Every year, the Game Developers Conference holds an awards ceremony, celebrating the games of the past year and recognizing notable members of the industry. Last year, the Pioneer Award went to Prince of Persia's Jordan Mechner. This year, it was due to be Atari founder Nolan Bushnell. But the news was met with criticism; in the past, Bushnell has bragged about the sexualized nature of Atari’s freewheeling office in the 1970s. The result was a #notnolan hashtag, where his comments took center stage.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/7xe57q/gdc-cancels-nolan-bushnell-pioneer-awards-following-notnolan-backlash