Argentina Reacts to RapeLay

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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18 comments

  1. gellymatos says:

    "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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  2. Adamas Draconis says:

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

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  3. vellocet says:

    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.

  4. hellfire7885 says:

    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.


  5. Teh_Pwnerer says:

    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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  6. Roh02 says:

    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".

  7. Father Time says:

    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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  8. Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    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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  9. Kincyr says:

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

    岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

  10. Mariner says:

    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.

  11. Adamas Draconis says:

    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.

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  12. Michael Chandra says:

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

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