Snapmatic Winners, Sumo Highlights and More from Lowriders: Custom Classics Week

Posted on March 28 2016, 11:29am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Presenting the winners of the #CustomClassics Snapmatic Challenge that was held last week with our five favorite selections (as well as some great honorable mentions) below. Also, check out Lowriders: Custom Classics video highlights, including the official GTA Online Sessions episode of funny moments from our live stream with Carly Aquilino, Nessa, Daym Drops and Lazlow playing Sumo, racing out in fully modded Lowriders and lots more.
 

#CUSTOMCLASSICS SNAPMATIC WINNERS

Thanks to everyone who submitted their entry to the #CustomClassics Snapmatic Photo Challenge in the hunt for the GTA$1,000,000 award and good old fashioned Snapmatic community cachet. Plenty of Slamvans, Donks, Double Barrel Shotguns, Rolled Quiffs and High Waisted Trousers graced the #CustomClassics section of the Social Club Snapmatic galleries. Congrats to our four first-time-ever winners, as well as one veteran Snapmatic champion...


San Andreas Avenue by S4NT3LL173

Herb Ritts would approve. A beautifully shot black and white Slamvan snap with a rustic vibe. Complete with the Benny's Shop Truck Livery and Stack 'em Up Exhaust, S4NT3LL173's new ride is primed and ready to take it low n' slow.


Dash of Shark by Basimatic

The prolific Basimatic's Blacktop Bomber Slamvan prowls the waters of the LS Storm Drain. Constantly pushing the envelope with creative GTA photography, video and other creative endeavors, be sure to follow Basimatic on Twitter where she shares her amazing work day in and day out. A shoutout also goes to AXELSCHWEISS77 for this other sly shark-themed Slamvan entry worthy of honorable mention.


EASY PREY! by BNadal

From jaws to paws, BNadal brings us another clever vehicles-as-wildlife shot, using the Zebralicious Livery to depict an apex predator Faction Custom Donk sizing up its next meal at Procopio Beach.


ALTA ST by erin7696

Rocking some brand new Lowriders: Custom Classics threads and with her Slamvan ready to roll, erin7696's GTA Online character refills her Double Barrel Shotgun before heading out for a night on the town. Awesome detail capturing the shells gripped between her fingers as she loads up here.


I WANNA PLAY WITH MY NEW TOY by withoutoragainst

Snapmatic photographer withoutoragainst makes intelligent use of in-game gestures and the optical illusion of forced perspective to make their new playthings appear miniature in size.

Other Honorable Mentions...

 

SUMO FUNNY MOMENTS HIGHLIGHTS, CUSTOM CLASSICS SHOWCASES & MORE


Watch this latest official GTA Online Sessions YouTube episode for some raucous moments with Carly Aquilino, Nessa, Daym Drops and Lazlow playing the new Sumo Adversary Mode, some Destroy Last Place Races with new rides from Lowriders: Custom Classics, and a particularly hilarious bonus round of Hasta La Vista.


/r/GTAV_Cruises celebrate Custom Classics Event Week by lining up their Donks down in the LS Storm Drain for an epic synchronized wave.


KYR SP33DY and the Crew get into a Sumo grudge match - with characteristically ridiculous results.


Kwebbelkop, Jelly and Slogoman pimp out color-coordinated Willard Faction Custom Donks and go on a spree with the brand new Compact Rifle. Check out Slogoman's perspective of the hijinks here.


Trott, Smith, and Ross - collectively known as Hat Films - and their friend Sips discuss the finer points of the Panto, Sips' mum's hybrid and take part in the occasional impromptu singalong as they get into hysterics with GTA Online's latest Adversary Mode.

For more Sumo shenanigans, also enjoy these vids from Swiftor, N&B Gaming and iamfallfromgrace.


SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

Congratulations to the Custom Classics Sweepstakes Contest winners who have each scored a cache of GTAV prizes including the V Zippo Lighter, the Grotti Polo Shirt, the Welcome to Los Santos Soundtrack CD and more: sambogamingCorpse_CollectorKhiDemoHitFoxie and smoothyoungbeezy.


Previously:
GTA Online Lowriders Custom Classics Now Available
The GTA Online Lowriders Custom Classics Event Week
New Inventory Coming to Benny's Original Motor Works

ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Week: Unlock an Exclusive GTA Online T-Shirt, 25% Off ILL-GOTTEN Vehicles and More (March 25 - 31)

Posted on March 25 2016, 10:47am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

After reaping the benefits of a full week of Double GTA$ opportunities in the Lowriders Custom Classics Event Week, take advantage of a huge array of discounts in-game from now through to Thursday March 31st. As well as an exclusive unlock available all week and Double RP Race Playlists, there's up to 50% off clothing and tattoos, and 25% off select vehicles and more from the Ill-Gotten Gains Updates (Part I and Part II), not to mention discounts on select car modifications. Read on for full information.

