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_usThe 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.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.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 -0400Crew Cut: A Crew that Hand-Delivers IRL License Plates, Plus F.C.-Themed Squads and Morehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52290/crew-cut-a-crew-that-hand-delivers-irl-license-plates-plushttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52290/crew-cut-a-crew-that-hand-delivers-irl-license-plates-plusIn this latest edition of the Crew Cut, we take note of an exceptionally tight-knit Crew who’ve developed some real friendships by virtue of their GTA Online brotherhood, as well as some 1,000 member Crews bound together by their love for their local Football Club, plus the latest Crews on Film standout videos and more.HILLBILLIES WITH HEARTGood chemistry in a Crew is essential. The better connected a clique is, the better they'll be out in the trenches of TDMs and Captures – or even watching each others’ backs in the sometimes mean streets of Freemode. Formed last September 17th, the Hillbilly Agenda (HBAG) Crew are probably as genuinely close knit as you can get. Each week, Leader KnoxNerd sends an encouraging email to HBAG's other sixteen members. Within each correspondence comes a stat sheet (like the one above) that includes current and previous Ranks and hours played, total RP and more - a great source of motivation to push one another towards excellence. Then there's the matter of the custom license plates KnoxNerd had commissioned to match those from Los Santos Customs, his of which was just featured in our most recent fan pics gallery. Knox wrote in to tell us the recent story of when Tennessee resident j0hnnykn0x was attending a wedding in California a few hours away from where fellow Lieutenant BRAWNSON lives, j0hnny jumped in his car and raced down those proverbial Blaine County freeways to personally deliver his plate it to him. And despite living all the way in Norway, there are plans for HBAG Commissioner AcemanNOR to receive his Crew plate hand-delivered by KnoxNerd (also a Tennessean) later this year.Truly incredible team spirit best summarized by this photo montage KnoxNerd sent our way: F.C.s INVADE THE S.C.With all the great subplots and action of this year's recent World Cup, it seems plenty of Los Santos residents have shown their allegiance to their favorite local footie teams via the Crews of Social Club. Here's a spolight on a few Crews dedicated to their teams that have either maxed out their 1,000-person roster or are well on their way. If you’re a fan of any of these FC’s, you may want to request an invite before it’s too late.Paris Saint-Germain F.C., the French Club that just won their second consecutive and fourth total Ligue 1 championship, are the inspiration behind the Paris Saint-Germain (0PSG) Crew. Founded last August just after the start of the season, 0PSG are particularly proficient at Racing. Currently ranked 172nd in GTA Races (1,411 Wins), 246th in Rally Races (64 Wins/77 Matches) and 372nd in Races (8,220 Wins/14,868 Matches), 0PSG are helped by the likes of Brahimax93_Csl, who leads the squad in Races (337 Wins) and is second in GTA Races (73 Wins/1.40 K/D Ratio). Two Argentinian Crews are also showing their footie love. Paying tribute to the Primera División league's Club Atlético River Plate are the CA River Plate (CARP) Crew. Racing seems to be CARP's primary strength, ranking 122nd in GTA Races (1,604 Wins/2,929 Matches), 173rd in Races (10,767 Wins/18,689 Matches) and 361st in Rally Races. Multitalented, CARP are also ranked 151st in Tennis (1,246 Wins/6,364 Points). Club Atlético Boca Juniors, 30-time winner of the Primera División, inspired the Boca Juniors (CABJ) Crew. Also solid at Tennis with a rank of 180th (1,005 Wins/5,441 Points), CABJ are also respectable racers across the board. In addition to ranking 265th in GTA Races (1,231 Wins/2,180 Matches), they rank 313th in Races (8,759 Wins/15,415 Matches), 498th in Rally Races (47 Wins/61 Matches) and 610th in Non-Contact Races (257 Wins/563 Matches).Two other Tennis-savvy Crews both show their love for Manchester clubs. The Manchester City Crew (MCFC) are sitting at 22nd on the Tennis charts with 799 Wins/4,063 Points. Non-Contact Racing is also a talent, as MCFC's 