Amazon Pulls Raep Sim “Rapelay” Over Media Pressure

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    Comment by t//B
    13:54 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This just seems like it would increase the sales on this game..

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    Comment by Michio
    14:22 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha ya, I bet the makers of Rapelay are smiling at this publicity.

    Comment by SasaMisa
    21:43 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Famous or infamous, it's all the same thing at the end of the day, as it was with that Virgin Killer album. I mean, I didn't even know about it until the IWF made a fuss and tried to block it, and I wonder how many people would say the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nobody ever buys these games.

    Admit it, all of you guys torrented Rapelay.

    Comment by SasaMisa
    21:45 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ED2K actually after I spotted it on HongFire, but you're right either way. (^_^;)

    Comment by twin blades
    12:53 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can already see it now. police at yor door ready to gun you down because of your fetish porn. Still I just don't get what the uks problem is. they act like thats the worst thing in the world. I don't know that much about all the coplicated politics involved but this is a waste of there time. they could be helping poor people over there are focusing on the economy. but no the bigger problem is the porn. fuck, uk get your prioritys right!:(

    Comment by Firetribe
    15:11 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the U.S, we have a "Do whatever you want along as my children don't see it" policy. When the politicians found out a GTA, they knew it was very violent but they were more concerned that the game was rated Mature instead of Adult allowing minors to purchase it.Although some politicians(Hill and Bill) want to outright ban the stuff, nothing has been done yet. But with a new regime change something may happen.

    SO I guess America is the west's last stand for freedom?

    Comment by SasaMisa
    21:50 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So long as The First Amendment isn't repealed, you Americans will always be able to cry that in any kangaroo court case the authorities try to bring against you.

    Why do you think The Protect Act was so broadly worded? After the pasting the ACLU gave them the first time around, it was a pathetic attempt by the Bush Adminstration to ban everything they don't approve of, which is even now coming unravelled again.

    Comment by Hangmen
    21:02 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty tame shit. I've seen worse. That still didn't stop a 13 year old Brit from becoming a shota-dad though.

    Comment by SasaMisa
    22:07 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amazingly, neither of them are being had up on child abuse charges either, particularly the girl!

    I remember a similar case years back, where some little yob got a 9-year old girl pregnant and was all smug about it. Of course, given the sink estate they both lived on - the sort of thing that still exists to this day, despite our crappy government claiming they would do something about it (I know, because I'm unfortunate enough to be on one) - it's hardly surprising really.

    Yeah, you don't have to look very hard in Britain to see the real reason teenage pregnancy is so high.

    Comment by Xerovlade
    20:18 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Okay first they remove GTA from the reach of those who really want to play it... they ban games that contain even the slightest p0rn and now this... DAMN POLITICIANS!!! WHY CAN"T YOU ALL JUST DIE AND GO TO HELL VIA HELL GIRL EXPRESS!!!

    Comment by SasaMisa
    22:02 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't worry, what goes around comes around. They'll get theirs eventually. (*_*)

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    15:56 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comes back to ye old discussion on violent games, lolicon, violent movies, violent literature, rock music, etc.
    Stereotyping and assuming that only because you read/play/watch/listen to this or that type of media that "might be assotiated to criminal acts", automatically makes you a criminal too.

    As always, politicians confuses their own personal tastes to "what people should do" or even "stuff people should be prohibited of doing".

    Apparently, lots of them forgot what freedom of speech and liberty stands for.

    Comment by SasaMisa
    22:00 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Politicians all suffer from delusions of godhood to a certain extent, although some are definitely worse than others. With them, it's nothing more than a popularity contest. They are practiced liars and change direction like the wind, with them even stepping on those who supported them if it should so serve their purpose.

    This is precisely why laws should never be made based entirely on such near-sighted morality. True justice is not some brutish hammer, wielded clumsily against whole swaves of otherwise innocent people. No, it is a fine sword, designed to stab at the heart of true evil; one that may well find its mark closer to home if they persist with their fascist ways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why does this website misspell 'rape' on purpose? It's extremely fucking stupid.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I realise Internet memes and humour may not be your strong point, but even so I am left wondering if anyone else concurs?

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    13:48 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I certainly don't agree with anonymous, if for the sole principle of the fact that it ~can~ help fly under the radar...though I do also kind of like how raep looks...

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    Comment by ZippyDSMlee
    10:13 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought I was reading for a minute...

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait a minute. I call bullshit on your assetion that Japan has the lowest rate of rape and sexual assault in the world. Violent crime rates are quite low relative to the Western world, yes but are we not daily bombarded by news reports about sexual assault in Japan? On this very website? Seriously, these reports, combined with a culture that discourages women from reporting sexual assault paint a picture of a country caught in the midst of a pervert epidemic. Next time, please try keep such sickeningly blatant bias to yourself and at least pay lip service to responsible journalism.

