Crews new and old have descended upon the open world of Los Santos and Blaine County throughout this first month of Grand Theft Auto Online - documenting their adventures and mayhem all throughout with some awesome videos and Snapmatic pics. You'll definitely want to check out the sizzle reel above from the GTAStunting (GTAS) Crew who pull off some jaw-dropping stuff and pride themselves on a no-cheats M.O.. If you're similarly gifted in two-wheel prowess, you might want to hit up Crew Leader GTAStunting to see if you have what it takes to be down.
CREW FAMILY PORTRAITS
Thanks to the magic of Snapmatic, many Crews have been getting their family portrait on, rolling deep in Online and posing together sharing precious moments. You can see a few standouts below including early adopters the Ganja Outlaws (WEED), the MLP - FiM (PONY) Crew doing a little 'shopping' on Clinton Avenue in matching ponied Crew emblem gear, the Milice (MILI) Crew toting their toys at the airport, and Crew Cut veterans Consumer Products (OCPC).
You might want to keep a close eye on the Snapmatic feed of the Cyclop 9 (CC99) Crew where there's always some entertaining hijinks going on. Longtime fans known well over at the GTA Forums boards, these guys are less concerned with Crew conventions such as competitive valor and social-order Hierarchy and more with seeing how much rag-tag craziness they can get into, playing strictly for the "lulz". With their spirit animal certainly being Trevor Philips, a special shout to fearless Leader Voodoo. for lording over this unique band of misfits in his unmistakable fuchsia short shorts and John Waters-esque makeup. Check out a gallery of finest (?) moments below.
Speaking of green, every good Crew needs at least one team spirit person and the KingMofo (KING) Crew seem to have found that in LilE4056. In this photo taken from the garage, this co-Commissioner can be seen rocking true Crew colors in not just a King Crew shirt emblazoned with their emblem and trademark lime, but a matching Ocelot F620 to boot.
Meanwhile the SC00000TER BROTHERS (SCBR) Crew are currently sporting an awesome faggio-riding chimp on their Crew t-shirt, paying respects to the original Scooter Brothers (just like Trevor himself). Here's a few more standouts that crossed our path:
The GP Mafia (GPNZ) Crew are another group we found that seems to have a boundless appetite for mischief and hijinks in GTA Online. Take a look at this recent video of them in an awesomely calculated skyscraper rooftop car battle royale meta game:
We continue to be amused and amazed at the many mirthful parodies and interesting art media choices fans have used to express their personal enthusiasm for GTAV and GTA Online. Below are a few of the standouts we've spotted in recent weeks.
As always, if you happen upon (or take) cool GTA or Rockstar-related shots, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and remember to follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.
Brazillian street photographer Fernando Pereira Gomes has taken to the streets of Los Santos for his latest project. In his blog Street Photography V, Fernando under the Social Club Nickname ArtCow captures the beauty of LS in a pretty cool way. Check out his entire Snapmatic library here.
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This marvel of a portrait made by artist @en4ki definitely shows off all the colors of Trevor. Awesome work, dude.
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FlameJonah29 managed to snap his friend banking some insane vert while launching off the Del Perro Beach Roller Coaster, inspirationally dove-tailing the Stars & Stripes. Bless ‘Murica!
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It looks like Chop isn't the only one who can be trained as we see Franklin taking the shark selfie craze to a whole new level - the shark photobomb. Snapped by Social Club Member MILINKO81.
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|This may be the first time we've seen wood used as a medium choice for GTAV but what an impressive set of wood carvings these are, whittled skillfully by Deviant Artist WoodBoxEdition. Shout out to 0GTAFanGirl0 for sending this our way.|| |
Social Club Member kieranmarsh channels Walter White. Now if we could just get Trevor to pose as Jesse Pinkman to establish chemistry....
The latest automatic title update for GTA Online is now available for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As promised, this update addresses the remaining issues where some people's vehicles or vehicle modifications were disappearing due to a cloud save failure - as well as all the other fixes mentioned below:
- Fixes numerous issues that were causing vehicle loss and/or loss of vehicle mods
- Fixes an issue where the incorrect car is replaced when choosing to replace a car in a full garage
- Fixes an exploit allowing players to sell the same vehicle multiple times
- Fixes an issue that caused personal vehicles to be duplicated
- Fixes an issue where some players were unable to pay utility bills on an owned apartment or house
- Fixes an issue where players were not getting Crew invites in-game
- Fixes an issue where the starting point for the tutorial race was not appearing
- Fixes issues with joining Jobs from within a player-owned garage
- Fixes issues with players getting stuck while using playlists
- Fixes additional issues causing black screens, long load times, and players getting stuck in the sky cam
- Adds details in the UI to clarify that characters created while Rockstar cloud is unavailable are temporary (non-saved)
- Adds changes to the character creator to make better-looking default characters with the “random” option
- Players now only lose a maximum of 500 GTA$ upon death in Freemode
Of course, if you're still experiencing any other technical problems, please visit our support website and subscribe to the GTA Online Launch Status article. You can also shoot us a quick message at the Rockstar Support Twitter.
We also encourage you to send any constructive gameplay feedback you have to us at our GTAOnline@rockstargames.com address, as we continue to monitor it for all the latest suggestions for tweaking and improving the experience of GTA Online.
There's been some awesome fan-created GTAV vids shared over the past few weeks including the continuing epic 5-star chase sequences of the masterful Clayman90 on YouTube, some romantic looks at the scenery of Los Santos & Blaine County, and much more. Check a few of them out below in case you haven't seen them and do share in comments any other great GTAV clips you may have caught...
