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RAPE DAY Steam Listing

Steam now lists a game called RAPE DAY, saying this will be released next month (thanks Eurogamer.net). It looks like this listing is a couple of weeks old, as there are previous updates dating back a bit. The titles and topics of these updates are Controversy, Comparisons to Active Shooter, and Baby Killing Scene (SPOILERS), suggesting some trolling is going on, but that must be a mistaken impression, since Valve said that "straight up trolling" is one of the only things (besides illegality) that they say will get games removed since they announced they were allowing more games to be listed on the service. Here's a description of the game, which seems likely to spark debate over the degree of free speech players are comfortable with from an adventure game:

Control the choices of a menacing serial killer rapist during a zombie apocalypse. Verbally harass, kill, and rape women as you choose to progress the story.

It's a dangerous world with no laws. The zombies enjoy eating the flesh off warm humans and brutally raping them but you are the most dangerous rapist in town.

Rape Day is a choice driven visual novel. It does not include grinding or any other time wasting activities. So skip the foreplay and enjoy your Rape Day; you deserve it.

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52. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 7, 2019, 11:35 Gas Bandit
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 19:14:
Gas Bandit wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 17:18:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:20:
Gas Bandit wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 14:25:
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Sorry to be OT now, but how did you get your post subject line to be
# Rape Day
when the actual THREAD subject line is
# RAPE DAY

(notice upper and lower case)

From my experience, things like these mean something in your browser is doing things it shouldn't.

The bizarre thing is I had to edit the subject to even say that. When I reply in this thread, it autopopulates the subject field to... well, look at THIS post, I won't fix it this time.

Ah, the Lastpass autofill bug, or rather an autofill bug, that you can fix with lastpass.

See here, https://lastpass.com/support.php?cmd=showfaq&id=7256

Very easy to fix for Bluesnews at least.
Ah, thanks for the info.
 
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51. Re: Metro Exodus Epic Deal Sparks Backlash Mar 6, 2019, 19:14 eRe4s3r
 
Gas Bandit wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 17:18:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:20:
Gas Bandit wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 14:25:
*text*

Sorry to be OT now, but how did you get your post subject line to be
# Rape Day
when the actual THREAD subject line is
# RAPE DAY

(notice upper and lower case)

From my experience, things like these mean something in your browser is doing things it shouldn't.

The bizarre thing is I had to edit the subject to even say that. When I reply in this thread, it autopopulates the subject field to... well, look at THIS post, I won't fix it this time.

Ah, the Lastpass autofill bug, or rather an autofill bug, that you can fix with lastpass.

See here, https://lastpass.com/support.php?cmd=showfaq&id=7256

Very easy to fix for Bluesnews at least.
 
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50. Re: Metro Exodus Epic Deal Sparks Backlash Mar 6, 2019, 17:18 Gas Bandit
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:20:
Gas Bandit wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 14:25:
*text*

Sorry to be OT now, but how did you get your post subject line to be
# Rape Day
when the actual THREAD subject line is
# RAPE DAY

(notice upper and lower case)

From my experience, things like these mean something in your browser is doing things it shouldn't.

The bizarre thing is I had to edit the subject to even say that. When I reply in this thread, it autopopulates the subject field to... well, look at THIS post, I won't fix it this time.
 
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49. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 6, 2019, 16:55 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 19:25:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 16:04:
I think killing is more accepted by society because there are genuine circumstances in reality where killing someone is justified, and at times even legal. You can't really say the same about rape. Without making up ridiculous, non-real world scenarios, there simply isn't any justification.

Killing? Sure. There are times when that's justified. Murder, and specifically Murder One? I'm gonna go with no on that one.

Mostly, I agree. However the leap from justified killing to murder? Sometimes it is all in the intent, sometimes the "murder" should have been legal and the accused simply became a victim of an overzealous DA, etc. Anyway, my point was that if one type of killing is justified, it's easier to accept any type of killing. Our society is bombarded by killing every day, from the news to entertainment. Is murder OK? No, but it's so pervasive that we tend to be a little desensitized to it.

Rape, because there is no circumstance wherein it is acceptable to society, is much harder for people to swallow.

Anyway, I am all for the freedom to do and think what you like, but if someone tells me they love rape porn, I'm probably not going to associate with them anymore.
 
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48. Re: Rape Day Steam Listing Mar 6, 2019, 13:20 eRe4s3r
 
Gas Bandit wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 14:25:
*text*

Sorry to be OT now, but how did you get your post subject line to be
# Rape Day
when the actual THREAD subject line is
# RAPE DAY

(notice upper and lower case)

From my experience, things like these mean something in your browser is doing things it shouldn't.
 
