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Kifflom! Here’s Some New Rockstar Endorsed GTA V Jobs

Following straight after a set of fan made GTA V videos using the Rockstar Editor, the developer has gone ahead and posted a batch of player created missions which are styled after the actions and activities of the expansive and arguably insane Epsilon Program cult.

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The Epsilon cult has been a part of GTA lore for quite a while. They appeared in GTA: San Andreas to a limited extent, but got a bit more of the spotlight in GTA V than they did ever before. These challenges have been hand picked by Rockstar Games for your playing and truth seeking pleasure. Kifflom!

The first job is accessible to PC players, and is a team deathmatch titled Cult of Cash. As we all know, cults are typically hoaxes, fronts for greedy people trying to get rich. Chances are, Epsilon is no different, so its time you took all that dough off their grabby hands, by shooting up their headquarters.

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In Blood N’ Fire, Playstation players go back to where it all started and light the peak of Mount Chiliad on fire with their team, after which they proceed to cause blunt force trauma to anything that moves in the blaze.

Xbox players may take part in the Altruist Camp Offensive, where one team is armed with a wide range of weaponry but only their legs to transport them, while the Cult Stoppers will have a limiter armory, but several rides at their disposal.

PC players, once tired of spilling enemy blood, may take to the road in the Going With The Downflow race, taking them through Tongva Hills, Tongva Valley and Banham Canyon. Let Kraff take the wheel!

Rockstar assumes Playstation players are more bloodthirsty than the others, as their second job is a deathmatch once again, sans the team bit. Time to shoot up the Epsilon HQ (again)!

Finally, Xbox players will take part in a challenging bike race called San Chianski Race. The title kinda gives away the location.

Will you guys be giving these jobs a go?

Here’s Something New: R* Endorsed GTA 5 Playlists

Rockstar is an industry leader when it comes to community engagement, possibly second only to Star Citizen. With GTA V featuring numerous ways in which players can create fan content in relation to the game, it is clear that the community is extremely vibrant in this regard. Rockstar has taken to endorsing certain fan made videos, jobs and now activity playlists on the Rockstar Newswire, the developer’s own news platform.

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Every now and then, where there are a few player made jobs on each GTA 5 platform, Rockstar posts these jobs on the Newswire. Now this tradition has been extended to playlists, where, instead of songs in the usual sense, players string jobs together to form a cohesive campaign. Be it artistic expression, humor or story-telling, these seemingly simple GTA Online playlists can accomplish a number of tasks. Rockstar has looked far and wide to find the most sublime community created playlists to grace the Newswire with and here is what they came up with!

Xbox players will be treated to 4 select races of the highest quality in the Z-Games Rallycross Tournament, which incrementally get more and more difficult as you progress. These races are made with only the most skilled of GTA Online drivers in mind, with plenty of nasty tricks hidden in them, requiring great expertise to master.

Playstation players will get to take part in a day of reckless fun in the To be Rich and Bored in LS playlist, which sees the bored teens of the dirty rich Lake Vinewood area getting up to no good to pass the time. These are a wide variety of jobs, covering the whole spectrum, and much like the spoiled kid of Los Santos, it will surely keep you occupied.

PC players will be able to participate in the aptly named PC Master Race, which features a number of unique races, be it in the air or on water. Will you guys be trying these playlists out?

The Newest Best GTA V Fan Art

Rockstar likes to keep the GTA V community engaged even when they’re not running one of GTA Online’s challenging heists. They often post on their proprietary news platform, the Rockstar Newswire, about community creations such as custom jobs, impressive Rockstar Editor videos or particularly creative fan art. We’ve brought to you reports of previous batches of GTA V fan art publicized on the Newswire before, and Rockstar has just posted another batch.

First up we have a criminally stylish desktop wallpaper inspired by the neon-laden setting of GTA: Vice City. A night drive along the beach boulevard with the colorful glow of the city illuminating the evening seems like the perfect way to relax after a hard day, based on this sweet image.

