GTA Online Bonuses this Week: 50% Off All Yachts, Properties and Offices + A Double GTA$ and RP Playlist (Sept. 9th - 15th)

Posted on September 9 2016, 9:57am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

With the dog days of August now firmly in the rear-view and certain distinctly American sporting traditions kicking off in earnest, get into a special Double GTA$ & RP GTA Online Playlist featuring three gridiron-themed Adversary Modes. Also this week in GTA Online, Docktease and Dynasty 8 are going that extra yard to get you into the luxury box lifestyle with some especially hard-hitting discounts. And for those that like to add a little extra action to their competitive racing, there's a new Premium Race featuring the popular "Downtown Loop". Read on for all this week's details.


Kicking off today and running through Thursday, September 15th, earn Double GTA$ & RP in the latest Playlist featuring a trio of Adversary Modes that will have you fighting for field position in some of Los Santos’ most vaunted venues:

  • Running Back II
  • Cross the Line IV
  • Inch by Inch III

To jump right into the action, just hit the Adversary Mode prompt on the GTAV launch screen or enter by selecting Adversary Modes 9 from the Rockstar Playlists in the pause menu.


Throughout this week, Docktease is offering 50% off all Galaxy Super Yachts and all model upgrades. Before navigating your new beaut in the deep blue sea, stack her up with all the amenities as Yacht Customizations are also at a 25% discount – this includes chrome fittings, color combinations, lighting and more.


It's a buyer's market, with tremendous savings this week compliments of Dynasty 8. This includes 50% off all Property purchases as well as 25% off High End Apartment Interiors. Meanwhile Dynasty 8 Executive is also offering steep discounts on commercial property, with 50% off all Offices and 25% discounts on all Office Interiors and Mods.


You can never be too prepared – so now is as good a time as any to pick up a Cargobob or Buckingham Valkyrie – as both are half off at Warstock Cache & Carry. In the case of the Valkyrie, the Humane Labs Heist completion requirement has also temporarily been waived.


The folks at Benny's Original Motor Works are also getting in on the action this week, offering 25% off the Bravado Banshee 900R Upgrade. Bring your standard model down to their Strawberry location and roll out with a customized, high-speed beast fit for competition.


This week's Premium Stunt Race features the popular "Downtown Loop", and is set to the Banshee 900R. True to its name with a series of loops, corkscrews and jumps set in downtown Los Santos, this Premium Stunt Race features payouts for the top 3 finishers and Triple RP for all participants. To hop right into the high-stakes action, enter via the Quick Job App or visit the yellow Premium Race blip at Legion Square.


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GTA Online Jobs On Film: Stunt Races Created by the Social Club Community

Posted on September 7 2016, 10:56am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

With the Stunt Race Creator now having been in the hands of the community for just over a month, we've seen a flurry of YouTubers uploading their adventures playing some of these imaginative user-created Stunt Races. Check out this round-up of a few of our favorite custom Stunt Race gameplay videos, and if you fancy playing any of these yourself, just bookmark the link below each of the videos to have them readily available the next time you head into GTA Online.

The Job:  Crazy Crossover Carnival by Evil_tuinhek (PS4)
The Video:
The Impossible Maze by MM7 Games

Miniminter and the Sidemen play through a day one Job by Evil_tuinhek of the well-known Nonchalant Dominance Crew. This Race for up to 20 players weaves together several Crossover props (Tuinhek has used additional props just for aesthetic purposes, a creative touch that brings the Race to life), and there are also excellent opportunities for stragglers to vindictively take out leaders in this one and level the playing field.

The Job:  BEST RACE OF ALL TIME!? by Unspoken_OUCH (XB1)
The Video: Creator Stunt Races & Entourage with Special Community Guests by Rockstar Broadcast Team

With the audible cries of one particularly frustrated Rockstar Broadcast Team member in the background, Evolve Stunting's ohBrox and Snapmatic virtuoso Charmlessrogue have a much better go at the ginormous ramps and intense wallrides of Unspoken_Ouch's "BEST RACE OF ALL TIME!?" Watch as they, along with Viboxing and Gtamen and others, attempt to tackle this one (you can also watch the full broadcast in its entirety here).

