The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals don't hand out many video game awards, but when they do, they're generally about games that favour eating vegetables and tofu over meat. PETA's choice game of 2009? The Sims 3.
The organisation has lauded EA's life simulator as the "most animal-friendly game" of the year, otherwise known as PETA's Proggy Award. The animal-rights group praises The Sims 3 for its option to let players "choose a vegetarian lifestyle", letting Sims, "like their real-life counterparts, live longer, age more slowly, and feast on cruelty-free delights-from tofu dogs to ratatouille."
"EA's compassionate update to its perennial favourite shows commitment not only to animals but also to the game's players," writes PETA.
The Sims 3: Most Animal-Friendly Game of 2009 [PETA via Gamasutra]