Posted on June 9 2014, 11:10pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games
Today we're proud to announce that the critically-acclaimed and record-breaking Grand Theft Auto V is coming this fall to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Grand Theft Auto V will take full advantage of the power of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions all work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North’s epic reimagining of Southern California.
Switch between the interconnected lives of Michael, Trevor and Franklin as they embark on a series of heists across Los Santos and Blaine County in the biggest, deepest and richest open world experience yet, with game world enhancements that include new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects, and an array of new details to discover.
The new generation upgrades also extend to Grand Theft Auto Online, an ever-evolving Grand Theft Auto universe. Rise through the criminal ranks by banding together to complete Jobs for cash, purchase properties, vehicles and character upgrades, compete in traditional competitive modes, or create your own content to play and share with the Grand Theft Auto community.
All new content and gameplay created since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, including an extensive array of new Jobs, an arsenal of new weapons, scores of new vehicles, new properties and player customizations will also be available for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One and PC with much more to come. In addition, the current community of players will have the ability to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC.
Grand Theft Auto V for PC will also feature a video editor designed for advanced movie-making.
Check out the new video that debuted tonight during Sony's E3 press conference above, and visit rockstargames.com/V/order to pre-order.
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.
This round of Crew recruitment pitches features some varying perspectives when it comes to running and setting the tone for a GTA Online squad. From the nonconformist doctrine of the Eternal Lost Souls, to the exuberant, fun-loving, light-hearted nostalgia of the New Wave, you will most assuredly find a place to get in where you fit in. Read on below for the latest lineup to see if you can find a recruiting Crew that fits your personal style.
Posted on June 2 2014, 1:54pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
Check out some of the latest and greatest videos to come out of the esteemed GTAV stunting scene – with an array of daredevils who challenge gravity with death defying tricks on BMX bikes, bulky monolithic jets and even some heart-dropping freefalling feats. This week’s roundup of standout GTA fan videos also features the return of the 80s obsessed MajamiHiroz with an 8-bit rendition of the original GTAV trailer, a campy homage to the old school TV staple The Fall Guy and lots of other fun clips rounded up down bottom. Enjoy!
True believers, bear witness to amazing stuntman RKM as he trades in his agile wall-crawling Pegassi sports bike for a parachute to don the red and blue of another super iconic hero. Plummeting his way through the narrowest gaps and spaces of the LS skyline, he doesn't pull the ripcord until after threading some unbelievable needles, making "falling with style" look second nature.
This stylish collaboration between GTAV Stunter DutchHDgamer and video editor TheGalleTasHD is the perfect blend of technique, graceful landings and savvy camera placement. With the vibe of an extreme sportsman's day well spent, getting elevated over the rooftops of Los Santos, pulling off some seriously sick tricks on the LSI tarmac - and perhaps most notably, a meticulously timed circus act employing a Truffade Adder, a Titan and a HVY Dump truck (at 1:40, graciously slow-motioned for your enjoyment).
"It's a death-defying life I lead... I take my chances..." Speaking of the 80s, those of a certain age may fondly remember the network TV series The Fall Guyfor its campy humor, over-the-top stunts and glamorous celebrity cameos. German YouTuber ODog HBDogs, working in collaboration with members of the GTA V Fall Guys and PainKillaZz Crews, has put together a delightfully nostalgic homage filmed on location in Los Santos and Blaine County that matches up well against the original with big explosions and set-piece spills to match.
We've seen a wide array of videos boasting impressively staged and improvised vehicle stunts, and this one from DALLMYD features the surprisingly versatile Titan in the starring role. Beyond putting on a fine air show, the beast of a military plane also proves to double nicely as a motorbike launching pad, a perfect BASE jump plank that can accommodate your whole Crew, and a makeshift Speedophile ramp.
FrannciiSs's Jet Domination montage featuring the P-996 Lazer starts off as a serenely chill showcase of an adrenaline-junkies pleasures traversing high and low over the rooftops and bridges of Los Santos. Then at about the 1:30 mark it really kicks into high gear with an impressive reverse takeoff that transitions into slick aerial maneuvering, with a particularly stunning one-winged spiral through the La Mesa storm drain canals.
MORE RECOMMENDED VIEWING
Also don’t miss these fun recent vids that we recently spotted and shouted out on Twitter – make sure you’re following us there to see some great videos shared on the regular:
GTA 5: Sailing Safety by NoFunAllowed: The do's and don'ts of sailing told through a fun little silent film that isn't afraid to poke a bit of fun at the stunt montage genre.
