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CNN: Japan Under Fire For Selling Rape Fantasy Video Games

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on Japanese rape fantasy games and calls to ban them. (Viewer discretion advised)

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EvilBlackCat4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

for giving CNN and others an excuse to keep their campaign against Video Games. PERVERTS

@ Captain Obvious
"lol the funny thing is MS has been pumping games like this on the 360 since lunch in japan. Nice try by the way"

- well Captain show us proof.

Obviously your comment is full of B.S.

Bereaver4565d ago

Bleh, you all need to calm down. What ever happened to video games don't cause violence? This goes the same way.

VIDEO GAMES DON'T CAUSE RAPE!

Just because I played "rapelay" before, doesn't mean I'm gonna go out and rape a girl, WTF.

Honestly, this is a GAME, with DIGITAL girls.

..............I mean.... shiz, which is worse?

Would you rather be shot in the head (GTA, MW2, or any other shooter out there) or even have your head ripped off (GoW3) or would you rather get raped?

BRING THE RAPE PLEASE!

On accounts of bad things, Murder should still be #1, followed by rape.

So in all things fair, in my opinion that is, games don't make people with a good mental capacity, kill, rape, suicide, or anything else that involves direct contact in an unwanted manner.

Redempteur4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

This news is full of lies and misguided opinions ..
But i guess that is normal coming from "them" .
Do some research at least.

US medias are pitifull really ...
What's the point of this "news" ??to ban them in their own country when they sell like crazy and that no harm is done ? yes nobody is raping some girl after playing such games ...

because you know what ..these are games ..

It's a know fact , everyone who played 50 blood on sand or mercenaries ..went to put C4 to destroy the nearby building because we gamers are so easy to manipulate ...

Varodor4565d ago

kill people in games not a problem hint:most of them made in america
rape people in games this is bad...new logic

TOO PAWNED4565d ago

This is what world hates about America. One of youngest nations in the world want to be "police of the world", mind your own God damn business. How old is japanese culture compared to USA? It can't even be compared. USA needs to stop thinking that who ever doesn't share their "values" or opinion = bad guy.
Look i am not for this stuff, these rape games and similar stuff, but i have no business sticking my nose into what people like to do on other side of the globe. Their culture, their mind set, let them be.

Eamon4565d ago

Bereaver, your comment makes no sense.

It's a rape simulation game. Rape is wrong in every way and there is no excuse whatsoever to justify it.

Also, these japanese fethishes need to stop. Seriously, women are really portrayed nothing more than sexual dolls there. Apparently, a book written about by jap train molester about his experiences sold than 400,000 copies. WTF has this world come to if we're suddenly going to justify disgusting things like this.

But as for violence, we have real life boxing and that is violence. We can have boxing sim games.

As for GTA or whatever shooter, there is an army, there are soldiers. There are wars. I can understand the negatives of how GTA makes you do mobster style hits or drug dealing.

But rape is a whole different level here. Next thing you know, Japan will start selling pedo sims. I mean, they already have an underrage fetish there (lolicon).

Baka-akaB4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

@Eamon

Then clean up your houses first . The west is rampant with live porn featuring fantasy rape . Has been forever , and hardly anyone is complaining .

And we all know porn is even more widespread than videogames . The games are just , as usual , another hot topic , for a so called new level of sickness that "everyone" is clearly guilty of

Kornholic4565d ago

Once again America is meddling with something that is none of their business.

Eamon4565d ago

Baka-akaB, personally, I'd rather go and do the real thing than watch a video of 2 people at it.

A lot of people fail to realise that pornography also downgrades females. But then there's the excuse that "porn actresses choose to do it. So what's the problem?"

Hypocrisy at it's finest if I do say so myself.

Baka-akaB4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

I'm not a fan neither of any form of fantasy rape , be it live or animated ...
But i disagree wholeheartly with double standards in artistic freedoms .

If we deem normal to have paid skanks faking being raped , sometimes even rather disgustingly and violently ... then there shouldnt be any problem for virtual characters .

All of this stems , as usual from ,the medias arbitrary decisions that anime , cartoons , or videogames ( both even more intertwined in designs and style in japan in this case ) are supposed to be for childrens and teens only .

So cue the fake horror and shock over anime stylized porn and games .

Videogames have the right to be as sick and twisted than any available other form of entertainement , as long as well rated .

In this instance it's clear the games arent marketed for USA , and that cnn went out of its way to find it .

sikbeta4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

Ah... I don't care what anyone can say about other, Japan is Awesome in some Aspects, but Definitely is not Perfect and that's obvious, There are Things that I simply Hate, like the Erotic-Porn mags and videos showing little girls that people can buy in stores and some other disgusting stuffs, but not for that I'll make my mind about Japan and only see the bad things, I prefer to keep with the good stuff....

Christopher4565d ago

It's an integral element of Japan's culture. Has been since the early 80s. A Woman's Rights group isn't going to change it.

Also: "Within Japan itself, the dramatic increase in available pornography and sexually explicit materials is apparent to even a casual observer. This is concomitant with a general liberalization of restrictions on other sexual outlets as well. Also readily apparent from the information presented is that, over this period of change, sex crimes in every category, from rape to public indecency, sexual offenses from both ends of the criminal spectrum, significantly decreased in incidence."

A good read if you're really interested: http://www.hawaii.edu/PCSS/...

