GTA Online Livestreams this Week: GTAV Soundtrack's Bass Drum of Death Plus a Crew Battle

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



Tune in this week at the Rockstar Games official Twitch channel for:

Thursday Aug 7th      6pm Eastern *
GTAV Soundtrack Edition featuring
BASS DRUM OF DEATH ("Crawling After You" on Vinewood Boulevard Radio)
About to kick off their Fall Tour 2014, BDOD are celebrating the release of their brand new single "Left for Dead" off this October's Rip This LP and are swinging by Rockstar NYC headquarters to throw down in some GTA Online action live on our Twitch stream.

Friday Aug 8th     4pm Eastern *
Crew Battle featuring
Malicious Intentt VS Old School Punishers
These two hardcore Crews will vie to see which is the supreme squad at racing. We'll have a Rockstar player on each side as we livestream a special Playlist of Race Jobs with various vehicle types.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times 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.

GTA Fan Pics: A Lamar and Trevor Cross-Stitch Collaboration, Vintage Trio Portraiture, Trick Photography Snapmatics and More

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

In this week's gallery of fan-created GTAV art, check out awesome needlework renditions of Trevor, Lamar, and Chop, plus a couple of perfectly-timed trick photography Snapmatics, a centerfold's worth of Jobs from a prolific Creator and much more. 

As always, should you find (or create) any awe-inspiring GTA or Rockstar-related art or photos that you think other fans need to see, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.


Digital pixel art becomes tangible as Grace, aka Beast Heads, cross stitched these needlepoint renditions of Trevor and Lamar that are based on yiq's original pixel art dot by dot. Likely not the first time either of these characters has been under the needle.


A striking study of Trevor by Reuben Dangoor on deviantART – blood spattered and looking irascible under the punishing sun of the Blaine County desert.


"Don't stare at the sun" is sage advice we've all most likely received at some stage, though we'd bet that's safer than opening your eyes at Trevor the wrong way in this piece by Riley, aka aumikre on deviantART. Riley drew this scene entitled ‘It’s Not Creepy’ of Trevor invading a sunbathing couple's (perhaps Michael and Amanda?) personal space as a gift for her real life scooter brother.


A vintage and dignified bit of bust portraiture of Trevor, Michael and Franklin looking ready to Musket up - by Spanish deviantARTist Juan Muñoz.

 
 
In a similar vein to some of the pre-release travelogue postcards seen at the GTAV official website, German artist Koalindl has been publishing some very inspired and fun new ones at his deviantArt page, taking in some of the many locations and local businesses Los Santos and Blaine County have to offer.


Running away from trouble or towards it? Only Michael himself and Brazil's LRart1 - the creator of this smart action shot - can answer that question.


Some awesome trick photography by a couple of Snapmatic stalwarts. (Left) We're not sure which part is more impressive in the production of this shot: the aim of the person firing the rocket, the cajones of the guy it narrowly misses, or AlexSniperBullet's timing to capture it. As commenter 0lucaspc says, “THAT timing :)”; (Right) Another mindbender by MissQuickSkillz, combining perspective with insane timing to sell the illusion that a P-996 Lazer is but a toy in this bear-headed lady's hand. Amazing work!


So prolific is Aussie GTA Online creator enkionline of the Tumbleweeds Crew, that they comped them all up into this nifty image that looks straight out of a magazine. (Found on Tumbleweeds' Facebook page).
 

Previously:
Fan Art: The GTAV Animated GIF Artwork of Julia Scott, Trevor Gets Patriotic & More
Los Santos Bullet Street Art, Homemade GTA Action Figure Diorama, Franklin's Snapmatic
The Illustrations of AmandaLeab and Takengo, Space Monkey Mask Replica & More

Get Double RP in GTA Online This Weekend: August 1st - 3rd

Posted 4 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Beginning tomorrow, August 1st and running all weekend long through midnight eastern on Sunday August 3rd, get 2X RP in GTA Online. All Jobs and other RP-gaining activities like Gang Attacks, Hold Ups, and Import/Export to name a few, will earn you double RP.

