Twitch Bans The Naked!
No more wild and crazy sex scenes and monstrous violence to be streamed via twitch – I had no idea that things like this were even streamed to be quite honest, so this news came as a bit of a surprise to us. Most of us just thought – “people actually stream stuff like that?”
In their announcement Twitch had the following to say:
"Today, we're updating the RoC with regard to Adult Only (AO) games," said a Twitch representative. "Simply put, AO games are not welcome on Twitch."
“All games rated Adults Only (AO) by the ESRB are not permitted for broadcast on Twitch. For a complete list of games explicitly prohibited, please refer to our List of Prohibited Games..”
At the moment there are only 26 titles with an ESRB rating of AO, which further makes us think, “Who the heck has streamed this stuff before?” There is one other title we know of with an ESRB title of adults only which is the psychopath thriller Hatred.
"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. This is unsustainable and unclear, generating only further confusion among Twitch broadcasters," said Twitch.
Here is the list of all ESRB AO rated games.
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