Daily Star reveals GTA: Rothbury

In what could possibly be the most outrageous piece of video games reporting in a national UK paper, The Daily Star has today expressed its fury” at news that a Raoul Moat version of Grand Theft Auto is in production.

Apparently gaming websites” (though obviously not the ones we read) have shown the cover of a version of the XBox hit Grand Theft Auto”, supposedly called GTA Rothbury, that’s based on the recent Northumberland shootings that dominated the news earlier this month.

It is sick – it’s blood money,” the sister of Moat’s ex-partner Samantha Stobbart told the paper. The game is beyond belief.”

MCV’s guess? Someone somewhere in a dark corner of the internet mocked up the cover (pictured). Somehow this came to the attention of a sorely uneducated non-gamer at The Daily Star. The rest, minus any fact checking or common sense, is history.

MCV has contacted The Daily Star for comment.

UPDATE:
It seems that The Daily Star has removed the story. A moment of sense, presumably. We’re still awaiting comment.

UPDATE 2:
For a screengrab of the Daily Star piece, click here.

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