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Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City Now Playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility

The intersecting sagas of Niko Bellic, Johnny Klebitz and Luis Lopez in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City are now all playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. All versions of the game, including Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, are compatible on Xbox One. Digital game owners have instant access on Xbox One, so they can download Grand Theft Auto IV directly from the “Ready to Install” section of their Xbox One and play at will. Physical game owners can just insert the Xbox 360 game disc into their Xbox One and download the game. Your original game saves will also transfer if you have saved your game to the Cloud Saved Games feature on Xbox 360.  Anyone who doesn't already have Grand Theft Auto IV can get it from the Xbox Store on Xbox One, along with The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. To celebrate, we’re hosting a special giveaway of rare original GTAIV collectibles and gear. One lucky Social Club member will win a GTAIV commemorative prize pack pictured below, including the GTAIV Dartboard, Pool Cue, Statue of Happiness, License Plate, TW@ Mousepad, and a collection of GTAIV Tees. 10 Runners-Up will receive a GTAIV License Plate and TW@ Mousepad. Enter now at Social Club. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Entry period ends Monday February 20th 2017. Previously:Bully: Scholarship Edition Now Playable on Xbox One with Backward CompatibilityRed Dead Redemption Now Playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility  

Bully: Scholarship Edition Now Playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility

The Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition, the story of Jimmy Hopkins and his quest to work his way up the social ladder at Bullworth Academy, is now backward compatible on Xbox One. Digital game owners now get instant access to the game on Xbox One, so they can download it from the “Ready to Install” section of their Xbox One and play it at will. Physical game owners can just insert the Xbox 360 game disc into their Xbox One and download the game. Your original Bully: Scholarship Edition game saves will also transfer if you have saved your game to the Cloud Saved Games feature on Xbox 360. If you don't already have it, the game is available to purchase directly from the Games Store on Xbox One. Previously:Bully: Anniversary Edition Now Available for iOS and AndroidRed Dead Redemption Now Playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility

GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part One Now Available

You've done the crime - and reaped stacks upon stacks of dirty cash much to the chagrin of San Andreas' reeling financial institutions. So, what to do with your newfound wealth? Sensible low-risk investments and a quiet retirement? Live out the rest of your years comfortably but inconspicuously with an understated and respectable lifestyle? ...We didn't think so. To the victor go the spoils - and for those whose Online Heists profits are burning a raging hole in their pockets, get ready to properly ball out and become the envy of all your Snapmatic followers by flaunting your hard-earned gull-wing doored supercars, ostentatious designer vehicle wraps, solid gold aircraft and so much more. The Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part One for Grand Theft Auto Online is available today across all five platforms. In addition to four new high-end automobiles (the Pegassi Osiris, Albany Virgo, Benefactor Stirling GT and Enus Windsor), you can also rule the skies in a pair of new extravagant, Deluxe aircraft.  And not only have the racks at swank Rockford Hills clothiers been updated with new designer outfits, necklaces, earrings and watches - the rack at your local Ammu-Nation's got a new Personal Defense Weapon, the Combat PDW.  The newest generation of Los Santos residents can also adorn select weaponry and attachments with Luxury Engravings, while luxury aircraft will afford new generation residents the opportunity to drink champagne and smoke cigars while flying high in the Los Santos skies. Also part of today’s automatic update, we’ve added the First Person Vehicle Hood Cam that's already on PC to the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game, along with a host of other new features and updates including redesigned, easier-to-use vehicle websites; a new ‘Friends In Session’ option within the On Call phone menu to auto-invite all your friends to a job you are on call for, and a lot more. For the complete list, check out the official notes at the Rockstar Support site. We've also added the latest GTA Online illustration featured in this past Friday's announcement and our official event weekend flyer to the collection of GTAV digital artwork in a range of desktop wallpapers, smartphone and tablet backgrounds, avatars and more. To get the update, just start up GTAV from your online-connected console and follow the update prompts on screen.

Red Dead Redemption Now Playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility

The Xbox 360 version of Red Dead Redemption – the epic story of reformed outlaw John Marston's journey across the American frontier to hunt down the members of his former gang - is now backward compatible on Xbox One. Digital game owners now have instant access to the game on Xbox One, so they can download it from the “Ready to Install” section of their Xbox One and play it at will. Physical game owners can just pop the Xbox 360 game disc into their Xbox One and download the game. All versions of the game (Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition) are compatible on Xbox One. And for those who did not experience it the first time around, the fright-filled Undead Nightmare story is available for download from the Xbox Games Store. Furthermore, anyone who doesn’t already have Red Dead Redemption as part of their collection can now get it directly from the Games Store on Xbox One. Previously:Red Dead Redemption Xbox One Backward Compatibility Coming Friday, July 8th

Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One Backward Compatibility Coming Friday, July 8th

Today we're happy to announce that Red Dead Redemption will be released as part of Microsoft’s Xbox One Backward Compatibility program this coming Friday, July 8th. Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 owner will be able to play the game directly on their Xbox One, regardless of which version of the game they own (Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition). And for those who have yet to experience it, the game will be available to purchase on Friday from the Games Store on Xbox One. Stay tuned to the Newswire for more details.

