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Assassin_M
03-05-2013, 02:53 AM
http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/wiiu/news/1023971.20130305.PETA-calls-whaling-in-AC-IV-disgraceful/

pixels have feelings too xD

ProletariatPleb
03-05-2013, 02:55 AM
Meh, I'm an animal lover but this is just ridiculous.

I-Like-Pie45
03-05-2013, 02:55 AM
Thanks for giving the daily lulz, PETA.

lightning667
03-05-2013, 02:57 AM
I raged just now when I saw that PETA had a problem with rat stabbings in Battlefield.

k4Anarky2011
03-05-2013, 03:02 AM
Another reason to look forward to pulverizing whales with cannonballs :o

ProletariatPleb
03-05-2013, 03:02 AM
I raged just now when I saw that PETA had a problem with rat stabbings in Battlefield.
They're morons. Let's suppose it happened to me in real life, I'd stab the rat as well, can't risk an infection in the middle of a war, that too when the enemy has the upper hand.

rileypoole1234
03-05-2013, 03:04 AM
I'm gonna slaughter those fat whales...

More blubber for me.

CalgaryJay
03-05-2013, 03:05 AM
I'm all for animal rights, but PETA lost my respect a few years ago when they compared municipal mosquito spraying with the Holocaust.

PS- t's an F'ing VIDEO GAME

BATISTABUS
03-05-2013, 03:06 AM
PETA should spend more time worrying about actual animals instead of getting stupid publicity by complaining about video games. Pokemon? Mario's Tanooki suit? Really? In the meantime, I'll be harpooning the **** out of whales in AC4.

LoyalACFan
03-05-2013, 03:14 AM
PETA: Sure, steal cars, rob banks, blow up helicopters, and murder all the innocent civilians you want in GTA, but OMFG DON'T SHOOT THE PIGEONS!!!!!



Yeah, nobody cares about PETA anymore.

jenyto
03-05-2013, 03:14 AM
Ubisoft is simply following history, and back then Whale hunting was pretty much the big money business since everything that lighted with whale fat.

anyway I'm surprised this didn't come up in AC3, or did they just back off since the protagonist was a native?

BATISTABUS
03-05-2013, 03:25 AM
Ubisoft is simply following history, and back then Whale hunting was pretty much the big money business since everything that lighted with whale fat.
While I agree with you, this isn't good reasoning as to why their complaint is stupid. If you go by that logic, then why not let us purchase slaves in-game? It was a big money business and everyone did it back then.

ProletariatPleb
03-05-2013, 03:26 AM
While I agree with you, this isn't good reasoning as to why their complaint is stupid. If you go by that logic, then why not let us purchase slaves in-game? It was a big money business and everyone did it back then.
because political correctness crybabies will be all over.

and because we're fighting AGAINST oppression? and natives were sold as slaves by Silas.

jenyto
03-05-2013, 03:27 AM
Because that's plain immoral and wouldn't fit with Connor at all.

Look, whaling back then is like what we do now to cows and chickens.
It's just that people realized that Whales were getting extinct pretty fast.

If cows were in this situation, then killing cows would have been banned too.

Assassin_M
03-05-2013, 03:29 AM
Drama in 5...

BATISTABUS
03-05-2013, 03:29 AM
because political correctness crybabies will be all over.
Um...that's not what I was thinking of. Besides, PETA are being activist crybabies in this situation, and that shouldn't stop anything.

jenyto
03-05-2013, 03:31 AM
Drama in 5...
I'm out of here if drama starts :I

BATISTABUS
03-05-2013, 03:32 AM
Because that's plain immoral and wouldn't fit with Connor at all.

Look, whaling back then is like what we do now to cows and chickens.
Again, I agree. But PETA sees killing whales as "plain immoral" as well. I'm just saying the argument isn't as simple as "it was common then so it's okay to include now".

There's no drama M....

Assassin_M
03-05-2013, 03:33 AM
There's no drama M....
I said in 5 :P

LoyalACFan
03-05-2013, 03:33 AM
There's no drama M....

OMG YOU GUYSSS WHALES ARE CUTE!!! UBI ARE A BUNCH OF MEANIES FOR MAKING US MURDER THEM!!!


Now there is :p

Kaschra
03-05-2013, 03:34 AM
Think of the poor poor pixel whales, how could you just kill them! What a tragedy :nonchalance:

Dafuq PETA? Oh man, this is ridiculous x'D


EDIT:
Did they really complain about Mario's Tanooki suit and killing a rat in BF3? What the ****.

Assassin_Banana
03-05-2013, 03:44 AM
Have they played AC3 too?? I miss killing bears :3

LoyalACFan
03-05-2013, 03:45 AM
Have they palyed AC3 too?? I miss killing bears :3

And bunnies... :rolleyes:

ProletariatPleb
03-05-2013, 03:48 AM
EDIT:Did they really complain about Mario's Tanooki suit and killing a rat in BF3? What the ****.
Dunno about "Tanooki" but yes, they cried about BF3's rat.

