GTA 5, Valve Gamescom 2012 Claims Are Fake

Tom Hopkins

A LinkedIn profile that claims GTA 5, an unannounced Valve game and other titles are headed to Gamescom 2012, is fake.

Published on Jul 9, 2012

Gamescom 2012 may not feature GTA 5, and almost certainly won't include a new game reveal from Valve, following false claims on the LinkedIn profile of an alleged Gamescom employee.

The profile of Gerald Bauser claims that he "supervises programs" for Grand Theft Auto V and Table Tennis Tournament 2, a Guild Wars game for consoles, and a Valve title labelled "Coming Soon (in progress)".

Various reports had picked up on the profiles claims, despite numerous discrepancies such as a selective career history, and multiple spelling errors.

It is, however, fake - venue Koelnmesse has confirmed to NowGamer that Bauser is "not a member or manager of the official staff of gamescom" or partner BIU.

Does that mean GTA 5 or a new Valve game won't be at Gamescom in mide August? Perhaps, but hopefully not.



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