[Top Story] Play the New In and Out GTA Online Adversary Mode

Posted 1 day, 9 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

In and Out, a brand new GTA Online Adversary Mode, is now available to play on PS4, Xbox One and PC. This mode sees a lean squad of heavily armed Defenders protecting 8 priceless Packages until the timer runs out. Attackers must make expeditions into enemy territory to nab the bags and then return them safely to home territory - if they die on the way then the bag remains where they fall. Since Defenders can't pick up bags, even an unsuccessful carry will help the Attackers get that little bit closer to bringing home the prize.

To celebrate the launch, for the next three days you can earn Double GTA$ & RP while experiencing the three different In and Out maps in the featured Playlist. Along with the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist, there are discounts on the Combat MG, Grenades, SMG ammo & Assault Rifle mods - all part of In and Out Week. To cap it off, this Friday May 6th we'll be hosting the official In and Out Event Live Stream featuring an all-star cast including Daym Drops, Ed Bassmaster, Boogie2988, xxEvilWafflezxx, Swiftor, LtZonda and more…


Previously:
In And Out Week (April 29 - May 5): Double GTA$ & RP Playlists, Discounts - and New Adversary Mode IN AND OUT Coming this Tuesday

Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No.9 Recap

Posted 1 day, 4 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The Red Hook Criterium 2016 Championship Series kicked off in thrilling fashion on Saturday in Brooklyn, with Texan Colin Strickland capturing his first victory in Brooklyn after taking Milan last year and 2015 Championship Series winner (and perennial favorite) Ainara Elbusto of Spain taking the women's race - her second straight win at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. 


A daytime view of turns 1 – 7 including the double hairpin before qualifying. Photo: JW Zhang

With this year’s race attracting 375 cyclists and 400 runners representing 48 countries, the afternoon’s qualifying sessions were accompanied by fans eager to enjoy the beautiful weather, food trucks and early race action. Cyclists familiarized themselves with the new course design as they attempted their fastest lap, with American Addison Zawada (State Bicycle Co.) earning men’s pole position with the fastest time at 1:25:74; and Ashley Faye (Team Cinelli Chrome) of The Netherlands taking women’s pole position at 1:37:57.


Men’s qualifying group 1. Photo: @tornanti_cc

The late afternoon brought about the men’s Last Chance Race – where qualifiers who set the 86th to 150th fastest qualifying times compete for 10 spots on the starting grid, followed by the women’s and men’s 5k races.


Last Chance Race hopefuls line up to compete for a spot on the starting grid. Photo: @tornanti _cc

The Red Hook Crit 5k continues to draw elite running talent, with blistering times posted by the winners. Congratulations to men’s top finishers Abebe Sihine Mekuria, Jack Davies and Kumsa Adugna Megersa, and Zeineba Hasso Hayato, Jennie Cohen and Allison Goldstein from the women’s field. The Strava team competition was won by the New York Athletic Club on the men’s side and North Brooklyn Runners for the women’s. Each team got their top five runners across the finish line before any other team.


Ethiopia’s Zeineba Hasso Hayato (West Side Runners) finishing at 14:45.925 followed by American Jack Davies (New York Athletic Club) at 14:52.703. Photo: @tornanti _cc


The traditional neutral lap led by repeat RHC winner Kacey Lloyd and race director David Trimble Photo: @toranti_cc

The crowds continued to grow after sunset in anticipation of the women’s criterium, featuring its largest field of athletes to date. With the race underway, perennial favorite and 2015 Championship Series winner Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC) handily claimed the first lap Breakfast Prime, setting a furious pace for the lead pack of thirty riders. 

Early attacks from Katherine Sherwin (Affinity Cycles) and Vittoria Reati (LaClassica Racing p/b SpeedGang) trimmed the lead group while Elbusto patiently sat in second position, maintaining control at the front of the pack and allowing her to take the midway Dinner Prime.


