Never ones to miss out on the chance to commandeer a holiday as an excuse for promotional discounts, the Los Santos Chamber Of Commerce is celebrating Labor Day in Southern San Andreas with a docket of new deals in GTA Online this weekend, along with bonuses on select recreational activities.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH: ELITAS TRAVEL LABOR DAY SALE For all weekend jet setters, the online leader in executive aviation sales is offering a 25% discount on all aircraft and sponsoring 2X RP & GTA$ payouts on all Air Races and Parachuting Jobs for aerial thrill-seekers.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH: LEGENDARY MOTORSPORT LABOR DAY SALE On Saturday, the purveyors of high-performance vehicles are slashing prices across virtually their entire inventory by 25%, and also staking 2X RP & GTA$ payouts for all Land Races.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH: DOCKTEASE LABOR DAY SALE Whether it's a leisurely sail off the coast of Chumash you're after or a speedboat to draw stares from Vespucci Beach, the boat of your dreams is 25% off this Sunday at Docktease. And if competitive watersports are more your thing, take advantage of 2X RP & GTA$ payouts for all Sea Races.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH: WARSTOCK CACHE & CARRY LABOR DAY SALE Cap off the long weekend with some urban warfare compliments of Warstock Cache & Carry. All day Monday, get 25% off their entire stock and earn 2X RP & GTA$ payouts in all Deathmatches.
The Crew Cut highlights exceptional grassroots community activity, events, accomplishments and other happenings across the thriving Social Club Crew scene. If your Crew is doing something special that you think the Social Club community needs to know about, hit us up at email@example.com and tell us all about it – you might see your Crew featured in an upcoming edition of the Crew Cut.
A DAILY OPERATION
It takes commitment and often serious teamwork to complete the GTA Online Daily Objectives, particularly if you're gunning for the weekly or monthly stacking bonuses. For a whole Crew to be as committed to completing them as Schleppo is, that's quite impressive. The 10 members of this squad have completed 810 Daily Objectives between them. Even without the stacking bonuses, completing 810 Daily Objectives is worth around GTA$7M - or if one person had completed them on consecutive days, a massive GTA$14.5M.
Shout out to the Crews rounding out the Top 5. Albachoross are an all-Japanese PS4 Crew who have just recently celebrated their 6 month anniversary on Social Club. The XenoAssassins, led by MissTwisted GTA, are "all about gaming - LIKE A BOSS!" on Xbox 360. The Cokney Rhymin Limeys will have been flying their whimsical flag for 2 whole years now, having originally been formed just in time for the original launch of GTAV on PS3 and Xbox 360. Finally, Bro Of Alta Street take their name from one of the central roadways in Downtown Los Santos, where we can presume they hang out when not completing their average of more than 52 Daily Challenges each.
The championship consists of four major rally rounds known as The McKenzie Rally, The Chiliad Mountain Rally, The Redwood Classic and The Palmer Taylor Trophy. The lowest cumulative time across all four rounds determines the winner. Designed with multiple dates for players to post their time and no limit on the number of competitors taking part, players who sign up are asked to pick one custom ride from a specific vehicle class and use that same selection throughout the championship round. Each round's selected track is posted a week in advance to allow all competitors time to practice. Check out this promo video for a quick summary.
On the designated Race Night, all entrants join the Race and go for three laps, which break down as follows:
First lap: a warm-up lap tackled as a group to learn the course. All Racers must pull off the track before hitting the last check point.
Second lap: Racers take turns to set their time over the course of the second lap. This is recorded on the rally leaderboard.
Final lap: completed in group formation for a show of unity.
The primary reason behind the inclusion of having only one hot lap is to add to the pressure of each Racer to perform to their utmost best in front of their peers. To make the rally truly interactive, the rounds are broadcast on Twitch in cinematic mode with live commentary from none other than Ph03nix herself.
Above we see McKenzie Rally winner AUDISPORTQUATTRO taking the ROAR podium with an impressive finishing time of 5:27.571, placing a full 13 seconds in front of 2nd.
All throughout July and August, racers took part in the McKenzie Rally with AUDISPORTQUATTRO taking 1st place. Moving towards September, Racers are now practicing and preparing for the Chiliad Mountain Rally - a trek that takes drivers through unforgiving cliff-side tracks along Raton Canyon straight out to the Alamo Sea and North Chumash. On this course, ROAR organizers warn:
"One mistake could cost you the stage, round or even the Championship. Undulating and uneven tracks make every corner a challenge. Too fast and you'll flip off the cliffs and lose time, too slow and your rivals will eclipse your time. So then, what are your tactics going to be?"
From dusk till dawn, these shots from the first rounds of the rally reveal some pretty grueling racing conditions out in Grapeseed.
