GTA Online: Cunning Stunts Coming July 12th – Watch the New Trailer

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

Be daring, defy gravity and punch your fears straight in the mouth with Cunning Stunts, a visually surreal and over-the-top evolution to racing in GTA Online, coming Tuesday, July 12th.

Stunt Races happen on a massive scale, towering above the Los Santos skyline or soaring between the treacherous blades of RON Alternates Windmill Farm. Vehicles tear upside-down through loops and tubes, launch off ramps with extra propulsion from speed strips, diverge and merge across multiple pathways, and speed through gigantic rings of fire in death-defying new Races.

The jumps, gaps, terrain, and obstacles in each Race are tailored to match the attributes of specific vehicle classes, including new Super cars, Sports cars and Motorbikes. And of course, racing livery-clad vehicles deserve appropriately tatted and dressed drivers, sporting new motocross gear, racing suits, helmets and a host of other additions. Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for full details when Cunning Stunts launches next Tuesday.

Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One Backward Compatibility Coming Friday, July 8th

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

Today we're happy to announce that Red Dead Redemption will be released as part of Microsoft’s Xbox One Backward Compatibility program this coming Friday, July 8th.

Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 owner will be able to play the game directly on their Xbox One, regardless of which version of the game they own (Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition). And for those who have yet to experience it, the game will be available to purchase on Friday from the Games Store on Xbox One.

Stay tuned to the Newswire for more details.

Get the New Dewbauchee Seven-70 and Play 3 New Power Play Maps in GTA Online

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

The GTA Online Sports class gets an upgrade in style and sophistication this week, with the new Dewbauchee Seven-70 now available from Legendary Motorsport. There are also three brand new locations added to the team-based Power Play battle mode. Square off at Los Santos International Airport, the Port of Los Santos, or take on some turbocharged chaos on the banks of the Alamo Sea.

DOUBLE GTA$ AND RP PLAYLISTS
In honor of these latest additions from Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, we've also got a week's worth of bonuses, starting today with a Double GTA$ & RP Playlist featuring the three newest Power Play locales that runs through July 8th. Then just in time for the weekend, mix it up with a new Double GTA$ & RP Playlist that includes a pair of Power Play maps (Aircraft Carrier and Bolingbroke Prison) along with a Trading Places skirmish at Redwood Lights Track for good measure.

20% OFF OFFICES AND OFFICE INTERIORS
To help late blooming and ambitious CEOs get their operations off the ground, Dynasty 8 Executive is offering a 20% discount on all Offices and Office Interiors. Also this week, get 15% off all Warehouse Workbench Upgrades.

50% OFF THE SAVAGE AND 25% OFF GARAGES
For those looking to assert airborne superiority, Warstock Cache & Carry is giving you half off the Savage military helicopter and if you’re in the market for additional space to store some of your latest rides, grab a garage property this week at a 25% discount.

INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL CONTENT 25% OFF THROUGH JULY 11TH
The chaotic outdoor gatherings full of inebriated acquaintances may be over, but you can still continue the patriotic celebration all week long with 25% off all the original Independence Day Special items on PS4, Xbox One and PC - including the Liberator monster truck, the Sovereign motorcycle, the Musket, the Firework Rocket Launcher and its ammo, and all the Special patriotic gear including Hats, T-shirts and more...

Previously:
Pfister 811 Supercar Added to GTA Online Today – Plus Event Bonuses Featuring Independence Weekend Specials

The Red Hook Crit Championship Series Continues in London on Saturday, July 9th

Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago | Author: R* J | Filed Under:

Rockstar Games is proud to present the next stop in the 2016 Red Hook Crit Championship Series at London’s iconic Greenwich Peninsula this Saturday. 

After kicking off the series in Red Hook, Brooklyn this past April, athletes will continue their pursuit of championship glory with 32 laps on a technical 950 meter, 8 turn circuit just outside of the famed O2 Arena. Points are awarded to the top 25 finishers and for Primes (the first person across the start/finish at the end of the first lap and at the halfway point). 

Leading the scoreboard for the Women’s series is Aniara Elbusto, who took the win in Brooklyn and – now with five RHC first place finishes – has positioned herself as this year’s athlete to beat in the women’s field. Veteran rider Ash Duban, who bested Elbusto at Milano No.5 is close behind in 2nd with powerful athletes Vittoria Reati, Irene Usabiaga and Keiara McVitty rounding out the top five. Meanwhile, newcomer Dani King MBE – British track specialist, Olympic gold medalist and three time world champion – is racing her first Red Hook Crit in London this year and will no doubt put pressure on the series leaders and provide another layer of excitement for the home crowd.

