Apparently there is a craze going on in Japan and all over the world in regards to these new "hentai" video games (well, new to us, not to Japan) that put the player in the role of the rapist, who gets points by going into dark and dangerous places, and repeatedly attacking and raping women...
One of the more famous rape games is called RapeLay (whose images are displayed in this article), and more information about the game can be found on wikipedia at RapeLay - Wikipedia.
Here's the story from CNN:
'RapeLay' video game goes viral amid outrage
The game begins with a teenage girl on a subway platform. She notices you are looking at her and asks, "Can I help you with something?"
That is when you, the player, can choose your method of assault.
With the click of your mouse, you can grope her and lift her skirt. Then you can follow her aboard the train, assaulting her sister and her mother.
As you continue to play, "friends" join in and in a series of graphic, interactive scenes, you can corner the women, rape them again and again.
It is little wonder that the game, titled RapeLay, sparked international outrage from women's groups. Taina Bien-Aime helped yank the game off store shelves worldwide.
But the controversy that led to stopping sales of the game instead took it viral.
Those games are known as "hentai games." Almost all feature girlish-looking characters. Some of the games are violent -- depicting rape, torture and bondage in detail.
I guess people just can't help themselves when it comes to items that are considered taboo.
I know I definitely have no interest in any such game...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2808609610_221e86d000.jpg by sebas.salgado on flickr (RapeLay Video Game Box)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4b/RapeLay_screenshot_01.jpg (RapeLay screenshot))