PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

November 17, 2008 -

Video games seem to be increasingly showing up on the radar of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

GamePolitics readers will recall that earlier this month PETA gave props to Sega for ditching a Samba de Amigo commercial which featured a trained chimp.

The animal rights group has once again strayed into the video game habitat with Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, an unlikely parody of Majesco's Cooking Mama: World Kitchen. The new Wii title launches tomorrow. A PETA press release explains why the group is howling mad about the new game:

Majesco's game is so heavy on dishes that are made from dead animals that the only things missing are the blood and gore...

In the original version, players score points for assembling a meal. That also applies in PETA's parody, but with this Thanksgiving dinner, players also must go through the motions of plucking the turkey's feathers, pulling out the bird's intestines, and cutting off the animal's head. All the while, a demonic cleaver-wielding Mama takes delight in the agony. When the player beats the game, Mama has a change of heart and replaces her bloodlust with a craving for tofu-turkey.

Does that qualify as a spoiler? In any case, unlockable content in the parody game include vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes as well as hidden camera footage from a turkey slaughterhouse.

PETA spokesman Joel Bartlett dismisses claims that the parody game is making a mountain out of a mole hill:

We're having a bit of fun at Mama's expense, but there's nothing funny about the suffering endured by turkeys and other animals who are killed for food. With all the delicious vegan alternatives available, there's no need to make the carcass of a tormented bird the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table.


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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

 for every animal you don't eat...

I'm goint to eat three!

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So PETA creates a game that is showing what they are against because of a game that kinda shows what they are against...  the Mama people should sue for copyright just to fuck with PETA...

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

My family has a long running soy allergy.

These assholes would kidnap my dogs and kill them, make me eat food that made my throat swell shut, then blame my previous eating habits as I lay on the floor dying.

Congrats peta, I'm going to go get a baconater, in my leather coat, with my leather wallet.

^^

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

I believe I speak on behalf of most rational vegetarians when I say, "I strongly dislike PETA."

Not all of us are abhorrent assholes.

True story.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Oh god, I hate PeTA. Besides, everyone knows that real turkey is better than tofu anything

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely"

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely"

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That's right, guys, we've had it wrong all along!  We shouldn't be EATING turkeys, we should be BEFRIENDING them!  So put down that 12-gauge, Billy Bob, because hunting season's over!  We're going GREEN!

"HEY! LISTEN!"

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

We can go green and eat meat at the same time. Actually dead organic matter can do wonders for the soil. Why should we deprive the soil of a great thanksgiving meal eh? Feed the turkey, kill it, feed us, then bury it thus feeding the soil. Than we can just try to feed the poor and it'll be thanksgiving all around.

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Vegan food.................delicious?

 

You sir need to go eat more meat.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Was that at me? Because there is nothing I like better than a good burger. My post, above yours, was to a) link to a site showing just how batshit loco PETA is, and b) express my sentiments that the worse an animal is treated before it dies, the better it tastes after you cook it. How else do you explain KFC? Okay, that was a joke.

But in all seriousness, if chickens had thumbs and brains the size of ours, they'd hunt and eat us without a moment's hesitation.

******************** "Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedom

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

I know, it was directed at the article itself.

 

I effing LOVE meat. and in the immortal words of maddox "for every animal you don't eat, i'm gonna eat THREE"

 

my comment was directed at the spokesmen that dared say vegan food is tasty.

in fact that reminds me, I need to get some tasty lamb chops and deep fried bacon from the local butcher. gawd I love that place :D

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We must all do out part to devour the animals PETA members refuse to eat! Socioeconomics/the circle of life is in our hands!

******************** "Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedom

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Yes animals prepared for slaughter live very bad horrible lives stuck up in small cages. They want to do die and if they don't then they shouldn't have to live like that. Have mercy on an animal, and eat it so it can avoid all that pain and suffering.

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---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

http://www.petakillsanimals.com

And yes, PETA, it -is- the cruelty that makes it so tasty.

******************** "Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedom

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

A YouTube user by the name of Darknessthecurse did a three-part video review of this game. It's pretty funny. He bashes the everloving crap out of the game. Here are the links.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQC_bzanu5Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGIlhTIiBnw&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRN18BT8hB4&feature=related

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Another user named BigAl2K6 did a rant about PETA's previous knock-off, Super Chick Sisters. It is also a three-part review.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFtHNV6vfi4&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsmY_YCUT1g&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaJetvM99nk&feature=related

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Animals do not deserve the rights of humans because animals do not have the capabilities and cognitive faculties of humans. Inhumane torture of a create like a turkey, which barely knows which orifice to eat with doesn't really amount to anything shocking when you cosinder that the way animals kill other animals can be incredibly vicious and callous. Applyng ethics to something that ranks lower on the sentience ladder is a foolish and wasteful use of time and effort. PETA will never accomplish anything short of proving that natrual selection stopped working generations ago.

