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PETA Games Week: Super Chick Sisters

November 22nd, 2011 by

In our second installment of PETA Games Week, a look at the games that PETA makes in response to real games, we’re going to take a look at the first “parody” of Super Mario Bros.: Super Chick Sisters.

The game, which can be found on Peta’s children’s site, includes links at the bottom to educate children about chickens (and turkeys which seems like someone’s a lazy webmaster) and over-dramatized propaganda information about KFC’s chicken. What I didn’t expect was that it was a decent, though brief, platformer. You know, all things considered.

PETA Games Week: Cooking Mama

November 21st, 2011 by

Last week, the internet, ourselves included, gave attention to PETA for their “parody” of Super Mario Land 3D. I, of course, don’t mind including adjectives like “unfunny,” “heavy-handed,” and “tasteless” to modify their definition of “parody.” Regardless, it served its purpose. People looked at them, again, like a child screaming at the top of their lungs. There really must not be anything such as negative press.

This isn’t the first time they’ve made “parody” games based on existing franchises. Hell, it’s not even their first stab at Mario. It’s their third. This week, we’re going to take the Wayback Machine and explore the other hells that are PETA games.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, let’s start with their surprisingly competent parody of Cooking Mama. In The Unauthorized PETA Edition – Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, it’s your job to prepare a turkey.

Chrono Cross on PSN for $9.99

November 20th, 2011 by

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Though Chrono Cross didn’t live up to my expectations of a Chrono Trigger sequel (or more accurately, a spiritual successor), I doubt anything truly could. Chrono Trigger is outstanding, whereas Chrono Cross is merely great. That’s just an enormous pair of shoes to try to fill.

Yet Chrono Cross really is a great game in its own right, and now this PSOne Classic can be yours on the PS3 and/or PSP for only $9.99 and 776 MB of storage.

PETA Bashes Mario’s Tanooki Suit

November 15th, 2011 by

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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have slammed Nintendo for resurrecting Super Mario Bros. 3′s Tanooki Suit in the recently released Super Mario Land 3D. PETA alleges, “Tanukis are real-life raccoon dogs who are beaten and, as PETA’s undercover exposés show, often skinned alive for their fur,” and goes on to say, ”Tanooki may be just a “suit” in Mario games, but by wearing the skin of an animal, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur.” [1]

If it’s true that these animals are skinned alive, it’s a horrible practice that should be stopped if possible. But, seriously, no Mario-adoring child is going to grow up to wear fur simply because

What does the World of Warcraft have to do with Stuxnet, CIA?

November 15th, 2011 by

Short answer: The National Cyber Security Division

Longer answer: The team responsible for the protection of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) happens to play WoW with members of the CIA, both groups of which are part of the prior-mentioned National Cyber Security Division.

The Story: Apparently the “Sun of Stuxnet” called “Duqu” has been making rounds in Iran, and it’s the fault of the U.S. that Iran doesn’t have nukes peaceful energy yet.

[Via Human Events]

Madden NFL 12 officially cursed Peyton Hillis

November 13th, 2011 by

We at Delta Attack are officially calling Peyton Hillis’ 2011-2012 campaign cursed. With half the season over, Browns RB #40 has just 60 carries for 211 yards and two touchdowns. He has played in four out of the eight games this season and is set to miss today’s game versus the St. Louis Rams.

You may recall Peyton Hillis sat out against the Miami Dolphins with the vile, deadly strep throat virus. Is it a virus? Bacteria? Whatever. Mankind cannot know and scientists only guess for fear their throats would explode were they to come into contact with a sample.

Only Two Days Left for Humble Bundle: Voxatron

November 12th, 2011 by

 

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If you aren’t familiar with the concept of the Humble Bundle, it is a package of PC games that you basically pay-what-you-want, which if purchased separately, would cost around $35. These games come DRM-free (not plagued with draconian copyright protection scheme that hinders playability and installs questionable low-level software on your system), and are created by the innovative, hardworking people nextdoor, and not the massive corporations that churn out crap equivocal to the pop-hits of the music industry. That is to say, that these games offer something new and novel experiences that you should play because you will get deeper enjoyment from them due to unique mechanics, story, art, music, etc.

This is as close to Free (as in beer) as you can get to quality, original games that you are liberated to put on any device that you own that supports developers who are hardworking people like the guy-next-door (but not unemployed).

Hit the jump for a list of the games included in this bundle, and video…

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword leaks early

November 12th, 2011 by

Just days after a big deal was made of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s E3 demo being leaked, the entire game has appeared online a full week before its release date.

This isn’t the first time a very well reviewed, high-profile, first-party Nintendo Wii title showed up early, either, as Super Mario Galaxy was posted two weeks early back in 2007. The difference is that a lot of advances in pirate technology, as it were, have happened in the past four years.


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