GTA 5 SIEGE!! - Cops & Robbers GTA V by HikePlays: Hike and friends engage in a fun metagame dubbed "SIEGE". The object being to take over the area or building the enemy is claiming as their base without the use of more powerful weapons such as explosives, miniguns or rocket launchers.
"The Reason" A Freestyle BMX Montage by Fishy Dizzle: BMX maestro, Fishy Dizzle has an entire showcase of slickly produced freestyle montages on his YouTube channel. His latest offering features big air jumps, wall rides, stair grinds and more. Dig in.
As always, if you've got an excellent GTA or Rockstar themed clip of your own that you think the world needs to see, feel free to drop it in the comments for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to have a look at email@example.com, and we may feature it in a future round-up here at the Newswire.
Along with several Crews standing out as hives of Creator activity, we're also seeing a few individuals making their mark with the GTA Online Creator, earning their second Rockstar Verified Job honors this week. This latest batch also includes some tight, technical Deathmatches plus six new Races covering everything from high-concept to high jumps. Head over to each Job's Social Club page now and add them to your game to play them for yourselves, and keep an eye out for demonstrations of these Jobs on upcoming Rockstar live streams.
Jumps 'R' Us- Created by Evan3737 With Jobs titled Jump It Like It's Hot, Jump The Mountain and Jump-A-Thon in his back catalogue, Evan3737 knows how to make a jumping Race! Jumps 'R' Us diverges from the usual pattern of standard Highway jump Races though. In Jumps 'R' Us, a series of ramps launch racers between different road levels in Vinewood Hills, all the while taking in glorious views of downtown Los Santos as they go. A key feature is ramps placed at the end of long downhill sections, allowing players to build up the necessary speed to get some serious airtime.
Zancudo Outskirts - Created bykidkolumbo A “small and thoughtful Deathmatch designed around 4 v 4 play” and one of the most balanced user-created Deathmatches we’ve played, we stumbled across kidkolumbo's Creation via a promotional post on the GTA Content subreddit (a great place to discover fun community creations). As kidkolumbo explains "this map was created to take advantage of what type of shooter GTA is: a third person shooter. Props are littered smartly across the map, to shorten sightlines and provide safe havens for players working their way around." Players must always remain cautious of getting flanked and consider their team’s position and movement carefully. Weapon pickups entice players out of cover and into the line of fire, with the most valuable weapons in the least well covered areas. Teamwork and communication is crucial.
Baja Hangtime- Created by deejayb1874 A fun Race for off-road vehicles around the Vinewood Hills, this is a fairly long Race that features on and off-road sections, a tricky hairpin and one huge jump down a hill side that will have you going back for more. We especially enjoyed skidding our way around this one in the Bifta, but the faster car classes will allow you to get some truly spectacular air from the ramp half way around the lap. When not hanging out with the notorious Red Rum Racing Crew, deejayb1874 is a Commissioner of D1rty12 - a GTA Forums Crew who have been playing together since 2008. Any Social Club member looking for inspiration for their own Crew website should also to check out http://d12gaming.com.
Sultans of Swing- Created byNittyDon Yet another member of the Red Rum Racing Crew has their Job Verified: NittyDon has Created a Race for Sultans only along the dirt tracks in the Vinewood Hills. Easing off the accelerator at the crucial moment will allow you to navigate the tight twisting turns with a satisfying racing line, so be sure to choose this as a Non-Contact Race for a pure driving contest. Keep eyes peeled for a few sharp drops and inconveniently placed trees on the downhill sections.
The Valedictorian - Created by Fachuro Fachuro racks up his second Rockstar Verified Job with The Valedictorian. In keeping with The Academic and others, this is a high concept Race utilizing a woefully underused Sedan vehicle class. Wide sweeping turns combine with tight chicanes making car choice more important than ever. The Super Diamond takes the cake on speed and acceleration, but it's lack of traction and braking means it won't do you much good on the sharp turns. Stick with the Schafter, and prepare for a high re-playability factor: you'll want to practice until you can nail each corner perfectly.
