RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

May 8, 2009 -

The controversy over RapeLay, an obscure but disgusting forced sex simulation, appears to be rekindling. GamePolitics readers will recall that the game sparked a furor earlier this year after it was found to be for sale by a third-party reseller on Amazon.com. In response to complaints the online retailer quickly removed the listing.

This month, New York-based women's group Equality Now has targeted RapeLay and similar games for a letter-writing campaign:

Please write to [developer] Illusion Software asking it to withdraw immediately from sale of all games, including RapeLay, which involve rape, stalking or other forms of sexual violence or which otherwise denigrate women... Please write a similar letter to Amazon Japan.

 

Write also to... Japanese government officials... calling on them to comply with Japan’s obligations under [the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women] and the Japanese Constitution to... ban the sale of computer games such as RapeLay, which normalize and promote sexual violence against women and girls.

Australian news site ABC.net reports that the Japanese developer of RapeLay, Illusion, claims to be "bewildered" by the uproar. Spokesman Makoto Nakaoka told ABC.net:

We are simply bewildered by the [Equality Now protest]. We make the games for the domestic market and abide by laws here. We cannot possibly comment on [the campaign] because we don't sell them overseas.

A Japanese Government spokeswoman to ABC.net:

[The government] realises the problem is there. While we recognise that some sort of measures need to be taken, the office is currently studying what can be done.


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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

I am a Gamer and an Otaku MALE, I am also 24 and I live with my family trying to raise money so I can get my own place before I turn 30.

Yet at the same time there are so many negative connotations to those words.

And being a male, well I guess you can see why that sort of name can give you a deeply negative seriotype

And being 24 in this time of global financial crisis and trying to get a job is so hard to do, I am better off living with my parents so I can raise up money easier.

 

I still pay for the house bills and car bills and food and petrol, but I also love to buy new Videogames, Anime and Manga, something that I can't do if I was on my own that much.

 

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Well, I pretty sure everyone here is fighting for the term "Gamer" to no longer hold the negative connotation it does.  As for "Otaku," it's rather odd to me.  In my experience, only other anime fans actually knew the term, so being called an "Otaku" was a compliment, even though we're all aware it's supposed to be a negative thing in Japan.

Regardless, you can call yourself those things.  If you tell someone that stuff right off the bat, they may get the wrong idea about you.  That's exactly why I don't go up to new people and introduce myself by saying, "Hi!  I'm a losely religious Christian feminist gamer otaku girl who's pretty liberal and supports controversial things like abortion and gay marriage."  These are the kind of things you ease the people you meet/know into.

But ultimately you know yourself, and you know how you act.  Good riddance to people who are so willing to judge you by stereotypes they won't even bother to get to know you.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

"I think men and women should be equal under the law." That sounds a lot better, because men and women ARE basically equal as far as I can see in America, and it focuses less on the past and more on the now. We can't be tied up by "historically, women have been subjugated as a gender," we must instead focus on what (if any) injustice there is now and changing it, and learning when injustice ISN'T taking place (like with these games, for example).

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

No matter what you may think of the game its idiotic this group thinks they have the right to make demands on a company in a foreign country.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

That's right, it is idiotic.

Plus this is what some people in many parts of the world do.

Even in Rome, the Pope wants people to stop using Comdoms and he also wants gay people to be straight. But it is stupid of saying such things because no one would ever listen to someone like that.

And in the end, they are the ones who will never win because they just keep on loosing support no matter how much they try to change people.

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

 

cue anime haters on Youtube saying they will support the game critics on banning Rapeplay and giving "evidence" all anime are "rape simulator" and want them ban in 3...2...1

 

They're still going crazy over this game.  God, when will these people shut and learn this if from Japan.  Are these people racist also?

We are simply bewildered by the [Equality Now protest]. We make the games for the domestic market and abide by laws here. We cannot possibly comment on [the campaign] because we don't sell them overseas.

That's true.  Who said hentai game are allowed in international area (unless a perosn import the game)?  Oh, goodness.  If these critics attack Persona (or Shin Megami Tensei) or anime/manga next.  This is probably going to have anime hater on Youtube ending up betraying video game like how the couple of animal-loving gamers ratted out to Peta for the dog killing in COD: WOW.  To me, people who ratted out to game-hating critics are considered traitor and this act is called treason. mikedo2007

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

I would not go that far.

Instead I would opt to try and buy all the Hentai games and Anime and Manga before people bann it from the internet.

Where I come from, only just a few Hentai are ever released with an R18+ rating, and even then they have to be eddited for Australian market and even then, a Pope or religious person can still walk into a video store and demand that they stop selling the product or threaten that the police would get involved.

