Atari's founder won't receive a major industry award as #TimesUp turns to video games

Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

#TimesUp for video games. Finally.

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell will no longer receive the prestigious Pioneer Award at the annual Game Developers Choice Awards in March. He had previously been announced as the recipient for 2018, but backlash from the community stemming largely from Bushnell’s past comments and behavior compelled the change.

A Wednesday morning announcement from the show’s advisory committee, the group that votes on the special award winners each year, confirmed the change. The statement never mentions Bushnell by name; it merely confirms there will be no Pioneer Award for 2018. Read more…

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