Random: Splatoon 3 streamers use adult content in online matches

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Japanese streaming group VTuber has issued an apology after its members projected adult content in Splatoon 3 online matches.

The stream in question was held on October 8 by the streaming group “Sinsogumi”, which subsequently led to “AVスプラ” (Splatoon adult video) going viral on Twitter in Japan. The content itself was inserted into online matches using chroma key to effectively make the opposing team’s ink color the canvas for displaying obscene content in the background.

According to a post from Machine, everyone involved in the stream knew that adult content was being shown in the background, and allegedly competed with each other to see whose stream would be the first to ban YouTube. The content is not only against the platform’s Community Guidelines regarding nudity and sexual content, but also against Nintendo’s policies regarding online streaming of game content.

Thus, the Nintendo corporate Twitter account posted a fresh reminder of their streaming policy. It doesn’t appear to have changed its rules or made a direct mention of the Splatoon 3 incident, but the timing of it certainly allows us to connect the dots by pointing out that the company is concerned about the misuse of its property.

One of the streamers, Ikinone, apologized the next day (although their appearance raises questions regarding their sincerity), stating, “I took the breach of service lightly and just jumped at a new and interesting idea.” Shinsogumi also did statement on twitter regarding the incident, stating that it would punish Ikinone, although what exactly that would entail is currently unknown.

What do you think of this whole incident? Do you think that Nintendo needs to implement additional measures in Splatoon 3? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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