Pier Pressure II - Created by handcuff_charlie Handcuff_charlie is a prolific Job creator with 90 published Jobs right now and an active profile in GTAForums’ content subforum. In Pier Pressure II, two teams face-off amongst the forest of wooden pillars beneath the Del Perro Pier. Opponents running at speed between pillars will be difficult to pick off with the handgun, so wait for them to get close before blowing them away with a shotgun. Alternatively, join the scramble for the single RPG at the top of the map and take aim at the gas cylinders for minimum effort but maximum results. Wrecked buses complete the scene of dereliction - use grenades to lure out anyone camping inside. It’s one of the few 4 team Deathmatches to pass our way and works brilliantly with 8 players, but supports up to 16.
Underground Shootout - Created by The_Jackal_4563 Having played through many Jobs created in this underground tunnel that didn't quite cut it, The_Jackal_4563's is the first we've found that really makes the area feel right. This is an intense, close-quarters Deathmatch with three different levels that demands tactical play. Sightlines are short so keep an eye on the minimap and use combat rolls to get around corners, close enough for a quick clean melee kill. The_Jackal_4563 has littered the map with mid-power, close range weapons that are perfect for dispensing any opponents who are getting up in your grill.
The Gordo Run - Created by matty256 A Race for "extreme off-roaders" over a dangerous and unforgiving trail in the northeast corner of Blaine County. A seemingly purpose-built bike path takes you up and over the peak of Mount Gordo, past the weather station and back around the side of the mountain. Stick to just two laps for this long Race, and make sure that you don't make the same mistakes the second time around. Reminiscent of Stream Racer from the last batch of Verified Jobs, skilled Sanchez riders need only apply - there are challenging turns, blind bends and death defying drops protected by only flimsy fences. Survive by the skin of your tires.
Los Santos GP Inner Loop - Created by Broughy1322 A "tight, technical, and tricky prospect" - this Grand Prix-style Race for Super cars takes you through downtown Los Santos and lower Rockford Hills. The Entity XF is a good choice for this (when is it not?) given the excellent traction and braking combined with punchy acceleration for the short straight-aways. Tricky sections through the hospital and under the Daily Globe building change up the feel of the Race as players are forced to reduce their speed. The Race really stands out due to very carefully considered prop placement to mark the route - from low tire walls to flashing arrows and a few well-placed shipping containers to cut off any shortcuts. Attention to detail from Broughy1322 should come as no surprise, given the in-depth review of each of the new High Life Update vehicles on his YouTube channel.
Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across both platforms, so whether you're on Xbox 360 or PS3, you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (you can also bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).
Go ahead and post your Job below in the comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race or Deathmatch that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.
Droves of players and their Crews turned out rolling in style in new Pegassi Zentornos and wheelie-stunting on Dinka Thrusts during the Social Club High Live Event. There were weekend-only Double GTA$ payouts in High Stakes Impromptu Races, and Triple RP in both golf and tennis, plus other limited time in-game bonuses like increased $10K wages, valuable Event Crate Drops containing free weaponry, RP boosts, and GTA$ stacks. Read on for some highlights including High Life live-streams and other fun weekend videos plus winners of the #HIGHLIFE Snapmatic photo contest and more.
THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR BROADCAST HIGH LIFE LIVE STREAM
Friday afternoon, we joined up with special guest members of the esteemed Achievement Hunters outfit (part of the Rooster Teeth comedy and gaming community), along with other members of the Social Club community to get into some High Life action, Verified Jobs and metagame craziness all streamed live. Check out the full two hour episode:
Some highlights not to miss:
(00:16:13) Bullpup Buttondown Beatdown We invited the Achievement Hunter crew up to GTADev1's brand new apartment at the Tinsel Towers to get acquainted. Once the ice was broken, we asked them to join us in an impromptu challenge. The objective: With Dev1 (aka Goose) and GTADev3 (aka Maverick), AH split into two teams - the first side to get dressed to impress at Ponsonbys, acquire the new Bullpup rifle from Ammu-nation and make it to the Vinewood sign hilltop (to lay in ambush for the other side) would win the challenge. Dev1 and MLP Michael's team won handily - and once at the Vinewood hilltop, all bets were off and Bullpups, rocket launchers, and renegade helis ran appropriately amok between everyone involved.
(00:36:50) FOREplay The Achievement Hunters returned to mix it up with us in FOREplay, a custom Deathmatch we created in honor of the Triple RP in golf and tennis that was available all weekend. Consisting of an iron, sticky bombs, carts and ramps, it wound up being 15 minutes of explosive chaos beyond what even Carl Spackler would have been capable of. There were even a few hilarious “look behind you moments” that caught everyone off guard.