    As far as the game goes, who said anything about buying it? That's what Bittorrent is for.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Try reading the article I linked to:

    Just because we report on strange news for the sake of perverted readers who love to read this sort of thing does not mean Japan is more perverted than anywhere else.

    The statistics are quite clear, and making up unsubstantiated arguments such as "but Japanese women are oppressed and too ashamed to report" only shows your own bias. The kind of thing you read about as national news here would in many cases have difficulty finding its way into a city newspaper in the US or UK. It presents only the most extreme and bizarre for your entertainment and edification; it is not a complete picture.

    Considering you advocate piracy in the same breath as you decry "irresponsible journalism", your position is none too consistent...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would hardly call these statistics

    7.2% of Japanese women report they have been sexually assaulted. Let's not forget a culture that lays the blame for rape on the victim. “There was a time when I myself wouldn’t have known what to do. I myself would have admonished her for being out in the street at night: ‘Didn’t it occur to you that it’s dangerous?’ Implicitly I would have blamed her.”

    The nurse's words, not mine.

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    Comment by Artefact

    The usual orientalist claptrap from the English language Japan rags and sites.

    Did you think to check what women in the west say? Here are the "women report" rates for the US:

    "A study among college women has shown that 1 out of every 5 college age women report being forced to have sexual intercourse. (1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey) 22% of all women say that they have been forced to do sexual things against their will, where only 3% of men admit to ever forcing themselves on a woman. (Laumann, 1994)"

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This doesn't mean that these things is not happening in other countries as well, which includes the west. Hell, there was a report on a rape club at a certain school in the America's heartland.

    Comment by SasaMisa
    23:05 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fact that many people on the sex offenders registers in the West aren't actually sex offenders of course has nothing to do with your bias against Japan and it's system of recording crimes, does it? Maybe they choose to be more sensible about things and only report actual assaults, instead of every whinger who had a wolf whistle blown in her direction, then claiming she was abused shortly afterwards.

    Indeed, having studied this in depth now, America has just about the craziest laws on Earth regarding sex crimes, with even kids being convicted for quite normal sexual activity. To say nothing of people being branded for life just because they 'did it' a month before some arbitrary age set by puritans who think they just stepped off the good ship Lollipop.

    It's not just the US either, in Sweden, they claim they have 402,000 sex offenders in a population of just 8 million, which equates to 1 in 20 people. Britain is no better either, and countries like Canada & Australia are paranoid as hell over it. Not to mention a rampant compensation culture, where authorities tempt people to come forward and dream up things that actually never happened.

    What this equates to really is that none of the statistics are accurate, which means we are forced to rely on other means. Obviously, I can't speak for other countries, so I invite people to do that for me, but I can tell you unequivocally, that I don't feel at all safe in any of the urban areas of Britain, so God only knows what it must be like for a woman.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Asians overall are less likely to report crimes dealing with rape or domestic violence. 'Shame Culture' is a good study to look at. There have been documentaries and studies that show rape in Japan is a lot higher than the statistics show through the use of qualitative data accumulation (through interviews or face to face)many women are just afraid to report rape or ashamed (in retrospect; the West stats show higher rape rate, on the other hand not many through intervews). Anyone remember 'Rape Club'? That went on for 20yrs without being reported by victims via blackmail of being photographed while being assaulted (that's not to say other crimes hasn't gone unnoticed for many years also; albeit this was a pretty large organization in comparison to your frat party rape and like etc). Heck they even got their own 'Female Only' trains due to all the groping on trains. But statistics show there have been an increase of sexual harrasment even with the 'Female Only' trains. Does this mean there are more perverts? Or is it that the women are reporting more?

    The Japanese have a very stigmatized society where by if something is seen shameful in their society, said person could be greatly stigmatized for it. This includes schizophrenia aswell as I've learnt in Psychology. Sexual Deviancy is just less looked at than other crimes such as theft or murder by the government. Women's sexual rights is just put in the back seat moreso than other crimes. It's a cultural thing really, some crimes are just looked at more than others depending on country. Same thing can be said about the US. If the US was more lenient towards sex and more against violence how different would that country be? By believing all countries culture to share the same positive and negative view on certain behaviour, you already fallen into 'Cultural Blindness'. HSBC advertisments are good e.g. of different culture, different view lol.

