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Attempts to ban a deplorable "rape simulator" video game have only caused it to spread virally across the internet, leading to calls for sites hosting the game to be blocked by internet censors.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy...believes that filters are necessary to block content such as RapeLay for all Australians, but a poll on this website yesterday found 96 per cent of the 45,000 respondents did not support Senator Conroy's policy.
Originally posted by realist00
So the government can "protect" us from "deemed harmfull" information??
I don't need your protection thanks Mr. Leave me alone.
Sexual assault victims' rights advocate Nina Funnell is against online censorship but said: "These games are quite vile and for victims out there it's quite distressing to come across these games or even just be aware that they exist and there's a culture of rape tolerance and acceptance."
Originally posted by noonebutme
Why does this minister think he speaks for what the people want, when clearly, his draconian filtering is not what they want?
Originally posted by [davinci]
Look at all the press this is getting: since the story first appeared on my news feeds it has gone from 1 story at 3pm yesterday to 5 at 7:30am today. All the MSM outlets are going to cover it with the eventual/enevitable companion stories about violence in games and the evils of the 'net.
Nature of the Sex in RapeLay
Although the sex depicted in RapeLay is non-consensual, the actual rapes involve neither violence nor torture. The victims only resist for a brief period before giving in and enjoying it. In RapeLay, despite being a sex-themed adult-only game, the characters have their private parts hidden by a pixel filter. This is because in Japan, it is illegal for genitalia to be shown uncensored.
There are only two different endings in Rapelay, both of which involve the player character dying. If you have sex with Aoi in the cowgirl position before her will is broken, you will get an ending where she takes advantage of the position to stab you to death with a pair of scissors. The other ending occurs if you let a pregnant girl carry her baby to term. Unwilling to let the child be raised by you, the mother pushes you in front of a train the next time you're at the subway station. There is no "happy" or "good" ending in RapeLay; if you avoid these two endings, the game lets you go on raping the women forever.