PETA Plays Pokemon

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Ash loves Pikachu, the show from the first season shows it. He never abused Pikachu as the game describes. I think PETA is sending the wrong message. Pokemon was to support friendship and sincerity. PETA... your making it worse for yourself by not understanding what the show described.

I'm sure Nintendo will sue them for doing this.

Kopikatsu:

gardian06:
who taught PETA flash? who? whoever did you have some explaining to do.

when do the copywrite charges start dropping I mean like hardcore. Pokemon is a registered trade mark so is their likenesses. I mean Nintendo could probably crush PETA financially without even sweating. unless Nintendo is afraid that their Redmond office will get firebombed or something.

EvilChameleon:
This won't stay long with Nintendo's copyright lawyers on the case.

gigastar:
Hey, Nintendo, unliscenced use of your biggest IP right there by an internet hate figure.

Go nuts!

It's a parody that wasn't made for monetary gain (That is, they aren't selling it).

Pokemon: Black and Blue is doubly protected. Nintendo can't do nothin'.

Captcha: Fair Play

Very close Captcha, but it's actually 'Fair Use'.

Actually this use of satire that hurts the image of a product is not protected by Fair Use, the courts have ruled on cases like this before. I wouldn't be surprised if it did end up in court.

Kopikatsu:

gardian06:
who taught PETA flash? who? whoever did you have some explaining to do.

when do the copywrite charges start dropping I mean like hardcore. Pokemon is a registered trade mark so is their likenesses. I mean Nintendo could probably crush PETA financially without even sweating. unless Nintendo is afraid that their Redmond office will get firebombed or something.

EvilChameleon:
This won't stay long with Nintendo's copyright lawyers on the case.

gigastar:
Hey, Nintendo, unliscenced use of your biggest IP right there by an internet hate figure.

Go nuts!

It's a parody that wasn't made for monetary gain (That is, they aren't selling it).

Pokemon: Black and Blue is doubly protected. Nintendo can't do nothin'.

Captcha: Fair Play

Very close Captcha, but it's actually 'Fair Use'.

You may be right about this game being protected under fair use, that would be for a court to decide. I think it would be closer than you think, but win or lose, Nintendo can really hurt PETA bad for this. Nintendo just has more resources, more lawyers and more money, and could force PETA to spend a LOT of money defending themselves. Money that PETA will likely not be able to get back. Win or lose, PETA stands to lose. Like it or not, the side with the most money has the best odds in the civil courtroom.

I'm excited, I love Pokemon AND dark humor. I'm sure it will also inspire me to completely mutilate my pets because it's a game now.

Edit: I am LOVING how Nurse Joy looks. She apparently represents a member of PETA... and she's sporting blood splatters and a torn uniform.

Also, Pikachu sports a sign that says "Lover not a Fighter"... then proceeds to be the best fighter in the land.

Hehehe...

Tanis:
PETA support Eco-terrorist groups like ELF (or is it ALF?)

Why would ANYONE support PETA?

It's the Earth Liberation Front. ELF. I'm amazed the ELF hasn't been shut down by the FBI. I mean, they are designated terrorists.

You know, I'd call it the low hanging fruit if it weren't for the fact that that fruit's been on the floor rotting for over a decade.

Considering one of my main gripes with the series is that Cut (HM) doesn't actually cut creatures in half or slice off their limbs and claws, not to mention the absolute lack of gore... thank you PETA, I appreciate this.

I honestly wondered why this didn't exist yet because Pokemon has always been rife with animal abuse undertones, but now it does. And it is hilarious.

All-in-all, unimpressive. I was hoping for an exploration thing, the ability to teach the Pokemon their own moves... and... maybe learning from other poke...

You know what? It's irony. I'm a human controlling a Pokemon to make them fight, because that's all you do. The animals have as much say in this game as they do in a regular Pokemon game. It's a human programming a digital animal to be controlled by other humans and make them fight. No difference.

Also, something else I did in this game that I did in all the other ones: Skipped large chunks of the dialogue.

Catchpa: sting like a bee

PETA is really starting to target our demographic. I thought that game was hilarious when you get past the propaganda, it kind of makes me want to see what other offesive parodies theyll make

Oh look it's Team Killjoy and Team Hypocrite.

You know in a way I think PETA and Team Plasma can be compared quite aptly. Both organizations talk about animal liberations and both organizations are in fact treating the animals worse after they have been liberated. If Nintendo had ever given me the impression that they cared about such things I would have said that Team Plasma was a parody of PETA.

