Get ready for a mighty weekend of multiplayer action coming up including Triple XP activated all weekend (Friday through Monday) for Red Dead and Max Payne 3 as well as an epic Social Club community live-streaming play session happening this Saturday May 25th when you'll be able to face your friends – and us – in your favorite Rockstar titles. Feel like taking speed runs in Midnight Club: Los Angeles' Ordered Race? Check. Want to light up someone in a rival Crew? We'll be in full attack mode with Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption. We're also featuring Table Tennis, Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City, all from 12-6pm EDT / 4-10pm GMT.
If you were feeling the expansive format of our previous multiplayer Saturday, we'll be at it again but to up the ante we're playing in all six games during all six hours. We're also featuring one solid video stream all afternoon so you can follow the action without fumbling between two channels. We'll also have some exclusive limited edition Grand Theft Auto IV Prize Packs to give away.
Three Grand Prize winners will receive a full size GTAIV dart board, pool cue with case and chalk, Swingers foam finger, Tw@ Internet C@fe mouse pad, a Statue of Happiness figurine, a pin set, license plate, coasters and stickers. If you don't win a Grand Prize, entering still puts you in for the second random drawing for one of twenty runner-up prize packs, each containing a Rockstar t-shirt, GTAIV coasters, a Tw@ Internet C@fe mouse pad and stickers. Enter on Social Club on Saturday May 25th, and good luck to all.
Again, we'll be playing all six games during all six hours. The schedule below only reflects what you'll be able to watch on the video stream that'll appear on our Social Club and Twitch pages during the afternoon.
GTAIV, 12-1pm EDT / 4-5pm GMT (Streaming on PS3)
EFLC, 1-2pm EDT / 5-6pm GMT (Streaming on Xbox)
Max Payne 3, 2-3pm EDT / 6-7pm GMT (Streaming on PS3)
Table Tennis, 3-4pm EDT / 7-8pm GMT (Streaming on Xbox 360)
Red Dead Redemption, 4-5pm EDT / 8-9pm GMT (Streaming on PS3)
Midnight Club Los Angeles, 5-6pm EDT / 9-10pm GMT (Streaming on Xbox 360)
Gamertags and IDs to look out for during the afternoon:
We haven't detailed the features of Grand Theft Auto V's online mode as yet (stay tuned for first info soon), but there's already a whole slew of Crews rallying, preparing and raring to go - with some creating some pretty impressive emblems along the way inspired by the artwork and information we've revealed about the game thus far. In today's edition of the Crew Cut, we take a look at early field of GTAV Crews out there preparing for West Coast domination later this year.
Established nearly a year ago when we first rolled out the Crews system, The GTA V FIVE Crew (GTAV) are one of the longest-running and also the highest-achieving with the most wins we've seen out the V Crews carrying 327 total and a win percentage of 60% throughout all their bouts playing Max Payne 3. needyday31468 is the star of this PS3 Crew with 3,955,250 XP, livelyweek95346 is in second with 3,893,778 and lumpy80011 has 2,475,585 XP. Over the last month, they've had a tight Feud with The YRA Crew (featured in our last edition), winning three Feuds a-piece while just edging them out with 38 kills to 37. Just a one digit differential, but enough to tip the scales in GTA V FIVE Crew's favor.
Though they've been quiet since February perhaps waiting in ambush for what's to come, the Sons of GTA Crew (GTAV) have a winning legacy, earning a record of 98-90. Under the leadership of stumpy4770, these guys were busy across all three consoles but with just over 16.3 million XP had the most luck on PS3. In fact, last month they created the PS3-only Crew Sons of GTA crew2 (GTAV), with an emblem that takes its inspiration from Trevor’s all-terrain rampages (seen below far right).
Beyond these O.G. GTA Crews, we've seen a flurry of new jacks appearing on the scene of late, staking their claim amongst the V themed Crews and marking their territory with Emblems of varying awesomeness. We've noticed not one but two Crews so far dedicated to the teachings of KIFFLOM - the Epsilon Program Crew (EPSI) whose members are proud to say that they "all come from the same tree" (FACT) and The Epsilon Cult Crew rocking FACT on their tag - we think Cris Formage would be proud. The Los Santos Free Roam Crew (LSFR) founded by iLewisGTA are ready to bounce, rocking greennawesome's custom designed emblem that riffs on not only the classic LS but also on the Rockstar logo. In recent weeks, they've grown to over 160 members - getting strong, now.
