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Twitch Takes Up Cat Herding With Ban On PlayStation 4′s Playroom

PlayStation 4 has an optional camera accessory, games that use that camera, and the option to stream any game live to the Internet via the popular gaming video service Twitch. Firs... More PlayStation 4 has an optional camera accessory, games that use that camera, and the option to stream any game live to the Internet via the popular gaming video service Twitch. First, Twitch was banning individual users for inappropriate video content and comments in their livestreams. Now it has removed The Playroom, the fun PlayStation Camera demo game bundled with every PS4, from its directory. Twitch’s terms of service explicitly say it’s only for game content, and I can’t think of a less bad option for dealing with users who ignore that. A Twitch spokesperson said content is “always gauged on a case by case basis” according to those terms. A “majority” of users streaming The Playroom were using it for “non-gaming related” content, according to a company statement. Less

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