Grand Theft Auto | Rockstar Games Newswirehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/tag/grand-theft-auto/1/10.rssPosts from our Newswire tagged as 'Grand Theft Auto'.en_usCrew Noticeboard: Seigo Famiglia, CrimeCorp SA, Highway Daemons and Others Now Recruiting http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52301/crew-noticeboard-seigo-famiglia-crimecorp-sa-highwayhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52301/crew-noticeboard-seigo-famiglia-crimecorp-sa-highwayThe Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively seeking new members to join their ranks where we publish your recruitment pitches in your own words.This week's edition features a collection of three-piece-suited wiseguys, highway hardened Motorcycle Clubs, rambunctious role-play collectives and some open themed Crews that fall into unique categories all their own, so there's something to accommodate all play styles and preferences. If you are looking for a new set of players to run with, perhaps below you'll find a squad that piques your interest. Founded in July of 2012, the traditional mafia-style Seigo Famiglia Crew, led by the attentive MajorS1, recently celebrated their two year anniversary. With a smaller and tight-knit circle of friends at its core, there seems to be plenty of room to move up the chain of command for loyal soldiers who are willing to distinguish themselves as valued associates within the three Crew divisions."The Seigo Famiglia has been prospering for nearly 8 years and since then we have evolved into a unique family with traditions, oaths and a code of ethics to match.We believe in quality over quantity and our fraternal nature complements this. We currently have two Crews operating in the Family; Seigo Vinewood and Seigo Vespucci - these two Crews are constantly recruiting on behalf of the Family with dedication. Join The Seigo Famiglia and know real honour, real loyalty and real family."https://www.facebook.com/SeigoFamigliahttp://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/seigo_vinewoodhttp://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/seigo_vespuccihttp://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/seigo_famigliaWise_Red_Dragon heads up one of two Crews featured on this Noticeboard who engage in role-playing in-game scenarios and storylines. Known simply as the International United Crew, and although they are mainly based in the United States, their namesake suggests that they are spanning the globe for an eclectic mix of new players who share in their penchant for acting out high intrigue drama and scripted story-based action."Hey there! Role Play International United (or RPIU) is a small role play driven community on Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 players. Besides playing Jobs together and just having a general good time, we host almost daily story-based role plays in Freemode. We have only 6 members and we are all good friends that are looking to expand our role play a bit. We have most members based in the US in the Eastern and Central time zones but we also have a player from the UK who attends our role-plays as well. RPIU generally has games in the afternoon and evening of the Eastern Time zone. If you are looking for a tight-knit community to have fun with and enjoy a heavily story-based role play with, RPIU is for you. Send an Xbox Live text message to Cute Red Dragon if you wish to join and some members and I will conduct a basic interview with you to see if we want you in the Crew. I hope to hear from you! Requirements: Be online fairly often.Have a mic (not a Kinect mic, please). Be a patient person.Be willing to work with authority.Be open-minded, friendly, mature and creative!" http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/international_united Rocking a bold crimson fleur-de-lis as their Crew banner, Dusted718 and the stalwart soldiers of the Colonial Army seem ready to march into battle with their cheeky Crew motto, "Remember it's not how you kill them, it's how big the explosion is!""Hello fellow Rockstar SC members, I am currently recruiting for my Crew "Colonial Army" and if you are so inclined, please message me on Social Club and I'll explain further.Colonial Army is recruiting now and needs fellow players to rise to the top with them. Potential members such as yourself, will all be regarded as having equal power and strength.Also, don't forget to message me your Xbox Gamer Tag so I may know who you are while playing the game.My Gamer Tag is also Dusted718, so if you so happen to see me online on Xbox in GTAV just message me or invite me to a party. I don't mind joining you. Thanks and have a good one."http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/colonial_army With a high concept role-play website, compelling backstory, elaborate local economy and territory system, Crew Leader Wallys87 and the corporate moguls of the CrimeCorp SA run a tight outfit that's set on west coast domination. Investing "venture capital" into staged robberies, hits and turf disputes, the consequences of one's actions play a heavy role in how individual gameplay sessions unfold."We are a GTA Online Crew who role-play as an organized crime organization that is taking over the state of San Andreas. This means that both on our official website and in-game, we play the character of someone who is rising through the ranks of our organization.We conduct all our activities from our website, where we post all our Jobs, activities, and just keep in touch with other Crew members.You will find all the background stories of our members, and the history of how our organization started on our website as well.We control numerous rackets:•    Drug Ring•    Car Theft•    Weapons Export•    Assassin Division•    Fight ClubMany other modes are to come as we expand on this.A great feature we have is that we role-play with other role-playing Crews. We trade guns and drugs with them and also export and import stolen vehicles,We even work with a police RP Crew that investigates all our illegal activities and can put you in jail for some time (don't worry, we have good lawyers).Corporation BusinessHow do we play?:We have combined all the great