(01:11:40) Loss Leader In this High Life Land Race featuring the new Zentornos, there are more than enough hairpin turns and curves to ensure crashes aplenty. After a race which was heavily led by Piggjam and FeymHD, RNT.2412 of NFCX took the lead late and won with a tidy time of 2:52, followed by KILLER_99997 in second and DrunkxDemon pulling up the rear in third.
(01:27:42) Tinsel Towers House Party GTADev3 was generous enough to invite a whole lobby’s worth of players over to his new Tinsel Towers pad for a little housewarming soirée and tour. Setting the mood with a barechested celebratory air thrust, things would only get more unruly from there. After some uncomfortable sleep creeping and a bizarre encounter in the powder room, it was clearly time to head on out and round out the rest of the stream playing some more Jobs including AH's own Juggernaut TDM. Thanks to our A-list house guests for stopping by: GTAm3n, MRGTAVInformer, Piggjam, RikkiVercetti, GermanScientist (who snapped a little selfie at the house party below), FeymHD as well as GTA fan site Crew The GTA Base's Lambentbunny and Crew Leader TylerTGTAB
The High Life Event Weekend also saw some awesome new videos and live-streams having fun with the all-new cars, weaponry, toasts and even the car horns.
We mentioned earlier that Lui Calibre and some of his friends including Vanoss Gaming and H20Delirious held a little High Life Car Horns Orchestra last week – and then on Saturday, the always creative GTA Series Videos guys truly took it to the next level with their full-fledged 5+ minute “GTA Online Concert” performance which you can watch below in all of its glory. Performed at the Sisyphus Theater in Vinewood Hills, the GTA Online Concert features their renditions of “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes, “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, the “Star Wars (Main Theme)” and even the “Soviet Connection” theme from GTAIV - to name a few. Slow clap, indeed.
On Saturday, there was also a full program of special featured guest live-streams hosted by some of our friends on Twitch and YouTube - including some where Rockstar devs were able to get in on the action:
Swiftor, who you may remember as having joined us in-studio during the last couple of Rockstar Broadcast Event streams, was kind enough to invite GTADev3 in to play with his community in some of the new Races and a couple fun minigames of his own. You can check out a segment of us chasing down each other's Zentorno's above..
Returning featured guest streamers from previous Event Weekends included HikeTheGamer and his Landed It Crew who did High Life Weekend broadcasts on both Saturday and Sunday - and Garrett Sutton (RedRobinz of Jobless Gamers) who did an epic 5+ hour stream on Saturday that was simulcast with fellow featured streamer and Squadcaster DatSaintsFan on his own Twitch channel. Watch Jobless’ full stream archive above to see us all getting down in some new High Life Races, homemade Captures, free mode car show fun and lots more.
Also check out the archived High Life stream hosted by one of the new faces in our featured guest stream lineup, MrBossFTW who broadcast some non-stop gameplay focusing on lots of the new Races and Zentornos with GTADev1 joining in a couple along the way.
#HIGHLIFE SNAPMATIC COMPETITION WINNERS And here are the winning Snapmatic photos from the #HIGHLIFE contest – each of these clever photographers walks away with GTA$1M and will get the exclusive in-game HIGHLIFE vanity plate as well.
"iGTA Off Off Broadway Play - Jazz Hands" by Ayreon01 The iGrandTheftAuto Crew really out did themselves with this imagined Off-Off-Broadway musical held at the Sisyphus amphitheater. Using the new High Life Jazz Hands toast to full Bob Fosse effect, the iGTA Crew were able to pull off one hell of a show. It was actually difficult to choose between a few of the Snapmatics that Ayreon01 posted from this musical performance, but the above one really stole the show. To check out the full gallery, including some behind-the-scenes rehearsal shots and some candids from the wrap party, check out the full image set posted on imgur.
"High Stakes" by shenizian Well, this one pretty much has it all. An airborne Huntley S and the Massacro and Zentorno all poised for a fast getaway from whatever was responsible for that raging explosion in the background. All while spectators from the ZWAME PT Crew cheer, salute and toast away by the roadside. A great use of the blur effect tool to capture a hectic and outrageous moment (the returning Snapmatic contest champion, shenizian also posted a blur-free version for those who may prefer that look).