GTA Online Player-Created Jobs: Prison Riot

Try your hand at these fun GTA Online Jobs, crafted by members of the amazing Creator community - featuring a collection of Captures (which will earn you Double RP through May 26th as part of the ongoing Capture Week), plus a Last Team Standing, a Race and a Team Deathmatch that all take place in and around Bolingbroke Penitentiary. Read on below for details on each of these brutal prison yard confrontations, including links to bookmark them for easy access during your next GTA Online play session.   Penitentiary Panic by madminer95 (PC)"The prisoners are protesting on the roof of Bolingbroke Penitentiary but its quickly turning into a riot. Take this opportunity to compete with the enemy team to steal the prisoners' stashes of drugs in the ensuing chaos." This Capture, sent to us by the Leader of the Facepalm Community Crew, will have you and your Teammates gunning down not only the opposing Team on your hunt for two Duffel Bags, but also Bolingbroke’s very own residents - the ornery Prisoners. With forced Assault Shotguns, you must make your way up to the roof, where the prisoners' stashes of drugs wait to be brought back to your Capture Point. Since the bags respawn when a drop-off is made, we recommended keeping several members of your Team camped out up top to snatch the newly spawned Duffel before the opposing Team can.   High Profile Transport by Caetano414 (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)"A high profile inmate is to be transported to Bolingbroke Penitentiary. Police have increased security to guarantee his arrival." Caetano414 from the L S Police Dept Crew set this Capture up as an inmate convoy in jeopardy of being compromised. One Team plays the part of the couriers, driving or shepherding the Police Prison Bus containing the precious cargo. The other Team starts a little further away, and must intercept the transport before it makes it to the Penitentiary's yard. If you are on the transport Team, have one of your guys hop into the Bus while the rest pack into the adjacent Police Riot armored vehicle. The Police Riot will provide your Team with a safe vantage point to protect the transport.  Prison Yard LTS by l-BuGs-l (PC) This LTS has a rich array of cover options and ammo, necessitating strategic movement as you take out the enemy Team without putting your own single life in jeopardy. You’re going to want to play the long game in this match, as rushing the opposing team is sure to get you taken out in the yard. There are plenty of pick-up options in the form of Sawed-off Shotguns and AP Pistols, but a properly lobbed Grenade may be just what you need to circumnavigate the abundance of cover in this map.   Prison Break by FIB-Agent_0 (PS3 & PS4) FIB-Agent_0 has created a perfectly chaotic prison break in the form of this Capture in (and out) of Bolingbroke Penitentiary. Using Combat MGs, fight your way past Prisoners, Prison Guards, and the opposing Team to make your great escape. Only one of your Team needs to grab the Police Prison Bus and deliver it to your Capture Point, so have the rest of your Team grab up the RPGs and Miniguns to take out aerial and ground enemies, and provide cover fire for your fellow escapees.   Central Unit by alex777now (PS3 & PS4)"Breaking out of prison, two rival gangs get in each other's way." This well-crafted TDM pits two rival prison gangs against each other in an epic battle for domination of the jail yard. With choices ranging from Advanced Rifles to Molotovs, make your way to the high ground for the best possible advantage for raining down mayhem on your enemies. In the video below, Stronktank of the Content Creators PS4 Crew shows how to own this atmospheric Deathmatch, with a ridiculous 10 kill streak straight out the gate, and an impressive 3.25 KDR.   Prison Trench Run by EvolDave (Xbox 360 & Xbox One) Now that you’ve escaped the pen – it’s time for a victory lap in EvolDave’s off-road Land Race. With tumultuous turns and some deep trenches to navigate, the Creator warns “DO NOT USE A SANCHEZ OR BLAZER!!!”, as these will surely have you eating dirt. Another pro-tip from EvolDave – “Careful jumping across the trench, and duck when you go under the satellite dish.” Have you constructed your own uniquely-themed Job? Make sure to share it in the Newswire comments section for others to enjoy, or send it to Rockstar via Mouthoff so we can check it out and possibly share it with the GTA Online community here in the future.   Previously:Player-Created Jobs featuring Lowriders: Custom ClassicsFun Sniper Jobs and Challenges from the GTA Online Creator CommunityGTA Online Player-Created Jobs: Inspired by The Epsilon Program

