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Rape games outlawed in Japan

Ethics Organisation says no.

Japan's Ethics Organisation of Computer Software has decided to stop production and sale of rape-based videogames, Kotaku reports.

It's not a government decision either, apparently, but rather a self-policing move endorsed by over 100 representatives from various erotic game companies.

Exact rules and regulations will be worked out at a later date, and the Ethics Organisation will work with individual companies to ease the transition.

Syrup Soft, for example, has had to delay "Gang Raped by the Entire Village: Girls Covered in Milky Liquid" in order to change the name to "The Trap Set by the Entire Village: Bodies Covered in Milky Liquid". [Is this right? - Ed]

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