Violent Video Game Gets The Boot

   By drodriguez  Feb 28, 2009

A video game that was recently being sold on reputable websites like Amazon and eBay gives new meaning to what would be considered inappropriate for both children and adults.  The disturbing Japanese game called Rapelay is said to depict mothers and their daughters being stalked, assaulted, and raped.

Fox News recently reported on Amazon and eBay dropping the game from their sites.  An Amazon spokeswoman told Fox News, “We determined that we did not want to be selling this particular item.”  Amazon had reportedly been selling a few “like new” copies of the game before it was removed.  The Japan based company that created the game is called Illusion Studio and also sells a video game series entitled Battle Raper and Battle Raper 2. 

World Net Daily (WND) also reported on the removal of the rape simulating game.  According to reviews and descriptions of Rapelay WND reports pregnancy and abortion are focused on throughout the game.  Characters are punished if after raping a woman they decide to keep the baby rather than aborting it.  The main character has somehow escaped from prison in order to stalk and rape women and young girls.  The male character is said to take photographs of his victims after assaulting and raping them. 

Though the game has now been removed from both eBay and Amazon, Newsday reports that Rapelay is still being sold on smaller gaming websites.  New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault have called on all U.S. video game distributors to refrain from selling the game.

To view a CBS News report featuring Christine Quinn calling for a boycott of the game you can visit:

What do you think of the recent removal of Rapelay from Amazon and eBay?

Do you think enough is being done to ensure games like these do not end up in the wrong hands?


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obiwankendrobi by obiwankendrobi | Harlan, KY
Sep 27, 2010

I have to wonder what sick minded people created a game like this. I also have to winder what sick minded people would buy this for themselves, let alone their child! What is this world coming to?

darcypearl by darcypearl | sedona, AZ
Sep 10, 2010

What the hell are people thinking?!!!!!! Who in the right mental state of mind would buy, play, sell, or make this kind of video game! I think that who ever made it, or who ever made it to be ok to sell in the states should be punnished or SAVERLEY fined!!! This is a outrage!!!!!! This is wrong and repulsive and just sick! people who bought this game should be recorded and watched! People who have bought or played this game must have some sick fanticy of doing something like this or why would they have bought this in the first place!??? Why would someone buy this game if they were mentaly right? THEY WOULDNT! Fine them-fine the people who bought it or have it! something elce needs to be done other then just stopping the sale on websites and selling in the US! They need to be punnished!

Tammymt by Tammymt | Cincinnati, OH
Sep 10, 2010

Why, Why, is this even allowed to be a game? These things should not be a "GAME". None of this is a "GAME" How do we stop these things from even becoming a "GAME". We are letting more and more sick stuff out into society like it is nothing. Let the victims of rape, crime, etc. give there opinion on this. My wish is we would not allow these things to become just a casual thing. This is the road we are taking. STAND UP and unite against this.

LeoMom3 by LeoMom3 | Lenoir, NC
Aug 04, 2010

This is just so sad. Truly sad! And we wonder what makes those whom do this think about this stuff. It is like we are feeding them information, tatics, and know-how as to how and when to do these horrible things. I feel sick to my stomach just knowing of this! To those whom make such games, you need to have therapy or perhaps be locked up. This is just so very WRONG!

ksumm77 by ksumm77 | Middletown, OH
Nov 01, 2009

What an outrage!

momagarry by momagarry | MILWAUKEE, WI
Sep 29, 2009

I try to stray away from the more violent games.

pjkrotz by pjkrotz | Haverhill, MA
Sep 22, 2009

I agree, this "game" crosses a line. I also agree that parents need to be aware of what their children are doing. My husband is a gamer and, for that, I am glad. I don't think I could personally keep up with everything but I know I have him to watch out and make sure our children don't play anything completely inappropriate.

the7thh0rcrux by the7thh0rcrux | Mount Carmel, PA
Aug 21, 2009

This is really disturbing. I'm a 20 year old female that plays some video games, little big planet, resident evil and other random things. I don't know what is wrong with some people that this type of game would even be created. I believe video games should be happy, fun types of entertainment...not teaching or showing the stalking or raping of anybody. They think in entertainment "sex sells" but frankly a lot of things step over the line - the this. People are always so horrified when rape occurs, or when children get hurt but they let companies make games like this. If the game types like this don't sell they won't be made. I think we have it in our power to stop things like this from being produced because they won't make profit.

veggie27 by veggie27 | farmington hills, MI
Aug 16, 2009

OK that is just wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoever decided to think up, make the codes for, create the digital scenes, and test the game for development for this game is sick. I'm a 27 year old female who loves her video games. Especially after stressful tax season is over. I do play the zombie, war, super mario, fighting, grand theft auto type video games. Most of these games should only be played by adults. But, that type of game is wrong!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoever thought of the idea needs a lot of mental help and maybe should not be apart of society. Especially people who have purchased that game knowing fully what it's all about.

scalcagno by scalcagno | Champaign, IL
Jun 13, 2009

What a horrifying and disgusting game! Who would buy this game... WHO WOULD MAKE THIS GAME??!! Not only that, but who wants to actively fantasize about raping women?! The fact that this game would be popular at all is horrifying to me. Gives me chills up my spine.

aMUSEme by aMUSEme | Fort Worth, TX
Jun 03, 2009

That literally makes me cry. How in the world could someone in their right mind allow such a thing? Do the owners of the company have other games with ideals like this? And I was shocked about Grand Theft Auto!

Ma2Mia by Ma2Mia | Great Barrington, MA
Jun 01, 2009

And we wonder what's wrong with the world today? How would the makers of this game like it if the users went on a raping spree and rape and killed their daughters or mothers? I AM DISCUSTED!

2busy2day by 2busy2day | Schaumburg, IL
Apr 30, 2009

The government needs to completely ban it and then set up sting operations for people trying to distirbute it. It encourages violence against women and may be too much of a turn on for would-be rapists and pedophiles who have not yet committed a crime. Studies show that violent games actually increase violent tendencies in children and adults.

Teresaj by Teresaj | Omaha, NE
Apr 17, 2009

HOW COULD ANYONE THINK THIS IS OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And wonder why our children are taken and abused. Or women are treated like objects not a person,

scrappie by scrappie | Gulfport, MS
Mar 30, 2009

The games that are coming out not should be stopped. The government need to do something about all the violence in these games. No wonder kids are going to school and other public building shooting and killing people. Parents need to be very deliquent onlwhat their kids are doing.