USA’s Colin Strickland won the Brooklyn men’s race in commanding fashion with a 20+ second gap between himself and the field. Returning 2015 series champion and Italian rider Ivan Ravaioli seeks to defend his title from second place, but will have to deal with both Strickland and teammate Aldo Ino Ilesic in third place, who masterfully assisted in Strickland’s win. Rounding out the top five is RHC vet Daniele Callegarin and US Criterium Pro Daniel Holloway.

The Red Hook Crit continues to grow as not only one of the most exciting races in the world, but as a truly international event with 38 countries represented in London this weekend. The race is free for all spectators and we encourage everyone to check it out. For more race details visit redhookcrit.com or check them out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Rockstar Fan Art: Rockford Hills Diorama, Merryweather Security App Inspiration, Mona Sax Nails, Red Dead CYA Cover Design and More

Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

This week, don’t miss an impressive diorama of the De Santa residence, a real life interpretation of the Merryweather Security app, lethal nail art fit for any femme fatale, and some killer Red Dead throwbacks in our latest round-up of fan art creations. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, where we feature great stuff like this on the regular. As always, if you've got some fantastic fan art or Snapmatics to share, be sure to drop your work in the comments below for the Social Club community to enjoy.

GTA V Michael's Mansion by Arianm007

Using the GTAV logo as an inspired base layout, UK artist Arianm007 recreates Michael’s Rockford Hills mansion. From the Spanish Renaissance style to the ivy donned walls, this detail-rich diorama is a spectacular piece of work.

Merryweather Security App by Jed Empleo

"What if this app actually existed in real life?” Graphic designer Jed Empleo created this elegant design imagining how one might access the Merryweather Security services in real life. Complete with Touch ID authentication & GPS integration, this app design is as slick and efficient as any Merryweather Mercenary.

Mona Sax Nails by ladymarengo

Is it worth it? Saying that it never is would be a lie.” Russian deviantARTist, ladymarengo, is known for her on point nail artistry, creating nails inspired by fairy tales, movies, and the gaming scene. One of her latest works is a scene straight out of Max Payne 2 with quotes and a beautifully done portrait of Mona Sax herself.


 


Jack Marley by JackkAndWhite

Cosplayer JackkAndWhite personally transforms into his GTA Online character. JackkAndWhite describes his alter ego as "a well dressed, hypersexual, pansexual, bipolar, slightly cannibalistic, sadistic crime lord". Sounds like someone we know....

 
 
GTA Portraits by Grobi-Grafik

GTA Online character avatar illustrating master Grobi-Grafik blesses the community with yet another round of commissioned artistic endeavors. There are two variations of one of his fiercest females, as well as some grizzled road warriors who look like they have some stories to tell. 

T by MrBananaSandwich

Accompanied by his trusty Bodhi, Mr. Raspberry Jam, and signature Jerry Can, MrBananaSandwich’s Trevor is clearly up to no good.


 


Trevor's Rage by VamkireTrannel

Filipino artist VamkireTrannel sketches out a sadistic and morose Trevor Philips with blackened eyes for added affect.

T with Mr. Raspberry Jam by Evilunicorn97

Known for her doll artistry, Evilunicorn97 uses those talents to create a miniature maniacal Mr. Philips, complete with a rifle and Mr. Raspberry Jam in tow.


 


Trevor Philips by Maxim Lisovki

Minsk based artist Maxim Lisovki paints an intense portrait of Trevor portraying both the calm-before-the-storm and turbulent sides of his personality.


GTA Style by Yaroslav Samoylenko

Ukrainian graphic designer Yaroslav Samoylenko uses his Photoshop skills to create this stunning tattooed Los Santos citizen posted up on Vinewood Boulevard. 


Choose Your Own Adventure by Domestrialization

Hailing from Canada, Domestrialization brings Red Dead into the gamebook genre with this inspired mockup cover Photoshopping official game art to imagine a CYOA series. Check out the Undead Nightmare edition mockup cover as well.


 


GTA Sumo by AnimNate

Redditor AnimNate mixes his fandom for gaming collective Rooster Teeth and GTA Online's Sumo mode. Taking inspiration from their Let's Play of the mode, AnimNate depicts RT’s Jeremy dominating the round in his Liberator.