EXCLUSIVE IN-GAME T-SHIRT

"It's time to fight to the end. Again". Simply log-in to GTA Online any day this week and you will unlock an exclusive t-shirt bearing the name of Richards' Majestic cult classic sci-fi feature The Shoulder Of Orion II. 

DOUBLE RP RACE PLAYLISTS ALL WEEK

There's a Playlist of Double RP Races available to play directly from the GTAV launch screens every day this week. We'll be switching the Playlist up with different types of Races throughout the week, so check the schedule below or keep an eye on our Twitter or Instagram for regular updates:

  • Friday March 25 - Sunday March 27 - Street Races
  • Monday March 28 & Tuesday March 29 - Air Races
  • Wednesday March 30 & Thursday March 31 - Sea Races

If you complete the Playlist, and want to replay it to earn more Double RP, there's no need to restart the game; you can find it again easily via the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menus.

25% OFF ILL-GOTTEN VEHICLES AT LEGENDARY MOTORSPORT

Hit the Legendary Motorsport website on your iFruit phone this week for solid discounts on select rides from the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 2. Through the end of the month, buy the luxurious off-road beast that is the Coil Brawler, the lightning fast Progen T20, the Muscle classic Invetero Coquette BlackFin and the KERS-enabled Dinka Vindicator motorcycle - all at a 25% discount. Modifications for these vehicles and many others will also be available with a quarter of the price taken off the top; just roll on over to Los Santos Customs for the hook-up.

Not just by land, prices are also getting slashed at sea; the fine folks at DockTease are getting into the spirit of things with 25% off the Lampadati Toro, so pick up this luxurious, balls-out speedboat if you haven't already. 

DISCOUNTS ON ALL ILL-GOTTEN GAINS TATTOOS AND OUTFITS

Style your wardrobe, and body, at a good price all week long with 50% off all clothing and tattoos from both ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Updates. Swing over to Binco, Suburban or Ponsonbys to get the look you want in outfits including The Baller, The Swank and much, much more. While you're at it, let your body be the canvas without killing your bank account, and get inked with any of the 30 ILL-GOTTEN tats at any parlor for half off too.

HALF OFF ALL KNUCKLE DUSTERS

Leave a lasting impression with any style of Knuckle Duster, from The Pimp to The Rock and everything in between for 50% off retail. Stop off at any Ammu-Nation outlet so you can knock suckers out in style.
 

Previously
The GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part One Now Available
The GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two Now Available
Lowriders Custom Classics Event Week

Rockstar Editor Powered Videos: "GTA Z", "The Raid", "Jumpers" Drop Zone Tribute & More

Posted on March 22 2016, 1:22pm | Author: R* J | Filed Under: Games

Sit back and enjoy this latest Newswire film festival of creative and fun videos recently made by creators with footage captured using the Rockstar Editor.


The Raid by Lu Iggy

Known for a consistent body of work producing short films and music videos of ever increasing ambition using the Rockstar Editor over the past few months, Lu Iggy's twelfth short form narrative project may be his best work to date. With some truly impressive stunts, subtle but effective use of filters and even a few sly bits of comic relief, Lu showcases an audacious raid on Fort Zancudo that he took on with his partner Sgt Wadsworth. The story twists and turns right until the end, and leaves you on a brilliant cliffhanger. We can't wait for the sequel...


Flashback by ChaosZake

ChaosZake shows that he's more than just an accomplished Snapmatic photographer and takes us all the way back to the early 80's in this mesmerizing early MTV styled music video set to the toe-tapping classic "Flashback" by Imagination which may sound familiar from afternoons spent cruising to Space 103.2. With help from GTA community stalwarts CaPn-BOnEs, missNxkolette, Sariska and others, he perfectly captures the aesthetic of those halcyon days - dubious moustaches and all.


Zombie Apocalypse Ep.4 - S.O.S by Duggy

Duggy presents the fourth installment of his amazing series "Zombie Apocalypse". Parlaying clever Story Mode and Director Mode mods such as elsewhat's Scene Director and HippieCommunist's ZombieZ, Duggy's harrowing portrait of a city gripped by a zombie epidemic is told through a series of incredible set-pieces. As Duggy explains, the video employs innnovative editing techniques to immerse the viewer: "the end sequence is actually 5 different recordings stitched together to create the illusion of one continuous scene".


