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Twitch has Banned the Streaming of Senran Kagura: Estival Versus [UPDATE]

[UPDATE on April 10th, 2015]

We’ve gotten a clarification for Twitch’s stance towards Senran Kagura: Estival Versus. Apparently, users are allowed to stream the game, but the moment “sexually explicit” acts or content are showcased, they are grounds to have your stream closed, or your account banned.

A Twitch representative gave the details:

“Senran Kagura: Estival Versus is permitted for streaming, but you still must adhere to our Rules of Conduct when doing so. Per our rules regarding sexually explicit acts or content, the sexually suggestive scenes in this game should not be the focus of your stream.”

[ORIGINAL STORY]

We’ve learned (via KotakuinAction) that Twitch has banned the streaming of Senran Kagura: Estival Versus on their streaming network.

Reports of users getting their Twitch streams randomly shut down had been coming out, prompting a Reddit user to go to Twitch directly. When asked whether or not Estival Versus could be streamed on their platform, Twitch representative Hassan Bokhari replied:

“No, this game would not be allowed on our platform, sorry.”

When pressed further, the representative said:

“Our rules of conduct are pretty cut and dry. We do not allow games of this nature on our platform. If you would like to look for other streaming platforms to stream these types of visual novels that have adult content, then please feel free.

This is not something we will allow on our service.”

So there you have it—apparently Senran Kagura: Estival Versus is a visual novel, and it has been deemed completely inappropriate for Twitch.

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136 comments
  1. Demetirus
    Demetirus
    April 6, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I wish I could be mad about this, but I just can’t as Twitch has been pretty consistent of late with it’s “ban for the naughty” approach. I’m disappointed that they have chosen this stance, but I’ll credit them for being consistent and sticking to their guns. Bit of a shame though, isn’t it?

  2. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    April 6, 2015 at 9:29 am

    So they can let TotalBiscuit stream HunniePop but no one can stream Senran Kagura? Twitch has been becoming really restrictive real quick since Amazon bought them.

  3. AnonDog
    AnonDog
    April 6, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Death and people being killed is cool, but some sultry content is a big No-No? This really just proves how much this country has it’s head up it’s ass in terms of what’s “appropriate” anymore.

    Counter-Striker:GO, any CoD, BF, etc… Come on. I cant’ wait until Twitch is dead and people move to something else. So sick of their shitty site.

  4. Kobayen
    Kobayen
    April 6, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Any service people move to will have shareholders that will want maximum appeal, and will start banning boobs. Its the internet citcle of life.

  5. Horuden
    Horuden
    April 6, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Apparently it’s because of the bug that allowed people to take off the girls’ panties (only to discover they’re Barbies) – which has been fixed in a mandatory update. But nope, it still makes it a porn visual novel! Video if you haven’t seen it: https://vimeo.com/123798726 NSFW

  6. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    April 6, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I can see how this would be the reasoning behind it, but the email on KiA sounds like it’s just the game in its entirety. Source?

  7. AnonDog
    AnonDog
    April 6, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Doesn’t mean I have to like it in the slightest. I’m just sick and tired
    of the treatment towards this type of content, but death and murder is
    okay.

    Heaven forbid people be okay with sexuality of any form.

  8. Rederoin and N
    Rederoin and N
    April 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Dem’ evil tities!

    (is the sarcasm obvious enough?)

  9. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    April 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

    “Visual novels” You have got to be shitting me. That would be like calling any of the Dynasty Warriors games a visual novel despite blatantly being a beat em up. Twitch can go fall in a ditch as far as I’m concerned. Fucking gymnophobes.

  10. Eritach
    Eritach
    April 6, 2015 at 9:37 am

    This is not true, Twitch is inconsistent with the enforcement of their rules and that’s at the heart of the issue. Look up the Ultra controversy if you need further proof of their shenanigans.

  11. Ace
    Ace
    April 6, 2015 at 9:39 am

    fuck twitch

  12. Demetirus
    Demetirus
    April 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I’ll certainly look it up! To all of my recent memory they’ve been consistent with “no naughty”, but I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know everything. Do you have any other things I should look into so I can better inform myself? Or even a link to this one to save me a bit of Googling?

