Pornographic video game

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A pornographic video game is any type of videogame that includes pornography as one of the major aspects of the game.[1]

Pornographic video games may also be known as "sex games" or "run or rape games".[2] The Japanese term for pornographic video games is eroge.

Pornographic video games may be made by a video game company, or by an amateur individual or group.

Some pornographic games are hosted on the Internet. The games may be hosted on the creator's own web domain, or uploaded to a third-party site.

Because of their sexual content, pornographic video games have garnered a large amount of political controversy.

CNN in particular describes how the game Rapelay, Japanese videogame, is both an outrage and a viral oddity on the Internet.[3] It has gained infamy for its premise in which the player plays as a male rapist, trying to seduce women and then rape them.

Since video games are fictional, it could be argued that depictions of acts such as sexual assault should be allowed in them, since games are not equivalent to real life. However, many claim that playing as a rapist could encourage rape in actual life.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Children in the New Media Landscape: Games, Pornography, Perceptions. Children and Media Violence Yearbook, 2000.(UNESCO)". 
  2. ^ "Toward an Understanding of “The Sex Game”". 
  3. ^ "CNN Describes Rapelay". 

External links[edit]

  • Porn Games - One of the first erotic video games websites.
  • Koooonsoft's Blog - The blog of a Japanese female Adobe Flash developer. She spends her leisure time creating erotic video games.
  • Red Light Center - 3d World adult&sex chat.
  • MMOcast - Adult MMO news.