It’s the end of the line for those provocative Twitch streams as it seems that Twitch is hell bent on banning any and everyone who likes showing off some skin in their streams. Personally, I think it’s a good call especially since Twitch is a streaming service for games, games that are played by not just adults and teenagers but by children as well. Also least anyone forgets, Amazon now owns Twitch and you can bet that it’s Amazon who is at the helm of this “clean-up.” Twitch is basically Amazon’s “YouTube” and they’re going to move heaven and hell to get it into a competitor that it needs to be. However, it seems there are some who don’t think that Twitch’s new policy is fair and that it’s a violation of their rights. Excuse, I’m sorry but that’s just nonsense. Why do you want to show tits and ass on a game streaming site? To boost subscribers and numbers? Well to that I counter that if your stream isn’t good enough to warrant viewers then there is something else wrong and showing some skin while might be the easiest answer, especially if you’re not bad on the eyes, isn’t the best answer. That’s not to say that there aren’t any good channels on Twitch that are damned good and also use “sexy’ as a selling point, there’s a several that I know of and are very well done. Trust me folks I’m not going to lie to you about this but there’s a time and place for all this and Twitch isn’t the place to live out your soft porn fantasies or on the flip side of the coin it isn’t the place to let you viewers live out theirs. There are so many channels when the damned camera is so focused on the chest of the person streaming that the content isn’t even looked at and how can you when someone is purposely squaring the camera at their breasts? Really? And you wonder why Twitch is doing this now? I’m actually surprised that Twitch isn’t retroactively removing videos on the same merit, though that might be something that will come down the line.
Dress… Appropriately! Nerds are sexy, and you’re all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let’s try and keep this about the games, shall we? Wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing – including lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments — is prohibited, as well as any full nude torsos, which applies to both male and female broadcasters. You may have a great six-pack, but that’s better shared on the beach during a 2-on-2 volleyball game blasting “Playing with the Boys.” We sell t-shirts, and those are always acceptable. #Kappa
But before I start getting the hate letters coming in, let me ask a simple question. Is the reason you watch Twitch for the streams, for the game event coverage and for the specialized channels that do guides and provide information for the games you enjoy? Or is it, was it for the soft-porn? And if it was for the later, well you’re going to have to find somewhere else to do that since Twitch and Amazon have officially put that on lock down and for better or worse it is what it is. What do you, the fans, think about this? Is Twitch in the right here or could this have been handled differently? (We didn’t drop any specific channels either, so if you want to see those channels, you’re going to have to find them.)