"Pillbox Hill" by repdek An absolutely stunning entry that was taken by a member of the serious shutterbugs club of the 1,000 strong GTAPhotographers Crew. This SAGMA-worthy piece of Snapmatic art combines dramatic lighting to complement the heavy rain and an impeccably chosen Snapmatic filter that all play across the custom chrome surface of this Pegassi Zentorno.
"HIGHLIFE Plates" by HairyHole Also from the GTAPhotographers Crew, HairyHole was quite busy over the weekend with a few solid entries into the #HIGHLIFE competition including one that made it on to our Rockstar Broadcast live-stream on Friday. This one was truly sweet though - HairyHole cleverly used the Meme text feature in Snapmatic to simulate what the HIGHLIFE plate might look like on his own Massacro. Well, no need to fake it any longer, you’ve made it. Look for Hairy cruising around L.S. with a legit HIGHLIFE plate soon.
SNAPMATIC HONORABLE MENTIONS It’s always tough to narrow it down to just 5 winners, and here are some that we're pained to say just nearly made the cut.
"Welcome 2 the HighLife"- A perfect use of the new Face Palm toast and Snapmatic Meme generator to illustrate the pain of wrecking your brand new Zentorno, by YoungMottz.
"Cheatin' Like a Boss" - #1 most liked #HighLife shot on Social Club, ZazDillinger definitely deserves a shout out for this wonderfully framed shot admittedly using the in-game weather cheat to summon mother nature’s wrath at the Del Perro Pier, while watching from the safety of a Zentorno.
"Power Street"- An awesome light show effect coupled with space-age High Life text makes for one sweet and artful Snapmatic, by Banjabi.
HIGH LIFE SOCIAL CLUB EVENT SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS
Cheers also to all who participated and entered to win this weekend and of course to the V lucky grand prize winners of the High Life Event Sweepstakes giveaway - we are still presently confirming a few of them via email but for now we can congratulate mad2ko0l, stanggman75, iits.bee, jayjuttz and its_not_unusual. All of the final confirmed winners will be taking home the limited-edition GTA Five Iron Golf Club as well as official GTAV tees and stickers. There's also 10 Runners-up being confirmed who will each receive official t-shirts and stickers.
An important reminder to be sure to check your Social Club-linked emails account for possible notifications (check your spam folder as well to be safe) - and to make sure that your Social Club account is updated to be linked to your most actively used email account for just such occasions.
THE HIGH LIFE EVENT PLAYLIST
As an extended bonus to the High Life Event Weekend fun, you may have seen the High Life Event Playlist still live in-game. The Playlist is available from the Rockstar Playlists section of the pause menus, and contains the four new Races in the High Life Update so you can play through them back-to-back with the same group and find out who is the best player across a multitude of different car classes. With each Race locked to one of the new High Life vehicles, it’s a great opportunity to get to grips with the Dewbauchee Massacro, Enus Huntley S, Dinka Thrust motorbike and of course the Pegassi Zentorno. Keep an eye out for Event Playlists to play a part in future Social Club Event Weekends with some special challenges as well.
Stay tuned for information soon on the next content updates coming to Grand Theft Auto Online as well as more in-game bonus reward opportunities to be announced.
For this edition of the Crew Cut, we highlight some dedicated squads organizing their own awesome grassroots events and tournaments, recap the most recent official Crew vs. Crew live-stream confrontations and check out some excellent and creative Crew vids.
GRASSROOTS CREW EVENTS
The CAP PILLAS Crew's official Head Hollowers Tournament trailer.
For those looking to join up with a Crew that has lots of activity, you’d do well to give a look to some of these well-organized Crews that have been hosting everything from grassroots tournaments to indie Crew battles and more.
The CAP PILLAS (BANG) Crew for one are also putting together an epic tournament where they'll be competing amongst 21 other Crews to see which one emerges as sole survivor. Organized by Leader HOT_KIMERA (who helped run a similar Max Payne 3 tournament last year), Head Hollowers is a Free Aim fight to the finish being held June 13th-15th. Watch the trailer above to see a line-up of who's participating and read the video's About details on YouTube for full info on dates, times, rules and other particulars.
The Reapers of Lyfe (REAP) quite frequently post Team Deathmatch battles on their YouTube channel and with over 80 battle vids since March, REAP have a prolific output that perhaps even 2Pac would have had trouble keeping up with in his heyday. Led by CallmeChaun, this outfit is currently ranked 48th in TDMs with over 2,700 wins and a 1.33 K/D. Feel free to hit 'em up, if you're not afraid of winding up another notch on REAP's belt.
