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Although late to the party, Grand Theft Auto 5 launched on PC with the game's Rockstar Editor in tow. A thriving performance culture has since flourished, whereby hobbyist entertainers have crafted television shows, short films and documentaries that have been watched by hundreds, thousands and even millions of viewers in turn. 

One group which has grown significantly in light of the Rockstar Editor is the GTA stunt scene, which, while stretching back as far as 2001's GTA 3, has come into its own over the course of the fifth main series entry's tenure. I've written about my enthusiasm for the GTA 5 stunt scene on a couple of occasions in the past, however the latest Evolve Stunting montage has bowled me over. 

Edited in three parts by team stunters Teeqy, Rzed and Penguin respectively, the following video includes death-defying BMX grinds, unlikely fighter jet and sports car mid-air combos, and a fair wad of jaw-dropping motorbike tricks—all of which toy with the game's impossible free falling physics.

I mean, how stunter XCudzy manages just about any of that around the 2.23 mark is completely beyond me. Just, wow.  

Big thanks to prolific stunter Ash Skyqueen for alerting me to this one. 

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jerry Cheese-Muncher)

Alec is away this week. I fear that if he can’t find a wifi signal on his travels he might resort to haruspicy to try and find the truths contained within the weekly Steam charts. These round-ups of the ten games with the most cumulative sales over the past week are his obsession and his curse.

This week: while the cat’s away…

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You’ve done loops, jumps, twists and dives across every Stunt Race. And you’ve rocketed, parachuted and surfed every Special Vehicle your underground garage can hold. Now, strap on a Stunt Suit and get ready for 20 electrifying new Stunt Races custom built for the Rocket Voltic, Ruiner 2000 & Blazer Aqua, in GTA Online Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit.

As seen in today's new trailer, Special Vehicles and Stunt Races are a match made in heaven. Bunny hop an opponent, rocket through Stunt Tubes and live the life aquatic as the Ruiner 2000, Rocket Voltic and Blazer Aqua each receive their own set of Stunt Races tailored to each vehicle's unique features and capabilities. Find the Special Vehicle Circuit Series icon on the map to jump directly into the action.

As an added bonus, get acquainted with the new Special Vehicle Races this week and earn Double GTA$ & RP on all 20 hair-raising tracks through Wednesday, March 22nd.

NOW AVAILABLE: PROGEN GP1



You’ve had flings with curvy concept cars, ditsy prototype roadsters and heavily-modded trackday racers. And somehow, you’re still not satisfied. Face it, you’re ready to settle down, and there’s only one choice: the Progen GP1. Now available in GTA Online from Legendary Motorsport.

HEIST VEHICLE INSTANT ACCESS

Your vehicular arsenal just isn’t complete without a HVY Insurgent, but breaking into the Humane Labs isn’t always as easy as it looks. The good news is you now have buy-it-now instant access to any vehicle that had to be acquired on a Heist. And because you can never have too much of a good thing, the Rhino, Annihilator, Buzzard and the Dubsta 6x6 no longer have rank requirements before purchase either.
    WEAPONS, VEHICLE UPGRADES & MORE ON SALE

    Starting today and available through March 22nd, you can take advantage of 25% off the following essentials:
    • Stilt Houses
    • Penthouse Apartments
    • Progen T20
    • Engine Upgrades
    • Turbo Upgrades
    • Exhausts
    • Spoilers
    • Submachine Guns
    • Body Armor
    • Import/Export Clothing
    SPECIAL VEHICLE PREMIUM RACE: REDNECK



    This week also marks the debut of a Special Vehicle Premium Race, with Redneck featuring the Rocket Voltic getting the Premium treatment. Dishing out huge GTA$ winnings for the top three finishers and Triple RP for all, launch this week's Premium Race from the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or via the yellow corona at Legion Square.

    AND MORE COMING SOON... 

    Look for even more updates coming to GTA Online in the weeks ahead, including additions to the Creator like new Stunt Race props and the ability to concoct your own Special Vehicle Races for the Rocket Voltic, Ruiner 2000, and Blazer Aqua. Plus crazy new modes like Resurrection and Top Down, as well as a collection of oft-requested classic GTA rides - including one particularly morbid muscle car.
     
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    Speed through tunnels and parachute to the finish with the Ruiner 2000 in Damned, one of 20 new Stunt Races featuring Special Vehicles launching next week.

    Next week, a different breed of high-flying vehicular competition hits GTA Online with 20 new Stunt Races custom built for the Rocket Voltic, Ruiner 2000 & Blazer Aqua in Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit. Designed with each of these vehicles' unique characteristics and abilities in mind, this collection of Stunt Races comes to GTA Online on Tuesday, March 14. Also on Tuesday, Legendary Motorsport adds the classically-styled Progen GP1 to its formidable roster of supercars. 