The Off-Road All Stars also recently launched PC and PS4 chapters for their Crew. There's still plenty of room on the roster if you want to get involved. The original Xbox One Crew is now maxed out, but if you ask Pho3nix nicely she may set-up an overflow Crew so that you can join them. However, the Group A section of the ROAR Rally Championship is open to all Crews so definitely hit up Stevedogg51 and Yello Cactus if you think you have what it takes to compete alongside some solid racers.
[Left] Hillbilly_Agenda’s KnoxNerd handing off the "BSHREDS" custom plate to Gnarlinshreds (PSN B3NNY_SHR3DS). [Right] We can see by the numbers, that Knox is always willing to go the extra mile for his Crew mates.
The women’s series is led by pro cyclist Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (79 points) who has been an absolute force, placing on the podium in the past 4 events. Kacey Lloyd (57 points) – sporting the Rockstar Games racing suit – is in the hunt with two podium finishes over the 2015 series, closely followed by France’s pro rider Fleur Faure (52 points). The women’s field is growing in Barcelona, including representation by Olympic Chilean mountain biker Francisca Campos.
The men’s field is tied between two ferocious riders. Red Hook Crit newcomer William Guzman (59 points) raised eyebrows in Brooklyn with a 4th place finish in his RHC premier, then dazzled crowds at London with a dramatic sprint in the final 300m for first place. He shares first place with Brooklyn winner Ivan Ravaioli (59 points), followed by perennial favorite Thibaud Lhenry (50 points). We are excited to see road cyclist David Santos and US Criterium pro Rahsaan Bahati try their luck in their first appearances at the Red Hook Crit.
For friends of Rockstar in Barcelona or nearby, entrance is free to enjoy a full day of cycling and an evening of high-intensity racing. For more information visit redhookcrit.com or check out the official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Posted 6 days, 20 hours ago | Author: R* J | Filed Under: Games
In our Fan Vids round-up we scour Social Club, YouTube and beyond for the best videos created by the GTA fan community. In this edition we've found a multi-tasking daredevil of the highest order, some inspired TV intro recreations, two groups of lads who know how to get around and the latest chronicle of Southern San Andreas’ fascinating wildlife.
Not content to just use his insane motorbike skills to escape Los Santos' Finest, Sailisburymistake has the cheek to avoid a trip to the slammer by detonating everyone's favorite incendiary as he zips past. Watch and learn so that you can recreate these insane top-speed throws next time you're stuck with a 3-star wanted level.
A jaunty soundtrack and some gorgeous cinematography can't hide the destruction that Berdu and his pals Rambonaama and ThatLexGuy leave in their wake as they navigate the length and breadth of Los Santos and Blaine County on a glorious summer's day.
The eagerly awaited third installment of The Stunt Lads Show from Hat Films may just be their funniest yet. Having already attempted motorbike backflips into a swimming pool and some extreme golfing, the Lads try some mid-air car jousting across the ravine near the Land Act Dam, with predictably hilarious results.
The One Where Franklin Gets Tazed: Merfish has faithfully recreated the intro to Friends featuring some familiar faces from Story Mode. Also check out Merfish's GTAV interpretation of another 90s classic opening title sequence in The Fresh Prince of Rockford Hills.
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 out our recent series of Rockstar Editor Tips posts as well as the Tutorial page on Social Club. For even more fantastic fan videos be sure to follow us on Twitter where we're always sharing more spectacular fan creations.
Cult of Cashby Reaper-5150(PC) "Cults love money, but so do you. Steal back the money from the Epsilon Program! KIFFLOM"
You and your team find yourselves battling it out in and around The Epsilon Program headquarters in the second Job created by the Leader of the Benvenuti Family on PC. You're up against not only the rival unit, but also droves of cultists protecting the apocalypse funds they've bilked over the years. There are tons of Health and Armor pickups within the gates and a respawn will land you on a motorcycle that will allow you to easily maneuver your way back into the Epsilon Building.
Gunshots ring out at the Epsilon Headquarters in Cult Of Cash.
This Team Deathmatch fittingly takes place at the location of the first Epsilon Tract. Set to night with forced Molotovs as your starting weapon, put the flame to your enemies as you gather the Baseball Bats, Crowbars and Nightsticks that have been scattered around to finish off your charred foes.
Altruist Camp Offensive by Griefballer99(Xbox 360 & Xbox One) "The cultists must defend themselves against the Cult Stoppers. The cultists have a wide range of weapons but no transport, and the Cult Stoppers are armed with Military vehicles but only a Combat MG."