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Next up we have, instead of a particular art submission (though that cover is impressive), another collection of GTA fan art. meta. “What Happens In The Dark” is a community created GTA fan art online magazine, aimed at all you discerning criminals out there. Check it out here!

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The next, rather active image comes from Chank, who specializes in sticker-style art. Here, he gives us a disturbingly accurate idea of what kind of a person Trevor Phillips really is.

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In a sharp turn following the previous piece, this submission depicts what Trevor would be like after his “conversion” to the mentality of peace, joy, happiness, tolerance and… well, drugs. Some things never change, right?

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Next up is a callback to the days of GTA: San Andreas, depicting the Grove Street family big-head style. The well known and loved characters of the legendary game, Sweet, Big Smoke, CJ and Ryder appear in their signature green garb and toting a fierce arsenal.

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You can check out the rest here.

We ask this every time, but have you guys ever made any GTA V fan art? Feel free to share in the comments!

Guess the Six New Fan-Made Challenges Endorsed by Rockstar

We’ve frequently reported on Rockstar posting about select community created jobs in GTA Online. These jobs were either creative or good enough to pique the developer’s interest so much as to endorse them on the Newswire. Previously, Rockstar has used their primary news platform to bring attention to batches of player made jobs themed after other Rockstar properties such as Max Payne, Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire. Another batch contained missions which took place around the Fort Zancudo and Los Santos International Airport areas, and most recently they publicized a collection of GTA Online missions which evoke older Rockstar games such as Midnight Club, Manhunt and Smuggler’s Run.

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This time around, the fan-made GTA Online activities that enjoy the fame and pomp of the Newswire are a tad different. Instead of being standard races or deathmatches, these gameplay challenges step outside the borders of convention, and go for a more unique gaming experience. While built around the standard game-modes the GTA Online creator allows, using intuitive design and some “house-rules”, these particular challenges force players to think outside the box.

PC GTA players can enjoy the Railroad Deathrun and the Sky Derby Muscle Cars challenges. The Railroad Deathrun has one team of “Runners” trying to reach the course’s end as quickly as possible and survive the onslaught of the Sniper team, who not only have their long range rifles going for them, but numerous traps as well. The Sky Derby Muscle Cars challenge is basically dodgem in the air.

Playstation players can partake in the Pearls Triathlon and a Scavenger Hunt. In the triathlon players will need to ride, swim and run to victory, while the Scavenger Hunt has them looking for brief cases all around the game world.

Finally, Xbox player can play the gentleman’s sport of Skeet Shooting and the not-so gentlemanly Bloody Darts. The first has players trying to hit a truck jumping off a ramp with an RPG, while the second has player hurling themselves off a high place onto an improvised darts board.

Will you guys be trying out these unique new challenges? Grab links to them all from the Newswire here.

New Batch Of GTA V Custom Jobs Envoke Old Rockstar Games

As we all know Rockstar does a good job promoting some of the best player created jobs for GTA Online. They’ve made posts on the Newswire about jobs in the theme of previous, well-known Rockstar properties other than GTA, and they’ve posted about player-created missions around the Fort Zancudo and Los Santos International Airport areas. Now, Rockstar is once again bringing the community’s attention to some fan-made jobs which evoke old games that were developed and published by Rockstar. However, this time, they’re reaching further into the past. The three franchises up on offer in this batch are Midnight Club, Smuggler’s Run and Manhunt.

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The Midnight Club themed missions are obviously about getting in a car and going faster than anyone else who got in a car (basic, right?). On PC, GTA Online players will partake in a point-to-point race titled Midnight Club: LA. To keep the feeling just right, make sure your vehicle class is set to super and the stars are shining in the night sky. Xbox players can also enjoy another P2P race called The Midnight Club taking them to new heights at its end. Playstation players can treat themselves to the lap-based “The LS Midnight Club III” race meanwhile.

Those among you who are thirsting for some blood will enjoy the Manhunt themed missions. PC players will visit a harrowing abandoned warehouse where they and their friends will duke it out in a Last Team Standing called Twisted Warehouse. Xbox players of GTA Online will partake in the Manhunt LS deathmatch, taking place at a construction site. Playstation players will slash and chop their way to victory in the melee-only Manhunt deathmatch.