  13. Nick_Soapdish
    Nick_Soapdish
    April 6, 2015 at 9:43 am

    So let me get this straight, PS4 has a streaming service that uses twitch but using it will get you banned. What a shit show.
    While of course I’m sure games like Dragon Age with actual sex scenes have zero issues.

  14. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    April 6, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Don’t forget games like GTA5 and Metro where they have topless lap dancers.

  15. ndyBery
    ndyBery
    April 6, 2015 at 9:46 am

    What are you talking about, they don’t allow streaming of Huniepop either. TB specifically got told he wasn’t allowed to.

  16. Horuden
    Horuden
    April 6, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Just speculating since the game doesn’t seem to have any adult content, as mentioned by the KiA poster.

  17. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    April 6, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Let’s see if they’ll ban Mortal Kombat next week, where you can rip apart and turn your opponents into a pool of blood.

    SK doesn’t even have sex in it. If I’m not mistaken the games have 16+ rating.

  18. alto_angelo
    alto_angelo
    April 6, 2015 at 9:47 am

    looks like some people still streaming it, searching it on twitch

  19. Horuden
    Horuden
    April 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

    It has been rated CERO D, so 17+. Nothing explicit, just extremely suggestive.

  20. ndyBery
    ndyBery
    April 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I don’t really get why the KiA thread is tagged [ethics]. I mean twitch is definitely inconsistent with what it allows, and I encourage people to point out hypocrisy and question why extreme violence is considered more acceptable than nipples, but I don’t see how this in particular is an ethics issue.

  21. Demetirus
    Demetirus
    April 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Addendum: No extra sources are needed it seems. The comment section offers plenty! GTA5, DA:I and Metro are all a-okay it seems and I’m pretty sure there’s plenty of adult content in there… Wonder what their stance on the Witcher is.

  22. DeusEx
    DeusEx
    April 6, 2015 at 10:04 am

    If you stand opposed to life and hometown, there will be consequences.

    Especially when actual women can have a quarter of the screen with their tits flopping out of a tank-top and that’s no problem.

  23. Gillman
    Gillman
    April 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

    At times like this I wish my stream had enough follows to make the switch over to hitbox matter.

  24. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    April 6, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I want to say I’d boycott them now but it’s hard to do that when you don’t use twitch in the first place.

    I might send them a complaint later.

  25. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    April 6, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Or games like God of War with both topless women and sex minigames.

  26. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    April 6, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Fair enough.

  27. Janol
    Janol
    April 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Why don’t they just follow ESRB or PEGI ratings and ban games based on that? There would be no room for vagueness or interpretation if they simply decided to ban all AO or PEGI 18 rated games.

  28. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    April 6, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Has anyone actually brought up the contradictions to them, as well as the fact that this is a PS4 game that is not actually “adult” nor a visual novel? If they’re saying D rated games should be banned, fine, but then they need to put their money where their mouth is and ban all of them.

  29. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    April 6, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Agreed. Selectively picking and choosing like this does no good.

  30. Donwel
    Donwel
    April 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

    All of these games you guys have mentioned do have one thing in common.
    (They’re not Japanese)
    Maybe twitch are Japanophobes?

  31. sanic
    sanic
    April 6, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Eh stream it anyways, broteam has streamed porn games a few times and he just gets 3 day suspensions.

  32. Joel Leonheart
    Joel Leonheart
    April 6, 2015 at 11:42 am

    *Shock* you might be on to something here

  33. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    April 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Or Xenophobic :D

  34. AnonDog
    AnonDog
    April 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Too hard or maybe because they’re greedy fucks which is why I still see women with their boobs hanging out which is against their TOS, but this gets banned.

  35. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    April 6, 2015 at 11:52 am

    The very fact that they labeled it as a Visual Novel, shows how out of touch they are!

  36. deadeye
    deadeye
    April 6, 2015 at 11:57 am

    It’s silly, but I can kind of understand their decision. The games can be easily mistaken for softcore porn. Or just porn.

