“An artist makes a painting, then doesn’t like the first version and paints over the canvas with a new painting, right? That’s what happened here. Hackers on the Internet made a program that scratches the canvas to reveal an earlier draft of the game.”
-Rodney Walker, a spokesman for Rockstar Games, as quoted in today’s New York Times
Concise, understandable and accurate. Much better than Rockstar’s previous statement which was long, vague and, um, essentially a lie.
The coverage is coming fast and furious in light of the recent ESRB decision. As of now, it seems like there is no other story in the video game world. Look for some summary judgement here sometime this weekend.