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PS4 Twitch streaming to see tighter regulation, “non-gaming content is not allowed”

Monday, 25th November 2013 10:18 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4′s Twitch streaming options were used to host a variety of live chat shows using the console’s bundled camera app The Playroom. The broadcasting company is poised to cull any non-related gaming streams via Sony’s console after several indecent shows were halted.

The news follows this couple’s phone in chat show, broadcast entirely over Playroom and PS4 for several hours.

It comes from a Reddit thread that suggested Twitch was issuing bans to PS4 users streaming The Playroom. Lewd and indecent streams were given the chop, while several Reddit users stated that Twitch was closing broadcasts due to explicit comments posted in the PS4′s chat bar.

Twitch then took to Twitter to lay out its terms:

I’ve been watching Pat stream Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag this morning. He swears a lot. Don’t get banned Pat!

What do you make of the above?

Via Eurogamer.

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5 Comments

  1. gomersoul

    Brilliant… Pornstation4

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Cort

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    Hysterical Daily Mail overreaction article in 3, 2….

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Djoenz

    Oh Pat is gonna get banned for sure. The swearing cunt!
    The filthy comments on Twitch though I wonder if they come from ps4 twitchers or pc twitchers. Which community aye?

    lmao.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Fin

    Makes sense, go to UStream to stream non-game stuff.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. revolting

    Indeed. Although the removed content was streamed from PS4s, it’s a Twitch issue, not a PlayStation issue. The same thing happens when people stream non-gaming and/or inappropriate content from pc, and no doubt will should they try it from xbone when that is enabled. Twitch is for games and games alone, regardless of source. Labelling it a PS4 matter is a massive misrepresentation of the issue, and only leads to daft comments like gomersoul’s.

    Regarding swearing, all the twitch streams I watch regularly (covering pc, console and otherwise) are saturated with it. I don’t see anyone getting banned over it.

    #5 10 months ago

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