PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

November 24, 2008 -

What's next for PETA and video games?

Was Link somehow unkind to Epona?  Is it okay to shoot those killer attack dogs in Call of Duty: World at War? Does a Wookie count as an animal?

gamesindustry.biz reports what GamePolitics readers may have already surmised: Advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is finding that video game controversies are a terrific way to stir up publicity for their cause. An unnamed PETA spokesperson told gi.biz:

We use games to highlight the cruelty to animals because they appeal to people who are interested but may be turned off by more direct appeals... We first turned to videogames years ago in an effort to reach out to young guys, but as we dug deeper, we realised that the gaming audience was much bigger and more diverse than we had initially thought. Given the huge success that we've had with Super Chick Sisters and Mama Kills Animals, we will definitely be creating many, many more games.

We plan on continuing to use videogames as a way of engaging the public, both by continuing to create our own games and by engaging with gaming companies, as we did when we approached Sega with the request that it not use apes in its adverts. Gaming, both casual and hardcore, is on the rise, and we recognise that as a medium, gaming is as important as music, movies, and television.

We're not taking aim at Majesco specifically, or the Mama character. We only want to raise awareness that the world - be it real or virtual - is very meaty. We want everyone, including Majesco, to offer more cruelty-free, vegetarian options...

Our game isn't an attack on the videogame industry. It's an attack on the meat industry. We love games (that's why we've created so many), and we love the Cooking Mama series."

GP: Like many other advocacy groups, PETA is using games to deliver its message. What's fascinating, however, is that they have also trained their sites onto games.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

 You can have a pet peeve about made up words?

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

The 8th Corellian Hell is reserved for Di'kuts who ask questions like that.

Ago. Perceptum. Teneo.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

hey deepthorn... can you post a link to that particular forum... id like to read what they wrote... heh heh

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

"We're not taking aim at Majesco specifically, or the Mama character. We only want to raise awareness that the world - be it real or virtual - is very meaty. We want everyone, including Majesco, to offer more cruelty-free, vegetarian options..."

Congratulations, it took them less than a sentance and a half to contradict themselves.

PETA... get off your high horse so I can eat it already!

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

 I seem to remember Chewbacca flying a spaceship. That's more than what you could say for most people. I think he's just a large hairy alien.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

 

 

Stopping PETA will save 1000ths of animals a year.

 

Also, i like my steak rare.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

"Also, i like my steak rare."

You mean like bleeding rare??

 - Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

I think maybe he means like, uncommon. As in steak that must be sought after far and wide, o'er hill and dale, 'til at last and with great effort, yon beefy prize lies in sight.

QUEST COMPLETE!

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

For starters im a she, and i like my steak as raw as possible without making anyone else at the table nauseous when they see me eat it :-)

 

Tbh, im a true omnivore, and enjoy eating anything nature intended me to eat.

And if anyone wants to tell me i should stop eating something that is part of my natural diet, they better be able to run really fast :-)

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

 

For starters im a she...

Damn faceless internets...

My mistake

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Np, easy mistake to make

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

I think I'm in love!

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

*snort* Heh heh... GYAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

Invite me to the wedding! I can be a ring-bearer! 

One word, Keddren, and I will complain to the mods. Getting sick of you trolling me.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

 Christ you are emo, aren't you? We need an ignore function in here, this kids as fruity as Richard Simmons.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Why are you also into cannibalism? Because I got some recipes from this Dahmer fellow and I've always wanted to try them out.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Most species that do eat their own kind do so because food is scarce and there is too much competition.

Omnivores usually have plenty foodsources, and dont have to resort to that.

And nope, im not talking about some tribes that did eat humans out of religious believes, nor am i talking about people getting cut off from civilisation and running out of supplies resorting to canabalism :-)  (or people just totally F up in the head)

(Hope im not being too serious, just trying to stay on topic)

I have eaten any type of animal traditionally available at the butcher, and even some that aren't.

 

Tried and liked both ostrich and kangaroo, and wish they were more available here in the Netherlands :-)

Go skippy!

 

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

sorry for the triple post.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Holy heck why did it double post?

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

I mentioned cannibalism as a joke, because you said the peta guys should run away from you.

Anyway I've heard that buffalo is really good but I've never tried it.

Oh and Jack Thompson apparently thinks I eat reindeer but again I've never tried it. (I'm not kidding)

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

 

Just hold a lighter near it and i'll call it done

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

If I could be fucked, I'd make a game called PETA Massacre where you kill PETA volunteers and small puppies.


Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

i could go for that.

do it Postal 2 style where you use the puppies and such as ammo on the gun (cheat in the game for "infinite suppressors" for yer gun was HILLARIOUS, as it just kept shooting cats off the barrel :P )

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

 No no no, you slay PETA volunteers with puppies (launched at high velocity).

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

I'm so getting KFC tonight.

 

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

 Stop saying fucking facepalm, its emo and people who use it are emo by association.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

It's not emo, but it is very annoying, as is the use of large font type as well.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

It's not emo. It is just obnoxious.

AE: I'm clipping this thread as it's just bickering back and forth.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

"AE: I'm clipping this thread as it's just bickering back and forth."

Yay! Andrew saved us!

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

 Nice, whine to the powers-that-be to prove to me you're not emo. However could I have been so wrong?

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Do you even know what emo is? You're certainly not using it correctly.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Seconded. I know a guy at school that used to be emo.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

That is quite possibly the second biggest waste of a post I have ever seen.

-ConstantNeophyte: always the newb, ALWAYS.

-ConstantNeophyte: always the newb, ALWAYS.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

What's the first?

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 "What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

No one whined to a moderator.  Not to me at least.  I just noticed the thread and decided to clip it as it was just off topic bickering.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

"Was Link somehow unkind to Epona? "

I just want to take this time to indicate that at the end of Super Chick Brothers or whatever the hellwallowitz they called it, they indicated Yoshi was standing up for his rights to not be ridden around by Mario.  So yeah, they already did that.

As for my opinion in general, I don't like their games.  Like everything Peta does, the core of their philosophy isn't meant to educate and open dialogue, it's to gross you out to the point that you get offended and HOPEFULLY find some sheople like Pamela Anderson to giggle, shake, and get on camera about how bad animals are treated.  Handing children bloody toy cows and calling them murderers outside of McDonalds does NOT open discussion.  It opens controversy.  Filling a platformer with blood oozing KFC themed items doesn't make anyone think "hmm, maybe I should stop going to KFC" instead of thinking "hot crap!  This is gory as all hell."

Basically it's like this.  You don't get people to openly discuss sexually based violence in a community by slapping old ladies with your cock.  And that's the method Peta uses.  They do the most offensive thing possible to illicit a response and HOPE someone wants to talk to them after they were just a jerk hoping to understand WHY they were a jerk.  But me?  I just call them prats and move on.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

EPIC FAIL.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

I wonder at what point they'll realize that the kind of parody they toss around will not always be shrugged off by the maker. Probably when a game developer sues them for deliberately attacking and damaging their brand.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Oh yeah?

Triple Picard palm Biatch!

Fuck!

oookay, so it's back. Unfuck!

United we Stand, Divided we fall.

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Keep it 36-point Verdana or less. EZK doesn't like REALLY big text.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

I'd want to but it hid the edit button. o_O

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Just remember next time to do it 36-point or less. The edit button vanished b/c the comment had a reply.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Oh so you're to blame. =) I'll keep it mind next time.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

I wonder if PETA has ever agreed on a humane method to killing animals for food. Because the last time I checked they were "People for Ethical Treatment of Animals" and not "People Against Eating Animals".

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter


I posted in their forum asking if it was okay to eat an animal that died naturally or was hit by a car and was already dead, and they acted as if I found Jesus's grave, dug it up, and took a shit on his skull, then they deleted the post.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Odd I asked them if humans can be scavengers when it comes to meat a while ago and they said that it was perfectly fine. So either they've changed their mind, lied to one of us, or they just don't like you.

I know what people say on the forums isn't official PETA doctrine but you'd think they'd be more consistent.

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They hated me with a passion of 1000 suns, haha.  I was being a bit of a dig though.

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

Haha, I see your point from the shoutbox now. It's still puzzling as to why they deleted THAT particular post. That post didn't make PETA look bad. It just made yourself look bad (through PETA's eyes), and don't see how PETA was compromised by being asked a question that would be cake for them to answer. They are a mysterious bunch.

So not only should humans not be predators, they can't be scavengers either. They have too much of an emotional attachment to animals. It's amazing how an act of selflessness turns into selfishness simply by trying project your vitures onto others.

Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter


illogical people do illogical things...

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Re: PETA Using Video Game Themes as an Attention-Getter

PAEA sounds better.

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