Game Developer On VR Sexual Assault In His Game: "My Heart Sank"

Submitted by: trimble 8 months ago in Entertainment
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In her first-person article for Mic, Jordan Belamire, was playing QuiVr -- killing zombies alongside strangers in QuiVr when a fellow player virtually rubbed her virtual boobs and shoved his virtual hand toward her virtual pussy. That's some fucked up shit -- where's the line drawn for this guy?

QuiVr's developer, Aaron Stanton said his his "heart sank" when he heard about what happened. Then Stanton said, "Let's make sure this never happens again." But he knew this could happen. He told a CNN reporter that that virtual sexual molestation is indeed possible in his and most other VR games, and it's his job (and all other VR game devs) to fix the problem.

Makes sense as VR gets better and more lifelike, we're going to need to laws to keeps the chickenhawks away from the nerds.

written by Fancy

There are 12 comments:
Male 1,574
This just in--sensitive person is offended by insensitive person. More at 11.
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Male 1,441
Its a virtual game why didn't she just shoot the ass hole?
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Female 127
brillant
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Female 127
No. No. No. This will lead to video game policing. Nobody wants that even if they think they do. Besides, it may sound crude but, it's better than being molested in real life. If only we could get rapists and shit to get their fix in virtual reality instead of in real reality... it would help make the world just a little safer.  Something to think about. A warning that virtual personal space could be invaded would have been wise and really is all that should be needed, that and maybe an optional invisible barrier to safeguard the arms length zone of your personal bubble.
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Male 325
If you think that's bad, people keep shooting me every time I play Battlefield
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Male 3,777
Sounds like a hate crime is it at all racially motivated?
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Male 3,777
So this woman is so retarded she thinks the cartoon on the screen is really her. What is the name of that mental illness where you can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality?
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Male 39,086
It should be possible to play a VR game without people doing bad things in it. One doesn't sign up for sexual harassment when one plays a zombie game, eh? It is unfortunate that evil people exist who get their thrills by making others sad, and that steps need to be taken to stop them :-/
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Male 8,122
Sorry, at most she was harassed. To classify as 'Assault' or 'Molestation', actual physical contact would be required. She could, oh I don't know, take off the fucking VR headset. Maybe?
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Male 267
um...I have no idea what to comment on this. I do realize that I am making the effort to type and make a comment, and I am doing so with the marked realization that if I have nothing to say, then maybe I should move on and say nothing, but it seems like something should be said, but I have no idea what it is.
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Male 3,633
Virtual prisons?
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