As Leader of The Shrekist Church, a Crew whose followers dedicate their lives to the Ogrelord Shrek, Griefballer99 may know a thing or two about cults. In this LTS, the Cult Stoppers have shifted their focus from the Epsilon Program to target the Altruists. Mentioned in the Job's description, one team will have a variety of transport options while the other will have heavy artillery. If you’ve spawned at the Paleto Forest Sawmill, your best bet is to grab up the Insurgent-Pickup fitted with its powerful .50 caliber machine gun. If your home base is the Altruist Camp, have a teammate head up to the guard tower where there is a strategically placed RPG to take out the opposing team vehicles.
Going With The Downflow by DannBoeing (PC) "Let go. Let the flow wash over you. Let it wash away all your troubles. Breathe. Leave the city behind you. Let Kraff take the wheel. Envelope yourself in his warm embrace. Enter the 10th Paradigm. Listen to the words of the wind and the trees. Only the descendants of Kraff can hear them. Let the flow be your guide. Hydroplane yourself to enlightenment. A new plane of existence. Be one with Kraff. Kifflom Brother! And may infinite peace and wisdom be yours!"
The Leader of the Don’t Judge Me Monkey Crew has created 26 Races so far on PC. This particular Epsilon-inspired one spans Tongva Hills, Tongva Valley and Banham Canyon. To make for a more challenging Race, use the default laps and weather settings so you can "hydroplane yourself to enlightenment".
Supercars hydroplane round a tight turn in Going With The Downflow.
Kifflom! by Kingglo_the_Pro(PS3 & PS4) "The antitheses attacked our Epsilon Center. It's time to fight for Kraff, brother-brother! Kifflom!"
This Deathmatch in the heart of The Epsilon Program Headquarters has Spawn Points spread out evenly throughout the map, so while you won’t know where you’ll end up you can rest assured that you’ll land not too far from a much needed Armor or ammo refill. Head for higher ground and make use of the Sniper Rifles strategically placed around the roof, or nab some Sticky Bombs and attach them where your enemies least expect it.
San Chianksi Race by chocolate83(Xbox 360 & Xbox One) "Venez arpenter ces vertigineuses montagnes reputés selon Fabien Larouche et Cris Formage pour y dégager un karma très bienveillant. Il est indéniable de dire que vous y trouverez la paix éternelle.....littéralement." (Translation: “Stride across these breathtakingly high mountains, famous for emitting a benevolent karma, according to Fabien Larouche and Cris Formage. There is no doubt that you will find... eternal peace there.“)
LE Clan Pasta’s own chocolate83 has created this challenging Bike Race starting at the San Chianski Mountain Range, winding through Mount Gordo and finishing in the industrial community of Grapeseed. Don’t go too fast as you make your way on the spines of the mountain ranges, one wrong move and you will find yourself face first in a mound of dirt. Since a majority of this race is off-road, hop on a custom Sanchez for your best shot at "eternal peace".
And make sure to tune in this Friday, August 28th at 5pm ET (that’s 10pm BST and 2pm Pacific) to watch The Rockstar Broadcast Team playing these Jobs live with invited creators and other special guests – at youtube.com/rockstargames and twitch.tv/rockstargames. Make sure to subscribe and follow Rockstar in both places to get automatically notified when the livestream begins.
Have you constructed a uniquely-themed Job? Drop us a link either here in the Newswire comments section or via Mouthoff so we can check it out and possibly share it with the GTA Online community.
Posted 1 week, 4 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games
Create, edit and share your GTAV and GTA Online experiences – from amazing stunt montages to creative machinima storytelling – with the Rockstar Editor coming in September to PS4 and Xbox One.
Next month, the Rockstar Editor officially makes its way to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles as part of the next downloadable update for Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online. This update will also bring with it some new features for the Rockstar Editor that will be available for all three platforms including PC, along with some exciting new gameplay for GTA Online Freemode that we’ll be sharing more about in the coming weeks.
Here's a brief rundown of some of the new features that will debut as part of the next official update:
Ambient Audio and Sound Effects Library: Add ambient and atmospheric sound design with a library of audio tracks to help bring your scenes to life or add sound effects from a collection of Foley and other sfx. Snapmatic Integration: Now you can export any still frame at a marker point straight to Snapmatic, giving you ultimate freedom when searching for that perfect camera angle. Director Mode Updates: An enlarged minimap with location blips to highlight preset locations, the power to freeze chosen time of day settings and the ability to spawn air and water vehicles. Copy and Paste Marker Properties: Easily copy and paste your audio settings from any marker to another marker in the clip – adding invaluable efficiency to your go-to editing techniques. New Fonts: You'll now have more style options than ever for your titles and credits -- we're tripling the library of available fonts with new styles.
Add dramatic sound design to your creation with a new library of atmospheric Ambient Tracks.
