I'm Not Sure, But I Think PETA Is Upset With Pokémon.

Remember when we had to wait years for a follow-up to our pro-animal rights propaganda video games? The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals return to the Unrelated Region a year after Pokémon Black & Blue with Pokémon Red, White & Blue: Loosely Connected to McDonald's. » 10/11/13 12:00pm 10/11/13 12:00pm

PETA's Whale of a Complaint with Assassin's Creed has Nothing to do With …

The m.o. of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals complaining about video games is by now completely transparent. They've had problems with everything from Pokémon to Mario's Tanooki suit, and little of it has anything to do with the harmful depiction of animals in a video game, or the corrosive attitudes that… » 3/06/13 1:30pm 3/06/13 1:30pm

Pokémon Super-Fan To PETA: 'You Guys Are Just Sick And Wrong'

Chris loves Pokémon games. He's been playing them since he was 10 or 11. And he thinks the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are unethically treating his favorite gaming franchises. » 10/10/12 11:15am 10/10/12 11:15am

The Dorkly Weekly: The Horrible Fate of the Leftover Pokémon

The folks at Dorkly pride themselves on the ability to solve gaming's great unsolved mysteries. For example, if Ash chooses Charmander and Gary chooses Squirtle, what happens to Bulbasaur?


Oh. Oh. That happens to Bulbasaur. I always suspected, but I guess I didn't really want to know. At least it's not animal cruelty;… » 2/20/12 4:30pm 2/20/12 4:30pm

In Defense of PETA's Attack on Super Mario

Last week, the People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, ticked off a lot of people who like video games. But maybe the gamers shouldn't have been so upset about that whole "Mario Kills Tanooki" thing? » 11/23/11 11:00am 11/23/11 11:00am

How To Make Your Own PETA Friendly Tanooki Suit

Don't buy Ashcraft's explanation about why PETA is completely missing the point in its attack on Mario's Tanooki suit? Here's an animal friendly way to get your own temporary fur coat. Be warned, it involves rotting food, duct tape and probably just a smidge of leptospirosis. » 11/16/11 1:00pm 11/16/11 1:00pm

Nintendo’s Iconic Plumber Goes Apeshit in This Super Mario vs. PETA…

That bizarre Mario vs. PETA kerfuffle's fading into the rear view but that's not stopping Taiwanese media outfit Next Media Animation from giving us their askew take on the dust-up. Looking at their oddly-shaped version of Mario is enough to give a person nightmares. Those long legs—brrrr!—-and giant feet are bad… » 11/16/11 11:40am 11/16/11 11:40am

PETA's Fur-Wearing Mario Outrage Is "An Epic Cultural Misunderstanding"

The People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is expressing outrage over Mario's Tanooki Suit. That outrage is not only misplaced, but shows PETA's complete lack of cultural understanding—traditional or contemporary. » 11/15/11 6:30am 11/15/11 6:30am

Shooting Folks is Fine, But What if We Run Over a Dog in Grand Theft…

With a puppy appearing in the opening scene of the Grand Theft Auto V debut trailer, animal-loving commenter Nostrapadamous is worried that a virtual dog might run out in front of his virtual car and virtually die. In the arms of angels goes today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 11/03/11 11:20am 11/03/11 11:20am

EA Sports Boss Says Michael Vick "Has Served His Time"

Michael Vick, who returned to the NFL in 2009 after a two-year prison sentence for running a dogfighting ring, was the second-biggest winner (by percentage) in the first round of EA Sports' fan-voted playoff for the Madden NFL 12 cover. To no one's surprise, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has demanded… » 3/31/11 6:00pm 3/31/11 6:00pm