PETA Has A Problem With Whaling In Assassin’s Creed IV

Photo courtesy venturebeat.com
Photo courtesy venturebeat.com

PETA has spoken out against the act of whaling in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. In an interview with Polygon, Matt Bruce, PETA’s Bullsh** Job Title  International Grassroots Campaigns spokesperson said this about the virtual portrayal of whaling.

“There are so many creative minds at Ubisoft that are involved with the Assassin’s Creed series, that we find it really disappointing that they feel the need to glorify whaling. PETA encourages video game companies to create games that celebrate animals, not games that promote hurting and killing them.”

He went on to tell what we as gamers will specifically feel when this senseless killing of a fake, virtual creature happens.

“In Assassin’s Creed 4, you get ahead by killing. Joe Shmoe who plays this game in his mother’s basement in the safety and comfort of his home will feel a sense of accomplishment by killing this whale.”

If you want to read Ubisoft’s response to PETA just hit the link above for the entire article. Here is mine.

Will I feel a sense of accomplishment for killing a whale in Assassin’s Creed IV? You’re damn right I will! If there was an achievement for killing 30 whales and selling their fat to Indians for a bunch of blankets and native girls to have on my pirate ship, then get ready, cause I am about to get 30 more points added to my gamerscore!!!

Or better yet I want to be able to hang their blubbery heads on the front of my ship as an announcement to all the other virtual whales swimming in the virtual sea of this VIDEO GAME that I am a pirate not to be f&!%* with.

LET’S KILL SOME WHALES!!!!! (fake ones I mean)

 


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