Complaint against online adver-game dismissed

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17 Responses to “Complaint against online adver-game dismissed”

  1. invictus says:

    …OK, I give up. Why is this of interest to anyone but Dunhills?

  2. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    On a slow news day bears get in the car and drive around collecting candy.

  3. JontKopeck says:

    A bear driving a car? If Enivro-Bear 2000: Operation Hibernation is not the inspiration for that game then it certainly provides a healthier alternative. Does the Haribo game still exist in any form?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A24tSPNz2so

  4. Peter Kisner says:

    Maybe it’s the prequel to Anda’s Game?

  5. None of you people remember envirobear

  6. sweetcraspy says:

    “lacked … game design elements that encourage repetitive play”

    Translation:  It wasn’t a very good game. 

    You know what was an amazing food industry game?  Chex Quest.  It was essentially a reskinned, G-Rated Doom or Wolf3D, and whoever made it put in a lot more work than most adver-games. 

  7. surreality says:

    At least this one got dismissed. I feel like this is similar to the Cookie Monster thing – I realize the cookie monster thing is a bit more blatant in regards to consumption, but I still have trouble believing cookie monster wolfing down cookies on some 5 minute segments of Sesame Street is really going to encourage habits in children that may lead to obesity. I don’t think people/children playing this game are going to run out and buy all the varieties of candy they collected online.

    • Xyzzy says:

       I agree… The only childrens’ character I recall feeling an interest in emulating food-wise as a little kid was Bugs Bunny, and as soon as I tried tasting actual raw carrot, I decided he was eating Cheetos in disguise to please the adults.

  8. fight4paece says:

    Please, oh please proof read. That was to painful to read. Thanks.

    • invictus says:

      Extra funny when posted by “fight4paece,” who spells “proofread” as two words.

      • surreality says:

        I believe they also meant “too painful”. I’m almost tempted to say troll.

        • invictus says:

          From the account’s comment history I’d say someone really enamoured with splitting words without good reason, rather than troll. For example, an earlier comment on CNN contained “peace meal” instead of “piecemeal.”

  9. autoglass3278 says:

    Some one is really going to complain about a video game that seems to encourage children to eat even more unhealthy food.  Obviously, they are oblivious to their surroundings, because it is not just video games.  Maybe if the bear was doing a little jogging or biking around the countryside that would have been better.  Really, some people have way to much time on their hands.  It’s a game, besides, by the time most school age kids sit down to play the usual 2-3 hours of video games, they have already had their sugary snacks, not necessarily made by Haribo.

    • Adge Cutler says:

       I would have thought the name of the organisation (Britain’s Children’s Food Campaign) would have given a good clue to the fact that this is exactly the sort of thing that they spend their time doing.  I watch a fair bit of kids TV with my children, the only  advert remotely related to sweets/candy I can remember seeing is for sugar coated breakfast cereals, so no, they are not oblivious to their surroundings, and must have actually been doing quite a good job ridding the UK of anything promoting unhealthy eating to children; well apart from McDonalds and Coke sponsoring the Olympics! =)

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