Tuesday, March 30, 2010

PLN 20

Article: "'RapeLay' video game goes viral amid outrage" CNN News

In this article, it discusses a big controversial issue about how the objective of this game is to commit a crime of sexual assault. Many games have obscene and absurd goals nowadays such as murdering other fictional characters but nothing as controversial as this. This game created in Japan has spread worldwide, the cost: nothing. Women's rights organizations are outraged and has campaigned for the game to be taken off the shelves. Japan has censorship laws over sexual content but not censorship laws over themes or ideas of games. The game is making reality even more virtual and is allowing people to commit crimes without actually being held accountable. This can be a huge problem in society today because everyone who owns a laptop or computer with internet can have access for this game for free. This can affect younger generations since accessing this game is so easy. Some may argue its just a game, but crimes which are committed in games have been committed in reality by these same people. I am not saying that this is always going to happen but it certainly can increase the growing problem's rate in how much the crime is committed. This game is very controversial and no one can really permanently stop this game from growing in popularity but they can help eliminate this issue and work towards a common goal in removing obscene images and actions such as these from games which are being spread worldwide into every computer with internet.

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