features GTA Online has to offer in our role-play, like Deathmatches to take over new territories, Races, Missions, and Captures to RP different situations.First off all, you have to keep in mind that any action has a reaction! A basic example would be that we avoid shooting at police, as this would incur a great police response and increased heat on the organization in the future. Although the game itself does not make that a fact, we role-play these things in order to increase the feeling of realism. We add mechanics such as evidence into our role-play. This means that if we are seen in a vehicle by police directly after a serious crime, we must destroy the vehicle and the evidence that it represents. We will often change into nondescript dark clothing and wear masks for serious crimes in order to not be identified by witnesses and security camera footage, if there is a witness that can later recognize you, you have to take care of him. We take our time when we play and don't need to feel rushed.Territory:As with all organized crime organizations, we have our territories that we control. We start with just one territory, but then we expand by taking over other territories. All our illegal activities can be done only on our turf, we can't collect protection money from vendors and prostitutes that are not on the territory we control. Of course we can make chaos, rob and hit our rivals, but do it smartly and avoid attracting attention. The map with all our territories will be regularly updated so keep an eye on it.Economy:Our organization has an in game economy, it is money made from criminal activities and legal businesses. As we are a crime organization and make a lot of our money illegally, we also have a legal front. These legal businesses will launder our dirty money. After you join our organization, you start showing your loyalty. Once you do show it, you will get promoted and given a 'no show' legal job in one of our legal businesses, this way you can make clean money, and spend it on your legal stuff like property, real estate, cars, boats, planes and so on. The higher your rank, the better legal jobs you get.So if this is something you would be interested in, join us on our website or on Social Club.Crime Corporation - The World Is Ours"http://crimecorp.iclanwebsites.com/http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/crimecorp_sa  CREW RECRUITMENT VIDSOur latest showcase of featured Crew recruitment videos come to us from an assemblage of familiar faces to the Rockstar Newswire community and one plucky newcomer. First up, Australia Illuminati's spin-off Biker Chapter, the Highway Daemons MC is endorsed heavily by Commissioner and main Illuminati Crew Leader, PaxSierraMike. From there, loyal Crew Cut readers may recall the stylings of GTA-Capone and the Hood Donz, with their ode to coppin' currency, "Straight to the Bank". Finally, newcomer EPMUSICMAN looks to put his Crew, Los Demonios MC SA on the LS map as a fresh take on traditional Motorcycle Clubs. "I really want to tell you about the Australia Illuminati's Outlaw MC Crew: Highway Daemons MC Illuminati (HDMI) With select membership drawn from trusted Australia Illuminati (ORDO) Crew members, HDMI is our free-aim, combat focused Crew that complements the main Crew and our racing Crew Illuminati Motorcycles & Muscle Car Club (IMCC).HDMI is a close knit, community-based Crew where we hone our free-aim skills, and enjoy cruising and rampaging throughout Los Santos and Blaine County with people who we have gotten to know well in the main Crew. HDMI has a great Emblem (generated using only the official Emblem Creator) and we are great community of men and women who love the game.We're especially proud of our new HDMI 'showcase' recruitment vid, which I wanted to share with you below." http://illuminati-gta.enjin.com http://australia-illuminati-gta.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/Australia.Illuminati https://www.youtube.com/user/australiailluminati http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/highway_daemons_mc    "Los Demonios is a truly original MC Crew that avoids all the stereotypes associated with the majority of MC Crews online who look to imitate real life MCs and what they represent. We created an original Crew to have fun and not get caught up in endless MC wars, patch-hunting, and session terrorizing activities. Instead we have focused on the positive aspects behind the MC mentality… Brotherhood, Loyalty and most importantly, The Ride!Our MC coordinates, records and also produces high quality video content that promotes these aspects while fully utilizing GTA's amazing cinematic Capture options to create ultra-realistic short film video content. We have started off small, but are quickly starting to grow. We are very well organized and are lucky enough to have very active and creative members. Our president is truly amazing with your Emblem Creator, we have a film critic member who helps organize exciting Online created content, as well as video script ideas, and I produce all our video content since my profession deals directly with that medium."www.losdemoniosmc.enjin.comhttp://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/demonios_prospectshttp://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/los_demonios_mc_sa    "The Hood Donz are recruiting extreme fighter jet pilots for some serious air to air and air to ground battles. Successful candidates will receive automatic Crew promotions (single Crew members only).The Hood Donz are also recruiting for our Hood Donz Elite Crew and our Hood Donz Drifters Crew. If you're a fighter or a Racer then why don't you check us out on our website?" http://www.hooddonz.comsocialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/hood_donz_elitehttp://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/hood_donz_driftershttp://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/hood_donz If you’re part of a Crew that's looking for new recruits, drop a link in the comments below for all to see (but only once – those who copy and paste spam the same recruitment message more than once at the Newswire will not be featured). Or hit us up at mouthoff@rockstargames.com