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Reaching back farthest of the three games, the Smuggler’s Run missions will have players play fast and loose with traffic rules. Players on PC will pick from several vehicles and hit the road in a point to point race. Xbox players will need to capture a briefcase from an enemy team. On Playstation, GTA Online players will partake in a lap-based race.

Will you guys be giving these jobs a go?

Check Out This Batch Of GTA V Fan Art

We’ve previously reported on a batch of fan art that Rockstar brought attention to on the newswire. Much like the occasional selection of endorsed community made jobs and missions, Rockstar frequently gives credit to the best of the fan art made to commemorate the company’s games, GTA V being the most prominent among these.

This time around we’ll take a look at what may be some of the most dedicated GTA V fans. Putting tons of effort into an extremely detailed cosplay, and having an image obviously associated with GTA (more-or-less) permanently carved into your dermal layer is a pretty epic show of fandom!

A Youtuber with a fair following wants to show off his refined taste and appreciation of classics by having a rather large image of 8-Ball from GTA III on his shin. If you think that’s an impressive flaunting of dedication, just wait till you see the finished work of the full montage with Misty and Claude Speed as well.

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While you wouldn’t think that the fans of a game like GTA V might have many make-up artists among them, however there for sure is at least one extremely talented one among them. While Trevor is hardly sets an example to be followed, a little cosplay cannot hurt, and this one is extremely detailed, not to mention authentic.

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And when you thought that’s the last instance of GTA V fan make-up art, you’re in for a bit of a shocker, as someone has gone ahead and turned their face into the monkey mask as seen in GTA Online. Imagine what a mess washing all of that off might have left (at least as much as a particularly bloody heist, we recon).

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There are quite a few other pieces of fan art that Rockstar has promoted. Check them all out here.

Have you guys ever created GTA V fan art?

GTA Online’s New Batch Of Player-Created Jobs

GTA Online is filled to the brim with all kinds of activities and jobs for players to complete. Seriously, there is a ton of these things! However, if by some unfathomable means someone might think that there isn’t enough stuff to do in GTA V, Rockstar has added the ability for players to put together their own jobs and missions, and every now and then, Rockstar endorses the best of the best.

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Most recently, the Sony platforms, the Microsoft platforms and the PC all got separate Rockstar-endorsed fan jobs added to Fort Zancudo and the Los Santos International Airport. So what kinds of jobs does it take to get Rockstar’s attention?

Well, PS3 and PS4 players will have a chance to try out Drogom’s Zancudo Team Death Match. Located on the northern side of the fort, the job provides you with all the firepower you could possibly need, and has players rely heavily on cover. Over at the Airport, players of GTA V on Sony consoles can take part in a kart race taking place in the guard post.

Xbox 360 and Xbox One players visiting Fort Zancudo will be offered to compete in a hair-raising race. “Race around Fort Zancudo! Don’t crash into the locals. They tend to shoot people”. The job’s designer, srethrennate, makes a point of urging caution. Over at the airport, Xbox players can once again determine who has the best driving skills in an epic Grand Prix running all around LSIA.

PC players can look forward to a creative and original race in the outskirts of Fort Zancudo, giving them a chance to shows off their wall-riding skills for some serious rep. PC players can also deal out some death at a crash site at the airport, where they can take cover behind pieces of burning wreckage.

What is your stance on community made missions?

GTA V’s Trevor Is A Better Joker Than Jared Leto

With the recent buzz around the upcoming Suicide Squad film, following the leak and subsequent reveal of the movie’s first trailer, the debate regarding Jared Leto’s depiction of the Joker has set the web on fire. Many fans are disappointed at how far removed this particular Joker seems to be from the character that appears in the comics. Those defending the new approach to the character often say that before the movie was released, everyone was skeptical of Heath ledger.