A few examples of V-inspired emblems: greennawesome's art for LSFR, Ivanwebstudio's work for OCPC and stumpy4770's Trevor emblem
for the Sons of GTA crew2.
IVAN THE OPPOSITE OF TERRIBLE
Speaking of the handiwork of ivanwebstudio - as we took a closer look at this gentleman's body of work, we felt it meritous of a proper Crew Cut shout. This guy's really taking it to the next level as you can see here. Ivan’s excellent recreation of the Cash and Carry: By Sea artwork seen above middle for the legendary Consumer Products Crew has led them to abandon their usual Robocop motif (save for the OCP logo itself of course) in favor of some straight up GTAV action. The humor, unique style and attention to detail seen in each of his pieces places him firmly in the pantheon of true Social Club Emblem artistes, alongside the likes of ErnestoRock2, Bizerker21, SovietAgent, Noru112, YourTaxesAtWork, and odd_one, to name a few. Ivanwebstudio has created his own Made In The City Crew (MITC) Crew which also serves to showcase his best emblems, much like YourTaxesAtWork’s Emblem Addicts Crew (MBLM). We don't expect MITC to be all style no substance though given their fair warning status: “Crew starts to exist in the first weeks of Grand Theft Auto V release!” and early indications from their brief battle history (2-0; 20:6 KDR). We’ve exhibited a few of Ivan & MITC's best emblems below (decorative framing our own), but feel free to have a visit their gallery to browse and critique more pieces.
Beyond building an impressive MITC portfolio, ivan's also been a gun-for-hire lending his talents to some of the most prolific Social Club Crews out there including The Beer Barons, Fear The Wrath, Razamanaz and the politically-minded (and yet all business with a 88% Feud Win PCT) Russia Without Putin.
After our last Cut featured Crews that were successfully Feuding against the same handful of rival squads in March, we had a couple of others contact us, boasting of their own prowess that rightly deserves some shine. The Ange de la Mort Crew (XADM) has an astounding 3,055 wins and 90% win percentage overall. Over the last month they've been dominating the general pimpin Crew (PIMP)and the Smurfies Stooges Crew (SMRF). They've been particularly solid against that first Crew, getting 52 wins to their paltry 2 and banging out 520 total kills to their 184. Even more impressive, they've almost completely shut out the usually fearsome xVx-TheAgency-xVx (AGNT) 18-1. Not bad.
The Ineffable Arts (RED7) Crew also contacted us and, while their total tally of war stories (743-143) is a little lower, they do have a similarly impressive 90% win percentage. Most important, they've been dominant in every one of their top three Crew Feuds over the last month. Against the CAP PILLAS Crew (BANG), they've won 36 out of 41 matchups and have 345 kills compared to 223. In their month of Feuds with the PS3THC Crew (THC1), they have a nearly perfect winning percentage of 98% and a not-too-shabby 82% against the GOLD LIONS Crew (LION).
WE WANT YOU...
...to take it to the stage, sucka. Got a rivalry brewing with another Crew? We see plenty of it here in Crew Cut comments - why not put up or shut up? Or maybe you're an aspiring squad just trying to get a rep and have your sights on a top class Crew like Clubber Lang eyeing up the champ. Either or, what better way to find out who has the better chops than doing so in a live stream via the official Rockstar Twitch page. While we are no longer accepting Crew vs, Rockstar challenges and are now hosting Crew vs Crew grudge matches, each Crew will get one of our skilled R* players on their side for the duration of the stream in order to facilitate the live stream and to keep things fair. We're already finalizing some battle details with a couple Crews out there - including the mighty FAHQ is ready to take their ever-flaring Feud with AGNT to the ol' free-per-view broadcast - we're just waiting to hear back from the latter (that's a nudge in your direction, Agency). GeNeSis x (IPRO) has also let us know that they want to throw the gauntlet to the Murders Death Kill Crew (MMDK) so, MMDK, you've been challenged. Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll let you settle things on the battlefield.
Finally, Gold Aces Crew (ACES)leader Zorpio submitted this clip of Crew members getting together in Hoboken to absolutely mangle a bunch of randoms - hard to think of a better endorsement for teamwork. Zorpio, we couldn't help but notice your squad has been Feuding as of late with our old friends the MURDA SQUAD GANG Crew (MSK1) - if you want to take that beef to a larger stage, give us a shout.