The Job:  Collision Course by Meme4567890PSN (PS4)
The Video:
Top 3 Creator Maps of the Week Ep. 126 by Gtamen

A walkthrough from the effusive Gtamen, who picked this map out as his favorite during the first week of the GTA Online Stunt Creator’s availability. As he puts it himself, "It's brilliant. It's f*&$%ing brilliant. I love it. It's so well done." Couldn't have said it better. This track uses the new Split Checkpoints feature to create maximum opportunity for crashes. We also like the use of the Slow Down prop to create a stomach churning mid-air break in the space-time continuum.

The Job:  Hole in one by TinyMarvelous (PC)
The Video: 
GTA 5 Cunning Stunts: Hole in One by Spelarkivet

While there's no commentary in this one, it's still worth a look for a demo of a super crisp Stunt Race. TinyMarvelous uses props brilliantly to create not only a quarter pipe transfer straight off the opening grid, but also a delicately balanced leap into a hole in one. Kudos as well for using cut out tubes to give racers who overshoot the tunnel opening a chance to re-join the Race.

The Job:  3 Stunt Monte by MTL_RELLIK (XB1)
The Video: Absurd Underwater GTA 5 Stunt Race + Bonus Race! (Grand Theft Auto 5 Cunning Stunts Community Maps) by Swiftor

Swiftor gets off to a rough start in this Stunt Race made by longtime collaborator Rellik. Watch as Swift deftly maneuvers through three major stunts - culminating in a major wallride, half pipe and loop tube combination.

The Job:  HARVs sTuNtPaRk by just1more_Harvey (PC)
The Video:
Harv's Stunt park by Random GTA V Moments

If you're looking to get your Stunt Race tested out, you could do worse than to get in touch with Random GTA V Moments, who have put out a call on Reddit to test out users' Jobs and publish videos. Listen to him and his friends evaluate the Race as they play and offer some constructive feedback on the Jobs tested so far.

Also check out:

The Job:  Maze Bank Loop by iTwisterr (PS4)
The Video: 
Maze Bank Loop by iTwisterr 
Rockstar Games Live Stream Playlist winner iTwisterr talks us through his first 30-player Stunt Race, breaking down in detail how each section was put together.

The Job:  Templar Tube Circuit by moppaking (PC)
The Video: Templar Tube Circuit by Moppaking
Moppaking's wordless tour of this circuit, set to a thumping techno soundtrack, is a mesmerizing exhibition in Race-craft. As moppaking explains, the track is "aimed at endurance Races, since it comes with a proper pit lane and has to be played in GTA mode for the repair kits to appear."

The Job:  なんぞコレ#2 by M-at-suRi (PS4)
The Video: 
No Fail Technical Race by Evolve Stunting
An incredible exhibition by Albert Beck of the renowned Evolve Stunting Crew, as he tackles a fiendishly difficult track put together by M-at-suRi.

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GTA Online Sunday Drivers Week: Double GTA$ & RP Racing Playlist, 50% Off Upgrades at Benny's & More (Sept 2 - 8)

Posted on September 2 2016, 2:26pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Roll the Los Santos streets during Sunday Drivers week in GTA Online, an opportunity for all you riding low to earn Double GTA$ & RP in a special Muscle car racing Playlist now through Thursday, September 8th. In order to look fresh and remain competitive, cruise down to Strawberry where there are all kinds of discounts happening at Benny's Original Motor Works, starting with 50% off all upgrades. Additionally, there's a brand new Premium Stunt Race this week, and you can unlock the Bahama Mama's Tee just by logging in to GTA Online - read on for a complete breakdown of details.


