'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.
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.
You're tolerant for video games involving killing people, racist jokes, and homophobic subtexts, but you can't stand a raping mod. Hypocrisy much?
I introduce you to: The Western.
but hey, murders in good taste, right? right?!?
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.
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.
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..
taking the P**s etc is not as bad rape, rape is a lot worse then racism, threats, murder etc
Uh...murder is worse than rape. Either way, it's a video game. Either act is virtual reality, not reality.
"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...
I don't see how unwanted sex could be worse than death...
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.
Dit you just comment twice in your own article? First on the original and now here?
So murder is less repulsive than rape? Does not compute that logic
Hot coffee whether you want it or NOT! maybe this mod has gone a little too far even by GTA standards.!
I know trolling can be fun, but this is just disturbing. Why can't people just stick to racist and homophobic rants?
yes because we would rather be further degraded for our race or sexual orientation.
@trenso1 - I don't support racist and homophobic rants but its not as disturbing as rape mode.
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?
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.
Lol their just virtual character its not like someone really is.
Urm okay. Why would anyone want to do that?
Oh pewdiepie is going to love this...
you made me laugh, loudly hahaha
you mean "the screaming big chin"
I can see this is not going to go well....
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.
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.
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!
i guess they had to use the word rape... Only to get more click huh?
Ehhhh, this is a little sketchy for my tastes.
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.
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.
Lol. The alien doing it is pretty funny
Wow, just wow. Wonder if anyone I know has had this happen to them lol.
That's nice. What of it?
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.
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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