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Tvov
01-07-2009, 16:52
This is odd... Last paragraph is best...

http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/peta-praises-fable-ii/1277183

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PETA praises Fable II
"Veggie-friendly" adventure gets scratched behind the ear by controversial animal-rights group.
By Ben Silverman
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Fresh off their crusades against a Sega music game and a handheld cooking trainer, the animal-rights group PETA has turned the other cheek by singling out Microsoft's Fable II as the "Most Animal Friendly" game of the year in their annual Proggy awards.

But not for giving gamers the most realistic virtual pet this side of a Sim in the game's critically-acclaimed canine companion. Rather, PETA cites Fable II's thoughtful approach to the player's diet as its reason for winning.

"In this virtual fight between good and evil, characters powered by tofu are just as powerful as their meat-eating counterparts -- and are more fit and attractive to boot," the organization said on its website. "Featuring a strong pro-vegetarian theme, eating a plant-based diet helps you rack up "purity" points, whereas eating meat makes your character fat and evil. A fun and innovative game, it's also an effective tool that teaches gamers the real-life benefits of a vegetarian diet."

Curiously, PETA overlooks the fact that one of the game's Achievements is accomplished by "kicking a chicken a respectable distance," while another involves killing "a sweet, innocent, fluffy bunny rabbit." Hey, at least you don't eat them.