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Rockstar calls BBC’s GTA drama “random, made up bollocks”

Rockstar has slammed the BBC’s Grand Theft Auto docudrama The Gamechangers, calling it “random, made up bollocks.” The company fired out a pair of tweets directed at the BBC, comparing the show to the ropey 1984 kids TV show Rentaghost, as well as asking “Was Basil Brush busy?”

The one-off 90-minute show, which aired last night on BBC2, sees Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe play Sam Houser—one half of the notoriously media-shy Houser brothers—who co-founded Rockstar Games and developed the hugely successful Grand Theft Auto franchise. Set in 2002, it focuses on the period between GTA: Vice City and its sequel, GTA: San Andreas, when now-disbarred US lawyer Jack Thompson, played by Bill Paxton, launched legal action against Rockstar.

That Rockstar isn’t best pleased with the docudrama comes as no surprise. Back in April when the the show was first announced, Rockstar attempted to sue the BBC for “trademark infringement,” insisting that that neither publisher Take Two nor Rockstar had anything to do with the show’s creation. “We have attempted multiple times to resolve this matter with the BBC without any meaningful resolution,” read a company statement at the time. “It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property, and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary.”

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http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/09/rockstar-calls-bbcs-gta-drama-random-made-up-bollocks/


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