Atari Founder snubbed of the Pioneer Award

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In early 2018, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell lost an award due to the fact that Atari had a history of "misogyny".

Background

Atari founder was due to receive a "Pioneer Award" to celebrate his contributions to gaming with the Atari 2600. However, Brianna Wu posted on Twitter about supposed misogynist actions he did over 40 years.

Atari had a history of supposedly scandalous activities in their games, such as Nolan admitting that Atari had a "fraternity culture" that included naming products after attractive female employees, such as the home version of Pong being named "Darlene." This led to the award committee deciding not to give Nolan the award due to the controversy.

This news led to much outrage because Nolan's actions took place more than four decades ago and countless other people had similar "scandals" that no one complains because they were also a long time ago. It also was another example of people caving into SJW complaints too quickly without doing any research and cowering at the very first sign of any controversy. Former female employees that worked with Nolan during the 70s defended him, stating that none of his behavior were misogynist nor had any indication of being sexual abuse.

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Orangeyboi

26 months ago
Score 10
This is ridiculous,he basically molded the road for other game consoles,he did a good job creating a console,it’s not his fault that girls don’t really like games that much I guess,but that’s not a excuse to remove a reward! I may be years younger than the system but it’s still very nice!
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ThunderKat

20 months ago
Score 0
May I request a title change? I think "Atari Founder Snubbed of the Pioneer Award" sounds a lot better.
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JaguarByte Productions

19 months ago
Score 1
2018 was a pile of shit anyways
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JoshuaReen

18 months ago
Score 1
Agree.
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Czeky

2 months ago
Score 1
This comment didnt aged well.
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Shrekpacito13

19 months ago
Score 2
death to all sjws, commence forth the great purge
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MixelMan10

18 months ago
Score 5
That's complete BS, he definitely deserved that award. I mean he was the father of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's for god's sake!
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SkyBlueYoshi

15 months ago
Score 5

For gods sake he paved the way for video games, so he should win the award

And yet some angry feminist thought that he shouldn't
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F-86

7 months ago
Score 3
A great pioneer in gaming subbed of his well deserved award all because Brianna Wu wanted to feel relevant.
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BlakeIsHere458

5 months ago
Score 0
I'm a tire.
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FightFireWithFire

2 months ago
Score 4

YOU KNOW WHAT'S BUUUUULLLLSHIT?!

SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS!
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LuigiMan050-5

one month ago
Score 2
HOW ON THE GODFORSAKEN EARTH DID A FEMINIST FUCKING MAKE NOLAN BUSHNELL LOSE HIS PIONEER AWARD?!? EVEN SHE WAS BORN ON THE SAME YEAR THE ATARI 2600 CAME OUT!!!!!
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ChocolateHamburger

one month ago
Score 2
I dunno skinny bitch wants attention along with Her cronies

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