Daily Star pays out substantial damages over "GTA Raoul Moat" story

   26/07/2010 at 08:17       Phil May       0 COMMENTS.
Source - Computer and Video Games
 - The Daily Star, Cheap toilet paper, Not even fit for wrapping your, chips in., Makes a great litter tray liner

Oh the delicious irony. A nasty piece of worm-ridden tabloid filth runs a smear story against a games developer, and the developer comes out on top.

Running a story alleging that Rockstar were planning a "Grand Theft Auto: Rothbury" in their news rag has cost The Daily Star dear. After a damages case awarded Rockstar a "substantial" payout, the developer has announced that the money will go to charity and that they were "not in the least bit amused" by the non-story run by The Star. The article, aired in the paper and on the Daily Star's website, was withdrawn from the site hastily but the journalist behind it chose to ridicule adult gamers in a backlash piece. Oh dear.

Quite how the whole thing came about is anyone's guess but an over-enthusiastic tabloid hack probably saw something on B3TA, spun it into a story and is probably now cleaning the toilets for a couple of weeks to compensate.

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