Review Site Donates to Charity After Red Dead Redemption 2 Leak

Usually, when websites get leaked news, it's from a secret source or something an employee carelessly mentions or let slip. Not often is it from a corporate memo. If you manage to get your hands on corporate memos, there are different ways to go about reporting the information you get as a journalist. What you don't do is post everything for the world to see that includes classified info about a game that won't be released for months. As in so classified, only top brass was supposed to have a copy. That's what reviews site Trusted Reviews did back in February 2018 when it released confidential information about Red Dead Redemption 2 that several sites (including ours) picked up on. Which included info on several of the game's mechanics, the online system, and the mobile app.

Review Site Donates to Charity After Red Dead Redemption 2 Leak
credit//Rockstar Games

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company to Rockstar Games, took the matter very seriously and immediately got in contact with the site about the security breach. As part of a settlement between the two, Trusted Reviews will be donating $1 million toward three specific charities of Take-Two's choosing: the American Indian College Fund, the American Prairie Reserve, and the First Nations Development Institute. So, a lesson for would-be journalists. If you get your hands on something so hot it might burn you, double-check everything about it.

About Gavin Sheehan

Gavin is the current Games Editor for Bleeding Cool. He has been a lifelong geek who can chat with you about comics, television, video games, and even pro wrestling. He can also teach you how to play Star Trek chess, be your Mercy on Overwatch, recommend random cool music, and goes rogue in D&D. He also enjoys hundreds of other geeky things that can't be covered in a single paragraph. Follow @TheGavinSheehan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vero, for random pictures and musings.

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