@theht: @brendan: I provided my own summary above, and gave a link to an article about it. Though, this is just the best that I understand it from many different sources online. I am not aware of a set, definitive article explaining it. I think I give a decent enough representation of what happened though. Some people may disagree, and if so, I encourage them to chime in with their own interpretation of the situation.
Also, there was an awful Giant Bomb thread about this before, but it was eventually locked: