"Rape Game" On Amazon Triggers Anger, Outrage

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In America, most rape is male on female and most of the intergender violence is also male to female. Does Japan have this problem? If so, this seems like a sure fire way to normalize this kind of violence.

fish food carl:

CantFaketheFunk:
... Japan never ceases to amaze.

Screw that, the human race is doomed. It always amazed me, but now I'm off to mars. Anybody else coming?

Sure. Maybe we should call Dr. Manhattan and ask him to take us there.:)
Ive heard of this game before and...ew, just ew.
P.S: At least it has better graphics than Custar's Revenge.

gamergal126:
you can actually find the english version on some of those file sharing sites

I am truly, truly fighting with the temptation to ask you how you know that.

But you might get banned.

How?

gamergal126:
you can actually find the english version on some of those file sharing sites

It won't be an official English version though (as the game was never designed to be sold outside Japan), they'll be fan made translation mods.

Pseudonym2:
...most of the intergender violence is also male to female...

Source?

I love how some of you are acting like this is the first or only game to feature rape. It's definitely not, there are some messed up things out there. I also think its slightly hypocritical to be against this game and then defend the content of like GTA or other violent and abusive games. Games as art with free expression, or games that promote good values? We're at war people, pick a side!

Abedeus:

gamergal126:
you can actually find the english version on some of those file sharing sites

I am truly, truly fighting with the temptation to ask you how you know that.

But you might get banned.

How?

Its probably best you don't know

Taerdin:
I love how some of you are acting like this is the first or only game to feature rape. It's definitely not, there are some messed up things out there. I also think its slightly hypocritical to be against this game and then defend the content of like GTA or other violent and abusive games. Games as art with free expression, or games that promote good values? We're at war people, pick a side!

Unfortunately, now that the issue is a political one, it's not as simple as picking a side... everyone's bound to find something offensive in a video game, be it extreme violence or rape. I have the feeling this particular issue will become a much bigger deal than violence in the US, UK, and other similar countries, based on past objections to "sexual content" in video games.

RapeLay is infamous. If you've ever ben to /b/, there is a chance you've heard of this game. I thought everyone already knew about it, and to not, ya' know, sell it anywhere but on porn sites.

Kukul:
I know it's good to have Japan around for some good laughs every now and then, but seriously WTF?

I'm really concerned about these people. It looks like the whole population is a gang of retarded, demoralised children, like there is noone there to say "You're into that shit? Get away from me you freak!". Call me a xenophobe, but that's how I see it. And it's not only rape that's disturbing. I bet my ass (oh wait, I don't have to, it's on the box) that the victims look like elementary school girls with giantic tits.
It's wrong, it's wroooong!

Who cares? I honestly don't see why people care what your fetishes are and what you look at to satisfy them. It's not like it's a droid that you put on the streets in real life to rape people. It's a videogame, better to live out your fantasies like that instead of the real deal.

I fear furries(and I consider anyone furry if they like more than a chick going"meow" or wearing cat ears) but as long as they keep it on their laptop and with each other I don't give a flying fuck.....

What I mean is that since this game, hentai, tentacle rape etc. are fucking mainstream that means their society is in really bad shape, even if just a tiny precent of Japaneese are into rape or pedophilia (and for me hentai is pedhophilia and I don't care if the character is "supposed to be 20" if she looks like 10 year old) they shouldn't be so passive about it and ban it themselves before that crap reaches west.

No, nothing should ever be banned for such reasons. Also, no it doesn't mean they're in really bad shape. It means they're more or less ok with sexual fetishes and either more of them have fetishes than us or a lot of us have fetishes we won't admit..

might get this game just so I can judge people's reactions when they see/play it. If they're immediately revolted, they're Good People. If they start getting all into the raping and turn around an hour later - "Oh, you're still here?" - then they are Bad People, and I will kick and swear at them.

Just because of what they like? They're bad people if they go"ok I'm gonna go get laid" and proceeds to rape someone in RL. What you do in a videogame could never make you a bad person.

Cheeze_Pavilion:

fix-the-spade:

Gormourn:
And we consider games where killing a shitload of random and usually more or less innocent people as norm too, and so what?