Beginning today, jump into a custom Playlist featuring a trio of Races locked to the Muscle class, and earn Double GTA$ and RP:

  • Ring of Fire
  • Stock Market Crash
  • Up the Back Alley


Give yourself the edge you need in that Double GTA$ and RP Playlist and stack your Muscle with half off all Benny’s Upgrades this week. Also, look out for generously slashed prices on everything from Hydraulics to Wheels:

  • Benny's Upgrades - 50% Off
  • Hydraulics - 50% Off
  • Liveries - 25% Off
  • Neon Kits - 25% Off
  • Interior mods - 25% Off
  • Plateholders - 25% Off
  • Vanity Plates - 25% Off
  • Engine Bays - 25% Off
  • Air Filters - 25% Off
  • Bumpers - 25% Off
  • Fenders - 25% Off
  • Chassis - 25% Off
  • Roofs - 25% Off
  • Trunks - 25% Off
  • Wheels - 25% Off


Bounce around town as a human billboard with the Bahama Mamas Tee, unlockable all week long. Just by logging in, you'll get the party started right with this shirt.


This week's featured Premium Stunt Race is Trench II. Set to Muscle, ride the highs and lows of this Grand Senora Desert-based track all week and earn Triple RP just for giving it a whirl. Better yet, the top three podium finishers earn GTA$100,000, GTA$30,000 and GTA$20,000 respectively. Use the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or enter the yellow Premium Race blip at Legion Square and get racing.


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Colin Strickland Goes 3-for-3 With a Win at Red Hook Crit Barcelona

Posted on September 1 2016, 10:33am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The penultimate race in the Red Hook Crit 2016 Championship Series took place before roaring crowds at the spectacular waterfront venue, Parc del Forum in Barcelona as Colin Strickland continued his winning ways, taking first place for the third straight event and extending his commanding lead in the series. Meanwhile, Italian newcomer Rachele Barbieri summoned deep reserves for a powerful effort in the back straight to take down local, Ana Usabiaga in the women’s final. 

[Left] Qualification sessions during the afternoon place riders on the starting grid in accordance with the fastest lap times. [Right] Elbusto leads the first lap qualifying at pole position. Photos: @tornanti_cc

Women’s series leader Ash Duban entered Barcelona seeking to defend her position against 2015 Champion Ainara Elbusto. With the series standings so tight and coveted points awarded for first place in the first lap prime and halfway prime, the opening lap was fiercely contested. Elbusto lead the lap with others close on her wheel until the peloton exited the final hairpin and Barbieri put in an aggressive sprint to overtake Elbusto for the prime.

Barbieri wins the first lap prime. Photo: @tornanti_CC

After Great Britain’s Keira McVitty took the halfway prime, strong winds from the waterfront started to play a role in the race. Elbusto maintained her position on the front as the field continued to attack in attempts to outpace her, including Italy’s Jasmine Dotti, Barbieri and Reati. For these efforts, Elbusto would take home the Rockstar Games Award for Top Antagonist.

However in the final lap, Barbieri pushed through the back straight and into the final hairpin, maintaining her lead across the finish line, with Ana Usabiaga and Dotti following.

With a 9th place finish and 74 points, Duban now maintains a short lead on the series over McVitty (67 points) and Elbusto (64 points), heading into the final race of 2016 in Milan on October 1st.

Women’s Results
1.    Rachele Barbieri (IRD Carrera Squadra Corse, IT)
2.    Ana Usabiaga (Poloandbike, ES)
3.    Jasmine Dotti (Ridewell Oscar Cycling, IT)
4.    Keira McVitty (Why be normal?, GB)
5.    Jo Smith (Why be normal?, GB)
6.    Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC, ES)
7.    Samantha Runnels (Aventon Factory Team, USA)
8.    Juliet Elliott (Charge Bikes / Assos, GB)
9.    Ash Duban (Affinity Cycles, USA)
10.    Vittoria Reati (LaClassica Racing Team by Speedgang, IT)

1st Lap (breakfast prime): Rachele Barbieri, IT
Halfway (dinner prime): Keira McVitty, GB
Fastest Qualifying Lap: Ainara Elbusto, ES
Rockstar Games Top Antagonist: Ainara Elbusto, ES

