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PETA face backlash over bizarre game comparing Pokémon to animal abuse

Published: 27/Feb/2019 21:13 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 14:30

by Virginia Glaze

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Animal rights org PETA is facing massive backlash, after promoting their own version of Pokémon just after the announcement of ‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ on February 27.

The company tweeted out a promo of their Flash game ‘Pokémon Black and Blue’ in wake of February’s Nintendo Direct, which was created as a parody of ‘Pokémon Black and White’ in 2012.

With the slogan, ‘Gotta Free ‘Em All!’ it comes as no surprise that PETA’s game centers around the unethical treatment of Pokémon, and tasks players with freeing the pocket monsters from their abusive trainers.

PETAPETA’s grotesque version of Pokemon is garnering ample backlash for comparing battling to animal abuse.

PETA’s artwork for the game is nothing short of disturbing, showing bloodied and battered humans that the Pokémon must battle in order to free their friends.

The org has since received ample criticism for the game, with angry users sounding off across Twitter in response to their latest campaign.

“If it’s true to PETA’s values, then it’s the only game where you can euthanize Pokémon,” one user wrote, referencing claims that PETA actually euthanizes animals in its care. “Interesting.”

“They’re not even real – I’m not sure if y’all missed that,” another replied. “Like … you guys killed actual animals and this is a video game.”

PETA even included a sarcastic review of the title from popular YouTuber Chilled Chaos on their website, who mocked the organization – and even noted that they could be sued, should the game fail to fall under the guard of parody and satire.

This isn’t the first time the org has gone under fire; PETA likewise saw mass criticism after denouncing the death of famed ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin, catching flak from major YouTubers and celebs across Twitter.

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Dr Disrespect responds to backlash after roasting mobile gaming

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:00

by Michael Gwilliam

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Legendary streamer Dr Disrespect responded to all the backlash he received after comparing his monstrous gaming setup to that of a mobile gamer’s.

On November 26, the Two-Time made waves on Twitter after he described his $200,000 multi-PC setup and sarcastically asked how people can take mobile gaming seriously.

Now, the back-to-back Blockbuster video game champion responded to everyone who was upset with him claiming mobile gaming wasn’t a serious thing.

In a comedic skit, Doc pretended to play a game on an old flip phone and was clearly struggling.

“Come on, peak. Oh, I would have killed you if I had a better connection. That’s bullsh*t,” he acted before realizing the camera was rolling, causing him to slowly flip his phone shut. “How long have we been live?”

While this opening segment was played for jokes, the theme carried on with Doc talking to ZLaner about the backlash he was receiving.

“I’m getting a lot of heat these days on Twitter. I just explained what my setup was in comparison to a mobile gaming setup,” he said. “I shouldn’t even say anything anymore.”

To this, ZLaner inquired about what exactly Doc had said and if he was implying that mobile gaming was a “laughing joke.”

“Again, I just explained what my setup was,” he doubled down. “And then with all that said, do I take someone playing on a phone seriously? I mean, it was just a question.”

Furthermore, when 100 Thieves star Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter tried to get Doc to participate in a big Among Us stream, he declined, saying it “looks worse than a mobile game.”

While the YouTube streamer may be downplaying his remarks a touch, phrasing them as “just a question,” it didn’t stop some prominent voices from speaking up.

As Dexerto reported, things reached a boiling point when CoD Mobile player Luke ‘iFerg’ Fergie challenged Doc to a $100,000 1v1.

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Dr Disrespect has been seeing success on YouTube.

This wasn’t the only challenge issued either with Elijah ‘Hawksnest’ Jackson offering a $10,000 wager against the Two-Time.

Dr Disrespect didn’t respond to either of the two challenges issued. Either way, it seems like this feud with the mobile gaming community is far from over.