284 Wins/460 Matches have earned them a rank of 479th. Despite everyone's respective tennis prowess, no other footie-centric Crew can seemingly match the Manchester United FC (MUFC) Crew on the courts, as they're ranked 127th with 1,223 wins and 6,462 points. With 18 League titles, five European Cups and much more, Liverpool F.C. have won more European trophies than any English club. Paying tribute to them are the Liverpool Warriors (WARS) Crew, no slouches themselves in several categories. Their strongest suit is without a doubt Parachuting, currently ranked 156th with 703 Wins/2,079 Matches. WARS also are strong in the racing categories - 620th in Non-Contact Races (254 Wins/453 Matches) and 781st in Races (6,335 Wins/11,349 Matches). D.I.Y. BATTLESA couple of months back, we featured the CAP PILLAS (BANG) Crew's then-upcoming Head Hollowers Tournament as part of a feature on grass roots Crew events. After a month of battling that started with 21 Crews in the first round (divided into parts 1 and 2) and went on to some great semi-finals action, it got down to the Temple Drive Ballas (TDBG) and FVCK A NAME GANG (FANG) in the finals. Battling it out in not one but two close TDMs – playing the Rockstar Jobs Biolab followed by Governmental - and led by XxSaya-ChanxX's 27 overall kills, FANG took the day 2-0 and thus were crowned champs.Congrats to FANG and all the participants as well as to HOT_KIMERA, HOT_LEDDY, HOT_PAiiN and HOT_TIGRE for putting together such a great tournament. You can check out highlights of the finals in the sizzle reel above. If the TDBG feel the need for a rematch, feel free to contact us at crewchallenges@rockstargames.com and we may be able to schedule you in an upcoming Crew battle at the official Rockstar Twitch channel.Meanwhile, almost a year into their formation, the LS Mafia Family (LSMF) Crew are celebrating with a massive, 64-Crew birthday Team Deathmatch tournament. Currently underway in the 3rd round, participating Crews are in the midst of a series of best of three, ten minute battles. You can stay up to date on tourney progress here. CREWS ON FILMHere's a look at a few of the most recent Crew-focused vids that grabbed our attention.Brand new to the Social Club and already putting out awesome highlight vids are the Russian Girls Crew (G1RU) who have a simple motto explaining their common bond: “Russian speakers. Girls.”. Led by Nikacoma, you can check out their official VK profile page as well as this four-minute stylish action clip from erstwhile Commissioner Kokonitos (who is no longer rolling with G1RU and is these days aligned with MAKAVELI’s GTAPhotographers).The Ageing Infidels (21UP) have come up with a banging GTA Online music video remake of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" video. Put your headphones on, turn the volume all the way up and prepare to get amped on this fantastic vid. Our only question is, where's Cochese?Crew Battle veteran PaxSierraMike and the Australia Illuminati free-aim off-shoot the Highway Daemons MC (HDMI) pay tribute to the chopper that's beloved by many an MC, the Hexer. Appropriately set to "Blue Eyed Hexe" by the Pixies, this video certainly has a bad-ass, "don't F with us vibe" all the way through. With the 2 Chainz/Wiz Khalifa collabo "We Own It" as the soundtrack, the SoITezRobo Racing (STRR) Crew is responsible for the above ode to Fast and Furious homage. The STRR host car meets regularly and are super active over at the GTAForums Online Meetups Lobby, painstakingly put this tribute capturing the film's essence together over several sessions.Previously:Camera Clubs, Creator Collaborators and the Latest Crew Vs Crew BattlesCurrent Grassroots Events, Official Live Battle Scores and MoreLatest Live-Stream Battles, Return of the Homage and More... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:18:56 -0400GTA Online Livestreams this Week: GTAV Soundtrack's Bass Drum of Death Plus a Crew Battlehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52289/gta-online-livestreams-this-week-gtav-soundtrack-s-basshttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52289/gta-online-livestreams-this-week-gtav-soundtrack-s-bassTune in this week at the Rockstar Games official Twitch channel for:Thursday Aug 7th      6pm Eastern *GTAV Soundtrack Edition featuringBASS DRUM OF DEATH ("Crawling After You" on Vinewood Boulevard Radio)About to kick off their Fall Tour 2014, BDOD are celebrating the release of their brand new single "Left for Dead" off this October's Rip This LP and are swinging by Rockstar NYC headquarters to throw down in some GTA Online action live on our Twitch stream.Friday Aug 8th     4pm Eastern *Crew Battle featuringMalicious Intentt VS Old School PunishersThese two hardcore Crews will vie to see which is the supreme squad at racing. We'll have a Rockstar player on each side as we livestream a special Playlist of Race Jobs with various vehicle types.