    Official Statistics, especially crime, just isn't reliable. Though it gives an estimate, there are way too many factors involved as to what is considered a crime. For one, police will have their own individual belief in what should be recorded and what's not. Low statistics may suggest police just aren't doing their job. High statistics may suggest the police are doing a great job. Culture/Government view of certain crimes affects what crime should be looked at more. Statistics only show correlation, not cause and effect. This of course applies to all countries and no matter how you look at it any form of study or research is bias to begin with. Well that's my 2 cents on studies/research and quantitative/qualitative data.

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    Comment by Michio
    11:25 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Um, Artefact often posts offbeat news. Just because he's posting news items about someone being molested in Japan says nothing about the reality. These are hand-picked.

    In fact, you're a prime example of what happens when you don't get out enough.

    Comment by SasaMisa
    11:51 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    From everything I've studied over the last 10 years or so, I think I'd much rather be in Japan than Britain now. It may be "caught in the midst of a pervert epidemic" as you so eloquently put it (which is at best an exaggeration since only really serious crimes make the papers in the West, with the little things simply ignored on account of not making good headlines), but at least the entire country isn't on a witch hunt to burn them, just because they happen to like loli artwork.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well i guess ill just have to start raping in real life to fulfill my fantasies then.

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    Comment by Tyciol
    19:08 09/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That politician had better tolerate it.

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    Comment by silorat
    10:56 21/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The worst thing about this kind of censorship is how much it shows that the censors assume the public are so extremely impressionable, and it's almost like they look at the public as animals or simpletons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 25/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stupid Americans always complaing about video-games. Then they go and have raep sex on Second Life still!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, if the title didn't have "Rape" in it's name, I doubt it would have gained so much publicity. Well, that's IS how it was noticed by the media in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 02/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they are banning a game that puts the person in play in illegal acts such as rape, why not ban other such games that involve criminal activities such as theft or murder?

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    Comment by Adieu
    18:27 13/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Britain never got Fallout/Fallout 2?! Or did they just never know about them?!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:30 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those fucking bastards are fucking retards.

    If you ban this, then ban all videogames because you kill people in them too.

    Comment by Anony
    08:57 30/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This game is so hawt. I never came to hard a couple days stright.

    You can run it up to 24x anti-aliasing + 16x anisotropic filtering for very smooth play.

    Comment by geohound
    22:14 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they don't know what they're talking about, this game is just like any other eroge, only with a raep theme in it..maybe that politician had played this eroge and was shocked that he had thought to minimize( or rather stop) the distribution of it..

    Comment by Algester
    07:08 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well thinking over illusion policy this should have never been the case as it is technically only to be sold locally to japan (no shipping of what so ever torrents maybe but thats something else) and as expected they should not do a single thing about it

    Comment by terry
    08:42 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have the game Rapelay and I enjoy it very much. It is just fantasy. I think it was absolutely wrong for Amazon to stop selling that game. I think that is absolute censorship. OK, so some women don't like the content of this game. What happens if they don't like the content items that involve Christianity or Islam or Judaism? Is Amazon going to stop selling those items, too? If somebody does not like the content of the game Rapeplay, they don't have to buy it. I happen to like the game very much and what I do with that game in the privacy of my own home is my business!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 15/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats right, some people are just ignorant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently they haven't actually played the game.

    I don't really like the rape aspects, but if you load up a pre-made save game, you can pick your settings such that the girl(s) are "broken" which eliminates the rape-esque aspects mostly and makes it a damned enjoyable 3D porn game. Especially with Yuuko's unreal gigantic floppy breasts. Some of us figure out how to turn the hard rape stuff OFF, you political jackass fucks.

    I'm SO moving to Japan!

    Comment by dodgethis_sg
    10:09 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which is why the Brits should make Max Mosley the PM.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ya know, what these fools don't notice is that there will always be sick fucks. having these around just helps them deal with it instead of going out and committing it, hence why japan a nation seemingly covered in depravity has such low crime rates.

    most of them are happy in doors pretending to do the shit, you may feel insulted about being called a sick fuck, but it's true, ill even admit I am. so yeah. end rant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hell yeah! u tell them dude.It,s better like this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Forgot all about this game until I read this, man was it a good series of faps.

    On another note, I have never once had any urges to rape women in real life, because, uh, it is fucking illegal, and I would be caught because I am not nearly cunning enough to get away with that. The fact that Britain seems to be turning even more hard line against porn than America is really a sad situation. People are not idiots, we can differentiate between fantasy and reality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep i absolutely concurred that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But would you be tempted if it wasn't illegeal and you had the momentum to get away with it?

    Guess opportunity does make crime.

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    Most people would.

    Comment by デスとボク
    07:16 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artefact just rocked my face.

    Comment by dood
    04:15 13/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But there is a small percentage of people who are idiots and will ruin it for the rest of us (when they go on raping/murder sprees.

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