Stunning Snapmatics Captured on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

Posted 1 day, 14 hours ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

With the launch of GTAV on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the vast Snapmatic Community of enthusiastic shutterbugs have wasted no time capturing marvelous and prodigious fresh perspectives throughout Los Santos and Blaine County. Here are a few featured shots that caught our eye these last couple days.

 

The glow of headlights captured in Burton by oAgro_ of the well-known GTAPhotographers Crew.

After a hot day in the Grand Senora Desert, NSE_109 bellies up to the bar for a couple of cold Pißwassers.

This spruced up Bravado Rat-Loader looks like it was inexplicably put off to pasture. Captured by 1HARV3Y

The Los Santos skyline positively glows in this evening shot from ProVelvet

A stunning Vapid Hotknife captured in East Vinewood by Top_Noch_Bazzil.

This scenic shot in the Tataviam Mountains was taken by -kXh87- of the up and coming Snapmatic Art Crew.

An up-close look at wildflowers from skyline_ger.

Resting near Mirror Park, this gangsta green Declasse Tornado looks a long way off from The Grove. Taken by colognemitch

From dusk till dawn, this untamed part of the Pacific Bluffs beach along Highway 1 looks quite serene. Taken by Silver Heathen

Taken by colognemitch who seems to have an on-going love affair with the Declasse Tornado.

This one taken by ProVelvet on the Great Ocean Highway has a particularly understated, eerie quality that we enjoy.

aleexzyta captured this adorable striped tomcat in blissful repose.

Prolific Snapmatic photographer HairyHole makes this Declasse Vigero look clean and mean.

Is she posing a question or dimissing one? Hard to say but a great shot by Daisy_Dukes_USA, regardless.

ProVelvet left their Benefactor Glendale out to play in the rain.

Looks like Chop may be out for a bit. Taken by BLRock

Some people keep their vicious dogs locked up behind a chain-lnk fence. In our second featured shot by HairyHole, the same applies to this suped-up Albany Buccaneer.

Insert obligatory "deer crossing" joke for this one from Arioza.

Post-Apocalypse now! This fierce looking Imponte Duke O'Death captured by Debra_Morgan137 will make the sturdiest of road warriors shudder.  

We get the feeling that running into this nasty character during the daily LS commute would be no laughing matter. Taken by Sophronia

 

Have a great Snapmatic photo you'd like to share? Be sure to drop a link to it in the comments below for us and the rest of the Social Club community to check out. We'll certainly be keeping an eye out for the best and the brightest. And if you aren't already, make sure you're following us on Twitter, where we've been regularly sharing awesome shots from the community as well.

Rockstar Game Tips: Playing with Perspective in GTAV

Posted 2 days, 13 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

On top of the pulse-pounding thrills that the new First Person Mode offers at the touch of a button, there's also a wealth of control options to fine tune your overall Grand Theft Auto V playing experience, no matter what your preferred perspective. Here is a look at some of the available options and some tips to help customize and optimize your personal control setup.

If you like the First Person controls while on foot, but prefer the Third Person view when in vehicles, you can set up the control scheme to automatically switch between these two perspectives - you just need to make sure the option to Allow Independent Camera Modes in the Settings > Display menu is set to On. This also works for the inverse, if you fancy the behind-the-wheel perspective when driving but enjoy Third Person more for running and gunning, you can set it up that way as well.

Along with fully customizable Aiming and Look Sensitivity in both First and Third Person, you can also adjust many individual elements to really refine the experience. Turning off First Person Ragdoll will decrease the amount of camera motion experienced when you are hit. Toggling off First Person Combat Rolls and/or Head Bobbing will also minimize some of the more intense First Person motion effects. And to take full advantage of GTAV's Third Person cover system while in First Person Mode, just switch the First Person Third Person Cover option found in Settings > Controls to On.


You can adjust a wealth of different First Person Mode aspects in the Settings menu.

If you're playing a Race or a Parachute Jump with the First Person perspective in GTA Online, try pressing Circle (PS4) / B (Xbox One) to get a Third Person peek - very handy when dealing with a multi-car pile up or when attempting to locate a Checkpoint that may be off screen. Don't rely on this when driving in Freemode though, as it will switch you to Cinematic Camera.

