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Rockstar Games labels BBC's GTA drama 'made up b******s'

Emma Clark

Published 16/09/2015 | 09:26

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Rockstar Games took to Twitter last night to make its displeasure at BBC's drama, The Gamechangers, known to all. It called it 'made up b******s.’

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Rockstar Games was less than pleased with BBC’s The Gamechangers, a drama about Rockstar Games and its time under fire from Christian lawyer Jack Thompson, which aired last night.

The Grand Theft Auto developer tweeted at the BBC to show its displeasure. “This new Rentaghost isn’t as good as I remember,” it first tweeted. It later asked, “Was Basil Brush busy? What exactly is this random, made up bollocks?”

 

 

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Sam Houser, the co-founder of Rockstar Media. It focuses on the conflict between Houser and Jack Thompson, played by Bill Paxton, who believed that video games were to blame for children being violent.

Rockstar Games previously filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the BBC. It said that no one at the company had been consulted about The Gamechangers and wanted to “ensure that our trademarks are not misused in the BBC's pursuit of an unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games.”

If you missed The Gamechangers, you can catch it on BBC’s iPlayer. You may have to trick it into thinking you’re based in the UK though.

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