"Rape Game" On Amazon Triggers Anger, Outrage

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The people slating japan are clearly retards and should be ashamed to play video games. you could argue that possible rapists might not go out and rape people because this game is enough for them a bit like (just like) methodone for heroin addicts. as the government gives out methodone for free (although to get it youd of probably spent all your money and sold everything you own to buy heroin) i think the government (mental mp) could just as easily be backing this game!
what other people have said about it being no worse than other games as they have death and violence and tonnes of other stuff thats just as bad. the fact is thered be loads of games like this already but its just a very small market and pretending youre in world war2 (stabbing japanese people), decimating alien races on a giant ring in space with a voice in your head or punching a woman while your hand is on fire and looking really pleased with yourself about it are just all far more entertaining. . . M

Caliostro:

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.

But you're given the option to do so or not. It is not the entire basis of the game. With Hitman, you could just knock them out and continue on your marry way. The object isn't solely murdering thousands of people or enslaving them. This game is specifically about raping women and girls, so somebody can masturbate to it. Which is why I'm only considering it solely as Porn and not a real medium of entertainment.

seydaman:

Zippy1313:
For whatever reason... I want this game.

i too

you know... i do too unfortunately

CantFaketheFunk:
... Japan never ceases to amaze.

How'd you get that Pony badge?:P

Joselyn:

CantFaketheFunk:
... Japan never ceases to amaze.

How'd you get that Pony badge?:P

Heheheheh, yeeeeeeeaaaaaa, you don't ask people how they got badges like that, if you highlighted it, you would notice that it is a staff award, meaning you can't get it unless you are STAFF.

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

I also find it funny that you have a sexy bunny avatar, and you posted something like this.

The_root_of_all_evil:
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.

Yes you are. Not even mentioning games (which I have before) like manhunt and hitman where you are not only committing murder but a brutal and cold blooded assassination, seldom is the occasion in a videogame when you passively kill someone. Murder isn't classified by "stalking and watching their life end", murder is classified as a premeditated and successful attempt at taking someone's life.

Rarely in a videogame will you passively kill people (Fallout 3 is the only example that comes to mind, and even there you actively murder enough people to populate a city... If you're a good guy...). You always do so willingly... You look at them, you see them, you pull the trigger and bask in their downfall. The objective is to kill them or cripple them.

Games like Manhunt, Postal 2, GTA, Hitman... They are way more sadistic than a "rape simulator".

something tells me Rapelay won't allow you to do anything like this

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

Yes, please! I'll even buy provition!

Zippy1313:
I just want to see how truly horrible and whatnot it actually is. I don't seriously think I could play it for longer than a few minutes without laughing out loud about how offensive it is.

I don't think I could have played it for more than five minutes without having to pay shrink another visit =P

Shin Kojima:
Oh come on. Plenty of girls like rape.
(actually, the only one I know who does is my girlfriend. She has a huge thing for Pyramidhead)

Yeah, but you know. Mostly those like the idea of being dominated, and still have the possibility to make it stop. Like roleplay. They mostly don't want to actually want to be raped.

Gormourn:
Who gives a shit?

It certainly is no worse then GTA morally.

True .. But you know. The thing is that this is something shocking for us. Soon enough, we'll not be as offended that there is a game -I repeat: Game- About this. It's just that it's new. I'm not trying to justify that they made a game like this. I despite the idea. But it's the same as when they first made games with realistic violence, that could actually be performed.

Nihilism Theory:
OH FFS NOT ANOTHER ONE!!!1elleven!!

Oh, please stop that. The thing with eh whole purposely writing number one insted of exclamation points. It's just ridicilious. And with words?

And someone said that rape is a fucked up fetish. Yes it is. But there are also many other fetishes that could classify as fucked up. masochism, blindfold and etc. But honestly. I would say that it's not that bad to have a game where you're a rapist. Because if you are at all able to rape, you're allready fucked. But then this game may be a way of doing it in-game, rather than having to do it IRL ...

Just my two cents

sheic99:
But you're given the option to do so or not. It is not the entire basis of the game. With Hitman, you could just knock them out and continue on your marry way. The object isn't solely murdering thousands of people or enslaving them. This game is specifically about raping women and girls, so somebody can masturbate to it. Which is why I'm only considering it solely as Porn and not a real medium of entertainment.