That is how far some people would be willing to go, even if it was classified as being ok for the market in a certain country.

for me, I would just buy everything I can before the time comes when either you can't buy it anymore, or when my government imposes an internet filter accross Australia that would limit my own chances to own Hentai Anime/Manga and Games.

there is nothing we can do if the law goes against us.

So far with the internet, the law is on our side at the moment.

 

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Here's a quote from an old piece of paper that sums up what you can and should do, and what should have been done long ago.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

I guess that kinda sounds like it came from the Bible or even an old American trascript about when the time the constitution was made in 1776.

Basicly, if the Government wants to take away your freedoms of speech and expression, then the only thing you can do is to vote the government out of power and pray that the new government can respect your freedoms of speech and expression.

But then again, we have no control over what new government comes in and how far they may be similar to the older government.

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Wrong, kinda. The US Declaration of Independence, written in 1776. The Constitution was written in 17(89?)

Basically, it says that when the government becomes too powerful or too destructive to the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (liberty being your right to not have your internet filtered), the people have the right to abolish it and make their own, new government. Revolution, if necessary, and taking an active step yourself in making your country how you want it. It's not just, "make a revolution and hope the new government works better." It's, "Make a revolution, and take an active step in insuring that this new government respects your rights."

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By "Furor" Over Game

The Constitution was written in 1787 and ratified by the majority of the states by 1789.

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Sorry, but I must make the point of voting is NOT the only thing you can do.

If anything, when that was written, revolution was in mind. Take Jefferson for example;

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty...And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

I like the makers' response, (found here as translated by a different site):

“This product is intended for domestic distribution and was approved by Japanese regulators. We won’t accept this sort of criticism from overseas groups.”

Thank you. Between the "Canadian DMCA" pressure and now this, I'm getting sick of organizations in our country trying to tell the rest of the world what to do. It's only made in Japan, it's only (officially) distributed in Japan, let the Japanese handle it.
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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

People like them are the reasons other countries or at least people there tend ot hate the U.S. so much.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Don't need to be in other countries, either. I both love and hate this country.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

The group talks about "normalization of sexual violence". But those same organizations support "normalization of lies as speech tool", as far I can see.

Why they need to lie? Not even feminism are exented of this.

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Hourglass or Summer

Phantom of Inferno

Aumusment Park

Tea Society of a witch

Summer of Love

I can still keep on naming such amazing Visual Novel type of games, and none of those preaching political groups won't have had any real idea what those games ever contained...

All they will think of these 5 games is that they would say that they are just about dating a girl and having sex with her.

But in reality, these Visual Novel type of games are MORE than just dating a girl and having sex, like these few Visual Novel type of games perhaps are allot more better examples of what Japan has to offer more than what Rapelay is about.

All in all, we gamers who have played games like this are no different than those who have played  GTA series. We are perhaps the best Videogame experts than most of those asshols who create negative attention from games that they have never played yet they call themselves Videogame Experts.

 

If only I was old enough to be taken seriously, because I would love to teach a few people a bit of History when it comes to the Videogame cultiure.

 

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

"Hourglass or Summer

Phantom of Inferno"

Anybody else automatically notice the words "Phantom Hourglass" when they read those two? I was like "wait, is he referring to PH or something?"

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Well if you look on Amazon.com and find Phantom of Inferno and also Hourglass of Summer on there under Movies and DVDs. You will find both of them.

 

They were Interactive DVDs from AnimePlay.

 

They were based on Visual Novels from Japan only with the Hentai content taken out of them just so they could be marketed in America.

They are perhaps the best games I had played since the other ones I mention were great stories behind them even though I did not really play the other games.

Then there were "Rumbling Hearts" and "Shuffle" as well as "Kannon" who were Anime series that were based on those Visual Novels, some of which had Hentai content.

It is not about the Hentai that makes them great games, it is more about the storyline and how you had to play though the game.

But yeah, from the ones I have played, Phantom of Inferno and Hourglass of Summer have been some of the best Visual Novels I have been lucky enough to play.

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

You´ve forgotten Kana Imouto :(( Now i feel like donating a kidney.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Sorry about that, I can't remember every single visual Novel I have been lucky enough to play or watch the Anime based on those game.

I know they are great too, so that is why I wanted to name as much as I can.

Plus I hope other people can name other Visual Novel games just so we at least know we don't have to listen to these people who think they are all about raping sims

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

THANK YOU! THE GAME WAS MADE FOR THE JAPANESE AUDIENCE, NOT AMERICANS!