    And I feel like this is a legal decision rather than a moral one. Most things like this are. Twitch is watched by tons of kids. So little johnny’s overprotective mom walking in on him watching some senran kagura (for the plot, obviously) is a lawsuit waiting to happen,

    Yeah, it’s stupid, but that’s what companies like this have to think about. And again, as dumb as it is, that same overprotective mom probably wouldn’t bat an eye if she walked in on him watching someone’s head get chainsawed off. It’s just the way things are.

    So, I just don’t think it’s a case of “titties are evil”, it’s a case of not wanting to get sued for stupid reasons. And ultimately, it’s their service, and they have the right to run it how they see fit.

  37. Akuma
    Akuma
    April 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    One word: MURICA!!! Ahaha seriously pathetic… We all know boobs are way more dangerous than guns, or other illegal actions depicted in some AAA’s… Good thing we can upload anywhere else.

  38. BattlerArisato
    BattlerArisato
    April 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    There’s no age restriction option on Twitch? I’ve never seen twitch before but I doubt there wouldn’t be any way to protect the kids from seeing this kind of stuff so I doubt this is a legitimate reason.
    I understand their fear of getting in trouble by this kind of stuff but if would be far better if they leave Senran Kagura as a +18 stream only or something like that.

  39. Wonderkarp
    Wonderkarp
    April 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    everytime I see Estival, I keep thinking of festivus for some reason. An Estivus for the Restofus

  40. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    April 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Age restriction on the internet tends to consist of asking the person how old they are. It’s not like it would stop a kid from getting in and getting caught by his lawsuit-happy mother looking at some anime titties. Anyone who is old/ smart enough to count backwards and get the right date of birth can lie through it. So maybe they’ll keep out 4 year olds

  41. AnonDog
    AnonDog
    April 6, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    In reality this just says more about our culture and how damaged it is than anything else. Violence and Death are all good, but boobs are bad… wut?

    And while it is their “service” and they can run it as they see fit why is it women are still allowed to have their boobs hanging out in low cut tops when it’s against their TOS?

    I’d also love to see them try and sue twitch for virtual boobs. That would make my day seeing that.

  42. Zizal
    Zizal
    April 6, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the mod was pulling the ban from his ass. He has a Pakistani name. Anyway I saw some people streaming AO games in Hitbox but I hope that because they allow it.

  43. landlock
    landlock
    April 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    My posted a picture of my characters cock when playing Outlast didn’t get any trouble with that.

  44. DarkAngelRafael
    DarkAngelRafael
    April 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    So basically blood, gore, decapitation and extreme violence is okay with Twitch but not “adult content”? Afraid of backlash? No backbone?

  45. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    April 6, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I never liked twitch.

  46. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    April 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Even then, if the age restrictions are in place, doesn’t that take responsibility off them?

  47. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    April 6, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I actually don’t know, i’m not knowledgeable on legal matters at all. I’m sure someone else will weigh in eventually

  48. Groudon199
    Groudon199
    April 6, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Yet South Park: The Stick of Truth is fine?

  49. Dammage
    Dammage
    April 6, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Welp, kinda hoping Youtube’s streaming service allows this kind of content. Fuck twitch

  50. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    April 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Oh but i bet COD and Mortal Kombat are totally fine for them to stream,talk about fucked up morals.

  51. Takane Shijou
    Takane Shijou
    April 6, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I really don’t get this separation at all. Look what’s even on nightly television anymore, in our music, and culture (in the West( in general. But this is unacceptable? I can’t understand this at all, how did violence in video games seemingly make people go ‘Oh yeah, that’s fantasy violence’ but when it’s anything sexual it’s clearly marked as something that should and will be shamed from a majority.

  52. ReaperX30
    ReaperX30
    April 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    This is completely stupid. I mean we’re not talking about an adult game here but a mature one that will be on PS4 and PS Vita. If they allow twitch for a console they should allow every game on it not just the one they think is right.

  53. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    April 6, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    We westerners like to be hypocrites it seems.

