Belfast Telegraph has announced a few days ago, that a shocking "rape simulator" called RapeLay is being offered for sale on Amazon.com. Created by the Japanese company Illusion, the game involves the player stalking victims and then raping them in a virtual world. One website review describes "tears glistening in the young girl's eyes" as she is attacked in graphic detail.
Players begin the game by stalking a mother on a subway station before violently raping her. They then move on to attack her two daughters described as virgin schoolgirls. Players are also allowed to enter 'freeform mode' where they can rape any woman and get other male game characters to join the attacks.
What a disgusting idea. To play a game on violence, at the cost of the suffering of the others. Who is it addressed to? Are our sons going to play this? Our husbands? And what projection to women's rights of choice and living they provide? How much money have been invested in such a disastrous game, and who is in the end responsible for all this?
Source (image and quotes) :Belfast Telegraph from 12 February 2009. Original article can be found here (author: Gary Fennelly)
Here is a screenshot of Amazon website, which has been removed now from internet.