Rockstar Top Antagonist winner Kiera McVitty rounding turn 10 Photo: @tornanti _cc

British Rider Kiera McVitty continued driving the pace with several attacks, earning her the Rockstar Games Top Antagonist Award. Past winner and RHC veteran Ash Duban (Affinity Cycles), along with Kim Lucie (State Bicycle Co) and McVitty made moves to string out the field in the final laps of the race. With just over a lap to go, a crash in the final turn took out a handful of riders, with Elbusto, Duban, Reati, McVitty and Irene Usabiaga (Poloandbike) among others escaping to battle through one final lap. Elbusto took the win through a strong final sprint, with Duban finishing in second narrowly edging out Reati, Usabiaga and McVitty. 


Ainara Elbusto continues her RHC dominance Photo: @tornanti _cc

Every Red Hook Criterium is unique and Saturday was no exception. As the men’s race began, the lead moto – an essential race vehicle that rides ahead of the peloton to sweep for lapped riders and provide a visual and audible alert to riders, spectators, course marshals and medical teams of the approach of the lead pack – stalled only moments after the race start. A dramatic pileup occurred, forcing a race restart.


Addison Zawada leading the men’s race start Photo: @tornanti _cc

With the race underway, Mario Paz Duque (IRD Carerra) leapt ahead from tenth on the starting grid to first across the finish line to take his seventh the first lap Breakfast Prime. Soon after, Aldo Ilesic (Allez-Allez Specialized) took the lead – a key strategy that allowed for teammate Colin Strickland break off the front in lap five and establish a four second lead while Ilesic controlled the pursuing pack.


Paz Duque taking the lead on his way to win the Breakfast Prime @tornanti _cc

The chase group of 25 riders led by Daniel Holloway (Intelligentsia GR) were met by Ilesic’s defensive play to keep his teammate in first wheel. By the time Strickland came around on the next lap, the gap had grown to 10 seconds with the chase group stringing out behind him. By the mid-point of the race, Strickland had created a monstrous 20-second lead gap.


Lone wolf Colin Strickland from Texas pushes his massive lead on the field @tornanti _cc

Ilsec continued to thwart attempts from Alec Briggs (LaClassica Racing Team by SpeedGang), Marius Petrache (Team Cinelli Chrome), and Tristan Uhl (Aventon Team Factory). With Strickland handily winning – thanking the crowd in his final lap – 2015 Series Champion Ivan Ravaioli (Team Cinelli Chrome) outsprinted Ilsec in the final moments for second place, followed by Ilsec in third.


Strickland enjoys the fruits of his dominant performance – a new specialized bike and the Rockstar Top Antagonist Award @tornanti _cc

Congratulations are in order for all who participated in the day’s events, and we are looking forward to the next edition of the championship series in London on July 9th. For more details about the Red Hook Crit Championship Series and upcoming events, visit redhookcrit.com.

In And Out Week (April 29 - May 5): Double GTA$ & RP Playlists, Discounts - and New Adversary Mode IN AND OUT Coming this Tuesday

Posted 5 days, 12 hours ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

Brand new Adversary Mode In and Out launches this Tuesday May 3rd – an intense new take on Capture-style team gameplay, where Attackers must try to steal all 8 packages of contraband out from under the watchful eye of well-armed Defenders. 

Welcome in this new mode with a week-long Double GTA$ & RP Adversary Modes Playlist (which will feature all three In and Out maps from Tuesday through to Thursday May 5th) and special Ammu-Nation discounts.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP ADVERSARY MODE PLAYLISTS

All week long, jump into GTA Online and take advantage of a Double GTA$ & RP Adversary Mode Playlist, with rotating modes including favorites like Hunting Pack, Hasta La Vista and more. Hit the prompt button in the GTAV launch screens to dive straight in. Make sure you're following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for Playlist reminders:

  • Friday April 29th & Saturday April 30th - Adversary Mode Playlist 1
    feat. Hunting Pack, Relay & Offense Defense
  • Sunday May 1st & Monday May 2nd - Adversary Mode Playlist 2
    feat. Hasta La Vista, Every Bullet Counts & Keep the Pace
  • Tuesday May 3rd through Thursday May 5th - In and Out Playlist
    feat. all 3 maps of In and Out