Red Dead Redemption by GnarlyPaintBrush

Artist GnarlyPaintBrush illustrates the gunslinger-gone-good-guy in this portrait. Be sure to check out GnarlyPaintBrush’s YouTube channel where you can catch his speed art version of the piece.


 


LEGO John Marston by Saber-Scorpion

Created with custom-designed stickers, Saber-Scorpion imagines the Lego version of John Marston.


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:
A Real Life BF Bifta Over 6 Months in the Making
Pegassi Posters, Red Dead Reenactments & More...
Cluckin' Bell's Balls & Rings, Avatars on the Loose, Red Dead Throwbacks and More

Pfister 811 Supercar Added to GTA Online Today – Plus Event Bonuses Featuring Independence Weekend Specials

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

The Pfister 811, the latest Supercar to be added to this season’s new inventory at Legendary Motorsport is now available to purchase directly from legendarymotorsport.net in GTA Online. Pfister's first foray into the Supercar class, the 811 is an ample competitor with a sleek, refined look. To celebrate its arrival, look out for an assortment of bonuses in GTA Online this week, including: 

Double GTA$ & RP Street Racing Playlist
Today through this Thursday June 30 only:
Put your Pfister through its paces in an up-to-8-player Playlist featuring “Senora Freeway”, “Arms Race” and “Business Trip”.

40% off the Turreted Limo and Karin Technical
Sick of having to choose between the comfort and status of a limousine and the sheer utility of an Armored Personnel Carrier? With the Turreted Limo first made available in Executives and Other Criminals, you don't have to. And if you’re looking for something a little less extravagant, but still fully functional during a highway skirmish, you can also grab the Karin Technical at a 40% discount.

40% off all Masks
Hit up Vespucci Movie Masks this week for all your facial concealment needs.

50% off Bull Shark Testosterone
Dial up everybody's favorite Alpha and get half off this popular ‘supplement’.

And beginning this Friday July 1 – celebrate Independence Day the American way – with monster trucks, dirt bikes, fireworks and copious consumption of GTA$ & RP.

Double GTA$ & RP Independence Weekend Playlist
Friday July 1 – Monday July 4
An up-to-8-player Playlist featuring “Road Tripping” (TDM), “Across the Wilderness” (locked to the Liberator monster truck), and “Tour the Lake” (locked to the Sovereign motorbike).

All of the original Independence Day Special content will be returning to GTA Online on PS4, Xbox One and PC from this Friday July 1 all the way through Monday July 11th – and will also be on sale at 25% off: 

  • Liberator monster truck
  • Sovereign motorcycle
  • Firework Rocket Launcher and its ammo
  • Independence Day Special patriotic gear including Hats, T-shirts and more

And stay tuned for details on this week's official pre-Independence Day live stream, featuring the Rockstar Broadcast Team and special guests to be announced, this Friday at 5pm ET on the official Rockstar YouTube and Twitch channels.

UPDATE: BIG GTA$ REBATES NOW THRU JULY 7TH
Now through Thursday, July 7th you can also get what you want even faster with GTA$ cash-back rebate bonuses on any Bull, Great White, Whale or Megalodon Shark Card. The bigger the card value, the heftier the GTA$ rebate you'll get:

  • Bull Shark - 15% money back (GTA$75,000)
  • Great White Shark – 30% money back (GTA$375,000)
  • Whale Shark – 35% money back (GTA$1,225,000)
  • Megalodon Shark – 50% money back (GTA$4,000,000)

All the bonus GTA$ you earn during that period will be automatically deposited as one lump sum in your in-game Maze Bank Checking account by Monday, July 11th. You can purchase Shark Cards in-game or via your favorite online or local retailer. Spend wisely, cash therapy is fleeting. More details.

Further Adventures in Finance and Felony: How to Become a Criminal Kingpin

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

Further Adventures in Finance and Felony adds a whole new level of gameplay to the world of GTA Online, as you buy and sell contraband to expand your empire across Los Santos. This two-part series will dive into the finer points, to help you become the ultimate criminal kingpin and unstoppable CEO.


Choose from four different office buildings, each with a range of interchangeable décor. 

OFFICE SPACE
You’ll need to cover the basics before you can start rolling in the profit - most important of all is buying an Office, which gives access to CEO status and acts as the center of all your illicit operations. Access the Dynasty 8 Executive site on your iFruit phone and purchase one of four variously priced Office spaces across Los Santos. Personalize with a range of décor options and your own Organization name, and select from optional amenities including: a Safe to watch your cash grow, an Accommodation Area (for naps and a change of clothes if you’re working late), and a Gun Locker to allow you to customize your weapon loadout before you go on the job. 

