Create a list of "Restricted Games" that can only be broadcasted behind an 18+ age gate.
Some games with nudity/sexual content are banned, and some games with nudity/sexual content are NOT banned. This creates a dilemma; on a daily basis, I see many broadcasters and users saying, "Why is X banned, while Z is unbanned? Z is worse than X! We should be able to broadcast X on this website!" These inconsistencies have caused confusion and frustration for broadcasters and viewers alike.
For the purpose of this suggestion, let us establish two types of games:
1. Pornographic games.
2. Games that contain nudity/sexual content, but are NOT pornographic in nature.
Pornographic games can be defined very easily; the sole purpose of the game is provide sexual gratification. Examples:
The Maiden Rape Assault: Violent Semen Inferno
There are numerous games that DO contain nudity/sexual content, but do NOT exist for the sole purpose of sexual gratification. Examples:
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Grand Theft Auto 4 & 5
The Order: 1866
Some of the games on Twitch's list of prohibited games contain nudity/sexual content, but were NOT created for the sole purpose of sexual gratification. Examples:
What's Under Your Blanket?
Some of these games are arguably LESS sexual and have LESS extreme content than several Mature-rated games that are currently permitted on Twitch. In order to prevent users from experiencing frustration and confusion when trying to determine "Why is X banned, while Z is unbanned?" Twitch could change the way that it classifies games.
2. Not Prohibited
We could have:
1. Prohibited - Completely banned.
2. Restricted - Locked behind an 18+ "age gate".
3. Neither - Visible to everyone.
Twitch currently permits streamers to click a checkbox that marks their stream as "Mature Content - Inappropriate for younger audiences". Streamers would be required to click this checkbox if they intend to play any game that has been added to Twitch's "Restricted Games" list.
Any non-pornographic game that prominently features nudity / sexual content (Such as South Park: The Stick of Truth and Conan: Exiles) would be added to the Restricted List.
Optionally: Viewers would be able to opt-in or opt-out of "Restricted" broadcasts. Broadcasters who are streaming restricted games would be hidden completely from viewers who have not opted-in. Potentially, e-mail verification could be used to finalize the opt-in. The list of restricted games would be updated over time.
If ALL non-pornographic games with nudity/sexual content were treated the same way - everything from South Park to Conan to Yandere Simulator - then Twitch would benefit in multiple ways:
1. Broadcasters would be able to stream non-pornographic games that are currently prohibited.
2. Viewers would have a greater degree of control over the type of content that they want to watch.
3. Twitch would never be accused of inconsistent rule enforcement or suspected of biased judgements.
Thank you for your time.
ID Verification. Boom, done.
Do you think this will work? Im being serious, will it? I can create an account and say im 99 and i can pass any lock. Make it link to Facebook to check your age? Make a fake facebook with, again, an age higher than 18, and im in once again. This will not work, it isnt twitch's job to monitor, its the parents. The can whitelist certain URL's of streamers or the site. Twitch stand up for yourself here, you're not a parent, you're a business. Some games have "graphic content in them but are okay, the trends seem to point that the games that are the problem are weird Japanese porn games. Just ban them then, because unlike south park's SOT game where it comical nudity, its a rape simulator, not good for PR imo.
Samantha Powell (HylianWolfMage553) commented
This is the way to go.
I agree, Dev! That's an awesome idea! I spent 3 votes on this, with I could use all of them! C'mon Twitch, you need to listen to this idea!
•Tiglilly the lil devil• (Gämęğıřł płűş) commented
Yup, i agree with the dev! In fact, i think this sounds like good idea my dude.
I post these above idea now,I hope who yours thiks it's a good idea e.e
@YandereDev unfortunately Twitch turns it into a Youtube-like,bit a bit point of makes much unfair strikes on streams inventing musics who don't exists ¬¬
Thank you all very, very much for your support and your kind words!
I don't think that Twitch is going to accept my suggestion...but, I'm still very, very grateful to everyone who offered their support!
4,333 upvotes, no response from Twitch...that's not a good sign.
Prohibited is a censorship,please don't be like Youtube ¬¬
I don't care if people support Yandere sim. It's really not a battle about Yandere Simulator, child porn, or stuff. It's just what people are mako he in the comments, seriously. I mean, even if I didn't know Yandere Simulator I'd vote for this because it plainly makes sense and will help Dev's like YanDev in the future.
Please don't be a SJW,don't turns Twitch into any sh1t like Youtube -.-
Paris Congress commented
Don't feed the trolls.
This is a pretty solid idea. If twitch did thus insteam of completely banning the game, it would be so much better
YandereDev is right!
Ok I Just Saw The Twitch Responded To Me Vid... Just Came Out...............
Second Life is banned on Twitch?
Wow, there are some hateful people here. You'd expect a healthy discussion on the suggested feature, rather than a sea of hate towards the person suggesting. What is this? High school with some "elite" kids?
Seems this hate and the suggestion dont really have anything to do with each other. Sure he is protecting his game, but isnt this feature in itself not a better solution to streaming? Seems more organized than the current rules.
Once again, another troll trying to use trigger words and statements to encourage response and legitimize their existence.
Don't feed the trolls.
eva's old blow up sex doll commented
Give up. Your hentai meme game won't be coming back to Twitch. Go back to working at a game development company you lazy sack of shit.
Your game is dying and everything you're working towards is about to fall apart, just admit it already.