A new year is almost here. That means two things: making resolutions you won't keep past January and plenty of chances to show off online during a new calendar of Rockstar Games Social Club Multiplayer Events Series
playing against Rockstar developers or other players. Oh, and did we mention there are giveaway prizes?
During the multiplayer events, you'll also have the opportunity to join the official event chat and watch the live video stream. Here's what's involved:
- Play with and against members of Rockstar Games, including some of the folks who helped create the games themselves
- Watch the live video stream of the event at the official Events page
- Join the live chat to talk trash while you play or just join in the discussion of the action as it unfolds
- Enter event sweepstakes at the Events page (entry period is only during event hours) for a chance to win prize packs of limited-edition t-shirts, stickers and more
The hub of each and every event is at the official Social Club Multiplayer Events page at www.rockstargames.com/socialclub/multiplayer
Here's the complete calendar of what's lined up for January through March 2011:
- Thursday, January 20 (5-8PM Eastern)
Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City
For PC on Games for Windows LIVE
Let's get 32 players deep for an afternoon of PC gaming action throughout the streets of Liberty, including modes by fan request from Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.
- Thursday, February 17 (5-8PM Eastern)
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
For Xbox 360 on Xbox LIVE
For a different taste of the west - time to peel the car covers off those Ducatis, Benzes, Camaros and Impalas. By fan demand, we'll be tearing it up with our 2008 street racing classic on Xbox LIVE.
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- Friday, March 18 (4-7PM Eastern)
Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
For Xbox 360 on Xbox LIVE
Whether you've purchased the new Complete Edition or if you have the original Grand Theft Auto IV and/or Episodes from Liberty City discs, you'll be able to play with us during an afternoon in Liberty City as we dive into all the modes. Social Club members will be able to enter for a chance to win a special giveaway at this one too.
All of the official Gamertags and IDs will be announced in the days before each event, as always.
And keep in mind that there are plenty of other times that Rockstar will be online and playing other than the official live streaming event sessions listed above. Follow them on Twitter
to know exactly when they're jumping in on some multiplayer at a moment's notice. Stepping up your game is a resolution you can easily keep and self-improvement is what a new year is all about.
See you online and join fellow gamers in the Grand Theft Auto forums
inbetween events to talk or set up your own sessions!