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47. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 6, 2019, 12:51 jdreyer
 
Civil and mature discussion about a sensitive topic. That's why I love you guys!  
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46. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 19:29 Beamer
 
Yeah, it'd still be unsavory, but plenty of issues are solved if you advertise it on the box.  
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45. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 19:25 Creston
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 16:04:
I think killing is more accepted by society because there are genuine circumstances in reality where killing someone is justified, and at times even legal. You can't really say the same about rape. Without making up ridiculous, non-real world scenarios, there simply isn't any justification.

Killing? Sure. There are times when that's justified. Murder, and specifically Murder One? I'm gonna go with no on that one.
 
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44. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 19:23 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 12:28:
This? No.
But I thought we were talking more generally. I keep remembering Hotline Miami 2, where the argument back was "it isn't even rape, it's showing a part of a movie!" Yeah, but that was the twist at the end of the sequence. By then, any damage would be done.

Alright, that's fair enough, but then I'd say that anything of this kind needs to be clearly advertised outside of the game, so that you know what you're getting into. Which is exactly what this guy has done, there is no doubt on what you're getting in this 'game.'

I have no problem erring on the side of caution in general, when it comes to stuff like this. You gain more that way, and really lose nothing.

Which is fine, but then why do we allow Hitman? And not just allow it, but have every single games media website write glowing articles about how cool it all is? Why is blatant murder fine, and rape isn't?

And in the end, I would wager that the Supreme Court would unanimously rule that this game violates no laws and thus is protected under the 1st Amendment.

I don't think Steam should ban it. They allow the worst kinds of drek on there, I don't see that this is any worse.
 
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43. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 16:04 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 12:22:
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 11:02:
I mean, part of it is that, if you're a victim of murder, you're not a consumer of video games anymore. If you're a victim of rape, you are. Playing as a character raping or being raped isn't really novel or fun if you've been raped yourself.

And while, yes, the family of victims of murder play games, it isn't quite the same. Putting in something that you are 100% certain will harm many potential consumers is usually not a smart way to go, and few stories are made better with rape.

I can sort of see that argument, but let's be honest, is someone who was a victim of rape ever going to play this?

And obviously he doesn't do this to attract many customers. He'll be lucky if he sells 500 copies.

I just genuinely don't get it. We allow hentai to be sold in the US where underage schoolgirls get tentacle raped by demons, but once it's a game OH NOES it's taboo?



MMm, I agree with Creston. There are rape porn videos, books with rape, movies with rape...I mean, yeah. It's not something I would have an interest in, but I can't see flipping out about it either.

I think killing is more accepted by society because there are genuine circumstances in reality where killing someone is justified, and at times even legal. You can't really say the same about rape. Without making up ridiculous, non-real world scenarios, there simply isn't any justification.
 
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42. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 14:35 Beamer
 
mch wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 14:05:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 02:39:
I'm going to say murder is more "acceptable" because "those fuckers we're trying to kill me first." Rare is the game where you kill unarmed civilians, and when such game play is created, there is usually push back: Postal, Hate, and No Russian (from CoD) were all controversial.

Not to go all Jack Thompson on this thread, but I'm surprised Grand Theft Auto hasn't been mentioned. To be fair: murdering innocents isn't the objective of the game, but it's pretty much unavoidable, and people definitely do so for enjoyment.

While it's certainly gotten it's fair share of backlash...I'd argue that it's still considered more "acceptable" than rape in a video game context.


GTAV is basically a cartoon world. A better comparison would be Manhunt, which isn't super well remembered and had controversy at the time.
 
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41. Re: Rape Day Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 14:25 Gas Bandit
 
I'd say that the reason why games involving murder seem "more ok" than those involving rape is because everyone already agrees murder is bad in all (real) circumstances, and there's no ambiguity or equivocation about it.

Sadly, that's not the case with forced or coerced sex. Many people will still just consider it "boys being boys," or look the other way if the rapist is a star football player for their local team with a promising future. There are hundreds of stories out there about women and girls who were silenced, ostracized, or worse to protect their rapist - sometimes by entire towns or communities.

The truth is, while some might argue that murder is worse than rape, it is undeniable that rape is a much more sensitive subject than murder.

Sort of like how it's not as bad as murder to, say, mock the mentally challenged or disabled. It's not as bad as murder to be loudly, vocally racist.

But you will hear a whole lot more outcry if and when games are made that involve doing those things.
 
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40. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 14:05 mch
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 02:39:
I'm going to say murder is more "acceptable" because "those fuckers we're trying to kill me first." Rare is the game where you kill unarmed civilians, and when such game play is created, there is usually push back: Postal, Hate, and No Russian (from CoD) were all controversial.