Sultan RS Showcase by Logic-Films

DeejayJeanP and INKAKU offer some visual adoration for the recently released Karin Sultan RS in this slick presentation befitting the sharp, clean lines of the Sultan's contours. Logic-Films have a strong history of showcasing their favorite vehicles from GTA Online: check out more montages featuring the Custom Classic Slamvan, Declasse Mamba, Galaxy Super Yacht and the Albany Primo.


Grand Theft Auto V - JUMPERS - MrSrdaro

MrSrdaro's hypnotic Rockstar Editor video poetically portrays the perilous battle over contested land in the Drop Zone Adversary Mode. MrSrdaro hopes you appreciate the "beauty of skydiving and shooting, everything you need to know about Dropzone".

Also Check Out
Nause - The World I Know (GTA Online) Cinematic Music Video by FullyTrollin
Not Giving In by Exion
California Feeling (Beach Boys) by Grand Theft Auto Music Videos
Behind Your Eyes (TLMC Elysian Island) by The Lost MC Elysian Island
Dallas by Clintonics
Parkour: Del Perro Beach by Knife_guy productions

If you've been working on your latest Vinewood blockbuster and want 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
Cosmic Soliloquies, Squid Physics Cover, Bounty Hunter Action Sequence & More
Action Drama in Vinewood, Legendary Warrener Restoration, Music Videos & More
An Epic Rescue Mission, BMX Stunting Brilliance & More

Lowriders Custom Classics Event Week: Special Discounts plus Double GTA$ on SUMO and More

Posted on March 18 2016, 11:06am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This week, Benny's Original Motor Works re-upped its considerable range of services to include a fresh set of slammed and chopped rides as part of GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics. Alongside the Vapid Slamvan CustomDundreary Virgo Classic and Willard Faction Custom Donk which you can now completely make your own, there's also the brand new Sumo Adversary Mode, two new weapons and a street-ready spring collection of new clothes, haircuts and tats available in GTA Online. To celebrate the launch, the Lowriders: Custom Classics Event Week is now live, with some special week-long deals, plenty of Double GTA$ & RP opportunities, a #customclassics Snapmatic contest with a GTA$1M prize, exclusive Social Club merchandise sweepstakes, and the official Rockstar Broadcast livestream later today featuring all of the new content alongside special guests.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP PLAYLISTS

Every day this week there's a different way for you to earn Double GTA$ & RP across various modes and missions via a featured Playlist, accessible directly from the GTAV launch screens.

  • Friday March 18th through Sunday March 20th - Sumo
  • Monday March 21st -  Land Races 
  • Tuesday March 22nd - Keep The Pace
  • Wednesday March 23rd - Relay
  • Thursday March 24th - Offense Defense

If you complete the Playlist, and want to replay it to earn more Double GTA$ & RP, there's no need to restart the game! You can find the Playlist again via the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menus.

DISCOUNTED GARAGES

Building out your prized collection of Lowriders with the Vapid Slamvan Custom, Dundreary Virgo Classic or Willard Faction Custom Donk may require some storage solutions that don't come flat-packed. Luckily the fine folks at Dynasty 8 Properties are offering 25% off all Properties with a 10-car garage. Simply hit the Internet icon on your iFruit, find the Dynasty 8 advert at the top of the page and choose the space and location best suited for your new additions.

50% OFF ALL RIFLE AND SHOTGUN AMMO

While beautiful hardware to look at, the brand new Compact Rifle and Double Barrel Shotgun won't do you much good when empty. Make sure you visit Ammu-Nation for 50% off Rifle and Shotgun Ammo all this week - you'll need it to unload on anyone that tries to mess with your wheels.

25% OFF ALL MOTORCYCLES

The Compact Rifle and Double Barrel Shotgun are both single-handed weapons, ideal for drive-bys from the handlebars of a Motorcycle. To make the most of this awesome ability, enjoy 25% off ALL Motorbikes in GTA Online from now through the 24th. Visit the in-game websites for Legendary Motorsport and Southern San Andreas Super Autos, and pick up the hog(s) that tickle your fancy.

DISCOUNTED CUSTOM WORK AT BENNY'S

With three new custom vehicles available as part of Benny's spring roll-out, time to make sure you have your Slamvan, Virgo Classic and Custom Donk fully locked and lowered. Spend a week at Benny's to take advantage of 75% discounts on all Bobbleheads, Column Shift Levers and Plaques, and put the coup de grâce on your latest ride.

