The Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No. 3 this Saturday, September 5th

Posted 15 hours, 58 minutes ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The Red Hook Criterium Championship Series continues on to Barcelona for the third consecutive year this Saturday, September 5th, as 300 athletes from over 30 different countries will convene at a beautiful water-front circuit in Parc Del Forum to compete in the ongoing race series. With all top ten competitors in both the men’s and women’s fields returning, there’s likely to be an intense battle for the final podium in the third race of the four part series that began in Brooklyn this past April and continued on to London in July.

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.

Previously:
William Guzman and Ainara Elbusto Arteaga Power Past the Field to Win the Inaugural Red Hook Crit London
Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No. 8 Recap

Sticky Bomb Dexterity, Mid-Air Jousting and More Great GTAV Fan Videos

Posted 4 days, 12 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.


Onto The Land by 8-Bit Bastard

In the follow-up to the underwater documentary 'Into The Deep', 'Onto The Land' examines the behavior of some of the most majestic mammals in the Los Santos and Blaine County ecosystem.


High Speed Stickies by salisburymistake

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.


Marathon Men by Berdu

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 Stunt Lads Show: SKY JOUST! by HatFilms

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.


Next Gen Trailer by aidanrooney95

Blurring the line between pastiche and homage, this entertaining remake of our announcement trailer for GTAV on the PS4, Xbox One and PC caught our attention with its sprinkling of chaos added to every single shot.


FRIENDS recreated in GTAV by Merfish

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.

Previously: 
Return of the BMX Ninja, A Thrust For Glory, Midnight Driver & More
Epic GTAV Tribute in Dominoes, GYMKHANA Dual-Screen Remake, and an Ode to the Pegassi Osiris

GTA Online Player-Created Jobs: Inspired by The Epsilon Program

Posted 5 days, 15 hours ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Truth seekers rejoice, the time is nigh to partake in player-created GTA Online Jobs inspired by the Epsilon Program. Don't be an antithesis, bookmark these Epsilon Program-themed Jobs on Social Club to experience them for yourself. Kifflom!

Cult of Cash by 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.

* BLOOD N' FIRE * by GerardDepardieux (PS3 & PS4)
"
Violent fights on top of Mount Chiliad. Take a drink. Enjoy the view. KIFFLOM"

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.
 

Previously:
GTA Online Player Created Playlists: Z-Games Rallycross, Killing Time at Lake Vinewood and More
GTA Online Creator Player-Made Challenges: Human Darts, Skeet Shooting, Triathlons and More
Player-Created Jobs Throwback to the days of Smuggler's Run, Manhunt and Midnight Club

Rockstar Editor Updates: Coming in September to PS4 & Xbox One with New Features

Posted 1 week, 2 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.

NEW FEATURES

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.

Previously:
Announcing the Winner of the #illgottengains Rockstar Editor Contest

GTA Online Player-Created Playlists: Z-Games Rallycross, Killing Time at Lake Vinewood and More

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


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 Tournament by 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.

To be Rich and Bored in LS by Coach_Wargo (PS3 & PS4)
"Spoiled rich kids in the Lake Vinewood neighborhood get together to kill some time."

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.

PC Master Race by ZerkaaHD (PC)
Rockstar livestream alumnus and prominent GTA Online Youtuber, ZerkaaHD (of The Sidemen) has curated this particular Playlist featuring Jobs made by xzulas, Commissioner of the GTA ELITE STUNT CREW, and alex94kumar, Commissioner of THE NFWA. From the expertly created AIR TUNNEL RACE to the topsy-turvy CALIFORNIA CAR SURFING, there is something for every skill level to enjoy. Watch The Ultimate Sidemen make their way through the entire Playlist in the above Funny Moments compilation.


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.

