Rockstar Editor Contest Winner: Presenting the Official Music Video for "Leave" by Wavves

Posted on July 7 2015, 3:43pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

After careful deliberation, we're pleased to announce the winners in our contest to create the official music video for "Leave" by Wavves using the Rockstar Editor. Congratulations are in order for Social Club member YeahMAP of Germany, as his video earns the grand prize - a custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and a G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse, both laser-engraved with his Social Club ID and the Rockstar Editor logo. He also receives a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card for the Rockstar Warehouse.


Leave - Wavves by YeahMAP
Bringing together the perfect blend of break-neck action movie pastiche and meticulously crafted camera direction, a small band of criminals come together to spring their leader out of Bolingbroke Penitentiary in a daring, broad daylight attempt.

And a salute to our two runners-up - both of which were awarded a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and $100 gift card for the Warehouse.

Leave by Wavves_Bon Voyage! by Dorian92
Perhaps longing for the open stretches of Blaine County, here a surly Trevor Philips wanders aimlessly through the streets of Los Santos until he happens upon a 24/7 convenience store and decides to stage an impromptu armed robbery. A heavy LSPD response follows and Trevor is forced to fiercely fight his way out of the city.

GTA V - You Can (Not) Leave by Vergessene
Evocative of noir femme fatale action, Vergessene shows off a harshly trained super-soldier's unflinching resolve to take out all those in her path.

Shout to everyone who submitted entries - we were overwhelmed at the ingenuity and collective effort put forth by the GTAV PC Community and look forward to seeing more in future contests (keep an eye out for details on our next one very soon). Here are a couple select honorable mentions to check out.

'LEAVE' by WAVVES Music Video by AmillzSlusho
Here AmillzSlusho spins the unique story of three down-on-their-luck citizens with separate tragic circumstances - all looking to take the "easy way out" of Los Santos. 

Wavves - Leave (GTA 5 Music Video) by shorty2001
Continuously reflecting back on better days, a homeless man struggles to make his way through the unforgiving daily life of a panhandler in Los Santos. After several harsh rejections from an all-star cast of notable characters, he opts to relocate in style.

Rockstar Editor Contest: Create the Official Music Video for “Leave” by Wavves

The Red Hook Crit Heads to London for the First Time, This Saturday July 11th

Posted on July 7 2015, 11:09am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The Red Hook Crit - the world’s premier track bike crit featuring professional road racers, track specialists, bike messengers, and urban cyclists competing over multiple laps around a fast, technical circuit - makes its London debut this Saturday, July 11th. Hosted at the iconic Greenwich Peninsula, outside the O2 Arena, athletes will race along the waterfront circuit in the second leg of the four part 2015 Championship Series.

Hard-fought battles in the first race at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal back in April shaped the current standings and London will see the return of top competitors from both the Men’s and Women’s fields. 2014 series champion Arinara Elbusto Arteaga defends her first place position against French professional Fleur Faure, past RHC winners Kacey Manderfield Lloyd and Ash Duban. The men’s race in Brooklyn was transformed by a crash in the lead pack during the final laps, allowing Italian Ivan Ravaioli to seize the lead and fend off the chase pack for first place. Young bloods Luis Junquera and Raul Torres will be in pursuit of the pole position, but the field is packed with seasoned RHC powerhouse athletes setting the stage for a world-class event. 

[Photo Credit: Jason Sellers]

The Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist also comes to London, awarded in both final criteriums to the riders whose tactics, tenacity and strength most affect the race regardless of their final standing.

The race is free for spectators and we invite everyone in the London area to check out one of the coolest bike races in the world. For more information, visit or check out the official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For a glimpse of the action, check out the video below:

Experience the thrill of high-speed track bike criterium racing on the streets of London when the Red Hook Criterium comes to London’s Greenwich Peninsula on Saturday, July 11th. Free for spectators and accessible via the Jubilee Line. Races begin at 19:30.#redhookcrit #rhcl1 #greenwichpeninsula

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Fan Art: Lego Turismo, Fierce Femmes, Michael’s Glory Days & More

Posted on July 3 2015, 9:39am | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

The latest round of community fan-artistry features tributes to The Lost and Damned, Max Payne 3, and a Lego rendition of the Grotti Turismo R among the GTAV-inspired homages. As always, follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we feature the latest fan creations, and if you've got something of your own, feel free to share it in the comments below for the community to check out.

Lego Grotti Turismo R by C_12

"The Turismo R is without a doubt my favourite car in the game. I loved it so much, that I decided to build a Lego replica as best I could..." Redditor C_12 used up nearly all the red Lego bricks he had to create this rendition of the Turismo.

Trevor by Julia Scott

​GTA V Fan Art veteran Julia Scott is back with this killer sketch of Trevor hanging in the desert with some feathered friends.