    The all-new Progen GP1

    And to gear up for next week's Special Vehicle Races, we've also got a flight of new GTA Online bonuses kicking in this weekend and running through Monday, March 13th (on top of ongoing specials including Double GTA$ & RP Stunt Races). Aspiring kingpins can claim their own high-rise for 25% off Executive Offices and Office Garages before taking advantage of CEO bonuses all weekend long. To help satiate your thirst for carnage and gear up for Tuesday, Warstock is slashing the SecuroServ prices on Special Vehicles. Special Vehicle Missions will also dish out Double GTA$ & RP throughout the weekend, allowing you to earn big while getting acclimated with the Special Vehicle of your choosing. Bodyguards and Associates are also getting a Double GTA$ salary bump this weekend.
    PC Gamer

    Grand Theft Auto 5's ever-growing online component GTA Online has outlined its plans moving into 2017, which includes new stunt races, game modes, vehicles, and missions—the latter of which will involve players at some stage fighting "for supremacy in the illegal arms trade and wage war with the latest in high-powered military hardware."

    Due in March, the next GTA Online Title Update will see the Rocket Voltic, Ruiner 2000 and Blazer Aqua vehicles privy to a new style of Stunt Race under the game's Cunning Stunts banner. Against these vehicles' very specific gravity-defying traits, players will also be able to craft their own racetracks.    

    Further into spring, two new Adversary Modes named Resurrection and Top Down will make their way to Los Santos. The former is billed as "a gallows humor take on dodgeball", while the latter offers a "nostalgic homage to the 2D GTA era with some explosive twists". Expect new vehicles around this time too—including the Infernus Classic which hasn't been seen since 2001's Grand Theft Auto 3. 

    Further into the year still, and GTA Online promises gunrunning-related missions and new weaponised vehicles. Here's Rockstar with the skinny on that:

    "Stock up and bunker down as you take on the craziest militias across the state of San Andreas in another massive update for GTA Online. Featuring brand new weaponized vehicles and exciting new missions, get ready to fight for supremacy in the illegal arms trade and wage war with the latest in high-powered military hardware."

    As noted by the Rockstar Newswire, the 2017 GTA Online Stunt Race Event is live right now through March 13. More information on that can be found over here.

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

    Blood for the blood god, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! These are the ten games which sold best on Steam last week.

    The debate has raged for an eternity. The infinite dilemma that has defeated even humanity’s greatest minds.

    Which is best: guns or swords? Today, I have a definitive answer for you.

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    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! These are the ten games which sold best on Steam last week.

    Warning: we have reached Peak Charts. Peak Charts warning. Containment about to be breached. Please evacuate the premises. … [visit site to read more]

    PC Gamer

    There's not much you can't do in Grand Theft Auto 5's pseudo LA cityscape Los Santos. Golf, tennis, jet skiing, parading around as the Incredible Hulk, taking to the skies as a fire-breathing dragon—be it through the base game's multitude of leisure activities or its wealth of user-made mods, the world is pretty much your oyster. Now, it's even possible to roam the hills of Mount Chiliad as The Lion King's Simba. 

    That's thanks to MrMarco1003's The Lion King Pack for GTA 5 which adds a host of characters from Disney's 1994 animated film, including: Timon, Pumbaa, Ed, Shenzi, Banzai, Kiara, Nala, Scar, Mufasa, and Rafiki—not to mention Simba in both adult and junior form. 

    Like many of the more outlandish GTA 5 mods out there, The Lion King Pack is one which needs to be seen to be properly believed. And even then it's pretty special. Observe:

    Creator MrMarco notes that The Lion King pack requires the AddonPeds script mod to function, and that as Mufasa, Scar and adult Simba replace deer in-game, you're required to use one at a time. MrMarco also points out the character models have been taken from Kingdom Hearts 2, so there's a chance this one may not be around forever. 

    If you're interested in learning more about The Lion King Pack mod for GTA 5, head in this direction.

    Announcement - Valve
    Grand Theft Auto V is 50% off this week*! This is also the last the last chance to transfer your characters and progression over from PS3 and Xbox 360 to PC.

    If you have not yet brought your characters and progression over from PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to PC, time is running out as this will no longer be possible as of March 6th, 2017. Experience the definitive version of GTAV, which features across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail, a video editor designed for advanced movie-making inside the game, and the massively upgraded GTA Online, with access to all the latest vehicles and gameplay from our continuing series of free updates including the recent Import/Export.

    *Promotion ends on Feb 21 @ 10am PST

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

    ‘Til all are one, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! These are the ten games which sold best on Steam last week.

    It’s one of those ‘just copied and pasted all the HTML from last week’ kind of weeks. This is GOOD because I am lazy but BAD because there is little new to say. Fortunately, I’ve brought a friend along with me this time. … [visit site to read more]

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