and let us know why your Crew deserves recognition for originality, skill or effort... we may publish your want ad in a future Noticeboard.This is also an ideal opportunity to show off your Crew pride with any fun group Snapmatic pics, Crew artwork creations or awesome gameplay vids that show everyone why your squad is the place to be or the team to beat. Remember to leave a link to your Crew's Social Club page so that you're easily spotted by those looking to answer your call.Previously:8492nd Squadron, 6 Star Street Racers and Others Now Recruiting  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:05:55 -0400This Week Only: Get 50% off Assistance from Merryweather, Lester and Other Allies in GTA Onlinehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52300/this-week-only-get-50-off-assistance-from-merryweatherhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52300/this-week-only-get-50-off-assistance-from-merryweatherThis week, calling for support from notorious friends in high places in GTA Online just got more affordable. So if you find yourself in need of backup, air support, transport or just need to disappear for a while, dial up any of your allies for a little "Roadside Assistance" and get 50% off the normal price.Rank requirements for these discounted services have also been removed (please note that you will need to have received at least one call from each contact in order to use their service).Brucie: Stay alpha with Brucie's BullShark Testosterone, which doubles damage inflicted and halves damage received.Lamar: Call up Lamar and he'll send a mugger after any one of your chosen adversaries who'll lighten their wallet by stealing a portion of their cash.Lester: One of Los Santos' most connected criminals, Lester can help you avoid the fuzz by persuading them to turn a blind eye for a short period of time or clearing your wanted level. He can also locate transportation (cars, boats, planes and helicopters) or play tricks with the radar - revealing other players or masking your location temporarily. Lester’s normal GTA$1,000 fee for setting bounties on other players has also been slashed to GTA$500.Pegasus: Retrieve personal vehicles from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and have them delivered to your location.Merryweather: Access all the paramilitary services that Merryweather Security Consulting has to offer at this reduced rate, including ammo crate drops, helicopter backup, boat/helicopter pickup, airstrikes and even your own private army of vengeful mercenaries.These services can all be accessed via the Contacts Menu on your GTA Online character's in-game phone. Discounts run until September 7th.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:20:44 -0400The Rockstar Warehouse End of Summer Salehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52299/the-rockstar-warehouse-end-of-summer-salehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52299/the-rockstar-warehouse-end-of-summer-saleStarting today, and running through Monday, September 8th, your reliable suppliers at the Rockstar Warehouse are offering you 25% off of your favorite Apparel and Collectibles from some of our most popular games.Rock a bit of the old school with a tee from the Red Dead Redemption Frontier Collection, or raid our Posters section to wallpaper your bedroom on the cheap with vintage snipes available from Manhunt, Red Dead Revolver, and the original Max Payne.Get ready for the end of summer holidays now, and stock up for the fall with some Original Soundtrack CDs, Caps, Kubrick Box Sets and a whole lot more.This offer is valid on rockstarwarehouse.com only. Offer does not include any games or GTAV gear or collectibles. Offer does not apply to previous purchases, credits, or gift cards. Discount applied before shipping and taxes are added (if any). Offer valid through Monday, September 8th, 2014, 11:59pm ET. ET is local time in New York City, USA. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash. Details of offer are subject to change and may be canceled without notice.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:00:19 -0400This Week's Rockstar Livestreams: Hot 97 Edition feat GTA Soundtrack Alums & Rockstar Verified Community Sessionhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52298/this-week-s-rockstar-livestreams-hot-97-edition-feat-gtahttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52298/this-week-s-rockstar-livestreams-hot-97-edition-feat-gtaJoin us today and tomorrow at the Rockstar Twitch channel for upcoming GTA Online livestreams:Thursday Aug 28th     2:30pm Eastern*Hot 97 Edition featuring GTA Soundtrack Alumni Maino and Uncle Murda plus Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and DJ Young ChowGTA fans will remember both Maino ("Getaway Driver") and Uncle Murda ("Anybody Can Get It") for their super hard original contributions to DJ Green Lantern's Liberty City Invasion radio show in Grand Theft Auto IV. These guys are also no strangers to the livestreams, having let off many rounds a couple years ago playing Max Payne 3 on the Rockstar Rooftop. This week, they'll be in the house live at Hot 97 for a full-fledged GTA Online session and will be joined by hot new Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and DJ Young Chow playing the new Verifieds, Flight School Jobs and hopefully doing the "I Just Caught a Body Dance" after winning a TDM or two.Friday Aug 29th     11:30am Eastern*Rockstar Verified Jobs LivestreamThis Friday, we'll be hosting a live session of this week's brand new Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs. From slick Races like "That's What She Said" and "Hit The Apex" to the gripping Capture "Raid:Claustrophobia" - we will be leading a special lobby of GTA community guests including some invited creators of the Jobs themselves as we see who will emerge victorious at the top of the Playlist.* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change.Follow twitch.tv/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.