Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

April 21, 2010 -

No doubt motivated by CNN’s sensationalistic coverage of the game, an Argentinean politician has taken the bait and warned that the controversial game RapeLay violates the country's criminal codes.

Argentina's Ministry of Justice called RapeLay (translated) a “clear vindication of the crimes of sexual abuse, violation, against sexual integrity and discrimination against the women,” and warned the populace that the sale or commercialization of games featuring explicit sexual activities is in direct opposition to article 128 of Argentina’s penal code. Those who break such laws are subject to prison terms ranging from six months to four years.

Attorney General Julio Alak (pictured) said that the country is taking steps to ensure that the game cannot enter the country. He also warned ISPs that they could incur sanctions for allowing access to the game online.

While the translation is a little shaky, it also appears that Argentina’s Secretary of Justice Héctor Masquelet is using the controversial game to promote legislation that would regulate the content of videogames.


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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

Yeah, let's keep on kicking this dead horse!

Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

They're doing something to that horse, and I don't think I wantto know what it is.

Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

"No doubt motivated by CNN’s sensationalistic coverage of the game"

Gee, news media being sensationalistic? Honestly, I expect sensationalistic journalism from the news media like I expect the sun to rise and set. Or like I expect politicians to talk about issues on a whim that they know nothing about.

 

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

Would be nice if they'd shut the fuck up about it already adn elt it fall bakc into obscurity.

It's 25 to Life all over again. A mediocre game that's in poor taste that would fall quickly into obscurity if they'd shut up about it.

Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

Very few people would have known the exsistance of this game if it werent for news channels like cnn(communist news network). I would bet that it selling BETTER scince it was reported. Like when Bill O'Reilly talked about the Erin Andrews thing.I'm so tired of people who dont know what they're talking about pretending that they do.

 

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

they must know it gets the game attention they cant be THAT stupid they dont want it to die as then they have less of an argument to bring against the "EVIL GAMES".

Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

I didn't know that the message "raping someone ultimately leads to your death by the hands of the victim" was a vindication

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

Do you think that they even know about that part of the game?

 

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

Just when you think it's died down, somebody has to bring it up again. Let it die people, you only draw people's attention to it when you bring it up.

Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

Is it me or does it seem like Rapelay is only popular among reporters and politicians?

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

Considering it was never supposed to ship outside Japan, is universaly considered to be in extremely poor taste, and would've died a quick, quiet death if these A$$HO)ES would just shut up about it? I'd say the answer is yes.

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

I don't know a single person who's played it or wants to play it.  But it really seems that these politicians and reporters desperately want us to.

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the pipe "|" character makes a much better L, although I will give you props for originality.

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

Not so much originality, as hadn't consumed enough coffee.

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Dear Argentina,

The soapbox... you has it.

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

While the translation is a little shaky, it also appears that Argentina’s Secretary of Justice Héctor Masquelet is using the controversial game to promote legislation that would regulate the content of videogames.

Your interpretation of the note is right. They want to use Rapelay as excuse to regulate (censor) videogames content. This is really out of control.

I´m afraid that Mexico could be the next country to get on this bandwagon. There is not a group like ECA in this country and there is nobody to oppose to them if they want to ban videogames.

 

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

But the game is all ready banned.

This is truly despicable and desperate.

It's be like saying 'look at how awful dogfighting is, let's expand what counts as animal cruelty even though dogfighting's all ready illegal'.

There's no logic behind it at all.

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Re: Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

And the ISPs can really help prevent the torrenting people will do thanks to this idiot calling attention to it.

 
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