As we approach the one year anniversary of Max Payne 3's release, the competitive landscape of multiplayer continues to be a breeding ground for battles between Social Club Crews. In addition to scheduled matches, one of the ways rival factions can settle their differences is via Feuds, which are automatically triggered during skirmishes and give bonus XP to the first Crew to notch kills on their opponents.
Our latest edition of the Crew Cut pays tribute to those Crews who’ve not only Feuded plenty as of late, but have also been beefing consistently with some of the same squads. To evaluate these kings of conflict, we looked for the Crews that Feuded the most but also had the best win percentages.
Going by total Feuds in March, the beefiest of the beefers on Xbox LIVE were theConsumer Products (OCPC) Crew. Out of 2,559 total Feuds OCPC has 1,412 wins (55%). Over the last month, they’ve Feuded the most with theEu Soul Brasil e VC (ESBV) Crew. Going all the way back to August, OCPC just can't seem to dominate ESBV though, racking up 135 wins against 217 losses. Their rivalry withKILLER SMOKING ACES (XKSA), which also dates back to last August, is going better with 191 total wins and 78 losses. Speaking of Eau Sou Brasil e VC, this squad ranks second with 2,001 total Feuds, winning 1,238 of them (62%). In addition to their tussles with Consumer Products, ESBV have also been Feuding a lot with theOneEightSeven (X187) Crew, trailing 79-105 over the month of March. In third last month was the LXG Crew (LXGC), winning 840 out 1,773 total Feuds (47%).
While not as voluminous as the aforementioned trio, credit must be given to the Fear The Wrath (FAHQ) Crew – who had an astonishing 94%, and The-Agency-xVx (AGNT) Crew – who came in at 63%. What they lacked in overall volume (FAHQ Feuded just 612 times) they more than made up for in the epicness of their ugly, ugly beef against each other. Over the last month, FAHQ have dominated AGNT 90-14 but their rivalry goes waaay back, as evidenced in this compilation video from February. We love the intensity and passion guys, but your cardiologists might recommend you dial it back just a tad.
On top of the PC Leaderboards for March is The Beer Barons (BEER) Crew - who we had the pleasure of battling back in January - winning 68% of their 1,288 Feuds. They claim to not be a serious Crew and yet their 881 wins tell a different story. One of their biggest rivalries over the last month has been the second placepeacekeepers (PEER) Crew(53%), besting them 239-129. With their 909 total Feuds,The Illuminatti Crew - who got the best of us in the match highlighted below - came in third.
Have you and your Crew been racking up the Feuds with a particular opponent as of late and want to settle it once and for all on the Rockstar Games TwitchTV Stream? If so, have Crew leaders from both sides get in touch with us so that we can set a time to play. To facilitate the live stream and make things fair we'll also add a single Rockstar Dev to each team and stream the match live attwitch.tv/rockstargames.Hit us up email@example.com get things going - and stay tuned for info about those matches both here at the Crew Cut and by following us onTwitter and Facebook.
The battle started off a tight one as we faced off with some Gang Wars in Nova Esperança. Bremmer72 got things going for Tennents Special by blasting MaxPayneDev2 with the M10. With two minutes left in the first chapter and Tennents Special up 12-10, their guys stepped it up with likes of TanMan1977 abusing MaxPayneDev9 and finally, RenoX47 blasting MaxPayneDev2 with the 608 Bull. It was close but Tennents Special eked out the 25-24 Chapter One win. After that, our Devs seemed to wake up and not only won every remaining chapter but then roasted them 85-58 in a Team Deathmatch to win Round Two. Round Three’s Gang Wars in the Hoboken Alleys had some good back and forth, particularly with some great work from TanMan1977 – he stuffed a few of our Devs with bullets from his IA2 like they were haggis. Still, with a particularly strong showing from Dev2, we were able to pull ahead and win the day 3-0.