  54. Lester Paredes
    Lester Paredes
    April 6, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Chain sawin’ dudes in Gears of War? That’s cool. Beating a man to death in God of War? Okay! Curb stomping a chump in The Last of Us? Awesome! Wait, is that a boob? Shut it down! People like you make me sick!
    -America.

  55. Shizuru_Nanase
    Shizuru_Nanase
    April 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    So does this mean i cant stream DOA 5 while having Hibari’s outfit on?

  56. patyos
    patyos
    April 6, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Why Twitch WHy Doesnt make any sense !!!!!

  57. patyos
    patyos
    April 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Lol I remember a Twitch stream that was dedicated to the Strippers in games a while ago XD

  58. BattlerArisato
    BattlerArisato
    April 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Yeah, but that leaves the site safe from any legal issue against them. That’s how Youtube, NicoNico and a lot of pages work, so not letting a game like Senran Kagura be streamed is obviously stupid IMO.

  59. patyos
    patyos
    April 6, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Twitch only makes passes for triple AAA games like GTA 5

  60. patyos
    patyos
    April 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Dedicated GTA 5 Strip pole dancers twitch streams are allowed though with topless and everything even xD

  61. patyos
    patyos
    April 6, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Yeah he was told he wasn’t allowed but he never got instant perm banned like other channels XD

  62. patyos
    patyos
    April 6, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    They’ll get blocked in an hour or so if they keep streaming it or get a warning message

  63. patyos
    patyos
    April 6, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Only if its a Triple AAA Game made in america its allowed to have Sex or nudity on twitch like GTA , Saint row , Dragon age or heck even south park XD

  64. patyos
    patyos
    April 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    @donwel:disqus Sadly you are hitting the Truth button Twitch allows Tripel AAA games made in Murica to stream Sex and Nudity GTA , Saint row , metro , Dragon age , Duke nukem Forever or heck even south park .

    Im curious on they’ll stance on the Game Hatred will be once its released .

    Or if people start streaming Yandere simulator

  65. Guest
    Guest
    April 6, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    And thats why murica is a backward thinking country :)

  66. LurkerJK
    LurkerJK
    April 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Why do ppl keep using twitch anyway ?

    it sucks, twitch lag makes interaction with the chat impossible, watching old streams is not even a thing anymore between the deletion and the copyright muting, servers are extremely laggy to many parts of the world and everytime there is an exceptional (but predictable, like during esports tournaments) load the whole site starts coughing out blood

  67. patyos
    patyos
    April 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    By that logic Skyrim should be banned considering a large amount of streamer uses the nude skin mods

  68. LurkerJK
    LurkerJK
    April 6, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    AAA games bring a big chunk of the ad money and viewers, if they banned them twitch would be replaced overnight, EA, Activision, Rockstar, etc would make sure of that

    they can only be snotty with smaller games

    its their site, they can do whatever they want, what they really need is more competition so whenever this happens we can just go “screw you” and move to the competitor

  69. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    April 6, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Yet sadly we’re still one of the most progressive countries otherwise. Its only recently the SJW have come out of the wood works and proclaiming sex to be a bad thing. Really its just that they know they can’t fight GTA so they fight the littler games.

  70. bf313
    bf313
    April 6, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Fuck Twitch. They certainly wouldn’t be doing this if it actually cost them a lot of viewers.

  71. bob
    bob
    April 6, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    christ. i should be mad at this but i just can’t stop laughing at “visual novel”.

  72. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    April 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    It’s certainly stupid, though fortunately it’s not something I care about since I don’t like that kind of game anyway. lol. I just wasn’t sure of whether having age restrictions there would serve a purpose so thanks for clarifying

  73. ivanchu77
    ivanchu77
    April 6, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Another bunch of hypocrite puritans, i´m sure they will be fapping and drooling at mortal kombat X next week. and lol at considering this game “visual novel”

  74. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    April 6, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Wow Twitch really turned to shit after it got bought, didn’t it.

  75. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    April 6, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Being incocnsistent about what is and isn’t allowed is an ethics issue….

  76. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    April 6, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Then they should add some sort of adults only option. From there, anything beyond that would become part of the EULA users sign when they make an account saying that the personal information they’ve entered is correct and Twitch is no longer responsible for the content they view.

