Censored Gaming Gets Censored By YouTube
(Last Updated On: November 6, 2016)

Censored Gaming recently received a community content strike from YouTube after people reported the video game censorship channel to the YouTube community team.

Some content on the channel is being labeled as “porn” and has been censored from YouTube. This was made public after the outlet posted up about the community strike via Twitter.

Censored Gaming also posted up images of the community strike and the guideline that it points to that the channel violated, both of which can be viewed below.

As the first image describes, the strike was handed out for Censored Gaming’s video entitled “Japanese Version of Mafia III Censors Sex Scenes & Nipples”. YouTube removed the video from online and handed out a community strike for it.

The video showcased the differences between the North American and Japanese version of Mafia III, and the censorship that was applied to the Japanese version.

The news is kind of odd given that there’s a previous video on Censored Gaming’s channel showing some of the sexually explicit moments in Mafia III and explaining what would likely not appear in the Japanese version of the game. It’s obviously not safe for work.

YouTube, however, censored the actual comparison video between the Japanese and North American versions by removing it and giving a community strike to Censored Gaming.

The comparison videos on the channel have been quite popular from Censored Gaming, as it’s really the only outlet online that sedulously does side-by-side censorship comparisons in video format between lots of different games released in various regions.

Despite the fact that people are being informed and educated about regional censorship, YouTube considered the video to be either “pornographic” or “sexually provocative”. Unfortunately they didn’t detail the exact nature of why they censored Censored Gaming’s video, but only that it broke their nudity and sexual content community guidelines.

Three community strikes within three months will result in the account being permanently terminated, as mentioned on the Google community guidelines page.

Some people mentioned in the Twitter feed that it was likely the title of the video that earned it a trip to censorship lane, and that the videos may have to be titled less explicitly.

The video, however, was no different than other content on Censored Gaming channel, which focuses mostly on the differences between censored and uncensored versions of different games. You can see what some of the content is like below.

Others also pointed out that there are far more explicit videos still on YouTube that have not been censored, taken down or hit with a community strike, and this has led some people to believe that this was likely the work of trolls attempting to get Censored Gaming’s channel taken down.

After reaching out to Censored Gaming, it was mentioned that they have already attempted to appeal the strike against the channel, but they have not heard back from YouTube or Google’s community team as of the writing of this article.

I also reached out to YouTube for comment regarding the censoring of Censored Gaming’s video and the community strike against the channel, and if they decide to respond the article will be updated accordingly.

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  • This is horse-shit behaviour from Google/SJWTube yet again. Probably due to the result of some SJWs planned targeting of the channel via false flag spamming. Or some sensitive butthurt millennial bumping into the channel by mistake. Or of course, the Heroes thing and biased YT staff.

    Censorship is getting utterly ridiculous now though, whether that be in politics, video games, cosplay, comics, sexual jokes (only against women of course), advertising, magazines, board games, Tech, etc.

    If only gamers could generate the same level as pushback/anger as they did against ZillianOP (remember him Billy? =D).

    • If only gamers could generate the same level as pushback/anger as they did against ZillianOP (remember him Billy? =D).

      Yeah but money was on the line and people felt ripped off. Gamers have to be prudential with their finances, which is why they get so pissed when they pre-order a game for $60 and then realize the media didn’t do jackspit to warn them that it was a stinker beforehand.

  • Alistair

    The ultimate censorship getting banned, the SJWs really Really getting rille up.

    That sex and nudity guidelines is a cop out because there are sex comedy films & short film of pussy, old foreign sex films on YouTube.

    There too are don’t consider as porn. But only censored gaming. If censored gaming goes down.

    It means censorship doesn’t exist because it the only channel that discussion of censorship in video games.

    And these fucking cunts that tries to shut it down are fucking wankers. Another slice of freedom of speech dies.

    • I find it funny how fictional violence in video games which involves humans getting shot in the head, decapitated, burnt alive, electrocuted, tortured, limbs ripped off, bones broken, etc. gets praised and no-one really bats an eyelid.

      But the moment a fictional woman in a video game shows a bit cleavage it’s an immediate global outrage.

    • Nick

      Those old foreign films keep getting suggested to me! I don’t even like them and yet they keep getting in the top of my recommended list! Occasionally I’ll click on whatever YouTube is trying to force me to watch just to see why it was recommended, and as you say, some of the films have full frontal nudity in them and they are full length movies, and YouTube let’s it stay up.

      However, if you post up an anime video that has partial nudity, YouTube will give you a strike. There was a fight scene of Ninja Scroll, and in one brief scene her tunic thing lifts up and you can see her butt and panties, the guy had to censor it and reupload the video due to a strike he got about it since it flashed her butt for a brief second.

      There are also war videos up, one of which shows a man getting blown up by a grenade and another of a man getting shot in the head with a high powered sniper rifle, and both of those can stay up… so the question is this-

      Graphic violence and real life nudity with full length movies is okay, but not video game and anime nudity?

      • Alistair

        Those war vids are from films or real life tragedy. If it the latter then YouTube is a sick and twisted fuckers that slate cartoon and video games over real nudity and graphic violence.

        I want to know what google mindset really is. but coming from regression lefts SJWs I know they are liers, and nasty.

        I think someone should ask google a question, are fictional characters more important then real humans? and see what you get.

  • bob

    This is getting ridiculous. minds dot com is the best alternative. We need to make minds trend on twitter.

  • TT

    It’s kind of pathetic that a channel that has consistently talked about censorship(not just sexual ones) and trying to inform people is being censored in such a heavy handed way. Then again, with all the corruption in the games media, maybe CG is seen as a threat, which means they must be doing something right that the media hates, which makes me want to support them all the more.

    • TT

      also, Youtube can just burn down with Twitter and Facebook for all I care

  • Hawk Hopper

    Some people mentioned in the Twitter feed that it was likely the title of the video that earned it a trip to censorship lane, and that the videos may have to be titled less explicitly.

    People also mentioned all the pornographic stuff on YouTube. They linked to hard cock YT vids and stuff.

    It’s always been apparent that stuff like that comes through (pun intended), but stuff like Censored Gaming gets hit. It’s very strange.

    It would seem like titles, tags, etc wouldn’t matter nearly as much as actual content, besides that it’s probably way easier for YT’s algorithm or whatever to look at titles.

    I hoped Censored Gaming is alright because they do extremely important work.

    • I hope Censored Gaming comes through alright, too. They’re doing the kind of work we can’t trust traditional media to do. A lot of it is passed off under the Liberal veil of “conspiracy theories” and “it’s only censorship when the government does it”, which is out and out nonsense.

      If it was an algorithm that hit the video it’s odd because, as you mention, there are a ton of videos on YouTube with millions of views that could be classified as pornography. If it’s a human team behind the issue then it’s selective censorship of the worst kind.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Youtube has become such garbage.

    • HeroTube.

      Glad I abandoned that place the moment they pulled crap.

      • C G Saturation

        It’s still a thing? Yuck.