Try our new beta!Click here
Submitted by -Mezzo- 1068d ago | opinion piece

PETA’s Whale of a Complaint with Assassin’s Creed has Nothing to do With Animals

Kotaku - 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 may spread. It's a cynical publicity grab, because video games are a subject that carry a lot of Google juice, and objecting to them is a cheap way for PETA to make its advocacy seem more involved and relevant than it really is. (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Snookies12  +   1069d ago
Lol! Oh PETA... What a joke they are. Do they SERIOUSLY not see how little people care about them? I'm all for being against animal abuse, but they take it WAYYYYYY WAYYYYYY too far...
t0mmyb0y  +   1068d ago
They know video games aren't real right?
b163o1  +   1068d ago
I really hope they do, they should see how kratos does those dogs in GoW lol

SN where was PETA during DuckHunt on NES?? LMAO
#1.1.1 (Edited 1068d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(0) | Report
Ghoul  +   1068d ago
PETA is a Revenue orientated company aimed to make money NOT to save Animals

i mean this building

its build from scartch with money that should go to save animals, not build fancy headquarters and did costs millions.....

and a headquarter build in a seaview area on a human build shore... what about the eco system in the ocean ???? ???

sorry i hate these hypocrits

take a look at the salary

sorry this is about MONEY nothing else
#1.2 (Edited 1068d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
DeadSpaced  +   1068d ago
Two things wrong with this article:

2. Kotaku
ExCest  +   1068d ago
ab5olut10n  +   1068d ago
because of this, i will now shoot MORE animals in FC3.
JAM_brz  +   1068d ago
PETA, and here we go again... what a joke...

Now I'm in the mood to kill a jaguar in Red Dead Redemption... damn PETA
#4 (Edited 1068d ago ) | Agree(9) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
Deadpool616  +   1068d ago
PETA has made such fools of themselves. I'd rather make contributions to a mindful organization for animals, rather than PETA. They're more like parody now.
itsralf  +   1068d ago
how does their complaint have nothing to do with animals when they're complaining about killing whales?
DeadlyFire  +   1068d ago
Someone can't read. They just make assumptions. While it clearly states killing of whales in the Polygon article linked on the Kotaku site.

I don't understand how people just jump to conclusions like the author of this has done.
#6.1 (Edited 1068d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
wenaldy  +   1068d ago
People Eating Tasty Animals

Man the harpoon!!!
Sclavius  +   1068d ago
I bet you a million dollars if this game featured children getting murdered PETA wouldn't bat an eye.
Hufandpuf  +   1068d ago
I commented on Kotaku to tell the author that this article was really stupid.
Crimsonwilson  +   1068d ago
I would walk by a PETA rally eating a medium rare Ribeye.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1068d ago
I don't know why but most of the comments above I agree with, PETA is overeacting and taking things too seriously and yet the comments gets disagrees? so there are Pro PETA people here in the forum? well for those who made the disagrees, Do what you do best, support PETA coz that's the right way. I just can't believe there are people like these. There's nothing wrong with the comments to get disagrees.
aliengmr  +   1068d ago
People keep asking why PETA hasn't targeted other games that have hunting. The reason is, they didn't care at all until Gamesbeat asked them what they think about whaling in AC4 and PETA responded exactly like they always do.

The author of the Gamesbeat article knew damn well what PETA would say. This entire controversy was manufactured for hits.

Whats the end result?

1. PETA gets its name out there.

2. Articles get hits.

3. Ubi makes a good impression by responding.

4. AC4 is defended more and scrutinized less.

Its not about defending PETA, its about creating a controversy for hits.

If PETA done all of this of its own accord, it would be one thing. But gamers were intentionally manipulated into believing that PETA suddenly decided to go after games. A better formula for gamer-rage doesn't exist.

Does it really matter what PETA thinks about AC4? No. But as you can see, manipulating gamers is pretty easy to do.
Simco876  +   1068d ago
Lol PETA, I'm going to try to shoot a whale just for you! Before, I wasn't even thinking about doing this!
ajax17  +   1068d ago
Have they not heard of Red Dead Redemption??
_FantasmA_  +   1068d ago
Lets us protect the animals by killing all the mammals! Kill humans to save the roadkill!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Radiohammer Review - Nintendo Insider

27m ago - Nintendo Insider: Sharing their love for the grooviest beats over the airwaves, pirate radio stat... | 3DS

EndCiv Preview: Rebuilding Humanity After the Apocalypse | Vgamerz

1h ago - Vgamerz writes: "You can’t say no to the opportunity of keeping alive a couple of survivors after... | PC

Gran Turismo SPORT Beta Testing Begins early 2016

Now - Start tracking GTS with's release date alert service and be notified when the GTS beta launches. | Promoted post

Unravel - Physics-based Puzzle Platformer - Is Now Available

1h ago - Electronic Arts and Coldwood Interactive today launched Unravel via digital download on PC, Xbox... | PC

Let's Play: Unravel (PS4)

1h ago - Watch as Bryan gets through the first level of Unravel with the hero, Yarny. Also, he gets stuck. | PC

Bloody Chronicles Prepares for Crowdfunding with Prefundia Page

3h ago - Last week, Igrasil Studios launched a Steam Greenlight page for their upcoming episodic visual no... | PC