Pre-Order the GTAV PC Download at the Rockstar Warehouse Now to Get a Free Bonus Game and More

Posted on January 16 2015, 10:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Starting today, you can pre-order the digital download of Grand Theft Auto V for PC at the Rockstar Warehouse.

All players who pre-order the game (either the physical version or the digital download) will get a $1,000,000 in-game bonus to spend across Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA$500K for Story Mode and GTA$500K for GTA Online). 

And if you act quickly to pre-order the digital download version at the Rockstar Warehouse between now and February 1st, you will get a bonus free PC Digital Download from select titles (details), plus an additional GTA$300K for use in Grand Theft Auto Online.

The digital download version of GTAV for PC is also now available to pre-order from Steam, Amazon and other digital retailers.

Upcoming GTA Online Livestreams: Special Guests from the Stunting Scene & The Chain Gang of 1974

Posted on January 15 2015, 1:18pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games



Join us over the coming days for a special pair of GTA community livestreams at the Rockstar Twitch channel:

Friday Jan 16     4pm ET*
Stunting and Racing with special guests Kwebbelkop, Jelly and more
Tomorrow, we're honored to welcome some special guests to the Rockstar livestream studio, renowned GTA stunting community veteran Kwebbelkop along with Jelly of the GTA5Videos fan channel on YouTube. You may be familiar with Kweb and Jelly's channels for their amazing stunt montage videos including many we've featured here at the Newswire over the years - both of the guys are visiting NYC all the way from the Netherlands this week, and while in town, they're dropping by for this special stream with live stunt challenges and Races along with some other special invited lobby guests from the stunting scene to be announced.

Monday Jan 19     4pm ET*
GTAV Soundtrack Edition featuring THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974
Kamtin Mohager aka The Chain Gang of 1974 is the artist behind one of Grand Theft Auto V's most iconic songs, "Sleepwalking" as heard in the game's Official Launch Trailer. Kam's in town this week doing shows in NYC with Dillon Francis and is swinging by this Monday afternoon to get down in some GTA Online with us live on Twitch, so make sure to jump into the chat for the chance to ask questions live and be on the lookout for some special giveaways as well.


* 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.

GTAV PC: New Release Date, First Screens and System Specs

Posted on January 13 2015, 10:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

As we head into 2015, we would like to share the first screens and system specs of Grand Theft Auto V for PC as well as a new release date of March 24, 2015. 

Our apologies for the slight shift in the date but the game requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be. Moving a release date is never a decision we take lightly and is a choice we make only when we know it is in the best interests of the game and our fans. Thanks everyone for your understanding and we assure you these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive in March.

GTA Online for PC, which will support up to 30 players, will launch alongside GTAV for PC and will include GTA Online Heists.  Online Heists for consoles will be launching in the coming weeks ahead of the PC launch.

Click on each new screenshot to see them in full 4K resolution, and read on for the game's official system specifications and additional info. 

GTAV for PC pushes Los Santos and Blaine County to even greater levels of detail, running at 1080p and 60fps with up to 4K resolution and support for up to triple monitor configurations, as well as NVidia 3D Vision for up to triple monitor setups.

GTAV for PC also includes the new Rockstar Editor, which gives players a full suite of editing tools to create and publish gameplay clips direct to both Social Club and YouTube. 

Below, check out official minimum and recommended specs and stay tuned for more information on GTAV for PC in the coming weeks.

Minimum specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Memory: 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

Recommended specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

Over time, downloadable content and programming changes will change the system requirements for this game. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and www.rockstargames.com/support for current compatibility information. Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.
 
Other requirements: Installation and online play requires log-in to Rockstar Games Social Club (13+) network; internet connection required for activation, online play, and periodic entitlement verification; software installations required including Rockstar Games Social Club platform, DirectX, Chromium, and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 sp1 Redistributable Package, and authentication software that recognizes certain hardware attributes for entitlement, digital rights management, system, and other support purposes. Single use serial code registration via internet required; registration is limited to one Rockstar Games Social Club Account (13+) per serial code; only one log-in allowed per Social Club account at any time; serial code(s) are non-transferable once used; Social Club accounts are non-transferrable.