Inside your office, you'll also find a few extra amenities to help you with your business: a Boardroom Table equipped with a 3D map of all potential Warehouse locations (green markers indicate owned warehouses, red markers for those still for sale); a big screen entertainment system featuring the Degenatron multiplayer classic, "Don't Cross The Line", and the SecuroServ computer from which you’ll run new business ventures.

Your office also comes with an Executive Assistant – they’ll keep you up-to-date with Organization business as well as taking care of logistics for you, like arranging for your personal or Pegasus vehicles to be ready and waiting outside, recovering an impounded car, arranging a heli pickup for fast travel back to the office, or even refilling your snacks for free.


Select Warehouse size and location based on your strategy – larger Warehouses suit rapid growth, while smaller Warehouses help build Organizations from the ground up.

BECOMING CEO & WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS
Once you own an Office, register as CEO in the SecuroServ menu via your Player Interaction menu, or simply walk on over to your desktop and register at login. Unlike VIPs, there are zero bank balance requirements and no time limits or restrictions on how long you can be CEO, or how long you can wait before becoming CEO again.

Running a criminal enterprise takes a network of resources, not the least of which includes Warehouses for storing ill-gotten goods. Warehouses come in small, medium and large sizes, and you can own up to five at a time; neither Warehouses nor Offices count towards your limit on personal Property ownership. Before purchasing a Warehouse, try to select one that best suits your needs, including location and size. As with Offices, you can trade in Warehouses at any time for new ones of equal or larger size. 

Warehouses also include Workbenches, to upgrade designated vehicles used during Special Cargo missions with enhancements such as armor and homing missile jammers.


Approach Buy missions carefully – not every deal will go according to plan.

BUYING SPECIAL CARGO 
Special Cargo Buy missions are dangerous, multi-part missions that call for a coordinated team of Associates to complete successfully. Buy missions range in scope and size, from police stings to high-speed pursuits, helicopter ambushes and more. There are three sizes of shipment that can be purchased: 1 crate, 2 crates, or 3 crates. Larger shipments have increased difficulty and may require more Associates. More crates means greater risk and more money on the line, but allows you to fill your warehouse quickly, receiving better offers from potential buyers sooner.  

Not every deal will go according to plan; you will be exposed to Los Santos gangs, the LSPD, rival player Organizations, and other threats.  Plan your mission timing carefully, know your Warehouse locations, make sure that you've hired skilled Associates to handle the size of the shipment (remember, one player can carry one crate at a time), keep your phone contacts and CEO abilities on-hand, and perhaps most of all, understand risk-reward scenarios.

Once you take hold of a crate, be prepared for anything - pay close attention to your Assistant, as you'll get notified of anything that goes sideways. You'll only have a finite amount of time to complete delivery, and the time before you are blipped to the session is shorter when buying more crates. So like any streamlined organization: efficiency is your friend.

After completing several Buy missions, CEOs may be given the option to attempt a Special Item mission; Special Items are extremely valuable merchandise that sells for more than traditional cargo. These missions feature only 1 crate that must be secured against extreme resistance...


Use the Gun Locker to drop and add the necessary tools before going on a Buy or Sell job.

SELLING SPECIAL CARGO 
When the time comes to sell, you can do so via the laptop located in the relevant Warehouse. You'll have up to three offers to choose from based on your current inventory level, and a fourth Special item buyer will also be in the mix if you own any Special items. Sell missions are a CEO’s opportunity to cash-in on their hard-earned supply, but also come with risk-reward considerations; selling larger amounts will garner interest from wealthier buyers, but also runs a higher risk. Deliveries are exposed to threats throughout Los Santos, and failure to safely deliver cargo can eat into your profits. 

Maximize your Special Cargo value by timing the sale of your inventory. Stockpiling cargo can result in interest from wealthier buyers, however, Warehouses stocked with valuable cargo won’t stay a secret for long – beware of attacks from resident gangs of Los Santos attempting to steal a slice of your pie.

Slowly filing up a large Warehouse one crate at a time is the most profitable method as your initial outlay is lower, but it is not the most time-efficient. Buying large shipments will fill your Warehouse three times faster, but at a higher cost; make an executive decision based on whichever method suits your leadership. Also of note: the more players in session, the higher the risk, but the greater the delivery bonus will be when selling your goods.

