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PETA's Anti-Mario Campaign A Joke

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It's not uncommon for PETA's stunts and ads to really ruffle some feathers, but apparently, nintendo and Mario fans were so upset with PETA's "Mario Kills Tanooki" campaing, that PETA actually came out and said on the record that they were joking.

As we previously mentioned, PETA attacked Mario for wearing fur in his upcoming adventure, Super Mario 3D Land.

PETA said Mario fans should "relax" and that their violent video-game parody where a bloody, skinned raccoon dog chases down Mario (who's wearing it's skin) was:

"[…] meant to be tongue-in-cheek, a fun way to call attention to a serious issue, that raccoon dogs are skinned alive for their fur."

PETA said they were:

"[…] a little surprised that the game was taken so literally by some, but we're thrilled that we're able to bring so much attention to raccoon dogs whose suffering is very real.

Our spoof is simply making a serious point: that there is a much darker story behind tanuki skins than Mario lets on."

We're actually a little surprised at PETA for making light of such a serious and horrible issue.

At least PETA wasn't actually attacking the video game.

A spokesperson said:

"No one really believes that Mario actually kills and skins a raccoon dog for his fur in Super Mario 3D Land."

Well at least they've made their intentions clear.

And it is good that people are more aware of the plight of the raccoon dog.

[Image courtesy PETA.]

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Nintendo Responds To PETA's "Mario Kills" Campaign

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PETA launched a campaign called "Mario Kills Tanooki."

Nintendo is releasing Super Mario 3D Land and it marks the return of the Tanooki transformation, that was first in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Tanooki is based on the Japanese raccoon dog, and when Mario powers up, he's able to flap his tail and float around the level.

PETA, upset that he's wearing a fur suit, said:

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Boo! Weinsteins Ignoring The Fraggle Rock Movie!

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We wish the Weinsteins would give us the chance to dance our cares away once again!

We were SO excited to report that a Fraggle Rock live-action musical movie was on the way…back in 2008!

Now, several years later, Fraggle Rock: The Movie director Cory Edwards is ready to move forward, but the Weinstein Company has been totally ignoring him!

Here's what Edwards had to say about it on his blog:

Many, many, many of you have repeatedly asked for some kind of update on the Fraggle Rock movie. The truth is, I got nothin’. There’s nothing to report except that The Weinstein Company has everything they need to move forward, and the ball is in their court. They’ve talked about getting a new writer, which I’m willing to do. They’ve talked about starting over from scratch, which I’m willing to do. But I have not heard a peep from their camp in almost a year.

I completely sympathize with all of you that are waiting for a movie, but let’s all remember that the next best thing to making a Fraggle movie is avoiding making a BAD ONE. So at least we’re doing that. Until something new happens to awaken the project from its deep coma, we can at least enjoy the untainted TV series on DVD and The Hub Network. As for me, I’m already working on new things. I hope you’ll stick around and check in here… I’ll be announcing my next project very, very soon.

Obviously the Weinsteins are going to do whatever they want to do, but in our opinion, we'd say they should give this delightful franchise a little bit of time, and maybe let Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft deal with video games….

Just sayin'!

Would U like to see the Fraggle Rock movie finally happen?

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New Nintendo 3DS Could Help Find Eye Problems!

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Despite the warning from Nintendo that youngsters under 6 shouldn't use the new 3DS gaming console, some optometrists are calling the device a "godsend" for detecting eye issues for kids before they get too old!

Here's how:

If your kid doesn't see the 3-D effect on the 3DS, that's a sign that he or she may have a vision disorder such as amblyopia, or "lazy eye," or subtler problems that can cause problems with reading, Duenas said. Kids who experience dizziness or discomfort should also be checked, he said.

Wow!

Take note, kids! That's gotta be one of the BEST reasons to drop on your parents when begging them for one!

And if that doesn't work, drop this knowledge on them:

These problems are much easier to fix if caught before age 6, when the visual system in our brains is more or less done developing. Only 15 percent of preschool children get a comprehensive eye exam that could catch these subtle problems, according to the American Optometric Association, the professional group for optometrists. More than half of all juvenile delinquents have undiagnosed and untreated vision problems, according to studies.

Too cool. Not only is this the next generation of hand-held gaming devices, but it could actually help you out in a very practical way!

We'd like to definitely see the statistics and studies on why Nintendo feels the exact opposite, though! Plus it'd be a huge bummer to get the thing, have your eyes have problems, and then not get to use it until things are corrected (if ever!).

Pretty hefty price tag ($250) for a secret eye exam if that's the case!

Have fun, kids! But take a break once in a while!!

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Tiger Woods Will Not Appear On The Cover Of HIS OWN Video Game

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Hmmm…

Sex addict Golfer Tiger Woods will not appear on the cover of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters video game comes out March 29th, but Tiger won't be on the cover!

Although he WILL appear on the cover of the PS3 Collector's Edition, Woods will not be featured on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii versions for the first time EVER.

It's a suspicious time, considering all of Tiger's controversy, to not be featured on the cover for any reason OTHER than his sexual escapades, but EA Sports President Peter Moore insists otherwise, saying:

"You shouldn't read anything into the fact that Tiger's not featured on the box art of that particular edition. Tiger is right there on the PS3 version of the game with Move support, which was very good for us and Sony last year. We'll continue that."

Whatever you say, Pete!

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Nintendo Says Young Kids Shouldn’t Use New 3D System

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Nintendo Says Young Kids Shouldn’t Use New 3D System

Well, this is a first!

Nintendo is warning parents against letting their kids aged 6 and under from playing 3D video games on its upcoming hand-held system — Nintendo 3DS.

The company says that kids 6 and under could have the growth of their eyes stunted. Nintendo also warns pregnant women and even drunk people against viewing 3D TV, noting that the medium may cause nausea, dizziness, and seizures.

Fortunately, the system allows parents to turn off the 3D feature and set a password to keep kids from using it.

At least Nintendo is coming out with this info now before it’s released!

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Nintendo Warns Parents To Shield Their Kids Eyes From 3D Games

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Now this is something you don't see every day - a major corporation telling its prime consumers to be wary of their product.

But with good reason.

Soon, lovers of their Nintendo DS will have a new way to play with the upcoming, 3-D handheld gaming system called the Nintendo 3DS.

The company is pretty stoked about it, but has sent out a vital warning to parents of gamers under the age of six. The company has released a statement through its Japanese website, urging parents to keep their children away from the gaming system until they are 6-years-old as the 3-D games may stunt the growth of their eyes.

Remember how when we were kids our moms didn't want us sitting too close to the T.V.? Same kind of thing,

Nintendo is taking all kids of precautions to protect their kiddie consumers and is being more than upfront about how parents can ensure their kids don't do any permanent damage. Their warning explains that parents can turn off the 3-D functionality, as well as set passwords that keep kids from using that feature. The statement also sends caution out to older gamers and implores them to "take periodic breaks from the games as often as every hour or 30 minutes."

We hear Nintendo's getting favorable reviews for the 3DS system, but their getting two thumbs way up from us for being responsible and letting people know about the health risks of using their product.

This way, everyone stays safe and healthy.

Play on!

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