Actually there are several occasions in which you HAVE to murder people. In Hitman your whole objective is to kill targets, in Fallout 3 there are several parts where you forcefully HAVE to murder people, even if it's a "good thing", you're still taking a life... Worse yet, the game rewards you for it (i.e.: tranquility lane).

GTA, Postal 2, Counter Strike...List goes on...

Caliostro:

sheic99:
But you're given the option to do so or not. It is not the entire basis of the game. With Hitman, you could just knock them out and continue on your marry way. The object isn't solely murdering thousands of people or enslaving them. This game is specifically about raping women and girls, so somebody can masturbate to it. Which is why I'm only considering it solely as Porn and not a real medium of entertainment.

Actually there are several occasions in which you HAVE to murder people. In Hitman your whole objective is to kill targets, in Fallout 3 there are several parts where you forcefully HAVE to murder people, even if it's a "good thing", you're still taking a life... Worse yet, the game rewards you for it (i.e.: tranquility lane).

GTA, Postal 2, Counter Strike...List goes on...

The Fallout 3 one is based on the writer's idea of torture and euthanization. As for GTA and Counter Strike, you are in a "kill" or be "killed" situation. The targets in Hitman are usually corrupt war mongers, other assassins, drug lords and people involved in other highly illegal activities.

I still stand that this is PORN and should be seen solely as such.

Am I the only one that finds the drama surrounding this game funny?

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?

Shotgun! You think we could actually get further away, though?

Now I want to see a game based on harvesting organs and selling white slaves on the black market. Trade kidneys, people, guns and drugs and have a nice interactive city and economy. Maybe even extortion income as well as ransoms. Of course it would have to have hitchhikers too.

Like all the other sad lonely gaming losers in this thread... I want this game!!!

OT: Surely this game should be perceived as an outlet for a potential real-life rapist, so that he can take out his weird fetish on imaginary women in a virtual environment rather than real women in real life, who even with years of therapy, never fully recover having their humanity and dignity stripped away from them by a crazed and dangerous psychopath.

In reality, by pulling this game off the shelves, Vaz has just (indirectly) rapped a bunch of people... FOR SHAME!!! (Still, did you expect anything less from a British politician? :P )

savandicus:
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.

And then again, I'd prefer he'd have a discussion about the fact, not attacking people who had nothing to do with this and being prejudiced... Really, do you even have a brain in there to say such stupidity???

I guess sometimes a mighty ban-hammer is needed, but not found.

So, I downloaded this game.
It's, uh, pretty screwed up.
But I'm gonna finish it!
Mmmm, feeling up ladies on a train...

Coalhada:

savandicus:
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.

And then again, I'd prefer he'd have a discussion about the fact, not attacking people who had nothing to do with this and being prejudiced... Really, do you even have a brain in there to say such stupidity???

I guess sometimes a mighty ban-hammer is needed, but not found.

A) the first part of your setence doesnt make sense
B) Ever heard of something called humour
C) Whats with the hate?
D) Surely you dont need a brain to be stupid?
E) Really why the hate?

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?

I'll come

savandicus:

Coalhada:

savandicus:
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.

And then again, I'd prefer he'd have a discussion about the fact, not attacking people who had nothing to do with this and being prejudiced... Really, do you even have a brain in there to say such stupidity???

I guess sometimes a mighty ban-hammer is needed, but not found.

A) the first part of your setence doesnt make sense
B) Ever heard of something called humour
C) Whats with the hate?
D) Surely you dont need a brain to be stupid?
E) Really why the hate?

Oh, if I have heard about humor? Surely, I have, but what you did is beyond humor. There's no hate, of course, but you should watch out for what you write: because it reveals a lot about you.

That's the end of it. No need to argue here.

Coalhada:

savandicus:

Coalhada:

savandicus:
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.

And then again, I'd prefer he'd have a discussion about the fact, not attacking people who had nothing to do with this and being prejudiced... Really, do you even have a brain in there to say such stupidity???

I guess sometimes a mighty ban-hammer is needed, but not found.

A) the first part of your setence doesnt make sense
B) Ever heard of something called humour
C) Whats with the hate?
D) Surely you dont need a brain to be stupid?
E) Really why the hate?

