The Playroom

It may be called The Playroom, but Twitch has vowed to put a stop to any streams not playing with the PlayStation 4 exclusive as intended. Late last week we reported that a couple had set up a live phone-in show via the augmented reality application, and that was fine – until others copied the idea and started running racy webcam shows. A slew of reports on Reddit over the weekend noted that offending accounts were being blitzed – and now the site has sent out a reminder of its Terms of Service on Twitter.

“We continue to moderate according to our Terms of Service,” a spokesperson said. “Non-gaming content is not allowed. If using PS4 Playroom, the content must be about games or gaming and within our Terms of Service. Thanks for understanding.” It later added: “Discussing gaming is gaming content. There are numerous such channels on Twitch, such as One More Game.”

The ability to broadcast directly from the PS4 to sites such as Twitch is definitely one of the next generation console’s best features, so we sincerely hope that the small minority of users unable to act sensibly don’t ruin it for the rest of us. Still, it looks like the streaming website is on top of the situation – and no doubt Sony will start policing the service, too. We suppose that the best solution would be to disable broadcasting on augmented reality games, but that seems unfair to the people able to keep their clothes on, doesn’t it?

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