GTA Online Creator Jobs on Film: Karin Sultan RS Rally Race, Beach War & More

GTA Online Creator Jobs on Film is our series here at the Newswire featuring fun, player-created Jobs that have been recently demoed by members of the GTA YouTube community. Watch the videos to see them in action, and then bookmark the links provided to try them out for yourself. In the latest edition of Jobs on Film: feast your eyes on some extreme wallrides, take a romantic walk on the beach with the Funhaus gang, enjoy a unique Race with your face challenge, and much more. Read on and bookmark these Jobs for the next time you head GTA Online. The Job:  Raton Canyon Rally Race by Ryce_pt (PS4) The Video: GTA 5 Online - SULTAN RS SHOWCASE - RALLY EDITION by Ryce Portuguese YouTuber Ryce takes us on a tour of his Rally-inspired Race around the Alamo Sea and up through Raton Canyon, whilst showing off the poise and traction that come with the newly released Karin Sultan RS. Ryse makes this course look easy despite the windy and often hazardous terrain while also showcasing some top notch Rockstar Editor skills.   The Job: Shooters V's Everything by Gravedanger2 (PS4)The Video: The 1 Million Play Celebration by MidnightMagic Gaming Renowned Job Creator Gravedanger2 celebrates 1 million plays in this action-packed, Rockstar Editor-made highlight reel. Based on the always popular "X vs Y" Job style, this hilarious video features some truly incredible takedowns and mid-air kills.   The Job:  'Tamoga's-Wallride [Z]' by xTamoga (Xbox One) The Video: STEERING WITH MY FACE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE!!! GTA 5 Online Best Custom Races (Funny Moments) by Unspoken OUCH! XTamoga of the Content Creators XB1 Crew lays this stunting Race out across the Port of Los Santos, one of 108 total Races this prolific Creator has put together. Check out Unspoken Ouch!'s attempt not only complete this Race, but to use his face to steer through its twists, jumps, and turns. While Unspoken Ouch! may have not completed this feat, he does include a clip of Mr eYece successfully completing the challenge at the end of his video.   The Job:  BEACH WAR by Axiom..(PC) The Video: BEACH B*TCHES - GTA 5 Gameplay by Funhaus Funhaus take a leisurely stroll down the beach in Axiom..’s BEACH WAR. This Double Barbed Wire Fenced-in TDM has many cover options in the form of Trailers, but as the Funhaus team find out – it’s best to make your way toward the center of the map to grab up one of the Machine Pistols or Heavy Shotguns strewn about. Alternatively, you can make your way toward the southwest platform to snatch the Heavy Sniper or Grenade Launcher to rain mayhem down from on high.   Also Check Out: The Job:  John Marston's Revenge by ShelbyGR (PS4) The Video: The Damned & MTZ Warriors - GTA V Free Aim by Shelby GR ShelbyGR of the Content Creators PS4 Crew pulls double duty here with a pretty epic video to showcase her gritty Red Dead-inspired Team Deathmatch. The Job:  !#AG-Liberator 4.0# by Pirata_killer (PS4) The Video: GTA Online: **AMAZING CUSTOM RACES** by Unlikely Gaming Unlikely Gaming has tons of Jobs featured in this Race compilation video, and Content Creators PS4 Crew member Pirata_killer’s Liberator map is a stand out from the bunch. The Land Act Reservoir serves as the perfect backdrop for the smooth loops and high flying jumps on offer. If you enjoy this Liberator Race, be sure to check out versions 1-3 of the Job as well. The Job:  ADDER Addiction #1 thru #14 by MassRagN (Xbox One)The Video: Let's Play - GTA V - Adder Addiction by LetsPlay MassRagN of the Avengers Killers has a fix for all you Adder addicts with this 14 Race Playlist. The Playlist spans cross the entirety of Los Santos and includes custom ramps and some death-defying jumps – check out the AH gang on the LetsPlay take on the entire Playlist in Adders and other Supercars. The Job:  ! Adrenaline $tunts 2 by lukzbrz (Xbox One)The Video: GTA 5 Custom Race - Adrenaline Stunts (Grand Theft Auto 5 Race Link) by PetayPanMoFo Stunting is clearly a way of life for lukzbrz of the Content Creators XB1 Crew as he’s crafted 178 high flying stunt Races, so it’s no surprise that PetayPanMoFo and friends chose one of his Races to put their wallriding skills to the test.  If you've watched a video of any awesome GTA Online Jobs recently, or even uploaded one yourself then feel free to drop a Social Club link in the comments so that the entire community can check them out. Previously:GTA Online Creator Jobs On Film: Insurgents vs Choppers, Mega Ramps & MoreGTA Online Jobs On Film: Corkscrews, Sky Races & CapturesCrazy Train Track Races and Explosive Deathmatches Captured by Team Epiphany, HikeTheGamer and Others