Oh, if I have heard about humor? Surely, I have, but what you did is beyond humor. There's no hate, of course, but you should watch out for what you write: because it reveals a lot about you.

That's the end of it. No need to argue here.

You cant end it, i want the last word. That'll do, a nice and petty response.

On topic though, does anyone know how amazon finds the products that it puts up to be sold? Someone must've messed up for something like this to end up on their, i wonder if someones going to get fired over this.

sheic99:

Caliostro:

sheic99:
But you're given the option to do so or not. It is not the entire basis of the game. With Hitman, you could just knock them out and continue on your marry way. The object isn't solely murdering thousands of people or enslaving them. This game is specifically about raping women and girls, so somebody can masturbate to it. Which is why I'm only considering it solely as Porn and not a real medium of entertainment.

Actually there are several occasions in which you HAVE to murder people. In Hitman your whole objective is to kill targets, in Fallout 3 there are several parts where you forcefully HAVE to murder people, even if it's a "good thing", you're still taking a life... Worse yet, the game rewards you for it (i.e.: tranquility lane).

GTA, Postal 2, Counter Strike...List goes on...

The Fallout 3 one is based on the writer's idea of torture and euthanization. As for GTA and Counter Strike, you are in a "kill" or be "killed" situation. The targets in Hitman are usually corrupt war mongers, other assassins, drug lords and people involved in other highly illegal activities.

I still stand that this is PORN and should be seen solely as such.

I agree with this last part, it's not really much of a game in the conventional sense. It's like comparing a humphrey bogart movie to debbie does dallas.

Gormourn:
Who gives a shit?

It certainly is no worse then GTA morally.

I agree, honestly is rape better or worse than murder...? (rhetorical)

Lukeje:

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

Source?

An documentary called Tough Guise. It's ten years old, but I doubt much has changed.

Here's a transcript, http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=211 .

Note- I am not Japanese so I may be wrong, perhaps someone who is can comment.

What you have to understand in games like this is the perverted 'fantasy' that the women don't really not want it. Is this game horrific? Yes. Yes it is, and there's NO denying that. But it's only sold in Japan. So why would Japan make such a horrific game? Because they have an incredibly restrictive society where you cannot show real genitalia even in Porn. Everything about Japan is repressed and compressed under layers of "civility" and Victorian-esque manners. The "crazy" out there antics you see on TV is an OUTLET, because in real life no japanese person would act out or bring attention on themselves.

The gist of where I am going... is that this game is infact a SYMPTOM of the sort of social environment that activists who attempt to repress expression- such as videogames, music, movies, and television- based on 'moral' or social judgements. In short? Men like Keith Vaz are responsible for this games creation. When you conceal or repress something it becomes twisted and perverse, concentrated.

Rape was also viewed differently in Japanese culture - at last historically. soldiers used to carry wristbands made out of the pubes of their victims for help in battle for example. The culture has a slightly different take on that particular crime.

Kukul:

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.

I see the difference, but the same rules apply. Keep it in your fantasies and I don't give a fuck. Do it in real life and I pay your cellmates to kill you.

Which is why I'm only considering it solely as Porn and not a real medium of entertainment.

Agreed.

As for GTA and Counter Strike, you are in a "kill" or be "killed" situation.

GTA, no not by everyone you see. Most people kill innocent people in GTA. Counter strike everyone is trying to kill you.

Yeah, but you know. Mostly those like the idea of being dominated, and still have the possibility to make it stop. Like roleplay. They mostly don't want to actually want to be raped.

Yes, but I think they want to feel that they're actually being raped, which is why it's roleplay and not just sex with a guy who says he's a rapist. What's wrong with the mail equivelant of that. If you're saying there is nothing wrong with a rape fetish, what's wrong with rape porn where all the real people involved can stop at any time. I don't care how emotionally disturbed the AI is.

Ok, I just saw a short video about the kind of shit thats in this game and I have concluded that there are some very sick fuckers out there. I don't know if this is normal for hentai, but if it is then there is something foul happening in the land of the rising sun.

Coalhada:
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

QFT.