BATISTABUS
03-05-2013, 03:49 AM
Did they really complain about Mario's Tanooki suit and killing a rat in BF3? What the ****.
And POKEMON! They're not even real!
http://features.peta.org/pokemon-black-and-white-parody/

PETA's just shooting themselves in the foot with statements like these. This just turns kids off of their cause, when they should be focusing their efforts on the opposite. Nobody will get involved if they don't care or resent your organization, and how hard is it to make children care about animals? Besides, a first grader can tell you there's a difference between doing something in a game and doing something in real life.

Just touching on the slavery argument for a second, the main point is I think most people value human life and dignity to a much higher degree than that of animals, especially when no real animals have their lives at stake.

Edit: About Tanooki Mario...
http://features.peta.org/mario-kills-tanooki/

What an idiotic waste of resources.

Assassin_Banana
03-05-2013, 03:55 AM
And POKEMON! They're not even real!
http://features.peta.org/pokemon-black-and-white-parody/

I actually went there and played as pikachu. I died after the Group Hug Attack angered my oponent :3

pirate1802
03-05-2013, 03:58 AM
Meh, I'm an animal lover but this is just ridiculous.

Yeah same here. I'm an animal lover too... but this? *facedesk*

Vex_Assassin
03-05-2013, 04:21 AM
Wow, really? I mean, come on ...

rupok2
03-05-2013, 04:45 AM
I slaughtered so many animals in AC its pretty crazy lol. These guys are nutjobs.

Eternal Reward
03-05-2013, 05:01 AM
And bunnies... :rolleyes:

No, see they were hares, and therefore less cute, so it's ok with them.

infamous_ezio
03-05-2013, 05:44 AM
what...?

Aphex_Tim
03-05-2013, 06:31 AM
PETA?
As in "People for the Eating of Tasty Animals"?
I support them.

Anyway, this is getting quite ridiculous. They always seem to just pick random games and start bashing.
I never heard them about the hunting in AC3. I never heard them about Skyrim having a stat that states the number of "Bunnies slaughtered".
Yet they sue DICE for the stabbing of a rat in BF3 and now this.

ProletariatPleb
03-05-2013, 06:34 AM
PETA - People being Extremely, Terribly Asinine

xx-pyro
03-05-2013, 06:34 AM
Lol

RinoTheBouncer
03-05-2013, 06:49 AM
This is way too silly.
Seriously? I hope PETA thinks about the children of Iraq and Palestine, the HUMAN children before some bunch of pixels in a video game!

rupok2
03-05-2013, 07:02 AM
This is way too silly.
Seriously? I hope PETA thinks about the children of Iraq and Palestine, the HUMAN children before some bunch of pixels in a video game!

They would rather take away animals that feed those people to "save" them and let the people starve.

RinoTheBouncer
03-05-2013, 07:03 AM
They would rather take away animals that feed those people to "save" them and let the people starve.

Exactly! Couldn't have said it better myself.

predatorpulse7
03-05-2013, 09:26 AM
The stupidity of some members of the human race is astonishing...

TheHumanTowel
03-05-2013, 09:34 AM
Weird how PETA seems to care that the game lets you kill Whales but doesn't mention how "disgraceful" it is that we can kill actual pixelated human beings. You might even say they're massive hypocrites.

eagleforlife1
03-05-2013, 09:39 AM
Meh, I'm an animal lover but this is just ridiculous.

Same here.

Aphex_Tim
03-05-2013, 09:39 AM
PETA? Hypocrites? Where'd you get that idea?

itsamea-mario
03-05-2013, 09:57 AM
Something cool enough to annoy PETA? cool, must buy!

montagemik
03-05-2013, 10:29 AM
Have they played AC3 too?? I miss killing bears :3

Oh there are things we can kill in AC3 that we really shouldn't be able to ......... Which would cause a real uproar for the media to rant at.

It's just none of bleeding heart groups have noticed or discovered it yet .

Sl1ckM4st3r
03-05-2013, 10:31 AM
The whales are pixelated. PETA doesn't seem to have a problem with us killing pixelated humans in GTA, do they? I say that's very dumb of PETA to jump on Ubisoft about =)

montagemik
03-05-2013, 10:34 AM
Weird how PETA seems to care that the game lets you kill Whales but doesn't mention how "disgraceful" it is that we can kill actual pixelated human beings. You might even say they're massive hypocrites.

LOL If only they knew what AC3 allows .

Sl1ckM4st3r
03-05-2013, 01:10 PM
SAVE THE WHALES!

Imagine: Ubisoft takes out whaling in AC4 because of PETA complaints.

xXRyzonXx
03-05-2013, 01:11 PM
I still hold by that PETA are probably the worlds best trolls.

I mean all they have to do is find something that features dead animals and they get publicity.

Worlds. Best. Trolls.

Eternal Reward
03-05-2013, 01:23 PM
SAVE THE WHALES!