You will receive your cash payout once all crates arrive at their destination. 
 
FAQ
I just want to be CEO; why should I become an Associate?

In addition to a periodically paid base salary, Associates will receive benefits such as wage bonuses for consecutive successful Cargo Missions, increased RP and health regeneration when inside the radius of a CEO.

How do other players disrupt my business operations?
After an Organization collects Special Cargo in a Buy mission, or embarks to sell it on a Sell mission, a global signal revealing your Special Cargo’s location will be sent out to all rival Organizations and players in the session. The size of shipment will affect the delay on this timer. Rival Organizations and other players have something to gain from destroying your Special Cargo, watch out for them at all times.

Can I still be involved in Special Cargo Missions if I’m not part of an Organization?
Players not part of an Organization who are in Freemode can get involved in Special Cargo Missions; these players will be notified of an Organizations’ ongoing Special Cargo Mission by a red crate blip appearing on their map. Once this blip has appeared, this means that an Organization has collected a Special Cargo crate, and is attempting to deliver it to their Warehouse or sell it to a buyer. Other players and rival Organizations off-mission can then choose to attack the crate holders and be rewarded with ammo, cash and RP for destroying the Special Cargo.

Why can’t we do Buy/Sell missions in a private session?
Succeeding as a CEO requires navigating the risks and rewards of the ruthless Los Santos free market – where everyone is out to snipe at your latest venture – so Buy and Sell missions were designed specifically for trade in public sessions. Keep in mind that more players in your session means a bigger bonus for successful sale of Special Cargo, while Associates receive wage increases for completing consecutive Buy or Sell missions with the same CEO. If you're concerned other players are hanging about your Warehouse or Office – pick the right time to sell, make sure you have Associates and get them to clear out players who are stalking you or waiting for you to execute a deal. Taking your team off the grid with the Ghost Organization ability and exiting via the rooftop helipad where possible are also solid strategies.

Why can’t I start another Buy / Sell Cargo Mission?
There is a 5-minute cooldown on completing a Buy Cargo Mission, and a 30-minute cooldown after completing a Sell Cargo Mission per Warehouse; if one Warehouse has been sold from recently, you can still choose to sell from another.

What can I do if an Organization member is causing me trouble?
CEOs can dismiss members through the management section of the Personal Interactions Menu. Unfortunately, CEOs cannot dismiss members during Special Cargo Missions; if an Associate has deliberately destroyed the Special Cargo during a Sell Mission, the CEO has an option to punish the Associate by terminating them from the Organization, and blocking them from being a CEO or Associate for 30 mins.

GTA Online Power Play: Playback by the GTA Online Community

Posted on June 23 2016, 10:54am | Author: R*E | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Whether you're Beasted, Zoned or Doped, the frenetic nature of Power Play has already produced some incredible moments since its addition to GTA Online this week. Captured on camera by members of the GTA Online community, we've picked out some of the most replay-worthy thrills, kills and spills for you below:



Müz and the REBL Crew unleash the Beast in cinematic style with a slick montage of intense Power Play action. Dom's "Living in America," which can be heard on Radio Mirror Park, is the perfect accompaniment to a bit of the ultraviolence by Müz and company.

Our friend, Brooklyn's own GTAFIVEONLINE, racks up a bloody kill against gtadoll for The Toxic Pests during some well-earned yard time at Bolingbroke Penitentiary.

Sometimes, you just know when your time is up; instead of burying his head in the sand, ic2archery gracefully accepts the inevitable as a Beasted Killer Bug moves in for the kill.



Learning to use the new power-ups effectively is key to victory - a notion expertly demonstrated by FxChannel Gaming, as he makes the most of his Zoned and Beasted moments.

makimaki_3333 proudly displays The Boars' team colors during an extreme battle against The Cocks.

They say that all good things must come to an end; KCs Notorious learned this the hard way, when his Beasted power-up ran out mid-jump, setting him up for a bite of humble pie with a side of concrete.

The Beast's super jump and blistering speed abilities can be a deadly combo, especially in the right hands. The guys at long-running fan channel GTA Series Videos show us how it's done, by athletically outmaneuvering a Minigun before going in for the kill.

Watch plenty of adrenaline-pumping rounds of Power Play during our official Rockstar live stream, this Friday at 5pm ET on the official Rockstar YouTube and Twitch channels. As always, if you've got any awesome gameplay GIFs or Rockstar Editor clips you'd like to send us, be sure to hit us up via Mouthoff, or share them in the comments below.

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