* 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.Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:54:43 -0400GTA Fan Pics: A Lamar and Trevor Cross-Stitch Collaboration, Vintage Trio Portraiture, Trick Photography Snapmatics and Morehttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52288/gta-fan-pics-a-lamar-and-trevor-cross-stitch-collaborationhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52288/gta-fan-pics-a-lamar-and-trevor-cross-stitch-collaborationIn this week's gallery of fan-created GTAV art, check out awesome needlework renditions of Trevor, Lamar, and Chop, plus a couple of perfectly-timed trick photography Snapmatics, a centerfold's worth of Jobs from a prolific Creator and much more. As always, should you find (or create) any awe-inspiring GTA or Rockstar-related art or photos that you think other fans need to see, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.Digital pixel art becomes tangible as Grace, aka Beast Heads, cross stitched these needlepoint renditions of Trevor and Lamar that are based on yiq's original pixel art dot by dot. Likely not the first time either of these characters has been under the needle.A striking study of Trevor by Reuben Dangoor on deviantART – blood spattered and looking irascible under the punishing sun of the Blaine County desert."Don't stare at the sun" is sage advice we've all most likely received at some stage, though we'd bet that's safer than opening your eyes at Trevor the wrong way in this piece by Riley, aka aumikre on deviantART. Riley drew this scene entitled ‘It’s Not Creepy’ of Trevor invading a sunbathing couple's (perhaps Michael and Amanda?) personal space as a gift for her real life scooter brother.A vintage and dignified bit of bust portraiture of Trevor, Michael and Franklin looking ready to Musket up - by Spanish deviantARTist Juan Muñoz.    In a similar vein to some of the pre-release travelogue postcards seen at the GTAV official website, German artist Koalindl has been publishing some very inspired and fun new ones at his deviantArt page, taking in some of the many locations and local businesses Los Santos and Blaine County have to offer.Running away from trouble or towards it? Only Michael himself and Brazil's LRart1 - the creator of this smart action shot - can answer that question.Some awesome trick photography by a couple of Snapmatic stalwarts. (Left) We're not sure which part is more impressive in the production of this shot: the aim of the person firing the rocket, the cajones of the guy it narrowly misses, or AlexSniperBullet's timing to capture it. As commenter 0lucaspc says, “THAT timing :)”; (Right) Another mindbender by MissQuickSkillz, combining perspective with insane timing to sell the illusion that a P-996 Lazer is but a toy in this bear-headed lady's hand. Amazing work!So prolific is Aussie GTA Online creator enkionline of the Tumbleweeds Crew, that they comped them all up into this nifty image that looks straight out of a magazine. (Found on Tumbleweeds' Facebook page). Previously:Fan Art: The GTAV Animated GIF Artwork of Julia Scott, Trevor Gets Patriotic & MoreLos Santos Bullet Street Art, Homemade GTA Action Figure Diorama, Franklin's SnapmaticThe Illustrations of AmandaLeab and Takengo, Space Monkey Mask Replica & MoreMon, 04 Aug 2014 16:58:36 -0400Get Double RP in GTA Online This Weekend: August 1st - 3rdhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52287/get-double-rp-in-gta-online-this-weekend-august-1st-3rdhttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52287/get-double-rp-in-gta-online-this-weekend-august-1st-3rdBeginning tomorrow, August 1st and running all weekend long through midnight eastern on Sunday August 3rd, get 2X RP in GTA Online. All Jobs and other RP-gaining activities like Gang Attacks, Hold Ups, and Import/Export to name a few, will earn you double RP.This will also be your last chance to pick up the limited-time Independence Day Special content, like the Liberator monster truck, Sovereign motorcycle, Musket and assorted patriotic apparel - so make sure to grab these items by Sunday.