The #CEO Rockstar Editor Contest

Posted on June 16 2016, 1:21pm | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

It's time to get the public relations arm of your GTA Online Organization spinning with a piece of cinematic propaganda to play at the AGM and distribute to shareholders and partners. And while cheery stock footage of families waving and co-workers shaking hands may be the traditional approach for such corporate videos, we're looking for a more accurate representation of the types of aggressive venture capitalism your enterprise specializes in. We’ve got some slick prizes fit for any underworld boss to feature in his or her Executive penthouse, so gather your trusted staff and show us what your Organization is made of.

THE CREATIVE BRIEF

Now that both GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony and Executives and Other Criminals have launched, we're looking for short films made purely with the Rockstar Editor showcasing your Organization's criminal endeavors. Be it a specific story or action sequence showing how your Organization exercises a hostile takeover, or a ‘push it to the limit’ style music video montage detailing how you dominate in ruthless and risky business - get creative! Remember that you must feature content from GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony and/or Executives and Other Criminals in addition to meeting the other requirements detailed below.

THE PRIZES

The grand prize winning director will receive three exclusive prizes each customized with their Social Club ID. For the first time ever, we are giving away the Rockstar Editor trophy bearing the Rockstar Editor logo, to sit proudly on the mantel of our winner alongside future BAFTAs, Oscars and Palme d'Ors. As if that wasn't enough, the winning director will also be calling the shots for their next epic from the comfort of a customized director's chair, bearing the winner's Social Club ID and the Rockstar Editor logo. Finally, the ultra-rare and exclusive GTAV Varsity Jacket will be yours to wear on set or on location. It also will be customized with your Social Club ID on a special custom patch confirming your status as an award-winning Rockstar Editor auteur.

Two runners-up will each receive a $100 Rockstar Warehouse gift card and a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear, as well as being featured here at the Rockstar Newswire.

HOW TO ENTER

Entering the competition is easy. Simply create a video in the Rockstar Editor on PC, PS4 or Xbox One and publish it to Rockstar Games Social Club via the in-game menu. Make sure to tag your video with the word "#CEO" to enter it into the contest. You can either do this in-game or via the My Videos page on Social Club. A few important points:

  • Your video must feature content from GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony and/or Executives and Other Criminals.
  • Your video must be between 2 and 5 minutes in length.
  • Your video must be published to Rockstar Games Social Club and tagged with the word '#CEO' between now and 11.59pm ET on July 18th, 2016 to be eligible.
  • Your video must be made entirely using the Rockstar Editor. We know that many advanced Rockstar Editor video creators like to use additional third party editing software, but in order to keep this competition fair for all entrants, we require that you only use the Rockstar Editor in producing the video.

After viewing all qualifying entries, Rockstar Games will pick the winner by taking into consideration adherence to or interpretation of the Creative Brief mentioned above, entertainment and artistic value, editing quality and overall creativity. Stay tuned for the winners announcement later this summer.

Void in certain countries and where prohibited. See www.rockstargames.com/socialclub/events/contests for official rules and eligibility details.
 

Play 3 New Trading Places Maps - Plus this Week's Exclusive Unlocks and Deals in GTA Online

Posted on June 14 2016, 10:35am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

Since the launch of Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, Los Santos has been flooded with entrepreneurial CEOs and aggressive start-up Organizations keen to make their mark in the world of ruthless venture capitalism. For those who may have missed it amongst all of the Buy and Sell missions and new VIP Work and Challenges, last week's update also included an electric new mode called Trading Places, where instant reversals of fortune add fatal injury to a Loser's insult. Today, we've added three additional new maps to Trading Places in which to demonstrate your tactical supremacy and strive to remain a Winner. Additionally, a whole new set of discounts are available in-game and another exclusive limited-time unlock is available for the next week. Read on for all the information.