 #CUSTOMCLASSICS SNAPMATIC CONTEST THIS WEEKEND

After you've worked hard on customizing your new ride, be sure to take a Snapmatic of your pride and joy and enter it into the official Lowriders: Custom Classics Snapmatic Contest by tagging it with #customclassics on Social Club. GTA$1,000,000 will be awarded to the five photographers whose beauteous and clever snaps best represent what the lowrider lifestyle is all about, whether it's tricked out wheels or pairing a new High Top haircut with your dapper new streetwear ensemble. Valid entries are those published from this past Tuesday till end-of-day this Sunday March 20th and have the "#customclassics" tag on Social Club. For official rules, visit here.

CUSTOM CLASSICS SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES

You're already living like a "G" in GTA Online, so don't miss the opportunity to embody it 24/7 with our latest Social Club giveaway, chock full of gear that reps everything about the classic Sunday Driver livestyle. Five lucky winners will receive a CD copy of The Alchemist and Oh No's Welcome to Los Santos to roll around your neighborhood listening to, a beautiful chrome GTAV Zippo Lighter, GTAV and Rockstar Keychains, and a GTAV Air Freshener to ensure there's no stank in your low-low. To sweeten the pot, the chosen ones will also get their hands on the Grotti Polo Shirt, a Los Santos T-shirt and some official Rockstar and GTAV Stickers for good measure. Take yourself to the Social Club Events Page now for a shot at this engine-revving package.

THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR BROADCAST LIVESTREAM: PLAYING SUMO AND MORE WITH CARLY AQUILINO, NESSA & DAYM DROPS (Today 6pm ET)

Tune in today at 6pm ET to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube for the official Rockstar Broadcast event livestream. We'll be welcoming very special in-studio guest GTA fans: comedian Carly Aquilino, her Girl Code co-star and Hot 97's own Nessa and YouTuber & food critic Daym Drops - joining Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast team to play the new SUMO mode, have some Destroy Last Place Races in the new vehicles, and more. This is sure to be a fast, loose and hilarious-as-hell stream you will definitely want to be in on. 


Previously:
GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics Now Available

GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics Now Available

Posted on March 15 2016, 9:53am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Expand your Lowrider collection today with new stock from Benny’s Original Motor Works, as part of GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Check out two more upgradeable muscle cars: the Vapid Slamvan and the brand new Dundreary Virgo Classic. And if that's not enough, Benny is revisiting one of his favorite rides, the Willard Faction, to offer a new upgrade style that will have you towering over others in your very own Custom Donk.


Tower over the residents of Los Santos in your very own Custom Donk.

Whether rapid fire or stopping power is your preference, you’ll find new weapons to suit your needs down at Ammu-Nation; the Compact Rifle provides a new option for running-and-gunning, and with the Double Barrel Shotgun, twice the barrels means twice the carnage.


The Compact Rifle, one of two new weapons available at Ammu-Nation.

Update your wardrobe with a host of new clothing options that will have you looking fresh at your next car meet. From lowrider street apparel to workwear, there are plenty of new looks to try out. 16 new tattoo designs are also available at parlors across Los Santos, or try one of three fresh new hairstyles for each gender, to keep up with the latest trends.


The Slamvan Custom bounces at the Del Perro Pier.

Smash, bash, and dodge the competition in the new Sumo Adversary Mode that has you working (either alone or in teams) to force the opposition out of the designated arena. Whether it's size, speed, or control, choose a vehicle that suits your style, and be the last team remaining in the arena before the clock runs out to win.


Previously:
New Inventory Coming Tomorrow to Benny’s Original Motor Works

New Inventory Coming Tomorrow to Benny’s Original Motor Works

Posted on March 14 2016, 8:50pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Tomorrow, Benny is adding a full suite of new customization options for three vehicles. Order your stock car from Benny’s Original Motor Works, then kit it out with upgrades down at his Strawberry location to become the Faction Custom Donk, the Slamvan Custom and the Virgo Classic Custom. Here’s a first glimpse of the new vehicles...


The Vapid Slamvan Custom


The Virgo Classic Custom


The Faction Custom Donk

The 2016 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series

Posted on March 10 2016, 1:01pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

Rockstar Games is proud to announce the return of the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series in 2016, continuing our ongoing support as title sponsor of the international track bike racing series for the 4th straight year.