Women’s Series Standings
1.    Ash Duban – 74 Points
2.    Keira McVitty – 67 Points
3.    Ainara Elbusto – 64 Points
4.    Vittoria Reati – 60 Points
5.    Jasmine Dotti – 57 Points
6.    Jo Celso – 48 Points
7.    Ana Usabiaga – 47 Points
8.    Johanna Jahnke – 47 Points
9.    Francisca Campos – 41 Points
10.    Veronika Volok – 39 Points

The first lap of the men’s race opened in similar fashion, with the top 20 all chasing those precious first lap prime points. Augusto Reati outsprinted the pack to take the award and the pace continued in following laps with series leader Colin Strickland and teammate Aldo Ilesic right on the front.

Ilesic on the front with Strickland in the red series leader jersey behind. Photo: @tornanti_cc

The Aventon Factory Team, Allez-Allez Specialized and Poloandbike squads all displayed teamwork to attack and control the front of the race. Meanwhile, past RHC winner turned pro road racer, Evan Murphy, worked against those tactics with a series of attacks to force the race in his favor, ultimately winning him the Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist.

Evan Murphy accelerating ahead of series leader Strickland. Photo: @tornanti_cc

After Daniel Holloway took the halfway prime, the lead position shuffled a number of times with Strickland, Olivier Leroy and Murphy in close pursuit. With three laps to go, notorious field sprinter Justin Williams forced a separation ahead of Strickland. Strickland would ultimately drop Williams with a 2 second gap heading into the final lap. 

Strickland powering through the final laps. Photo: tornanti_cc

With one lap to go, Tristan Uhl made a surprise move to bridge the gap to Strickland, chasing close on his wheel through every turn, managing a neck and neck sprint through to the finish, where Strickland managed to hold on for a slight lead at the line. With the victory, Strickland extended his lead over teammate Ilesic to 27 points (108-81). 2015 men’s series champion Ivan Ravaioli currently occupies third place in the standings (76 points) after his fifth place finish in Barcelona. 

Strickland maintains his 2016 series sweep. Photo: tornanti_cc

Men’s Results
1. Colin Strickland (Allez-Allez Specialized, USA)
2. Tristan Uhl (Aventon Factory Team, USA)
3. Aldo Ino Ilesic (Allez-Allez Specialized, SL) 
4. Alvise Zanasca (Bahumer Racing Team, IT)
5. Ivan Ravaioli (Team Cinelli Chrome, IT)
6. Luis Junquera (Poloandbike, MX)
7. David Van Eerd (Zrtc Theo Middelkamp, FR)
8. Marius Petrache (Team Cinelli Chrome, RO)
9. Andrea Vassallo (LaClassicaRacing Team by Speedgang, IT)
10. Mario Junquera (Poloandbike, ES)

1st Lap (breakfast prime): Augusto Reati, IT
Halfway (dinner prime): Daniel Holloway, USA
Fastest Qualifying Lap: Colin Strickland, USA
Rockstar Games Top Antagonist: Evan Murphy, USA

Men’s Series Standings
1. Colin Strickland – 108 Points
2. Aldo Ino Ilesic – 81 Points
3. Ivan Ravaioli – 76 Points
4. Tristan Uhl – 48 Points
5. Daniele Callegarin – 46 Points
6. Alvise Zanasca – 43 Points
7. Marius Petrache – 39 Points
8. Alec Briggs – 38 Points
9. Olivier Leroy – 34 Points
10. Andrea Vassallo – 33 Points

Congratulations to all the competitors, as we look ahead to the 2016 series finale in Milan on October 1st. For more details, make sure to visit or the official Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Fan Vids Round-up: GTA Online Cunning Stunts Showcases, When Nature Calls & More

Posted on August 31 2016, 12:56pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

The latest collection of Fan Videos showcases folks working wonders with GTA Online: Cunning Stunts, some of Los Santos' finest auteurs continuing to dazzle with the Rockstar Editor and more. This round-up features a beautifully-shot piece that will leave you wanting to run straight to Vespucci Beach, new music from an old friend, and a graphic Western homage. Check out these and more visual treats below.