It's sad that PETA even still makes the news...problem is when we instead of laughing at them get angry and start sharing this stuff everywhere and everywhere that they get free publicity. Am I the only one who wishes Mike Vick would go back to fighting others, but instead of dogs, get these clowns in the rings in fights? He'd get to gamble, and the world could be without some stupid folks. Why not have them compete against WBC? We could always picket any funerals that happen from this.

I jest, of course...even stupid people deserve forgiveness, that's the way that religion is supposed to work, wish the best for those who don't agree with you and love everyone, regardless of what they believe, even if they think that kids are going to spray paint and fight with their pets or whatever goes through their minds

And here I thought PETP (People for the Ethical Treatment of Pokemon) was just a gag, or at best a gag relating to Team Plasma. Also, clearly PETA never actually finished Black or White, or they'd know about Plasma's other motives (hint: they're an evil team in a Pokemon game; what do you think their motive is? Especially given that despite wanting to free Pokemon, they still battle with them like everyone else.)

Actually the pokemon are not trapped in a tiny 'cage'. The Pokeball bends quantum space much like the TARDIS does, and inside that ball is a vast lush and green environment far better than anything outside it. In fact, letting out the pokemon is cruel after they have tasted the boundless freedom inside that pokeball.

And is this the same PETA who destroy countless pets because the domesticated animals' existence alone is apparently their own abuse?

As much as PETA are right that pokemon is glorified dogfighting don't they have some real animals to look after or something.

I guess its self advertisement. A inside peak of how PETA workers treat their animals reflected on the pokemon iconology. This is deep stuff people.

As an animal I like PETAs message but not the method

oh no 1's and 0's fight each other in game pokemon. the pure horror(sarcasm)
peta is just trolling and being beings tupid as usual.

getoffmycloud:
As much as PETA are right that pokemon is glorified dogfighting don't they have some real animals to look after or something.

when you say look look after do you really mean killing domesticated animals

NuclearShadow:
I think the real message here is they are speaking out against using animals for entertainment in terrible ways such as dog fights. Poke'mon being basically just that which is popular among children is a great way to get that message across. I may not agree with PETA often but they have my support on this one.

CaptainMarvelous:
I'm impressed after the backlash (no, need to go bigger, absolute public ruination of any public image they may have ever had) of their mario parody they had the balls to not only do another but do another aimed at Nintendo. It's getting to the point Nintie might actually be able to claim libel/slander

Less impressed that it's taking the side of Team Plasma since this implies PETA only want us to stop being cruel to animals by loving, feeding and giving them homes so that PETA can control all the PETA-mon and wage war with Reshiram and that... got a little away from me...

Point still stands

The attacks on Mario never really made sense. With Poke'mon however actually is something comparable to a real world problem that is exploiting animals to violently fight and sometimes kill each other. It's kind of sad that you and others failed to see this rather obvious message.

Unfortunately, as I believe I said, after the mario one their image is just gone, we dont support PETA because we know what they're like and even this smells of sensationalist horse-shit. Which given you are aware of the mario one, should not need explaining. Maybe they do have a point but I/we don't care, they're targetting a childrens game, claiming it emulates the exploitation of animals, but that isnt how kids are seeing this. We as a generation of former 8-11 year olds are not running secret dog fighting rings in our basement. So, I dont think they're making that point you think they are, I think they're starving for attention and we keep giving it to them. For a source check just about any other post here describing how PETA operates.

I can't even pretend they're being serious any more. I just can't. It's impossible.

Also, obligatory bender.

i love to see nintendo's response and i wanna see them sue PETA. Those people lost it before they tried to mess with mario, whats next sonic, ravin rabids, (other random animal character here).

Then all the Pokemon were handed to PETA who promptly euthanized them and went on to spend all their money advertising for themselves.

I think this is less "PETA criticising Pokemon" and more "PETA criticising the practise of animal fighting by using Pokemon."

I mean Pokemon is sort of a pretty abominable concept. Like Andy said, capture animals, stuff them into tiny cages, get them to fight. I'm just surprised it has taken PETA so long to comment.

That being said PETA is in general a godawful organisation that is for the 'ethical' treatment of animals by its own dogma alone. MovieBob's Big Picture episode 'Skin Game' is one of the better reflection of what PETA is really about so if you haven't already, watch that.

...And Nintendo can't sue the absolute shit out of PETA, why?
Seriously. Nintendo has more money than most small to medium countries. I know they may be fairly chill -they're fine with rom hacks and the like- but damn PETA, don't push it. Nintendo probably has a team of ninja lawyers who train hard every day in anticipation of the day they are set loose upon the world.

