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Friday, 19 June 2015

Player-Created GTA Online Throwback Jobs Inspired by Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire & Red Dead Redemption

Our latest round-up of player-made GTA Online Jobs features creations inspired specifically by a trio of past Rockstar titles – Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption.
Read up on each of these Jobs in the descriptions below, and go ahead and Bookmark them on Social Club for easy access next time you boot up GTA Online. If you have any Jobs of your own that were inspired by Rockstar titles, feel free to share them with the Social Club community in the comments section or tag them with "throwback" on Social Club to make them easy to find.

The Jobs we found inspired by Max Payne 3 just happened to be on PS3, PS4 and PC. If you've made or seen a great Max Payne themed Job for Xbox One or Xbox 360, please share it in comments.
Horse Track Shootout by Claybigk (PS3 & PS4)
In Max Payne 3, it didn't get much better than shoot-dodging down the Galatians Stadium bleachers, picking off members of the Cracha Preto with dual wield PT92s. ClaybigK has created a Job in the stands of the Los Santos horse track that immediately recalls that particular moment. There is precious little cover out there amongst the cheap seats, and with no Passos to cover you with a sniper rifle, you'll need to move quickly to grab one of the SMGs or Body Armor and get the jump on your opponents.
Vespucci Alley by darthdrillbit (PC)
The wonderfully named darthdrillbit has taken inspiration from the classic Max Payne 3 multiplayer map Hoboken Alleys, going so far as to pick ambient settings that really match the mood of Max's miserable booze-soaked nights in Hoboken. The map itself is well thought out with lots of hidden Pickups and respawn advantages. We particularly like the way that the best Weapons only become available to players that respawn, ensuring that (unlike São Paulo) there is a continual switching between the haves and have-nots. Incredible to think that this is darthdrillbits first and only Created Job on PC. We hope to see many more.
Max Payne by Bot_Tobias (PC)
It's impossible to read the description of Bot_Tobias' Job without instant recall of Max Payne's world-weary growl: "A memory fades into my mind. Sounds of gunfire from a place I once called home. Instead of fleeing the scene I stay and fight. The sounds are the best remedy to fix my tormented soul more so than the painkillers and booze". With the tone firmly set, you'll find yourself thrust into a well-balanced and expertly restrained Job, with just a smattering of Health and Armor Pickups and a clear focus on short-range weaponry that encourage continual intense street battles.

The Jobs we found inspired by L.A. Noire just happened to be on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. If you've made or seen a great L.A. Noire themed Job for PS3, PS4 or PC, please share it in comments.
Traffic Duty by TommyGunGamin (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
TommyGunGamin takes inspiration from Cole Phelps' ascension to the Traffic desk in this battle of the mafiosos: "It's the 1940's, and it's a nice sunny day in L.A. Seems like 2 mobs aren't getting along so well. You better finish your argument before Cole Phelps and the L.A.P.D arrive." This TDM leaves you on the outskirts of Los Santos to battle it out on the streets. With Roosevelts strategically placed around this close-quarters map, teams must work together and keep on the move to overtake their rival mob before the fuzz catch on. Strategic thinking will take you far in this layout, use the Roosevelts to plow into and distract the other Team in order to allow your teammates to fill your rivals full of lead.
The Red Lipstick Murder by TheInsaneHatter (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
Lieutenant of the Los Demonios MC SA Crew, TheInsaneHatterbrings us back to Cole Phelps' first Homicide case after his big promotion. L.A. Noire aficionados will remember that The Red Lipstick Murder assignment required you to investigate a woman's dumped body on Moors Hill. The same hill is the setting for this point-to-point race up the winding roads into Vinewood Hills. Watch your speed in the Sports Classics or you'll overshoot and find yourself rolling down the wrong side of the Vinewood sign.
LS Noire by MattuFarlygard (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
Leader of the Brommunists Crew, MattuFarlygard, invites you to "Relive your days as Cole Phelps in this Point to Point race." The use of Roosevelts and unusual route give this race the intense feel of a '40s police chase from the Vinewood sign to Lake Vinewood. While the Roosevelts can take on high speeds with their V12 engines, be mindful of the twists and turns winding through the map or you'll spin out and lose it all.
The Meeting Place by AbbyHepC (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
newLEGACYinc member AbbyHepC reminisces about Cole Phelps' last case on the Vice squad. The Meeting Place looks back on Phelps' Manifest Destiny case; investigating a triple murder in an alley outside a Hollywood club. The Meeting Place invites you to reenact the shootout that eventually lead to Phelps transferring to Arson in this Deathmatch located in a dingy alley near Backlot City. With spaced-out spawn points, this map is best played with the maximum amount of players.
John Marston's Memorial by bobo351975 (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
bobo351975 takes us over to the O'Neill house and instructs 'to wear your cowboy hats and boots in this Deathmatch. With an unmistakable western feel, including Pistols galore, this one is great fun both in teams, and as a free-for-all. Take advantage of the plethora of Health Packs and Weapon Pickups to keep you properly juiced up.
Armadillo by abeuz91 (PS3 & PS4)
Commissioner of the LES FRERES D ARMES Crew, abeuz91, appropriately sets this Capture on Cholla Springs Ave. with plenty of Micro SMGs to go around. In true outlaw fashion, steal your rival gang's loot and bring it back to your hideout before you prematurely meet your maker. Although it's tempting to go for the weapon and health pickups, a straight shot down the avenue can put you right into hot water. Attack from all sides to increase your chances of grabbing a Bag.
mentirosos y tramposos by x_rata-parda_x (PC)
 x_rata-parda_x's love for Red Dead not only includes creating Jobs inspired by the game, but he also rolls out with the Red Dead Rustlers Crew. This TDM is named after the Liars & Cheats Pack, and fittingly supports up to 16 players duking it out around the Grand Senora Desert's large boulders. Break off in pairs and work together to take down the opposing team, but be sure to watch your back for enemies respawning behind you. 
Red Dead, Ridge Racing by W1LDCARD1 (PS3 & PS4)
Commissioner W1LDCARD1 of the Sons of Anarchy NQY Crew created this Race with clear Red Dead influences. The route takes you around and into Raton Canyon on your (iron) horse. Keep the default setting to GTA so you can be the gun-slinging desperado that would make John Marston proud. Beware, it is very easy to miss the finish line as you take the final plunge into the canyon - a mistake that could easily cost you the race!

