PETA Asks Gamers To Be Kind To Zerglings

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This is beneficial for our imminent invasion. Resistance will only delay the inevitable. I think these... 'PETA' people has the right idea; just submit and join the swarm. Well, I say 'join' while what we really only need from them is what little intelligence we can extract. There's no actual benefit for us from having them joining our collective, so they'll likely just be processed for food.

Unsurprisingly, when faced with the choice of the survival of all intelligent, benevolent life in the universe and a mindless destructive force, PETA chooses to side with the latter.

PETA, because fuck mankind.

Its still PETA. It still enrages me. Not as much as their other antics, but still.

Slycne:

Zipa:
What next PETA tells people to hug a Tyranid?

That Lictor just wants to embrace in a friendly hug.

Zipa:

Slycne:

Zipa:
What next PETA tells people to hug a Tyranid?

That Lictor just wants to embrace in a friendly hug.

Sooner the Lictor than one of those hive tyrants with 4 sword arms

Oh c'mere, you two!

So PETA wants us to be friendly to Zerg while they infest our planets and slaughter our people.

You know, THEY started first with Chau Sara! They care nothing about human emotions or the natural ecosystems (seeing as they destroy all life on every planet they find with life on it).

PETA might want to read a bit more source material before making dumb campaigns -.- .

Did everyone's family get killed by zerg or something, what's with all the negativity?

This is basically as harmless and clever as it get's, I don't think they're entirely serious either, just enjoying some free attention.

Awwwww How cute.....I HATE CUTE! (Pulls out BFG 9000)

funny and clever. people wont be quite as hostile to them if they do stuff like this

Oh dear, that's an adorable campaign. And it's true, too! Zerglings have feelings! Mostly "we feel like you should be digested now" feelings, but those are feelings, right? Right?

Durrsly:
I actually find this funny.
For the next Valve announcement, thet should be the "Scientists For the Ethical Treatment of Headcrabs"

But they can be de-beaked and actually make quite good house pets.

Wouldn't want to keep a hive-minded psychic killing machine in a cat box in my lab. More to the point, if we shared this planet with the Zerg, World Wars 1 and 2 would have had nothing to with the Germans.

Does nobody cares about PETA THAT MUCH?
Seriously? Are they going to ask to be nice to xenomorphs too?
Hell no, I'll take smartgun instead of a facehugger hug any time of the day.

Well at least they were smart enough to not request that we be nice to Mutalisks. Screw those guys.

..Yeah, good luck with that PETA. I'd rather not try to make nice with a mindless carnivore that swarms its prey in droves, and has no sense of mercy.

Sometimes I swear they don't even understand half the animals they defend..

fix-the-spade:

Durrsly:
I actually find this funny.
For the next Valve announcement, thet should be the "Scientists For the Ethical Treatment of Headcrabs"

But they can be de-beaked and actually make quite good house pets.

Wouldn't want to keep a hive-minded psychic killing machine in a cat box in my lab. More to the point, if we shared this planet with the Zerg, World Wars 1 and 2 would have had nothing to with the Germans.

Are you so sure? What if in this alternate universe, the Germans under Adolf Hitler save the planet from the zerg in world war 2?

fund it blizzard. I know you never would because it's probably incredibly offensive but still.

So we can expect PETA to be euthanising Zerglings at their headquarters and throwing the bodies in dumpsters? Maybe they'll leave that to the Zergling Liberation Front. How long until they are firebombing the CDC for doing research on flesh eating bacteria? Microbes aren't animals but they have rights too! Because ethics.

Andy Chalk:
PETA Asks Gamers To Be Kind To Zerglings

Setting aside the hard-to-avoid dislike for PETA's more extreme behavior, you have to admit this is a pretty clever campaign. It raises awareness without casting judgment and ties in smartly with what is bound to be one of the year's biggest game releases. Yes, PETA does some objectionable (and outright indefensible) things, but this is a smart and funny way of getting its message out - even if the idea of making nice with the Zerg makes about as much sense as sitting down for tea with a rabid grizzly bear.

Yes, the Nazis and the KKK had some pretty clever and funny campaigns, too...

CharrHearted:

Pretty much sums up my reaction to this piece of information.

Aaah Peta, getting more and more dumber one step at a time... now if you'll excuse me, i'm going to have me some fried Zerglings. :3

What in the world makes you think they're serious?

It surprises me because they apparently don't know the source material. The Zerg have never really been portrayed as "animals" but the result of a malevolent hivemind of sorts, with the zerglings and battle creatures being the extensions of the overmind, in a way sort of like how we have hands and feet.