Another busy bunch are the TURNTUPGANG (TTUG), who have posted 40 battle videos on YouTube. With a solid 167th ranking for TDMs, TTUG are a selective gang, requiring prospective members to fill out this survey, covering everything from personal Crew history to motivations for joining.
And in addition to projectile competitions of the expected heavy artillery variety, we’re happy to report that Darts tournaments also seem to be in vogue. The infamous Ganja Outlaws slung some miniature arrows recently on the heels of their anniversary, and the Ageing Infidels (21UP) notably held a 24-man darts contest for members only. Following a third place runoff between brothers BigDen454 and WrenchedOut24 (the latter won those bragging rights), conk12 edged out -Quper- for the big W. 21UP are holding all sorts of team building activities that members (and prospective recruits) may want to look into participating in, from a golf tournament to homebrewed Crew battles.
LIVE BATTLE RECAP: Highway Reapers VS. Aegis Legion (796-749 REAP)
Highlights of the REAP VS. EGIS Crew Battle courtesy of Aegis Legion.
Speaking of Crews known for grassroots competitive activity, the Aegis Legion (EGIS) are also no slouches in that department – known for hosting such events as their current Limitless 16-Crew TDM tournament (currently in its 2nd round of competition - full details here). So when the TDM stat strong Free Aim outfit the Highway Reapers (REAP) Crew reached out for a PSN Crew vs Crew Challenge, we knew just who to line them up against.
From the outset of the battle, Aegis looked to have a leg up on the Reapers in the initial Team Deathmatch on the Vespucci Shoreline. However, some player drops on both sides resulted in a mutually agreed-upon restart. This time, the resolute Reapers rallied with a calculated vengeance, nabbing a win in every other team-based game mode played for a final score of 796 over Aegis Legion's 749. The Reapers' BloodyWarlord was particularly valuable, taking a definitive lead to first place in the bike Race Farm Fresh and capturing the highly contested tank during the Verified Job, GTA: That's My Rhino. Aegis Legion can, however, walk away with their heads held high after taking the top six positions in Business Trip showing steering wheel superiority against the motorbike savvy MC. You can watch the stream in its entirety at the Rockstar Twitch archive.
LIVE BATTLES RECAP: Ganja Outlaws VS. LS Mafia Family (846-754 LSMF)
Ganja Outlaws proudly posted this excerpt from the very beginning of the battle where we introduced WEED’s historical glory.
You better believe that LSMF are much better at GTA Online than they are at Skype - as evidenced by their stunning win in the contest that followed the initial meet and greet proceedings. LSMF graciously posted this excerpt to their own YouTube channel.
After beating the Ganja Outlaws (WEED) in a private battle, the LS Mafia Family (LSMF) Crew had the opportunity to offer a public rematch as they went live on our Rockstar Twitch channel in the most recent battle. For the Ganja Outlaws, it was the perfect way to celebrate their two-year anniversary on the Social Club as one of the O.G. Founder Crews. In a playlist consisting mostly of newly Verified Jobs, LSMF took an early nine point lead straight away on Stream Racer, a point to point bike Race created by Refuso of the Red Rum Racing (RRR1) Crew. After three rounds, the score was tied at 257 and the turning point came in That's My Rhino, which saw LSMF increase their lead from 5 to 19. From there, they never looked back, eventually winning the match 846-754. It was a high-stakes outing filled with intensity and drama - thanks to both Crews for an action-packed stream. Above you can watch a couple of excerpts from the episode that each Crew posted to their respective YouTube channels, and you can also watch the entire archived battle at Rockstar Twitch.
Have a Crew beef you want to settle or just want to flex your muscle in front of the masses? Send a link to your Crew page along with your preferred platform and what makes your squad stand out to CrewChallenges@rockstargames.com.
CREWS ON FILM
And here are just a couple especially standout Crew-made videos that are definitely worth a watch this week.
The Chaos From Above (CFAL) Crew continued the popular trend of re-enacting Hollywood favorites in GTA Online and went down a less traveled road... "Holiday Road" a la National Lampoon's Vacation. Scored to audio clips from the movie and driving a customized Dundreary Regina that is pretty darn close to the Griswold's family station wagon, the only thing that seems to be missing is Christie Brinkley as they make their way across the countryside to the promised land of the Del Perro Pier amusement park - which is never closed for repairs. For more great vids from CFAL, including a chaotic car plant courtesy of that very same wagon, take a gander at their official YouTube channel.
