Get Double RP in GTA Online This Weekend: August 1st - 3rd

Posted 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Beginning 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.

Crew Noticeboard: 8492nd Squadron, 6 Star Street Racers and Others Now Recruiting

Posted 2 days, 1 hour ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

The 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 you.

Less than One Week Remains to Get the Independence Day Special GTA Online Content

Posted 3 days, 23 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games


A few choice Snapmatic photos from the Independence Day Special, compliments of community members MILKFED, Sabotage_OG_187, TallMarcos14, ChaosofDestiny and Deltakeks.

There is less than one week left to get the limited-time content made available as part of the GTA Online Independence Day Special. So if you have yet to acquire vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the Liberator monster truck, weapons like the Musket and Firework Rocket Launcher, or any of the patriotic tees and masks in-game then now's the time. The seven new properties, the ability to ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster, and the 17 new Jobs will all remain open permanently.

For those who've asked, the Firework Rocket Launcher along with its ammo will be available again during future holidays and other special events when fireworks are traditionally let off. At the beginning of any holiday or special event where fireworks are available, players who purchased the Firework Rocket Launcher previously will receive one free full refill of ammo per qualifying event in order to make sure you can properly celebrate.

And stay tuned for future GTA Online updates to be announced here at the Newswire, including some bonus double RP later this week to help send off the Independence Day Special in proper patriotic style.

GTA Online Rockstar Livestream: Playing GTA Throwback Jobs with their Creators

Posted 6 days, 21 hours ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

Update: Thanks to everyone in the community who tuned in and joined us in chat. You can watch the archived full stream in the video player above or at twitch.tv/rockstargames. You can also check out select highlights at http://www.twitch.tv/rockstargames/profile. Stay tuned for more broadcasts to come.

Join us today at 4PM Eastern (9PM BST / 1PM Pacific) here and on the official Rockstar Twitch channel for a special Flashback Friday edition of our GTA Online official livestreams series - where we'll be shooting and racing our way through Jobs from this week's GTA Throwback Jobs article featured here at the Newswire.

Rockstar Devs will be playing along with members of the GTA community and we've invited some of the very Creators who made these creative Jobs inspired by classic GTA games and missions to come play along with us and join us on Skype to talk about their creations.

Make sure you follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get notified the moment we go live and also for info on future livestreams. You can look forward to some great episodes in the near future with artists from the GTAV soundtrack and other special guests.

Fan Art: The GTAV Animated GIF Artwork of Julia Scott, Trevor Gets Patriotic & More

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

In this week's roundup of awesome Rockstar Games-inspired fan artwork, we’ve stumbled across a very talented illustrator and colorist turning her vivid GTAV character art into striking and super fun animated GIFs, plus some patriotic and timely summer holiday Trevor art, a few impressive Red Dead homages including a minifigs rendition of Undead Nightmare, and much more..

Seen (or created) any amazing GTA or other Rockstar-related art or photos on the interwebs that you think the community needs to see? You can send them our way to check out via Mouthoff and follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames to catch all our latest official pics and shares.

The original animated GIF artwork of illustrator and colorist Julia Scott. Clockwise from top left: "Lamar WHAT are you talking about" is the artist's caption for this very amusing GIF aptly illustrating the unique language of Lamar; A very cool new wave rendition of Michael; and captioned “here we see the monsters in their natural habitat”, this road trip is excerpted from a larger poster-size version called ‘A Change of Coast, A Change of Heart” in honor of Neon Indian's GTAV soundtrack contribution.


Trevor Philips does the Statue of Happiness for Independence Day. Drawn by the talented Gaby aka Silvermender on tumblr: "the american-turned canadian immigrant wishing y'all murricans minimally painful hangovers this fireworks and eagles day".


Meanwhile, in this piece from skoptsky that we found on digimomz's tumblr, Trevor's Canadian heritage is recognized in tribute to July 1st. "IT'S A FAINT F***ING ACCENT!"  


Intentionally presented as a vertical piece with Michael trudging downwards through the snow - this poetic bit of original artwork from starfleetrambo aka demitasse-lover (featured previously for the anime-inspired Sniper Michael) is captioned "no one escapes their life / no one escapes their life / no one no one" with a sly nod to Rilo Kiley.



A late #imnotahipster entry, the prolific Ganja Outlaws put that update's face paint masks and Synth gesture to work - choreographing and meme-ing a tribute to the iconic music video for Michael Jackson's Thriller. Photo creds go to WEED's DutchStoner & KanEazy.


Colombian graphic designer Eduardo Restrepo Cardenas here does some impressive spec work for corporate client, ProLAPS. Check out his  full Behance project titled "Refresh Logo" that's amazingly thorough and professionally produced including re-branding logo treatments, font exploration, and a  "Red Blood Storm Championship" product campaign pitch to help sell the fitness brand's latest jersey, helmet, and glove lines.


