Yandere Simulator is Banned From Twitch


The list of prohibited games from the popular streaming service is growing ever larger, as Yandere Sim joins its ranks.

This particular case is rather head scratching for two reasons.

For starters, their has yet to be reason given as to why the game was banned and secondly, this decision was done quietly and without informing the developer of their decision, and that he only learned of the decision through a friend.

The developer is hoping to get into contact with Twitch, in hopes of getting an actual reason on why the game was banned from the website.

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Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie


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  1. TheCynicalReaper
    January 22, 2016 at 7:48 am

    It’s the kiddnapping thing, probably.
    Or mock suicide.
    Or murder of innocents.
    Or sexual obsession with stalking Senpai.
    Or stalking.
    It could be any of these, but we all know the real reason it was banned

  2. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    January 22, 2016 at 7:51 am

    And yet Mortal Kombat X is still allowed.

  3. Zack
    January 22, 2016 at 7:52 am

    The guy at Twitch in charge of deciding what gets banned and what doesn’t probably didn’t get noticed by senpai…

  4. Jack
    January 22, 2016 at 7:53 am

    More violent than Hatred™

  5. Belmont1
    January 22, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I have two theories.
    First : because reasons.
    Second : because you know, people can’t think for themselves, you have to tell them what is right to see, and what is not. Because obviously gamers can’t differenciate games from reality, so it’s bad for the integrity of the whole planet.

  6. Nani Sore
    Nani Sore
    January 22, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Well thanks for hypocrisy and double standards …srsly twitch.

  7. PenguinPlayer
    January 22, 2016 at 8:06 am

    “but we all know the real reason it was banned”

    Twitch admin got molested by japanese girls wearing sailor uniforms when he was a kid?

  8. Maciej Bącal
    Maciej Bącal
    January 22, 2016 at 8:08 am

    no, this game makes you vote Trump

  9. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    January 22, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Of course it is.

  10. Immahnoob
    January 22, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Obviously, Yandere Simulator is an AO game, so it won’t be allowed on the same basis as Hatred.


  11. Mr0303
    January 22, 2016 at 8:12 am

    As expected Twitch acts as a gatekeeper of what should be considered games. Unfortunately for them this will summon the spirit of Streisand.

  12. Nagato
    January 22, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Should’ve been expected after Huniepop and Hatred; can’t allow games from devs that don’t aren’t SJW-approved.

  13. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    January 22, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Because it portrays women in a way that the narrative doesn’t like?

  14. Immahnoob
    January 22, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Pretty much, how dare they go against PC-culture? How dare they make their own games HOW they want and put effort into them?

    Fucking cishets.

  15. Gillman
    January 22, 2016 at 8:23 am


  16. Immahnoob
    January 22, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Or there’s some ideological bias on Twitch, since Huniepop and Hatred can’t be streamed either…

  17. SpecialK
    January 22, 2016 at 8:36 am

    AAA game Mortal Kombat showcasing crushing a dude’s genitals or ripping out a heart to drink it? Just fine.

    Indie game Yandere Simulator with a girl hackin’ people up? Nah, brah, banned because, um, we can’t say why.

    -Twitch.TV Standards, 2016.

  18. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    January 22, 2016 at 8:37 am

    There are no standarts for whats popular.
    That much we all should know by now.

  19. koreawut
    January 22, 2016 at 8:52 am

    But … wouldn’t that make Twitch admin more open to Japanese girls in games on Twitch?

  20. koreawut
    January 22, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Sorry, half of the Trump voters are actually going to be Dems who are sick of Obama but also unwilling to accept a legitimate Republican president. They’re going to do the best they can to show the worst possible face of the GOP so we can get back to “normal”. :P

  21. koreawut
    January 22, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Yay another reason to ban Twitch from my brain. Actually, until this post I’d forgotten it existed. :D

  22. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    January 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I can almost hear Rev weep.

  23. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 22, 2016 at 9:24 am

    When you look at the list of games banned, you notice a pretty obvious trend. Outside of maybe two or so games, everything is clearly japanese or japanese-inspired.

    Though I do find it absolutely hilarious that Criminal Girls is on the list. All that work “localizing” the game so that people wouldn’t be offended by it is wasted since the concept alone puts off anyone who wasn’t going to buy it to begin with. Who would have thought?

  24. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 22, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I’m sure if someone wanted to they could go on twitch and stream themselves doing the sex minigame from God of War and then pissing on anything and everything in Postal 2 for hours on end with no ban in sight.

  25. Noah Howard
    Noah Howard
    January 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

    *sighs* Where’s my list of websites not to support?

  26. tetrisdork
    January 22, 2016 at 9:50 am

    You missed the joke, I think. A GOP strategist said that Trump is attracting single men who whack off to anime. Which is an insult to me, since I was going to probably vote 3rd party in November.