It's not scary, games like this existed for years and years now.

True, it is weird that we can all play games about mass murder and not feel any guilt. Maybe it's down the way death inevitably cathes up with everyone, or the constant bombardment of it in every other media as well as games, we just seem to be more tolerant of killing.

I can't really explain it but I don't think that one can be used to justify the other. Rape is quite a bit more personal than mowing down 200 generic baddies.

It's because virtual sex is still sex, while virtual violence isn't violence.

It's the same reason that when you watch a martial arts move you don't say you were watching two people fight, you were watching two people act, while when you watch pornography, you feel that you're actually watching sex, and that what they're doing isn't exactly 'acting'.

So I'm not a virgin because of that minigame is God of war?

Yea, because those were real people actually having sex. Not real people, not real.

SomeBritishDude:
This is one of the few situations where I wouldn't blame people to up in about arms about video games. The fact that this game excists at all is pretty desturbing.

I think people should never be in arms about a videogame unless it sends out a robot in RL that actually does morally reprehensible things, or it's at the ESRB for rating it too lightly.

new_age_reject:
I actually snorted with laughter.
Meh, it's only a game, contrary to popular belief, people can differentiate between games and reality.
Yeah it's sick, but people do have these types of thoughts and games like these help them release in a safe environment instead of on real people.

Thank you, you are a god of logic.

Jester Lord:
I don't see what the big deal is. It's just a game. I told everyone i knew about this and everyone laughed, even the ones that have actually been raped. And you just have to love the Japanese. They have some huge metaphorical balls.

I'm glad someone has balls.

these news articles are starting to hit a little too close to home. when i saw the article i couldn't help but to laugh. this game has been around for years and having played it i can't help but feel a bit vulnerable knowing that it is being used as an icon against the games industry.

P.S. really people if you want to attack this problem at its source you have to focus on the industry that produces it. ready your missiles and prepare your jets were heading to japan, the origin of all sexual perversion people. LOL

Abedeus:

gamergal126:
you can actually find the english version on some of those file sharing sites

I am truly, truly fighting with the temptation to ask you how you know that.

But you might get banned.

How?

Google (empornium.us)

i wonder if this will get me banned? LOL

Goodbye notable poster badge...

ElephantGuts:
That's fucking horrible. That's the worst game I have ever heard of, how can the Japanese really make these things?

Besides shock at this game's existence, this angers and depresses me because games like this provide fodder for all the video game haters out there. Now they can point to game like this to support their arguments, and equate them to valid games like GTA. I really wish this game was never made.

Agreed

Is it first person or third... DEAR GOD WHAT AM I SAYING!!!
Well For those who havent been to japan, well every second advetisement has some sort of sexual reffrence or it will have scadally clad women doing provoctive things, so this doesnt surprise me one bit.

Caliostro:
I'm afraid I don't give a damn about all the idiots winning about it. Have a value jet fall on your face and shut up already.

10 years ago games were EVIL BECAUSE THEY WERE MURDER SIMULATORS!

Then they were PERVERTING OUR YOUTH!

Now they are RAPE SIMULATORS PERVERTING OUR YOUTH!

Starting to see a pattern?

Oh and, if you're a gamer and are complaining about this game, you're also a hypocrite. What? Murdering thousands in cold blood is fine and peachy but rape is just out of bounds? Yeah...

Enemies in Manhunt don't have tears coming out their eyes like this(Warning may possibly offend)

Wow before reading this thread i knew that japan was one screwed up place, but this....thats considerably...wierd, to make an understatement.

I think i'm going to go convince america it needs to finish the job with maybe 5 or 6 more nukes. We just need to make sure to send an email to japan telling all the none screwed up people to take a holiday for a day or two.

that looks like fun!!!

where can I get it???

CantFaketheFunk:
... Japan never ceases to amaze.

Seriously...

Hey, there's a manga series called "The Rapeman" (if it hasn't already been said). God knows why he didn't find out about that sooner before.

But I can't blame him for jumping the gun on this game, afterall it's a game where you RAPE WOMEN. According to him, that's what you can do in games, and unfortunately there are games like that (just like there are unfortunately websites, shows, and books like that), so of course he's going to gnaw on this bone as much as he can.