THREE NEW TRADING PLACES MAPS

Tables turn quickly and friends become foes in three brand new maps now added to Trading Places mode today in GTA Online. You’ll shoot and dodge your way to the Winner's circle in Little Seoul in Trading Places IV, have a rumble at the Lost Club House in Grapeseed in Trading Places V, and team-build the hard way near the Harmony Place Construction Site in Trading Places VI. Bookmark them all for play now.


EXCLUSIVE UNLOCKS AND SPECIAL DEALS AVAILABLE THROUGH MONDAY JUNE 20

Starting today in GTA Online and running through Monday June 20th, enjoy valuable discounts on Bulletproof Tires, Car Armor, Annihilator Helicopters, select Weapons and Ammo as well as stylish and sleek unlockable bedroom apparel.

UNLOCK THE RED SWIRL SMOKING JACKET & PAJAMAS SET

When the working day is done, and you just want to relax in your Office with a glass of contraband Bleuter'd and a game of Don't Cross The Line, nothing says "I'm off the clock" like this set of Red Swirl Pajamas and the matching Smoking Jacket. Unlock yours for free simply by logging into GTA Online anytime now through Monday June 20.

50% OFF BULLETPROOF TIRES & 25% OFF CAR ARMOR

Don't forget that the quickest way to pick up Special Cargo is to drive over it; amidst a hail of gunfire from would-be saboteurs, this is also the safest option. Make it that much safer this week by investing in discount Bulletproof Tires and Car Armor for your Grotti Bestia, Pegassi Reaper or other executive transport of choice.

25% OFF ANNIHILATOR HELICOPTERS

Invest in a prime piece of military hardware this week from the Elitas Travel website, and you'll be protecting you and yours for 25% less than the standard retail price. Healthy for your wallet, and for the stash of Special Cargo in your Warehouse. Four mounted Miniguns also make this the perfect choice for destroying incoming shipments belonging to rival Organizations.

AMMU-NATION SALE: 25% OFF SELECT WEAPONS, AMMO & PARACHUTES

In this week's Ammu-Nation Sale, there are 25% discounts across a huge range of armaments and armor, ideal for kitting yourself out before your next interview to be an Associate for one of Los Santos rich and powerful. 25% discounts apply to:

  • Carbine, Assault and Compact Rifles
  • Machine Pistol
  • SMG
  • Heavy Shotgun
  • Combat PDW
  • All Ammo
  • Weapon Tints and Etched Finishes
  • Body Armor
  • Parachute Bags and Canopies


Previously:
GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony Now Available

2016 Summer Concert Guide: See GTAV Soundtrack Artists Live This Summer

Posted on June 9 2016, 11:57am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Rockstar, Games

Summertime is right around the corner, which means concert season is in full swing and countless artists heard across the Southern San Andreas radio dial will be on tour and potentially coming to a town near you.

We've compiled a comprehensive list of the itineraries of many acts spanning all genres - performing at everything from intimate clubs to sprawling international festivals of epic proportions. Hit the jump below for the latest schedule, broken down by in-game radio station, and keep an eye out as we'll be updating this post with more dates as they're announced.

GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony Now Available

Posted on June 7 2016, 7:45am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Continue your mission to become the ultimate criminal kingpin of Los Santos and Blaine County in GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. As CEO, you'll enjoy all the special abilities of being a VIP, plus access to a whole new frontier of black market opportunities with SecuroServ’s patented Special Cargo Network, allowing you to buy and sell illegal goods across a city-wide empire.

THE EXECUTIVE SUITE
To get your operation up and running, you'll need an executive office fitting the title along with a skillful team of hired Associates. Dynasty 8 Executive Realty, in partnership with SecuroServ, now have a new line of deluxe office suites specifically for the motivated career criminal. These masterpieces in executive design come with a full-time assistant, helipad, boardroom, Don’t Cross the Line arcade game, and optional storage space like the Gun Locker, allowing you to personalize your perfect weapon loadout before you go on the job.