GTA 5 - Cunning Stunts DLC | Vehicle Showcase #2 by EvolveStunting

Last seen at the Newswire in February with some impressive BMX trickery, the Evolve gang is back at it with their second Cunning Stunts vehicle showcase. Having already released one Cunning Stunts showcase, watch this time around as these stunters take it to the limit and get top level performances out of the ETR1, RE-7B, BF400 and all the rest.

Low Tide (GTA 5 Rockstar Editor Machinima) by Logic-Films

As a collective, Logic-Films are known primarily for stylish showcases of GTA Online vehicles. This time around, editor Drowsy mixes things up with a tribute to summer. Set to XY & O's song of the same name, the video - according to the group's blog - was "inspired by different photographers/video makers who do very beautiful lifestyle/travel work." With mesmerizing sunrises, enticing waves and shots of Los Santos beach bums in their natural habitat, the warm and sunny vibes of this clip make for a perfect epilogue in the last fleeting days of summer.

Power Unlimited - GTA V Rockstar Editor by K Mountilla

K Mountilla sent us this tribute to the vehicles of Los Santos, captured during a PS4 car meet and sporting a deep roster of cars and motorcycles from GTA Online. K combines sexy close-ups, first-person POV and shots that change velocity, dancing along to the soundtrack. Particularly exhilarating is this lightning-fast sequence from behind the wheel.

GTA V - When Nature Calls (Rockstar Editor) by Duggy

Previously featured at the Newswire, for his use of GTAV as an inspired backdrop for Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot soliloquy - this time Duggy addresses the seemingly innocent and victimless act of relieving oneself in the woods. Watch as Michael peacefully breaks the seal, only for it to give him the scare of a lifetime. Think the Fighting Trees from The Wizard of Oz, only weirder...

Mission Music [Original] by SquidPhysics

Long-time Rockstar theme song cover wizard Squid Physics, known for epic one-man-band versions of the music from GTA III, GTAV and everything in between, has decided to branch out into the world of originals. First releasing the theme from an imagined GTA set in Las Venturas in June, Squid then released this music which is supposed to be the accompaniment to an imaginary Grand Theft Auto desert mission. Broken into three parts - "a stealth bit, firefight and getaway" - this piece at times has hints of Middle Eastern, Western and even free jazz influences. Also worth a listen is Squid's recent Vice City-inspired theme, which uses the original as a starting point and takes it to maximum levels of funkiness.

GTA V - Ricochet [Rockstar Editor Short] by Zadrium

The REBL Crew's Zadrium is responsible for this homage to the Western film genre. Kicking things off with "Man with a Harmonica" (off the staple Once Upon a Time in the West and by Spaghetti Western soundtrack king Ennio Morricone), it's evident from the start that the standoff won't end in a handshake, even when the soundtrack shifts to Andrea Bocelli's "Con te Partirò," a song with a rich cinematic history of its own.

Lampshades (PC Rockstar Editor) by Lu Iggy

Modest Mouse fan Lu Iggy took inspiration from the video to their 2014 hit "Lampshades on Fire" and the result is an excellent reimagining. Mr. Iggy, who's The Raid made it into a previous Newswire round-up this past March (definitely check out Part 2 here), uses a similar cutting style as the original and takes it a step further with all sorts of unsavory characters.

GTA Online: Sumo by Channel V

Inspired by the traditional Japanese sport of Sumo itself, Channel V's tribute to the GTA Online Sumo Mode features two Vapid Slamvans wrestling it out for supremacy. The producers put some brilliant touches on this one - from the use of the Oriental Theater location in Downtown Vinewood to the Eastern-flavored soundtrack and clever nods to Shiko (the routine stamping of the legs by Sumo wrestlers for intimidation), to the full grappling bout.

