Video game glorifying rape

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    How much further will society sink? This has to be a low point.

    NYC Official: Ban Japanese 'Rape' Video Game

     
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    Um ... what about Grand Theft Auto?
     
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    There is no rape in GTA.

    There is only prostitution.

    And then murder of the prostitute to reclaim the money that you paid her.
     
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    My point was that there are more video games with such horrible acts ... it just seems they chose this one because it's Japanese for some reason. Hell, Russian video games are even more frightening, don't even bother with those in the ME unless you have a strong stomach.

    Seriously ... if they want to nitpick what video games portray they have a TON to choose from, why this one in particular?
     
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    Based on this statement, i dont think you understand the video game market. Do you have any idea how many of our video games are created out of Japan? The US is number 1 in video game production, and Japan is easily number 2. I would venture to say that Japan creates more video games than every other country in the world combined, excluding the US.

    No, they are not picking on this game in particular because its from Japan, but rather because its a game about raping a mother and her 2 daughters.

    ...and to the guy who brought up Grand Theft Auto, you dont think its recieved plenty of backlash because of ITS violence? You probably wouldnt even know the game exists, if it werent for the bad reputation it has.
     
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    I know it exists because I've played it.
     
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    My mistake, i quoted the wrong person. It was Kittenkoder who made the statement about GTA, originally.
     
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    Actually .. I knew it existed before it was known by the media.
     
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    I'm really not into video games, so I'm not familiar with others with a less than savory theme. I have heard of Grand Theft Auto, but didn't know that killing prostitutes was a part of it. I saw this one on CNN, and wondered just what the world was coming to. The fact that there are others just as bad really makes me wonder just what the world is coming to. Do teens play these games? If so, where are their parents?

    No wonder the country is going down the tubes.
     
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    I find the idea of banning this game sickening.

    But anyway here are some relevant facts
    1. The game was made in Japan
    2. It's a porno game and thus covered by our porn laws
    3. The original developers had no intentions of releasing it outside of Japan (I think, don't quote me on that)
    4. The game is only available officially in Japanese, to see it in English you have to download a fan-translated version.
    5. It's really only widely available in Japan, all the major game sellers won't stock it and if you want it you can either find an independent seller or import it.
    6. Japan has some odd porn fetishes including tentacle (rape) porn, bukkake, and a really gross one that tries to mix in gory photos with eroticism. There's lots of rape and porn games over there

    Oh and the game wouldn't have got 1/10th as infamous if some shmucks didn't grandstand on the game. Controversy is free press people and none of us would've ever heard of rapelay if it weren't for these fools whining about it.

    So congratulations this obscure game has turned into something semi-mainstream.

    It's an option, the game never requires you to do it.
     
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