GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals Coming Next Week – Watch the New Trailer

Posted on December 10 2015, 10:58am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games


 
Become a VIP and create your own criminal organization in the latest addition to Grand Theft Auto Online, Executives and Other Criminals. Featuring all new gameplay modes and opportunities for luxury living, Executives and Other Criminals also includes new customizable apartments, stilt houses in the Vinewood Hills and the ultimate in executive excess: the extravagant, fully staffed and upgradeable Super Yacht.
 
VIPs who run their own operation gain access to new co-op Jobs, challenges and special abilities in Freemode, as well as having the power to hire and fire other players for their team of bodyguards. Meanwhile, Bodyguards earn a regular paycheck and their own special benefits including RP, GTA$, and stat boosts for working for a VIP’s organization. 

Organizations can go head to head in Freemode, with new missions that make full use of the latest executive defense options including new armored vehicle variants, the devastating Turreted Limo and the missile defense systems of the Super Yacht, which also comes with its own suite of supporting vehicle upgrades including the new SuperVolito Carbon helicopter and personal watercraft.

Some existing Freemode Events will automatically adapt when played by organizations, allowing for new ways to take on King of The Castle, Moving Target and more. Also included is the new Extraction Adversary Mode, tasking teams of Bodyguards to search, locate and safely extract an Executive from their downed jet before a Hit Squad intercepts and eliminates the target.

Executives and Other Criminals also brings fresh choices in executive transport and protection with new weapons, new vehicles and much more. Check back to the Rockstar Newswire for full details and download the free update Dec 15 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

New Every Bullet Counts Adversary Mode Now Available to Play in GTA Online

Posted on December 8 2015, 9:58am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games

Two bullets. One life. No mercy. The assemblage of GTA Online Adversary Modes for PS4, Xbox One and PC grows stronger today with the release of the brand new Every Bullet Counts - an intense Last Man Standing variant with a unique twist to keep you on your toes and constantly on your guard.

With no safe place to hide, four players go up against each other in a confined space with a very limited arsenal, just one Marksman Pistol and two bullets to take out three opponents. Once you've exhausted your ammo, you'll need to resort to crafty melee attacks with your Hatchet or Machete to make it out alive.

Tooth and claw is the order of the day, as this Free-For-All mode demands specific skills of its participants including marksmanship, stealth and timing. Campers and lurkers be warned: anyone staying still for more than 5 seconds will have their blip revealed on the map, making them an easier target for enemies who are wisely moving from cover to cover.
 
This game mode also features a few of its own new locations in GTA Online, including Michael's Rockford Hills mansion and the Tequi-la-la nightclub.

To make it easy for you to dive in to this new mode, we've set up a Featured Playlist which will let you play all four of the new maps one after another with just a single button press during the GTAV Launch screens. Look out for the prompt when you boot up the game to get straight into the action.

And make sure to tune in to see us playing Every Bullet Counts and other Adversary Modes on Friday at twitch.tv/rockstargames or youtube.com/rockstargames at 5pm Eastern, with special guests to be announced.

Rockstar Livestreams feat GTAV Soundtrack’s CURREN$Y & A Creators Showcase

Posted on December 4 2015, 10:59am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

Tune in over the next few days at the Rockstar Twitch and YouTube Gaming channels for the next scheduled livestreams featuring GTAV Soundtrack’s own Curren$y as well as a special Creators Showcase:

Friday Dec 4     5pm ET*
CREATORS SHOWCASE
With special guests Jelly, PetayPanMofo, LadyMiss80s & many more

We’ll be playing through inventive original corkscrew wallrides, sky high ramp Races, intense Captures, spiral staircase Deathmatches, RPG versus aircraft Last Team Standings and lots more that were featured in this week’s Jobs on Film column here at the Rockstar Newswire with some of the Job Creators themselves and other guest players from the GTA community. We'll also be pulling out the t-shirt cannon at the end of the stream blasting out rare in-game collectible t-shirts for lucky winners in Twitch chat, so don't miss out.

