The London Evening Standard, whose front page suggested Grand Theft Auto had inspired London's riots, later issued a reprint binning the game blame reference altogether.
The paper originally carried the blurb: Children as young as ten, inspired by video game, among the looters , along with a Lawless London headline.
However, the sub-head later switched to: Children as young as ten hunted by Police . All reference to Grand Theft Auto was also removed from the main story.
The change followed pressure from CVG's WRONG campaign, as well as other games media and outraged fans on Twitter.
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Update: Safermedia join in the GTA Blame Game
11th August 2011. See article
We are in the process of drawing the government's attention to the role of the media in the riots. Not the only cause, but a very significant one that must not be ignored. See how the hugely popular videogame Grand Theft Auto