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Twitch Bans Adults Only Games

Popular video game streaming service Twitch has announced today that it is taking measures to ban games that are rated as Adult Only. This shouldn’t affect the vast majority of games on Nintendo platforms, but it’s an interesting move by the streaming company. Games that will be banned include Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Manhunt 2 and any other title that has received an AO rating by the ESRB. Twitch also confirmed that the bans will only apply to AO games in the United States.

“Previously, we made game-specific decisions about which games would and would not be available for broadcast – sometimes due to overtly sexual content, sometimes due to Gratuitous Violence.”

“If the game is AO in the US, then it is not allowed. If the game is not AO in the US, but has a different rating abroad, like The Witcher 3, it is permitted.”

 

23 comments

  1. >>>Excellent, High Command is starting to take over Twitch completely and ban the other imbeciles’ garbage, specially Electron waste>>>

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    1. So that means you fuckers ain’t gonna grow up and learn the joys of being an adult? WTF this is? Never land?

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      1. >>>If adults means being in here complaining every damn day about the same garbage then no thank you and whatever that has to do with me being satisfied that they are turning down these garbage games that are just there for sex and degrading human females>>>

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  2. This is kinda stupid. I enjoyed watching SA speedruns, and now I won’t be able to watch them live.
    Maybe some system that verifies the user’s age would have been better. Poor form from Twitch.

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  3. No, it’s not about 17. games. It’s the hentai/BL games rated 18+ for an example. Some of those have been released in the US and they get rated 18 and up strictly… Because seriously they don’t really belong on twitch just like any pornographic material.

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    1. I agree, games like those that are 18+ shouldn’t be on the internet for all ages to see. They probably shouldn’t even exist.

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      1. Are you retarded? These games can’t even be bought in stores outside japan, most are not even in English, and they usually require hacking to be even played on a non Japanese PC. “Kids” wouldn’t be able to even know if they are into it or not.

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      2. Dude! What the hell are you smoking? If you are influenced, please let me know. Both GTA: SA and Manhunt 2 are available in the U.S. Who on the fucking god said kids have to buy these AO games. Their (dumb) parents can buy them AO games for their Birthday present.

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  4. Translation: your balls are in the grip of moralistic Hamerican politicians’ wives. Too bad gamers don’t have a Frank Zappa to fight their attention-hungry moral posturing.

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  5. I don’t understand why people even sit there watching other people play video games. It’s a waste of time in my opinion. South Park did a great episode on it. I can understand going on youtube and trying to get past a certain challenge, but sitting there watching people play through an entire game? No thanks. And to do that constantly? Seriously do people have no lives?

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    1. 1. To check out a lot of the game way before they buy it
      2. Or like you said to get past a certain spot or spots
      3. To watch speed runs
      4. or some other reason and shy would you bring up do they have lives lol if those people enjoy that then that’s alright

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  6. Well, Twitch has now turned into Nintendo, ultimately killing all of the adult fun. This is gonna piss a lot of people off.

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  7. Really? Here’s a better idea: just ban the videos that actually show graphically explicit sexual content. It’s not like the mod that allows people to have sex in-game while being able to see it all comes built into GTA: San Andreas for easy access, Twitch! I don’t know about Manhunt II, though, as I never got far into that.

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