    I don’t actually know how Twitch works of course so even having to create an account is an assumption on my part.

  77. Random45
    Random45
    April 6, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Reading the comments to articles like this really make me hate my interest in this crap.

  78. aboxofcookies
    aboxofcookies
    April 6, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    its only banned when someone starts being offended and reports the content

    twitch staff doesnt really give a hoot
    they may be lazy assholes
    but theyre never hypocrites when it comes to this kind of content
    because being a hypocrite means youre doing something stupid
    and doing “something” goes against being lazy

    yeah they might look like theyre huge hypocrites but theyre too lazy to do anything about it

  79. Kawaii Monster
    Kawaii Monster
    April 6, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Shit man, point me to the boobies on twitch

  80. Siveon
    Siveon
    April 6, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    What did you expect, a positive response?

  81. Luna Kazemaru
    Luna Kazemaru
    April 6, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I hope you wasn’t hoping for people to praise twitch

  82. Aria Takatsuki
    Aria Takatsuki
    April 6, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    To shrine some light on the reason why people are getting banned from streaming SKEV is not because of the gameplay. It’s because you have people making extremely “suggestive” poses and actions with the other characters with their models. Rhe dressing room gives full control to the user to do what they want with characters and objects.

  83. Luna Kazemaru
    Luna Kazemaru
    April 6, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    That isn’t even enough to warrant bans with no warnings at all sorry

  84. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    April 7, 2015 at 12:17 am

    I doubt you were interested in this game to begin with by calling it crap.

  85. Neil Duff
    Neil Duff
    April 7, 2015 at 12:35 am

    The simple fix is to notify them of other games that are just as “bad” and some that are much worse. As concerned citezens, we should get those banned too. Then everyone will get pissed and they will put it back to the way it was. Also, you don’t have to watch it if you don’t want to. This can be won with basic logic, assuming that exist.

  86. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    April 7, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Dont forget all of the “Twitch Bitches” who tease out their cleavages to show just to gain hits and views on their streams. Seriously if irony was an olympics event, they wouldnt take gold, they’d take home platinum medals.

  87. Nick_Soapdish
    Nick_Soapdish
    April 7, 2015 at 4:58 am

    That’s an excellent point.

  88. Alistair
    Alistair
    April 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Truely the mind boggles another site in the pocket of SJWs.

    The senran games are erotic, but never fully exposed.

    I see twitch is playing the FAILED high moral grounds like a SJW but it perfectly fine for extreme violence to stream on twitch a good example of double standards.

    Does this mean GOD OF WAR, GTA, THAT had sex in them can’t be stream but wait they on twitch.

    So again they failed again & they saying some sex is allow or NOT but instend they cherry pick games over the others.

  89. kritzingerx24 .
    kritzingerx24 .
    April 7, 2015 at 9:15 am

    little johnny’s mom? You mean fluttercupsprinkle the outspoken SJW from tumblr.

  90. Josh A. Stevens
    Josh A. Stevens
    April 7, 2015 at 10:45 am

    So when will Twitch be banning the streaming of violent games?

  91. 7-D Sensei
    7-D Sensei
    April 7, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I really wish Hitbox.tv would have been the place to go.

  92. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    April 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I’ve never understood the desire to stream video games. For someone whose bandwidth is limited (and I know I’m not alone) this is about as wasteful a use as possible.

  93. Michael Lowther
    Michael Lowther
    April 7, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Aw that’s lame. Well as long as we can stream my other favourite visual novel, Devil May Cry. Best visual novel ever :)

  94. Alistair
    Alistair
    April 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Boobies are showing on twitch right now.

  95. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    April 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Sucks having the streaming scene held by a monopoly, doesn’t it?

  96. ThePringus
    ThePringus
    April 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    If it wasn’t for smash bros tourneys I wouldn’t give a shit about twitch

  97. Vinh Diep
    Vinh Diep
    April 8, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    “Our rules of conduct are pretty cut and dry. We do not allow games of this nature on our platform. If you would like to look for other streaming platforms to stream these types of visual novels that have adult content, then please feel free.

    This is not something we will allow on our service.”

    God of war> actual nudity

    Dragon age> real time sex real life hardcore action

    Senran kagura> boobs bounce a lot, panty shots, rated M for mature. why don’t you just make a twitch 18+ if you wanna be so technical about things since these games CAN be streamed, then you banning this is nothing but a contradiction.

  98. Takua343
    Takua343
    April 9, 2015 at 2:46 am

    What the actual fuck Twitch? Why the fuck are these dumbasses who believe 1984 is a paradise constantly keep getting jobs in this industry that they clearly have nothing but contempt for?

  99. Landale
    Landale
    April 10, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    So explicit is pretty much impossible, especially with the bug fixed.
    Suggestive would be what? I mean the whole fucking thing is technically suggestive. So what, forcibly skip the story and avoid stripping while playing while streaming?

  100. Dino
    Dino
    April 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I love the SK games but I can see why Twitch wouldn’t want them to be streamed on their site. The part that bothers me though is the inconsistency, why is SK not okay while games with similarly explicit content like Dragon Age and GTA V get away with it?

    I guess that popularity means that it’s one rule for one game and a different rule for the other. Twitch have handled this very poorly.

  101. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    April 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Sooooo what do you have to then do avoid the scenes Twitch deems unsuitable to stream? Not enter the dressing room? Okay that’s doable. Skip cutscenes? Okay maybe, as the risk of story elements being missed. Skip dialog, where most of the story is told? Can’t do that. Skip transformations? May not do it all the time since, for me anyway when I played Burst, I let the transformations play out sometimes to re-assess any situation I would be in if the enemies are being extra difficult to deal with before the action resumes. Not play as Haruka? Kiss my ass.

  102. Landale
    Landale
    April 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    It’s not inconsistent. It’s Japanese, that automatically adds 30 points to the lewdness scale. That’s just common sense.

    Ok, yeah, it’s fucking inconsistent.

  103. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    April 10, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    So you can stream SK, but basically show nothing since the main draw of the game is its sexually suggestive content. Fuck off Twitch.

  104. Anonymous
    Anonymous
    April 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Help me understand this.

    ” Per our rules regarding sexually explicit acts or content, the
    sexually suggestive scenes in this game should not be the focus of your
    stream”

    So their rules are against “sexually explicit acts or content” yet they are have a problem with the game due to “suggestive scenes” ?

    Sounds to me like the rule is against “explicit” but they are acting against Senran Kagura’s “suggestive”.
    And the difference between explicit and suggestive is a pretty big one. So they aren’t really following their own rules here, they’re doing whatever they want.

  105. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    April 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    SJW’s rules are complex.This sounds to me rather that they are racist and content that comes from Japan get a ban just because.

  106. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    April 10, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    How about they just you know create a Mature content filter and then go after anyone watching mature content when they shouldn’t. That seems like a way more intelligent decision than dealing with these kerfuffles.

  107. Wolfe
    Wolfe
    April 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Fuck Twitch.

  108. Himanshu Talwar
    Himanshu Talwar
    April 10, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I was pretty pissed about the original story but the update clearly shows that twitch went through a lot of backlash and changed their stance. I still don’t appreciate the way they’re looking at it but do understand what they might be worried about. I still think age-gating is the appropriate way to look at this but at the end of the day, twitch can do whatever the fuck they want.

  109. AnonDog
    AnonDog
    April 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Do as I say not as I do.

  110. Alistair
    Alistair
    April 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I just got that same email but I got to laugh it also says it’s the best website from Wall Street jornal.

    The fact is you can stream senran but if the game gonna shows adult content you can’t forces it by means the stream must ends then resumes when the adult content goes pass.

    That what it sounds to me it’s stupid as hell.

    Does it cover extreme violence with sexually in them no twitch can do what they want but they paid for it when people seeks other streaming sites.

  111. Takua343
    Takua343
    April 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    so why didnt they say that right from the get go instead of the cockamommy excuse they gave about VNs?