Also Check Out:
ROWYCO (GTA Greenscreen Project) by Kurryhuhn
GTA Z - Zombie Apocalypse Ep.5 (Rockstar Editor Cinematic) by Duggy
Sabre Turbo Custom Showcase (GTA 5 Rockstar Editor)' by Logic-Films
GTA - Drift Tampa [Rockstar Editor Showcase] by Müz
Bravado Youga Drift Sessions by L.S. Drifts
Windsor Drop promotional video. (GTAOnline) by Mathewisonfire

If you've been creating some serious Rockstar Editor visuals and would like to share it with the community, drop a link in the comments below or email us directly to give it a watch at


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Rockstar Verified Creator Stunt Races Contest

Posted on August 30 2016, 11:24am | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

With the release of the Stunt Race Creator, over 200 new and unique props have been added to the GTA Online Job Creator tool. With vast possibilities for inventive Social Club members to now create Stunt Races, this week you also have the opportunity to get your original Stunt Race officially Rockstar Verified and earn a whopping GTA$8,000,000. The chosen Stunt Races will be featured here at the Rockstar Newswire and their creators will also be extended an invitation to talk us through their award-winning Job on the official Rockstar Games live stream on Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

To enter your Stunt Race into consideration, you must tag it with "Stunts" via the My Jobs page on Social Club. To ensure that all eligible Stunt Races are properly epic experiences, your entry must contain at least 18 checkpoints, at least 118 separate props and make sure that they're published to Social Club before 11:59 PM Eastern Monday September 12th. Beyond that, it's entirely up to you to make the most thrilling and original Stunt Race possible and compete for fame and GTA$ fortune. Stunt Races that you’ve already created or have begun working on over the past month are also eligible for entry, as long as they meet the other stated requirements and are tagged with “Stunts” on Social Club. See full terms and conditions here.

To give yourself the best possible chance of making it as a Verified Creator, make sure to check out the official how-to guide that's just been added to the Creator PDFs at the Social Club website and keep a look out this week for some more pro tips here at the Newswire on making a Stunt Race that Jock Cranley himself would risk life and limb to conquer.

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GTA Online Freemode Week: Double GTA$ & RP on Freemode Events and More (Aug 26 - Sept 1)

Posted on August 26 2016, 7:41am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

This week in GTA Online, Freemode is the place to be for opportunities to expand your Maze Bank balance and increase your reputation. The chaotic impromptu games and challenges known as Freemode Events will be awarding Double GTA$ and RP now through Thursday, September 1st. There are also new discounts on select vehicles and vehicle mods, as well as on weapons and high end weapon finishes including gilded metal, luxury finishes and more. Plus a new Premium Race for players looking for another way to boost their bankroll.


Starting today, participating in GTA Online Freemode Events will earn you Double GTA$ and RP (with the exception of Time Trials). So get ready to dive into action-packed activities and challenges from the Freemode Events Update, including everything from the wanton destruction of Criminal Damage to the smuggling of Dead Drop and everything in between.


With many of the Freemode Events requiring a quick and sturdy set of wheels, don't miss out on this week’s vehicle discounts. If you're looking for a ride that will take you through the Checkpoint Challenge, why not pick up the high speed Vapid FMJ, available at a 25% discount. And with 50% off the Karin Sultan RS upgrade from Benny’s, you can zip around in this swift and durable vehicle that’s great for competing in Hot Property. Also, make sure to give your new purchases the protection they deserve with 50% off Ignition and Car Bombs during this bonus period, perfect for catching an unsuspecting enemy trying to make a getaway with your prize possession. After your cars have undoubtedly taken a licking, freshen them up with 25% off all resprays.


The folks at Ammu-Nation understand that you’ll need firepower if you're going to compete in trigger-happy events like King of the Castle, so they’ve lined up some healthy discounts to help give you the edge you need. Protect your neck with 50% off Body Armor and Pistols, and with SMGs and Assault Rifles at 25% off, you can hit your foes hard and not your bank account. Finally, there's no rule that says you can't assail in style, so enjoy 50% off all Luxury Weapon Finishes from the Ill-Gotten Gains and Executives and Other Criminals updates.