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And this is where GTA V comes into the picture. With the whole Joker debate going full steam, GTA V’s resident mass-murdering psychopath, Trevor, put a smile on his face. Using a host of mods, a player has transformed “his” Trevor into what seems to be a mix of Jack Nicholson’s and Heath Ledger’s Joker. Though Trevor/Joker does not seem to be having too much fun in his insanity induced rampages, which pretty much defeats the whole idea of being the Joker, the costume, if you will, is pretty damn authentic. The mix of the two quintessential psychopaths doesn’t bode well for the citizens of Los Santos and Blaine County!

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Trevor, much like the Joker but in a significantly more obvious way, is social commentary (something that comes up often in GTA V) molded into the shape of a human being, so their combination seems like an illogical but fitting evolution for both characters. This seems like perfect cross-over territory. Michael, a rich but dissatisfied and bored former-athlete witnesses the atrocities committed by Trevor/Joker, so he blows a fortune to body-mod a car into a poor Batmobile replica, and he starts chasing the psycho with an arsenal of heavy weapons, thus thoroughly disrespecting the source material because he doesn’t actually know anything about Batman. Fan-fic writers, you’re welcome! How good a Joker does Trevor make in your opinion?

Fan GTA V Map Better Than Official?

You just have to love the GTA V community. Between the plethora of great Rockstar Editor creations, creative and extensive mods, the masterfully shot snapmatic pictures, and the wide variety of fan art, GTA V fans have created so much community content, put so much effort into showing their love for the game, and helping fellow fans enjoy it even more, that it puts most other fandoms to shame. Fans have built LEGO replicas of vehicles from the game, they’ve made domino tributes and videos where they re-create the game in real life.

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Most recently, one particular fan of GTA V has made the lives of Los Santos citizens much easier by creating the most detailed and most extensive interactive map of the game’s massive open-world ever.

Tspoon’s map, Unofficial Map for GTA 5, has a host of useful features, making it the premier companion app for your GTA V experience… and it isn’t even an official Rockstar creation! The map can be downloaded from Google Play or the iTunes App Store, or it can be used directly from your browser. The map allows you to toggle between different views of the island, including atlas, road-map and satellite. The map also features the GTA V-equivalent of Google Maps’ street view feature, allowing you to find out exactly where a particular point of interest can be found. It also allows players to sync it with their progression in the game, and in a recent addition the map also includes peyote locations.

The developer recently announced that the next update will feature a search function where you can look-up any street in-game. While the GPS found in the game itself is adequate, this particular app has its uses, and can make your exploits in Los Santos that much more convenient!

Will you be making use of the Unofficial Map for GTA 5?

GTA V Meets… Dominoes?

If you thought you’ve seen weird fan art before, you’re in for a treat. One particular GTA V fan, who has criminal quantities of free time, has made a massive and extremely elaborate domino construction as tribute to Rockstar’s massively popular franchise.

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The artist used up a whopping forty thousand dominoes in this project, and set them up to draw out the GTA V and Rockstar logos, and minimalist depictions of the three protagonists. Now, getting to this part of the video most of you are probably amazed at why the hell someone would spend time with this, and be awed by the meticulous attention to detail. But wait! There’s more! Following the three protagonists, we see “Los Santos” written out in the stylized font, followed by famous landmarks and recognizable buildings made entirely of dominoes collapsing in elaborate ways. We even see multi-tiered domino constructions – it’s insane. Check out the video below!

The genius behind this feat of absolute time-wasting (we’re not serious about these jabs, we all have hobbies, and we genuinely admire the guy’s skills) is someone who goes by the internet moniker WebGuy1000, who runs a Youtube Channel called Domino Entertainment. It should be pretty apparent what kinds of videos go up on the channel. But for those among you who may have had a rough night and struggle with stringing cohesive sentences together (also, why are you on the internet if this is the case?), the channel is filled with various videos of dominoes falling over.

Now, if we think beyond small pieces of plastic set up with extreme care, only to be toppled soon after, we realize how poetic this all is. GTA V, at its core, is about chaos, mayhem and destruction, and that is what we see here too.

Have you crossed GTA V with one of your unrelated hobbies?