With four spectacular events scheduled in Brooklyn, London, Barcelona and Milan, competitors will race laps around an approximately 1km circuit filled with turns, chicanes, and hairpins – on brakeless, fixed gear track bikes hitting speeds up to 35 mph. Taking cues from international motorsport, athletes first compete in timed qualification rounds to establish grid positions for the finals. These finals, traditionally raced at night, are held in front of thousands of cheering spectators who bring the crit’s signature festival atmosphere to life at every destination.

2016 SCHEDULE:
•    April 30: Brooklyn, NY, USA
•    July 9: London, UK
•    August 27: Barcelona, Spain
•    October 1: Milan, Italy

Athletes accumulate points for finishing each race, traveling from one city to the next, vying for a position on the championship podium. With the continued, four-race schedule, riders will need to perform consistently if they are to contend for the series trophy with each race undoubtedly bringing its own dynamism throughout the season. 2015 Series Champions Ivan Ravaioli (Team Cinelli Chrome, Italy) and Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC, Spain) will return in 2016 to defend their titles against fierce rivals and ambitious newcomers alike.
 
For those who don’t always net points but race with tenacity and determination, there’s the coveted Rockstar Games Top Antagonist Trophy to be awarded in both the men’s and women’s feature races to the athlete who without consideration for their final position, most affects the outcome of the race through a combination of tactics, determination, and sheer strength.

For more details, visit redhookcrit.com and make sure to follow the official Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


Previously:
Red Hook Crit Milano No. 6 Recap

GTA on YouTube: Favorite VERSUS MISSION Videos with Achievement Hunter, The Sidemen & More

Posted on March 9 2016, 11:26am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

With GTA Online Versus Missions dishing out Double GTA$ and RP this week, we've rounded up some of our all-time favorite gameplay videos, featuring missions like “Top Fun”, “Air Force Zero”, “Truck Off” and more. Acquaint (or re-acquaint) yourself with these combative missions by watching the likes of Lui Calibre, The Sidemen, Smosh Games and the Achievement Hunter gang tackle them – and then bookmark them for play yourself with handy direct links to the specific missions played below each video.


Top Fun by LetsPlay

Versus Missions: Top Fun, II, III
In the “Top Fun” series of missions, a team of runners on the ground in cars or dirt bikes have to make it to their destination before a team of fighter jets chasing from above can target them for destruction. A classic from the Achievement Hunter library, this Let's Play is the first of two Top Fun sessions they did (the team enjoyed it so much, they returned a year later for a reboot with a new line-up). Our friends Yogscast Lewis, Simon and Sips also tried their hand at outrunning the Lazers in this great vid also worth a watch.


King Of The Skies by Lui Calibre

Versus Missions: Acquire Targets I, IIIII
Lui Calibre, Daithi De Nogla, Silent Droidd, Miniladd and BasicallyIDoWrk dogfight over the flags in the VS Mission aerial take on CTF called "Acquire Targets". Its "all for one and one against Lui", whose natural talent at all things GTA Online is on display, even managing to pick up a point while careering engineless into the ground. You can also check out BasicallyIDoWrk's vantage point (and reluctant tribute to Lui's flying skills) in this video.


INTO THE WILD! by MM7Games

Versus Mission: Into The Wild
Miniminter and the lads from The Sidemen go "Into The Wild" as helicopter-piloting Hunters trying to take out the Runners before they can make it to Raton Canyon. Simon manages to find some inventive ways to take out the Runners using suicide missions, or simply relying on the fortuitous ineptitude of the competition. See how things played out from Tobi's perspective in his accompanying video.


TRUCK OFF by Beh2inga

Versus Mission: Truck Off
Here, The Sidemen try their hand at "Truck Off", aiming to deliver some precious Cargo to the Joshua trees of the Grand Senora Desert amidst hostile conditions. Vikk is left alone to face the music, with predictable consequences.


Air Force & Chill by Smosh Games 

Versus Missions: Air Force Zero I, II, III, IV, V
Mari, Jovenshire, Lasercorn and the rest of the gang from Smosh Games endeavor to take out Air Force Zero, high in the skies above Los Santos. Probably never a good idea to engage in precarious aerial attack and defend maneuvers when you’re still nursing that Mount bourbon hangover.

Let us know in the comments below if you've got a favorite Versus Mission, or another favorite video (including any of your own!) playing any of the Double GTA$ & RP Versus Missions this week.
 

Previously:
Double GTA$ & RP in all GTA Online Versus Missions: March 4 - 10
Fan Vids: Romancing the Albany Roosevelt, Bonnie and Clyde Capers & More
Fan Vids: Cosmic Soliloquies, Squid Physics Cover, Bounty Hunter Action Sequence & More

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