AMMU-NATION SALE

Ammu-Nation is helping you get your target practice in with cut-rate savings on various guns, explosives, mods and ammo in-store. Take a ride to any location and stock up on the following reduced items:

  • Grenades - 20%
  • Sticky Bombs - 20%
  • Assault Rifle Mods - 25%
  • Combat MG - 25%
  • SMG Ammo - 50%  
     

Rockstar Editor Powered Videos: "The Hunt", "GTA vs Predator", "Siren" & More

Posted 6 days, 11 hours ago | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

Rockstar Editor cinematic epics don't come more visually thrilling than in our latest fan-created video round-up; from the exploits of rogues and spies, to an episodic Mafioso family saga and a heady journey down Mount Chiliad via a GoPro-style view. Get ready for some excellently crafted narratives and visuals that tick all the filmmaking boxes.


'Siren' by ash0191

Giving some of moviedom's most infamous criminal duos a run for their money, ash0191's Siren and BloodLust180's Wolf weave a tale of crime, passion and betrayal. With an atmospheric soundtrack backing up some truly tense and explosive moments, the titular and enigmatic Siren shows off her skills and nerves, as the duo leave havoc in their wake. The cliff-hanger ending will have you champing at the bit for a sequel. This video combines footage from Xbox One and PC, enhanced with some creative usage of Story Mode mods and other clever techniques (kudos to Ash for meticulously recreating BloodLust180's character to a T in her second character slot and making use of elsewhat's Scene Director PC mod to make both actors appear side by side in Director Mode).

Also check out: M.I.A by BloodLust180 (where Ash returns the favor, playing a supporting role in BloodLust's taut short action film)


GTA vs Predator! (Rockstar Editor Cinematic) by Duggy

Duggy's cinematic epics continue to impress as Michael, Trevor and Franklin encounter an other-worldy force on a hunting trip. Using jdw7440's Predator mod and nnuu's Green Screen mod as a base, Duggy creates one of the most intense mashups seen to date.


'The Hunt' by OriFilmsGTA

Taking over 3 weeks to create, OriFilmsGTA's short film is a chilling thriller that is well worth the watch for those seeking "tension, anxiety and a little fear". What begins as an innocent hunting trip on a sunny day for the film's protagonist descends into a menacing, frightening nightmare, when he accidentally witnesses a murder. Soon, the tables are turned and the hunter becomes the hunted. The twist at the end, with nature lending a helping hand, is a profound touch.  


Mercoledi (Wednesday) by Wrinkly Blink Games

The family drama heightens in Wrinkly Blink Games' latest episode of a 7-part series and loving homage to classic Mafioso-themed films. Making use of the Albany Roosevelt, Be My Valentine's outfits, oh-so-familiar musical strings and a sepia lighting filter, the life of a "made man" gets a proper nostalgic treatment. Mercoledi is the 3rd episode in the installment so far, but be sure to catch up with previous chapters Lunedi (Monday) and Martedi (Tuesday) before the next episode.


GoPro Be A Hero by EK2

Going on a different tone and track is EK2's visually impressive short - seen from a 'GoPro' style view - of some "extreme downhill biking on Mount Chiliad". The upbeat soundtrack mixes perfectly with the stunning scenery around Mount Chiliad during sunrise, not to mention some seriously head-spinning views and cool bike tricks to boot. 

BONUS VIDEO:


Grand Theft Auto Theme Cover (Joyride by Da Shootaz) by SquidPhysics

While this is obviously not a Rockstar Editor powered video, it's another amazing live-action clip from the talented SquidPhysics that we just had to share. Covering Da Shootaz' Joyride - the theme song from the very first Grand Theft Auto back in 1997 - SquidPhysics hits all the right notes, even pitch-shifting his voice to rap the verses. You can check out an ever-growing playlist of The One Man Orchestra's GTA Soundtrack covers here.
 

If you've been creating some serious Rockstar Editor visuals and would like to share it with the community, drop a link in the comments below or email us directly to give it a watch at mouthoff@rockstargames.com.
 