  27. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    January 22, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Who actually cares about Twitch?

  28. Evropi
    January 22, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Did you just unironically confess to wanking to anime? What the fuck man…

  29. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    January 22, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Well, I don’t really use Twitch so screw that website. If Youtube begins being a bitch, though…

  30. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    January 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Twitch sucks anyway so no big loss.

  31. MusouTensei
    January 22, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I’m very bothered with his statement that he would like to know what exactly is the problem and what he can do to get the game back on Twitch, aka censor something in favor of this garbage website. If he really does that, my support is over.

  32. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    January 22, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Don’t worry dev-guy, your project won’t be on Twitch but thanks to their retarded double-standard policy you are about to get a massive amount of (free) publicity in every single site that covers this retarded move~.

  33. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    January 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

    They banned Huniepop? What was the excuse? I thought the game was pretty much tame~.

  34. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    January 22, 2016 at 11:01 am

    It’s just racism, at this point. Japan gets the shaft because people are fucking dunces~.

  35. dogmentation
    January 22, 2016 at 11:06 am

    They may have blocked Yandere Simulator, but have they blocked…Lovesick? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  36. alterku
    January 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Let’s not forget the SJW influence on MKX itself, reducing the “assets” of all the female kombatants.

  37. Pooh Hardy
    Pooh Hardy
    January 22, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Don’t worry, as soon as the name change happens, twitch will have to find out the change from a frie- oh wait twitch has no friends

    twitch is a lil bitch

  38. Black Kitty
    Black Kitty
    January 22, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Wow, fucking stupid.

  39. Envy Noson
    Envy Noson
    January 22, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Keep in mind Outlast is still allowed on twitch.

  40. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    January 22, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Shit, that was one gangsta ass neighborhood.

  41. Obbliglol
    January 22, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I literally don’t give a fuck about Twitch at all, but unfairness really, really bothers me. Apparently the vidya media isn’t satisfied with just mocking Japanese games, now it’s ok to just ban them outright (because of their “Japaneseness”.

    Get back to me when Bayonetta is banned from Twitch.

  42. tetrisdork
    January 22, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Joking! Besides, I do not care what people do in regards to sex or wanking.

    BTW, article in question.

  43. Kiryu
    January 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Ban,Censor is all i hear nowadays,what great progress society made…

  44. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    January 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    How’s that sjw influence not everything has to be sexy

  45. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    January 22, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    And this isn’t even made by Jap devs. Does everyone just have something out for games done in an anime style? I mean, how the hell is GTA ok, but not this?

  46. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    January 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Well, it’s not a Japanese made game. But I guess everyone just hates Japan being in games? Or maybe the art style? I have no idea at this point.

  47. inquisitormcsagington
    January 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    As far as I am aware there’s no sexual content in this game (unlike the Witcher which can be streamed) No super extreme violence (ala Mortal Kombat,Gears of War, etc et fucking cetera) or anything more psychologically disturbing than Silent Hill…or Rule of Rose

    So is this just Twitch being cunts? Yes, yes it is.

    remember-unless you yourself control the streaming service, the game development or the publishing house, trust NO ONE in the games industry.

  48. alterku
    January 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm


  49. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    January 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Don’t we all?

    Screw 3D. 2D is best!

  50. GreyAlarm
    January 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Lol fagets

  51. evilmajikman
    January 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    It’s pretty clear they changed it to appease the whiners. If you remember in the story mode, there’s a scene where Sonya even has a little SJW rant about there not being any women in the Lin Kuei. Even though… You know. Frost is in the Lin Kuei, making Sonya look like a total asshat like SJW’s usually do.

  52. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    January 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    The culture, I know this isn’t a Japanese game (as in, developed by a Japanese studio) but it revolves entirely around the Japanese culture~.

  53. scemar
    January 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Wait, what?

    Twitch is no stranger to retarded moves but at least in the past it seemed to have had some consistently retarded logic.

    This game isn’t japanese.
    Or fanservicey.

    But maybe now just being anime-ish is enough to get banned from twitch?

  54. Testy
    January 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I bet some people were using the patched version on stream, either knowingly or unknowingly.

  55. Ubrokemygrill?
    January 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Good. Twitch is absolute cancer ran by hypocritical morons. People will take their business elsewhere.

  56. Alistair
    January 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Boobies, lolis, Japanese games not allowed.

    Western games fully expose boobies, extreme violence is allowed yes indeed a hidden agenda to discredit Japanese Devs.

    If it not western it not getting on. Since Amazon bought twitch this who-ha is more frequent.

  57. blackice85
    January 22, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    There’s another important factor, this is a very small-time game (just the one guy if I’m not mistaken). In other words, he doesn’t have the money or influence the big studios have.