Previously:
GTA Online Creator Player-Made Challenges: Human Darts, Skeet Shooting, Triathlons and More
Player-Created Jobs Throwback to the days of Smuggler's Run, Manhunt and Midnight Club
Player-Created GTA Online Jobs: LSIA and Fort Zancudo Are Open for Business

Announcing the Winner of the #illgottengains Rockstar Editor Contest

Posted 2 weeks ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

After poring through entries with all sorts of creative interpretations on the directive to "show off your luxury spoils," congratulations go out to Social Club member pimpedupbadass for the winning entry, the aptly-titled "WHAT ILL-GOTTEN-GAINS IS ALL ABOUT." By earning top prize, he'll be receiving a custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and a G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse, both laser-engraved with his Social Club ID and the Rockstar Editor logo - plus a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card to the Rockstar Warehouse.

WINNER

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.

RUNNERS-UP

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.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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.

Previously:
The ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Event Weekend - Part Two
Rockstar Editor Contest Winner: Presenting the Official Music Video for "Leave" by Wavves

Fan Art: GTA Art Zine, Criminal Masterminds, Grove Street Families & More

Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

The latest bounty of fan art features a GTA art zine, a neon-laden Vice City background and some great Red Dead cosplayers. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we feature the latest and greatest creations from the community. If you've got some fantastic fan art to share, be sure to tweet it at us or drop it in the comments below.


Ocean View by AxiomDesign

AxiomDesign's Vice City-inspired desktop background offers a stylish take on Ocean Beach.


WHAT HAPPENS IN THE DARK by Not Lit House

"WHAT HAPPENS IN THE DARK is a not-for-profit art zine looking for submissions based on any or all Grand Theft Auto games." The art zine is currently being organized by GTA devotees loseranthems and beastheads and will be taking submissions up until August 26th. Be sure to head over to their Tumblr page for all the info.


Trevor by Chank

Chank typically creates sticker-style/8-bit art and here uses his talents to portray the one and only Trevor Philips.


Flower Beard Trevor by Neomineom

DeviantARTist Neomineom shows off Trevor as the consummate proto-hipster with a flower beard in this illustration.

 Caiera by UzumakiGolden

DeviantARTist UzumakiGolden presents their no-nonsense GTA Online character, calmly displaying her handgun coupled with a fierce manicure.


 

GTA Online Character by DevlinFr3w

DevlinFr3w sent us their sassy GTA Online character that was created by LabApe after commissioning the piece on reddit.


GTA! We succeeded! by lascalis

To commemorate their Heist team completing the Criminal Mastermind Challenge, lascalis drew up their GTA Online character complete with Grenade Launcher, Leather Zippers and a cash-filled Stirling GT.


G.T.A by Jan Suchánek

Jan Suchánek depicts the Grove Street Families, chibi-style, featuring Sweet, Big Smoke, CJ and Ryder.


Max Payne by eliant elias

Mexican artist eliant elias has created a brilliantly stylized piece of Max Payne 3 art featuring the titular hero staring pensively over beautiful São Paulo.

 
Bully Converse by Cameron

Cameron tweeted us these awesome custom sneakers featuring the Bullworth Academy coat of arms on one side and Jimmy on the other.

 Bonnie MacFarlane by Celem

DeviantART Photographer Celem AKA Chris Goss took this great shot of CopperChrome decked out in her best Bonnie MacFarlane cosplay.


 


Undead Nightmare by lizardman22

Lizardman22 showed up to Supanova Sydney 2015 in this killer Undead Nightmare Marston. 

 

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.

 

Previously:
GTAIII's 8-Ball Leg Tat, Trevor Cosplay and More
Lego Turismo, Fierce Femmes, Michael’s Glory Days & More
GTA Cinema, Red Dead Redemption 3D, L.S. Noire & More

Crew Noticeboard: Scarlet Rogues, Dinero Mobb and More

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* J | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

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 the Crew Noticeboard features femme fatales, Mafia hitmen and undead MCs. So if you're a player who is new to the world of Los Santos & Blaine County or a veteran looking to expand into something new you're sure to find it here or by browsing one of the previous editions of Crew Noticeboard.

 

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