In the January 29th faceoff with the Team 4Sace Crew things didn’t go quite as smoothly for our group. Once again starting out with some Gang Wars in Nova, vX Demize Xv (XBL ID) immediately gave Dev2 a taste of defeat by owning them 6-1 with their PT92. With Rezurrectionz surviving the most vendettas and having the highest kill streak and xinsaneiakx having the most kills, Team4Sace whipped us 5-0. In a round of Gang Wars at the São Paulo Bus Depot, Rezurrectionz picked right back up where they left off with a 3-0 onslaught on Dev2. Despite MaxPayneDev3 and MaxPayneDev1 stepping up their games considerably, Team4Sace still wound up with a 3-0 shutout. Props also are in order to SHADOWISKANE, who had a particularly strong outing, and all the members of Team 4Sace.
We tried to pick up the pieces on February 1st when we faced off with The Illuminatti Crew. Despite a quick double team on -Romulus- by Devs 1 and 4 at the start of Gang Wars, we were no match for their New World Order and lost 50-28. A Round Two Team Deathmatch over at the Bus Depot went even worse – swallick, _Vagg_ and -Romulus- dispatched Dev1 to hell and back a total of 16 times and they just brutalized us 165-111. In Round Three’s Gang Wars at Tietê River Docks, we just were still outmatched by the killer trio of _Vagg_, -Romulus- and Docteur.Stup – but we did manage to win one round before ultimately losing once again 0-3. Was it all a conspiracy? We’ll never know.
Our Devs started February 2nd’s matchup with The YRA Crew back in Hoboken for some Gang Wars action. Just seconds in, toNy--StArK92 snuck up on Dev1 like a ghost, obliterating them with the sawn off. Throughout the round poor Dev1 got it again and again from the likes of Richocat, yabadaduuuu and Leader BobbyGonda. Eventually, they started teaming up with Dev14 and turned it around, giving us the win in the initial round. Thanks to KingKoshan’s plethora of grenade attacks and handy work by Richocat, their Crew took Round Two's Team Deathmatch 123-94. All tied up at one, Round Three’s make or break Gang Wars contest featured a little more back and forth, but outstanding games by KingKoshan and punkrokmik were just too much for us to handle and the YRA Crew took the overall match 2-1.
Over the last couple of months we've also seen some great videos from the Social Club Crew community. First up, we have this Team Deathmatch featuring Red-Electronica nd Mister Norway of the previously mentioned Consumer Products Crew. Spend over 11 minutes with these Crew mates on the Canal de Panamá as they display their natural chemistry, taking on members of the Golden Scorpions and FireRep Crews.
Update: This event has now concluded. Thanks to everyone who joined us.
For all those who've been asking about the next chance to throw down online with Rockstar, clear your schedule for this Saturday afternoon April 13th as we'll have six hours of non-stop Rockstar Games multiplayer action. Prepare for a blockbuster event beginning at noon EDT / 5pm BST playing ALL of our multiplayer titles from the past few years including Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City and by fan request even a dose of Table Tennis and Midnight Club Los Angeles, so brush up on your ace top spin moves and polish up those customized hot rods. Plus we'll have Triple XP ticked on all weekend long in both Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption.
In Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, you'll also notice updated selectable playlists as well as the permanent and free unlocking of two new multiplayer modes: Last Man Standing and Team Last Man Standing (available after the event in the playlist Last Stand). Some of you may remember getting a sneak peek at the modes many weeks ago during another multiplayer event, and now they're here to stay. Can you outlast the comp? Prove it starting this Saturday.
And what would a Social Club multiplayer extravaganza be without some rare and exclusive prizes? Three lucky sweeps winners will be randomly selected out of all the entries submitted all weekend long, and each will receive a package with the following gear...
Winners will receive a rare Midnight Club remote control car and seat belt cover, a GTAIV pool cue set and collectible Statue of Happiness, Red Dead playing cards and dice, a Max Payne 3 Bullet Pen and Flask, plus assorted stickers.
Midnight Club Los Angeles and Table Tennis, 1-2pm / 6-7pm
Red Dead Redemption, 2-4pm / 7-9pm
Grand Theft Auto IV, 3-5pm / 8-10pm
Episodes from Liberty City, 4-6pm / 9-11pm
Gamertags and IDs:
PlayRockstar (PS3 & Xbox 360)
PlayRockstar1 (PS3 Only)
PlayRockstar2 (Xbox 360 Only)
PlayRockstarPC (PC Only)
We always attempt to get everyone in for a few games, but please be patient and have fun playing with and against your friends while we're working our way toward your name. Let us know if you end up uploading any GTAIV event videos to Social Club TV, or if you're broadcasting your own game stream live online over the weekend, and we might include it in a future recap.