  58. blackice85
    January 22, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    They’re also mostly small studios, not big ones with gobs of money. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence though.

  59. deadeye
    January 22, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Honestly though, I don’t think the characters have looked any better. They look fantastic, even if they have reduced assets.

    Personally, I thought Sonya’s MK9 outfit was just goofy.

    Although her original “80’s workout video” look was the goofiest of them all.

  60. Nivek Sirrah
    Nivek Sirrah
    January 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    No idea why, I was playing the steam version and was told to stop or have my account get temp suspended. something about not being able to play games whos “content revolve around sex” or some such. though that’s silly because it revolves around a dang color matching game…

  61. Nivek Sirrah
    Nivek Sirrah
    January 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Because we can’t make girls look bad. A girl that is a stalker and murderer? no no we can’t have that….

  62. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    January 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I was watching a GTA game, 4 or 5 (I think the former) on twitch, and I remember seeing an NPC’s willy during a cutscene. Literally the whole thing. Nothing was hidden, and his long meaty dingus was dangling. I knew that if it got erect, it would stand tall, but anyway. I PERSONALLY felt disappointed with myself, to see that a collection of polygons/triangles possessed a bigger johnson than myself. I was just wondering to myself why couldn’t this character have a shaft that was representative of the average size? I honestly thought it was a dick move for the developers to portray a man like that. It’s a shame that objectification of men like that is prohibited on Twitch, but something as non controversial as a high school girl (whom is in her second year which is 16 years old) gets blocked from Twitch.

  63. sanic
    January 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    The strange thing is the twitch list of banned games didn’t have senran kagura on it, when did that change?

  64. No_Good_Names_Ever
    January 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    They looked into the abyss that are Yanderechans weeb eyes and twitched…

  65. S0ldier
    January 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    In GTA you don’t see high schoolers being killed in the school, nor have you sexualized violence there.
    It’s obvious that Twitch didn’t like mixing sexuality, underage and extreme violence.

  66. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    January 22, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    There’s plenty of sexualized violence. Buy a hooker, and kill her. Censoring is wrong, and there’s no justifying it. And it’s also a video game, it’s not real. If children can die, be raped and involved in mature story lines on tv or in the movies, games should be no different. It really makes no sense.

  67. S0ldier
    January 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    You think Japan is being stigmatized? Haha. It’s not the case. The truth is, virtually only Japanese (or aficionados of their style) make perverted games.

  68. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    January 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Yeah, we never make perverted games. We only have perverted tv shows, movies, music and just about everything else.

  69. S0ldier
    January 22, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Twitch is a private company and probably they don’t want to be seen as propagators of sexualized violence towards underaged people.
    I wouldn’t censor anything, if you ask me, but I understand their move.

    Buying a hooker and killing her isn’t something that GTA revolves around (while murdering defenseless students is a prominent feature in Yandere Simulator). And it’s not too brutal (really, those new games from the series should get some 16+ rating). And, finally, it isn’t about pubescent people.

  70. S0ldier
    January 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Yep, so when a perverted game comes out, people will give it flak.
    Probably because there it’s you who control murderers/perverts, it’s more controversial.

  71. Deus Solaris
    Deus Solaris
    January 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I’t sickening to see that every big social and gaming platform are all a bunch of progressive fucktards

  72. Deus Solaris
    Deus Solaris
    January 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    yeah when I heard their excuse “we want to make the game to be realistic so we are putting more realistic proportions on females” lol realism? seriously? MK? also what happens to all the guys with huge muscles?

  73. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    January 22, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I almost wish I used Twitch so that I could boycott it in protest. Alas…

  74. Tubsiwub
    January 22, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    C’mon twitch… sex is always more fun than violence. Drop the soccer mom act.

  75. Thanatos2k
    January 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    After Twitch got bought and ruined, why did people keep using it?

  76. Thanatos2k
    January 22, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Twitch sold out, they didn’t use to be like this. Alas….

  77. MusouTensei
    January 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm


  78. MusouTensei
    January 22, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Yeah that was in 4, it had me in stitches that they actually went that far, kinda disappointed R* didn’t had the balls to do it again in 5, Trevor pulls his pants down often enough.

  79. koreawut
    January 22, 2016 at 8:28 pm


    Well, since I am not really worried about US politics ever since I moved–I’m more concerned about whether the country I live now will soon be run but an admitted killer of thousands–I didn’t catch that.

    I still hold my theory to be true, even if it’s misplaced.

  80. scemar
    January 23, 2016 at 1:21 am

    GTA pays big bucks to twitch, as does other AAA game, they even get featured on the frontpage and all.