Fantasy is fantasy. If you have difficulty distinguishing between it and reality then you have a big problem regardless. Whether it's book with graphic content, a movie depicting torture or a game that has you kill with wanton abandon. True, it might 'give people ideas', but those persons were deranged to begin with and anything could have set them off; it's not the media's fault. If you don't like a particular piece of media, that of course is your prerogative; but to denouce that it should not exist, especially if no real person was hurt unconsensually, is to show ignorance rivaling that of the Dark Age.

To be honest, the game itself is rather bland and a far less realistic simulation, both in terms of visual and 'emotional', than GTA/COD:WaW (the Russian campaign). Crying is sort of an overstatement, tearing up is more accurate. Regardless, it is a fact that Japan has a lower sexual and domestic violence rate than the US (which on a side note could be due the US being founded as a rebel country and never having, at least since WWII, more than 10 years of non-involvement in an international conflict, but I disgress). That despite all the fetishy content generated by Japan and the US's mainstream purtian vibe or maybe because of it. Whatever.

I thought that the impromptu executions of the surrendering, begging Germans by the Russian advance in WaW were the most horrible thing I've ever seen. It didn't help that they humanized them with the old, young and wounded intro. The irony is, if you recall, that the developers are Russian. In any case, playing that doesn't make me want to throw Molotov cocktails onto would be POWs; just like playing a rape simulation, a mediocre one at that, doesn't make me want to rape oddly deformed women or real women.

In summary (tl;dr), if you're mentally stable, try something before having a kneejerk reaction (provided of course that no real person is hurt unconsensually). The worst thing that'll happen is that you die a little bit inside, but that's a daily event in modern life.

Played it. Its not the best H game, nowhere near as good as Artificial Girl 3 but its amusing. People really are fucked in the head when they get all wet over being able to shoot cops in the face and kill thousands of people in a game yet get up on their fucking high horses over shit like this. Its a video game for fucks sake!

Geez, I'm almost surprised such a game exists, almost.
Poor Amazon.com for not catching this before word got out, no way could you sell such an abhorrent aberration to westerners in the public eye without brows hitting ceilings.

To those crying hypocrisy for liking games that feature killing, this is completely different. I, personally, don't play Grand Theft Auto, but the game isn't called "Rape and Pillage Old Ladies," it's up to the player whether they want to beat random people or not. Granted, it is called grand theft auto, but I don't know anyone who would put stealing a car in the same category as stalking and raping girls. The point is that this game was made specifically and for the sole purpose of watching women squirm and cry, while it's up to the player how much of an asshole he wants to be in other games. There are games like Manhunt out there in which [brutal murder with household objects] of innocent civilians is instructed and encouraged, but as I recall it was banned in some countries just as this game was too. It all comes down to the game's intent.

zeldakong64:
There are games like Manhunt out there in which the murder of innocent civilians is instructed and encouraged,

And obviously you have never played Manhunt. Not unless you consider a bunch of mask wearing weapon weilding psychopaths sent to kill to be "innocent civilians", in which case yes...

, this is completely different. I, personally, don't play Grand Theft Auto, but the game isn't called "Rape and Pillage Old Ladies," it's up to the player whether they want to beat random people or not

GTA4 has a sequence in the story where you have to Murder somebody to progress the story. Plus, the whole point is to kill civilians. Yes it's technically optional but I highly doubt any of the devs didn't expect everyone would kill civillians.

The point is that this game was made specifically and for the sole purpose of watching women squirm and cry, while it's up to the player how much of an asshole he wants to be in other games.

Technically it's up to the player. No one buys GTA and doesn't kill a few civilians.

It all comes down to the game's intent.

Yes, it does. If it was intended to mindwash people into raping in real life that'd be bad, if the game when put into a computer or console made the console beat the crap out of you until you rape someone in real life. The intent is porn.

There are games like Manhunt out there in which the murder of innocent civilians is instructed and encouraged,

You mean GTA

Anonymouse:

zeldakong64:
There are games like Manhunt out there in which the murder of innocent civilians is instructed and encouraged,

And obviously you have never played Manhunt. Not unless you consider a bunch of mask wearing weapon weilding psychopaths sent to kill to be "innocent civilians", in which case yes...

You're right I haven't played it. I read someone else's post about innocent people and a review mentioning something similar, but apparently I misunderstood, thanks ^_^

Carmageddon. [/arguement]?

I'm not judging Japan based on this game, only those who buy it, and of course those who made it.

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