Posts Tagged ‘the daily star’

Star Wars: Daily Star Apologises To Rockstar

By John Walker on July 24th, 2010.

If I were any better at Photoshop I'd be working for a tabloid.

Heavens above. Rockstar has them some lawyers. You may remember that last week the Daily Star ran an absolutely ridiculous story in which they claimed that Rockstar were to release Grand Theft Auto: Rothbury, based on the events of Raoul Moat, the murder he committed, and his run from the police. You can see the full article, subsequently pulled from the Daily Star site, after Alec had the foresight to screengrab it. Yoinking the story from their site wasn’t really enough – it had spread like wildfire across the web, and it seems Rockstar aren’t the sorts to mess with like that. They’ve got money. They’ve got lawyers. I have never seen an apology like the one on the Star’s site today.

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Daily Star Outs GTA Rothbury

By Alec Meer on July 21st, 2010.

UK newspaper The Daily Star apparently believes that if it’s on the internet, it’s real. Hence their being convinced that the next GTA game would be a document of Gateshead gunman Raoul Moat:

No doubt a 4Chan or b3ta chucklester passed it onto them. Good work, chucklesters.

The Star – not exactly the UK’s most first-rate paper at the best of times – has now pulled the story, following Twitter and MCV discovering, laughing, screaming and howling at its open idiocy and failure to do even the most basic form of fact checking. Fortunately, I thought to take a screengrab of the whole thing first. It’s below.
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