  81. inquisitormcsagington
    January 23, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Exactly-suppose a company like say, Activision, bought out a game with a hard sexual element that was integral to the game.
    Do you really think Twitch would ban it?
    No. Because imagine if Activision took the huff and took all their games off to say Youtube gaming.
    Bang goes ad revenue for twitch from WoW or Overwatch etc.
    And let’s not even get started on what would happen if Capcom, heart of the FGC decided to say ‘fuck twitch’…

  82. Alistair
    January 23, 2016 at 4:38 am

    We can’t have girls look sexy, we can’t have girls look weak.

    SJWs book: 1001 code of conduct, called 1001 of what not acceptable.

  83. Alistair
    January 23, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Yes all that spin of Why we have to self censored because it would get AO that twitch feel so much if it wasn’t censored, & our target audience would took a hit.

    Feel the wrath of the SJWs, twitch wouldn’t want it on they platform.

    All that censoring in the end still people get upset about it. Twitch put it on their banned list.

    It feels like their have too for the sake of it.

    Like everytime SJWs wakes up, what can I criticism today.

    Edit: their views are so narrow minded.

  84. Alistair
    January 23, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Yes it a odd one that but I said in other post if its a Japanese quirky game then it more likely to….

    A. Get censored.

    B. Not allow on twich.

    But western games will fully expose Breasts & Witcher had a lot of these can be allowed but quirky title like senran can be allowed but very limited of what it can show.

    It reeks of double standards & need to be called out everytime.

  85. AnarKreig
    January 23, 2016 at 8:22 am

    This is just one of the many reasons I refuse to take advantage of their premium services and got adblock enabled on their site.

  86. Alistair
    January 23, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Just wrote a email to Amazon telling them how I feel & be boycotting the online store.

    Plus havn’t reset my Pword since twitch was hacked & wont be resetting any time soon.

    For direct contact UK residents the phone number is…..

    0800 496 1081.

    If I get a response I let you know.

    I think it’s double standards when you can buy Ecchi games via Japanese import or senran kagura uncensored NA version but not allowed to stream them.

  87. Nonscpo
    January 23, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Lame ;_;

  88. snugdarkly
    January 24, 2016 at 6:24 am

    And I’ve effectively banned myself from using Twitch, or at least I did when I learned that Senran Kagura wasn’t allowed.

  89. Meittimies
    January 24, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Twitch seems to have a weird hatred towards anime games. Good thing Yandere Simulator is already a huge thing on youtube (thanks to folks like PewDiePie playing it) so at least its ass is covered there.

  90. morzinbo
    January 24, 2016 at 11:32 am

    All the west does is make ultraviolent games.
    SEX = BAD

  91. morzinbo
    January 24, 2016 at 11:34 am

    That’s a nice game you’ve got there. It’d be a shame if someone were to…ban it from twitch…

  92. S0ldier
    January 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    But mixing it… Sexual themed violence feels perverted, don’t you think?

  93. morzinbo
    January 27, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I don’t think sexual themed violence feels perverted. Everyone has their own tastes. The only truly perverted thing here is the message Twitch admins are sending about how they handles things that trigger them.

  94. S0ldier
    January 29, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    If it were a photorealistic children raping and mutilating simulator, nobody would complain about the ban. Why? “Everyone has their own tastes”. But you know, Twitch doesn’t want to be associated with controversial things and it’s their decision. And hell, sexualized dead bodies of adolescents are controversial.

  95. morzinbo
    January 29, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I don’t even get what your point is. I feel like you’re verbally spamming me.

  96. S0ldier
    January 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    The point is that it’s their business and they can do what they want. And it’s perfectly obvious why they ban the game. It seems messed up as hell.

  97. morzinbo
    January 31, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    it’s not perfectly obvious why they banned the game, otherwise the creator of the game would know why it was banned. this game seems messed up to you but going around killing people in GTA, CoD, FO4, and most of the other big name games seems ok to you? do you even understand what you’re saying?

  98. S0ldier
    January 31, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    In those games you have a better motivation for killing. And it isn’t done in pair with perverted acts.
    The context greatly matters. In Hatred we got an as.shole that murders innocent people. That is perceived negatively, but if both sides have weapons, like in CoD, it’s not controversial at all. You can’t equal one killing to another.

  99. morzinbo
    February 1, 2016 at 12:52 am

    What about GTA, where you get to bang prostitutes and kill innocent people too?

  100. S0ldier
    February 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Banging isn’t bad per se, and killing innocent people? I’m not sure, I didn’t play many GTA games but in those which I played innocent people were just a part of the background, killing them wasn’t a prominent game mechanic.

  101. morzinbo
    February 1, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    So if this game was about banging young chicks then it would be ok, since banging isn’t bad. Gotcha. Even though you argue against it, you’re into some pretty perverted stuff, huh? :^)

  102. S0ldier
    February 2, 2016 at 2:29 am

    I wouldn’t endorse a game about banging, that being said it would be more cheesy than psychotic. By “bad” I meant “evil”, by the way.