In RL I have what is very much a "people first" mentality, BUT that doesn't mean I'm entirely callous in dealing with the enviroment or animals, I just don't think a bunch of yellow spotted frogs have more rights than humans do and I don't support dealing with social problems by creating more housing and such being derailed for their sake. That said I feel as time goes on, more of these clean energy sources come online, and we gain the technology to build our cities upwards, colonize other planets, and similar things, a lot of these problems will correct themselves along the way. Yes species might go extinct, but again... people first.

I tend to be more concerned about species that get along with us and are useful. I understand the idea of an interconnected ecosystem, but at the same time I have a hard time preserving species that would kill me without breaking a sweat. "Pity the poor, tiny, nearly invisible spider with it's acidic poison that will make your heart melt after a minute of horrible agony, and will aggressively bite anything that comes too close to it's nest..." and things like that, snakes, giant lampreys, angler fish (I mean seriously people, those things exist to give your nightmares something to be afraid of), and similar. I tend to really like big cats and other large predators as kind of an exception, but I mean even so, while I don't want them to go extinct, I don't want to preserve them to the point where I can get mauled by a Mountain Lion or Bear just wandering around. With no offense, all comments about misunderstood species, you'll notice a lot of these creatures tend to maul people horribly if they accidently get inside their enclosure ad zoos where they are used to people (and even more domesticated ones have accidents... Siegfried and Roy's white tiger mauling, comes to mind, as does a certain monkey face-devouring incident).

I guess I'm rambling, but to me I've always felt the biggest cure for the people in groups like PETA who tend to mostly be isolated hippies with white guilt complexes from waht I've seen, would be for more of them to get mauled or killed by some of these animals. I mean seriously when your a jogger that gets attacked by a Mountain Lion or whatever, it becomes seriously obvious why we've hunted them like we did. I think what we sort of need is a special PETA Bus Trip to Yellowstone, where instead of following policies the PETA members will be encouraged to get out and frolic with and feed all those cuddly bears... I mean they are used to tourists, nothing bad could possibly happen doing that....

LysanderNemoinis:
You know, if we shared reality with the StarCraft universe, forget the Zerg, my first objective would be to send a nuke to PETA headquarters. Not for this, mind you, but for ever other thing they do. And I'd be sure to wrap the missile in fur, just to piss them off before they go boom. ^_^

weather forecast, slightly bombing with a high chance of fallout

Ghosts are cool but i rather use some Dark Templar's or hell just hand full of zealots

JaceArveduin:
Wait, is it me, or did PETA just do something that could be classified as 'intelligent'? Maybe not the best campaign ever, but they didn't... butcher everything.

Actually, this isn't intelligent at all. If any single individual within PETA ever actually played Starcraft, they would not of said what they said.

The Zerg are biological weapons. The PERFECT biological weapons, created by the Xel'Naga. They operate off a sentient, intelligent hive-mind whose control is spread through "overlords". All of the units are creatures that have been slaughtered by previous iterations of zerglings, so that their DNA can be assimilated and weaponized. They have absolutely no feelings, save for the Hive Minds themselves, and trust me... not a single one of those "feelings" are kind.

Kerrigan is about the closest to "emotional" any Zerg unit can be.

Instead, PETA should of been pushing for the innocent, harmless critters that litter the map that people blow up through repeated clicks, or the species the Zerg slaughtered for nothing more than genetic material.

But I guess we can try to give them something though huh...? Both PETA and the Zerg do have that whole "genocidal" attitude anyways, so I'm not surprised they see kindred spirits in the other. Zerg and their infinite desire for bloodshed in the pursuit of genetic evolution, and PETA and their infinite desire to slaughter every single house pet they can nab from a shelter then dump off in some alleyway dumpster next to a McDonalds...

"The best way to prove that we are serious about defending animals who need it, we will pretend to defend virtual creatures that murder humans by the billions! It's a perfect plan."

Either it is deeming to the Zerg sentience, which "parts" of the swarm are (note the WOMAN'S face plastered on the box). They also don't act like cute little doggies, but giant locusts that want to do nothing but consume all the bio matter in the universe.

Let see how cuddly the Zerglings are when they are EATING YOUR FACE OFF.

This is particularly strange since they could use it as an example of "why you should not make animals test objects or breed fightings animals" and completely fit within the actual lore of the game.

Catrixa:
Oh dear, that's an adorable campaign. And it's true, too! Zerglings have feelings! Mostly "we feel like you should be digested now" feelings, but those are feelings, right? Right?

There are plenty of other feelings as well! :D

"We need more overlords."

"An orphanage, yum"

And "OBEY THE HIVEMIND!"

Such a broad emotional range.

I think Miracle Of Sound captures my feelings for this piece of sh... I mean news pretty well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsNefg0l434

Oh yeah, NSFW I guess...

Still just them begging for attention, same as always, just less hostile than before.