Monday Dec 7     5pm ET*
GTAV Soundtrack’s CURREN$Y SPITTA

As heard on The Lab’s “Fetti” on your Los Santos radio dial and the GTAV Welcome to Los Santos original soundtrack album, Curren$y is not only a well-known Grand Theft Auto fan (his very first album was inspired directly by GTA Vice City) but is also a tremendous lowrider aficionado – so expect a GTA Online: Lowriders heavy session as we deck out some custom lolos at Benny’s, throw down in a hydraulics challenge bounce off, then race and bash ‘em in some rounds of Destroy Last Place plus Keep the Pace and other new modes together. All set to the tune of new music off his brand new album out this week Canal Street Confidential. Make sure you’re following Rockstar on Twitter as well as we’ll also be giving away some rare prize packs on Monday night after the stream is over including autographed copies of Curren$y’s new album along with GTAV tees and more.


* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames, gaming.youtube.com/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

Fan Art Gallery: Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into Trevor, Pixel Art Claude & More

Posted on December 3 2015, 2:16pm | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

Check out an amazing makeup metamorphosis, a gallery-ready Trevor sketch, some awesome bits of GTA throwback fandom art and lots more in this week's gallery. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we feature great fan creations on the regular. And as always, if you've got some fantastic fan art or Snapmatics to share, be sure to drop your work in the comments below for the Social Club community to enjoy.

http://sammylovesfossas.tumblr.com/post/133076717193/watch-the-full-transformation-of-me-turning-into

We recently featured the amazing work of talented makeup artists MaoMaoz and JerkyDerpy, and now to add to that list, we've discovered this unreal transformation pulled off by UK makeup maestro SammyLovesFossas. Watch her BTS video on YouTube to see exactly how the winsome blonde turns herself into an especially haggard and terrifying looking Trevor Philips.

http://saketattoostudio.tumblr.com/post/131406106133/neotraditional-color-tattoo-from-roza

@rozastc of Sake Tattoo Studio in Athens, Greece, inked this impeccably detailed work-in-progress half sleeve of the sexy scofflaw from our official Stop & Frisk GTAV art.



Trevor Philips by ringailaART

An impressive original 39x55” charcoal study of Trevor Philips drawn by Zurich based artist Audrius Ringaila aka ringailaART. Having specialized in b&w portraiture for over 20 years, Ringaila says that this is one of his first ever works incorporating color and it’s not surprising that his 3 week endeavor came out with a detail that does the career criminal brilliant justice.


HERE'S TREVOR!
by GTAhaus

"How do you like it??" GTAhaus aka Motorcycho_NZ points out a fun bit of dopplegangery between the Sandy Shores psycho and Jack Torrance of The Shining in this post-Halloween treat.


 


High WASTED shorts
by vaslegas

In tribute to the artist's “favourite character from anything ever!”, vaslegas created this vivid hot pink illo of the unstable antihero. 

 


"Everthings around you, is a weapon"
by FribergOinnonen

We’ve seen a lot of surprising GTA fandom artwork tributes over the years, but this might be the first homage to Liberty City’s most popular syndicated men’s advice call-in show, “The Men's Room” from Grand Theft Auto IV. DeviantArtist FribergOinnonen is inspired here by some characteristically sage advice by host Bas Rutten.

The strong, silent and diligent Claude Speed gets the 8-bit treatment by pixel artist Hoyb, bridging the style of classic GTAIII character artwork with retro gaming nostalgia.


GTA Online Character by Grobi-Grafik

Grobi Grafik’s latest commissioned masterpiece is nothing short of awesome. The attention to detail in the explosive reflections in the Pistol, glasses, and eyes really brings this one to life.


 

GTA V Characters by msdeath666

In our last gallery, we featured a sweet GTA character portrait by msdeath666, commissioned by TimeyLurdJeddur for her OC "Emma Harding". In the continuing saga, Emma here finds herself in the company of a Bullpup Rifle wielding partner in crime.


GTA Online Dridman by Krbllov

Veteran fandom artist Krbllov says that GTAV is his very first experience with online games and here he captures a glimpse of some of the explosive fun he’s been having on his trusty Shitzu Hakuchou, evading jets, Kurumas, Insurgents and artillery galore.