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:47:52 -040010 New Rockstar Verified Jobs: Close-Quarters Confrontation, Pure Racing and Major Propshttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52297/10-new-rockstar-verified-jobs-close-quarters-confrontationhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52297/10-new-rockstar-verified-jobs-close-quarters-confrontationToday, we've added 10 new player-created GTA Online Jobs that have earned a place in the roster of Rockstar Verified selections available for everyone on both platforms to enjoy. This batch includes technical Races designed to please speed junkies, Capture Jobs that take Prop placement to the next level and a pair of Deathmatches with plenty of opportunities for imaginative carnage.Read on below for descriptions of all these new Verified Jobs and be sure to click on each one's title to add a bookmark for your next play-session via Social Club. Keep your eyes peeled for more Rockstar Verified Jobs coming soon, including the chosen picks from this past weekend's San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend Creator Competition.Racers dash through the shipping container slalom in Code 13-91. Code 13-91 - created by XXChaosiumXX91For the technical racer that has a penchant for theatrics, this long loop circuit takes place in the heart of Downtown and mixes high speed straights and slalom sections with lots of jumps. Checkpoints become chokepoints as racers weave through well-placed shipping containers and try to muster enough getaway speed to make the next jump - especially when played with a full field of 16 players. This is definitely a Race where it pays to get ahead and stay there, but there are enough hazards and difficult sections to ensure no-one is ever going to get too comfortable. Urban Jungle - created by Siditrationer123The single-story houses and yards of South Los Santos are the stage for this close-quarters Team Deathmatch. Rooftops are accessible and allow sneaky players the opportunity to drop down on unsuspecting foes and administer a lethal shotgun blast or melee kill. The map is also bisected by an alley that's been decorated with mixed props to provide cover for players who are brave enough to run end to end. Try exploring vertical space to gain a natural advantage or to sneak around the back of the opposing team.A pack of cars round the corner in Rebel Rodeo. Rebel Rodeo - created by MANNAMEDMACHINEDrawing inspiration from Ken Block’s Gymkhana series, MANNAMEDMACHINE's creation is one of those Races that's more likely to be decided by what you do with the brake pedal than the accelerator. Skill trumps speed as you slalom, 180 and skid your way around Redwood Lights Track and the surrounding areas of the Grand Senora Desert. We recommend trying this with Non-Contact applied, so you can focus on your own car control and not your opponents' (or their lack thereof). Brand's Snatch - created by Seekrit ChimpThe Rockstar Verified collection already features Races inspired by places like Nurburgring, Monaco and Laguna Seca, and this take on the UK's Brand's Hatch circuit continues the trend for recreating famous real world tracks within the confines of Southern San Andreas. Accordingly, this is a high speed Lap Race that separates those who know when to ease off the gas from the drivers who think that driving fast is only about putting your foot down. The roads are wide, so make sure you stick to the racing line, and the Checkpoints are neatly placed so you can focus purely on those apexes. Go with Super or Sports classes and be sure to accelerate out of the chicanes.Utilizing air support to retrieve the Capture objects in Hold: Operation Interrupt. Hold: Operation Interrupt - created by SoWhack"A joint operation comprised of the FIB and local PD has just resulted in several bags of drugs being seized in Paleto Bay," reads the description for Operation Interrupt, setting the scene for a standoff in the sand between two teams trying to retrieve the Capture Objects and the heavily-armed Actors there to stop them. Once the bags are in your territory, prepare to fight hard to protect them - or make a foray into enemy territory to steal their stash - all while police cars squeal up and down a narrow stretch of highway running through a busy trucking lane. Hit The Apex - created by ZigMeister666This expansive Lap Race has it all - carefully placed Checkpoints, helpful Props guiding you in the right direction and spectacular views of the Vinewood Sign, Lake Vinewood and Downtown. "Nothing beats the thrill of throwing a fast car around corners at high speeds," reads the description and the default Carbonizzare is certainly a fine choice for sliding down the Vinewood Hills.The Rail Yard, Railed Out Deathmatch, created by Periphery's Jake Bowen. Rail Yard, Railed Out - created by JakeperipheryRegular viewers of the Rockstar Games Twitch channel may remember this Job from our July 11th live stream, created by guitarist slash devoted GTA Online player, Jake Bowen from prog-metal band Periphery. Jake has added props sparingly to maintain the exposed, dangerous middle ground of the train yards, while teams spawn at either end. Stay close to your Crew and resist the urge to hammer the sprint button along the trainyards, as a stealthy approach will yield kills on unsuspecting foes crossing the tracks. Those with a steady aim might want to head to the rooftop, grab the Sniper Rifle and pick off anyone attempting to dash between cover spots. That's What She Said - created by KalweiserWe've found the foundries and tankers of Elysian Island are a relatively underused setting so far among GTA Online creations, so this Race for Sports Cars feels fresh right from the starting grid. A visual theme of decay runs through the course with broken down train carriages, gas cylinders and other industrial detritus littering the trackside. Look out for smaller jumps in and out of the dockyards, a tricky section to enter and exit the train tracks and the final huge leap from the freeway back to the finishing line. And if you enjoy this, have a look through Kalweiser's 67 other Jobs for some more gems.Opposing teams vie for the contested bag in Raid: Claustrophobia. Raid: Claustrophobia - created by DezeWevosLike the title suggests, this symmetrical arena is a very claustrophobic environment where death is never far away. The