Kotaku posted the story. Shortly afterwards, David Karraker, SCEA senior director of corporate communications contacted them informing them that their time together was over.
An excerpt from the official SCEA reply:
"I am very disappointed that after trying to work with you as closely as possible and provide you and your team with access and information, you chose to report on this rumor.... I can't defend outlets that can't work cooperatively with us.
A gathering of today's buccaneers and freelance adventurers will be taking place next week on the Florida coast. This week, a (self-declared) important section of the 'intelligence community' will be meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida for its second "International Intelligence Summit," where they will be discussing how best to fight their Global War on Terror. Among them will be a motley crew of Iranian exiles, Israeli intelligence officials, repentent Islamists, neocon warriors and scions of
Some players are upset about this, such as arena PvP teams who now have all their gear and talent choices exposed to the world, players with non-standard or less-popular talent choices who fear they will have difficulty getting into pickup groups now that people can instantly find out everything about them, and even role players who worry that the site will reveal what clothing they are (or aren't) wearing at any particular moment.