GTA Fan Vids: A Clockwork Orange Montage, The Beauty of Blaine County vs. The Streets of Los Santos, Military Miniatures and More

Posted on January 12 2015, 5:08pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

The latest round-up of eye-catching excellence from the GTA fan community features a recreation of iconic scenes from a Kubrick classic, a couple of videos that artfully convey the contrast between the mean streets of Los Santos and the picturesque scenery of Blaine County, as well as some other great clips we've spotted.

GTA Online - A Clockwork Orange by GTA Series Videos 
The droogs at GTA Series Videos bring us this impressive homage to many of the classic scenes in Kubrick's film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. Especially ingenious is the recreation of the film's driving scene via a creative 'green screen' approach.

The Beauty of Blaine County & The Streets of Los Santos by SA96HD
A study of the two very distinct sides of Southern San Andreas, this pair of videos from SA96HD capture both the dark underbelly of Los Santos and the comely countryside of Blaine County.

Toy Soldiers | GTA 5 Tilt Shift / Miniature Army by 8-BIT BASTARD
Here, 8-BIT BASTARD uses the tilt-shift technique to turn Los Santos into a battleground for tiny toy soldiers.

Also Check Out:
GTA 5 - A World in Miniature by GTA Series Videos

Most Wanted Trailer #1 (2015) - GTA 5 Next Gen Movie HD by Commandoflauge
In the spirit of action-comedy buddy movies comes this story of two down on their luck, not-so-bright friends who resort to a life of crime in the big city. When a botched break-in ends in an explosive public disaster the two find themselves on the run from Federal agents as the "most wanted" pair in Los Santos.

Also Check Out:
GTA 5 Movie Trailer | El Bastardo by 8-BIT BASTARD w. El Serpe
GTA 5 Movie Trailer (Crank High Voltage) Parody by Ramsking

Queen Of The Skies: GTA5 Stunt Montage by ash0191 edited By FishyDizzle
We've seen some pretty cool and elaborate stunt videos in the last year from EvolveStunting editors ash0191 and FishyDizzle, including ash's recent GTA5 Next Gen: Skydive and Fishy's "Persistance" Minitage. Now they combine their talents on this excellent aerial outing to showcase a skilled heroine perfecting many of the popular FPS skydiving tricks of the trade. 

Also Check Out:
Evolve Stunting: Best Stunts of 2014 by EvolveStunting
Act Like You Know - GTA V Online PS4 - Wingsuit / BASE Jump / Skydive by Tommy Soulier

 

HOLIDAY HIJINX
And here are a few of our favorite holiday-themed productions from the recently wrapped up Festive Surprise:

Snow Time Lapse – The Art of Winter by DOM098652
DOM098652 uses the time-lapse technique here to document that rare San Andreas snowfall that took place recently across Los Santos & Blaine County as part of the Festive Surprise.

GTAV The Not So Merry Christmas by Stephane Julien
In this video, SgtIrase and the naughty boys and girls from the Black Bulls Gang Crew got together to spread their own twisted version of holiday cheer.

Also Check Out:
CHRISTMAS IN LOS SANTOS by KOKONITOS VIDS
Let it Snow in Los Santos by Archie Raine
GTA Online | The Lynch Mob "Evil Elves" by The MOBS
A GTA Christmas Story: GTA V Festive Surprise Update by Bombastic Gamer Films
GTAV First Person Gun Sync Holiday Special by SilverzDH

 

Of course, if you've got an excellent GTA or Rockstar themed clip of your own that you think the world needs to see, send it our way to have a look at mouthoff@rockstargames.com, and we may feature it in a future round-up here at the Newswire. Also, to see lots of great vids shared on the regular – make sure you’re following us on Twitter.


Previously: 
Awesome PS4 & Xbox One Action

#FestiveSurprise Snapmatic Selections

Posted on January 7 2015, 11:16am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

We hope everyone enjoyed celebrating the holidays in GTA Online with all the new goodies from the Festive Surprise, as well as the freak bouts of snowfall that covered the streets of Los Santos and the hills of Blaine County. We certainly enjoyed checking out all the #FestiveSurprise tagged Snapmatic pics on Social Club. You can see our official selections below (each of which receives GTA$1M), along with a few honorable mentions.

