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.
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.
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.
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.” 
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
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.
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.
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).