Twitch Banned Yandere Simulator Due To Underage Violence And Sexual Harassment
Yandere Simulator
(Last Updated On: February 13, 2017)

The developer of Yandere Simulator finally received a response from Twich after hounding them for more than a year, seeking an explanation as to why the game was banned from the streaming service. In today’s increasingly censorship-heavy social media culture, a lot of big sites are operated by what most people refer to as “Social Justice Warriors”. These people enact double standards and loose rules of censorship on their platforms to block out or censor content they feel is “bad”, similar to how Twitter targeted and suspended conservatives on nebulous grounds, or how Reddit put in a block filter to prevent posts from The_Donald sub from making it to the front page.

In the case of Twitch and Yandere Simulator, they finally responded to the developer and gave him a bullet list of reasons why the game was banned from the service, as seen below.

The developer made a video highlighting how he could easily make changes to some of these features if it’s oh-so-necessary (and he’s already done so in some cases, as acknowledged in the post by Twitch). However,  the developer also points out that some of these reasons are incorrect, such as the fact that you don’t have to kill people to progress in the game, and there is no nudity in the game since it’s obscured.

He also points out that the intent of the gameplay is not to sexually harass people or even commit violent acts. Certain options are simply left available for players to explore, not unlike Hitman or GTA. The real giveaway, however, is that Twitch decided to use an anti-gaming website as a source to back up their position, citing an interview from Vice, a website known to push the SJW agenda, and have repeatedly and continually published easily debunkable falsehoods about things such as #GamerGate. Vice is also known to have run to the defense of Zoe Quinn, who runs Crash Override Network, and despite actually being engaged in an organization that has provably conducted targeted harassment and doxing, as revealed by the Crash Override Network leaks, Vice has still covered for Quinn.

Later on Twitch reveals why they won’t be unbanning Yandere Simulator for the time being, and suggest that he re-submit the game to them for review after he gets rated by the ESRB and after the game is done and complete, with the formal letter from the Twitch community team stating…

“While we acknowledge other titles may have some of these elements, Yandere Simulator was in early development, signaling these first elements of gameplay were core mechanics and themes. As the game is still in active development, there may have been more characteristics added since the title was last reviewed and future features may be added which would further violate our Community Guidelines. Unfortunately, we are not prepared to commit to ongoing, comprehensive re-evaluations during game development. It’s a moving target we do not feel comfortable revisiting until the game is more complete, especially given the circumstances of the initial suspension.

 

In the future, as Yandere Simulator becomes feature complete, we would be happy to review it again. We also encourage you to seek a rating from the ESRB for additional guidance.”

They also mention over on their community guidelines page that the focus of games can’t be gratuitous or extreme violence or nudity or sexual content, otherwise the content/stream/game will be banned.

The video makes a good point that even with Twitch’s response (which arrived 13 months after the ban of Yandere Simulator and millions of views from videos and articles discussing Twitch’s silence on the ban) it doesn’t explain why a game like Conan Exiles is allowed but a game like the censored Steam version of HuniePop isn’t allowed.

It’s a good example given that if Twitch uses the patch/mod excuse – a game that could be modded to include nudity is prohibited – then they would also have to prohibit games like Black Desert Online, TERA Online, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Senran Kagura (again), since all of those games can also be modded to include nudity. This also doesn’t explain why they would still allow Conan Exiles when it doesn’t require a nudity patch, it just has blatant outright nudity right in the vanilla version of the game itself.

No matter how you cut the custard, there truly is a double standard of policy enforcement going on.

SJWs have defended Twitch by saying that it’s their platform and they can do what they want. They used a similar excuse when N4G was banning pro-#GamerGate articles while allowing some anti-#GamerGate articles.

For now, the Yandere Dev will simply let the decision slide. Yandere Simulator is estimated to be about two years out from completion, and so once it’s feature complete he has plans on re-submitting it for evaluation to Twitch to see if they change their minds. Unless the SJWs from the moderation staff are removed or gain a pittance of self-awareness, it’s doubtful that they’ll change their minds.


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  • Twitch are hypocrites.

  • Alistair

    Speaking of pandering i had got advice from a mod that got issue with me over at sillicornera.