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Personally, I think the company should write back and demand the withdrawal of every Film ever set in the Pacific during WW2, because it is 'insulting to the Japanese people', you won't be able to hear for the cries of 'First Amendment!' from the same people that want to censor other countries.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Good point taken.

I would love to be a Japanese person and conplaining that all Movies and Videogames based on WW2 to be banned from America because of the affect that they have on people from Germany and Japan.

It would be the same thing as what these people are trying to do.

You can't change history, there will always be rape in society.

But what we can do is try to understand why it happens and the serious issues about the consecquenses of those actions though all Japanese Videogames/Anime/Manga.

I personally like this stuff, because I can relate to it in some personal way.

I have two sisters, I also have a few female friends. Some of them have been raped, others have been sexually harrassed and even sexual taunting from male people who were just not nice.

It is not the Videogames that are the problem it is the society that we live that is the problem, and if we attack the Videogames, the Anime and Manga, then we are attacking the people who are trying to talk about these issues in a serious way by using a form or entertainment to help people to understand these things.

 

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

if we attack the Videogames, the Anime and Manga, then we are attacking the people who are trying to talk about these issues in a serious way by using a form or entertainment to help people to understand these things.

You have said this several times, yet I have to wonder. Are the developers of this game (Rapelay) trying to "talk about these issues [rape] in a serious way"? I have read nothing that would suggest that the game does so. Everything I have read (not just the complaints about the game) is that the game has little actual serious discussion of rape and its consequences.

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Still, is just a game created for a country where porn is very common and violence and sex can come togheter. Japan is a country where a TV actress can make the step to porn actress (AV Idol) and still keep her status, or even backwards...

The problem here is a clash of cultures. Even if is so wrong something in Country A, Country A can´t expect that Country B changes their customs or laws just because people in Country A don´t like it.

Even if it´s a game about rape, still is fiction, and trying to stop a fiction work won´t do anything for the real issue. We know it for sure. And I´m agree that if they want to stop rape on games, what is gonna to stop them to ask a ban about any mention of the subject in any media, being serious or not.

I don´t like Rapelay, but I can understand the implications behind this particular game. It´s awful, but it doesn´t make send to think that banning avery rape or violence on any media should stop real-life issues for anybody.

Anyways, the people trying to ban this fantasy-rape game is the same kind of people saying that porn and prostitution are somehow a way of enslave women. I can´t take serioulsy that kind of aproach. Sex can´t be only restricted for adults or marriage as these people want.

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

I think he was referring to video games in general, not Rapelay particularly. And I think he brings up a good point, namely that it's almost impossible for games to explore issues like rape, because people are so prone to moralistic screaming over it.

For example, there's this small western indie game called "The Path", which is quite an artistic statement on various female issues. There are several scenarios within it that contain imagery that could imply rape (nothing explicit). Yet that still didn't stop many people from screaming about how wrong it was, that the makers were merely trying to be needlessly exploitive, etc etc etc.

Furthermore, equalitynow's call for a widespread general ban would most certainly affect so many other Japanese erotic games that treat touchy issues in a much more thoughtful manner. All this goes to show that the constant media circus over Rapelay is more indicative of a greater overall "chilling effect" that plagues the general gaming medium, rather than anything specific to one particular game itself.

The game industry is constantly harped on to "grow up", yet at the same time suffers much more censorship pressure than other industries like books and film.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

This also brings up another issue, namely that of player attention.  Who wants to play a game that focuses solely on how inherently bad rape is?  If that's the focus of a game, then no one will pay it any attention.  Instead, the modern day artist needs to rely heavily on subliminal messages and user insight to get a message across.  In effect, the game would have to play more like, "Hey, I got the ROCKET LAUNCHER!...oh, and rape may or may not be the destroyer of male-female interaction.  I'm not sure, but I should know by level 20."

...I'm just sayin'...^^;

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Only thing I don't like about the game is that it makes the player take control of a rapist,

 

From from everything else about the game as I have read, like all the endings involve the rapist being killed, and the way it trys to portray rape as a horrible and crimminal act, in my opinion is a work of Art.

No, it is not the type of art that should be seen in public, but it is a type of confronting art that deserves to be aknowlaged that even though it is horrible, it does say something about our society.

Now we may as well move onto a better example of a Hentai game please, like Rumbling Hearts, Suffle, Little Sister or Kanon?

There are so many Hentai games that portray honest and deep issues about our society, even the Visual Novels and Dating Sims that don't always have the Hentai content in them.

People should understand to look at both the good and the bad things in these games, not just the bad things all the time.

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

That isn't really true about the endings. There is at least one "bad ending" where the player character gets killed.

