‘This listing has been removed or is no longer available’
By Chelsea Schilling
A dozen eBay auctions for a Japanese computer game where players must rape women and force them to have abortions abruptly were pulled from the massive site after WND reported on their availability.
The eBay auctions, however, had remained, and there was no immediate response from the company to WND’s request for a comment.
Then today the auctions disappeared, being replaced with pages stating: “This listing has been removed or is no longer available. If the listing was removed by eBay, consider it canceled. Note: Listings that have ended more than 90 days ago will no longer appear on eBay.”
And at the same time, eBay’s response arrived at a WND e-mail inbox.
“We will carefully review the information that you have provided, and take appropriate action based on the results of our investigation,” the response from the company’s customer service division read.
“To protect the privacy of all members, however, we’re unable to share information about another member’s account or the actions we’ve taken. I hope that this assures you that your personal information will also remain private,” eBay said.
eBay notice about cancelled auctions
On the first level of the “rape simulator game,” gamers stalk a young mother at a subway station and violently assault her, according to the London’s Independent reports. After finishing with the woman, they rape her two virgin daughters.
According to descriptions, gamers may invite other male characters to join a gang-rape scenario. Pregnancy and abortion are “key features,” and characters are punished if they decide to keep a baby.
“If she does become pregnant you’re supposed to force her to get an abortion, otherwise she gets more and more visibly pregnant each time you have sex,” one reviewer revealed. “If you allow the child to be born then the woman will throw you in front of a train.”
The person continued, “Take that pro-life movement!”
Another gamer reported “tears glistening in the young girl’s eyes” as characters rape her in one graphic scene.
Illusion, a Japanese company, released the 3-D Hentai game on April, 26, 2006. The company is based in Yokohama and also sells a game series called Battle Raper and Battle Raper 2. While the series features sexual assault, there are no abortions involved.
“Unfortunately, under the company’s regulation, our softwares are only available for domestic customers over 18 and not for sale in foreign countries,” the company website states.
A random check by WND of the auction numbers that just one day earlier had revealed the violent game all revealed the same statement today, that the item no longer was available.
Ebay’s offensive material policy states, “Sellers may not list items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial or religious intolerance, or items that promote organizations with such views. … Under this policy, eBay may in its discretion, remove items when the item or description graphically portrays violence or victims of violence, and lacks substantial social, artistic or political value.”
RapeLay is an offshoot of the Illusion series, Interact Play. You, like in previous installments, play as a public nuisance that gets away from captivity and starts scouting for new targets. This time around you find a family of a single mother and her two daughters. You quickly begin your hunt and capture each woman one by one. The gameplay involves an amusing training/disposition system with which to break each respective target to your liking. Watch where you b–w your l–d, or you might get them pregnant!
One Amazon customer review stated, “I am saddened and appalled by the mere idea of this game. Is this for real?”
The blood-spattered cover of RapeLay features an illustration of a schoolgirl named Aoi who is attempting to shield her crying little sister from a male character’s threatening hands. The male is named Kimura Masaya and escapes from prison to violate the women.
Gamers summon wind to blow women’s skirts up and fondle them until they are sexually aroused, as indicated by a meter. Players force anal and oral sex upon their victims while the women respond, “Sniff … sniff … I w-w-want to die. …”
Male characters take pictures of their victims after they have been assaulted and abort their unborn babies. The game also includes depictions of lesbian and group sex.
UK Parliament member Keith Vaz recently spoke out against Amazon’s sale of RapeLay.
“It is intolerable that anyone would purchase a game that simulates the criminal offense of rape,” Vaz told the Belfast Telegraph. “To know that this widely available through a major online retailer is utterly shocking, I do not see how this can be allowed. I will be raising this matter in Parliament and hope that action is taken to prevent the game from being sold.”