An executive office also includes private access to the SecuroServ Special Cargo Network, which you’ll use to invest in Warehouses and traffic rare and exotic product throughout the city. Warehouses store all Special Cargo and storage space is valuable; manage your inventory wisely and maximize your margins by selling when the prices are right.


Run dangerous, multi-part Buy Missions with your team of Associates to store and stockpile Special Cargo.

BUY AND SELL SPECIAL CARGO 
Buy missions require skill from a coordinated team of Associates to successfully pull off. Missions are grouped into three categories that increase in difficulty based on how many crates of contraband you intend to purchase and how much risk you are willing to take on. With greater risks – whether from the FIB, LSPD or rival player Organizations – come greater rewards. 


Manage your inventory carefully from Small, Medium and Large Warehouses. Overstocked warehouses with lucrative goods won’t stay secret for long...

Accumulating inventory will drive demand in the market. When the time comes to sell, you’ll have various offers to choose from based on your inventory. Sell missions require constant vigilance; keep your eyes peeled as the job isn’t over until all of your Cargo is safely transported, and destroyed Cargo can eat into your profits.

DEFEND YOUR WAREHOUSE
Major players attract attention and warehouses stocked with high volumes of valuable goods won’t stay secret for long. Act quickly to avoid losing a percentage of your Special Cargo in surprise attacks from resident gangs of Los Santos.


Defend your ground – gang members run counter operations with full frontal attacks and raids from back alleys.

NEW VIP WORK & CHALLENGES
CEOs will enjoy all of the perks of being a VIP, including access to new sources of illicit funds and challenges.

VIP Work

  • Headhunter: Assassinate key targets across the map against the clock.
  • Airfreight: Liberate some valuable cargo from its armed guard and fly it to safety.
  • Haulage: Be the first to deliver a trailer full of tax-exempt merchandise to its wrongful owner.

VIP Challenges

  • Cashing Out: Be the pack leader in the latest wave of ATM fraud to hit the streets of Los Santos.
  • Salvage: Compete to retrieve the most lost cargo from the ocean floor. 


Work alongside your fellow bodyguards to defend a Cargobob against player rivals and the LSPD in Airfreight.

NEW VEHICLES, ATTIRE & WEAPON ATTACHMENTS
Do you have a taste for the brutally fast, the brutally efficient or the just plain brutal?  Whatever your preference, the latest wave of NEW transport options is bound to hit your sweet spot. From the monstrous MTL Brickade available at Warstock Cache & Carry and menacing Bravado Rumpo Custom from Southern San Andreas Autos, to the new generation of Super and Sports cars now in stock at Legendary Motorsport like the Pegassi Reaper, Vapid FMJ, Grotti Bestia GTS and Enus Windsor Drop, to the luxurious and speedy Buckingham Nimbus and Volatus from Elitas Travel and even the hulking Tug available on order from DockTease, getting from A to B has never looked and felt this good.

Previously exclusive VIP and bodyguard clothing plus all-new SecuroServ branded merchandise are also hitting the clothing racks in Los Santos. Whether you want your first impression to be a sophisticated crime lord or a gorilla for hire, there’s something just right for you. And nothing wrecks an otherwise solid Special Cargo mission like running short on ammo. Unleash a barrage of bullets from a range of weapons by grabbing Drum & Box Magazine attachments from your local Ammu-Nation.

NEW TRADING PLACES ADVERSARY MODE
In the land of the Haves and the Have-Nots, this Adversary Mode is your chance to engage in some aggressive social climbing. The Winners team is destined for success, the Losers team is doomed to fail, and there’s only one way to move between the two: ruthlessly murder a Winner and take their place.

