Guys pass around drugs, Japanese preteens get sexually harassed, and a group film themselves in a back and forth of sexual harassment and swearing.
Playroom is awesome like that.
Yeah same. Minus obviously the sordid child abuse stuff. People just chilling whilst streaming, rolling a blunt...it should come with an age warning but I kinda like it more open like that. It makes it more interesting imo.
...and everyone gives Nintendo a hard time for the lack of social and online connectivity.
I agree, there's a few idiots on there that will do dumb stuff, you can't escape that. Other than that, it's just people chillin'. When I'm bored, and don't feel like playing any particular game, I sometimes just scroll through the Playstation Live streams. I can't wait until they update it so it's easier to find a friend's stream by just going to them on friend's list and selecting their stream if it's running. Currently, it's not that easy, I've had to go to the PC to find my nephew's stream, the search wouldn't find it on PS4.I assume there's tons of stuff like this that's still to come though, like Twitch streams going from 540p to 720p. That is gonna be sweet, if they can just bring down the delay of streams now. I think it's around a 20-25 second delay currently between your actual gameplay and the stream. If they can bring that down to <5 eventually, then viewers comments would stay in sync with the action better. As long as it's a constant work in progress though, it should keep getting better quickly.
Sony needs to moderate their content and it is quite appaulling that they allow this stuff on the front page. MS has Xbox Live Enforcement team that keeps people in check. They are reachable and have been active for a long long time. This is one of the things that made Xbox Live so awesome. Now that Sony is taking a fee to play online, they need to step up their game and stop their services from being constantly bombarded with sexually crazed vermins. The similar issues plagued Playstation Home.
Playroom = When people get to do their own vlogs
Its not the service thats bad. Its people.
comment of the year
welcome to the web in the 21st century.
Sexually charged comments... on THE INTERWEBS!? WHAT!? Why on earth would a live stream on the internet be family friendly?
They taught me how to hot wire a car. :) And how to make e liquid at home. P.S I can't wait to see what people do on the XB1.
Lol seen that e liquid thing yesterday.
Seriously man da hell up. It's the interweb. Go do something else if it's too adult for you. No one is making you watch it.
Its brave of Sony to let people do what they want within reason. Maybe they should put and age restriction on viewing streams plus a warning just to cover there own backs. But I hope they don't forced into censoring streams too much.
Where has this guy been the last 5 months. I don't have a camera, nor do I watch the streaming of others and I still know what's going on. This guy just wants to get some hits and make some waves...
Still kids can access this stuff , it should be kept clean , it is playstation ..not drugstation or sexstation.
It is the responsibility of that child's parents to monitor what they take in through the internet/online services. I have a four and a six year old, i play M rated games, they do not. Their account on ps3/4 and wii U is highly restricted via parental control. I monitor their use of Youtube. Start blaming lazy parents people, we don't need more censorship.
I agree apart from when parents are quite old and not really "in the loop" most of them wont even know what streaming is or even how easy it is to do. What Sony need to do is inform them of the potential issues of the streaming services and "playroom" in particular and give the option to block it entirely. Parents cannot really be held accountable for something they have no idea exists, they can research but you have to know what to research for.
Parents should look into it themselves before they let their kids on it. It isn't that hard. It is all part of parenting.
Makes the PS4 console look trashy, you have people buying a console and camera not to play/stream games but to act stupid in hopes of getting attention. People criticized Xbox One for not being a game console, yet when you take a look in live from PlayStation you see this crap filling up the screen.
Hey blame Ustream. Twitch says they don't want Playroom. Ustream doesn't care. PS is not controlling it as broadcasts are run on Twitch/Ustream. Not Playstation side of things. People do the same crap on Youtube.
Twitch still has Playroom streaming. I was surprised to see it. Honestly why are kids using this service? Where are the parents? This is why we can't have anything nice... bad parents.
Oh they do? If they exist its likely not using the traditional PS4 streaming setup. As they banned the game from appearing back in November. Although I see videos up to January. They did say they might bring the game back to twitch. http://www.twitch.tv/direct... As far as the channels go for the game it has content on its channel. All videos with Playroom content ended months ago. Ustream Playroom though is everywhere. http://www.ustream.tv/searc...
I was on there the other night and I usually click ustream to see people on cam and get a good laugh... My buddy was there and said twitch has it too, which I disputed until I clicked twitch and playroom streams were up.
Typically I find that when you come across something you don't like you can change the channel. People do it every day and I know it sounds tough but it is in fact very simple. Worried your kids are gonna see something they shouldn't? Teach them what is and isn't acceptable to view. Oh and before you do that, make sure you didn't buy them the latest COD, or battlefield, or gow, or gta, or any game really rated above T. Even InFamous had killing and drugs throughout soooooooo yeah.