Friday, 12 June 2015


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.


Announcing The ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Event Weekend: Part One - June 12th-14th

With the bank balances of Los Santos' finest criminals now firmly in the black - it's time to grab some R&R with the Ill-Gotten Gains Event Weekend: Part One, running from this Friday, June 12th through June 14th. There's a full host of in-game bonuses to get your grubby little mitts on, as well as a Social Club Sweepstakes, livestreams and much more.
For the gluttonous, the miserly and everyone in-between – grab even more GTA$ this weekend when playing the Adversary Modes that were released alongside GTA Online Heists. If you haven’t yet had a chance to play these three new Modes – which require mastering tactics such as mowing over cyclists in a truck, executing sawn-off shotgun drive-bys and defending against onrushing hunters out for your head – the Double Cash rewards for all who play make it a great time to start. Don't forget to brush up on our Adversary Modes Game Tips posts to max out your winnings.
To jump straight into Double Cash Adversary Modes, simply hit the Event button during the GTAV boot screens and you'll find yourself in a lobby with other cynical mercenaries straining under the weight of their loot. If Double $$ isn't enough of an incentive, be sure to stick around 'til the end of the Playlist and you'll be rewarded with an explosive armory completion bonus including Sticky Bombs, Molotovs, Proximity Mines and Body Armor so you can blast your way to the front of the line during your next shopping spree at Ponsonby's.
With six new vehicles to choose from you'll want to select your new ride carefully, whether it's the mighty Pegassi Osiris, the Benefactor Stirling with gull wing doors, or the sumptuous Luxor Deluxe. Take each one for a test drive with 2X RP in all Races all weekend.
If your accountant is finding it difficult to get creative with the source of your new earnings, it may be time to clean that dough by treating yourself to the spoils of war. Accessorize your hefty bank balance with stylish living quarters as well as garages fit for a kingpin. With a cool 25% off High-End Apartments and Garages, now's the time to upgrade to the next level of living, or increase your garage capacity so you can squeeze in a few more cars.
In the great banquet of life, hanging around the top table there will always be bottom feeders waiting for scraps; thankfully the smugglers have got those choosy beggars covered with bounties delivered from on high throughout the weekend. Keep an eye out around the luxurious hangouts of Los Santos great and good such as the racetrack, yacht club and Rockford Hills areas for an increased frequency of Crate Drops containing GTA$10K and exclusive in-game t-shirts featuring knock off versions of Portola Drive's finest luxury retailers, as pictured below. The throwaway fashion industry dictates these t-shirts are only available this weekend in GTA Online, so be sure to keep your greedy eyes on the skies.

#illgottengains1 GTA$1M SNAPMATIC CONTEST
A fair few of your millions may have been earned through the blood, sweat and grease of completing a Heist, but there's also a tidy GTA$1Million going that you could claim with by snapping your iFruit's camera and tagging your photo on Social Club with "illgottengains1". Get camera trigger-happy and enter our Snapmatic contest to add some heavy k's to your in-game wallet. As usual we're looking for the greatest photographs of you living the high life with Ill-Gotten Gains Update content, whether you're parked up rocking one of the liveries on the Winsor Enus, or decked out wearing your cash on your sleeve in the fur and finery of the new wardrobe options.
Luxe out your life with the Social Club Event Sweepstakes, live now on the Social Club Events Page. Enter for your chance to win a lavish set of GTAV goods, including the GTA V Chrome Zippo, Grotti Polo, Epsilon Pendant, a copy of the Welcome To Los Santos album, as well as a GTA V t-shirt and stickers.
If the thought of all this shopping simply tuckers you out, pull up a pew and kick back with the Official Rockstar Games Event Weekend Live Stream. On June 12th at 5pm ET the Rockstar Broadcast Studio team will be joined by special guests Funhaus to play brand new Jobs from the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part One along with custom meta-games featuring the new content. We'll also be showcasing your best Snapmatics from the first few days of the update, and inviting viewers to join the lobbies to play alongside our guests.