EVENT WEEK BONUSES (JUNE 7TH - 13TH)
Establish some concrete foundations for your burgeoning Organization by profiting from the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony Bonus Week, starting today and running through to Monday, June 13th. Unlock the Pastel Green Pajamas and Pastel Green Smoking Jacket just by logging in to GTA Online this week, plus get 25% off the Buzzard Attack Chopper from Warstock Cache & Carry as well as all services from both Lester and Merryweather Security – key assets for trafficking your Cargo under duress or keeping your Organization off the grid. And equip your Organization fittingly with 25% discounts at Ammu-Nation across a large range of munitions and armaments, including:

  • Carbine, Assault and Compact Rifles
  • Machine Pistol
  • SMG
  • Heavy Shotgun
  • Combat PDW
  • All Ammo
  • Weapon Tints and Etched Finishes
  • Body Armor
  • Parachute Bags and Canopies

SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES
An Executive office is not complete without being donned with spoils of crime. Try your luck in our Social Club Executive Merchandise Sweepstakes featuring tons of paraphernalia fit for a criminal kingpin. Hang your very own GTAV Air Freshener in your ride while wearing a slick Grotti Polo and blaring your GTAV Vinyl Soundtrack, light up a fat cigar with the official GTAV Chrome Zippo, spruce up your office desk with a GTAV Gold Bar USB, iFruit Mouse Pad, and Epsilon Paper Weight, and transform your fridge into a safe for all that cold hard cash with the GTAV Kitchen Timer. Head over now to the Social Club Events Page to enter.

GTA$1M CEO SNAPMATIC CONTEST
Celebrate your climb up the corporate criminal ladder with proper photographic documentation, and add a cool GTA$1M to your asset portfolio in the CEO Snapmatic Competition. Eligible photos must be published between today and the end of the day on Tuesday, June 14th - and must feature content from Further Adventures in Finance and Felony. Also, make sure to tag your photo with "CEO" on Social Club. Full rules here.

OFFICIAL LIVE STREAM BROADCAST THIS FRIDAY
On Friday, June 10th at 5pm ET, join us at either the official Rockstar Games Twitch or YouTube channel for a live stream featuring Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, hosted by the Rockstar Broadcast team and featuring special guests to be announced.

And of course stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for info on future GTA Online updates, including details on Cunning Stunts.

Fan Vids: "Tilt Shift", GTA Vice City "Pet Stuffers", "Keep Your Friends Close" & More

Posted on June 6 2016, 10:22am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

Kick back and enjoy a collection of superb and imaginative fan-created videos, including some choice selections powered by the Rockstar Editor, along with ingeniously animated showcases. This latest collection features a story told in miniature, the return of SquidPhysics' musical symphonies, an epic animated GTA: Vice City teaser and plenty more...


Tilt Shift by ehmaysi

Video creator ehmaysi collaborates with music artist Spencer Whatever to paint a subtle story using the Rockstar Editor, creating a tilt shift camera effect (previously seen in GTA Series Videos's A World in Miniature). This project is just one in a series of on-going installments in ehmaysi's 52 Weeks, 52 Videos project, described as "a year-long project to keep the content coming." Martian Blues already caught our eye and we're looking forward to seeing more from his channel in the future.


GTA London 1969 Cover by SquidPhysics

Master instrumentalist (and occasional rapper) SquidPhysics returns once again to show off his smashing version of the London-based GTA classic. On this track, he enlists the talent of vocalist NiamHanlon for added authenticity. Also, in case you missed it, his recent cover of the GTA2 theme is a bit of melodic nostalgia not to be missed.


GTA Vice City - Pet Stuffers from Simon Tibbs

Whether your favorite commercial on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was Yuppie and the Alien or Rusty Brown's Ring Donuts, you're sure to enjoy Simon Tibbs' animated take on an Emotion 98.3 staple. According to Simon, Pets Stuffers is his all-time favorite GTA radio ad and he utilized After Effects, Illustrator and a little Cinema 4D to create this spot-on visual accompaniment.


