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8:40 AM on 12.22.2009

Erotic game makes a humorous rape disclaimer

Ever since the RapeLay controversy, things haven't been going well for the noble and honest men of the Japanese erotic game industry. Japan has banned a number of games containing scenes of rape and other extreme sexual conte...

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 12.17.2009

Guardian: These videogames are extreme pornography!

Film critic Mark Kermode wrote a very interesting article recently comparing the recent scares and controversies surrounding videogames to the similar scares and controversies that surrounded horror movies back in the 1980s. ...

Jim Sterling

7:00 AM on 11.25.2009

A Real Girlfriend lets you stick your finger up her nose

[As posted on Japanator] And by "real girlfriend" I mean Real Kanojo, an upcoming title  from Illusion Soft, better known to most English-speakers as "The RapeLay guys." It seems they've held off from causing immediate c...

Josh Tolentino

10:45 PM on 11.19.2009

Atlus promises Shiren the Wanderer won't make you cry

Don't worry, Atlus may be known for its propensity for importing Japanese cruelty (alonside Shin Megami Tensei games), but they promise that THIS time, with the February 10 release of Shiren the Wanderer for Wii, you won't be...

Josh Tolentino

8:40 AM on 11.11.2009

Assassin's Creed 2: Sodomy, rape & 'crying as I f*ck her'

It's been said before, but someone really ought to compile the best ESRB ratings and make a book out of them. The latest, and perhaps most surprising, of the game rating summaries is for Assassin's Creed 2, which details some...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 09.06.2009

Xbox 360 users enraged over Tales of Vesperia PS3 port

There is a reason why many Japanese gamers own an Xbox 360, and it's not because they love Halo. It's because Namco Bandai's Tales series is massive over there and, at one time, Tales of Vesperia was an Xbox 360 exclusive. Ve...

Jim Sterling





8:00 AM on 09.06.2009

Rumortoid: AGENT landing in 2010

At E3 this year the Sony press conference had a bit of very good news for the company. The PS3 would play exclusive host to Rockstar's upcoming game AGENT. Those in attendance saw the word agent pop up on the screen and heard...

Matthew Razak

9:20 AM on 08.28.2009

United Nations calls for ban on Japanese sex games

The ludicrous RapeLay controversy just hasn't stopped. The game's been booted out of the United States, torn down from Japanese store shelves, and criticized eight ways from Sunday, but still people are getting angry about it...

Jim Sterling

5:01 PM on 08.06.2009

Defending virtual rape: Not the same as condoning it

This week, William Usher of the Web site Cinema Blend wrote a rather scathing editorial aimed at the Destructoid community, as well as the community at News 4 Gamers. The article concerned reactions to a story I had written, ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 08.04.2009

Rape games become Platinum games for one Japanese company

The controversy over Japan's ... specialist ... gaming media continues following the RapeLay madness, with retailers and developers doing whatever they can to appear more clean and wholesome. Take, for example, PC download si...

Jim Sterling

2:00 AM on 07.14.2009

RapeLay devs announce a game, lift Dragon Quest designs

Capitalizing on the Dragon Quest fever that is currently spreading through Glorious Nippon, RapeLay developer Illusionsoft has announced an H-game suggestively titled Yuusha kara wa Nigerarenai (You Can’t Escape From Th...

Joseph Leray

12:00 AM on 06.21.2009

Owning RapeLay might be a federal offense

Time to start scrubbing those hard drives, kids. A recent article over at GamesPolitics suggests that owners of the controversial hentai title, RapeLay, could be found guilty of possessing child pornography in US courts.This ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 AM on 04.26.2009

Atlus site violated, impregnated with Trojan

If you visited Atlus' official Web site before the weekend, be warned. It's possible that a filthy trojan virus found its way onto your PC, courtesy of some scumbags who hacked into the niche game publisher's site and embedde...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 04.17.2009

Force girls to do handstands so you can see their panties

You can always count on Japan to skim the line between child molestation and charming merriment. A new erotic game from the country that makes rape fun, Hypnotism Class, grants players the power of mind control. With such men...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 04.13.2009

Prison rape in games? Judge Mathis has you covered

Television pundits and politicians may claim that videogames allow you to virtually rape women, but really, only a certain few games do that, and they remain in Japan. Come revel in the irony, then, of TV Judge Greg Mathis an...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 03.11.2009

How Guitar Hero Arcade rapes your wallet and then some

Yes, an arcade machine version of Guitar Hero (mostly based upon Guitar Hero III) actually exists. While this isn't the first time we have heard about it, I don't believe anyone has taken the time to write about their persona...

Jordan Devore