That site has a serious reading comprehension issue. The writer of that article should be shamed and fired.
Microsoft's site implies that the deal will still run after release (they tend to do this through the holidays as is), not that the game has been delayed. It states the deal is good until 12/31. Not that the game releases 12/31.
"lol der was a shdow on my carpet but ti looked like a stane and tried to clen it up but ti was a shadoow" -Ghost4800
I heard a rumor that GTA would possibly use a DRM prompt when you start the game, though I don't see any news regarding it on the official site, maybe it is because I can't see, maybe it is because I am RAY_CHARLES!