Automate Tags for Games with Trigger Warnings
Games with trigger warnings, especially ones that could be dangerous to a viewer like "photosensitivity warning" or "dark matter" warning should have those tags automatically added to any stream with the game to prevent medical issues for viewers stumbling into the stream.
I'd really love to have a content warning system similar to the tag system. It would auto-populate based on the current game or let streamers add warnings for Just Chatting or Talkshow streams. I'd prefer the system to be more opt-in than a popup every time you enter a stream. It would have a button near the category and tags part of the UI that reveals relevant warnings. It would be super nice if it could be user configurable to display a pop up only if a user navigates to a stream that contains a warning they've chosen to be alerted about.
10/1/21 is just around the corner so it’s a certainty that Twitch is about to be filled with blood, guts, and gore.
The mature channel warning filters out children but there are many adults who find these images disturbing and wish to avoid them. Well, we have the tags, why not use them?
I personally don’t want to go into any channel unprepared for what I might see as I’m a bit of a snowflake. I had no idea for example that (SPOILER - click more to read the rest.)
Heavy Rain, a detective game, had you control someone as they cut off their own finger with a hand saw until I watched it in a live stream. I also saw a man get beaten to death with a camcorder in a stream categorized as “comfy.”
Point being, it would be really helpful to people like me if horror games and similar content were properly labeled. I don’t have PTSD or Epilepsy or anything but I know plenty of people can get very damaged by seeing this content when they are unprepared.
I know, I know, it’s an inconvenience to have to make sure graphic content is labeled as such but it’s a minor one, right? It would really help some people if it was done.
Thank you for your consideration.