Video game criticism gone too far!

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  1. Ivo

    Ivo Established Member

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    We've all heard stories about video games (notably GTA) being capable of causing criminal behaviour or otherwise controversial, but this is ridiculous...

    The most ridiculous thing about this though is that the Tanooki suit has been around since SMB3 - in the late 80s. Epic fail on PETA's part :roll:
     
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    Words do not begin to describe my contempt for that article.
     
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    So you're not allowed to even show people wearing fur? Given that it's a computer simulation, all the manufacturer has to do is to tell PETA that it's synthetic... :lol:
     
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    PETA are idiots, it's nothing new, but they're also a fairly nasty organisation in general.

    They're pretty clueless about most things they try to campaign about.
     
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    It is completely and utterly stupid.

    PETA it seems has nothing better to do then attack, film, games etc. If im right they do support and go through kill shelters themselfs for rescued animals.

    That suite as others have said has been in the games since Super Mario Bro's 3. Another game they kicked a fussed about was in a quick time event in Battlefield 3 where you have to kill a rat....

    One game im supprised they haven't yet moaned about is Skyrim since you can kill elk, deer, foxes, wolves, mamouths and little bunnies as well. (But a incredibly great game though, which i seriously recommend)

    Chris
     
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    Is this the same PETA that has made a porn site to promote animal welfare?
     
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    I agree. The suit has been around since Super Mario Brothers 3 and it wasn't frowned upon then, so why the sudden change in attitude?

    Do PETA have no better way to pursue animal cruelty?

    Why don't they spend 30 minutes on YouTube and try to catch some really nasty people harming animals? -_-
     
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    Sounds to me like PETA are trying to get back into the headlines after a summer of low exposure, and it worked. Perhaps funds are running low?
     
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    What a bunch of idiots.

    I hope they don't play Red Dead Redemption, that's about a million times worse for killing animals!
     
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    Animal rights are a very serious issue, but this group doesn't really make the movement seem at all serious, they just look like fools, what's needed is direct action against those who cause (real) cruelty to animals, not whimping out of anything serious and just attacking video games.
     
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    What is it with animal rights people? They all either seem to be batpoop insane or terrorists, at least in my mind. I'm sure there is a silent majority of animal rights supporters - I agree that it is wrong to cause undue suffering to an animal, but I'm pro-vivisection...
     
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    best ring them up, i hit a rabbit in my car earlier...surely this makes me a very terrible person, if marios outfit upsets them.
     
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    The same goes for all walks of life; you never hear from the reasonable, rational people because it's the vocal extremists who are constantly seeking attention.
     
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    I'm personally anti-vivisection, I'm a firm believer that we should not exploit animals for our own ends, keeping animals for laboratory research is akin to keeping a child locked up in a cellar, it's just not on, but sadly I can't see a total abolition any time soon, and direct action against the laboratories and their staff may be the only way.
     
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    Clearly you're an idiot who just believes the propaganda then, no better than the people you are trying to criticise. The fact that you claim to be pro-vivisection says it all.
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    This is especially true given that there are so many altenatives available to using animals, and that animal models are often innacurate and even dangerous. Legal drugs taken correctly are one of the leading causes of death in the western world, despite them being tested and shown to be "safe" on animals, as animals are not like humans and have totally different body chemistries. There are things you can give to animals that will do no harm but will kill humans, and things that are safe for humans but kill animals. This is before you get into the real bulk of vivisection which is toxicity testing for chemicals, including household products, and of course cosmetics (it's totally legal to test ingredients). Much of the data obtained from vivisection is useless anyway, yet it's a bottomless pit for money to be ploughed into benefiting no-one but the companies and reseachers involved.
     
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    No, I believe newspaper headlines which tell me that people are sent to prison for conducting terror campaigns against people who work in the animal testing industry.

    Clearly in your rage you missed my quote of:

    I'm sure there is a silent majority of animal rights supporters

    For a bit of context, I take a prescribed drug to help me with a disability, which has been tested on animals.
     
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    They ain't a majority and they ain't silent either!
     
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    Yet nobody mentions the cruelty involved in Halal food?
     
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    I'll give you that.
     
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    Ah, I think you misunderstand. I hadn't worded that properly. What I meant was:

    "I am sure the vast majority of animal rights supporters remain mostly silent" - meaning they aren't extreme unlike the examples I have given.
     
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    I'll leave it as TBH I think a lot of these support groups use that way too liberally when they just want to big up how important / popular they are.
     
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    I think it's quite widely mentioned, isn't it?

    I will always try to buy non-Halal meat where possible. A bolt gun is far more humane in my mind than a blade across the throat.
     
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    Not that has reached my ears but I could be wrong. I always try to get non-Halal meat too for the same reason
     
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    What a load of utter drivel. You understand what "direct action" normally entails? It's terrorism, pure and simple. Achieving your ends through fear and intimidation. I'm surprised that vivisection disgusts you, but "direct action" is acceptable.

    Fighting against the individual components of a much larger machine accomplishes nothing. Policy and culture changes achieve so much more. You do not achieve the latter by throwing paint over people as they leave for work, or clumsily boiling down peroxide in the garage and buying a pound of nails. It's amateurish and thuggish.
     
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    It may surprise you to know that research is indicating that halal slaughter can be better for the animal than captive bolt stunning, which is well known to be hit and miss as to whether it works as intended. However, not enough recent, properly conducted research has been done to prove this.

    In any case, the RSPCA and the MHS say that nearly 90% of Halal meat has been pre-stunned anyway.
     
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    The Dutch parliament do.
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    Indeed.

    I'd like to see PETA try and picket a furry convention :lol:
     
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