The Red Hook Crit - the world’s premier track bike crit featuring professional road racers, track specialists, bike messengers, and urban cyclists competing over multiple laps around a fast, technical circuit - makes its London debut this Saturday, July 11th. Hosted at the iconic Greenwich Peninsula, outside the O2 Arena, athletes will race along the waterfront circuit in the second leg of the four part 2015 Championship Series.
Hard-fought battles in the first race at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal back in April shaped the current standings and London will see the return of top competitors from both the Men’s and Women’s fields. 2014 series champion Arinara Elbusto Arteaga defends her first place position against French professional Fleur Fauer, past RHC winners Kacey Manderfield Lloyd and Ash Duban. The men’s race in Brooklyn was transformed by a crash in the lead pack during the final laps, allowing Italian Ivan Ravaoli to seize the lead and fend off the chase pack for first place. Young bloods Luis Junquera and Raul Torres will be in pursuit of the pole position, but the field is packed with seasoned RHC powerhouse athletes setting the stage for a world-class event.
[Photo Credit: Jason Sellers]
The Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist also comes to London, awarded in both final criteriums to the riders whose tactics, tenacity and strength most affect the race regardless of their final standing.
The race is free for spectators and we invite everyone in the London area to check out one of the coolest bike races in the world. For more information, visit redhookcrit.com or check out the official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For a glimpse of the action, check out the video below:
Experience the thrill of high-speed track bike criterium racing on the streets of London when the Red Hook Criterium comes to London’s Greenwich Peninsula on Saturday, July 11th. Free for spectators and accessible via the Jubilee Line. Races begin at 19:30.#redhookcrit #rhcl1 #greenwichpeninsula
Posted 4 days, 3 hours ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games
The latest round of community fan-artistry features tributes to The Lost and Damned, Max Payne 3, and a Lego rendition of the Grotti Turismo R among the GTAV-inspired homages. As always, follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we feature the latest fan creations, and if you've got something of your own, feel free to share it in the comments below for the community to check out.
"The Turismo R is without a doubt my favourite car in the game. I loved it so much, that I decided to build a Lego replica as best I could..." Redditor C_12 used up nearly all the red Lego bricks he had to create this rendition of the Turismo.
Felloliette portrays a "young and already very unsatisfied with life Michael Townley" long before he became the self-proclaimed "fat washed up jock who can't get his head around the fact his high school football career didn't play out the way that he planned" in GTAV.
Superhermit AKA Kevin Herrera mimics the style of the Max Payne 3 promotional artwork, with his take on the world-weary, philosophizing enforcer.
Have you seen or created an exceptional bit of fan art or great Snapmatic photo that you'd like to share? Be sure to drop a link to it in the comments below for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to see via Mouthoff and we’ll check it out. And if you aren't already, make sure you're following us on Twitter, where we regularly share awesome community creations.
Posted 6 days, 5 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games
No matter where you’re from, you can celebrate American grandiosity and pageantry in Los Santos and Blaine County this week, with Double GTA$ in the GTA Online Event Playlist and Double RP in all Jobs starting today and lasting through the entire July 4th holiday weekend (July 1st - July 6th).
To help laud the occasion, merchants across Los Santos are also restocking all their original Independence Day Special inventory, with a 25% discount on everything, including vehicles like The Liberator monster truck and Sovereign motorcycle, the Firework Rocket Launcher and its ammo, plus an assortment of red-white-and-blue gear including Hats, T-Shirts, Masks and more.
DOUBLE GTA$ IN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY GTA ONLINE EVENT PLAYLIST Bulk up your bank balance in advance of the upcoming ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two with 2X GTA$ in the Independence Day Online Event Playlist, which features patriotic-themed GTA Online Jobs including Grand Senora Desert (LTS), Guns and Gasoline (Parachuting), Mud, Sweat and Gears (Land Race) and Road Tripping (Team Deathmatch).
DOUBLE RP FOR ALL JOBS Also, for those aiming to climb the Los Santos criminal hierarchy, all GTA Online Jobs played this weekend will net you double the RP.
Posted 1 week ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games
The second haul of high-end goods currently en route to Los Santos' luxury shops and dealerships. We're pleased to announce that the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two will arrive for all platforms next week, on Wednesday July 8th. This new collection of extravagant attire and potent transportation also includes the debut of the previously PC-exclusive 'The Lab' radio station across all four console platforms.
Stay tuned for more details on next week's update, including particulars for our second Ill-Gotten Gains Social Club Event Weekend kicking off on Friday, July 10th. For now, check out a sample of what’s coming up via our screenshot gallery - and for players who didn’t get last year’s Independence Day Special, look for the return of old favorites at reduced rates, including the Firework Rocket Launcher.
From the San Chianski Mountain Range to the sidewalks of Vinewood Boulevard, the stylish Coil Brawler is equipped to handle any terrain.
Docktease expands its fleet with the classic Lampadati Toro.
New shipments of clothing and accessories are available at high end retailers across Los Santos.