For big earnings on the track, get some runs in on Rally, this week's Premium Stunt Race which like all Premium Races, pays top finishers GTA$100,000 for first, GTA$30,000 for second and GTA$20,000 for third. Set to Sports vehicles only, all competitors in this Grand Senora-based Point to Point will be awarded Triple RP. To join in this high stakes activity, simply enter the yellow Premium Race blip at Legion Square or use the Quick Job App on your iFruit.

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Watch the Winning Video of the #CEO Rockstar Editor Contest: "Sellin' Dope" by Bill_BENEDICT

Posted on August 24 2016, 12:02pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Building a criminal empire is no small feat; building a silver screen masterpiece that documents the endeavor ain't easy either. Shout out to every filmmaker from the Social Club community who submitted their creative criminal antics to the #CEO Rockstar Editor contest. After watching every single entry there can be only one winner: a huge congratulations to Social Club member Bill_BENEDICT for his grand jury prize winning entry, “SELLIN' DOPE.” Along with inalienable bragging rights, Bill will be receiving the customized Director's Chair, the super rare GTAV Varsity Jacket complete with Director's patch and the coveted Rockstar Editor trophy.

So kick back on your Office couch, pour yourself an Executive-style liquid lunch, and enjoy these #CEO winner, runner-up and honorable mention entries.


The lifestyle of a successful Los Santos CEO is a fast paced cocktail of glamour and danger - details Bill_BENEDICT delivers with gusto in his prize-winning vid featuring luxurious Yachts and choppers, fast cars, beautiful women, tense glimpses of Buy missions with drop point flares burning, and stacks endlessly accumulating in the CEO's Office. However, it is not just the content of this video that made it the judges' favorite, but the fantastic visual style, employing impeccable composition, innovative camera tricks and lighting effects to make exceptional use of the Rockstar Editor tool. Bill also exhibits a keen understanding of how to edit to a soundtrack, matching the style and pacing of his clip to the titular song.


The two talented runners-up, ChronicBuzz187 and -tdr81, will each receive a $100 Rockstar Warehouse gift card and deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and collectibles.

A radical departure in style from Bill_BENEDICT's entry, ChronicBuzz187 is more Terrence Malick than Tarantino. Atmospheric lingering vignetted shots (including a masterful sequence depicting a Brickade Sell mission), a nuanced narrative about a CEO with a target on his back, and a hypnotizing soundtrack courtesy of The Hics. Be sure to watch through to the end for a brooding finale that ruminates on the true cost of a life of crime.

HY LIFE by -tdr81
An arresting opening POV shot makes for a clever framing device in -tdr81's whirlwind story of the trials and tribulations of a Southern San Andreas criminal Organization mastermind. While -tdr81’s CEO is out living the good life, his henchmen meet a myriad of missteps in their attempts to move high-priced Contraband. In the end however, the CEO takes extreme measures to make sure the job gets done.


Don’t miss a few fantastic honorable mentions that are definitely worth a watch.

Watch as --EVOLUT7ON--’s villainess makes her dreams of being the ultimate consigliere a reality, stylishly stealing and hacking her way to fortune and just as fiercely fighting her way to freedom.

GTA - THE CEO by ThePhantomMoose
In order to pull off the successful acquisition and distribution of Contraband, painstaking planning is necessary. ThePhantomMoose takes us for a walk in the shoes of a CEO who knows how to run his empire, and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty in the process.

Cash Kings LS Leader DmC213 rounds up his Executive staff for the ultimate takeover of the Los Santos underworld. With all the mischief and mayhem the Crew cause on the city streets, it can be hard to stay under the radar of the LSPD - leading to a climactic standoff.

The #CEO Rockstar Editor Contest (Announcement)
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