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Amazon yanks Japanese rape computer game

By AFP

Online retail giant Amazon has yanked from its virtual shelves a Japanese computer game that lets players simulate raping girls.

A "Rapelay" videogame being hawked on Amazon by a third-party merchant was deemed inappropriate and the product's page taken down after it was brought to the California Internet firm's attention Wednesday night.

"We determined that we did not want to be selling this particular item," Amazon spokeswoman Patty Smith said of the computer game.

The "Rapelay" game was reportedly created exclusively for the Japanese market but a couple of "like new" copies were being offered on Amazon by a US seller specializing in Hentai items.

The game was released in 2006 by Illusion studio, based in Japan. Other titles from the studio include "Battle Raper" and "Artificial Girl."

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