Feeds

PETA cooks up gory game in Cooking Mama protest

Shut the pluck up

Reducing security risks from open source software

Animal Rights group PETA has designed a gory cooking videogame that’s definitely not for vegetarians, because it’s intended to shame the Cooking Mama videogame series which the group’s claimed is too meat focused.

Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com
To play the fullsize version click here

Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals is an unauthorised PETA edition in which gamers prepare a Thanksgiving dinner by going through the motions of plucking a turkey's feathers, pulling out its guts and cutting off the head.

A cleaver-wielding Mama takes delight in the gore and criticises you for not being vicious enough. But in the end, Mama has a change of heart and replaces her bloodlust with a craving for tofu-formed mock-turkey.

Cooking_mama_01

One of Majesco's Cooking Mama games

PETA said that Majesco, the company behind the Cooking Mama series, has made the games too “heavy on dishes that are made from dead animals”. In the group’s opinion, the only things missing from Majesco’s cooking games are blood and gore.

“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," said Joel Bartlett, Marketing Manager at PETA.

Register Hardware’s sceptical that the game will have much effect - not least because it's actually a lot of fun to play. Admittedly it’s quite gory and difficult to rip the bird’s feathers out, but we’ve seen worse PG-rated films.

Pass the cranberry sauce, ma...

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.