The Invetero Coquette BlackFin offers a new body style on an old favorite.
The extremely powerful and damaging, single-shot Marksman Pistol.
The blazingly fast Progen T20 is built from the ground up for quick getaways and street-tuning.
Knuckledusters from Ammu-Nation offer a personal way to connect with new friends all over Los Santos.
Represent your local custom shop in the Vapid Chino with a Los Santos Customs Plaque.
Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games
While we continue to review and critique the entries in our debut GTAV Rockstar Editor video contest (look for an official announcement soon), right now we've got a collection of the latest and greatest Editor creations from the community at-large in our round-up of featured fan videos. As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter where we regularly share impressive fan-made vids.
This commission by Gunship, for the second video off their forthcoming album, puts the talents of our friends 8-Bit Bastard (creators of the inaugural Rockstar Editor video "Running, Man" and lots more great GTA-inspired YouTube shenanigans) on full display. The synthwave track blends well with the retro-inspired action - which features a gravity-defying chase through a transit tunnel, followed by a fierce showdown in the Los Santos Storm Drain and an explosive standoff with the local PD.
If their channel's name wasn't enough of a clue, MidnightClub's nostalgia for past Rockstar titles has manifested itself in this faithful recreation of the San Andreas intro scenes with GTAV lookalikes taking on the roles of CJ, officers Tenpenny and Pulaski, and the various members of the Grove Street Families. Much like LucchiniSW's previously featured Vice City Intro recreation, the beginning includes a great use of the classic cut out graphics and silhouettes from the opening titles. We also appreciate the little details, like Ryder circling in the background at the end of the scene.
Another throwback video created with help from the Rockstar Editor - this one casts Michael De Santa in a shot-for-shot recreation of the original Max Payne 3 TV commercial, complete with the classic track "Tears" by GTAV soundtrack artists HEALTH. A labor of love, TheGoldenHitman describes the original spot as his "all time favorite trailer".
Having created the first GTA 5 - City of Dreamz video on the PS4, WARGODCINEMA puts the enhanced capabilities of GTAV on PC and the Rockstar Editor to great use in this stunning sequel. We're glad to see Wargod's continued with the winning combination of a lilting piano soundtrack combined with brilliantly unique shot selection and composition (a staple of all of Wargod's videos). This city montage really stands out from the crowd in capturing the tragic beauty of Los Santos and the unnerving oscillation between peace and brutal mayhem.
Rewriting the rulebook on what a stunt video can be, the fellas from the Hat Films team have released their pilot episode of The Stunt Lads Show, a series that combines sharp banter and cheeky humor with equally crazy stunting. We’re happy to report that their pilot appears to have been picked up, as it’s been followed since with new episodes like the epic “EXTREME Golfing!” where the lads risk life and limb for internet glory and the chance of a marginally increased production budget.
Also Check Out: For a more traditional stunt video, check out FishyDizzle's Team-Tage video for a display of stunning biking technicality and finesse from an international array of talent.
There have been a few attempts at Rockstar Editor video tutorials since launch, but none goes as in-depth as whanowa's "GTAV: Create Awesome Videos in 5 Steps". As well as a holistic overview, each section of this 20 minute epic is packed with helpful tips and tricks, complete with reference clips and demonstrations. If you're an aspiring Rockstar Editor, this video is highly recommended.
Also Check Out:
"Hidden In The City" by WEIFREAK. Setting up the story of a lone driver stranded in an eerie, abandoned town, Weifreak uses classic horror genre tropes to create a gripping tale.
"Serial Killer" by matthewisonfire. A departure in style from WEIFREAK, but just as chilling is this tribute to Motorhead's track "Serial Killer". Featuring Lemmy's rasping vocals, this is a glimpse in to the dark world of a dark mind.
Share videos you've created in the comments below, or post ones from other creators that you find deserving of recognition. For tips and tricks on the GTAV PC Rockstar Editor, make sure to check outour recent series of Rockstar Editor Tips posts as well as the Tutorial page on Social Club.
Welcome To Los Santos, the genre-spanning collection of original music that debuted with GTAV on PC and is coming consoles next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two, will be available on vinyl next week - but you can enter for the chance to win a copy before it releases. Enter by this Tuesday, June 30th at the Rockstar Games Social Club for the chance to win one of five Welcome to Los Santos vinyls at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events.
Featuring a diverse array of artists from across the musical spectrum – including Earl Sweatshirt, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs, Popcaan, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe and Samuel T. Herring (from Future Islands) – the music of Welcome to Los Santos first launched compliments of the ‘The Lab’ in-game radio station hosted by Doctor No and the Chemical Bro (aka Oh No and The Alchemist) in GTAV for PC, and will be added to all four console platforms next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two.
The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively recruiting new members to join their ranks. We publish Crew recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know exactly what they're all about.