Fun Sniper Jobs and Challenges from the GTA Online Creator Community

As any GTA Online veteran can tell you, sniping isn’t just another way to defeat your enemies – it's an art form. Be sure to bookmark these very fun sniper Jobs and metagame challenges on Social Club to test your marksman skills in GTA Online. Snipe your enemies or suffer the explosive consequences in "Snipers vs Boats". Snipers vs. Speed Boats by HitoGamer (PC)"It's about damn time somebody makes one of those on water. This is the first Last Team Standing Job of its kind - completely built on water. TIP - press x to duck when sailing in a boat to make it harder for the snipers to shoot you." HitoGamer of the Hitokiri Clan shares this aquatic take on the popular Snipers vs. Stunters motif. This LTS has one team perched upon a gated platform with only their Heavy Snipers to protect them while the boat team assembles on the north end of the Land Act Reservoir. If you’re on the boat team, fill up on Sticky Bombs before heading out on to the lake. As you glide over your foes, you’ll have the option of barreling into them or dropping an explosive (or perhaps both if you’re quick enough). Watch Jelly, Kweb and Slogoman take on The Sidemen in a session of HitoGamer's "Snipers vs Boats". Hunting Season by Singh1409 (PS4)"Its hunting season and the snipers need to shoot everyone on the platforms. The runners need to run for their lives and hope they survive. Good luck." Singh1409 has created a fiendishly difficult Last Team Standing sniper challenge. This death-run is pretty unforgiving and one misstep could mean defeat for the running team. It may look as though the snipers have the easier task, but well timed sprints will take you far in this LTS. If you’re on the sniper team, having each team member focus on a different opposing player will give you the best chance of making quick work of your enemies. HEADSH0T_ADDICTIoN by muddafawker (PS3)"Go on a headshot binge with a Heavy Sniper, be sure to be a quick-draw sniper because reaction time is everything when you're perched out in the open 50ft high. Armed with only a Heavy Sniper and your reflexes, use every advantage provided by the windmills to pierce a skull. Timing is crucial when dealing with windmills as the blades ricochet your shots. This is a challenge for skilled snipers to prove they're the dead-eye they claim, or for beginners to prove they can handle the big boy guns." The Leader of the KYD Accepted Here Crew has knocked it out of the park with this inventive Deathmatch set atop the windmills at Ron Alternates Wind Farm. This sniper challenge is fun for every skill level from novice to expert, and as muddafawker mentions, quick-draw is important here. Don’t waste time celebrating when you make a kill – a single wasted second could cost you your life. Holes of Glory by mkRixxx (Xbox One)Junk Energy Drink Leader, mkRixxx, setup this close quarters, sniper-themed LTS on the northern part of Elysian Island. Test your reaction time and patience, as you duck, cover, and snipe your way to victory. For a little taste of what to expect, check out our Twitch Highlight featuring the band Young Guns playing this Job on the Rockstar Games Live Stream. Sniper Tragedy I: Atk/Def by thunderboltblast (Xbox 360)"This is a strategy game between two sniper teams known as Alter and Preserve. Team Alter gets maximum attacking power with extra weapons and cars, but consequently are put in a defensive strategy. Team Preserve gets an incredible amount of defensive power and an advantage over Alter, but in consequence they can run out of ammo quickly, and lack everything but their fort, basic traps, and ammo." The Leader of The Gods of Purity Crew, has split the teams up into offensive and defensive sides in this Del Perro LTS. If you are on the “Alter” team (offense) you will have tons of firepower and vehicles, but you'll be vulnerable on the ground. The “Preserve” team (defense) gets the best vantage point to shoot from but has very limited ammo with which to do so.  Have you constructed your own sniper-themed Job or challenge - or another type of uniquely-themed Job? Make sure to share it in the Newswire comments section for others to enjoy or send it to Rockstar via Mouthoff so we can check it out and possibly share it with the GTA Online community here in the future. Also, be sure to tune into the Rockstar Games Livestream, on both Twitch and YouTube Gaming, this Friday February 5th at 5pm ET where we will be playing the Jobs featured in this post with invited Creators themselves and other special guests.   Previously:GTA Online Player-Created Jobs: Inspired by The Epsilon ProgramGTA Online Player Created Playlists: Z-Games Rallycross, Killing Time at Lake Vinewood and MoreGTA Online Creator Player-Made Challenges: Human Darts, Skeet Shooting, Triathlons and More

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