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November 28th, 2011 by Fade to Slack
If you follow iOS news around here, you may have noticed my fondness for Paladog! at some point or another. Perhaps it’s a little Korean pride, perhaps it’s that it’s just a good game.
In the many months since it was reviewed here, Paladog! has received a significant update with an additional play mode that, while fun, nearly requires an in-app purchase if you want any chance to surivive the first few enemy waves.
So, when I received an e-mail from FazeCat titled “Massively Updated Paladog!” I clicked without hesitation. Surely, there must be loads of details about this massive update.
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November 25th, 2011 by Fade to Slack
The game that inspired this entire week of PETA Games, and the first to be hypocritical, is the third “parody” of Mario games and the first to get any sort of traction within the gaming community: Super Tanooki Skin 2D.
I don’t have a lot to say about the game. I was expecting more, considering how much has been written about it. I thought, perhaps, there would be a lot of game going on here. What I found instead was a poorly-made running game that takes a harmless game and adds some gore for shock value.
Oh, potentially NSFW stuff after the jump.
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November 24th, 2011 by Fade to Slack
Our penultimate entry into our look at PETA Games based on real game franchises takes us to, I believe, the only game popular enough to get a sequel. And, while not technically their best game (that honor goes to their Cooking Mama “parody”), it retains the surprising playability of the first game.
The premise of New Super Chick Sisters is very much more of the same, except that this time the culprit is McDonald’s and the evil clown running the show, Ronald McDonald. Princess Pamela Anderson gets kidnapped by the Hamburgler while dressed almost identically to Princess Peach. I imagine this is the inspiration for the NSFW Hentai Princess Peach, but I digress.
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November 23rd, 2011 by Fade to Slack
The third entry in PETA Games Week, a look at the “parodies” PETA makes of existing games, is an interesting one. The game, Super Tofu Boy, isn’t what’s interesting, mind you, but why it was made may be.
Edmund McMillen may have used PETA to spread product awareness about Super Meat Boy. As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. And McMillen may have used this little nugget to his advantage.
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November 22nd, 2011 by Fade to Slack
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.
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November 21st, 2011 by Fade to Slack
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.
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November 20th, 2011 by Markham Asylum
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.