TotalPS3Fanboy4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

CNN is the Ruler of Japan, dictating what it can and can not do.

Too bad Japan got its own government and laws. So all CNN can do is whine.

@Rock Bottom

When you put it like that, d*mn, it's true. It's d*mn true!

Rock Bottom4565d ago

You know what's even more hypocrite?

It's illegal to pay a girl to have sex with, yet it's completely legal to pay a girl to have sex with you in front of a camera.

Pretty much the only difference between prostitution and pornography is the involvement of a camera.

Dir_en_grey4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

It's just friggin PORN!!
What's OK in video form is now not ok when it's interactive?
So something now is called a GAME have to be judge differently, because of what? That if something is labeled a "Game" then it has to be for KIDS?

These are Adult Games just like Adult Videos, It's PORN, there are tons of different varieties of these sex games just like normal porn that people watch in many countries. These rape ones just get picked out just so these crazy women's rights groups have something to base on and b^tch about. What these people don't get is that the "objective" of these "games" is not to demean or rape women, the OBJECTIVE is to get a load off just like watching porn.

@1.10 Eamon:
Aren't you the one being hypocritical here? You say you rather go do the real thing so you are obviously ok with SEX. Why is it that it's not downgrading to women when you have sex, but it is downgrading to the porn actresses because they are porn actresses?
It's because YOU are the one having a double standard and people like YOU are the one that's downgrading the women when their job is in the porn industry.
If a person is born smart, they can use their brains to make money, but when a person is born beautiful, why is it that they can't use their body to make money?

If you are going to argue against rape just like these women's rights groups, then argue against "rape". Don't go and have double standards and lash out against something because it is labeled a "Game", or "These Japanese fethishes need to stop". There are tons of raped themed porn in many countries not just Japan, and I'm sure where you came from too. So why don't you stop being a double standard racist+sexist bigot?

ThanatosDMC4565d ago

This is nothing compared to the actual rape crimes that happening in other countries. Heck, they even punish the rape victim and praise the rapist as if he did the right thing.

raztad4565d ago

Dunno about the cultural Japanese stuff but I've heard rapists are treated very very bad when they hit the jail, at least in western jails.

You can kill and be respected but never rape. I dont condone either, of course but I m*f*ng hate anything associated with rape. Japanese sh!t is not exception.

Eamon4565d ago

lol, Dir_en_grey, you misunderstood me. When I said "I would rather go out and to the real thing," I did not mean brothels or with prostitutes.
I mean't having a gf/wife lol.

"Why is it that it's not downgrading to women when you have sex, but it is downgrading to the porn actresses because they are porn actresses?"
^^ Again you misunderstood me. I am against prostitution and the exploitation of the female body. My personal opinion is that porn actors and actresses having sex with hundreds of people for a living is disgusting and morally wrong. Again, that's my opinion. But more importantly, it's true that exploiting females for dirty horny men is definitely degrading.

"It's because YOU are the one having a double standard and people like YOU are the one that's downgrading the women when their job is in the porn industry."
^^ Your point fails to prove how I am the one doing the downgrading. Unless you mean, I look down at women in the porn industry. That's a retarded comment. It's like saying "you have double standards for looking down at some drunk homeless bum on the street."

"There are tons of raped themed porn in many countries not just Japan, and I'm sure where you came from too."
Firstly, I come from UK, and of course there are red light districts, porn inustry etc. That doesn't mean I agree with any of that! And I am not some patriotic idiot who is loyal to their nation simply because they were born/live there. I have my own unique set of morals and standards thank you very much. And I criticised Japan because their perverted culture is pretty known throughout the world. I know many european countries are like that too. But this article is solely concentrated on a japanese game and japanese developers.

I belive in freedom of speach and expression and the freedom to live your life without oppression. But I also believe that societies need to limit the extent of their freedom. Moral boundaries need to be placed and human dignity and rights need to be valued.

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Dellis4566d ago

CNN is late a hell with this....

rogimusprime4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

yes.

But after nuking a country can we really tell them what to do at home? We can't even get them to stop whaling. We all know rape is wrong, but there are bigger problems to tackle out there. Maybe its Japan's response to combat the low birth rate. I could see if it was aimed at running around killing a specific ethnic group, but these aren't exactly mainstream games just because they are available digitally.

I still am shocked the english girl said it didn't offend her at all.

If you want something to complain about, go find those videos where Japanese teenagers are running around skeeting on unspecting girls public.

THAT is messed up.

ironmonkey4566d ago

what are they gonna do take japan to court?

Halo3 MLG Pro4565d ago

Sick and demented people. Now I know why the 360 doesn't do well over there.

captain-obvious4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

lol
the funny thing is MS has been pumping games like this on the 360 since lunch in japan

nice try by the way

captain-obvious4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

http://frontwing.jp/product...

http://www.kotaku.com.au/20...

by the way there are games like this on the PS3 too in japan
just sayin

bjornbear4565d ago (Edited 4565d ago )

makes me sad for your existence

and it puts you right besides all those sick and demented people you talk of

TotalPS3Fanboy4565d ago

"Sick and demented people. Now I know why the 360 doesn't do well over there."

The 360 doesn't do well over there because Halo sucks. It has nothing to do with rape games. For your statement to be true, the Wii would have to have a ton of rape games. And the Wii does not. So the only conclusion is that Halo sucks and the Japanese does not like Halo.

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