This edition of Crew Noticeboard features pitches from a special ops team, a band of war-torn brothers and a Crew inspired by the syndicate from a popular television show - as well as Crews specifically looking to take down big scores in Heists and improve their standing on the GTA Online leaderboards. So whether you're new on the streets or are well-accustomed to the world of GTA Online and looking for some new comrades, you're sure to find them here or by perusing one of our previous editions of the Noticeboard.
Gilded guns, unabashedly gaudy fashions, gull-winged sports cars taking flight, and hedonistic Los Santos citizens celebrating their ILL-GOTTEN GAINS and greedily sopping up special opportunities to reap bonus GTA$, RP and more - it was all part of last week's GTA Online Event Weekend. Read on for the official winners of the Event Weekend's #illgottengains1 Snapmatic contest, highlights from our action-packed Event stream with the Funhaus boys and surprise guest Lui Calibre, and more. Make sure to stay tuned for info on the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part Two coming soon!
GTA ONLINE SESSIONS: ILL-GOTTEN GAINS PART ONE FEATURING FUNHAUS + LUI CALIBRE + LAZLOW
To kick off the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part 1 Event Weekend we were joined on the official Rockstar Broadcast Event livestream by Adam Kovic, Bruce Greene, James Willems, Lawrence Sonntag and Sean “Spoole” Poole – collectively known as FUNHAUS. Rockstar Broadcast veteran Lui Calibre happened to be visiting the FUNHAUS offices that day and joined in the festivities as a special surprise guest to put Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast Team to the test. Check out the vid above to see some choice highlights.
Bookmark and give these featured Ill-Gotten Gains themed Jobs and challenges a try for yourself:
All About the D (PC): Can you squeeze the Buckingham Swift Deluxe heli through the “D” in the landmark VINEWOOD sign?
Tomb of Osiris (PC): Jump behind the wheel of the Pegassi Osiris and test your ramp jump launch accuracy skills in this treacherous challenge inspired by Race Impossible? (Xbox 360 & Xbox One) by GRChoke.
Grenade Tennis 2 by john90wood (PS4): This favorite country club pastime gets an explosive makeover. Show your competition no love on the court by volleying grenades and Molotovs over a divider towards them.
Holes of Glory by mkRixxx (Xbox One): A perfect chance to check out the Luxury Engravings on your sniper rifle in First Person while looking down the scope to target enemies through narrow gaps.
Luxe Derby (PC): Inspired by MaxTorque87's Sky Derby Muscle Cars, this remake gives everyone a chance to swap pastel paint on a sky platform and instantly depreciate the value of each others' Albany Virgo, Benefactor Stirling GT and Enus Windsor.
Rich Man’s Playthings by -Piggs- (PC): A First Person Team Deathmatch taking place on the swank lawns and opulent grottos of the Richman Mansion. Luxury Engravings recommended attire.
COLLECTIBLE DESIGNER T-SHIRTS: BONUS ENEMA T-SHIRT AVAILABLE IN CRATE DROPS NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME
If you missed out on collecting the weekend-exclusive quartet of designer tees, not to worry – we’ve got an additional bonus tee available starting today bearing the name of one of Portola Drive's luxury retailers (pictured above). The Enema 0 t-shirt will be available in all Crate Drops for a limited time only - so jump in your Osiris or Swift Deluxe to race there first.
You may also notice another new addition in the GTA Online menus while you’re heading into the game - we've made it easy to launch a Playlist full of the popular Adversary Modes - with the new Featured Playlist option on GTAV’s launch screens. There will be an updated collection of fan-favorite Adversary Modes every week, so you’ll have plenty of chances to put our Adversary Mode Game Tips into practice.
#illgottengains1 SNAPMATIC WINNERS
Photographers were quick off the mark in taking imaginative Snaps inspired by and featuring content from the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part One. Having scoured Social Club for the best, we're pleased to present our favorite selections here, each of whom receives GTA$1M. We've also included a few honorable mentions - great work to all for doing such a bang up job showing off all their spoils, including rides, weapon skins and everything in between.
Snapmatic Art's quaid86 may have been around the world on the new Luxor Deluxe but by the looks of that eponymous "Red Carpet" of blood, he's the one doing the player hating. Extra style points for rocking the fresh leather fur.
Hell bent in leather. missnxkolette knows it's all in the details as she perfectly captures her pistol's Yusuf Amir Luxury Finish - getting the light to shine on her ".50" piece just right.
We recently recognized zebfar's talent for cinematic adaptations and now we are proud to welcome zeb to the illustrious hall of Snapmatic contest winners for this brilliant entry, "Gulls." Using the magic of the Creator, zebfar captured this flock of seagulls Stirlings in repose atop Mount Gordo.
We're right in the midst of contacting and verifying winners of the Social Club Event Sweepstakes gear giveaway - don't forget to check your inbox for an email from Rockstar. We've had one response so far, and still have four more prizes to award. If you don't respond within 24 hours, we'll be forced to select new potential winners, so keep an eye out... or you'll potentially miss out.
Stay tuned for details on ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part 2 and its corresponding Event Weekend in the near future.
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