 

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Dear PETA:

STFU

Sincerely, The Internet

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

You know, now they're gonna start linking carnivorism with video games. 

...Dammit all to hell and back... ><

"HEY! LISTEN!"

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I despise PETA.  They're a shade shy of being a terrorist group.  The ASPCA does a much better job and they do it with a sense of sanity.  And I don't care how it was killed, if an animal tastes good and is healthy to eat, down the hatch it goes.

 

I leave you with something I say to screw with PETA: "If God didn't want us to eat animals, He wouldn't have made them so delicious."

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

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PETA is a terrorist group. They aren't shy against using fears and threats to get their way and brainwash people. They tend to be somewhat selective on who they attack. They won't go attacking bikers for wearing leather, out of fear of being attacked themselves, but they'll attack women for wearing tight leather or some fur, even if it just looks the part and isn't.

I've already had my say against peta long ago, and it is a silly cause. Vegans aren't necessarily bad, but some are preachy, but many people from any particular group can get preachy about anything. I just think Vegan diets are fairly insane from the amount of supplements you have to take, in comparison to a vegetarian diet. Then, you have those scary stories of vegans that misfed their children by forcing vegan diets on them creating children that weigh as much as 60 lbs. @ 6 feet tall. The result sounds worse than the balleria children that underwent strict diets to look thin for recitals.

Peta are hypocrites as Pen & Teller point out, just remember that hypocrisy is a sign that those people will do anything for their selfish benefit, they don't care about others involved in something.

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I don't see it being said here, but...

This isn't the first time they've used this kind of phrase. They're infamous for releasing a number of pamphlets labeled "You Mommy/Daddy Kills Animals, with graphic covers depicting a man or woman gutting a fish or rabbit. The entire point was to paint PARENTS as the bad guys.

This is another example of retardedness that PETA has employed. Nothing says "we're wasting a buttload of cash by dumping it towards campaigns where he demonize certain people and as an effect, turn children against their parents". They don't like Nintendo, and it shows- they have "talented" "game designers" make "original" "games" that are remarkably similar (Read: blantantly obvious rip-offs) of Super Mario, to demonize KFC.

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Probaby whine. Humans shouldn't be able to hurt other creatures in self defense, that's cruel!

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I played through the game...and I have to say that making the real turkey was a lot more fun than the tofu thing. Plus the turkey turned out really disgusting, so I think the real reason PETA hates having turkey for Thanksgiving is that they can't make a proper one.

On a side note, I wonder what they're going to do about the dogs in CoD5.

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I just watched that episode of Penn and Tellers Bullshit, and I have a question.

That guy who goes to universities and shows students how to make incendiary devices.  His arguement is that destruction of property and violence are acceptable tactics if you believe strongly enough against the "amorality" of certain types of behavior (basically, terrorism is ok if it's for a "good cause").  So, if I find his indocrination of our vapid youth to be obscene, I'm perfectly in the right to firebomb his home while he's out getting groceries?

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Let's go do that! *brings out a list*

-PETA HQ
-Church of Scienology
-That one place, yeah
-My next-door jackass neighbor

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Go try it out and tell me how he responds.

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Jeez. Just how delusional can you be? While the game aint bad, it bullshit as well. Although this is coming from the group whos chairperson (president?) said 'If with scientific testing on rats we could cure AIDS, we'd be against it'

Live long, game hard, and don't cheat.

Live long, game hard, and don't cheat.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Reminds me of the Clancy "Rainbow Six" book.  Deport 'em to a remote jungle location and set 'em loose.  They don't wanna kill to survive, so be it.

"HEY! LISTEN!"

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There isn't anything on the plight of immagrent workers that are being exploited in the raising of their vegatables? Why are we more concerned with individual turkeys then with human beings?

I tried tofu burgers, they were so nasty that I threw the rest of them away, and I'm the type of person that HATES to throw away food. My wife was rasied by a mother who was on a healthfood kick. However, even she eats meat (although not steak like I would consider it, she like it thin enough to read a newspaper at 20 paces).

In short, a vegan lifestyle isn't for everyone, so anyone who tryes to shove it down my throat is up for a fight.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

two words: epic fail

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the game sucks, just like PETA.