 

Grand Theft Auto V by Remco van de Ven

Another striking depiction of the action-packed chaos of a combative GTA Online session - Dutch artist Remco van de Ven sources an in-game screenshot with fine Photoshop skills.


Marston
 by dokobo

Striking door-style original poster art with perfect earth-toned color and composition as dokobo depicts John Marston strutting through the Wild West with smoking gun in tow.

Have you seen or created an exceptional bit of fan art or great Snapmatic photo that you'd like to share? Be sure to drop a link to it in the comments below for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to see via Mouthoff and we’ll check it out. And if you aren't already, make sure you're following us on Twitter, where we regularly share awesome community creations.

Previously:
Fan Art Gallery: Art Deco GTA Cars, A Burger Shot Meal Constructed out of Candy & More
"What Happens in the Dark": A Collaborative GTA Artwork Fanzine
Reimagined GTA Poster Collection by Tom van Dijk and More

GTA Online Jobs On Film: Corkscrews, Sky Races & Captures

Posted on November 30 2015, 11:51am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games

GTA Online Creator Jobs on Film is our Newswire series featuring fun player-created Jobs that have been played and recorded by members of the GTA Online YouTube community. Watch the videos to see the Jobs in action, and then bookmark them using the links provided to try them out for yourself.

With all the new activities added to GTA Online over the past few months, including new Adversary Modes like Running Back and Slasher, the addition of fully customizable rides and new missions in GTA Online: Lowriders, and all activities added in the Freemode Events Update, some GTA Online players may have missed a few oft-requested features and updates that made their way into the Creator tool as part of this update. These include:

  • Prop rotation options allowing Creators to change the pitch, roll and yaw of any Props.
  • Support for Prop stacking giving Creators the ability to place Props on top of one another and place floating Props.
  • The ability to create Prop templates to group Props together and re-use again and again. For example, several ramps stacked against each other can now be saved as a single template of a large ramp and quickly replicated across the map.

With these features, canny Creators of GTA Online Jobs are able to craft all sorts of creative parkour, stunting and platform game experiences using the rooftops and rarefied skies of Los Santos as a dangerous playground. In this article, GTA YouTube community stars Jelly, TmarTn and others showcase a few standout Jobs that demonstrate just what's possible with the GTA Online Creator.

The Job:  Mega Spiral Corkscrew by Guilherme_94 (PC)
The Video: Twister Loopings by JellyYT

Guilherme_94 created Mega Spiral Corkscrew within days of the new Rockstar Creator updates going live and puts them to the best use imaginable with this insane triple corkscrew down at Los Santos docks. Jelly, Slogoman and Kwebbelkop (aka Team Robust) took on Guilherme's challenge, releasing this awe-inspiring vid just a few weeks later. 

The Job:  #*SKY DRIVE*# by jeyk67 (PS4)
The video:
Sky Drive
 by PetayPanMofo

Sky Drive has been incredibly popular on YouTube, thanks to its stomach-lurching views across Blaine County with high speeds and high stakes on each of the banked corners. We picked out this demo video in which PetayPanMofo (himself a pretty accomplished Job Creator) has integrated slow motion effects via the Rockstar Editor for some spectacular slides and spills.

The Job:  80 LINES by Raymond_Calitri (Xbox One)
The Video: GTA 5 - GTA Creators Live Competition by Lady Miss 80s

With a brief of "one Job, 30 minutes, unlimited possibilities"Lady Miss 80s' most recent GTA Online Creator live stream challenges six Creators to put their best Capture Jobs up to public scrutiny live on stream. On the day, Verified Creator Raymond_Calitri won out with his brilliantly simple Job 80 LINES in which the 2 teams make their way down long corridors to grab bags from their opponents. With no cover and just a Heavy Sniper to defend yourself, it's crucial to be quick on the draw and no scope your way out of trouble. The video Job showcases this Job along with all the other entries; keep an eye on LadyMiss80s Twitter for more announcements about upcoming Creator contests. 