Previously
Cosmic Soliloquies, Squid Physics Cover, Bounty Hunter Action Sequence & More
Action Drama in Vinewood, Legendary Warrener Restoration, Music Videos & More

Rockstar Games Presents the Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No.9

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

We are looking forward to kicking off the 2016 season of world-class racing with the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No.9, this Saturday at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

375 cyclists and 350 runners hailing from 48 countries are descending on Red Hook to participate in the annual 5k running race and feature bike races. We’re excited to see the familiar faces of elite veterans, as well as imposing newcomers, registered in the men’s and women’s start lists.  

There are also exciting new changes to the racing format; this year’s start line introduces the “YVO Grid”, an arrow-shaped starting grid where the fastest qualifier takes lone wolf pole position as the tip of the spear, while the remaining 94 racers are spread no more than 5 riders per row. The circuit itself has been shortened to 1.13km per lap, giving spectators an improved field of view, with a new double hairpin added in turns 2 and 3. 

We’re also proud to bring back the Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist for both the men’s and women’s races, rewarding the athlete who without consideration for their final position most affects the outcome of the race through a combination of tactics, aggressiveness and strength. 

For an in-depth look at the race details, athletes and more, check out the Official Strava Race Guide and for all things Red Hook Crit, visit redhookcrit.com or check them out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


Previously:
The 2016 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series

High Life Week: Two New Inch By Inch Maps Plus Double GTA$ Playlists & Discounts (April 22 - 28)

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

EARN DOUBLE GTA$ & RP PLAYING TWO NEW INCH BY INCH MAPS

The relentless intensity of Inch By Inch climbs another two notches today, with brand new maps available to play right now in GTA Online. You’ll be fighting tooth and nail amongst the muck and hay bales at the Grapeseed Cow Farm in Inch By Inch III, or setting up security checkpoints for low-flying bag carriers entering your end zone’s airspace at LSIA in Inch By Inch IV. Both of the new maps feature in the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist available to launch directly from GTAV boot screens all weekend until midnight on Sunday April 24th.

The Double GTA$ & RP Inch By Inch Playlist is just one of many bonuses and discounts live in GTA Online from today through to Thursday April 28th as part of High Life Week in GTA Online. All week long, take advantage of Double RP Bonuses and substantial discounts for Properties, Yachts, clothing, Weapons and more.

20% OFF ALL YACHTS & 25% OFF YACHT CUSTOMIZATION

Get your ship together this week with huge discounts from Docktease on Yachts and Yacht customization options. This is your week to save big, whether you wish to expand your fleet with the mighty Aquarius, or purchase the more modest Orion and finally join the upper crust of Los Santos high society cruising the glittering seas around Southern San Andreas. The luxury of these towering status symbols feels just as good as they look, and opens up opportunities to play the Piracy Prevention VIP Work, or simply take in the ocean blue from the hot tub.

25% OFF STILT HOUSES & PENTHOUSES

It’s a buyer's market this week for the Los Santos real estate industry, with the most exclusive cribs available at 25% off for a limited time only. All Stilt Houses and Penthouses released with Executives & Other Criminals are discounted, as well as every single Garage property in Los Santos County and Blaine County. Whether you’re looking for a little pied-à-terre in the city, or a home away from home in the Rockford Hills, you deserve to rest your head in luxury.

50% OFF SELECT CLOTHING

Freshen up those threads and find some accessories befitting the life of a Portola Drive high-roller with 50% off select clothing in GTA Online. This includes all of the beautifully made Suits, Jackets, Pants and Shoes from the High Life Update and a range of accessories like chains and cuffs; in fact everything you need to dress for success. Head on over to Ponsonbys, Binco or Suburban, and let the world know you mean business.

50% OFF THE BULLPUP RIFLE

Whether you’ve splashed cash on a new property, outfit or sea-faring vessel, such finery is sure to attract greedy and jealous eyes who may look to get their piece of the pie. Protect yourself (and your fabulously dressed loved ones) with 50% off the Bullpup Rifle from your friends at Ammu-Nation. This shooter from The High Life Update is light as a feather but still packs a punch, distributing lead at a feverish pace - pick one up this week at an excellent price.

