The digital games store Gamersgate has apparently been targeted by a swath of “threats” and “harsh words” after being erroneously associated with GamerGate, the movement that’s taken games media by storm.
While the digital distribution shares a common name with the gaming reformation, that’s where the similarities end. Gamersgate has nothing to do with the campaign whatsoever.
To set the record straight, Gamersgate CEO Theodore Bergqvist wrote a public memo on Facebook explaining the obvious.
“Announcement: GAMERSGATE.COM is NOT Gamergate!
“As many of you are aware of, recently there has been a fierce and infected discussion about sexism as well as journalistic ethics in the gaming industry.
“We’ve received threats and harsh words from around the world and want to make it clear for everyone that Gamersgate.com is not part of this controversy whatsoever.
“Next year Gamersgate.com celebrate our 10th anniversary and since start we have been selling games for download. We are one of the original download platforms and we do our best to support gamers so that they can buy and download games to good prices. Anytime, anywhere.
“Theodore Bergqvist. CEO – Gamersgate.com“
This message clearly exposes how polarized the community has become over GamerGate. In the case of Gamersgate, the platform has become yet another instance of collateral damage in the wake of the cultural rift.
In any case, be sure to drop by and check out Gamersgate‘s catalog of games–with over 6,000 games, they have a little something for everyone.