Life imitates art as #ThanksCargobob Snapmatic winner KnoxNerd proudly shot us these pics via email to show off how he took his in-game vanity plate featuring his Social Club Nickname into a real world license plate complete with the GTA Online logo, San Andreas state and Hillbilly Agenda Crew Emblem. Looks great, but please keep your wanted level at zero stars out there, Knox.


deviantARTist Bing-Ratnapala from Dubai created this gruesome Undead counterpart to his original John Marston portrait


A scene from Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare recreated spot-on with minifigs? Awesome. Made by @madbrickyo, a Lego photography Instagram account filled with tons of fun stuff worth checking out.

 


@taykinder took the Red Dead Redemption map found in the game packaging and gave it an authentically-styled Goonies map makeover. Props to his mate @brettflanary for the creative assist. 
 

Previously:
Los Santos Bullet Street Art, Homemade GTA Action Figure Diorama, Franklin's Snapmatic
The Illustrations of AmandaLeab and Takengo, Space Monkey Mask Replica & More
Sniper Michael, T&M "Tea" Time, Mr. Raspberry Jams, & More
 

GTA Online Creator Throwback Jobs Inspired by Classic GTA Missions

Posted 1 week, 3 days ago | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

Recently we shared a list of fun and nostalgic GTA Online Jobs made by fans that used the Creator tool to pay homage to the gameplay of their favorite Rockstar titles of years past. This week, we've rounded up a selection of Jobs created specifically in tribute to classic Grand Theft Auto missions from GTAIII, Vice City, San Andreas and GTAIV. There's also a couple of Jobs themed around Chinatown Wars, set in a Los Santos slice of the Far East around Textile City. Click on the name of the Job to see it on Social Club and bookmark it to your game.

 

Team Deathmatch The Exchange by JIIThe_JokerIIK (Xbox 360)

Here we see the explosive final mission of GTAIII reimagined as a Deathmatch alongside the Land Act Dam. Extra points awarded for authenticity here as JIIThe_JokerIIK has carefully placed props to match Claude's final showdown with the Colombian Cartel. We recommend seizing control of the Buzzard quickly to gain the edge if you're playing this with one with your Crew.

Team Deathmatch Bomb da Base by DuPz0r (PS3)

This Deathmatch - based on Act II of Bomb da Base in GTAIII, where Claude and 8-Ball blow up the Les Cargo ship - offers its own fair share of bang for the buck on a shipping vessel docked just off the Port of South Los Santos terminal. Be sure to check out the empty containers raised from the ground for some juicy firepower, though beware - someone else might have gotten there first...

 

Team Deathmatch Four Iron by auclair-O_o (PS3)

Tommy Vercetti had to check his firearms at the door at Leaf Links in Vice City. Luckily, they seem to be far more liberal on weapon checks at the Los Santos Golf Club. In this Deathmatch remake of the Four Iron mission in VC, you'll find a few handguns scattered around the greens and fairways. Of course there are plenty of golf clubs lying around in case you feel like working on your short game.

 

 

Race Farewell, My Love... by iLewisGTA (Xbox 360)

After Carl Johnson spurned the dangerous affections of Catalina in San Andreas, she pit her new boyfriend (a certain strong, silent type) against CJ in a race around Red County. In his GTA Online remake, iLewisGTA has selected Coupes as the default vehicle for authenticity and really nailed the tight, slippery corners of the original circuit around The Panopticon in Red County. A major Rockstar fan, Lewis had made a bunch of Throwback Jobs that you can check out on his Social Club profile.

Race Valet Parking by DrHoctor (Xbox 360)

"Being a valet at the Richman Hotel has its perks, like all the nice cars that pull in. -Borrow- one of them and take it for a test drive" says DrHocter's description to this Lap Race, based on the valet parking side mission from San Andreas. Starting and ending at the Richman Hotel, and weaving through the tight Morningwood streets, there's a lot more to it than parking for sure. Watch out for approaching opponents along the looped section and try to get the customers' cars back without a scratch.

Race High Stakes, Low Rider by thewolfking90 (PS3)

Top marks for authenticity go to thewolfking90 for this Race, which nicely captures the feel of its inspiration - the High Stakes, Low Rider mission in San Andreas. Set to Muscle Cars and finishing up at Del Perro Pier, you can almost feel Cesar Vialpando bearing down on your rear bumper. The choice to set West Coast Classics as the default radio station is a lovely nod to the classic wessyde vibe as well.

 

Capture GTA: Lost Angels by RikkiVercetti (Xbox 360)

Inspired by the conflict between The Lost and the Angels of Death in The Lost and Damned, this Capture Job from prolific GTA Online Creator RikkiVercetti pits two teams in a proxy war for these two notorious motorcycle clubs, each tasked with stealing the signature rides from the other group. A broad stretch of rolling hills between West Vinewood and Stab City ensure that in this large capacity Capture you’ll need to spread out and leave skilled defenders to protect your precious hogs from getting stolen. Sawed-off Shotguns and Molotovs as the default weapons setting also force you to pick your shots and cover choices wisely when nearing the enemy base.

