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…

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

Humans Are The Enemy In This Ridiculous PETA Pokémon Parody

You! Person reading this! Scum human. Go play Pokémon Black & Blue, a new Flash game by the folks at PETA, noble heroes and the only people in the world who had the balls to point out how disgusting it is that Mario wears fur. » 10/08/12 1:00pm 10/08/12 1:00pm

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… » 2/20/12 4:30pm 2/20/12 4:30pm

PETA Fights Elephant Abuse with an iPhone Game

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals turn to the iPhone to help communicate that elephants are great and circus folk are the devil. The elephants get their revenge in This is Pop's Circus Slam! » 12/19/11 8:30pm 12/19/11 8:30pm

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

PETA: That Whole Bloody Mario Thing, That was Just a Joke (UPDATE)

Looks like PETA bit off more Fusarium venetum then they could chew when they attacked Mario for his Tanooki-suit wearing ways. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals tell Kotaku that their bloody video game take-down of Mario was meant to be "tongue-in-cheek." » 11/16/11 3:00pm 11/16/11 3:00pm

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

PETA Calls Out Nintendo For Fur-Wearing Mario

The People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals are blasting Nintendo and their beloved gaming plumber Mario over what they claim is a message that it's OK to wear animal furs. » 11/14/11 1:20pm 11/14/11 1:20pm

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

Kinect Player Kicks Cat Into Camera — Fake Or Not Fake?

A cat innocently wanders by his owner playing Kinect, and is accidentally kicked across the room directly into the camera. Do you want to watch that? Hell yeah! But is it fake? You make the call! » 1/20/11 7:40pm 1/20/11 7:40pm

PETA Praises Adult Swim Flash Games For Being Animal Friendly

While Adult Swim's flash games aren't known for classy content, two have been singled out by animal rights group PETA for being especially animal friendly. Humans killing polar bears is bad, but polar bears killing humans wins awards. » 12/29/10 1:40pm 12/29/10 1:40pm

NASA tables plan to expose monkeys to gamma radiation

Protests from animal rights activists have put a moratorium on NASA plans to expose 27 squirrel monkeys to gamma-ray radiation. Researchers hoped to simulate the effects of space radiation on humans, but protesters claim the experiment's cruel and unnecessary. » 12/14/10 2:03pm 12/14/10 2:03pm

Super Meat Boy's Last Laugh On PETA Is PC-Playable Tofu Boy

Gloating that he goaded People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals into making a flash-game free advertisement for indie hit Super Meat Boy, the game's co-creator followed up with an unlockable Super Tofu Boy character for the game's PC version. » 12/02/10 6:30pm 12/02/10 6:30pm

PETA Roasts Super Meat Boy With Tofu

After using its game parodying powers to transform Super Mario Bros. and Cooking Mama into vegetarian-friendly fare, PETA sets its eyes on the indie scene with Super Tofu Boy. Is he really better in bed than Super Meat Boy? » 12/01/10 12:20pm 12/01/10 12:20pm