Not to go all Jack Thompson on this thread, but I'm surprised Grand Theft Auto hasn't been mentioned. To be fair: murdering innocents isn't the objective of the game, but it's pretty much unavoidable, and people definitely do so for enjoyment.

While it's certainly gotten it's fair share of backlash...I'd argue that it's still considered more "acceptable" than rape in a video game context.
 
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39. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 13:17 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 12:19:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 02:39:
I'm going to say murder is more "acceptable" because "those fuckers we're trying to kill me first."

Not in the case of Hitman. As far as you know, your targets could be the world's largest philanthropists. Yet you go and find fairly gruesome ways to murder them, and then get encouraged to do it again with more 'style', because it's 'cool.'

I just don't see the difference. It's a game. It's labeled Adults Only.
Yeah, that's true. I have never played that series, so it didn't leap to mind.
 
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38. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 12:28 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 12:22:
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 11:02:
I mean, part of it is that, if you're a victim of murder, you're not a consumer of video games anymore. If you're a victim of rape, you are. Playing as a character raping or being raped isn't really novel or fun if you've been raped yourself.

And while, yes, the family of victims of murder play games, it isn't quite the same. Putting in something that you are 100% certain will harm many potential consumers is usually not a smart way to go, and few stories are made better with rape.

I can sort of see that argument, but let's be honest, is someone who was a victim of rape ever going to play this?

And obviously he doesn't do this to attract many customers. He'll be lucky if he sells 500 copies.

I just genuinely don't get it. We allow hentai to be sold in the US where underage schoolgirls get tentacle raped by demons, but once it's a game OH NOES it's taboo?


This? No.
But I thought we were talking more generally. I keep remembering Hotline Miami 2, where the argument back was "it isn't even rape, it's showing a part of a movie!" Yeah, but that was the twist at the end of the sequence. By then, any damage would be done.

I have no problem erring on the side of caution in general, when it comes to stuff like this. You gain more that way, and really lose nothing.
 
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37. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 12:22 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 11:02:
I mean, part of it is that, if you're a victim of murder, you're not a consumer of video games anymore. If you're a victim of rape, you are. Playing as a character raping or being raped isn't really novel or fun if you've been raped yourself.

And while, yes, the family of victims of murder play games, it isn't quite the same. Putting in something that you are 100% certain will harm many potential consumers is usually not a smart way to go, and few stories are made better with rape.

I can sort of see that argument, but let's be honest, is someone who was a victim of rape ever going to play this?

And obviously he doesn't do this to attract many customers. He'll be lucky if he sells 500 copies.

I just genuinely don't get it. We allow hentai to be sold in the US where underage schoolgirls get tentacle raped by demons, but once it's a game OH NOES it's taboo?

 
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36. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 12:19 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 02:39:
I'm going to say murder is more "acceptable" because "those fuckers we're trying to kill me first."

Not in the case of Hitman. As far as you know, your targets could be the world's largest philanthropists. Yet you go and find fairly gruesome ways to murder them, and then get encouraged to do it again with more 'style', because it's 'cool.'

I just don't see the difference. It's a game. It's labeled Adults Only.
 
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35. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 11:22 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 06:33:
mag wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 03:37:
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 02:52:
What about games like Skyrim where you could play as an assassin? Or Fallout 1 and 2 where you could murder children if you wanted to?

It's their own damn fault that those kids stole the ticking dynamite from my backpack.

I think games like Skyrim and Fallout get less attention in this area because they're fantasy that's quite different from our current reality. Also, the games aren't primarily about this, and fewer people choose the totally "evil" route of playing an assassin or killing innocents in this game. The other games I mentioned have killing innocents as the primary game play, and take place ostensibly in current times.

But there are TOTALLY mods for when you lose a fight it doesn't end in a game-over screen, .. ehm, is what I heard.. from a friends friend cousin 2nd grade.
 
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34. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 11:19 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 01:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 00:35:
But from what I've been reading it's a visual novel.. so meh.

You mean like from Blue's description?

Rape Day is a choice driven visual novel.


Hey, at least I am reading the thing.
 
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33. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 11:07 Quinn
 
Why is murder ok and rape isn't? I think that line would be even thinner if you compare a game where you can kill only women with a game where you rape women. Maybe it's the singling out of one group and doing something terrible with said group that makes it go too far?

But I think it goes deeper than that. Rape is doing both physical damage to a person and lasting psychological damage that the victim has to live with. By brutally asserting your male dominance over a female. Murder is just snuffing someone's life out. Again, the line would get thinner if it's a game about torturing people the worst way possible compared to a game where you "just" rape. But then again the singling out of one group will eventually win the worst moral scenario trophy.
 
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