 

Capture Chinatown Wars by Choc_late (Xbox 360)

This is an intimate, close quarters Capture amidst the urban neon and colorful lanterns of West Vinewood's Mission Row. Expect a heavy exchange of gun fire as two teams battle it out for domination of the central alleyway where the Capture Objects are to be found. The situation is further intensified by the accurate resident gang members who carry equal contempt for both teams as well as high-grade firearms. Respawning in Canis Mesas means either bag is never far away, so stake your claim on cover to protect your teammates during a desperate grab.

Team Deathmatch Chinatown Wars by WinR4R (PS3)

Attrition across the rooftops or balls-out carnage in Sinners Passage - this Deathmatch features well thought out weapon placement ensuring that each match outcome here in Textile City has the potential to play out differently.

 

Once again, kudos go out to all of the savvy creators of these Jobs for their solid work (and keen memories!). If you have played any of these or other Jobs based on classic Rockstar games or missions, let the Social Club community know in the comments section and if you've made any that you're especially proud of that you'd like us to check out, be sure to tag them #throwback.

 

Previously:
GTA Online Creator: Fan-Made Rockstar Throwback Jobs

Fan Vids: Other Places - São Paulo Edition, Iconic Film Remakes, Musical Horn Fun & More

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

The latest batch of auspicious and audacious fan created videos includes a journey back to the sun soaked urban horizon of São Paulo in Max Payne 3, awesomely inspired movie and television videos making the rounds, the use of Los Santos Customs as an impromptu music studio of sorts and more.

Other Places: Sao Paulo (Max Payne 3) by ultrabrilliant

We've been dazzled before by ultrabrilliant's "Other Places" video series (check out Grand Theft Auto V's San Andreas here). In this video, he takes a stroll down through the bullet-ridden back alleys and winding thoroughfares of Max Payne's 3's rendition of São Paulo, Brazil. From the stark poverty of the favelas in Nova Esperança, to the seedy aftermath of a gunfight in the O Paliaca Strip Club, enjoy a quiet moment alone with the scenery and see the vast economic contrast therein on the neon soaked dance floors and opulent modern interiors of places like Club Moderno, the Branco residence and the glaring floodlights of the Galatians Stadium.

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GTA V: Time-lapse by KATE DAWG

GTA 5: Terminator 2: Judgment Day Remake (Truck Chase Scene) by John Chapman

Few cinematic chase scenes are as memorable and iconic as John Connor's desperate dirt bike flight from the menacing and seemingly indestructible T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. From his narrow parking garage escape to the harrowing semi-truck chase through the storm drain, a large portion of the film's original shots and camera angles are recaptured faithfully in this heart-pumping presentation. We hope film editor and director John Chapman and the Legendary Gaming family will "be back" with something clever like this again sometime in the near future.

GTA Online "Kill Thrill" vol.1 montage | GTA 5 free aim multiplayer HD PS3 by El Serpe

In an ode to Quentin Tarantino's two-volume epic, Aegis Legion's accomplished film editor and director takes on the persona of The Bride to unleash a reign of death and dismemberment. Subbing in the Heavy Sniper rifle for the Hattori Hanzō katana and a powerful Combat MG that would surely give the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique a run for its money, we see all of El_Serpe's enemies get crossed off the "Death List Five".

Also Check Out:
The Sopranos (Intro Credits) by 8-BIT BASTARD

GTA 5 - Car Horn Playing Thunderstruck by LUKENBACHER

The addition of the Do Re Mi Car Horn Scale to Los Santos Customs in the High Life Update has generated some fantastic musical creations, including this inspired rendition of one of AC/DC's classic rock anthems. Creator LUKENBACKER lays out a great arrangement here and funnels in a few audio tweaks to really bring it home.

Also Check Out:
The GTA Online Concert by GTA Series Videos

SLOW BURN - Community Stunt Montage ! (GTA 5 Stunts) by MrVeyron5 & WARGODCINEMA

MrVeyron finds himself in great company here - joined by the some of the Stunting Community's finest, with the likes of BMX maestro ErasableNinja, Le Kops stunter Feym, handlebar hardliner Mr. Toast, FantasticalGamer, Trexpass and scene veteran NightMare all contributing to this fantastic tapestry of motorbike and Super Class vehicle stunts. In a few cases, we also see no vehicle at all being used as these daredevils opt to soar through the sky with finesse and grace.

 

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Also 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:

 

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:
Latest from the Stunting Scene with Freefall, BMX and Jet Daredevils, Plus 8-Bit GTAV & More

GTA Online Verified Jobs Livestream Hosted by Swiftor, with Typical Gamer and XpertThief

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

Update: Big thanks to Swiftor, Typical Gamer and XpertThief for joining us today. If you missed the livestream, you can catch the archive of it above. To get a notification whenever we livestream on Twitch, go to twitch.tv/rockstargames and hit the follow button or follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates.

Today at around 4pm eastern, we'll be broadcasting a special Rockstar Verified Edition livestream hosted by Swiftor and featuring special guest players Typical Gamer and XpertThief. We'll be playing the new GTA Online Verified Jobs from this week's update. You'll be able to watch along here at the Newswire, or at twitch.tv/rockstargames.

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