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:19:17 -0400Crew Noticeboard: 8492nd Squadron, 6 Star Street Racers and Others Now Recruiting http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52286/crew-noticeboard-8492nd-squadron-6-star-streethttp://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52286/crew-noticeboard-8492nd-squadron-6-star-streetThe 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.Crew recruitment pitches tend to come to our Noticeboard from all corners of the map and represent a diverse variety of styles and preferences. From the radical up and comers, to the established elite, many look to increase their numbers and influence across the Social Club. Our latest round of pitches here includes the flight-savvy flyboys (and girls) of the 8492nd Squadron and Banzai Bombers along with the fly whips of the 6 Star Street Racers. Read on ahead to see if one of these Crews is right for youFlying high and setting their sights on being the premier aces of the skies above Los Santos and Blaine County, the 8492nd Squadron, led by V_Jackal_V expertly demonstrate that a pesky flu isn't the only airborne virus you're in danger of catching when you don't take the proper measures to protect yourself."The Golden Age of the pilots may have died out long ago. However many honorable aviators still hold their cherished memories of dogfights and running endless circles of death around their helpless targets close at hand. Let this Crew act as a home for those skilled pilots that may have become misplaced with the times and let them find their way here. Also, perhaps, think of this as a place for rookie pilots wishing to become more skilled to sharpen their abilities.Here at the 8492nd our main priority is aviation in Grand Theft Auto V. Honing our skills in the air, working as a team, and carrying on with our abilities to completely subdue unfortunate unsuspecting players. We also participate in special Deathmatches made for the purpose of dogfights and the like.As evil as the agenda may sometimes appear, we are also up to the task of assisting other Crews and players if they are ever in need of some support from the skies. We will often fly escort missions if a friendly Crew needs absolute air superiority while traveling in any commercial aircraft."YouTube: 8492nd Tactical Fighter Squadronhttp://gtaforums.com/topic/-8492nd-tactical-fighter-squadron-/http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/8492nd_squadronMysterious forces of darkness may conspire to empower Crews like the Devil Squad Gangstas but it is enthusiastic members like DSGxFresh who move their core recruitment efforts along. While they adhere to a few conventional preferences when it comes to warfare, they are willing to adapt if the situation calls for it. Friends and foes alike may want to step lightly and wear some Super Heavy Armor when attending their car shows. They tend to end with a bang."Our Crew is known as the Devil Squad Gangstas. We have been playing various Rockstar Games online. Originally created on Grand Theft Auto IV, our squad has been around for a while now. Based on the Xbox 360 only, with our own Facebook group for members and a website in the works, Devil Squad is looking to expand. We have several members who have been in the Crew since day one, and some newer people but we are always looking for more active and loyal players. Currently we have about 30 plus active players. Our Crew is online every day, doing missions and attacking other Crews in Freemode.The Devil Squad Gangstas like to reside in East Los Santos. Our Crew color is red and the secondary color is black. We don't like using mini-guns, rocket launchers, tanks etc. We like to try and stick to gun play, primarily assault rifles but will switch if our enemy doesn't like to play fair. We don't have many rules, aside from some pretty basic ones. No team killing, have a mic and be mature. Members in the Crew are actively creating Deathmatches with the Content Creator to practice amongst the Crew, which we have a lot of fun doing. Contact our Commissioner, dsgdevvo