And while the seasonal masks and clothing may be gone, there's still plenty to get your hands on from those that skipped the holiday rush, including the ability to purchase a third property and those four new vehicles to help fill up that new garage with - the Hot Rod Rat-Truck, Slam Van and the Massacro and Jester sports cars with Race liveries. 

Plus, you can make spirits bright all year long with the new Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines at Ammu-Nation any time. And for those who may have missed out on a few of the rare collectible Crate Drop items around Christmas, watch the skies this coming Friday through Sunday for your chance to score the coveted Vivisection tee, the Supa Wet Beer Hat and the Please Stop Me Mask. Happy New Year and look out for lots of great stuff here on the Newswire in 2015.

#FESTIVESURPRISE SNAPMATIC PHOTO CHALLENGE SELECTIONS


"Proximity Mines? You shouldn't have!" Duffi_21 captures "The Best Moment of Christmas" as the GTAPhotographers Crew seize upon their festive haul. We also liked Duffi's pic of Rudolph, Blitzer and Crew rolling on BMXs with Saint Nick's Bifta in tow.


When Santa is done delivering presents for the year he swaps his sleigh for an LCC Innovation and rides out with a new-look Mary Christmas on the back of his hog. Props to R1CHIEC for a brilliantly conceived and executed pic.


mathewisonfire's perfect stocking filler ain't Nuthin' But An 'E' Thang. Dr. Dre himself would be proud of this festive tribute album created using the Snapmatic meme creator.


If you see the glowing nose of a Homing Missile from the new Launcher coming towards you, you'll know that sickbiyatch of the Pussi Riot Crew definitely doesn't want you joining in any reindeer games. 


In a scene evoking Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life, lvc0034 snaps his Rat-Truck filled with gas and ready for the long Christmas Eve drive home.

Honorable Mentions...

• Headlights reflecting in the snow bring this enormous Christmas Tree outline to life in Christmas Car Postcard from .Bjodjus..

• Santa steps up to the plate for some well-earned Boxing Day R & R, with SilverFox1 playing backstop.

• As K1LL3R.BUST3R was turning around, down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound!

• "The Beauty of Winter" framed magnificently by well-known Snapmatic photographer HairyHole.

• Snapmatic Art Crew Commissioner RyanArtWorks perfectly captures Father Christmas unleashing a Homing Missile into the night sky.

 

Previously:
The GTA Online Festive Surprise
Snapmatic Contest Winners: #TrickOrTreat and #GTASanAndreas

Double GTA$ & Double RP Featured Playlists in GTA Online this Weekend

Posted on January 2 2015, 7:33am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Featured Playlists are a new feature recently added to GTA Online allowing players on all consoles to launch directly into a Rockstar Created Featured Playlist of GTA Online action with just one button press. We'll be regularly rotating this Playlist to give you a varied lineup of fun Jobs to get your teeth into. Just look for the Featured Playlist button on the GTAV launch screens, or if you're on PS4 you can also launch directly from the PS4 home menu using the Live Tiles feature.

And as an extra bonus this weekend (Friday, Jan 2nd through Monday, Jan 5th), we'll be running Featured Playlists with Double GTA$ and Double RP rewards to help you move up in the world. Each Playlist will contain a Race, Deathmatch, Capture and a Last Team Standing Job to give you a four-course menu of GTA Online game modes. Additionally, we've carefully curated these Playlists so that the Races are for Sports or Muscle car classes to help you take advantage of the four new vehicles released with the GTA Online Festive Surprise: Slam Van, Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, and the Massacro and Jester Race liveries. Players on Xbox One and PS4 will have access to four up-to-30 player Jobs in each Playlist. Read on for info about the Jobs in the special Double GTA$ & Double RP Featured Playlists.


Teaming up to halt an invading truck in Frigit Factory LTS.


Hit the jump to read the lineup of Double GTA$ Featured Playlist Jobs.

Fan Art: Festive Finery, GIF Wrapped Goodies and More

Posted on December 22 2014, 11:20am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

'Tis the season, and what better time to unwrap some of the latest and greatest artwork by the ever-creative GTA community. We start with a cheeky glimpse at how the stars of GTAV might look decked out in their festive finery, take in the latest GIF magic by Julia Scott, check out a Porsche with a killer paint job, and much more.

