The Daily Star writer responsible for yesterday's Raoul Moat GTA game claim has responded to an outraged reaction via his Facebook profile, and had a pop at gamers in the process.
Jerry Lawton's latest Facebook status reads:
"[Jerry Lawton] is baffled by the fury of adult gamers! These are grown (?!?) men who sit around all day playing computer games with one another who've today chosen to enter the real world just long enough to complain about my story slamming a Raoul Moat version of Grand Theft Auto!"
"You would think I'd denied the Holocaust!!! Think I'...ll challenge them to a virtual reality duel....stab....I win!!!"
The original Daily Star article was taken offline soon after outrage across the gaming community became wide spread.
CVG contacted Rockstar to ask if the publisher was considering retaliation against the Star's report, but recieved no official response.
Why is it a problem to slam a Raoul Moat version of Grand Theft Auto? Because erm, it's not real? Perhaps Lawton should take his wholly inaccurate story back to the fantasy world it references...
[Disclaimer: Some aspects of this report represent the writer's opinion]