Whichever perspective you choose, there are now four targeting options available in each one:

  • Assisted Aim – Full: Lock-on targeting with a wide lock angle that allows for target switching (Sticky Aim in First Person only).
  • Assisted Aim – Partial: Lock-on targeting with a medium lock angle. The reticule slows down whenever it passes over a target (Sticky Aim in First Person only).
  • Free Aim – Assisted: Snap-lock targeting with a narrower lock-on angle (Sticky Aim in First Person only).
  • Free Aim: For the hardcore, no lock-on whatsoever.

Do you have a great tip to share or a topic you'd like to see us cover in a future tips post? Drop us a line to let us know, and we may feature it in the next installment of Rockstar Game Tips.

GTAV Soundtrack: Listen to Original New Songs Added from Flying Lotus, Jamie Lidell, Freddie Gibbs and More

Posted 3 days, 13 hours ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music, Games

The massive soundtrack update to the newly released version of Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 and Xbox One features over 150 new tunes including some exclusive original songs created by artists like Flying Lotus, Jamie Lidell, Freddie Gibbs and more. With the release of the game on Tuesday, quite a few artists have been taking to Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud to share their excitement and share a taste of some of the new tunes you can expect to hear in-game. Below, you can listen to “Medication Meditation” by Flying Lotus featuring Krayzie Bone (Thundercat on the bass and Niki Randa on background vocals) as heard on the updated FlyLo FM; Jamie Lidell’s incredible alt trap record “Runaway” on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, Freddie Gibbs' collaboration with legendary producer Mike Dean, "Sellin' Dope" on Radio Los Santos - and more. After the jump, check out a full list of all the new songs that have been added to the game – and give a shout in comments to let the community know which is your favorite so far.

 

There's nothing like playing your favourite game and your own song coming on.

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Hit the jump for the full list of new songs (and original ones) added to the game.

 

 

Incoming Criminals Transferred to Los Santos

Posted 3 days, 16 hours ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

Be on the lookout for a new wave of recently transferred criminals hitting the streets of Los Santos and the wilds of Blaine County as seen below via just a few of the many LSPD mug shots taken over the past day or so.

Enjoy this rogues gallery and share any of your own personal mug shots (or faves you've seen via Snapmatic) down in comments below.

 

Bonnie alias ZazDillinger
Noel alias SoCalNoel
Gee alias Jegloor
Santiago alias RoBBiEx98
Niko Bellic alias mwc456
jade alias maddog2kill

Check out more community members with a record after the jump...

Grand Theft Auto V Is Now Available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Posted 5 days, 16 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Grand Theft Auto V is now available for an entire new generation of players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players visiting Los Santos and Blaine County on PS4 and Xbox One will experience the all-new First Person Mode, support for up to 30-players in GTA Online, as well as a vast range of major visual and technical upgrades including new weapons, vehicles and activities, wildlife, denser traffic, enhanced damage and weather effects, a tremendous soundtrack update with over 100 additional new songs and much more.

In addition to the increased player count, Grand Theft Auto Online also includes all the existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since its launch on PS3 and Xbox 360. Existing players can transfer their GTA Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, and also get access to exclusive new content in both GTAV and GTA Online.

To order your copy, visit www.rockstargames.com/V/order.


 
Trailers & Video Clips:
Launch Trailer | PS3 to PS4 Comparison | First Person Experience | A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip | Announcement Trailer
 
Grand Theft Auto Online:
GTA Online Census: The Story So Far | Getting Ready for the Next Generation in Los Santos | What's in Store for GTA Online

Also Check Out:
Over 90 Screens from the PS4 and Xbox One Versions
Details on Exclusive Content for Returning GTAV Players

GTA Online Census: The Story So Far

Posted 1 week, 4 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

As we gear up to usher an entire new population into Los Santos and Blaine County with the release of Grand Theft Auto V on the PS4 and Xbox One next week – we just wanted to say thank you to the awesome and dedicated players that have made GTA Online such a nonstop thrill over the past year on PS3 and Xbox 360 so far. We may have provided the world and the tools, but it’s really you players who have made the Online world as amazing as it has become. We’ve dug up a few bits of Online census info as you can see below that help illustrate that point. 

We know you’re all excited for more Updates to come and we’ve got some really exciting stuff in the works to continue adding to, expanding and evolving the world of Grand Theft Auto Online – including the highly anticipated launch of Online Heists which will be available for all four consoles as the first GTA Online Update to happen after the game launches on PS4 and Xbox One. We’ll have some details on that very soon as well.