As always, should you come across any impressive GTA or Rockstar-related art or photos, be sure to share them in the comments section for the community to enjoy or send them our way via Mouthoff and follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.


Michael, Franklin, Trevor and even Chop get in the festive spirit with obligatory garish jumpers in these fun pictures Tweeted by @richardholland_. A "Merry F*ckin' Christmas" indeed from all of us here at Rockstar.


Julia Scott, aka inkdrinker on Tumblr, is the GIF that keeps on giving. We've featured her Graphics Interchange Format masterworks a few times on the Newswire, and these piece on Trevor brilliantly captures his chaotic life leading up to the events of GTAV.

  
We featured Juan Muñoz back in August for his vintage portrait of Michael, Franklin and Trevor. More recently he has created this more contemporary take on the trio in his own distinctive style as seen on the left. On the right, we find out that Twitch streamer and friend of Rockstar Jade Jolie's skills aren't restricted to DNFs on our live streams. She shared these work-in-progress canvas paintings of Michael and Franklin on her Twitter account. UPDATE: check out Jade’s finished paintings (including Trevor) here.

  
We've seen minimally-styled posters for our games in the past, and this trio for GTAV, featuring Michael, Franklin and Trevor respectively by deviantARTist LandLCreations, are among our favorites. Despite the spartan approach you still get a strong feel for each character, and for the unmistakeable vistas of Los Santos and Blaine County.


 
Simply titled "Firemen" (left) Andrea, aka thisgamergirl on Tumblr, has added flame and smoke effects to this shot of Michael and Franklin to give a real sense of the rising heat. Meanwhile, the-dead-trees on Tumblr shows some love to Wade (right).

 


These cartoons by battybooo on Tumblr are just about as adorable as a blood-soaked bat wielding psychopath and a gun-toting serial robber can get. We're looking forward to seeing her take on Franklin, and also enjoyed this pic of Michael and Trevor getting schoolyard on one another.


Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, this Snapmatic shot of the Ferris Whale on Del Perro Pier reflected in the water by thegta5photographer on Instagram is a stunner.

 

Trevor Philips is a popular subject for fan art portraiture, and we're digging this piece by thisgamergirl on Tumblr.


Looking like it rolled right out of TransFender Body Swap Shop, we're not sure if benjaminnparsons on Instagram drives this Porsche or simply spotted it out and about. Groooovy indeed!

 

atleastoneperday on Tumblr specializes in stylish pen drawings inspired by games, movies and TV. This sketch of a mime artist, about to understand that Trevor's bat very much exists, caught our eye.


Sometimes the simplest ideas produce the most eye-catching results. This timelapse Vine by ren hlasny manages to catch Trevor nicely with just a few strokes.

 

Did Somebody Say Yoga? Michael wrestles with a new pastime in this less than flattering portrait by kristyphilips on Tumblr.

 

Previously:
Fan Art: Halloween at Bullworth, Masterwork Miniatures, GTA Tats and More
Fan Art: Snapmatic Surrealism, Bullworth GIFs, Throwback Art and More
Trevor on Canvas, Damned Brotherhood Portraits, You Only Live Once Photo Journal & More

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Updated for iOS and Now Available for Android and Amazon Devices

Posted on December 18 2014, 1:02pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has just been updated for iOS devices and for the first time ever is now available for Android and Amazon Kindle Fire users as well.

This updated version features new highly customizable touchscreen controls, physical controller support, plus high resolution widescreen display on supported devices, as well as full Retina Display resolution on iOS. 

Chinatown Wars works universally across all your supported phones, tablets and devices, including the Google Nexus Player and Amazon Fire TV.  We’ve also upgraded all our original iOS versions with the same universal capability, so everyone can enjoy the update regardless of which version they originally purchased. For more information regarding compatibility, please see our Support site.

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For Max Payne 3 to Grand Theft Auto V and beyond, Crews are groups of Social Club members who form persistent teams to compete and earn rewards in-game and on the Social Club website. Create a Crew or join one now - here are some Crews we've featured in the Crew Cut here at the Newswire:

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