Credit where due, if it weren't for PETA's penchant for being a borderline terrorist organization, and that they are using this to push an agenda that is fundamentally absurd and an insult to animal rights groups everywhere, this is actually a thought out, kind of clever PR move that has ample tongue pressed firmly in cheek. This is not insufferable garbage. This is a fun spin on animal rights.

The fact that if you think about it, it doesn't make a lick of sense (seeing how killing a Zerg is more like trimming a fingernail on a giant conciousness then it is murdering an animal, and seeing how they threaten to kill far more beings, animals and humans (And protoss for that matter) alike) doesn't negate the fact that this is a well done campaign. They have screwed up WAAAY too much in the past to net any actual respect here, and it's hard to blame peoples kneejerk reaction to assume that this is stupid propaganda. But in and of itself, this is clever

Fiz_The_Toaster:
TETZ?

*snickers*

Immaturity aside, as clever as it is, I don't think they understand what the Zerg do. I mean, hugs and cuddles aren't gonna stop them from murdering the hell out of you.

I for one support PETA members giving zerglings hugs, the zerg will be doing the rest of us a favor.

RicoADF:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
TETZ?

*snickers*

Immaturity aside, as clever as it is, I don't think they understand what the Zerg do. I mean, hugs and cuddles aren't gonna stop them from murdering the hell out of you.

I for one support PETA members giving zerglings hugs, the zerg will be doing the rest of us a favor.

I think they should show us how to properly cuddle zerglings, or, even better, create a zergling cuddle corp. and make it their mission to cuddle and hug as many zerglings as possible. I mean, it's only right of them to do it.

Zerg are hiveminded, the lower rungs of their "society" probably don't even feel anything since they're remote controlled by psionics. That's a step past even eusocial species where the workers will happily sacrifice themselves for the queen.

These aren't friendly beasts of Nurgle.

Jodan:
yes they do have feelings mostly hunger and homicidal rage

but really what?

now correct me if im worng but didnt the zerg go around genetically engineering species to serve the zerg as slaves.
Ainsi we should be helping to liberate them and returning them to their natural habitat.
or putting them out of their misery as humanley as possiable, which is obviously via space marine.

zerglings are an extention of the hive mind(or Kerrigan in SC2)
there less slave and more akin to a cell of a larger animal.

There are some agents that possess functioning minds(Cerebrates, Overmind,&Kerrigan)
Infested Terrens are just moving biomass that use to be people so not exactly slaves.

I would say in SC 1 that Kerrigan was a slave. As she did still have her mind but it was subject to the orders of the Overmind. I wouldn't exactly call Cerebrates slaves as they were extensions of the Overmind and were more then willing to fulfill there orders.

Treblaine:

Zerglings Have Feelings, Too.

How could this be more of a lie?

Well, it is true, its just that those feelings mostly revolve around killing everything in sight and infesting it!

Fiz_The_Toaster:

RicoADF:

Fiz_The_Toaster:
TETZ?

*snickers*

Immaturity aside, as clever as it is, I don't think they understand what the Zerg do. I mean, hugs and cuddles aren't gonna stop them from murdering the hell out of you.

I for one support PETA members giving zerglings hugs, the zerg will be doing the rest of us a favor.

I think they should show us how to properly cuddle zerglings, or, even better, create a zergling cuddle corp. and make it their mission to cuddle and hug as many zerglings as possible. I mean, it's only right of them to do it.

Agreed, they should lead by example. Now if you don't mind I'm going to get comfy in that battlecruiser to watch while eating popcorn. Everyone's invited.

RicoADF:

Fiz_The_Toaster:

RicoADF:

I for one support PETA members giving zerglings hugs, the zerg will be doing the rest of us a favor.

I think they should show us how to properly cuddle zerglings, or, even better, create a zergling cuddle corp. and make it their mission to cuddle and hug as many zerglings as possible. I mean, it's only right of them to do it.

Agreed, they should lead by example. Now if you don't mind I'm going to get comfy in that battlecruiser to watch while eating popcorn. Everyone's invited.

I'll bring the soda!

OT: Really, PETA? Really? You want me to feel BAD for defending myself against the intelligent, intentionally malicious, invasive alien species bent on exterminating all other life in the universe in the name of genetic perfection? What the Jesus Jumped-Up Christ is wrong with you people?

Ah yes, let us hug the engineered killing machine, whose sole purpose is to act like moving cover for more valuable units.

I know, yes, it's supposed to be a cute joke and they've succeeded in getting people to talk about it, which is half the battle, but it seems like a waste of resources because it's not bound to make much headway.

Then again, a lot of what the PETA does is nonsensical media stunts and frightening impressionable children, so I guess this fits right in.

I feel sorry for the poor soul who was playing SC/II at work when the PETA manager walked in and saw the zerg rush.

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