Submitted by stanr 470d ago | article

Grand Theft Auto: Online mod allows players to rape others

'Grand Theft Auto: Online' may have been developed to allow gamers to build their own criminal empire online, but some may have take it too far by creating a mod that allows players to rape others. (Culture, Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

stanr  +   470d ago
I'm all for freedom and do what you want but this is just repulsive. I play GTA because I want to live the life of Tony Montana or Henry Hill but never some rapist. Sorry but I have zero tolerance for rapists and pedophiles.
Agent2009  +   470d ago
You're tolerant for video games involving killing people, racist jokes, and homophobic subtexts, but you can't stand a raping mod. Hypocrisy much?
Th4Freak  +   470d ago
I introduce you to: The Western.
jimjam3442  +   470d ago
but hey, murders in good taste, right? right?!?
Eamon  +   470d ago
It's a bit strange though.

Because when we kill people in games, I almost never feel the urge to murder people in real life.

But thinking of this mod where you go and rape people just doesn't feel right.

I think it's got to do with how we perceive NPCs. When you gun down civilians in GTA you don't see them as humans but as polygons and textures.

But when you're introduced to the concept of "rape gameplay" you no longer see those NPCs as mere polygons and textures.

Perhaps it's got to do with how we became psychologically insensitive to violence due to the number of hours we play videogames involving killing.
TheWeedGuy   470d ago | Spam
Those 2 things that he's intolerant about are the 2 things that even people in prison ie murderers and the like do not tolerate... Felons have standards too ya know , so I really don't understand the hypocrisy in it.
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ScottyHoss  +   470d ago
I agree with #1, freedom and equality to those who want to be rapists in games but just watching movies like straw dogs (new not original) make me physically sick, I wouldn't partake. Murder is death but rape is torture, and far more psychologically damaging than say the torture in GTA. Just not really interested and kind of disturbed this was approved..
Matt666  +   470d ago
taking the P**s etc is not as bad rape, rape is a lot worse then racism, threats, murder etc
thunderbird86  +   470d ago
Uh...murder is worse than rape. Either way, it's a video game. Either act is virtual reality, not reality.
SilentNegotiator  +   470d ago
"Uh...murder is worse than rape"

That's debatable.
There's a great episode of Jimquisition on the subject, at least in regards to VG: http://www.escapistmagazine...
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thunderbird86  +   470d ago
I don't see how unwanted sex could be worse than death...
BiggerBoss  +   470d ago
So mass murder is okay but rape is wrong? Umm okay. How about none of it is okay, but it's just a video game.
Rock-Lee  +   470d ago
Dit you just comment twice in your own article? First on the original and now here?
Back-to-Back  +   470d ago
So murder is less repulsive than rape? Does not compute that logic
ATi_Elite  +   470d ago
Hot coffee whether you want it or NOT!

maybe this mod has gone a little too far even by GTA standards.!
stanr  +   470d ago
I know trolling can be fun, but this is just disturbing. Why can't people just stick to racist and homophobic rants?
trenso1  +   470d ago
yes because we would rather be further degraded for our race or sexual orientation.
stanr  +   470d ago
@trenso1 - I don't support racist and homophobic rants but its not as disturbing as rape mode.
jimjam3442  +   470d ago
i think id rather be raped, as opposed to murdered, thats just me though.

the reason violence is okay is that its a daily occurance. death is part of life. if rapists were as prevelent as murder, and murders were rare, wed be getting articles like, "gta mod lets you stab another player, gta too far?"

my first thought is why is this fun? its wierd.
but is T-Bagging not the epitome of "in good taste" sexual assualt?
iceman06  +   470d ago
But rape IS more prevalent than murder. There is about a 25% chance, at least in America, that a woman will be raped in her lifetime. Can't say that for murder.
I'm in the camp of neither one being worse or better than the other. But, one being more socially acceptable in terms of playing a video game.
Majin-vegeta  +   470d ago
Lol their just virtual character its not like someone really is.
rextraordinaire  +   470d ago
iamnsuperman  +   470d ago
Urm okay. Why would anyone want to do that?
-Foxtrot  +   470d ago
Oh pewdiepie is going to love this...
CaEsAr-  +   470d ago
you made me laugh, loudly

MRMagoo123  +   470d ago
you mean "the screaming big chin"
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blakstarz  +   470d ago
I can see this is not going to go well....
_FantasmA_  +   470d ago
Murican government kills civilians for the last 11 years, many unarmed and nobody bats an eyelid, but some pixels on a flat screen rape some other pixels and everyone loses their minds. Why is death and murder okay but not rape? Seems to me like ending someones life is much worse than unwanted sex.
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stanr  +   470d ago
At least with murder the suffering ends quick while survivors of rape have to live with the mental pain for life as they are being ostracized by society while the law fails to act.
BABY-JEDI  +   470d ago
R* love their controversy. So are we going to see character models of Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter & Rolf Harris? Now that would be pretty f*cked up!
OverlordMao  +   470d ago
i guess they had to use the word rape... Only to get more click huh?
bub16  +   470d ago
LOL, wut?
Swiggins  +   470d ago
Ehhhh, this is a little sketchy for my tastes.
Hazmat13  +   470d ago
this is simply poor taste. yes i know killing and murder anytime you want, but even where i from murders will not tolerate rape, prison even have rules.
stanr  +   470d ago
Thank you; its not hypocritical to denounce rape in a video game that allows murder. Even in people locked up in prison draw the line at rape.
ajax17  +   470d ago
Lol. The alien doing it is pretty funny
TheOnlyMastrx  +   470d ago
Wow, just wow. Wonder if anyone I know has had this happen to them lol.
SilentNegotiator  +   470d ago
Dead sexy.
Conzul  +   470d ago
That's nice. What of it?
henr0s  +   470d ago
Well the mod just allows you to control other players. This is nothing more than clickbait. Heck, you are not even raping them, you have not penetrated them, thrusting them isn't rape. It's not even rape because it's literally a bunch of pixels, nobody is getting harmed.
zu4G  +   470d ago
IQUITN4G  +   469d ago
The funniest thing about this is if the people involved in making this had either been raped themselves or knew the truly horrific consequences of the crime on say a loved one- a daughter perhaps- , it of course wouldn't have been made at all by them -Ignorance is bliss and all that

Let's hope this doesn't happen to these poor fucks, for they then will truly understand what insensitivity is
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