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#1 compl3x

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:50

I hate to draw attention to the wackos over at PeTA because I know that is what they want, but this one is too amusing to pass up.

 

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PETA has another Pokemon-themed parody game, this time featuring Pikachu and friends going up against the evils of McDonalds.

You wouldn't expect PETA to have much in the way of a game development department, but you'd be surprised. After People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released Pokemon: Black and Blue last year, the animal rights group has created a sequel (of sorts) with a new parody game, Pokemon: Red, White, & Blue. The browser game lets you rescue tortured Pokemon from animal abusers like McDonalds workers and customers, and urges players to "choose kindness and go vegan - after all, even humans can evolve."

 

The core protest here is against Nintendo using its iconic mascots (via Happy Meal toys) to endorse McDonalds' abuse of animals. Heavy-handed though the writing may be - somebody swoons every single time PETA is mentioned in the dialogue - the gameplay gets its message across while staying surprisingly true to the Pokemon battle formula. Of course, you'll only be battling human enemies: the game isn't afraid to point fingers at the Pokemon series for desensitizing children to animal violence.

 

"Our parody game is a fun way to tackle a serious issue - that it's wrong for Nintendo to allow McDonald's to lure kids in using its beloved, cute icons, when the reality is that Pokemon have been used to mask would horrify them" says PETA's Joel Bartlett. You can play the parody game on PETA's website. It only takes a few minutes to complete, but it certainly doesn't waste time delivering its message.


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#2 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:17

As much as PETA are a bunch of whacko's, I've -always- clearly seen that Pokémon is nothing but a cutesified version of animal fighting/baiting. I don't let my kids play it.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:06

PETA sure has a thing for going after Nintendo. :laugh:



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:07

PETA sure has a thing for going after Nintendo. :laugh:

 

I guess they don't have anything productive to do with their time.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:11

Pokewhat? nevah heard of it..



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:11

I guess they don't have anything productive to do with their time.

Bets the people working there have to get training to make these pointless games.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 13:57

Pokewhat? nevah heard of it..


http://en.wikipedia....rg/wiki/Pokémon

http://www.pokemon.com/us/

#8 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 14:10

Ta DocM :)



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 14:36

I belong to the other  PETA.

 

People Eating Tasty Animals.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 15:43

I belong to the other PETA.

People Eating Tasty Animals.


^^ (Y) (Y)

#11 ramesees

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 23:45

I belong to the other PETA.

People Eating Tasty Animals.

Well it's as they say - meat is murder..... tasty tasty murder

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:25

How does PETA even have the rights to use Pokémon? Couldn't they be sued?



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:10

How does PETA even have the rights to use Pokémon? Couldn't they be sued?

 

 

They'd probably revel in the opportunity to draw more attention to themselves.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:31

this is making me hungry



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:43

As much as PETA are a bunch of whacko's, I've -always- clearly seen that Pokémon is nothing but a cutesified version of animal fighting/baiting. I don't let my kids play it.

 

It's as much animal fighting as chess is warfare.





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