The main endings however involve the player character getting "free reign" over the victims even being able to create gangrapes.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

What you wrote isn't really true either, nightstalker160.

There are only two "endings", and both end in the player's death. The game does not force linear story progression, however, and is designed to allow "endless" play if the player takes actions that delay those endings, which creates the sort of "free reign" gameplay you're talking about.

On a side note, I actually find most of these "dark" Japanese games to be less morally questionable than many Western games. I've noticed that Western games that feature heinious acts (mass murder, torture, etc) almost always try to create some kind of heroic Hollywood-style moral "justification" for the player. They hide behind narrative context to revel in dark actions. In contrast, I've noticed that Japanese games that feature heinious acts don't try to hide the nature of it; there's almost always an implicit recognition that while the player may enjoy those acts, they are still evil and not "justified".

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Yep, you are right.

I only had read about that and not even taken note of what other endings can involve.

That is an example of how important it is to have played the game in the first place.

Also I won't call you a pervert even if you have played the game and got the ending where you can perform gand rapes, because I know that even though we may kill other people in videogames, we are NOT ALWAYS like that in real life at all.

 

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

"Also I won't call you a pervert even if you have played the game and got the ending where you can perform gand rapes, because I know that even though we may kill other people in videogames, we are NOT ALWAYS like that in real life at all."

You mean if I play GTA I'm not going to be a killer?!  Wow, the media's led me astray.  But its true though, this is like the GTA in that people are quick to assume that video games are going to make people do what they do in the game.

If that was the case, I'd be gearing up my proton pack and ghost traps come June.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

you mean you don't have your proton pack all ready to go now?!

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Not yet, I got to get my containment unit ready and protected incase overzelouse EPA agents try to shut it down.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Why aren't they also asking people to please "write to [Film Studio X] asking it to withdraw immediately from sale of all movies, including [Movie X], which involve rape, stalking or other forms of sexual violence or which otherwise denigrate women..."?

And calling on Japan to "comply with Japan’s obligations" under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, over a video game? They're really grasping at straws, aren't they? They must think video game characters have the same rights as real women.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

You bring up an interesting point. It'd be interesting to see what it would be like to project our real world standards on game characters.

Lara Croft - Every country she vists would bring her up on charges for destroying the small things like pots at archological sites.

Max Payne - Hundreds of charges for murder in the second degree at least, plus a mix of smaller charges.

etc, etc.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Final Fantasy VII - Cloud et al. for sabotaging the reactor: charges of terrorism. WATERBOARD THE BASTATRDS! :))

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Gordon Freeman - ...saving the world in a violent manner...????

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Nah, treason and consipricy to incite violence. Also a censure from the Ethics Commision for violating safety procedures during a test. He shouldn't have been in the testing chamber.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

I didn't know you could be incarcerated for being in the test chamber.  Dang...

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In the end, whether they have played the videogame or not, these political groups are nothing but loosers who have no lives except to conplain about everything they hate in the world.

 

We don't need people like these to ruin our lives.

In the future, the gamer generation will outnumber these political loosers and we will expose them as the slanderus attention seekers as they are.

 

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

The idea behind the game disgusts me... but I've never played it, I've never even seen it, I don't know anything about it beyond the name and what I've read online. It sounds repugnant.

That being said... Japanese companies, in Japan, marketing their product (which doesn't actually cause any real harm, regardless of how off-putting it may be) to Japanese citizens and operating within the confines of Japanese law can do whatever they god-damn well please.

Despite the fact that some "feminists" seem to think that they have the god-given right to behave as though their sensibilities should be able to dictate the behaviour of others, half a world away.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

For goodness sake!  It's a GAME!

No one is stalking, no one is raping, no one is getting raped.  The 'people' involved in the 'stalking and rape' are computer code, as is the stalking and the rape.  It's all little 1s and 0s that make calculations in a metal box for entertainment.  Now we can argue all day about whether we think such entertainment is worthy, but that is subjective.  If someone wants to make and sell such a game, that's entirely their prerogative.  If we don't like it, no one is forcing us to buy it.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

Better still, the developer is getting stick for it from a country the game wasn't even supposed to be sold in, and it doesn't export to, the person making it available was a third party.

I may or may not agree with the concept of the game, I really can't be bothered with getting into that argument again, but, certainly, it's hardly the developers fault if someone else starts selling it abroad, and it's hardly the place of people in the US to dictate to Japan, it's bad enough having them try to do it to India with their software.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

actually the third party was selling it in the UK

none of these people actually know of a case of it being sold in america.

one person sold it second hand in the UK now all the americans are getting pissy at japan

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A spokeswoman for the Japanese Government's gender equality bureau said the office "realises the problem is there".

