Game Developers Conference 2014 organizers received a bomb threat in response to their decision to award Anita Sarkeesian with the Ambassador Award.
Crazy, a bomb threat like this, but why has it just come to light now after all these months?
No idea. Guess they just didn't want it floating around.
I think we all know the reason.
Funny how just like Kotaku this has come up when Nero posted that article on the secret mailing list all these journalists have. I mean this conference was in March...then all of a sudden a development happens just after Nero posted his article.
I agree. It's all incredibly convenient.
Expect another big story within the next week or two concerning sexism in gaming.
What is wrong with industry professionals talking among themselves?
Nothing is wrong with them talking amongst themselves... what is wrong is professionals getting together behind closed doors to determine what is and is not to be covered and how to handle certain types of stories. If they want to talk, and discuss, and debate amongst themselves I am all for it. If they want to control, suppress, and redirect story topics, I have a problem with that.
ghost: Is there any evidence of control, suppression, and redirecting story topics? From what I can tell, it seems to be a lot of "evidence points to" or "evidence suggests", but nothing concrete. In fact, most of the time I cannot see any evidence at all.
Because these things need to be investigated. The Kotaku article claimed that they learned about it last week.
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I don't believe it. And I am sick of this woman's face.
She has that distinctive left-wing "I'm-better-than-you- while-accepting-my-total-equali ty-with-you-but-not-really" ; look.
The infamous look of plastic surgery in your thirties?
So you're calling the organizers of the Game Developers Choice awards liars? Do you have any idea how serious it is to call in the police for this kind of thing if you don't have cause for concern? There's no doubt in my mind that some crazy sent a bomb threat to the GDC people. The hate directed at this woman is toxic and makes me ashamed to identify myself as a gamer. I don't care if you don't agree with her opinion, the people harassing this woman need to be jailed, plain and simple. It's illegal and it's sick. Freedom of speech doesn't allow the right to bully a woman to the point she's afraid for her own safety and for the safety of others around her. I hope they nail this terrorist sicko.
Pls mark as trolling. You were a 1 bubble troll for a long time how you get to 7. We need to boycott GDC as well as all these sites
Yeah, you didn't address a single point I raised. You know you don't have an argument when you simply attack the person talking and not what's being said. But you go ahead and support douchebags who call in bomb threats to game events if it makes you feel like a big man. This has zero to do with Sarkeesian or her opinions and everything to do with our attitude as gamers towards the harassment industry figures receive. We should all be taking a stand. Shame on all of your for disagreeing with my statement above. You people defending these bombers are sick and need help. When someone actually blows up one of these events because of their hatred, you'll probably still defend them.
Who said anything about supporting a bomb threat? That is most peoples problem with almost everything you have said in this post. You are assuming that just because some may not believe its legitimate and other find it convenient timing and call that into question does not mean we support the action of a bomb threat. I don't think anyone disagrees with finding these people and prosecuting them. We disagree with how this is coming about. You are being flippant to the concerns people are making about the timing of this article.
@Gh05t. Point to me in my initial post where I accused anyone of any such thing. I stated the facts as we know them. What in my initial post is there to possibly disagree with? This isn't coming from her, it's coming from the event organizers. These type of bombs threats are illegal and reprehensible. Of those two statements, which do you have an issue with? For that I got 17 disagrees and counting. The timing of this is irrelevant to my point that, as a group, we should be condemning these actions, not dismissing or shifting focus off what we know happened in order to spin some "conspiracy" nonsense to distract from the serious nature of these crimes. Again. I hope they nail this terrorist and hold them to account for their actions.
"But you go ahead and support douchebags who call in bomb threats." ^^^^ Here you go! Its called inference. By saying we support the person you are inferring we also support the action.
What??If this was true it we would have heard about it when it happened.I smell BS. @Darkride In this day and age nothing is a secret anymore.Every little thing is spilled out.Funny how it took 6 months for this to happen and it's all happening recently after this whole Vidya game scandal.
Nothing like the smell of BS in the morning.
You're hearing about it now, aren't you? You think the organizers of the event are lying after the fact?
That's exactly what he's saying. I agree that its strange that we haven't heard anything about this until now, especially considering the fact that the evidence suggests that Sarkeesian lied about some of her past death threats.
But this isn't coming from Sarkeesian. It's coming from the event organizers. And what evidence is there that Sarkeesian lied about threats? Edit: Disagrees. Sigh. Anyone care to speak up about what there is to disagree with? Or you all just find facts upsetting when they don't support your particular theories?
Dont care! People called in bomb threats to my high school a lot, usually just kids wanting to get out of math class and ended up in juvy.
So because bomb threats are called in all the time it's suddenly not illegal? Even though bombs that take out whole buildings are rare, do you have any idea how many legitimate bombs the police have to deal with in the US on a daily basis? This isn't something anyone should take lightly.
1: Who said it wasn't illegal? 2: I clearly said the people were taken to juvenile detention centers. 3: Don't even begin to talk to me about the severity and dealing with bombs on a daily basis. I have more training with IED's than I ever wanted. I didn't say it shouldn't be taken as a threat, all I said is I don't care. If you want to care, not sure what good that will do, go ahead. For me this is a none issue. I cant change, stop, or in any way make an impact, and none of this changes how I feel about Anita.
Yeah. I get that you don't care. It's exactly that kind of apathy I have an issue with.
Why is everybody hating her? I think she's soo funny! Just look at her eyebrows.
Lol! And this bomb threat is just as fake!
So, you tell us this now? Not when the threat was imminent? Why, they're certainly pushing this as far as they can go. Like Fox mentioned, after certain developments arose just a couple of days ago. This comes out of nowhere? If this was true it would have been investigated and brought up immediately. I'm sorry, but I have to call bullshit, especially given the fact that it's so convenient for their narrative. If I'm right, and I believe that I am. How sickening can these journos get? To throw around terrorism like it's a trump card or some sort? Meh...
Sometimes bomb threats aren't publicized because police and organizers don't want copycats. Even if the threat wouldn't have been carried out, just the idea that 'someone' out there is bold enough to make the threat, might lead others to actually go through with the act. Copycats are a serious issue in public event security.