  112. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    April 10, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Well, at least they aren’t entirely censoring it, which is good. However this does further show how puritanical Twitch is that they’d feel the need to even say something like “Per our rules regarding sexually explicit acts or content, the
    sexually suggestive scenes in this game should not be the focus of your
    stream.”

  113. Fenrir7
    Fenrir7
    April 10, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    How are you supposed to avoid the “sexually suggestive scenes?”

  114. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    April 10, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    So Twitch just backpedaled into a completely nonsensical extremely subjective “we’ll never be wrong if we enforce it” position.

    What a terrible company.

  115. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    April 10, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    If people get to stream Hatred when it comes out but anyone gets banned for this, fuck Twitch.

  116. Psichaos
    Psichaos
    April 11, 2015 at 5:08 am

    “Per our rules regarding sexually explicit acts or content, the sexually suggestive scenes in this game should not be the focus of your stream”

    “Focus,” huh. So it’s totally fine if so long as I focus on the game play elements and it just so happens there are suggestive scenes involved, but that isn’t the main focus of the stream. Also, “should not” is awfully passive when before it was zero tolerance for Senran Kagura. Of course, it sure seems the idiots enforcing Twitch rules actually thought SK was a porn VN at first, so maybe it was a mistake on their part. If that was the case, how about researching the damn game before you blanket ban it because of SJW outrage?

  117. Alistair
    Alistair
    April 11, 2015 at 6:01 am

    I don’t think complex I use they are easy to read, just 1 word “hate” they hate all games, with or with-out sexual themes.

    They hate mario because of the “saving of a woman tropes in games” etc etc.

    In fact I make a rule when it comes to SJWs I don’t listen to them with their verbal-shits.

    & Just think thank god they not my friend.

  118. DJPlace
    DJPlace
    April 11, 2015 at 6:13 am

    sorry i’m calling fucking bull shit. sure you allow akiba’s trip but not this. i would say this just focus on the god damn fighting now the girls in the dressing dicking around and shit. bull shit is what i call it.

  119. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    April 11, 2015 at 7:15 am

    When i said SJW’s are complex i was being sarcastic.
    Clearly what these people are about is hate,hate everything and everyone that disagrees and think different than they do.

  120. Ninjagai
    Ninjagai
    April 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    So, I can stream this game, but the moment the girls inevitably lose their clothes (which happens when someone loses), your account is banned? What?

  121. Exare
    Exare
    April 12, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Pfffft. This is ridiculous. Twitch has gone downhill since Amazon bought them, they’ve ruined it with all this censoring. I thought marking your channel for mature audiences was good enough. Next you won’t be able to swear even with the disclosure. I say it’s time to find a new streaming service.

  122. Zac Lee Martin
    Zac Lee Martin
    April 12, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Streaming interactive softcore pr0n, basically all the game really is, is what they don’t want. Don’t make up excuses for this game. Just go fap to something stop watching others play. It’s weird.

  123. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    April 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Whelp looks like I’ll be deleting my twitch account then. I don’t suffer censorship lightly.

  124. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    April 12, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Then they better start suing the entire internet. Because kids nowadays can get porn just by googling it. This entire world is just filled with a bunch of lazy hypocrites.

  125. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    April 12, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    That’s a good idea make an 18+ option to satisfy best of both worlds.

  126. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    April 12, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Lazy hypocrites one and all.

  127. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    April 12, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Why bother even doing that when porn is readily accessible on the internet in places like twitter and facebook.

  128. 49erWildCat_Sean
    49erWildCat_Sean
    April 12, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    LMAO! They Ban Perverted Games!

  129. BeerySwine
    BeerySwine
    April 17, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Because violence is good and sex is bad. Make war, not love!

  130. Gamergalforgals
    Gamergalforgals
    April 18, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    But ultra realistic violence is ok, and sexually suggestive scenes between cartoon characters is not? Very hypocritical

  131. Phobro
    Phobro
    April 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    No.

  132. Kaboom
    Kaboom
    June 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    … Am I the only one that’s thinking “Where did that picture come from in the game?”? Seriously, how do you do that? Never heard of that happening.

  133. Carl SpiceyWeiner
    Carl SpiceyWeiner
    July 19, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Preach it