K.I.A - GTA V Rockstar Editor by BloodLust180

Fans of Bloodlust180's previously featured video M.I.A will love the follow up in the 'Paint It Black' series. Exploring the aftermath of Wolf's failed mission, this episode has Wolf declared K.I.A from the get-go. With Merryweather representatives entering the shadowy dealings and prominent community member Gtamen voicing the mysterious interrogator, it's up to ash0191's Siren (making a guest appearance) and her team to uncover the truth...


VICE CITY: Keep Your Friends Close - First Teaser by Majami Hiroz: Welcome to the '80s

Video creator Majami Hiroz got in touch with us via Mouthoff to share this awesome First Teaser for their forthcoming animated series. "Keep Your Friends Close" uses stop motion techniques to animate the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Kubrick Set into a flawless vignette, backed up appropriately by a brilliant 80s soundtrack. If you've missed the earlier Announcement Teaser, don't forget to check it out for another sneak peek of what's to come.


The Doe by _-Chy-_

Employing the scenic vistas and rolling hills of Los Santos and Blaine County as the backdrop for this lushly shot piece, video director Chy tells the story of a doe's journey across dangerous terrain to honor a friend's memory. Chy also includes a special message in the video description to viewers that's worth a read.

Also Check Out:
CROFTEA Let's Play GTA V - Episode ONE by CROFTEA
Custom Classics Car Show by MamaSnuggles
GTA Online | Benny's Dundreary Virgo Classic Showcase by St1ck Gaming

GTA V Online | SHADOWS OF LOVE by KOKONITOS VIDS
Martian Blues by ehmaysi

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 mouthoff@rockstargames.com.


Previously:
Rockstar Editor Powered Videos: "The Hunt", "GTA vs Predator", "Siren" & More
Cosmic Soliloquies, Squid Physics Cover, Bounty Hunter Action Sequence & More
Action Drama in Vinewood, Legendary Warrener Restoration, Music Videos & More

GTA Online: Criminal Expansion Weekend (June 3rd - 6th)

Posted on June 3 2016, 11:45am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In preparation for the arrival of Further Adventures in Finance and Felony this coming Tuesday, put your Organization on the map with all manner of heavily discounted vehicles, weapons and more from Executives and Other Criminals during the Criminal Expansion Weekend in GTA Online - now through end of day this Monday, June 6th. Read on for full details below.

ORION YACHT + MODIFICATION DISCOUNTS AT DOCKTEASE

DockTease has some generous offers happening this weekend, beginning with 50% off the Orion Yacht.

And when it comes time to customize your treasured luxury vessel, no matter which model you've purchased, you will receive 25% off ALL Yacht modifications.

Looking to move your Yacht to a different location, closer to the action or to your own private oasis? Enjoy free Yacht transports through end-of-day Monday.

50% OFF ALL SUPERVOLITOS

When your time as a VIP is too precious and you need to get where you're going by way of the friendly skies, purchase the extravagant SuperVolito and SuperVolito Carbon at half price this weekend, compliments of Elitas Travel.

50% OFF TURRETED LIMO

Travel as a pack with your squad by way of the Turreted Limo from Benefactor - also now available at 50% off. Whether taking on a rival Organization in an Executive Deathmatch or a Hostile Takeover, this armed and armored ride available from Warstock Cache and Carry will do the trick.

SECUROSERV DISCOUNTS

SecuroServ is offering a small business incentive-like program this weekend for all you up-and-coming entrepreneurs. In addition to no VIP threshold, you'll be getting VIP Services at half cost - from Ammo and Armor drops to vehicle ordering and more. Perfect for any start-up VIP.

25% OFF SELECT VEHICLES AT LEGENDARY MOTORSPORT

Take advantage of a flat 25% discount on several vehicles from Executives and Other Criminals, available all weekend via Legendary Motorsport. You'll find price drops on the sleek and sporty Verlierer, all four variants of the Benefactor Schafter (including LWB, Armored LWB, V12 and Armored V12) as well as four models of the luxurious Cognoscenti (the standard, Armored, 55 and 55 Armored).