near-perfect prop placement also makes this one of the best arena-style Captures we’ve seen so far. If you've got some personal beef that you need to settle, it works very well for 1v1 grudge matches as well. Combat rolls from cover are key to getting the jump on your enemy, and two or three successive kills are necessary to grab a bag and make it back to your base safely. Extra ammo is always close at hand, but health pickups require you to expose yourself on top of the obstacles. Take a breath and try to second-guess your opponent's next move to make sure that you're the cat and not the mouse. Tittie Twister - created by xHumbleRxA dual test of your endurance and your vehicle's suspension, this Race clocks in at over four miles and features huge jump opportunities off cliff faces that tend to thin out the leading pack. The Sanchez is a wise choice here, with its mixture of climbing ability and agility, but be careful not to stack it on the landings. Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across both platforms, so whether you're on Xbox 360 or PS3, you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (you can also bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).Go ahead and post your Job below in the comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race or Deathmatch that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be. Previously:10 New GTA Online Jobs Including the #IMNOTAHIPSTER SelectionsDrift Paradise, Hipster Rage and More3 New Deathmatches and a New Capture plus a Few Familiar FacesTue, 26 Aug 2014 12:28:47 -0400The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend this Fri-Sunhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52295/the-san-andreas-flight-school-event-weekend-this-fri-sunhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52295/the-san-andreas-flight-school-event-weekend-this-fri-sunThis weekend, August 22nd-24th, it's time for fight AND flight as The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend takes off in GTA Online. That's three days of big RP & GTA$ bonuses, an exclusive in-game Parachute Pack unlock, valuable discounts from a range of San Andreas local businesses, special competitions, giveaways and much more as you enjoy the all-new stomach-in-throat G-suit pounding Flight School content action that separates the Mavericks from the Whiskey Deltas once and for all.EXCLUSIVELY UNLOCKABLE THIS WEEKEND: 'HIGH FLYER' PARACHUTE PACKThis weekend only, you can pick up the exclusive 'High Flyer' Parachute Pack seen in the flyer above, for the skydiver who truly enjoys getting lifted. All you have to do is complete the "Flight School Event" Playlist and then head to Ammu-Nation. The High Flyer Parachute Bag will be available free of charge and, once purchased, you can equip it from your Inventory in the Interaction Menu.GET DOUBLE RP AND DOUBLE GTA$ WHEN PLAYING IN THE FLIGHT SCHOOL EVENT PLAYLISTAs well as the Parachute Pack, you and your wingmen will get double GTA$ and double RP in every Job in the Flight School Event Weekend Playlist, win or lose. To get involved, hit the Event button prompt on the GTAV boot screens, or find the Event Weekend Playlist in the Playlists section of the Pause menus, under Rockstar Created.DOUBLE GTA$ FOR AIR RACES AND PARACHUTE JUMPS ALL WEEKENDTime to put those aviation skills that you honed at the San Andreas Flight School to test in the field and earn double GTA$ in all Air Races and Parachute Jumps. That includes a batch of new Rockstar-Created Jobs published this week specifically for the new aircraft in the San Andreas Flight School Update, plus new Parachute Jumps designed to make use of the new reserve 'chute.DOUBLE RP FOR FLYING UNDER BRIDGES DURING AIR RACESNothing tightens the pucker factor like flying low under one of the many bridges in the San Andreas area. All weekend, such flat-hatting while playing Air Races will get you Double RP. Or it will leave you too dead to worry about the consequences.EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS ON SELECT LUXURY PROPERTIES AND ON AVIATION SERVICES FROM LESTER AND MERRYWEATHER SECURITYLet's face it: you've not earned your wings only to then have to spend your leisure time slumming at sea level with everyone else. So all weekend, get a 25% discount on the high rise Del Perro Heights Apts 7 & 20 and 0120 Murrieta Heights Properties. Each includes a 10 car garage to store all of your exotic rides befitting a true flyboy, including the brand new Invetero Coquette Classic.Plus, in a rare act of philanthropy, Lester is willing to locate planes and choppers for you all weekend, free of charge. Just give him a call, select 'Locate a Plane' and 'Locate a Helicopter' and ask no questions about ulterior motives.Prefer your choppers manned and delivered? Get half price Helicopter Pickups all weekend courtesy of Merryweather.DOUBLE RP FOR KILLS AND BONUS GTA$ IN GANG ATTACKS AT AIRPORTS & HANGARSGangs have assembled around San Andreas International Airport Hangar, and the Sandy Shores and Grapeseed Airfields. These special Gang Attacks will yield 2X RP and bonus GTA$ all weekend, so get over there and defend America's right to fatuous air travel.EVENT CRATE DROPSYour dogfight victims won't be the only things falling from the sky this weekend: look out for special Crate Drops containing extra GTA$, RP bonuses, Miniguns, RPGs and Sticky Bombs between now and Sunday night.THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL SNAPMATIC CONTESTWhether it's capturing one of your friend's aerial exploits or the whole Crew about to board the Buckingham Mil-Jet, we're looking for your most inspiring and amusing pictures featuring the new content in The San Andreas Flight School in the #FLIGHTSCHOOL Snapmatic contest. Our favorite five will each win their authors GTA$1M and a MILEHIGH vanity license plate for their in-game vehicles, plus they'll be featured right here on the Newswire.To make your shots eligible for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #FLIGHTSCHOOL between now and the end of Sunday.