    She said opposite what pandering means she quoted pandering to people to let that new twist in bomberman. And she got butthurt that i mention that pandering is the other way around.

    It quite clear what that site is becoming.

    • Disqusted

      Soros’ billions are very attractive. Or contagious. Like ebola.

  • Alistair

    I bought my last game from Amazon, thank god it not Amazon themselves. As sellers use Amazon as a gateway.

    A ps2 game dead cheap, till Amazon tell twitch to grow a pair & Not being a SJW streaming it should be fair and balance that how it should be done.
    Then i make sure it not Amazon goods like prime that i shall boycott.

    No exception to the rule, if twitch have a grudge about nudity GTA Should be banned and god of wall full nips on display.

    And they banned steam cover boobs, is a fucking joke, twitch is a fucking joke. SJWs that “Needs” Pandering is a fucking joke.

    • Disqusted

      Amazon is owned by the same guy who treats employees like shit and has been trying to destroy Trump because Trump is getting in the way of his exploiting workers. If I recall correctly, he owns the Washington Post, master of Fake News.

  • EroBotan

    I really think people should stop being moderate & talking to SJWs. These SJWs never compromise and will only accept win-lose solution. Being moderate will only means we lose more of our freedom.

  • MONAD

    Well it’s about fucking time. While Yandere Sim might not be my particular cup of tea, it shouldn’t prevent people from finding some kind of weird enjoyment from it.

    The reasoning is dubious at best, considering that as Billy D said in the article, other games could be modded to include nudity. If this had been a game developed by an SJW dev, I highly doubt that it’d be getting this much attention. Double standards like this make me not like Twitch very much anymore.

    • Disqusted

      Look up Twitch’s “remove horror” scandal and behold their long history of double standards.

  • Disqusted

    Yeah, I saw that video already. I still think Twitch is full of shit, because they have a record for being such, and because they’re so blatantly inconsistent.

  • Rautaputki

    I hope YandereDev will not change the game too much from now on just so that Twitch might accept it into their service someday based on Twitch’s arbitrary rules.

    • Disqusted

      I hope Twitch crashes and burns.

    • Smug

      He has yet to make the fucking game tho

      Too bad he has no real talent and act just like sycophant ideas guy

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if Yandev starts censoring his game for more Patreonbux and a spot on Twitch. He has a record, after all.

  • The real giveaway, however, is that Twitch decided to use an anti-gaming website as a source to back up their position, citing an interview from Vice, a website known to push the SJW agenda

    Indeed. One way of getting an idea of someone’s ideology is to look at the sources they cite for their claims.

    Therefore it’s no surprise that Twitch cited Vice. In the same way feminists cite The Guardian or The Mary Sue.

    SJWs have defended Twitch by saying that it’s their platform and they can do what they want.

    Well isn’t that a fucking shock?

    It’s exactly like when developers censor female skin in video games. SJWs then claim it’s not censorship by saying that it’s the developer’s game and they can do what they want with it. Despite SJWs and the SJW media being the ones who shamed, pressured, harassed and hounded the developers into doing it.

    Parasites.

    Yandere Simulator is estimated to be about two years out from
    completion, and so once it’s feature complete he has plans on re-submitting it for evaluation to Twitch to see if they change their minds.

    He may as well not bother. Twitch has clearly shown that they’re biased against his game, the aspects of it and it depicts. If he really wants to get it onto Twitch he’s going to have to make some massive changes to it that would probably go against the main principles of the game.

    An alternative to Twitch needs to be set up, because right now when it comes to video game streaming, they’re holding most of the monopoly. And that basically allows them to do anything they want without losing money. That streaming service is so fucking SJW-ridden.

    • Disqusted

      It’s clear SJWs bitched about the game and got it banned to begin with, of course they’re going to say “it’s their platform they can do what they want” after bullying them into doing what SJWs want. Hypocrite shits.

    • AceOfAces_Mod

      No wonder they don’t enforce their rules but they enforce double standards. Shuts down an SJW streamer for breaking the rules, they scream till the ears bleed. A game they don’t like is allowed to stream, they ready their pitchforks. I’m getting sick of them.