Hasta La Vista
 by Alexia-way

Taking inspiration from NODE's Adversary Mode antics, Alexia-way created this action packed animation that really captures Hasta La Vista.


 by Enderson Santos

Brazilian artist Enderson Santos shows that his talents go beyond caricatures of real world people - he can sketch up the trinity with the best of them.

The Lost MC
by Pashoto

Pashoto's homage to The Lost and Damned is set appropriately outside of the Honkers in Alderney, and would've looked great hanging in the Lost MC's clubhouse.

GTA Style Portraits by GoodwinGoodwin

DeviantARTist GoodwinGoodwin reps some fierce looking females in these GTA-style portraits.

GTA V Online Character-Portrait
 by Grobi-Grafik

Grobi-Grafik's Trevor Femart was such a big hit in our recent round-up that he was commissioned to create this portrait of a community member's GTA Online character.


Grand Theft Auto V Online
 by keitoz

Keitoz AKA Rukkochii pays tribute to her current 'addiction' with this bat slinging badass.


Glory Days by felloliette

Felloliette portrays a "young and already very unsatisfied with life Michael Townley" long before he became the self-proclaimed "fat washed up jock who can't get his head around the fact his high school football career didn't play out the way that he planned" in GTAV.

Max Payne 3
 by superhermit

Superhermit AKA Kevin Herrera mimics the style of the Max Payne 3 promotional artwork, with his take on the world-weary, philosophizing enforcer.


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.

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Get Double GTA$ and RP in GTA Online Now Through July 4th Weekend

Posted on July 1 2015, 7:50am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

No matter where you’re from, you can celebrate American grandiosity and pageantry in Los Santos and Blaine County this week, with Double GTA$ in the GTA Online Event Playlist and Double RP in all Jobs starting today and lasting through the entire July 4th holiday weekend (July 1st - July 6th).

To help laud the occasion, merchants across Los Santos are also restocking all their original Independence Day Special inventory, with a 25% discount on everything, including vehicles like The Liberator monster truck and Sovereign motorcycle, the Firework Rocket Launcher and its ammo, plus an assortment of red-white-and-blue gear including Hats, T-Shirts, Masks and more.

Bulk up your bank balance in advance of the upcoming ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two with 2X GTA$ in the Independence Day Online Event Playlist, which features patriotic-themed GTA Online Jobs including Grand Senora Desert (LTS), Guns and Gasoline (Parachuting), Mud, Sweat and Gears (Land Race) and Road Tripping (Team Deathmatch).

Also, for those aiming to climb the Los Santos criminal hierarchy, all GTA Online Jobs played this weekend will net you double the RP.

ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two Coming to GTA Online Next Week

Posted on June 30 2015, 10:10am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

The second haul of high-end goods currently en route to Los Santos' luxury shops and dealerships. We're pleased to announce that the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two will arrive for all platforms next week, on Wednesday July 8th. This new collection of extravagant attire and potent transportation also includes the debut of the previously PC-exclusive 'The Lab' radio station across all four console platforms.

Stay tuned for more details on next week's update, including particulars for our second Ill-Gotten Gains Social Club Event Weekend kicking off on Friday, July 10th. For now, check out a sample of what’s coming up via our screenshot gallery - and for players who didn’t get last year’s Independence Day Special, look for the return of old favorites at reduced rates, including the Firework Rocket Launcher.

From the San Chianski Mountain Range to the sidewalks of Vinewood Boulevard, the stylish Coil Brawler is equipped to handle any terrain.

Docktease expands its fleet with the classic Lampadati Toro.

New shipments of clothing and accessories are available at high end retailers across Los Santos.

The Invetero Coquette BlackFin offers a new body style on an old favorite.

The extremely powerful and damaging, single-shot Marksman Pistol.

The blazingly fast Progen T20 is built from the ground up for quick getaways and street-tuning.

Knuckledusters from Ammu-Nation offer a personal way to connect with new friends all over Los Santos.

Represent your local custom shop in the Vapid Chino with a Los Santos Customs Plaque.

Luxury meets raw power with the Dinka Vindicator.


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Rockstar Editor Fan Vids: Retro Inspirations, a Stunt Show Pilot, an In-Depth Rockstar Editor Tutorial and More

Posted on June 29 2015, 12:08pm | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

While we continue to review and critique the entries in our debut GTAV Rockstar Editor video contest (look for an official announcement soon), right now we've got a collection of the latest and greatest Editor creations from the community at-large in our round-up of featured fan videos. As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter where we regularly share impressive fan-made vids.