"Grand Theft Auto in Detail (Part One)" by GermanScientistTV
Longtime and avid Social Club member, German Scientist, has hooked up a pair of compilation videos showing off some of the specific details he likes most in GTAV. Part One above shows him experimenting with everything from wheel-less donuts in an Imponte to launchable boats and rebounding bollards and crash cushions on highways. Part Two from last week goes into further detail on animations, physics and flammables.
Speaking of which, also check out IGN's new "GTAV: 41 Tiny Mind-Blowing Things" clip for their litany of little things that caught their eye.
"GTAV “5 Stars” Police Chase" by Clayman90
Clayman90 on YouTube's car chase sequences have already become the stuff of legend, with his exceptional and masterful sequences having racked up millions of views over the past few weeks. Check out the original one above that started it all showing off masterful use of Franklin’s special driving ability and incredible accuracy in tossing C4 on to oncoming and stationary enemy vehicles alike – all the while evading police pursuit for minutes on end at 5-stars. And also don't miss some of the sequel clips he's done since including eluding a police pursuit in a shiny chromed-out Adder all the way up Mount Chiliad and even a watery chase through the canals of Los Santos on a jetski.
In the tradition of stunning GTA open world timelapse videos (see this 2009 GTAIV one by DigitalFoundry), the guys from DespicableChannel have captured the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Santos to the more serene landscapes of Blaine County. Definitely check out their channel for more timelapse video and other clips they've been posting playing GTA Online missions like "Top Fun II" and getting into random hijinks Online with their Crew.
"GTAV Theme Song Cover" by SquidPhysics
You may recall this talented musician we featured over the summer for his impressive one-man band rendtions of Grand Theft Auto theme songs - and now he brings it full circle with the GTAV theme song laid down across keys, brass, strings and even foley - all whilst rocking the Los Santos snapback for good measure.
"Other Places: San Andreas (Grand Theft Auto V)" by ultrabrilliant
Writer Andy Kelly’s Other Places YouTube series of interactive videogame environments shows us a montage of scenery from his first week of holiday across Los Santos & Blaine County.
Also check out:
- DefendTheHouse (featured here a couple weeks ago) are back with their continuing GTAV Mythbusters series. Episode Two covers detachable cable cars and fatal character stalkings while Episode Three shows the awesome power of fighter jet blow-back and prompted an addendum revisit testing of whether motorcycle helmets do indeed make you safer. Episode Four looks at collateral damage from suicide bullets, mid-air vehicle entry and the effects of water pressure on sticky bombs.
- The guys from TrueMOBSTER have been making some impressive live-action short-subject film renditions of envisioned Grand Theft Auto gameplay for a bit now – their latest entry "GTA Online Multiplayer Gameplay – Real Life" takes on GTA Online with an IRL fantasy of the TrueMOBSTER Crew getting into some Team Deathmatch and GTA Race action on foot and most impressively, on the open seas.
If you’ve seen (or made!) any other great GTA or Rockstar related vids, share them with the Social Club community in comments below and we may feature them in an upcoming roundup here at the Newswire.
Eduard Grosu Wins Final 2013 Red Hook Crit Race in Milan and Neil Bezdek Wins the Championship Series
Sprinting racers qualifying for the Criterium. Photo by Massimo Detto Il Bacci.
After an intense series of races from Brooklyn to Barcelona, the 2013 Red Hook Criterium came to its dramatic conclusion with the final leg in Milan, Italy this past weekend. Congrats to Eduard Grosu, who came in first and Neil Bezdek, who was crowned 2013 series champion after a strong 3rd place finish in Saturday's race. 200 riders from over 15 countries vied for the 85 qualifying positions in what wound up being the fastest course in the history of the RHC, according to race organizer David Trimble.
Race winner Eduard Grosu, who set the fastest lap of the race with a 1:38.30 on the final lap. Photo by Francesco Rachello.
For the top riders, the best strategy was to get out in front as quickly as possible, to avoid trouble, set a furious pace and to hold onto the top positions throughout the race. Pre-race favorites, Bezdek, Grosu and Evan Murphy took turns at the front, pushing the pace and trying to break away from the chasing pack. This tactic worked and by the later stage of the race a group of 20 riders had made a significant gap, lapping many of the other riders out the race. Congratulations go out to Grosu for his first RHC win, to Bezdek for taking the championship, and to Stefan Vis, brothers Evan and Kyle Murphy and Rainier Schaefer for their top tier performances throughout the series. Compliments are also in order for race director David Trimble, for creating an incredibly exciting international racing series. Check out the full results for Milan and the overall championship series below, and for more details be sure to check out redhookcrit.com, along with the official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.
Series Winner Neil Bezdek. Photo by Eloy Anzola.
|4th||Pablo Lopez Rodriguez|
|1st||Neil Bezdek||116 points|
|2nd||Evan Murphy||93 points|
|3rd||Kyle Murphy||76 points|
|4th||Stefan Vis||72 points|
|5th||Rainier Schaefer||62 points|
|6th||Francesco Martucci||52 points|
|7th||Walton Brush||44 points|
|8th||Pablo Rodriguez||43 points|
|9th||Thibaud Lhenry||42 points|
|10th||Eduard Grosu||38 points|
We're honored that GTAV has been nominated for the Golden Joystick Awards in the Game of The Year category. Voting for the award ends this Sunday, October 20th and the winners will be live-streamed at goldenjoystick.com on October 25th.
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