DOUBLE RP OPPORTUNITIES ALL WEEK

In addition to the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist available today through Sunday, you'll also be able to play a rotating Double RP Playlist later in the week. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for reminders of the full schedule, as listed below:

  • Friday April 22nd through Sunday April 24h - Inch By Inch
  • Monday April 25th through Tuesday April 26th - Races
  • Wednesday April 27th through Thursday April 28th - Team Deathmatches

Not only that, but you can also earn Double RP playing any of the VIP Work or VIP Challenges with your organization, as well as the slew of Contact Missions that were released as part of the High Life Update.

Previously:
Sabre Week (April 15 - 21): Property Discount, RP Bonuses AND The New Declasse Sabre Turbo Custom Available Tuesday

Crew Cut: Custom Classics Car Meets, Arthouse Collectives & More

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

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, tell us all about it at mouthoff@rockstargames.com  – you might see your Crew featured in an upcoming edition of the Crew Cut.

This week, check out Crews who have been actively hosting Car Meets to show off their latest customized Lowriders, a spotlight on prominent arthouse collective Crews, a currently active grassroots tournament and more.


NEW CREW MANAGEMENT FEATURES

First off, we’d like to let all you Crew Leaders, Commissioners and Muscle alike know that there are some new oft-requested updates to the Crew Management page on Social Club, adding the ability to filter Friends and Crew Hierarchies by Online Service (e.g. PSN, XBL or Facebook), and search by Gamertag / PSN ID within them.

We've also made it easier for you to see other Crew Members’ Gamertags / PSN IDs and Active Crews when managing the Crew Hierarchy. It's now much simpler to promote or demote Crew Members, review pending Join Requests and scan for applicants playing on a particular platform. If there are any further improvements you'd like to see made to Crew Management or any other aspect of GTA Online, be sure to hit us up at gtaonline@rockstargames.com with your suggestions.


CAR MEETS GET SLAMMED

GKstance98 and his PS4-based Crew, Stance Lovers Only, rallied together to show the Slamvan some serious love at a recent car meet. Be sure to keep an eye on Power GK's YouTube channel for upcoming live streams of Stance Lovers Only's car meets.

GANGSTANCE crew meet.#Snapmatic #GTAOnline #RockstarGames #GTAV #Editor #GANGSTANCE #GTAV @RockstarGames pic.twitter.com/RHitmpHvFY

RL.Angel and the G A N G S T A N C E Crew held one of their recent car meets on a hazy day out at Vespucci Beach; see a glimpse above cozying up close to the interior dash and hydraulics of the Vapid Slamvan via the Rockstar Editor.

Then there's AZcrAZydog from the Xbox One chapter of the reddit-based GTAAdventures Crew, who injected some aerial stunting and a raucous demolition derby into their Lowriders Meet before scaling Mount Chiliad in their Willard Faction Custom Donks.

Never ones to shy from their ongoing obsession with dropped vehicles, TheLowlyGentlemen Crew recently went all out to celebrate the new Custom Classic Vapid Slamvan at an official car meet. Pimping out their rides with every imaginable livery and color variation, and driving models that appear both antique and fully refurbished, TheLowlyGentlemen stay true to their name in this stylish video.

If you and your Crew have some awesome Lowriders Custom Classics car meet footage or Snaps, share ‘em in comments below.


ARTHOUSE CREWS

Beyond some of the pre-eminent and long-standing Snapmatic Crews such as Snapography and GTAPhotographers, we wanted to shine a light on some other Crews that have been pushing the creative boundaries of the medium from pure photography into something best described as "Snapmatic Art." Using Snapmatics as a source asset, these Crews take Snapmatics to the next level by applying creative photo editing, experimenting and innovating with in-game Meme Text, creating original images with bullets and even applying their own coloring techniques and illustration skills to existing photos.

