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#1 Edited by turboman (9212 posts) -

One of the coolest developments of the twitch streaming on PS4 was that there was a surge of people making up makeshift Talk Shows using the free Playroom game that comes installed on every PS4 along with the Playstation Camera. It was super quirky and stupid fun, the little ball robot makes for a good sidekick to a talkshow host.

As with all cool things on the internet, that dream was ruined when a couple got completely wasted on camera and the husband began taking off his wife's clothes on camera while she was passed out.

So now Twitch has made their move to say that all non-gaming content streamers will be banned from the service from now on.

That Sucks.

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#2 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -

All of them? Just because of that one strip show? That seems like a dumb move.

Then again, I can understand it being just tangentially related to video games and if the content has nothing to do with what the website's about...

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#3 Posted by Veektarius (6198 posts) -

It sounds like you're blowing this out of proportion. You could make a talk-show that's gaming related if you wanted to, and if you don't want to talk about games, Twitch is absolutely a gaming-dedicated site and I'm sure there's a more appropriate service out there.

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#4 Posted by Ramone (3080 posts) -

It sort of sucks but this is always what happens to nice things on the internet. Some dicks have to ruin it.

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#5 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1532 posts) -

Is ustream where we're gonna get our late night PS4 after dark streams from now on?

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#6 Posted by Gnubberen (872 posts) -

Welp. Ustream to the rescue!

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#7 Edited by Darji (5412 posts) -

All of them? Just because of that one strip show? That seems like a dumb move.

Then again, I can understand it being just tangentially related to video games and if the content has nothing to do with what the website's about...

Nah it is because it is not gaming related. They could use ustream however^^

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#8 Edited by MildMolasses (3200 posts) -

They aren't banning all Playroom streams, just the ones that aren't about games. Getting drunk on stream and then stripping your passed out associate seems like a clear-cut case of non-gaming content.

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#9 Edited by EternalVigil (323 posts) -

They aren't banning all Playroom streams, just the ones that aren't about games. Getting drunk on stream and then stripping your passed out associate seems like a clear-cut case of non-gaming content.

Does that mean if it were video-game characters getting drunk and stripping that would be acceptable? We could see some next-gen level machinima going on if that's the case.

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#10 Edited by turboman (9212 posts) -

It sounds like you're blowing this out of proportion. You could make a talk-show that's gaming related if you wanted to, and if you don't want to talk about games, Twitch is absolutely a gaming-dedicated site and I'm sure there's a more appropriate service out there.

True, but there was some sort of novelty with the talk shows allowing people to call in.

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#11 Edited by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

I love me some misleading thread titles!

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#12 Posted by RazielCuts (3280 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

I love me some misleading thread titles!

'TWITCH BANS ALL PS4'S AND KILLS PUPPIES'

...actually just the ones not about video game content.

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#13 Posted by turboman (9212 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

I love me some misleading thread titles!

Sorry to mislead you, my lawyer and I have carefully reworded my original thread title to something that is more accurate and more insightful. If you have any suggestions for us to make the thread title more accurate and complete then contact us.

We are extremely sorry for the original inconvenience once again, and hope to do anything in our power to make it up to you in the future.

-TurboMan's Lawyer

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#14 Posted by spraynardtatum (4369 posts) -

Lame. Sony needs to find another streaming service with some balls.

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#15 Posted by Demoskinos (17357 posts) -

@turboman said:

@pr1mus said:

I love me some misleading thread titles!

Sorry to mislead you, my lawyer and I have carefully reworded my original thread title to something that is more accurate and more insightful. If you have any suggestions for us to make the thread title more accurate and complete then contact us.

We are extremely sorry for the original inconvenience once again, and hope to do anything in our power to make it up to you in the future.

-TurboMan's Lawyer

Yeah, okay Mr. Totilo I know who you are. I smell Kotaku all over you.

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#16 Posted by MildMolasses (3200 posts) -

@mildmolasses said:

They aren't banning all Playroom streams, just the ones that aren't about games. Getting drunk on stream and then stripping your passed out associate seems like a clear-cut case of non-gaming content.

Does that mean if it were video-game characters getting drunk and stripping that would be acceptable? We could see some next-gen level machinima going on if that's the case.

Sure does! My Rapelay Extra Life stream raised upwards of $14

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#17 Posted by Superfriend (1723 posts) -

What if people undress each other while playing... eh, I don´t know.. Knack?!

Would that be okay?

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#18 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

I love the sexy future.

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#19 Edited by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

Well Hello uStream!

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#20 Posted by BisonHero (10793 posts) -

@veektarius said:

It sounds like you're blowing this out of proportion. You could make a talk-show that's gaming related if you wanted to, and if you don't want to talk about games, Twitch is absolutely a gaming-dedicated site and I'm sure there's a more appropriate service out there.

If you made a talk show that was as off-topic as the Giant Bombcast, I wonder if the mods would consider it sufficiently "gaming related"?

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#21 Posted by ryanwhom (291 posts) -

This is like banning multiplayer because there are racists. Maybe treat the symptom instead of assuming any nongame content on playroom is probably daterape

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#22 Edited by laserguy (550 posts) -

is there a link to that couple?

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#23 Posted by Brake (1290 posts) -

@ramone said:

It sort of sucks but this is always what happens to nice things on the internet. Some dicks have to ruin it.

In this case it was some tits.

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#24 Posted by devise22 (506 posts) -

@ryanwhom While that would be nice, hiring a team of people to moderate every playroom at all hours of the day just to confirm that all the content is above board seems a bit overkill. At the end of the day as soon as one of these incidents happen it makes Twitch, Sony and the integration of this service look bad.

