Tag: Peta

  • News PETA Takes A Dig At Animal Crossing: New Horizons With 'Vegan Guide' To The Game

    And they really don't like Blathers

    When you start your island life in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you're immediately tasked with gathering resources by picking fruit from trees, fishing, bug catching, and more. These activities help your island to grow thanks to Tom Nook's Nook Miles scheme, but should players be a little more concerned about...

  • Random PETA Makes Woolly Statement About Sheep Pokémon Wooloo, Backlash Ensues

    Trainers unite!

    American animal rights organisation PETA is once again using a video game to make a controversial statement. This time the target is Pokémon Sword and Shield and its new sheep pocket monster Wooloo – which was revealed to the world during the most recent Pokémon Direct presentation. You see, Wooloo has wool and PETA doesn't...

  • News PETA Calls Out Nintendo Over Inaccurate Portrayal Of Milking In 1-2-Switch

    "You've taken all the cruelty out of milking"

    The milking game in 1-2-Switch is one of the package's highlights, offering plenty of scope for embarrassment, hilarity and dirty jokes, all in a safe family environment. However, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has taken issue with this segment of the title, claiming that it lacks...

  • News PETA Clamours for Attention with Spoof Pokémon Flash Game

    Let's hope it PETAs out soon

    With Pokémon X & Y only a day away from its global release, animal rights organisation PETA has seized the opportunity to piggyback the games' current media attention and highlight its own cause by creating a spoof Pokémon game. Entitled Pokémon Red, White and Blue, the parody Flash game is essentially designed...

  • News PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Latest Campaign

    Opportunism or a fair moral case?

    Last year, with the arrival of Super Mario 3D Land, PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — launched a campaign against Mario, on the grounds that his Tanooki suit encouraged the wearing of furs. It was a widely criticised move, as it disregarded the sheer fantasy of obtaining the suit from a...

  • News PETA - Relax Mario Fans, It Was All a Joke

    Fur real

    Oh, PETA. Your Tanooki Flash game stirred up a real hornet's nest, and Nintendo's reaction threw frogs and penguins into the mix. Now PETA has clarified its original intentions — it was all a joke. The organisation just sent over a statement that says its Tanooki-related Flash game was all a tongue-in-cheek joke, and that it really wishes...

  • News Nintendo Reacts to PETA's Tanooki Campaign

    Telling tails

    Yesterday's controversial PETA campaign against Mario's Tanooki suit certainly stirred up some heated discussion about the power-up's inclusion in Super Mario 3D Land. Now Nintendo has responded to PETA's claim that the Tanooki suit encourages people to wear fur with an official statement to Eurogamer: Mario often takes the app

  • News PETA Launches Campaign Against Mario

    We're not kidding

    If there was any doubt that Super Mario 3D Land is a high-profile game release, that has now been banished. It has emerged today that PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — has launched a campaign against Mario. The complaint revolves around the Tanooki suit, with the PETA website stating the following: When on a...