PS3 Attitude writes: "Every now and then it is good for us to exhibit some of the 'attitude' that the name of the site represents. Following PETA's recent comments with regard to the dogs in Call of Duty: World at War, now is one of those times…"
Haha....you also kill humans in the game PETA.
as usual every insitution that once had a purpose looses itself it sillyness. suuuure lets attack a videogame for killing animals. are you sane ??? root beer tapper should be attack by the anonymous alcoholics. ski games should get banned by nature activits for encouriging people to destroy our montains.
Great so now I can't shoot dogs because it's cruelty to animals, can't shoot Zombies in Africa because it's racist, can't play Animal Crossing because I'll be considered a pedophile... What's next?
You'll be called a racist dog killing paedophile?
this report has made me drown puppies.... see what you did peta, CAN YOU SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE!?!?
in real life of course,cruelty to animals causes pain and suffering,which nobody wants to see. but to complain about killing a virtual animal,which can feel nothing and has no form of intelligence (albeit more than PETA's) is just stupid. Elect me for world president,and i shall pass a "common sense" law. Gogogo.
Of course, if a game existed where the only purpose of the title was to rip a cat apart for enjoyment, I'd be up in arms about it (virtual or otherwise). But as I write in the article, these are historically accurate attack dogs and you are acting in self defense, during a simulated war. What do PETA expect you to do? Throw bloody Frisbees at them! Still, as you can read for yourself, that's not the only issue with their view on this...
As someone who has a dog, and a dog that I've personally rescued from the jaws of a pitbull, I know all too well how repulsive cruelty to animals can be That said, this is a game. Attack dogs are an HISTORIC part of warfare and were quite prevalent during WWII (as I believe this article accurately mentions). My point is: if we're going to play adult games that are meant for ADULTS then we can't shy away from certain parts of war that we are uncomfortable with. Shooting animals in war happened a lot. As did torture, driving over people in tanks, collateral damage and other heinous actions that are all part of the horrors of war. If you don't want to play a war game where you can be subjected to strong imagery - don't play them. PETA, who I am normally a supporter of, have really lost the plot on this one and are basically attacking one particular medium as being reprehensible simply because they are completely ill-informed. And the Nintendogs references were cringeworthy. For that reason alone I'm off now to eat some veal. Take THAT PETA! :)
If a game soley based on torturing animals came out,i wouldnt touch it either. The fact is as you said,this is simulating a war where attack dogs were used,it isn't about KILLING the dogs solely,it's just an added feature that was actually used during WW2. “Killing dogs as a form of entertainment … over and over again. That’s one of the objects of the game. Parents need to know what they are buying their kids. Killing animals should not be a form of entertainment.” By that basis,killing humans in video games is also wrong. COD5 is not advertising killing animals as a form of entertainment,just recreating a scenario. the bottom line is PETA - nobody is getting hurt human canine bovine or otherwise.
PETAs statement is totally crazy. If we were to go by what they state, then there wouldn't be any form of entertainment. Movies portray violence to both animals and humans. I guess we need to include that "no aminals were harmed in the making of this game" to possibly satisfy PETA.
And these freaking animals oppose a threat first. I dont go around shooting dogs in real life. But if i had a gun, and some were coming after me with some rabies i would shoot them. Its self Defense in the game. GOSH PETA, so its ok for dogs to kill humans but its wrong for humans to defends themselves? i guess so, PETA go find some rabid dogs and play with them for me :)
You are forced to defend yourself against dogs that are trying to take your life in Resident Evil 5 as well. Where are the free Nintendogs copy for Capcom?
As our good friend LCaruana said in the comments at PS3 Attitude, the RE5 zombie dogs don't count, because they're technically dead already... :)
I think that there's a point to be made by PETA. After all, we don't want our kids to see this when they are playing the game, do we? My 3-year-old loves that game, but he really gets upset when he has to send the dogs to heaven. In fact he has recently been eyeing our bull mastiff with a treacherous eye. So yeah. PETA are absolutely right to point out that this is a portrayal of cruelty to animals. It is wrong and should be removed from the game immediately. After all, what did the game developers think we would do? Accept that it happened in real life? Come on...
I disagree, so your saying its okay for the dogs to kill you then. Have you taught your kid that it is ok to defend your self if your life is threatened? If your life is threatened first its okay to defend yourself. Thats why people have gun permits, not too randomly shoot(Well there are people who have) but to defend against people who do. Now question, if your walking at night and a coyote attacks you, are you going to do everything in your power to defend your kid? Possibly rendering it life less. I know i would. EDIT: Might i add, why is your 3 year-old playing this game anyway? Its parents like you who subject the younger kids to that sort of violence. Even if its not a M-rated game, you should know, and these games are meant for the mature audience who play it for a game not an act of real life.
sorry... thought that the sarcasm throughout was enough... Disclaimer: THIS WAS A SARCASTIC COMMENT ...sigh...
Ah HAHA my bad. LOL. Its kind of hard to tell when someone is sarcastic sometimes by reading. all well, try putting /sarcasm or some hint next time for future reference
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