This will also be your last chance to pick up the limited-time Independence Day Special content, like the Liberator monster truck, Sovereign motorcycle, Musket and assorted patriotic apparel - so make sure to grab these items by Sunday.

Crew Noticeboard: 8492nd Squadron, 6 Star Street Racers and Others Now Recruiting

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively seeking new members to join their ranks where we publish your recruitment pitches in your own words.

Crew recruitment pitches tend to come to our Noticeboard from all corners of the map and represent a diverse variety of styles and preferences. From the radical up and comers, to the established elite, many look to increase their numbers and influence across the Social Club. Our latest round of pitches here includes the flight-savvy flyboys (and girls) of the 8492nd Squadron and Banzai Bombers along with the fly whips of the 6 Star Street Racers. Read on ahead to see if one of these Crews is right for you.

Less than One Week Remains to Get the Independence Day Special GTA Online Content

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


A few choice Snapmatic photos from the Independence Day Special, compliments of community members MILKFED, Sabotage_OG_187, TallMarcos14, ChaosofDestiny and Deltakeks.

There is less than one week left to get the limited-time content made available as part of the GTA Online Independence Day Special. So if you have yet to acquire vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the Liberator monster truck, weapons like the Musket and Firework Rocket Launcher, or any of the patriotic tees and masks in-game then now's the time. The seven new properties, the ability to ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster, and the 17 new Jobs will all remain open permanently.

For those who've asked, the Firework Rocket Launcher along with its ammo will be available again during future holidays and other special events when fireworks are traditionally let off. At the beginning of any holiday or special event where fireworks are available, players who purchased the Firework Rocket Launcher previously will receive one free full refill of ammo per qualifying event in order to make sure you can properly celebrate.

And stay tuned for future GTA Online updates to be announced here at the Newswire, including some bonus double RP later this week to help send off the Independence Day Special in proper patriotic style.

GTA Online Rockstar Livestream: Playing GTA Throwback Jobs with their Creators

Posted on July 25 2014, 1:55pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

Update: Thanks to everyone in the community who tuned in and joined us in chat. You can watch the archived full stream in the video player above or at twitch.tv/rockstargames. You can also check out select highlights at http://www.twitch.tv/rockstargames/profile. Stay tuned for more broadcasts to come.

Join us today at 4PM Eastern (9PM BST / 1PM Pacific) here and on the official Rockstar Twitch channel for a special Flashback Friday edition of our GTA Online official livestreams series - where we'll be shooting and racing our way through Jobs from this week's GTA Throwback Jobs article featured here at the Newswire.

Rockstar Devs will be playing along with members of the GTA community and we've invited some of the very Creators who made these creative Jobs inspired by classic GTA games and missions to come play along with us and join us on Skype to talk about their creations.

Make sure you follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get notified the moment we go live and also for info on future livestreams. You can look forward to some great episodes in the near future with artists from the GTAV soundtrack and other special guests.

Fan Art: The GTAV Animated GIF Artwork of Julia Scott, Trevor Gets Patriotic & More

Posted on July 24 2014, 10:39am | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

In this week's roundup of awesome Rockstar Games-inspired fan artwork, we’ve stumbled across a very talented illustrator and colorist turning her vivid GTAV character art into striking and super fun animated GIFs, plus some patriotic and timely summer holiday Trevor art, a few impressive Red Dead homages including a minifigs rendition of Undead Nightmare, and much more..

Seen (or created) any amazing GTA or other Rockstar-related art or photos on the interwebs that you think the community needs to see? You can send them our way to check out via Mouthoff and follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames to catch all our latest official pics and shares.

