Emails claimed a dozen people would be killed unless Ambassador Award was revoked

GDC targeted by bomb threats over Sarkeesian award

The organisers of GDC have revealed that it received a number of bomb threats earlier this year over its decision to hand the Ambassador Award to Anita Sarkeesian.

The Tropes vs Women creator won the gong in March for “helping the game industry advance to a better place” and for being “an advocate for video games and help further our art”. The bomb threat had demanded that the award be revoked.

"We can confirm that approximately 25 of GDC’s organisers received an anonymous email early in the morning of Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 during GDC 2014," the organisers told Kotaku.

"The email stated the following: ‘A bomb will be detonated at the Game Developer’s Choice award ceremony tonight unless Anita Sarkeesian’s Ambassador Award is revoked. We estimate the bomb will kill at least a dozen people and injure dozens more. It would be in your best interest to accept our simple request. This is not a joke. You have been warned.’"

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