or our Lieutenant, Gamerholic9 if you are interested in joining."https://www.facebook.com/groups/1454695611425279/DSG Car Show (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SIykAu6In0http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/devil_squad_gangsta_On a wing and a prayer, KlownSnypr and the Banzai Bombers dive into their GTA Online lobbies with a carefree approach to gameplay and a helpful hand for fellow members. With the simple Crew Motto of "BANZAI" emblazoned across their emblem, be ready to duck and cover when this feisty Crew comes calling."Banzai Bombers is actively recruiting active members in the community. We are a Crew that does not take things as seriously as some of the others and quite frankly mock them for it. As a Crew, we mostly mission together and Crew around in free mode, robbing stores, playing mini-games, finding jumps, and finding unique areas for Creator content or to take Snapmatic pictures of.Our rules are simple:1. No outright killing of other Crew Members 2. Help a fellow Crew member in need of helpIf you and another Crew member want to duke it out, both of you need to message the Commissioners or Leader before you do so. Above all it is just a game and we all want to have fun but if some jerk is trying to ruin your fun then as a Crew, we'll ruin theirs."http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/banzai_bombersCREW RECRUITMENT VIDSThis Noticeboard’s selection of featured Crew recruitment videos come to us from vallatorymidget and the rowdy bunch known as the Sons of BlackWood MC, along with the stylish 6 Star Street Racers, headed up by TMXTitanium. "Love bikes? Love leathers? Want to start playing GTA Online in a new way like an ACTUAL MC club? Well there's some good news. Although we are small at the moment, (due to a recent rebirthing of our Crew) we are a new MC club looking to do just that! We are already in touch with other like-minded and more established MC clubs. The plan is to ride and play like a proper MC Club, acting as security detail for Simeon deliveries in free roam, hijacking joy riders, holding up stores and armored trucks, planning future Heists and last but not least having open map conflicts with other MC clubs with radar settings OFF! In these games, they could hijack our security details missions and vice versa, not to mention, we also engage in good old fashioned territorial disputes!Another major factor of the Crew is to make videos in a way that helps promote us as a real MC club. Proper scripting, production and the like is important to us. The first 20 members to join us will have the honor of being an original! As well as being instrumental in choosing our territory. We are also very open to people setting up and leading their own S.O.B. Charters in different territories; If you want to get more of an idea of what we are about, then please watch our video below. It took a lot of work and hopefully you'll enjoy it and want to come and join us."http://xboxgamingcommunity.boards.net/board/29/sons-blackwood-mc-hqsocialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/sons_of_blackwood_mc  "We're the Six Star Street Racers and we’re looking to recruit car enthusiasts with skill to play GTAV. We actively play and I personally have a long history on GTA with the community and hope to pass this experience on to other players and hope to have a hell of a lot fun doing so. We've taken on the theme of street racers, something a little different than the typical Crews seen in GTA Online. We're a tight-knit role-playing Crew looking only to recruit active and loyal members.Work your way through our ranks, choose your specialty and challenge other members for the title of: Drift King, Drag King, Speed King, Grip King and Showdown King. Play alongside and against other role-playing Crews including: Mafias, MC's, Street Gangs, Military Crews etc...Want to join us? Message SixStar Titan on Xbox Live and you'll be provided with the chance to take a time trial, beat the required time and you're in! If you can't beat that you can also request a Deathmatch trial and join us as a shooter rather than a driver."http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/6_star_street_racers 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:Eternal Lost Souls, New Wave, Freedom Birds and Others Now RecruitingWed, 30 Jul 2014 10:53:12 -0400