:O

this is creepier than Joey.

IT'S A JAPAN THING PEOPLE! You can't sell it outside Japan!

Don't try to apply your moral compass's to the Japanese. They defy pyschoanalysis.

sheic99:

Caliostro:
I'm afraid I don't give a damn about all the idiots winning about it. Have a value jet fall on your face and shut up already.

10 years ago games were EVIL BECAUSE THEY WERE MURDER SIMULATORS!

Then they were PERVERTING OUR YOUTH!

Now they are RAPE SIMULATORS PERVERTING OUR YOUTH!

Starting to see a pattern?

Oh and, if you're a gamer and are complaining about this game, you're also a hypocrite. What? Murdering thousands in cold blood is fine and peachy but rape is just out of bounds? Yeah...

Enemies in Manhunt don't have tears coming out their eyes like this(Warning may possibly offend)

Your link is broken... At any rate... No, it has blood gushing out of their skulls and enemies that struggle for their life as you smoother them to death with a plastic bag... Totally less brutal. Point is invalid.

I'm not surprised that people got mad about this. It's definitely something that Japan should have kept in Japan or on a flash game because the rest of the world isn't ready for games like that. Well, stores aren't anyway.

Caliostro:

sheic99:

Caliostro:
I'm afraid I don't give a damn about all the idiots winning about it. Have a value jet fall on your face and shut up already.

10 years ago games were EVIL BECAUSE THEY WERE MURDER SIMULATORS!

Then they were PERVERTING OUR YOUTH!

Now they are RAPE SIMULATORS PERVERTING OUR YOUTH!

Starting to see a pattern?

Oh and, if you're a gamer and are complaining about this game, you're also a hypocrite. What? Murdering thousands in cold blood is fine and peachy but rape is just out of bounds? Yeah...

Enemies in Manhunt don't have tears coming out their eyes like this(Warning may possibly offend)

Your link is broken... At any rate... No, it has blood gushing out of their skulls and enemies that struggle for their life as you smoother them to death with a plastic bag... Totally less brutal. Point is invalid.

Link is fixed.
I always felt apathetic towards the enemies in Manhunt as they signed up for a large cash sum to try and kill you, and they are not a crying 10-year old girl. I still think this game is worse, not a grand scale like some people are saying, but it is worse.

This game seems to be receiving a lot of hate, along with Japan and its ways. Someone answer me this, why do you continually say that its bad/sick.

Okay, I'm full-on honest by saying that:

1) I've played this game

2) I easily obtained it from the internet, and did so A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO (so the game is not new... trying to sell it on Amazon is new - and stupid beyond boundaries)

Is it wrong to feature rape in a game? Well, it obviously depends on the cultural background... However, if you are going to flame this 'rape game', then you, by logic, should also flame FPS and any other violence, drug or politically-incorrect game (that includes GTA, fanboys...). I say this because they all feature acts that contradict "common sense", so to speak. So if your against rape, then you are against discharging hole clips of AK-47s on civilians (a GTA option), or running over people (yet another GTA option, hmm...).

EDIT: Just because Rapelay shows the rape victims crying, it doesn't mean it is any more 'evil' than shooting people in the head with bazookas... hypocrisy is so flawed...

Laters

fish food carl:

CantFaketheFunk:
... Japan never ceases to amaze.

Screw that, the human race is doomed. It always amazed me, but now I'm off to mars. Anybody else coming?

Not if I fly there in my little red wagon first.

From the country that gifted the world with tentacle porn...

Since Keith Vaz is an MP, we can write to him and at least try to explain that amazon can't control what their sellers sell immediately and that this game was never meant to be released outside of Japan, who are a completely different culture and thus have their own taboos.

It should, of course, be written in proper English and be civil, none of this "Lol u suxxors and are so bad lol".

Hopefully he'll get shot down soon enough. I mean, it only takes 5 mins to find out that:
1. The game was being sold by an individual and not by any retailers and
2. The game would never be released outside Japan commercially and could only ever be bought by those who, you know, LOOK for this kind of thing, and it's really those people you should be looking to ban from life anyway.

fish food carl:

CantFaketheFunk:
... Japan never ceases to amaze.

