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Twitch streamer banned after accidental game censorship fail

Published: 20/Mar/2020 15:59

by Jacob Hale

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A Twitch streamer and esports caster has been banned from the platform after a game’s in-game censorship tool failed to work, and viewers got a little more than they bargained for.

Many partnered Twitch streamers have faced temporary bans from the platform for various reasons in the past, and it’s not an irregular occurrence, but something like this must be particularly frustrating for the broadcaster.

Through no real fault of his own, and having taken all the necessary precautions to prevent any issues, Phil ‘EE’ Visu found himself being penalized by Twitch after an in-game tool broke – and revealed a little too much of a character.

Twitch: VGBootCamp
EE is a Smash and NBA 2K caster.

Posting to Twitter late on March 20, Visu went into more detail on the unfortunate run of events.

“Just got banned on Twitch because I played a game a viewer gave me that has censor nudity options and it didn’t censor a pair of [breasts],” he said before asking: “What is the point of the option?”

Obviously, there’s no clip available of the mishap due to Twitch’s terms of service, but it definitely sounds like a monumental mistake made from whoever the original game developer is.

You can definitely understand why Visu would be so annoyed by this ban, too. As mentioned in his tweet, with no esports work in the calendar for him, streaming on Twitch could have helped fill the gap and keep some money coming in while the ongoing global crisis continues to shut down events and communities.

There will be countless members of the esports and gaming communities that will be affected by this sudden crisis, so they’ll be making sure they’re extra cautious now if they plan on making income from streaming.

That said, given the fact that EE clearly didn’t intentionally forget to censor the game, Twitch might decide to revoke the ban if they look into it further.

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Twitch streamer mortified after showing his embarrassing search history

Published: 20/Jan/2021 18:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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A small Twitch streamer was left embarrassed out of his mind after he accidentally revealed his search history during a recent broadcast.

Anyone who has ever streamed on Twitch is probably aware of how easy it can be to leak personal information. Direct messages, emails, files – anything on your computer screen can potentially be seen if you’re not careful.

While most experienced streamers take precautions to prevent sensitive content from being broadcast to the masses, others have to learn the hard way. Such was the case with ‘TisParker’ who revealed some awkward search history.

During a January 19 broadcast, the 20-year-old streamer clicked on the search bar in his web browser before taking a sip of his caffeinated beverage and cleaning his glasses.

Streamer shows search history
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Your search history is showing!

As this was going on, the seemingly oblivious streamer didn’t realize his search history was showing up, with the first query being “can you have sex in your car without breaking the law.”

The embarrassing search was spotted by viewers in TisParker’s chat who alerted the streamer.

“Search history, Parker!” he read before realizing what he had done.

He let out a soft gasp, closed the tab, and covered his mouth, clearly mortified by what he had allowed everyone watching to see.

For his part, however, the streamer was a good sport and laughed at his own misfortune. “MonkaS,” he said, referencing the sweaty pepe emote. “This is why we don’t Google stuff.”

Unfortunately, Parker deleted the rest of the VOD so we don’t know what else he had to say about revealing the search history, but judging by his reaction, he will be extra careful from this point on.

TisParker laughing on stream
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The streamer laughed off the awkwardness.

Of course, he is hardly the first streamer to show of their search history on stream. As Dexerto previously reported, Overwatch streamer ToxikLlama accidentally showed some awkward YouTube anime searches.

Given the content of both searches, it’s safe to say that although Parker’s was awkward, it could have been a lot worse. Just something to keep in mind for any aspiring streamers out there.