Twitch Is Banning Adult Only Game Streaming

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StarBound

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The alternative and smart solution is to have an age rating system that allows or blocks content on whatever age restriction is practiced. That said, I will take my 5% revenue cut now that I came up with the idea for you in the past 3 minutes.

Your welcome Twitch.
 

spectrewind

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Ah yes, finally. I almost couldn't wait for the U.S. to impose it's archaic religious model on the world yet again.
Ah, No...
Nobody is imposing anything on you, or anyone. Don't try to bring religion into this; it is completely unrelated.
A TOS can be revoked/changed/retired at any time.

Factually, Twitch.tv is a privately held company in San Francisco, CA per their Glass Door business profile. They owe you NOTHING and can do whatever they want to with *their* - *private* - *business*. ... Don't like it? ... Then LEAVE!!

Take this as a challenge to create your own business before you complain on THG (as the others have done).

Your quote implies you are NOT from the U.S.A., correct? Then you need to create an non-USA alternative that does what you want it to do and stop whining on THG like so many other ignorant kids do. Then you can impose what you want, privately, on your terms.

Thusly, I recommend you add *.twitch.tv to your hosts file. Quick solution to your problem. ;)
 

skit75

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or just put all the AO rated material behind a valid credit-card linked subscription? Not that you would be charged for viewing or anything but at least you could still capture that market instead of giving it to refleXXX.com =)
 
So once again everyone has to suffer because everyone panders to the kiddies. Lovely. Something tells me it's not the precious tweens out there buying $1000-2000 gaming rigs. Why can't there be inclusion for everyone? Being forced to live life in the McPlayhouse at mcd's gets old. If they want a kiddy gaming place why not set one up on disney.com or something? Not saying there has to be 'offensive' material out there, but if the adults are building/buying the rigs, the one's paying the internet bills etc, why force them to suffer restrictions?

"create an inclusive community.." - by discluding things. Clever. lol
 

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"Games rated 18+ by other rating systems are fine to stream"

Well at least they put that in otherwise you'd never see anything streamed from Australia ever again o_O
 

cats_Paw

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Considering that they stated that 18+ games "rated in the USA" cannot be stremed, it does suggest that it is something that the USA legislation has imposed. I dont watch Twitch that much, but I know a lot of streamers who will have problems with this.

This does however open a clear market for ahoter streaming service that will not be bound by this sort of practice.
 

cats_Paw

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Ah yes, finally. I almost couldn't wait for the U.S. to impose it's archaic religious model on the world yet again.
Ah, No...
Nobody is imposing anything on you, or anyone. Don't try to bring religion into this; it is completely unrelated.
A TOS can be revoked/changed/retired at any time.

Factually, Twitch.tv is a privately held company in San Francisco, CA per their Glass Door business profile. They owe you NOTHING and can do whatever they want to with *their* - *private* - *business*. ... Don't like it? ... Then LEAVE!!

Take this as a challenge to create your own business before you complain on THG (as the others have done).

Your quote implies you are NOT from the U.S.A., correct? Then you need to create an non-USA alternative that does what you want it to do and stop whining on THG like so many other ignorant kids do. Then you can impose what you want, privately, on your terms.

Thusly, I recommend you add *.twitch.tv to your hosts file. Quick solution to your problem. ;)
There is no service right now that works well and widely spread as twitch.
Also, you make a good point by saying "dont like it, leave". I could make the same argument about people who come to a 18+ game stream "dont like it, leave".

Twitch is not giving people the choice of doing so, and in it, limiting them. That means less content, less revenue... Its rather obvious twitch is not doing this because they want to but because they have to.

You can google laws and bills introduced since 2011 that correlate to this situation.
 

Christopher1

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The alternative and smart solution is to have an age rating system that allows or blocks content on whatever age restriction is practiced. That said, I will take my 5% revenue cut now that I came up with the idea for you in the past 3 minutes.

Your welcome Twitch.
Yours is a much better solution in my opinion. Just make people put on the site that the things in question are A-O games and ask people "Do you want to view this?" like a bunch of video streaming websites do for adult content (most of them do anything M-rated or higher as needing confirmation unless you are logged in and over 18) before playing the thing.
 

alidan

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such bs, there aren't enough adult games to warrant a blanket "we can't possibly have proper judgement on this so blanket ban"

ban based on content of the game not the rating.
 

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The alternative and smart solution is to have an age rating system that allows or blocks content on whatever age restriction is practiced. That said, I will take my 5% revenue cut now that I came up with the idea for you in the past 3 minutes.

Your welcome Twitch.
No, the smart thing to do is to get parents to actually parent.
 

crateria

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Ah yes, finally. I almost couldn't wait for the U.S. to impose it's archaic religious model on the world yet again.
Ah, No...
Nobody is imposing anything on you, or anyone. Don't try to bring religion into this; it is completely unrelated.
A TOS can be revoked/changed/retired at any time.

Factually, Twitch.tv is a privately held company in San Francisco, CA per their Glass Door business profile. They owe you NOTHING and can do whatever they want to with *their* - *private* - *business*. ... Don't like it? ... Then LEAVE!!

Take this as a challenge to create your own business before you complain on THG (as the others have done).

Your quote implies you are NOT from the U.S.A., correct? Then you need to create an non-USA alternative that does what you want it to do and stop whining on THG like so many other ignorant kids do. Then you can impose what you want, privately, on your terms.

Thusly, I recommend you add *.twitch.tv to your hosts file. Quick solution to your problem. ;)
Yeah it's funny how your comment is so downvoted. The people on here refuse to believe a private company that offers a service to the world for free should be able to do what they want.

Even if this was being done for religious reasons because of the CEO/board/owner/etc, why do people complain? You get an amazing product for free, COMPLETELY free if you use adblock like a scumbag. Yet I hear "There is no service right now that works well and widely spread as twitch." so? And it's not yours or anyone else's.

"Twitch is not giving people the choice of doing so, and in it, limiting them. "

Twitch isn't limiting anyone, because Twitch GIVES people streaming for FREE. That's like me giving you $5 every week, and then suddenly I lower it to $4/week, and you tell me I'm putting limits on you.
 

skit75

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It isn't free, I am forced to watch advertising which costs my time and bandwidth but, I do agree with you on your overall point.
 
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