GUNSHIP - The Mountain [Official Music Video] Directed and Edited by 8-BIT BASTARD

This commission by Gunship, for the second video off their forthcoming album, puts the talents of our friends 8-Bit Bastard (creators of the inaugural Rockstar Editor video "Running, Man" and lots more great GTA-inspired YouTube shenanigans) on full display. The synthwave track blends well with the retro-inspired action - which features a gravity-defying chase through a transit tunnel, followed by a fierce showdown in the Los Santos Storm Drain and an explosive standoff with the local PD. 

GTAV: Grove Street 4 Life by MidnightClub

If their channel's name wasn't enough of a clue, MidnightClub's nostalgia for past Rockstar titles has manifested itself in this faithful recreation of the San Andreas intro scenes with GTAV lookalikes taking on the roles of CJ, officers Tenpenny and Pulaski, and the various members of the Grove Street Families. Much like LucchiniSW's previously featured Vice City Intro recreation, the beginning includes a great use of the classic cut out graphics and silhouettes from the opening titles. We also appreciate the little details, like Ryder circling in the background at the end of the scene.

"Max Payne 3" - TV Commercial by TheGoldenHitman

Another throwback video created with help from the Rockstar Editor - this one casts Michael De Santa in a shot-for-shot recreation of the original Max Payne 3 TV commercial, complete with the classic track "Tears" by GTAV soundtrack artists HEALTH. A labor of love, TheGoldenHitman describes the original spot as his "all time favorite trailer". 

City of Dreams II by WARGODCINEMA

Having created the first GTA 5 - City of Dreamz video on the PS4, WARGODCINEMA puts the enhanced capabilities of GTAV on PC and the Rockstar Editor to great use in this stunning sequel. We're glad to see Wargod's continued with the winning combination of a lilting piano soundtrack combined with brilliantly unique shot selection and composition (a staple of all of Wargod's videos). This city montage really stands out from the crowd in capturing the tragic beauty of Los Santos and the unnerving oscillation between peace and brutal mayhem.

The Stunt Lads Show: Pilot by HatFilms

Rewriting the rulebook on what a stunt video can be, the fellas from the Hat Films team have released their pilot episode of The Stunt Lads Show, a series that combines sharp banter and cheeky humor with equally crazy stunting. We’re happy to report that their pilot appears to have been picked up, as it’s been followed since with new episodes like the epic “EXTREME Golfing!” where the lads risk life and limb for internet glory and the chance of a marginally increased production budget.

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For a more traditional stunt video, check out FishyDizzle's Team-Tage video for a display of stunning biking technicality and finesse from an international array of talent. 

GTAV: Create Awesome Videos in 5 Steps by whanowa

There have been a few attempts at Rockstar Editor video tutorials since launch, but none goes as in-depth as whanowa's "GTAV: Create Awesome Videos in 5 Steps". As well as a holistic overview, each section of this 20 minute epic is packed with helpful tips and tricks, complete with reference clips and demonstrations. If you're an aspiring Rockstar Editor, this video is highly recommended.

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"Serial Killer" by matthewisonfire. This tribute to Motorhead's track "Serial Killer" featuring Lemmy's rasping vocals, is a glimpse in to the dark world of a dark mind.

Share videos you've created in the comments below, or post ones from other creators that you find deserving of recognition. For tips and tricks on the GTAV PC Rockstar Editor, make sure to check out our recent series of Rockstar Editor Tips posts as well as the Tutorial page on Social Club.

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Welcome to Los Santos Vinyl Coming June 30th: Enter Now at Social Club for a Chance to Win

Posted on June 26 2015, 10:59am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Social Club, Games

Welcome To Los Santos, the genre-spanning collection of original music that debuted with GTAV on PC and is coming to consoles next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two, will be available on vinyl next week - but you can enter for the chance to win a copy before it releases. Enter by this Tuesday, June 30th at the Rockstar Games Social Club for the chance to win one of five Welcome to Los Santos vinyls at

Featuring a diverse array of artists from across the musical spectrum – including Earl Sweatshirt, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs, Popcaan, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe and Samuel T. Herring (from Future Islands) – the music of Welcome to Los Santos first launched compliments of the ‘The Lab’ in-game radio station hosted by Doctor No and the Chemical Bro (aka Oh No and The Alchemist) in GTAV for PC, and will be added to all four console platforms next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Ends Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Crew Noticeboard: Barksdale Towers, Joint Spec Ops Team and Others Now Recruiting

Posted on June 24 2015, 3:42pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively recruiting new members to join their ranks. We publish Crew recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know exactly what they're all about.

This edition of Crew Noticeboard features pitches from a special ops team, a band of war-torn brothers and a Crew inspired by the syndicate from a popular television show - as well as Crews specifically looking to take down big scores in Heists and improve their standing on the GTA Online leaderboards. So whether you're new on the streets or are well-accustomed to the world of GTA Online and looking for some new comrades, you're sure to find them here or by perusing one of our previous editions of the Noticeboard.

Hit the jump below to read the latest pitches.

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