Update: Triple XP was live for both Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption all weekend. Hope you guys enjoyed it. Thanks to everyone that joined in on the multiplayer events, including the group in the chat and watching the streams on Social Club, the other crowd on Twitch and all the players in-game.
Both events include our customary double live stream and Rockstar-hosted live chat over at the Social Club Multiplayer Events page, as well as a sweepstakes where one lucky winner per event will win a pair of custom controllers, or in the case of Max Payne 3 they'll have the option of emblazoning a Crew Emblem and Gamertag/ID on the prize controllers or PC mouse. We're also including the Rockstar Machine tee, Max Payne 3 Logo Tee and stickers.
There will also be Triple XP for both games active throughout the events and right through until the end of the weekend.
Enter multiplayer and select the Social Club Multiplayer Event playlist. We'll play a mix of Soft Lock and Free Aim so look for the names listed above.
HOW TO FIND US IN RED DEAD
When the first event starts up Thursday, enter Normal difficulty multiplayer. This places you into a public Free Roam lobby. You should be able to run into a Rockstar player this way, but if you want you can send a friend request to one of the above IDs. Their lists might be full as most services only allow a max of 100 friend requests. We recommend partying up and playing with other Social Club members until the point when you're able to join us.
If you want more time to play our games with us, your best bet is to follow us at our official Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Steam pages so you can get the word when we're going online for some impromptu multiplayer...
Fight endless waves of enemies as Max and Passos - using teamwork and skill to earn Grit and open up new areas of the map as well as weapons, weapon attachments, painkillers and ammo. See how long you can fend off the bloodthirsty onslaught and rack up big points.
Run & Stun Mode
This all-new competitive multiplayer mode casts one random player in the role of the diabolical Saci, Captain Baseball Bat Boy's nemesis - using superior strength, unlimited stamina, and a deadly combination of the new Stun Gun and a weighty melee attack to try and turn all the other players to his side.
Marked Man Mode
This vendetta-fueled take on Max Payne 3's Deathmatch mode awards extra points for successfully exacting revenge on adversaries as well as surviving Vendettas placed on you by other players.
Time Attack Mode
Rack up the kills before time runs out in the new Time Attack Deathmatch mode, where taking out multiple targets within a short period of time will earn you considerable bonus points.
The Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack also includes the new single-player Challenge Arcade Mode - keeping you on your toes and putting your skills to the test across each level of the game’s story with impromptu challenges like registering headshots, dispatching enemies with explosive kills or any number of direct objectives.
We've also added the above original illustration of Max and Passos' Hoboken standoff to our collection of official Max Payne 3 artwork at the Rockstar Downloads page in all the customary sizes and formats.
The Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack is now available everywhere on Xbox LIVE and PC, as well as PSN in North America (it will also be available to PS3 players in Europe on January 30th).
The latest automatic title update is now available to download for Max Payne 3 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It paves the way for today's Deathmatch Made in Heaven DLC release with support for that pack (read all about the new modes and more here) and also introduces the following fixes and improvements:
Slightly increased the rate of fire and the accuracy of the IMG 5.56 and fixed an issue where it would occasionally jam between bursts
Fixed a reloading issue with the M24
Fixed an issue where the auto 9mm would sometimes change fire mode when toggling the laser sight on/off
Fixed an issue where the scope and laser attachments for the IA2 AR rifle would occasionally not work
Fixed an issue where the grenade indicators would sometimes not display correctly
Improved fix for instance of players occasionally getting stuck in cover during the single player campaign
Fixed an issue where players could occasionally have trouble aiming using Southpaw controls in the single player campaign
Fixed an issue where certain users received an error message when selecting Social Club from the Main Menu
Fixed an issue with signing up to Social Club in-game for Japanese users
If you have any problems downloading this title update or are experiencing any other technical issues you need help with, please contact our tech support team through any of the following means:
In additional to Dead Men Walking, which puts you and a friend up against an endless onslaught of adversaries, there also the new Run & Stun mode featuring Captain Baseball Bat Boy's mischievous nemesis Saci, Marked Man which adds vendetta fueled multipliers to traditional Deathmatch and a new Time Attack mode which awards bonus points for successful kill streaks in a competitive free-for-all.
Check out the feature below for a preview of all four new modes, complete with screens from each one, and look for details on the new weapons and Items included in the pack later today.
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