Some game developers and distributors need a shake

Posted on May 10 2009 - 9:58pm by Richard Sharp

We have recently written about a rather distasteful game App for the iPhone which featured shaking a baby to death to win the game. We at Gadgets are not keen on the thought of censorship as this can open up a whole can of worms, but do feel that sometimes it is true that right minded people are offended by the strange diverse morality of others. We now have word that yet another game which defies all comprehension of why it would be developed at all is once again rearing its ugly head, and that is the controversial rape game from Japan ‘RapeLay’.

We are not prepared to give this disgusting piece of software further exposure by detailing what the gameplay involves but are glad to see that at last Amazon has decided to come to its rather delayed senses and remove the game from its available titles after much public derision. Surely if common sense doesn’t kick in with the game developers at time of design then surely big names like Apple and Amazon should be able to use theirs. If these big companies aren’t able to use a bit of common sense on what the general public will and won’t accept as appropriate when they are adding to their list of approved titles then they must be in the wrong jobs. We suggest the following to assist in the decision making for Amazon et al; if they are not sure about a game that they are considering then maybe running it past their mothers as a gauge of potential public reaction might help as they clearly don’t have the wherewithal to make a decision themselves. If they pass the smack round the head test then it’s ok to release!

We are further perplexed why Amazon has only just felt the need to remove this particular title that shockingly has been available since 2006, after they have more recently courted controversy by removing gay literature from their titles for no apparent reason – you have to ask yourself are the monkeys running the zoo?

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Richard Sharp is the founder of gadgetsandgizmos.org. He loves technology, gadgets (comes with the territory) and social media. You'll find him writing features, attending events and playing with cool tech. Life's good.

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