The Job:  Ibiza Morning After by xInsert_Coinx (PC)
The video: 
PARTY ISLAND - GTA 5 Gameplay by Funhaus

The Funhaus squad show us their best flanking maneuvers in this riotous Deathmatch created by xInsert_Coinx for the PC that uses floating Props to create a spiral staircase out of one of the rocky outcrops off the coast of the Palomino Highlands. Watch out for some questionable sniping skills and unabashed back-seat gaming that we've come to expect from the Funhaus guys.

The Job:  !!!RPG VS. STUNTPLANE!!! by Cranxdk (PS3)
The video: Grand Theft Auto 5 Multiplayer - Part 419 - Planes vs RPGs by TmarTn2

In a slight variation on the fan favorite Stunters vs SnipersTmarTn takes to the skies and attempts to dispatch some RPG-toting players atop a platform floating high above the Sandy Shores Airfield. As TmarTn is keen to point out, this Last Team Standing "is harder than it looks".

 

Also Check Out:

The Job:  Moto SKILL TEST (waves) by FINezula (Xbox One)
The video: GTA 5 Funny Moments #250 With The Sidemen (GTA 5 Online Funny Moments) by Vikkstar123 

"Oh... my... God" is the appropriate reaction as heard when The Sidemen catch their first glimpse of the undulating ramps that lay ahead of them in this devilish watery platform challenge created by motorcycle skill test master IxI-eZula-lxl. Watch the lads try and demonstrate their nautical prowess in the rough seas of San Andreas - and then try your hand to see how you fare. Taking it slow is the key to maintaining control of the motorbike while navigating the floating debris in this one.

The Job:  Parking Drifters by TheReagan (PC)
The video: GTA 5 PC - Parking Drifters - Race Showcase by Reagan

While it doesn't contain any raised ramps, we had to include TheReagan's incredible demo video. It's one thing to create an awesome Job, but quite another to publish an accompanying video of equal style and panache. Using the power of the Rockstar Editor, Reagan does an impeccable job of immortalizing his drifting skills in the car park of the Maze Bank Arena. Extra style points for the drift up the ramp at the 2:09 mark.

The Job:  Speedway City Tour by RDT33- (Xbox 360)
The video: 
Speedway City Tour by RDT33 GTA V by LambentBunny

Ace lead foot Lambent Bunny pushes the Entity XF to its limits as she storms along the racing line around RDT33-'s Speedway City Tour available on the Xbox 360.

The Job:  Very hard race by Ikillyou4free (PS4)
The video: LA CARRERA IMPOSIBLE!!! EN 2.0 "GTA V ONLINE" by byAbeel

Spanish GTA YouTuber byAbeel navigates this tricky obstacle course that ventures high above the streets of Los Santos. Created by Germany's ikillyou4free with a straight-to-the-point title, it starts off simple enough, but soon ventures into uncharted aerial territory. Checkpoints are intentionally spaced few and far between, so your blood pressure may rise higher than your Zentorno as you try to hop, skip and jump to the next floating platform.

 

If you've played or created any awesome, physics-defying GTA Online Jobs recently then feel free to drop a Social Club link in the comments so that the entire community can check them out.

Previously:
Crazy Train Track Races and Explosive Deathmatches Captured by Team Epiphany, HikeTheGamer and Others
Creative and Challenging Custom Jobs as Demoed by NerdCubed, Olli43 and More

Rockstar Warehouse Black Friday & Thanksgiving Weekend Sales

Posted on November 25 2015, 12:54pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar, Games

Starting this Black Friday and throughout Thanksgiving Weekend ending Monday November 30th, hit up RockstarWarehouse.com to take advantage of huge deals on all games and gear – including sought after Grand Theft Auto V collectibles never before available for purchase.

40% OFF ALL GAMES AND GEAR STOREWIDE

For four straight days starting this Friday morning November 27th, get 40% off everything at the Rockstar Warehouse storewide. 

Whether you’ve been looking to upgrade to the latest generation release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS4, Xbox One or PC, or to download a classic Rockstar title you’ve never played before, or to get an original Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, or Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack CD for yourself or as a holiday gift for a Rockstar fan friend – you can score all of that and tons more all at 40% off Friday through Monday.