50% OFF ALL EXECUTIVES AND OTHER CRIMINALS WEAPONS

Ammu-Nation's also giving incentives to upper crust criminals with half off the Heavy Revolver and Switchblade. Hit up any location for discounts on these particularly effective weapons.

25% OFF SELECT CLOTHING

Run your empire in both style and comfort with 25% off select Executives and Other Criminals clothing. All clothing retailers will be honoring this discount on all Smoking Jackets, Robes and Pajamas for the entirety of the weekend.

DOUBLE RP PLAYLIST

All weekend long, accumulate Double RP in an Adversary Modes Playlist. Upon cue at the GTAV launch screens, go directly into this special Playlist which features Extraction III, Inch By Inch IV and In and Out II.

 

Previously:
GTA Online Head To Head Week (May 27 - June 2): Double GTA$ & RP in ALL Races & Sumo this Weekend, Plus Discounts on Stilt Houses, the Dubsta All Week

GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony (Official Trailer)

Posted on June 2 2016, 9:58am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Ever since you first stepped off that flight to Los Santos, it’s been all about rising up the criminal ranks, accruing wealth in your Maze Bank account, building a reputation, and taking no mess along the way…

Now, realize your goal to become the ultimate kingpin of Los Santos and Blaine County. 

Build an empire as a CEO. Traffic illicit cargo and contraband. Disrupt rival supply chains. Acquire extravagant new vehicles. Open prestigious new offices. Hire an executive assistant. 
And run the town, one hostile takeover at a time.

Watch the official trailer above and get ready for GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony coming next week Tuesday June 7.

#GTAVines, GIFs & More: Epic Sumo Wins, Sabre Turbo Parkour & The Legend of Donkzilla

Posted on May 31 2016, 1:13pm | Author: R*E | Filed Under: Games

With a thriving scene of #GTAVine creations, hilarious Instagram videos, and jaw-dropping stunts always blowing up reddit – check out a roundup of some of the latest and greatest short-form vids and GIFs that keep on giving.

Make sure to hover your mouse over each GIFv to watch and to click on the audio icon in the bottom-right corner to toggle the audio on the Vines.

Parkour as you've never seen it before: 8-Bit Bastard's Sonny Evans bounces across the rooftops of LS in his new ride before gracefully sticking his landing.
 

An intense round of Sumo played by reddit's /r/GTAA crew sees cyclingwarrior's acrobatics get him out of a tight spot to take the win in spectacular fashion.

Dirty_Worka is one of the leaders of the #GTAVines scene (congrats to Dirty on over 1 million Vine loops!) – and here, he has the sunbathers at Vespucci Beach running for their lives at the sight of the mythical Willard Faction "Donkzilla"; don't forget to turn on the sound for maximum effect.

An ingenious Sumo moment sees TheAdmiester's quick thinking turn the tables on not one, but two opponents, to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Like a glove! Nox Official gives a Driver's Ed class and shows us exactly how to park with a perfect ending to this epic jump.

Forever raising the bar with bigger and badder stunts, N&B Gaming's meticulously elaborate setup pays off with this challenging "Hydra Bridge Stunt.

TheGTAGodfather dives from his Motorcycle mid-air, to skillfully thread the needle of a pylon in a stunt for the ages.

Redditor MouseofDead's day goes from bad to worse as a STOP sign lives up to its name before their Turismo R returns to twist the knife.

LoBowlin takes no prisoners as a would-be pirate gets their comeuppance during an intense round of Piracy Prevention.

beanbag1992 shows us how a soccer penalty is taken, GTA Online style.

Though not quite what was intended, KurpCobang's attempt at this Stunt Jump impresses on another level.

If you've got any awesome gameplay gifs or Rockstar Editor clips you'd like to send us, be sure to hit us up via Mouthouff, or share them in the comments below.

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