Imagine: Ubisoft takes out whaling in AC4 because of PETA complaints.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md95uagwKT1qck737.gif

Cornik22
03-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Even better! Imagine that, when you're just about to harpoon the whale, suddenly some XVII century PETA members appear on a boat in front of you so you can't shoot properly, shouting "Save the whales!" :p

ace3001
03-05-2013, 01:55 PM
PETA lel. Does anyone really give two ****s about them? Hope Ubisoft just ignores this rubbish.

pacmanate
03-05-2013, 02:15 PM
I am gonna kill so many whales in this game you guys have no IDEA

montagemik
03-05-2013, 02:18 PM
I am gonna kill so many whales in this game you guys have no IDEA

I Gave the AC3 orphans the same treatment .

DarthEzio55
03-05-2013, 02:22 PM
I Gave the AC3 orphans the same treatment .
You can't kill orphans. Can You?

pirate1802
03-05-2013, 02:26 PM
You can't kill orphans. Can You?

I used to kill guards before them. That'd give those buggers a shock for the rest of their lives!

pacmanate
03-05-2013, 02:31 PM
You can't kill orphans. Can You?

Get a warclub, and throw it at a child, it used to kill them unless they patched it.

shobhit7777777
03-05-2013, 02:37 PM
I hate extremists

Bastiaen
03-05-2013, 05:26 PM
Just... Wow. While I understand the horror that is whaling, video games are just another form of media, much like movies or even novels. They can portray fiction, history and fantasy in the same ways that other media can, and should fall under no more condemnation than these other media. If we condemn AC4 for whaling, then we should hold the same condemnation to other media, including the classic Moby ****.
Seriously PETA, try to act like adults. Strive for credibility.

kuled2012
03-05-2013, 05:31 PM
Oh shut up.

AjinkyaParuleka
03-05-2013, 05:53 PM
PETA:We are sueing Ubisoft for potraying a whale in screen shot saying it can harpooned.
Ubisoft:We don't give a ****.

Seriously it isn't confirmed it will be present in the final game yet they go whining that animals shouldn't be killed.Oh the no.of bunnies I slaughtered.
Also I killed orphans by using trip wire bombs^^

Kaschra
03-05-2013, 06:04 PM
What does PETA expect us to do after playing Black Flag? Buy a ship with a harpoon and go hunting real whales?!
Seriously, no living whale will be harmed because of a game, PETA should focus on real problems -__-

xbox360gamer89
03-05-2013, 06:47 PM
this is pathetic so its ok to murder people but not whales?

Eternal Reward
03-05-2013, 06:48 PM
What does PETA expect us to do after playing Black Flag? Buy a ship with a harpoon and go hunting real whales?!
Seriously, no living whale will be harmed because of a game, PETA should focus on real problems -__-

Well, duh. I mean, videogames make people kill other people, right?

/sarcasm.

dxsxhxcx
03-05-2013, 06:50 PM
What does PETA expect us to do after playing Black Flag? Buy a ship with a harpoon and go hunting real whales?!

*hides harpoon*

pirate1802
03-05-2013, 07:38 PM
Well, duh. I mean, videogames make people kill other people, right?

/sarcasm.

Would explain why you have an obsession with shovels..

ProletariatPleb
03-05-2013, 07:41 PM
Well...

http://puu.sh/2cBtf

IceHot100
03-05-2013, 08:48 PM
This is ridiculous. I mean seriously, PETA? Not just that but if you read to the end, you will see that they had problems with a Mario game, where a fur costume can be unlocked...REALLY? THIS IS JUST ABSURD!! As M has said, looks like pixels really dohave "feelings"...

AtotehZ
03-06-2013, 08:41 PM
Seriously, shame on them. They're supposed to be representing the welfare of animals and then they waste their time trying to hinder game devs...

To me it looks like the board of PETA are all Assassins Creed fans and that they're tired of having to complete gameplay with "animal cruelty".

I just really hope AC4 will laugh them off completely. Don't pay ANY attention to them.

Moultonborough
03-06-2013, 09:38 PM
I just gotta say....literally the second I read about it, I knew it was only a time before PETA got involved. I called it. But anyway PETA needs to get a life. I respect animal rights but this is nuts. What do they do when deer hunter comes out? LOL

Ayush_S92
03-06-2013, 10:49 PM
"History is our playground in Assassin’s Creed. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is a work of fiction that depicts the real events during the Golden Era of Pirates. We do not condone illegal whaling, just as we don’t condone a pirate lifestyle of poor hygiene, plundering, hijacking ships, and over the legal limit drunken debauchery."(Source (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/06/peta-condemns-assassins-creed-4s-whaling-as-disgraceful?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social))

Hah!

MasterAssasin84
03-06-2013, 11:13 PM
http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/wiiu/news/1023971.20130305.PETA-calls-whaling-in-AC-IV-disgraceful/

pixels have feelings too xD

FFS Tree people !! always putting their six pence when its not wanted !!