[Update: Due to online downtime issues with PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the weekend, we’ve extended the deadline for this contest to Tuesday night, August 26th.] See full rules and eligibility details.THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL CREATOR COMPETITIONThe sky is the limit in the Creator contest, where we're looking for user-created Air Races to test even the saltiest pilots. We'll choose 5 favorite Jobs to be Verified and their creators will receive GTA$1M and an exclusive AVIATOR license plate. Just tag your custom-made Air Race Jobs with #FLIGHTSCHOOL in Social Club between now and Sunday night to be eligible in the competition. [Update: Due to online downtime issues with PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the weekend, we’ve extended the deadline for this contest to Tuesday night, August 26th.]See full rules and eligibility details.EVENT WEEKEND OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR LIVE STREAMAt 4pm this Friday August 22nd, the Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream will be on the air, playing brand new content from The San Andreas Flight School Update. We'll be joined by very special guests Little & Cubed aka Martyn Littlewood and Dan Nerdcubed who are preparing some custom challenges featuring the new Flight School planes and vehicles and will be challenging our Rockstar Devs to a live 2v2 dogfight around Los Santos & Blaine County airspace. As usual, Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast studio team will be manning the flight deck and we'll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page, the Rockstar Games Twitch Channel and our YouTube Channel. Make sure to follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get notifications when the stream goes live.GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKESWe'll be giving away 20 deluxe GTAV & Rockstar T-shirt Prize Packs including the Trevor Philips Industries Tee, San Andreas Federal Reserve Tee, Los Santos Lifeguard Tee, Republican Space Rangers Tee, Bugstars Logo Tee, Los Santos Tee,  the GTAV & V Logo Tee, Kifflom Tee, Rockstar Rolling Long-Sleeve Tee, Rockstar Mason Tee, and the Rockstar Flowers Tee. You can enter to win right now through Sunday at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events. See Official Rules.  As always, make sure you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and Twitch to stay up to date on this and other future Social Club Event Weekend announcements.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:05:15 -0400The GTA Online San Andreas Flight School Update Now Availablehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52294/the-gta-online-san-andreas-flight-school-update-now-availablehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52294/the-gta-online-san-andreas-flight-school-update-now-availableYou think you've got what it takes to be awesome? Want to take yourself to the absolute limit – hell, past the limit – and live to high-five on the other side? Get yourself down to The San Andreas Flight School. Grab the stick of the fast and nimble Western Besra training jet and push it to the edge of the envelope. Master absolute air superiority in 10 new solo missions that will make you comfortable in any pilot’s danger zone, including combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges, formation flying and more.Once it’s ‘mission accomplished’ and you’re out of your heroic new Flight Suit, spend your shore leave buzzing the skies in the luxury Swift helo, or cram your entire squad into the new 16-seater Buckingham Miljet for team transport in style. Hit the silk with a collection of new Chutes and Parachute Bags, and if things get a little out of control, rely on the Reserve Parachute to give you a second chance at that soft landing – or use it to get creative with your precision dives. Later, hit the streets in the shapely Invetero Coquette Classic, available in either hard-top or topless roadster variants for whatever your sea-level speed fix. And round up your wingmen for new Races, Captures, Parachute Jumps and more, including the three all-new VS Mission modes. Acquire Targets is a kill-the-carrier style mode where opponents fight in P996 Lazers to control one flag; maintain control for as long as you can to rack up points. In G-Rating, compete against other cadets as you fly to pick up 15 flags in both weapons hot and cold environments. Or try out Air Force Zero, where the defending team must protect an aircraft against an attacking team as it flies to the safe LZ.​The San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online is now available via automatic update 1.16 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. In addition to everything listed above, today's update also includes a number of other adjustments and fixes for GTA Online. Most notably, all Contact Mission GTA$ and RP awards have been rebalanced so that more difficult missions will earn you greater rewards, GTA$ payouts on replays are no longer reduced and all rewards are now time scaled. For a look at all the changes in this update, please check out the full dossier at Rockstar Support.Stay tuned for more details on continuing updates to GTA Online, and look out for specifics later this week on the upcoming Event Weekend to commemorate the launch of the San Andreas Flight School Update. Read on below for more on the new Jobs included as part of today's update to GTA Online. Base Level (Rank 20, 1-8 Players)Play chicken and dodge ducks with this Race over Lago Zancudo. Lap course for Besra stunt jets that cuts back over itself multiple times. Expect to see wreckage in the wetlands and impact zones on the bridges. Cleared for Landing (Rank 11, 1-8 Players)Any cross-eyed civilian idiot can jump from 6,200 ft., pull their chute, and land on the blacktop at Los Santos International. But only a rag tag bastard will be able to navigate the tight, twisting turns on this course, leading down to Devin Weston’s hangar. For best views of the skyline, play on a clear morning. Contend: Crowded Airspace (Rank 1, 2-8 Players)Your chances of hitting a turbine blade or a rival or the security detail are going to make most victories in this Contend pyric ones, but who cares, right. Two teams in Frogger helos start at either end of the wind farm, race