The original animated GIF artwork of illustrator and colorist Julia Scott. Clockwise from top left: "Lamar WHAT are you talking about" is the artist's caption for this very amusing GIF aptly illustrating the unique language of Lamar; A very cool new wave rendition of Michael; and captioned “here we see the monsters in their natural habitat”, this road trip is excerpted from a larger poster-size version called ‘A Change of Coast, A Change of Heart” in honor of Neon Indian's GTAV soundtrack contribution.


Trevor Philips does the Statue of Happiness for Independence Day. Drawn by the talented Gaby aka Silvermender on tumblr: "the american-turned canadian immigrant wishing y'all murricans minimally painful hangovers this fireworks and eagles day".


Meanwhile, in this piece from skoptsky that we found on digimomz's tumblr, Trevor's Canadian heritage is recognized in tribute to July 1st. "IT'S A FAINT F***ING ACCENT!"  


Intentionally presented as a vertical piece with Michael trudging downwards through the snow - this poetic bit of original artwork from starfleetrambo aka demitasse-lover (featured previously for the anime-inspired Sniper Michael) is captioned "no one escapes their life / no one escapes their life / no one no one" with a sly nod to Rilo Kiley.



A late #imnotahipster entry, the prolific Ganja Outlaws put that update's face paint masks and Synth gesture to work - choreographing and meme-ing a tribute to the iconic music video for Michael Jackson's Thriller. Photo creds go to WEED's DutchStoner & KanEazy.


Colombian graphic designer Eduardo Restrepo Cardenas here does some impressive spec work for corporate client, ProLAPS. Check out his  full Behance project titled "Refresh Logo" that's amazingly thorough and professionally produced including re-branding logo treatments, font exploration, and a  "Red Blood Storm Championship" product campaign pitch to help sell the fitness brand's latest jersey, helmet, and glove lines.


Life imitates art as #ThanksCargobob Snapmatic winner KnoxNerd proudly shot us these pics via email to show off how he took his in-game vanity plate featuring his Social Club Nickname into a real world license plate complete with the GTA Online logo, San Andreas state and Hillbilly Agenda Crew Emblem. Looks great, but please keep your wanted level at zero stars out there, Knox.


deviantARTist Bing-Ratnapala from Dubai created this gruesome Undead counterpart to his original John Marston portrait


A scene from Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare recreated spot-on with minifigs? Awesome. Made by @madbrickyo, a Lego photography Instagram account filled with tons of fun stuff worth checking out.

 


@taykinder took the Red Dead Redemption map found in the game packaging and gave it an authentically-styled Goonies map makeover. Props to his mate @brettflanary for the creative assist. 
 

Previously:
Los Santos Bullet Street Art, Homemade GTA Action Figure Diorama, Franklin's Snapmatic
The Illustrations of AmandaLeab and Takengo, Space Monkey Mask Replica & More
Sniper Michael, T&M "Tea" Time, Mr. Raspberry Jams, & More
 

GTA Online Creator Throwback Jobs Inspired by Classic GTA Missions

Posted on July 22 2014, 4:30pm | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

Recently we shared a list of fun and nostalgic GTA Online Jobs made by fans that used the Creator tool to pay homage to the gameplay of their favorite Rockstar titles of years past. This week, we've rounded up a selection of Jobs created specifically in tribute to classic Grand Theft Auto missions from GTAIII, Vice City, San Andreas and GTAIV. There's also a couple of Jobs themed around Chinatown Wars, set in a Los Santos slice of the Far East around Textile City. Click on the name of the Job to see it on Social Club and bookmark it to your game.

 

Team Deathmatch The Exchange by JIIThe_JokerIIK (Xbox 360)

Here we see the explosive final mission of GTAIII reimagined as a Deathmatch alongside the Land Act Dam. Extra points awarded for authenticity here as JIIThe_JokerIIK has carefully placed props to match Claude's final showdown with the Colombian Cartel. We recommend seizing control of the Buzzard quickly to gain the edge if you're playing this with one with your Crew.