You have to respect a Crew brave enough to admit their shortcomings - and the Shaolin Riders (GONG) do so in appropriately self-deprecating fashion with this charming low-lights reel, "Loser" that is essentially Crew Leader Oracle13 getting waxed again and again. GONG have other awesome videos to choose from as well including this shoot 'em up with a side of Wu.
Posted on May 21 2014, 10:53am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
We recently took a look at a fan-made GTA Online playlist of created Jobs inspired by scenes from The Warriors and asked fans to share any Jobs they may have made in homage to favorite films or even our own games of yesteryear. For Rockstar fans feeling nostalgic, here’s a roundup of a few player-made Creator Jobs that came to our attention that have either been made in direct tribute to or are otherwise certainly reminiscent of classic Rockstar titles like Manhunt, Midnight Club, Smuggler’s Run and more. Check ‘em out and feel free to bookmark them for a play.
By day, Textile City appears to be a colorful tapestry of fabrics and commerce. As darkness descends and the rain starts to fall, the lawless streets of this trader's square suddenly run red with bloodshed. Small arms weapons are gathered near the center of this map, but venturing further out to the eastern fringe you'll discover a few hidden surprises to aid you in putting on quite the show for viewers at home.
Staggeredguitar invites players to "stab, bat and brutalize in this close quarters Manhunt style map". The narrow alleys and tight corners in downtown Rancho cement an unnerving atmosphere where you find yourself having to make careful choices about when and where to climb in pursuit of your prey. Touching down in someone's backyard, you may find yourself overrun by an enemy lying in wait or encounter a Molotov cocktail crashing down upon you, leaving no place to avoid the flames. If you enjoy this one, be sure to also check out Staggered's other Manhunt nods, MANHUNT (URBAN BEATDOWN) and MANHUNT (PIER PRESSURE).
“Drug smugglers are moving a larger shipment of product that has arrived in Paleto Bay. The thing is: the buyer is in Los Santos. First car there gets the payday of their lives.” There are four vehicle classes available for this endurance testing jaunt - Muscle, Off-Road, SUVs and Vans. While the Race begins on the smoothly paved west Highway 1 near Paleto Bay, things suddenly take a rural turn via a sharp left angle leading back into the Paleto Forest. Shooting straight up to the zigzags of the Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness, you'll find many opportunities to send an opponent spiraling off a hillside into an unforgiving ravine below. As you return to the civilization of Elysian Island and Banning you will literally smash through the gates towards the finish line but be mindful of the last few turns along the off-road trail in Rancho. You may be far from the northwest wilderness but you're just a sharp cut-off away from eating dirt.
This dry and barren stretch of desert wedged between the West Vinewood Hills and the Zancudo River pits "two teams to fight over an already occupied bag of goods", per creator giftedhanz19. By "already occupied" he means you will be interrupting a transaction in progress and the local yokels will not take too kindly to two groups of interlopers invading from the northern and southern parts of the map. Use all manner of off-road vehicle to make your escape but avoid the open roads as that will make it far easier for greedy pursuers to close the distance and snatch back the goods you've stolen.
If you spent countless hours battling it out within the posh corporate hallways and spacious lobbies of Branco Headquarters or exchanging gunfire along the rooftops of Club Moderno in Max Payne 3, this Created Job located in the attractively modern and remote confines of the Kortz Center offers up some of the best elements from your favorite Bullet Time shooter. Whether you're posted up in one of the many exterior stairwells, doing strategic sweeps with the Buzzard Attack Chopper or creeping through the hedge maze you'll have more than enough ample opportunities to keep the blood flowing and the bullets flying.
Also channeling the spirit of Max Payne 3 Multiplayer is a clever Capture by Creator Hiroshio, who seems to have a clear vision for this intense West Vinewood to Chamberlain Hills battle. Hiroshio states, "Your initiation into the gang consists of stealing. We've gotten word that multiple shipments of weapons and cash have been delivered. Steal these shipments and drop them off at our HQ. These shipments will be heavily guarded. Our gang members don't know you yet so they will shoot you on sight. Also beware of rival gang members. We're not the only ones who know about this." Los Santos may be quite a bit northwest of São Paulo but the challenging bag placement and vicious NPC Gang factions will make you start fiending for pain killers in no time.
