So not what I was expecting. I really enjoyed this.
PacManPolarBear here from Sarcastic Gamer. I'm the one who wrote this article. SG posts FAKE NEWS every Friday and if you check the bottom of the original post it is labeled as such.
While this whole article is totally made up, the kind of fallout I describe is not that unlikely. Though I'd like to think that GTA will remain a powerful and fun franchise for years to come.