Screw that, the human race is doomed. It always amazed me, but now I'm off to mars. Anybody else coming?

HOLD THAT SHUTTLE!!!

That "game" really is a disgrace to mankind.

You know, the US actually beat the Japanese to it...
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custers_Revenge )

sheic99:
Link is fixed.
I always felt apathetic towards the enemies in Manhunt as they signed up for a large cash sum to try and kill you, and they are not a crying 10-year old girl. I still think this game is worse, not a grand scale like some people are saying, but it is worse.

In God of War you can violently murder people who are just trying to run away from having their houses burnt to the ground... In Fallout 3 you can enslave innocent people or just send their heads flying Jackson Pollock style just because they had the audacity of being nice... Rampage entire towns and mutilate bodies... In Hitman you can assassinate innocent people who are just going about their business so you can kill your real target... Dead, just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time...

...Again, nothing special here.

mike1921:

Kukul:
I know it's good to have Japan around for some good laughs every now and then, but seriously WTF?

I'm really concerned about these people. It looks like the whole population is a gang of retarded, demoralised children, like there is noone there to say "You're into that shit? Get away from me you freak!". Call me a xenophobe, but that's how I see it. And it's not only rape that's disturbing. I bet my ass (oh wait, I don't have to, it's on the box) that the victims look like elementary school girls with giantic tits.
It's wrong, it's wroooong!

Who cares? I honestly don't see why people care what your fetishes are and what you look at to satisfy them. It's not like it's a droid that you put on the streets in real life to rape people. It's a videogame, better to live out your fantasies like that instead of the real deal.

I fear furries(and I consider anyone furry if they like more than a chick going"meow" or wearing cat ears) but as long as they keep it on their laptop and with each other I don't give a flying fuck.....

What I mean is that since this game, hentai, tentacle rape etc. are fucking mainstream that means their society is in really bad shape, even if just a tiny precent of Japaneese are into rape or pedophilia (and for me hentai is pedhophilia and I don't care if the character is "supposed to be 20" if she looks like 10 year old) they shouldn't be so passive about it and ban it themselves before that crap reaches west.

No, nothing should ever be banned for such reasons. Also, no it doesn't mean they're in really bad shape. It means they're more or less ok with sexual fetishes and either more of them have fetishes than us or a lot of us have fetishes we won't admit..

If you can't see a fucking difference between child raping fetish and other fetishes (even gay midget sado-masochism) I honestly don't know what to say to you.

Caliostro:

Oh and, if you're a gamer and are complaining about this game, you're also a hypocrite. What? Murdering thousands in cold blood is fine and peachy but rape is just out of bounds? Yeah...

Simple answer? You're not committing murder in games. Murder is a 'rational' act where you stalk a victim and watch as their life is ended. Quake etc. is completely unrealistic because you're a passive observer watching one set of pixels explode on contact with another set of pixels.

Now if you're choking a character to death that you actually knew and could feel them gasping for breath and begging you not to kill them, then I'd concede the point. Especially as that made me feel nauseous just writing that.

BIG Difference.

Raven28256:
Honestly, I'm not surprised. Anyone who knows a decent amount about Japan could tell you: Rape is considered pretty "normal" in the hentai industry, games or otherwise. I'm certainly not into it by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a very popular sexual fetish there.

But really...If Keith Vaz finds THIS shocking and disturbing, he should really look into some of the other popular hentai fetishes Japan has...They make rape, incest, and graphic images of 14 year old anime schoolgirls with breasts big enough to sink the Yamato look almost normal. The concept behind this game is actually pretty tame compared to some hentai in Japan...They make shit that would make the average pedophile say "WTF Japan?"

No offense to any Japanese here, but your hentai industry produces some really, really fucked up shit. It is pretty bad when I would consider rape fetishes to be pretty "tame" compared to some hentai.

Agreed, and I think ALL of hentai media should be in it's own category, not to be confused with regular gaming, anime, etc.

What sort of sick asshole would create such a game...if you could call that a game....they ought to be......*rant*

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