This large circuit around the city, appropriately set in the dead of night, contains many strategic jumps and potential explosions. Starting out in centrally located La Mesa, you make your way east from Murietta Heights past several landmark locations and end up going as far south as Elysian Island, rounding the trek back to the finish line near Los Santos International Airport. The course itself is littered with wreckage and has a few ramps that are mandatory for clearance to the next checkpoint. For two decidedly different Race experiences, switch to motorbikes on your second playthrough and watch out for those unforgiving highway road signs.
This pedal to the metal, tire tread destroyer starts out in Rockford Hills, cutting a seismic fault line through West Vinewood, Burton, Richman, GWC and will even turn a few snooty heads near the Golfing Society if you opt to run this course during the daylight hours. Along this circuit, you'll encounter no less than four deceptively placed, razor sharp right turns that are specifically designed to promote car-on-car collision. If you are approaching one of those said turns amongst an armada of fellow racers, it may behoove you to let them race ahead directly into the turn and then nimbly skate by the twisted pileup unscathed.
It should come as no surprise that a Social Club member who is enrolled in the Bullworth Alumni Rockstar Crew would endeavor to recreate the campus hijinks of Bully in GTA Online. With the campus at the University of San Andreas Los Santos serving as the backdrop, you can duke it out with your most contentious classmates to prove who's the BMOC.
With plenty of melee weapons in plain view and only a few firearms scattered sparsely around this one, it'll be a recess-style mad dash to gain the upper hand in this chaotic DM. Lure opponents out to the center of the ULSA track-and-field stadium to show them the grass isn't the only thing getting mowed down today (you may also notice a cameo appearance from the Mower - a little nod to Jimmy Hopkins' many labored hours of detention).
If you’ve made or have come across any other fun homage Jobs whether based on a nostalgic Rockstar title, a favorite GTA mission or a classic film or TV show, share them with the community in the comments below – or send them our way directly to check out via mouthoff. GTA Online Creators can also feel free to tag #Throwback to your creation and we'll be looking at those in the future too to easily find and play them.
This week's pictorial of awesome Grand Theft Auto inspired fan creations features some talented illustrators putting their own distinctive styles on characters and scenes from GTAV, plus an already-amazing work in progress real world replica of the Space Monkey mask, selections from one of our new favorite subreddits and more.
Artist AmandaLeab has been sharing her fantastic original GTAV fan art over the past few weeks at loseranthems.tumblr. With some awesomely fun details (like the Billy Ripken-esque hidden expletive on Trevor's boot or Franklin's tats above) and a very distinctive style with bold use of color and a healthy obsession with Trevor's days as a pilot. Amanda recently tweeted, "never gonna stop drawin' trevor" and we certainly can't wait to see what else she has in store.
This one could easily be mistaken for a Snapmatic photo at first glance, but "Public Transportation is art" above is actually a hand-made speed-drawing by deviantARTist Biohazard-kirby celebrating Cargobob hijinks in GTAV. "At some point when we were trying to free fall in a bus, my buddy Swag mentioned how 'majestic' the bus looked in the sunset... The drawing originally took about 33 minutes." Watch the speed painting video capture on YouTube to see how it came together.
Brazilian deviantARTist and longtime Rockstar fan H8orSaints took his infatuation with Space Monkey to another level when he commissioned local craftsmen Mundo Mágico Artes to build him a custom replica. Above is the already amazing work in progress bust for the mask along with an original piece of fan art H8orSaints had drawn. Have a look through his DA gallery and you'll see some other awesome stuff he's made over the years including a munitions-based Rockstar logo treatment and this easy to assemble Bully Papercraft (give it a shot, we did!). We're looking forward to seeing how the final mask turns out.
A super fun GTAV tiling pattern by Kuneho on tumblr. In the spirit of collaboration, she's also shared the transparent original so you can toy with it and make your own edits, only asking that you please don't forget to source.
Ash, known on tumblr as takengo, has a great, somewhat vintage comic strip style in these light-hearted renditions and scenes of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. In "mr. orange blue n green" above, takengo uses each of their special ability colors to depict them in Rat-Pack-esque fashion, and "trey n tracey doodles" is a piece imagining a silly moment between Trevor, toddler Tracey and Michael.
WASTED Finally, we've really been getting a kick out of some of the fun 'Wasted' GIFs that have been floating around, and the r/WastedGifs subreddit is a treasure trove. Here's a couple below, but do hit up the subreddit for so many more.
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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