Team Deathmatch Bomb da Base by DuPz0r (PS3)

This Deathmatch - based on Act II of Bomb da Base in GTAIII, where Claude and 8-Ball blow up the Les Cargo ship - offers its own fair share of bang for the buck on a shipping vessel docked just off the Port of South Los Santos terminal. Be sure to check out the empty containers raised from the ground for some juicy firepower, though beware - someone else might have gotten there first...

 

Team Deathmatch Four Iron by auclair-O_o (PS3)

Tommy Vercetti had to check his firearms at the door at Leaf Links in Vice City. Luckily, they seem to be far more liberal on weapon checks at the Los Santos Golf Club. In this Deathmatch remake of the Four Iron mission in VC, you'll find a few handguns scattered around the greens and fairways. Of course there are plenty of golf clubs lying around in case you feel like working on your short game.

 

 

Race Farewell, My Love... by iLewisGTA (Xbox 360)

After Carl Johnson spurned the dangerous affections of Catalina in San Andreas, she pit her new boyfriend (a certain strong, silent type) against CJ in a race around Red County. In his GTA Online remake, iLewisGTA has selected Coupes as the default vehicle for authenticity and really nailed the tight, slippery corners of the original circuit around The Panopticon in Red County. A major Rockstar fan, Lewis had made a bunch of Throwback Jobs that you can check out on his Social Club profile.

Race Valet Parking by DrHoctor (Xbox 360)

"Being a valet at the Richman Hotel has its perks, like all the nice cars that pull in. -Borrow- one of them and take it for a test drive" says DrHocter's description to this Lap Race, based on the valet parking side mission from San Andreas. Starting and ending at the Richman Hotel, and weaving through the tight Morningwood streets, there's a lot more to it than parking for sure. Watch out for approaching opponents along the looped section and try to get the customers' cars back without a scratch.

Race High Stakes, Low Rider by thewolfking90 (PS3)

Top marks for authenticity go to thewolfking90 for this Race, which nicely captures the feel of its inspiration - the High Stakes, Low Rider mission in San Andreas. Set to Muscle Cars and finishing up at Del Perro Pier, you can almost feel Cesar Vialpando bearing down on your rear bumper. The choice to set West Coast Classics as the default radio station is a lovely nod to the classic wessyde vibe as well.

 

Capture GTA: Lost Angels by RikkiVercetti (Xbox 360)

Inspired by the conflict between The Lost and the Angels of Death in The Lost and Damned, this Capture Job from prolific GTA Online Creator RikkiVercetti pits two teams in a proxy war for these two notorious motorcycle clubs, each tasked with stealing the signature rides from the other group. A broad stretch of rolling hills between West Vinewood and Stab City ensure that in this large capacity Capture you’ll need to spread out and leave skilled defenders to protect your precious hogs from getting stolen. Sawed-off Shotguns and Molotovs as the default weapons setting also force you to pick your shots and cover choices wisely when nearing the enemy base.

 

Capture Chinatown Wars by Choc_late (Xbox 360)

This is an intimate, close quarters Capture amidst the urban neon and colorful lanterns of West Vinewood's Mission Row. Expect a heavy exchange of gun fire as two teams battle it out for domination of the central alleyway where the Capture Objects are to be found. The situation is further intensified by the accurate resident gang members who carry equal contempt for both teams as well as high-grade firearms. Respawning in Canis Mesas means either bag is never far away, so stake your claim on cover to protect your teammates during a desperate grab.

Team Deathmatch Chinatown Wars by WinR4R (PS3)

Attrition across the rooftops or balls-out carnage in Sinners Passage - this Deathmatch features well thought out weapon placement ensuring that each match outcome here in Textile City has the potential to play out differently.

 

Once again, kudos go out to all of the savvy creators of these Jobs for their solid work (and keen memories!). If you have played any of these or other Jobs based on classic Rockstar games or missions, let the Social Club community know in the comments section and if you've made any that you're especially proud of that you'd like us to check out, be sure to tag them #throwback.

 

Previously:
GTA Online Creator: Fan-Made Rockstar Throwback Jobs

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