"While we recognise that some sort of measures need to be taken, the office is currently studying what can be done," she said.

 

Come on Japan, don't give into these pussies who are trying to change your society. Yes ban the REAL child porn, but don't bann the ANIME or MANGA or GAME Hentai. Or else there will be no way artists could even try to talk about these serious issues in society though their Manga/Anime and Videogames.

 

Would the Muslim world buckle to the knees if America try to tell the middle east that Muslim religion was false and they should instead adopt Christianity?

This is the reason why I often feel that we should just let the laws of other countires just let it be. Like in the Beatles song, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be, Listen to the words of wisdom let it be.

 

Also focus all that negative attention on REAL rape, not the fantasy imagination land please.

Adults have freedoms of speech and expression too,

 

 

TBoneTony

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

IIRC, the UN and UNCEF has been pressuring Japan over it's hentai industry for years now and so far Japan has repeatedly, and quite blatantly, ignored them. I really doubt they'd change their stance if the some piss-poor US group whine over a video game.

Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

This is basically Japan's way of saying, "eff you, we're not a U.S. territory."  I approve, Japan.

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Re: RapeLay Developer "Bewildered" By Furor Over Game

For me, the japanese lady said: "We can´t do shit about the game because the developers are japanese and are protected by our laws. Get over it".

 

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MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/18/playstation-99-cent-sale-discounts-tokyo-jungle-super-stardust/ Weekend long PSN flash sale. So much stuff is 99 cents for the rest of the weekend.04/18/2014 - 5:59pm
Adam802http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/18/5627928/newtown-video-game-addiction-forum04/18/2014 - 4:14pm
Matthew Wilsonit is a video talking about why certain games/products/consoles do well, and others do not. he back it up with solid research.04/18/2014 - 3:56pm
Andrew EisenI'm not keen on blind links. What is it?04/18/2014 - 3:45pm
Matthew Wilsonthis is worth a whatch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyXcr6sDRtw&list=PL35FE5C4B157509C904/18/2014 - 3:43pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 3: Night Dive was brought to the attention of the public by a massive game recovery, and yet most of their released catalogue consists of games that other people did the hard work of getting re-released.04/17/2014 - 8:46pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 2: If Humongous Entertainment wanted their stuff on Steam, why didn't they talk to their parent company, which does have a number of games published on Steam?04/17/2014 - 8:45pm
MaskedPixelanteNumber 1: When Night Dive spent the better part of a year teasing the return of true classics, having their big content dump be edutainment is kind of a kick in the stomach.04/17/2014 - 8:44pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.giantbomb.com/articles/jeff-gerstmann-heads-to-new-york-takes-questions/1100-4900/ He talks about the future games press and the games industry. It is worth your time even though it is a bit long, and stay for the QA. There are some good QA04/17/2014 - 5:28pm
IanCErm so they shouldn't sell edutainment at all? Why?04/17/2014 - 4:42pm
MaskedPixelanteNot that linkable, go onto Steam and there's stuff like Pajama Sam on the front-page, courtesy of Night Dive.04/17/2014 - 4:13pm
Andrew EisenOkay, again, please, please, PLEASE get in a habit of linking to whatever you're talking about.04/17/2014 - 4:05pm
MaskedPixelanteAnother round of Night Dive teasing and promising turns out to be stupid edutainment games. Thanks for wasting all our time, guys. See you never.04/17/2014 - 3:44pm
Matthew WilsonAgain the consequences were not only foreseeable, but very likely. anyone who understood supply demand curvs knew that was going to happen. SF has been a econ/trade hub for the last hundred years.04/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Andrew EisenMixedPixelante - Would you like to expand on that?04/17/2014 - 2:43pm
MaskedPixelanteWell, I am officially done with Night Dive Studios. Unless they can bring something worthwhile back, I'm never buying another game from them.04/17/2014 - 2:29pm
PHX Corphttp://www.msnbc.com/ronan-farrow/watch/video-games-continue-to-break-the-mold-229561923638 Ronan Farrow Daily on Video games breaking the mold04/17/2014 - 2:13pm
NeenekoAh yes, because by building something nice they were just asking for people to come push them out. Consequences are protested all the time when other people are implementing them.04/17/2014 - 2:06pm
Matthew Wilsonok than they should not protest when the consequences of that choice occur.04/17/2014 - 1:06pm
NeenekoIf people want tall buildings, plenty of other cities with them. Part of freedom and markets is communities deciding what they do and do not want built in their collective space.04/17/2014 - 12:55pm
 

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