Presenting two particularly prolific arthouse collective Crews whose members inspire and innovate day in and day out:


The Magnificent Team

Referring to themselves as an "exclusive Snapmatic movement," The Magnificent Team have attracted the likes of prestigious Snapographers Basimatic, Sariska and FirewoodDog,meme art manipulator xX19scorpius83Xx and bullet art maestro aizakkusan to their ranks. With a booming community on Twitter and Instagram, a special congratulations goes out to TMGT (and their fearless leader empiretimes aka Snaplord_TMT) as they recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. Here’s just a scant bit of some of the talent among their 100+ member roster.


 

xX19scorpius83Xx makes clever use of filters and layering techniques to create stunning scenes and an amusing hand-drawn self-portrait in the Meme Text editor. 

 
 

An unconventional marksman, aizakkusan's amazing work with bullets involves carving out everything from familiar faces to pop icons, and even a spot on recreation of their affiliate Crew Visual Moods Central's emblem. 

TMGT member Basimatic is an accomplished Snapmatic photographer, Rockstar Editor and much more – here, she camped out and photographed the same vista across several times of day and night to display a stunning color palette along the LS skyline. You’re going to want to follow her on Twitter to keep up with the amazing things she shares every day.


CREATIVE R6 INC

Another artistic collective impressing on a daily basis is mitar0su's CREATIVE R6 INC, housing incredible talents such as ryophotolicWolf_Gang776, and ARIBABABAN. From 3D GIFs to stylized, cel-shaded style Snapmatics, RSIX's Crew Members are constantly looking to push the envelope.

 

You can find more eye-catching work like this on ryophotolic's official Twitter account, and additional artwork and snaps at #creativeR6inc.

Yu-nosuke aka TeamGoliath_RP applied some eye-catching filters on this shot showing off the new Compact Rifle that makes for the look of a fully sketched color pencil drawing.

Gorgeous and creative car photography is also a specialty; enjoy this stunning play on the color spectrum in this piece by R6 member mitar0su


REBL ONE YEAR CREW ANNIVERSARY

Another prominent Crew celebrating their one-year is REBL PC. These guys have consistently impressed with fun presentations like their REBL - GTA Yacht Parties and REBL - The Lowriders. In this Crew video, the REBLs have an absolute free-for-all blast, engaging in a massive Karin Rebel demolition derby and shooting fireworks from the top of the Rebel Radio station to celebrate their first anniversary in true REBL style.


CREW TOURNAMENT UNDERWAY: DETESTED FOUR BRACKET

CHEEkSx0x0 of the battle Crew Detested reached out recently to let us know they are hosting a Free Aim (PS4) tournament, and have been working exhaustively to put together elite Crews for the first round such as ineffable arts, CAP PILLAS, Cureless Aim and the Temple Drive Ballas. Tournament rounds will be routinely streamed on the BAETRED | RED7 YouTube channel, along with highlights of best moments. Upcoming Crew brackets are posted in the video description here. Contact PreciousYvette @ kik or yv.xo Baetred @ kik .babez for further details.

Round 1 Results: In the first round, 7DeadlyGlobalHiTaz took a narrow, one-kill lead against The Classic Crew, but DOPE turned it around considerably in the second round to take the match win. Cureless Aim soundly trounced The Damned Brotherhood in the initial round, but faced a disqualification for breaking agreed-upon tournament rules. Finally, the Temple Drive Ballas squared off against Baggy Nation, squashing and shutting down their opponents in both rounds for an uncontestable win. 

 

Previously:
A Look Back At 2015's Top Performers
Crews Living the Low Life, a Real Life Skydiving Crew & More
Top Daily Objective Crews & The Off-Road All Stars

Declasse Sabre Turbo Now Available to Customize at Benny's

Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Pick up the Declasse Sabre Turbo now from the Benny's Original Motor Works website in GTA Online, and give this vintage muscle car a Custom Upgrade with a host of exclusive mods, including V8 engine blocks, interiors, liveries and more. Then take it for a spin and partake in Double RP Racing Playlists running through this Thursday as part of the celebratory Sabre Week.

Check out a few shining examples of the Sabre Turbo Custom in all its glory, compliments of the GTA Online community:

 

Previously:
Sabre Week (April 15 - 21): Property Discounts, RP Bonuses & More

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