And no, it's not 'fair use' when it's a for profit organization using trademarked names and images on a website designed to make them money through donations. In almost any court around the world PETA would be ruined by nintendo, and more importantly nintendo would be in the right. The media might TRY to make nintendo out to be the bad guys, at which point they would laugh and bundle a game with the release of the Wii U and donate 5% of all Wii U profit to the ASPCA.
The ASPCA would receive an insane huge donation and nintendo would buy their 5th solid gold mansion/launch pad, to promote construction of the 2nd of their moon lasers.

That sound like a lawsuit for copyright to me... they didnt even bother to change one later of Pokemon name...

PETA like animals right? They don't like animals dying... But animals kill other animals... sometimes for fun! (My dog kills spiders... just because he can! Incidentally, he is my hero!) So they are being hypocritical there for a start... how can you hate the killing of animals, but like lions that kill wilderbeast?

kburns10:
I wonder just how bored PETA really is to come up with all these parodies. Especially ones that attack DIGITAL treatment of animals.

Not even animals... their name literally is pocket monsters... what!? We arn't allowed to make monsters fight in a world where single parents send 10 year olds off to never return?

Considering what we all know would happen to them if you got your bloody mits on them PETA, I think the pokemon are better in the hands of trainers...

getoffmycloud:
As much as PETA are right that pokemon is glorified dogfighting don't they have some real animals to look after or something.

No, because they already slaughtered them all. PETA is known for killing animals left in their care in thousands (last year they put down over 95% of the animals left in their care - and that is not even the biggest percentage of the last 10y as well as not the biggest number of animals killed).

http://www.petakillsanimals.com/

In other words: PETA are fucking hypocrits. They condemn any kind of gain from animals (be it medical research or products) while allowing their high tier members to consume both medicine developed by research on animals and consuming products made from animals (from fur to leather to consuming meat).

They're like reverse Weeping angels! Don't look, or they'll get you.

The sad thing is, I like animals, but I don't want to be associated with these extremists. They push me, and propably many other people, away from real charity.

What's this? A game about saving Pokemon from being put down from a campaign group that has a 96% rate of putting down animals in their care[1]? This isn't even funny.

I'm a big fan of Pokemon, I have loads of the games and I've beaten the Elite Four on every Pokemon game I've played. And I've thought seriously about what I'd be if I was in the Pokeverse. And do you know what I decided on? I would be a Ranger. Yes, I play a game that battles cute animals but if it were my reality I would be someone who looks after them and helps them. Just because the game is about defeating others to win doesn't mean those who play it have no moral code.

Also, the pictures of abused Pokemon that come with this game sicken me. That's not what the game's about at all. Why would you even do that.

Evil Smurf:
it's funny, because in black and white, Team Plasma are PETA, they are hypocrites and say all Pokemon should be set free when they want all the best Pokemon for themselves.

This is hilarious, but have PETA no sense of fun?

Plasma isn't as evil.
They are hypocrites, like PETA, but Plasma never 'freed' pokemon only to kill them when they couldn't find new owners for them.

Snowbell:
I'm a big fan of Pokemon, I have loads of the games and I've beaten the Elite Four on every Pokemon game I've played. And I've thought seriously about what I'd be if I was in the Pokeverse. And do you know what I decided on? I would be a Ranger. Yes, I play a game that battles cute animals but if it were my reality I would be someone who looks after them and helps them. Just because the game is about defeating others to win doesn't mean those who play it have no moral code.

Hehe, if I'd go by my experience in the games I'd certainly be a trainer. I really liked that especially the champions in the last gens (Alder and Cynthia) are depicted as having a really deep bond with their Pokemon, something that borderlines a family bond.

bravetoaster:

Airsoftslayer93:
If you all really cared about animal rights you would all be vegans and would support PETA.

Correct. Thankfully, most people care about animal welfare, instead. Animals are not of equal (or even comparable) value to humans nor do they deserve (or can they use, comprehend, or appreciate) "rights". Animals used by humans (as pets, for labor or peaceful entertainment, for food, or for advancing medicine [for both animals and humans]) should be treated with kindness and compassion and should be treated with the respect that animals deserve (i.e., don't kill them or cause them pain for no reason). Also, while not eating meat is nice, it's not a luxury everyone can manage, and veganism is downright silly, if only for the "no honey" aspect of it.

I disagree with you, Animals may not be seen as equal to humans (natural emotional bond to other humans), but they are certainly comparible, Animals feel pain and emotions, and thus should be treated as people. Eating meat is far more expensive than eating vegetables.

I would like to know what your other objections to a vegan diet are.
And I also want you to consider, what is a person? why do animals not qualify?

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