PETA Promotes Anti-Mario Campaign with 2D Platformer; Nintendo Responds

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silent2nja

Mario has been stepping on turtles and Yoshi has been throwing its youngs, so why the PETA are aiming at this??

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Ghok

You know, if the Onion ever did a parody of a PETA campaign, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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LatiosXT

Asshole comment aimed at no one: Nobody realized it's Tanuki, not Tanooki? Learn to spell dammit.

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jonnyohio

That's it, I am now going to ask the government to help fund my research into how it is that crazy people somehow find each other and form organizations.

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brotherj

When the real problems start getting overlooked for virtual ones, that when your usefulness on the planet has expired. PETA is ruining their own credibility by fabricating problems that don't exist. Like an environmentalist blaming an electric candle for global warming.

Forget the poor raccon skin! What about the scores of fish and squid he fries with fireballs! Or...the turtles....my God the poor...deadly....turtles!!!!

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profdlp

PETA are a bunch of mentally ill people who disguise their hatred for the human race behind a facade of loving animals.  If you hate the whole human race then you must hate yourself, too...

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BinaryMonkey

Funny thing...

I clicked on the link to check out their game and after playing said crappy game I noticed they had links to a couple more games. Curiosity overtook me and I played a few minutes of "Super Chick Sisters" which is a Mario Bros-esc game against McDonalds. In this game there is a power-up that gives you a Cat-fish suit (I don't remember exactly what they call it and I don't hate myself enough to play it again to find out) that gives you an environmental boost like the Tanooki suit. So PETA's message is Save the chickens, tanooki and rats but the cat/fish hybrids can go to hell?

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limitbreaker

i'm all for People Eating Tasty Animals (PETA) but these people are making themselves into a real laughing stock. I heard they complained about Obama because he killed a fly on national television but i guess insects are animals too? maybe soon they'll start to speak out against the killing of germs

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Bad Kharma

Save a seal, club a PETA.

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saffy

Lol. I guess their campaign now reaches out to the virtual world. Why not critcize war games too? Humans are animals.

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Caboose

I thought they were, regarding the killing of the rat in BF3.

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furiousdc

Everytime I read an article like this I go eat a nice steak.

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Cregan89

That was actually pretty funny. Nice work.

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kuebel33

It must not be that important since no one mentioned this in '89 when the tanooki suit first showed up in Super Mario Bros. 3.

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don2041

If it wasn,t for animal skins the human race would have froze to death many thousands of years ago.

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firefox91

I have to wonder if these people really believe the crap they spew, or do they just do it for the attention. My vote is for the attention because I can't think of a single instance where anything PETA did resulted in something positive. The SPCA on the other hand does all sorts of good things, and they don't make idiots of themselves to get those things done.

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compro01

PETA - a non-animal source for 100% of the RDA for lol.

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iheartpcs

Don't let PETA know that in Snakes and Ladders, people slide down the backs of snakes!

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AntonioGarrison

I think they're almost 2 decades late for this.  Mario's suit was introduced back in 1990(In the US).  What about the frog suit?  If anything should be said about Mario and his looks, it's that he does looks kind of like a pedophile.  PETA is behind in the times, next they'll go after Metal Gear Solid (The first on NES) for killing dogs.

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nmanguy

I think this is going to backfire, because I think that the savage-looking Mario wearing the blood-soaked hide of an animal is way more badass than the kiddy-looking goofy raccoon suit he wears. If anything, it just makes me want Nintendo to release an M-rated Mario game.

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Mad Mort

Hell yeah! I can see it now: Raccoon Hunter Mario mod for Skyrim! ...I'd download it.

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