for the goods, and try to bank them at their respective bases. Crosswind (Rank 45, 1-8 Players)If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, or at least more people would survive. Advanced level Lap Race for Besra Jets weaving through the RON Alternates Wind Farm. Try not to get chopped in half by a turbine blade, or collide with a rival at the crossover. Drag Strip (Rank 1, 1-16 Players)I hope you feel the need for speed on wheels as well as wings. Sports Classics Lap Race on the concrete at the Sandy Shores Airstrip. Drag race down a stretch of runway, hit a short on road section, drag it down a second section of runway, then navigate a hairpin turn. Flying Low (Rank 20, 1-8 Players)Push your aerobatic stunt jet to its limits with this tricky Lap Race around the city. You’ll duck under bridges, skim the canals, trench run the LS River, and maybe, just maybe, learn something about yourself. GTA: Airheads (Rank 1, 2-8 Players)A team of pilots has to run four stunt jets from LSIA to Fort Zancudo while another team is coming in the opposite direction. Start in your rivals’ hangar and use a limited supply of Buzzard attack choppers and Lazer jets to mount a defense… attack is, of course, the best form of defense. Holding Pattern (Rank 20, 1-8 Players)Every jumper’s got to learn to use their back up chute. Either they learn or they go splat with the secondary still packed. Jump from 7,874 ft., drift down to the Maze Bank Arena, release your primary chute, free-fall, pull the backup, and land on top of Ammu-Nation in Strawberry. Need For Seed (Rank 20, 1-8 Players)Get in a Sports Classic, step on the gas, and clear your head with this scenic Lap Race through bucolic Blaine County. Takes you over bridges and past McKenzie Airfield to remind you of your day job. Swift Arrival (Rank 15, 1-8 Players)Take advantage of relaxed no fly regulations around Los Santos International with this short figure of eight Lap Race for choppers. Go under bridges, and over parking garages, and try and make your flight on time. Take the Plunge (Rank 25, 1-8 Players)The best training exercises are the ones that kill the most recruits. Get to grips with your backup chute, or find out if water really is as hard as concrete when you hit it at terminal velocity. Two chute jump from 6,120 ft. over the Alamo Sea. The Humane Race (Rank 12, 1-8 Players)Point to Point Race for planes across natural resource rich eastern Southern San Andreas. This is a novice level course, but that is no excuse for novice level flying. Be all that you can be, and hope that that’s better than the other guys. Under The Radar (Rank 11, 1-8 Players)Time for night raid training. You’re jumping from 4,470 ft., gliding through a valley on Mount Josiah, and landing inside the military base. Don't forget to pull your legs up going over the fence, or to take your suicide pill if they catch you. Best played at night with a widow maker chute. Under The Wing (Rank 18, 1-16 Players)If you’ve got a pilot’s all access pass to the blacktop at Los Santos International, well, you gotta make the most of it. High speed Lap Race for Sports Classics around the possibly-terminal terminal buildings. Look out for baggage carriers, tight turns, and jet engines. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:16:53 -0400The San Andreas Flight School Update Coming Tomorrow, August 19th to GTA Onlinehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52293/the-san-andreas-flight-school-update-coming-tomorrow-augusthttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52293/the-san-andreas-flight-school-update-coming-tomorrow-augustStarting tomorrow, enjoy the thrill and exhilaration of being a patriotic hero with the San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online. This new update will feature a collection of new air and land vehicles, aerial solo challenges, and much more. Tomorrow’s update will also introduce a host of gameplay changes to GTA Online – these include increased payouts for harder to complete missions and GTA$ bonuses for playing missions with others. Stay tuned for more details tomorrow.For now, check out the SA Flight School's informational video above and prepare yourself for the opportunity to become one of the best of the best.Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:44:21 -0400GTA Online Livestreams on Twitch: Motorcycle Club Crew Battle & GTA Soundtrack Alumni Edition feat Statik Selektah, Sean Price & Termanologyhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52292/gta-online-livestreams-on-twitch-motorcycle-club-crewhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52292/gta-online-livestreams-on-twitch-motorcycle-club-crewTune in to upcoming official GTA Online livestreams on the Rockstar Twitch channel: Friday Aug 15th     8pm Eastern*Motorcycle Club Crew Battle featuringWarlocks MC VS Outlaws National OrgTwo hardcore Motorcycle Clubs will ride out against each other all across Los Santos and Blaine County to prove who's the baddest on two wheels. Get ready for some hardcore GTA Race action and some nitty gritty biker gang beatdowns.Monday Aug 18th     5pm Eastern*GTA Soundtrack Alumni Edition featuringSTATIK SELEKTAH plus SEAN PRICE, TERMANOLOGY, EA$Y MONEY and other special guestsRockstar and GTA fans should be very familiar with Statik Selektah from his original contributions to the soundtracks of both Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned as well as Midnight Club LA and Max Payne 3. Regarded as one of the best producers in hip-hop today, Statik's brand new album What Goes Around is coming out this Tuesday August 19th - and he's coming by our Rockstar NYC headquarters on the eve of its release to world premiere some exclusive new tracks from the album live on the Twitch stream while playing a special #WHATGOESAROUND inspired Playlist of GTA Online Creator Jobs. Joining Stat will be fellow GTA soundtrack alumni who are also featured on What Goes Around including Sean Price (GTAIII), Termanology (GTAIV and Midnight Club LA) as well as Ea$y Money and others to be announced.* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change.Follow twitch.tv/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.Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:34:26 -0400Fan Vids: Original GTAV Trailer in Madrid, Undead Marston Make-Up Tutorial, Pet Shop Boys Tribute & Morehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52291/fan-vids-original-gtav-trailer-in-madrid-undead-marstonhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52291/fan-vids-original-gtav-trailer-in-madrid-undead-marstonThis week's installment of impressive and innovative fan videos includes a live-action rendition of GTAV's original trailer set against the beautiful backdrop of Madrid, a radiant makeup maestro who knows just how to breathe life into an undead cowboy, a Pet Shop Boys ode to the almighty dollar and enough stunts by land and air to make your head spin.Grand Theft Auto: Madrid - Real Life Trailer by Zapruder PicturesThe Zapruder Pictures team of Guillermo de Oliveira and Javier Estebanfirst first caught our eye with their 2012 fan-film, Max Payne: Valhalla. In Grand Theft Auto: Madrid, they've used the sun-soaked streets of Madrid, Spain to create an impressive homage to the original GTAV Trailer. Those unfamiliar with the region should be pleasantly surprised at how well the Spanish capital accommodates this re-creation. From the congested traffic grid of Downtown LS (Alcobendas Burgos) to the RON Alternates Wind Farm along the Senora Freeway, each scene is paralleled quite impressively.      ​Undead Marston // Maquillaje Cosplay Makeup FX // Red Dead Redemption // DIY Tutorial by Keevanski (en Español w/subtitles)"Cosplay done right" is an expression often reserved for individuals who truly excel at this style of costume-based fan art. We certainly believe that catchphrase suits the multi-talented and exceptional Keevanski - known for her spot on portrayals of popular game characters, hair dressing tutorials and painstakingly hand-crafted and highly detailed game props. In this slick and fun to watch presentation, we see her literally transform into the spitting image of an Undead John Marston with a few well-placed strokes of the make-up sponge, masterful application of studio-quality prosthetics and some great hand-crafted props.Also Check Out:Sarah Reese // Maquillaje Cosplay Makeup FX // Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare // DIY TutorialGTA 5 - "Emergence" | Amazing BMX Stunt Montage by ConsistentHD & ErasableNinjaPreviously, we witnessed ErasableNinja bring his A-game in "The BMX Flow" a stylish production with second-to-none bike trick sorcery. In "Emergence", ErasableNinja lends an editing hand to ConsistentHD's first BMX montage. This debut effort features gravity defying wall rides, sick combo rail grinds, perfect plants and flamboyant flips - we also get some truly massive ground-level bowl to bowl transfers at the Rearwall skatepark near the Olympic Freeway overpass.    Also Check Out:GTA 5 BMX - "Statement" A Freestyle BMX Montage by Fishy Dizzle​Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) - A GTA Online Music Video by vader2KAs the ethereal synths cue up, fans of the 80's may feel Vice City level nostalgic chills running up their spine while watching this totally rad throwback video tribute to The Pet Shop Boys classic hit, "Opportunities". In this greed-is-good visualization, we see a pair of down on their luck friends go from rags to riches, jet setting in the finest accommodations and transport, literally filling up swimming pools with expensive watercraft and dominating the LSI tarmac with their personal Luxor Jets.Also Check Out:Digitalism - Wolves (GTA Music Video) by StudioGTA"DANGER ZONE 3" | GTA 5 Jet Stunt Montage #5 by vSubFireAce pilot vSubFire certainly wowed us with prior installments of the DANGER ZONE series. In this round, vSub opens by carving an impossibly sharp arc through a docking bay in the Port of South Los Santos. He then proceeds to spin clockwise with a single clipped wing slow and steady against the counter-clockwise spinning blades of the turbines within the RON wind farm and emerges on the other side of the field without a scratch. Top that off with a daring one take sideways navigation of the LS skyline and a precarious pass through the bridges and tree lines of Blaine County and we have another worthy entry in this riveting aerial series.​​Also Check Out:GTA 5 Mallard Plane Stunt Montage | "Feather" by Venus & NightMare MORE RECOMMENDED VIEWINGAlso don’t miss these fun vids that we recently spotted and shouted out on Twitter or simply took note of – make sure you’re following us there to see some great videos shared on the regular:GTA 5 Stunts - Stunt Montage 13 (300k subscribers special) by Kwebbelkop: Le Kops Crew Leader and notable stunter Kwebbelkop goes all out to celebrate his channel's acquisition of 300K subscribers in a dazzling display of spectacular stunts and fantastic feats. GTAV Online FEED ME Montage by DropDeadOmix: Drop Dead Omix uses two and a half weeks of stellar game footage from GTAV and Max Payne 3 to straight up devour the competition in a face-blasting array of color and sound.Above & Beyond "Satellite / Stealing Time" by Михаил Терехин: An avid GTA fan uses greater Los Santos as the canvas and overall backdrop to make a quite unexpectedly poignant and touching music video tribute for his wife.Shine Thugz - "Hood gone love it" GTA music vidéo (By Jay Rock) by ShineThugz: From the Bolingbroke Penitentiary rec yard to the set-tripping streets of South LS the Shine Thugz show once again they know how to put it down and get proper recognition from the streets.GTA 5 IMPOSSIBLE STUNTS 2 | Nomad Union Stunt Montage - Omega by RedKeyMon: RKM and the rest of the Nomad Union stunting team are back at it, serving as the veritable alpha and omega of innovative high-quality stunts in GTAV.As always, if you've got an excellent GTA or Rockstar themed clip of your own that you think the world needs to see, feel free to drop it in the comments for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to have a look at mouthoff@rockstargames.com, and we may feature it in a future round-up here at the Newswire.Previously:Other Places - São Paulo Edition, Iconic Film Remakes, Musical Horn Fun & More Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:25:51 -0400