hasta La Vista offers the perfect battle between the contrasting attributes of speed and maneuverability. It's imperative that the Cyclists use the advantages of their nimbler vehicles to the fullest - manipulating the enhanced acceleration and braking of the bicycles to dodge and avoid the heavy blows of the big rigs. Also, if you're on two wheels, don't forget about clicking the right analog stick of your controller to look behind you and anticipate incoming attacks. Finally, be sure to use the specific features of each map to protect yourself from incoming damage by swerving in front of the natural barriers on each route. In the Los Santos storm drain in Hasta La Vista I, the pillars supporting each bridge will help to cover you; on the routes through Blaine County you may need to use the trees and fences to assist your getaway.
In Siege Mentality, a small group of Defenders must defend their solitary lives from waves of Attackers for a given amount of time. The Attackers will always start Siege Mentality further away from where they will respawn after being killed. This buys the Defenders a few extra seconds at the start of the Mode to anticipate routes of attack and set themselves in positions where they can create chokepoints in those areas. With two players, this opening position is critical to defense and coordination is key to covering all possible angles. In those opening moments, it can be prudent to set up booby traps with Proximity Mines and Sticky Bombs at any points that you can't easily cover. In the case of the Sticky Bombs, hold off on hitting the trigger button until the last moment: this will ensure the maximum number of Attackers are within range of your ring of fire. Throughout the battle, make sure to speak over headsets when you spot an Attacker so that your fellow Defenders can help if you need backup. One final tip for the Defenders: sometimes an Attacker may attempt to keep you pre-occupied causing you to let your guard down for other potential Attackers. If an Attacker is too far out of reach, move on to looking for others to defend against.
In Siege Mentality, Attackers will often vastly outnumber the Defenders. They must capitalize on this advantage by making sure that they keep the pace high and attacks relentless. Camping out and waiting for a moment to strike will only allow Defenders to reposition and reload; you have to be prepared to die in your quest to get close enough to blast them away. At the start of the Job, it may be worth coordinating positions so that Defenders are surrounded. This will make it harder for them to use cover and keep their backs to the wall. Don't make it easy on them by attacking from the same point.
Come Out To Play
Come Out To Play is a game mode that combines elements of both Hasta La Vista and Siege Mentality, and thus players can draw on experiences in those two game modes to ensure victory. Like the Cyclists in Hasta la Vista, Runners have more options for maneuverability around the map. In particular they are able to scale walls and traverse rooftops in ways that the Hunters (locked to their vehicles) cannot. Escaping over a wall or up a stairway can put you out of range of the Hunters’ sawn-off shotguns and buy you time to turn and pick them off with one of your more advanced weapons. Just as the Defenders in Siege Mentality are advised to cover each other, Runners should work together to cover attacks coming from all sides. In particular, be sure to move across open ground as one unit. Face opposite directions to ensure that there are no surprises. Co-ordination via headset will be crucial for this. Once you're on the finishing straight, you may be required to cross a significant stretch of open ground. At this point your advantage of being on foot is limited. However, only one Runner has to reach the final flare, so their partner can stay behind and camp out to protect their teammate making a dash for the finish.
For the Hunters, dividing and conquering is the key to victory. Runners will look to stick together for safety - if you can split them up and focus your attacks on one Runner, you are better able to distract and surround them. To help coordinate this, remember that Runners can't see you on the HUD until you're within hearing range. By contrast, you'll be able to see their position at all times. Knowledge is power, so use this to move to either side of them and attack at the same time. Choose when to attack carefully; Runners are most vulnerable when they expose themselves crossing open ground - so anticipate their movement and pick your spots. Knocking players over is a crude but effective tactic: as they sprawl on the ground from the first hit, have a second player take advantage of their recovery time to get up close and line-up a finishing blow. Finally, Hunters shouldn’t forget that they can turn off their headlights with the right D-Pad button in order to sneak up on the Runners in the dark more easily.
Keep an eye for an announcements about forthcoming Twitch live streams featuring these Adversary Modes. We'll also be tweeting out opportunities to join those streams so please do follow us on the Rockstar Games Twitter feed to find out how to play in our stream lobby. And we know that many of you have been asking for tips on the Heists themselves, but since they are a unique challenge in GTA Online we don't want to spoil any elements for those who may not have played them yet. However, if you have some tips to share or stories about a tactic you've discovered while playing please feel free to share in the comments below.
Posted on March 17 2015, 10:37am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games
From incriminating co-op team selfies to brilliant stunts taking advantage of the Hydra jet’s unique hover to insane action sequence GIFv’s truly on the level of a Vinewood major motion picture – the GTA Online community has been sharing some awesome stuff since the launch of Heists last week. Read on for a few favorites we’ve seen and share your own in comments below.
GTA YouTuber Champ Chong from Australia was one of many who took to Twitter, Instagram and of course Snapmatic to pose for a co-op team selfie before getting down to business. His squad #TheGang got decked out in Heist gear including the new Princess Robot Bubblegum, stealth and zombie masks.
Looking to gather your own fearsome foursome? In addition to teaming up with Crews here in Social Club comments, there’s some great homegrown Heists team recruitment sites that have sprung up over the past week or so. Developer Cakes has created a custom classifieds section for players to search Heist recruiters by platform, role and setup mission. Also check out the new dedicated GTA subreddit Heist Teams to quickly find likeminded players to join up with.
The GTA Reddit community has been sharing some truly amazing action highlights from their Heists endeavors. We've picked out a few faves below; for lots more, head over to the Grand Theft Auto V subreddit and get involved.
By redditor llamajuice “This happened during a Heist last night. This new helicopter sure can take a pounding... "Our helicopter got nailed by another heli. The two people in the side gunner seats both fell out and then got chased by the other enemy helicopters. We had to parachute while avoiding the gunfire, and eventually regroup with our teammates."
By redditor gunslingerx64: “Prison Bus Heist action! Most fun I’ve had online!”
THE HYDRA HAS LANDED
GTA fans have been pining for the VTOL Hydra jet for quite a while now, and wasted no time putting it to its paces once unlocked by completing the EMP Setup mission during the Humane Labs Raid Heist.
BOOCAKE4U put together this photo journal to document just how tough the Armored Kuruma (which unlocks after completing the first Heist) is. BOOCAKE4U’s full timeline of destruction Clockwise from top left: The Armored Kuruma unscathed; after about 15 train hits; "another 20 or so train molestations"; still driving after a "brief firefight," a backwards drive on the freeway (ramming cars whenever possible) and a trip to the car wash. Also inspired by the enduring hardiness of the Armored Kuruma, Ziedus puts it through the ringer in this vid.
Meanwhile, here’s the Kuruma in better days, captured looking pristine by BMX stunter extraordinaire Fishy Dizzle...
proracer puts the enemy on blast from the side of a Valkyrie.
Avid racer LambentBunny observes the Hydra as a night bird in the sky.
kaiware00 incriminates some teammates striking a pose with the new flare guns and masks.
And a snap from one of the thriving GTA Online IG community channels, @gtacarmeets_ps celebrating the completion of their first (of many!) successful Heist with a couple of Pisswassers at the local pub.
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