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Digital retailer speaks out on #gamergate name confusion

Gamersgate CEO puts out public statement after receiving threats

The CEO of a game download service has been forced to issue a statement after the company received threats from members of the public who confused its name, Gamersgate, with the recent #gamergate movement.

"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," said Theodore Bergqvist in a public statement.

The company is also using social media to get the message out but at the time of writing the company's Twitter account, @Gamersgate, was still receiving messages like the one below.

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