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GTA 6 leaker be like: “Take-Two, I’ve come to bargain”

In times of financial crisis, people do all kinds of things to get some extra cash flow going. Sell useless crap on Craigslist or eBay, dive into that cryptocurrency that’s destined to “go to the moon”, or perform some “manual labor” in that one alleyway behind central station. Or you could be like GTA Forums user Teapotuberhacker and joink GTA 6 footage from Take-Two and attempt to “negotiate a deal”. Mhmmm… someone’s trying to hustle the hustler alright.

The thing is, Teapotuberhacker isn’t even trying to be subtle about it either. Apparently, leaking GTA 6 gameplay footage isn’t something he/she/it believed would go viral the way it did. But hey, whaddayaknow, it kinda did. And now, Teapotuberhacker needs to sift through 3000 Telegram DM’s because maybe there’s one from Take-Two or Rockstar. You know, to parlay terms. Then again, there might not be since they might have been super busy plugging the leaks he/she/it created. And if that’s the case, Teapotuberhacker is still more than willing to strike a deal.

“Ok, so this has gone unexpectedly viral, woke up to 3000 Telegram DM’s. If you are an employee of Rockstar or Take 2 and you’re trying to contact me, send me a message containing 22559219889638875756 on Telegram or you can email me at teapotuberhacker@protonmail.com ** from your corporate email address ** I will try to read all these replies soon – I am looking to negotiate a deal.”

Okay, question: WTF?! This has got to be either the stupidest or boldest move I’ve seen in a long time. Putting the squeeze on Take-Two and Rockstar as if it’s a hostage situation. That’s some ballsy shit, people. But it also seems to imply that the hacker has more on T2 than just gameplay footage. Could the claim of the acquired GTA5/GTA6 source code be legit? If so, what’s Teapotuberhacker trying to get out of this? I mean, we’re not dealing with some sweet old lady whose walker you’ve stolen. You’re messing with top brass here. Top brass with a hugemungous legal team. Just sayin’.

To be continued…