Plus, we’ve added to the Warehouse selection of limited-edition Grand Theft Auto V collectibles a range of highly sought after items available for purchase for the first time. These items include the Merryweather Polo, Tee, Cap and Heat Changing Mug; the Snapmatic Tee; the Loneliest Robot USB Drive and Greeting Card; the Epsilon Program Paperweight; and the iFruit Mouse Pad and iPhone 6 Case in a variety of colors. Up until now, you’ve only been able to score these items in rare Rockstar giveaway prize packs during Social Club Event Weekends, but starting this Friday all GTA fans worldwide can complete their collection (while supplies last!) – and at 40% off from Friday through Monday to boot.

BUY GTAV PC AND GET A GTA$500K BONUS

Through this Monday, when you purchase Grand Theft Auto V PC from the Rockstar Warehouse (either the digital download or the physical version), not only will you get the game itself at 40% off, but we’ll also be lining your GTA Online bank account with a GTA$500K deposit to help get you started on the streets of Los Santos. For those looking to really ball out on a budget, we’ve also got a special buy-one-get-one sale happening all weekend long on all denominations of Shark Cards for GTAV PC to help you double down your bottom line.

www.rockstarwarehouse.com

GTA Online Thanksgiving Specials: Double GTA$ & RP in All Adversary Modes + Black Friday Sale and More

Posted on November 25 2015, 10:12am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Put down the Pißwasser, get your poultry posterior off the tailgate, and into GTA Online this Thanksgiving weekend for Adversary Mode bonuses and epic discounts. On top of Double GTA$ and RP for ALL Adversary Modes on all platforms, there’s a special Featured Playlist for PS4, Xbox One and PC players featuring all three variations of the Running Back Adversary Mode that just launched yesterday, and more. Read on for all the details.

DOUBLE GTA$ & DOUBLE RP ADVERSARY MODES - THURS 26TH - SUN 29TH
Reap double the GTA$ & RP in all GTA Online Adversary Modes for four straight days, including everything from OG favorites like Come Out To Play and Siege Mentality, to recent releases like Hunting Pack, Slasher and the aforementioned Running Back. This latest Adversary Mode is perfect for any game day weekend, with teams battling it out in an impromptu 2-minute drill on the Los Santos highway gridiron.

You'll also be able to launch into a special Adversary Mode Playlist all weekend long on PS4, Xbox One & PC, straight from the GTAV launch screens. If you're already in-game, or want to play with just friends or Crewmates, simply go to the Rockstar Playlists section of the pause menu and select the Running Back Playlist option. 

FRIDAY ONLY: 40% OFF ALL APARTMENTS & 25% OFF ALL VEHICLES
This Black Friday, November 27th, take advantage of a pair of GTA Online sales running across all platforms (including PS3 and Xbox 360). To make sure you have the proper pad for entertaining holiday guests, Dynasty 8 is offering 40% off all Apartments. And to ensure you’ve got one of the sleekest collection of sleds in Southern San Andreas, all Vehicles will be 25% off. So for those looking to expand to a fourth property in GTA Online or complete their collection of Lowriders, make sure to mark this Friday on your calendar.


Previously: 
New Running Back Adversary Mode in GTA Online Today

New Running Back Adversary Mode in GTA Online Today

Posted on November 24 2015, 6:49am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Today, we've got a brand-new addition to the permanent roster of GTA Online Adversary Modes for PS4, Xbox One and PC. 

In the spirit and tradition of American Football this Thanksgiving week, we present a new mode entitled “Running Back”.

Two teams (a total of 4-8 players) square off from opposing sides of a roadway. The elusive Runner, behind the wheel of a Benefactor Panto, must go the distance and get across the end zone line at the far end of the highway with the help of their offensive teammates in BF Biftas. Meanwhile, their defensive-minded opponents (also in Biftas) must ruthlessly block, crash and pummel their way to try to stop them. 

This new mode is available at three different locations: Raton Canyon Bridge, La Mesa Bridge and Zancudo Tunnel.

By the way, tune in to see us playing Running Back and other recently released Adversary Modes later today on Twitch or YouTube at 5pm Eastern with special guests.

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