Stay tuned for more features to be added in later updates as well – and as always, if there’s a feature or change that you’d like to see, please feel free to send it to us at GTAOnline@rockstargames.com where we’re always on the lookout for great suggestions from players to help inform upcoming Title Updates. Also, as mentioned in our announcement of the winner in the #illgottengains contest, the September launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One means all three platforms will be in on the action - stay tuned for more info about that and further details about this forthcoming update.
Super cars defy gravity downtown in California Car Surfing.
Much like a classical composer creating an opus through a series of musical movements, the ability of a GTA Online Creator to weave several Jobs into a Playlist that can more fully express an idea, tell a story or deliver maximum hilarity, is a bit of an art form.
We've been scouring the Social Club to find those who are using Playlists in ways that a single Job could not hope to emulate. Below we've highlighted a trio of exemplary Playlists to check out (one for Xbox 360 & Xbox One, one for PC and one for PS3 & PS4). And just like with individual Jobs, you can bookmark these Playlists on Social Club so that the next time you jump into GTA Online, they’ll be waiting.
Z-Games Rallycross Tournamentby Kelchan(Xbox 360 & Xbox One) "A 4-track list of technical tracks in and around the Maze Bank Arena, chock full of fast and slow sections, sharp corners, kicker jumps, a big jump, corkscrews, cross-sections, narrow passages, and speedy straightaways."
If you’re looking to flex your drifting muscles, this Z-Games themed Playlist created by the Commissioner of the Children of the Nite Crew, is just the ticket. The Races become increasingly difficult as you make your way to the Z-Games Rallycross Finals. If you're committed to the challenge of (high plains) drifting, you can take a stab at Kelchan's San Andreas Rallycross as well.
A brilliantly conceived and wonderfully executed series of Jobs that illustrates the lengths privileged Vinewood Hills teenagers will go to relieve themselves of their intense existential ennui. With a series of Job descriptions as good as any we've seen, Coach_Wargo, the commissioner of the Red Rum Racing Crew deserves the plaudits for this unique Playlist. If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Coach_Wargo’s other themed Playlists on Social Club.
Have you constructed an uniquely-themed Playlist? Drop us a link either here in the Newswire comments section or via Mouthoff so we can check it out and possibly share it with the GTA Online community.
WHAT ILL-GOTTEN-GAINS IS ALL ABOUT by pimpedupbadass Beginning with a seemingly hard-luck lady who does time at Bolingbroke after getting pinched for grand theft auto, pimpedupbadass takes her out of the joint and straight into the vault of the Fleeca Bank. From there, she and her Heist teammates hit the jackpot and proceed to enjoy the fruits of their labor - from a Ponsonbys shopping spree to joyriding across Southern San Andreas in the breathtaking Progen T20.
The two esteemed runners-up will both receive a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card to the Rockstar Warehouse.
GOTTEN PAYBACK by .Angros After a betrayal by his partner that left him with empty pockets and near death, the protagonist of GOTTEN PAYBACK vows to get revenge. It takes nearly eight years and lots of ammo, but watch his wish come true in this beautifully executed runner-up.
Welcome to Los Santos by BloodLust180 Set to the tune of The Alchemist and Oh No's banging track of the same name, Welcome to Los Santos serves as a perfect introduction to the city, and all the spoils of its nouveau riche. Highlighted by beautiful edits and action shots that show off everything from the serene backdrop of Vespucci Beach to the seedier parts of town, BloodLust180 has painted quite the picture of that LS life.
And here are a few eye-catching honorable mentions that we'd be remiss not to acknowledge.
Go Brawl Out! by mathewisonfire With a license plate that reads "DEATH," mathewisonfire takes the Coil Brawler to the absolute max in what amounts to the ultimate commercial for this Ill-Gotten Gains Update Part 2 off-road vehicle. Venturing over rivers, mountain tops, beach dwellers and everything in between, not to mention pulling off stellar jumps and skid outs, this vid proves the Brawler is for "nearly anywhere, anytime."
Devil's Playground by Mrluckdragon Three minutes and nine seconds of pure adrenaline and attitude... Testing out vehicles from both Ill-Gotten updates and knocking out victims with his Knuckledusters perfectly in sync to the music, this entry really packs a punch.
Fast Life by shorty2001 Lightning quick edits, high speed rides and parachute jumps off the Maze Bank Tower are just a few examples of just how maxed out and high octane this vid is - all edited perfectly to the lyrics of Vybz Kartel's song of the same name off the Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack.
Congrats again to all our winners and thanks to all our talented entrants. The upcoming launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One as the next update to Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online means the next Rockstar Editor Contest will be the first one with entries across all three platforms - so the creative competition will be fiercer than ever. Stay tuned for info about that contest and forthcoming update.
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