Getting Ready for the Next Generation in Los Santos

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Next week, get ready to join an entire new generation of Los Santos and Blaine County residents. The power of the latest console hardware has added new potential to the world and we’re all very excited for what, you, our amazing player community will make of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week.

With the advent of First Person Mode, 30-player Online support and other new features made possible by the new systems, your feedback, help and guidance is more important than ever to help us make the game experience all it can be. Whether it’s letting us know what you like and what you don’t like about the new features, reporting any technical issues you may experience during the early days of GTA Online’s next generation launch, or any other suggestions for improvements and tweaks whatsoever – we need your continued help, and, maybe, just a little patience if there are any teething problems around the launch on the new systems. We have, of course, tested the game extensively but there is no way our several hundred testers can be quite as comprehensive as millions of players! Please bear with us should any issues arise - we will be working hard to fix any problems that arise, and generally ensure this launch is as smooth as possible. 

To help aid on that front, we want to continue to encourage all players to utilize the following communication channels:

  • Our dedicated Rockstar Games Support website for help with any and all technical issues that may arise. You can browse the knowledge base of known GTAV and GTA Online issues and subscribe to articles there to get automatic updates of when they’re addressed. And if your issue does not appear as an existing knowledge base item, you can also always create a new ticket to get help.
     
  • The GTAOnline@rockstargames.com official player feedback inbox. Over the past year, with each and every Update released for GTA Online were tons of positive changes made as a direct result of player feedback that our development team consulted constantly for input. From specific content added to the game to countless enhancements such as improvements to GTA Online’s RP and GTA$ payouts, insurance system, passive mode, Creator features, damage system – and so much more were all made to the game thanks to your very helpful suggestions. We’ve said since the very beginning that Grand Theft Auto Online is as much yours as the players and residents of San Andreas, as it is ours as Rockstar Games –we’re very excited to continue the collaboration ahead.

Also expect a Title Update to be made available for download on both PS4 and Xbox One by this Monday that will include some last tweaks and optimization fixes for game day. In order to experience the game properly, please make sure you install this Update before playing (like all Title Updates, it will be applied automatically as long as you are connected to the internet).

We will be looking closely at your feedback from the initial launch days on the new platforms to help inform other future dynamic tuning changes and Title Updates as always. And get ready for continuing free content Updates for Grand Theft Auto Online, including the highly-anticipated launch of Online Heists (which, to be absolutely clear, will be available for all four consoles to enjoy).

Beyond that, here’s just a few things to get excited for in Grand Theft Auto Online for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting next week:


Up to 30 Player Mayhem.
Whether it’s mass marauding in Freemode or lining up a proper Crew convoy for an epic GTA Race – there will now be the opportunity for nearly double the player action that was possible on the PS3 and 360.


The Next Generation Character Creator.
Give your GTA Online player a dramatic makeover thanks to the new customization options that the overhauled character creator offers. Create a brand new character from scratch or take your current guy or gal for a bit of cosmetic surgery in true Los Santos fashion.


The GTA Online First Person Experience.
We revealed the first person experience for GTAV last week, a feature that will be available in both Story Mode and GTA Online allowing you to seamlessly switch between first and third person perspectives while playing. Fancy trying your favorite Team Deathmatch as a first person shooter – or weaving through the turbines at the RON wind farm with a view from the cockpit of your Lazer in glorious 1080p? That’s just scratching the surface of the possibilities that the first person experience will add to the gameplay of GTA Online.


Double the Props in the Creator Tool.
To date, the amazing minds who’ve put the Creator Tool to work are responsible for nearly 10 million original custom Deathmatches, Races, Captures and Last Team Standing Jobs. Amongst those are some truly epic experiences including some masterfully imaginative metagames that we never could have envisioned. Now with the possibilities of prop placement doubled, you’ll be able to build enormous arena-style Deathmatches for concentrated chaos, or maze-based Land Races requiring extreme guile, or stack shipping containers around Air Race checkpoints to create large scale obstacle courses for GTA Online stunt pilots… With double the props and up to 30 players, we can’t wait to see the ways in which the incredible Creator community will assuredly concoct brilliant gameplay magic on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Grand Theft Auto V: The Official PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Launch Trailer

Posted 2 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

There’s one week remaining until the November 18 launch of Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Today, check out the all-new Launch Trailer which you can also catch airing as the game’s official TV spot this week.

Pre-order your copy now and get a bonus $1,000,000 of in-game money to spend ($500K for Story Mode and $500K for GTA Online).

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