It isn't that there is anything wrong with people get naked on camera, although the husband doing it to a passed out wife...is rather...forceful. Specifically for a willing online audience. The issue more so is that the Twitch service on PS4 is a gaming exclusive stream. If this couple wants to get naked on camera, there are TONS of places on the internet to do that. Why does it have to be on PS4? That isn't what Sony or Twitch are about. So just banning accounts that make non gaming related streams makes sense. It isn't like they are banning people for badmouthing Sony games or something crazy. People can still talk foul and curse and all that other nonsense. So long as the context is one of gaming.

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#25 Posted by Tearhead (2442 posts) -

@laserguy said:

is there a link to that couple?

Finally! Someone asks the important question.

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#26 Edited by HH (932 posts) -

@turboman said:

As with all cool things on the internet, that dream was ruined when a couple got completely wasted on camera and the husband began taking off his wife's clothes on camera while she was passed out.

ha ha, classic

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#27 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

It is in Twitch's "Terms of Service" agreement that they can kill any broadcast or feed they don't like.

Besides, if you really wanted to do this sort of thing, the Internet has been been innovating here for decades now to make it cheap and easy to setup this sort of thing and I suspect the payout is much better than the ad revenue from Twitch.

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#28 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@turboman said:

As with all cool things on the internet, that dream was ruined when a couple got completely wasted on camera and the husband began taking off his wife's clothes on camera while she was passed out.


Brings a whole new meaning to "Playroom" doesn't it?

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#29 Posted by Ramone (3080 posts) -

@brake said:

@ramone said:

It sort of sucks but this is always what happens to nice things on the internet. Some dicks have to ruin it.

In this case it was some tits.

ZING!

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#30 Posted by audioBusting (2529 posts) -

Twitch has never allowed non-gaming-related streams so this isn't really news. This is a terrible headline. I wonder when it will show up in gaming news sites.

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#31 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5569 posts) -

First non-archival of ps4 data, then Furry-gate, and now this.

RISE OF USTREAM!

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#32 Posted by Mike (17430 posts) -

@ramone said:

@brake said:

@ramone said:

It sort of sucks but this is always what happens to nice things on the internet. Some dicks have to ruin it.

In this case it was some tits.

ZING!

You guys never disappoint!

I wonder if Twitch would allow a stream of strippers talking about video games?

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#33 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

First non-archival of ps4 data, then Furry-gate, and now this.

RISE OF USTREAM!

Wait, what? Furry-gate? I apparently missed a controversy somewhere along the line.

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#34 Edited by ArtisanBreads (8672 posts) -

This is the right move for them. They are just a gaming site this is hardly even games related. They focus just on games and there is nothing wrong with that.

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#35 Posted by DeadpanCakes (1136 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@i_stay_puft said:

First non-archival of ps4 data, then Furry-gate, and now this.

RISE OF USTREAM!

Wait, what? Furry-gate? I apparently missed a controversy somewhere along the line.

Yes. I, too, would like to know of this "Furry-gate."

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#36 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (5569 posts) -
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#37 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@i_stay_puft said:

First non-archival of ps4 data, then Furry-gate, and now this.

RISE OF USTREAM!

Wait, what? Furry-gate? I apparently missed a controversy somewhere along the line.

Thread with info here.

Oh, that. I guess I just never heard of it referred to as furry-gate. Yeah, that was kind of crazy.

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#39 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5569 posts) -

Twitch streams have always been about gaming-related things only. You can still do talk shows, but playing "doctor" doesn't count. ;D

What if twitch was much more and they include different live streams from around the world. News, medicine, animals, science sports and entertainment. What if they named it after a common name like justin with a domain of television. What a wonderful world that'd be.

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#40 Edited by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

@i_stay_puft:

@i_stay_puft said:

@cocainemancer said:

Twitch streams have always been about gaming-related things only. You can still do talk shows, but playing "doctor" doesn't count. ;D

What if twitch was much more and they include different live streams from around the world. News, medicine, animals, science sports and entertainment. What if they named it after a common name like justin with a domain of television. What a wonderful world that'd be.

It would be youtube

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#42 Posted by SushiX (159 posts) -

Clearly the streams need to show gay furries getting stripped to not get banned.

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#43 Posted by CornBREDX (7228 posts) -

I suspect there will be more and more weird shit like this as streaming becomes more accessible and common to a wider audience.

Hopefully that doesn't mean we'll see things like what happened in Virtuosity.

Probably not, right?

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#44 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

Good stream on twitch if you know what i mean......

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#45 Posted by RonGalaxy (4809 posts) -

I just watched a stream get shutdown mid broadcast. Kind of hilarious

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#46 Posted by Pie (7326 posts) -

I just watched a stream get shutdown mid broadcast. Kind of hilarious

Were you the guy that linked to this thread in chat?

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#47 Posted by RonGalaxy (4809 posts) -

@pie said:

@naru_joe93 said:

I just watched a stream get shutdown mid broadcast. Kind of hilarious

Were you the guy that linked to this thread in chat?

yup

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#48 Posted by Pie (7326 posts) -

@pie said:

@naru_joe93 said:

I just watched a stream get shutdown mid broadcast. Kind of hilarious

Were you the guy that linked to this thread in chat?

yup

*shakes head*

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#49 Posted by RonGalaxy (4809 posts) -

@pie said:

@naru_joe93 said:

@pie said:

@naru_joe93 said:

I just watched a stream get shutdown mid broadcast. Kind of hilarious

Were you the guy that linked to this thread in chat?

yup

*shakes head*

why you shaking your head dawg?

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#50 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@naru_joe93: By the way That was a special stream....Ended too soon dawg