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

What really amuses me about PETA is that they think they have some well kept secret that animals have to die for us to eat meat.  We get it PETA, we don't care.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

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No need? Of course there's a need, you fools! I require the flesh of slaughtered animals to appease my hunger! And may the flesh be tainted by the pain of their passing, for their pain is DELICIOUS!

Seriously PETA, no. I'm an omnivore, it says so right in the encyclopedia. Give me a turkey and pass the gravy.

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Jesus Christ! Fucking PETA. Remember that one time when they wanted to have that polar bear (I think it was a polar bear) killed because it was raised by people? That's ethical, but eating meat, oh hell no!

I say we have PETA fight Greenpeace for what gets eaten. (wakka wakka!)

 

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! -The Buck Stops Here.

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

You know, wouldn't Cabella's "Big Game Hunter" series make a much better target, as it directly involves the killing of animals? Not to mention that while the games are horribly bad, they have a great deal of market penetration due to machines at various chains of sports bars (like, for example, my local Buffalo Wild Wings).

Then again, those places serve meat, so they're already on PETA's shit list...

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Deer Avenger already took care of those hunting games. I'll bet PETA really enjoyed that series.

 

 

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Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

I think Cabella's is a lot more likely to call PETA on copyright infringement than Majesco.  Probably why PETA chose Majesco and not a Pro-NRA group. 

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PETA and other nut job groups/TEACHERS are the main reason I'm not in college.

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Really?  You're going to pass on education, a career, and better pay just to avoid a couple of kooks?  And I thought PETA was crazy...

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I've never seen any of the nutgroups in my college but that may be because my college is small and fairly new.

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When colleges ask for someone from PETA to come to their school, they often get a terrorist to go speak in front of the children.  I really can't stand PETA or its members.  Hell, PETA and Greenpeace have hijacked way too much of our elementary schools' curriculum.

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If I'm not mistaken I think PETA's biggest tactic to get people to quit eating meat is by making them see what animals go through when they are reduced to a meaty carcass. In that case their biggest problem shouldn't be that we eat meat, but it's where we get our meat from. PETA always loses track of that, and it's what annoys me the most about it. Remember what PETA stands for? It's about treating animals in an ethical way, and no way does it imply that it should stop eating meat altogether.

I'm not against the systematic raising and killing of animals for food but I do wish that we'd put more finesse and care into it. The biggest problem seems to be with cattle- they're not as genetically manipulated as chickens to grow to a certain size so they encounter more problems when taking them into the assembly line for slaughter. 

There are big technology advances in almost all industries, yet when it comes to meat-preparing it all looks like crude WWII tech. Some cows don't get gassed well enough, and people just contine to chop their necks while they're still breathing. PETA could do more by educating the people behind the source of the problem than the consumers where meat reaches the "final product" state and it's too late to do anything about the animal.

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A few comments on here seem VERY anti-vegetarian/vegan. To those,  I say they can shove their opinion up their arses sideways along with a handful of rusty nails and shattered bone shards. I don't always agree with PETA, from what I have seen of them (in the UK), no doubt the majority of their escapades elude me, but as a practicing veggie I don't insist others refrain from eating meat, so where the f*ck do you get off saying vegetarianism isn't a good lfestyle choice?

 

Grrrrrrr, some ignorant bastards really chap my hide.

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The difference between vegitarian and vegan is that a vegitarian is a dietary choice. A Vegan has made a moral stand to fight the opression of the meatocracy. One orders salads for lunch, the other pees on your hamburger. One says "No thanks, I'm a vegitarian", the other says "How can you eat that dead chicken corpse. It was ripped from it's mothers embrace and rasied in a machine for nothing more then to become some heartless bastards meal."

Basically, one of them gets along fine with everyone, the other cheeses the rest of us off.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

For the most part, vegans are an astoundingly preachy group of jackasses.  Now, vegetarians are more mellow, but I've never encountered a vegan who didn't complain about me eating meat in front of him, even when I was in college.

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Nothing wrong with being a vegetarian (my uncle is one) but it's PETA we have a problem with.

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"What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

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Also, where's the copyright infringement lawsuits?  Come on Majesco, show PETA that it needs to learn to shut the fuck up and sit in the corner.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

This is about as important as PETA's recent demand to call fish 'sea kittens' and to ban the harvesting of 'sea kittens'.

Re: PETA Roasts Cooking Mama with Parody Game

Did they really do that? wow... just wow.... lol

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