The difference between streams and video games is obvious. You can't compare killing a video game character to killing a living, breathing human being. You shouldn't even try.
Pretty sure no one has been killed in the playroom, yet at least. So my reference to killing wasnt meantto be a direct comparison,more like agrouping of mature content
i understand your point however you cannot block that from the PS4 if the child in question goes to "playroom" (as its a pretty child friendly title) and the parents dont go on "playroom" then how are they to blame exactly? Sony should do more to inform parents of these potential harmful scenes and give filtering options and the option to block it entirely.
Funny. So, its Sonys job to educate the parents, not the parents to educate themselves. Its that mentality that is the problem in the world. There are 40yr olds walking around with the latest iphone. I find those more complicated then ps4. The excuses we give to bad parents.
lol this is my Sunday night entertainment see i hate church ;)
Playstation should put a stop to the whole things if youngsters are getting targeted by weirdos.
this can't be good. I can see the media having a field day with this in the future. If it gets out of hand it could really tarnish Sony's rep.
Playroom has already been banned from Twitch streaming. Twitch saw it coming from day one and put a stop to it quickly... you can only stream Playroom from UStream. Almost all of the UStream feeds are Playroom...Personally, I think that Sony should put a stop to the nonsense. There does not seem to be any moderation... It makes the PS4 streaming look trashy and, frankly, I wouldn't want my kid watching some of the garbage.
"Playroom, where people play with a lot of things"
Any streaming service where the public, including weirdo's, criminals, mentally ill or just jokers have access to such technology are open for the same kind of abuse. So do not try and make it out as or pin it as an exclusive event for the PS4 playroom you idiots at pcgmedia.
you clearly dont have kids or anyone younger thn 18 using your PS4 which is fine then....if you wanna watch drug deals and learn about being racist lol.
I have raised 4 kids, two still in high school. They were taught and they are intelligent enough to know there are choices in life and consequences they have to live with. So I do not have a problem, if you have problems then look in the closet first. Yet you comment have no bearing on my statement which still stands. If you are so pedantic about this PS4 upstreaming on behalf of your kids then stop your internet as your poor kids can do and see as well as experience whatever they want in this world if they are not mature enough to understand the issues of choices and consequences. We live in a modern open and sometimes vile world unlike in the old "protected" days. So then you should consider removing: TV and cable access All gaming consoles All smart cell phones All video and Movie streams Newspapers Magazines Book novels Etc (the list can be extended forever) Or just teach your kids about choices, consequences and all about life, good and bad, so they understand. Do not blame the PS4 rather blame society as many more tech other than the PS4 can give your kids the same or even worse exposure. I visited some American friends in a small town Vermont. Their guestroom had a PC with net nanny and what not to "protect" the kids. So I thought of just doing a search on the PC and what see what's was going on and how "safe" the protection was. You will be surprised and shocked what I found on the PC even with all the safeguards. In my home on all the PC's and devices even the kid phones have no limitations Yet I would hardly ever find anything suspect, so maybe I am just lucky, or they are too clever for me, what you think? So much for your "fears" about the PS4.
When you give drug addicts, alcoholics, douchebags, lowlifes, ***holes, pedophiles, and in general, people who have no respect for themselves or others a chance to share their innate degenerate desires with the entire world via the internet, PS4 streams are the end result. I've personally witnessed pedophile racists chatters harassing teens girls streaming, lowlifes showing off guns around infants and young children, morons sharing their drug addictions to various drugs and so on. I guess these people don't realize that streaming your illicit and illegal activities on the internet isn't the brightest of ideas. But hey, over the past 20 or so years, "the dumbing down of America" seems to be chic and in style. The funny thing about this situation is that most of the people I've described in this post can't even spell simple words like receive and can't even find their own state or country on a map, but they know what a bong is.
It's so sad too because it could have been something truly wonderful for gamers -_- yet people want internet fame or to look cool
LOL, so what does this have to do with PS4 or it's streaming ability? Everyone with a webcam can stream stuff like that, there is no chance to completely forbid stuff like this unless a user has already done it...
the article isnt about the PS4 streaming ability, but i like your creative ability to misinterpret information.
So why does the title imply it? Just a clickbait nothing more...
I know it's awesome. Hope it never changes.
Some of the behaviour is pretty appalling, and females in particular are subjected to all kinds of sexist, sexually harassing comments... But you know what? I still love 'Playroom', because it's uncensored in a world where everything seems to be ;)
totally agree, however either have playroom and leave that censored then have mature room or some other name thats auto blocked for kids. Makes life easier and doesnt effect those who dont give a shit. Or add filters to the damn parental controls to block that without blocking internet altogether lol.
People are too sensitive.
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