Video games are an escapist medium of entertainment which can provide anything form deep philosophical scenes that can get you thinking about morality and the meaning of life to the senseless slaughter of humans perpetrated by a goat. One of the games in this latter category, while still in development, has already stirred some controversy. Read on to find out how Yandere Simulator was banned from Twitch for unspecified reasons.
Ok, granted, Yandere Simulator definitely isn’t for everyone.
It’s a game about a high school girl killing anyone getting between her and her crush, full of blood, murder, panty shots, and tons of Japanese randomness.
Still in development, the game has already gotten for itself a huge fanbase that showered it with fan art, wrote songs, and built an entire community that is waiting expectantly for the game’s release.
Despite the game not being out yet, Twitch has already added it to their banned games list, and despite the developer’s requests, they refuse to answer any of his e-mail requesting clarifications.
The game features animated supposed minors in shower scenes, changing their panties, murdering other fellow students in cold blood (and being drenched in blood, for that matter) and even giant naked high school students not so subtly referencing the hit anime “Attack on Titan”.
Despite all this, the game’s developer, who goes by the name of YandereDev, e-mailed Twitch, asking for clarifications on the nature of the ban.
He said he’d be willing to make changes to some of the game’s features so that it doesn’t violate Twitch’s terms and agreements, but since they refuse to answer any of his e-mails, he can’t really do that.
The biggest problem with Twitch banning a game from their streaming services is that it deprives that game of a huge amount of publicity.
With the company that was bought by Amazon for $1.1 billion refusing to allow streamers to play the game, they are cutting off a huge chunk of potential customers for the game.
And’s it’s not like any of the individual controversial factors of the game hasn’t been prominently featured on Twitch before, as nudity, violence, and homicide were never too far away from the screens of worldwide streamers.
There really aren’t that many games banned from Twitch’s services, but those that are have been banned for similar reasons.
The main issue with Yandere Simulator might very well be the game’s setting, as the protagonist and her victims are all minors, but the developer he’s willing to change that in order to be featured on Twitch.
But with the company refusing to acknowledge his efforts at attempting to communicate with them, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever see Ayano Aishi murder her fellow students on Twitch.
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