A GROUP of Japanese streamers have been banned from Splatoon 3 and YouTube after adding adult video content into the game on stream.
Sinsogumi is a group of virtual YouTubers, or V-Tubers, who use an online avatar instead of showing their faces.
A chroma key can change one colour to show any image or video you want.
On October 8, they shared a stream playing popular Nintendo shooter Splatoon 3 with an extra incentive to not lose the match.
In Splatoon 3, two teams battle it out to cover the game’s map in the colour ink that represents their team.
The more ink your team has on the field, the less the opposing team can have, so it is a constant war to cover the field in your colour.
There is a tool called a chroma key that many streamers use to change the appearance of one colour on their videos.
Usually, a chroma key is used for green screens to virtually show people in different locations.
In this case a chroma key was set up to change the colour of the other team’s ink, and make it display adult videos.
If the streamers team was winning it was not a problem, as their stream saw the usual brightly coloured ink that Splatoon is known for.
However, when their team was losing, explicit sexual videos could be clearly seen on stream, which is against YouTube’s terms of service.
It also goes against Nintendo’s terms of service for those streaming its games.
One member of the group, Ikinone, made an apology though it’s since been deleted, as have the group’s channels.
People also claimed that Ikinone and the group Sinsogumi’s apologies were not sincere.
Nintendo’s official Japanese Twitter account reminded its followers of its terms of service for streaming its games.
This includes Nintendo reserving the right to claim copyright on videos that violate public order and morals or significantly damage the value of the characters or the world.
As Nintendo likes to maintain a family-friendly image of the company and its games, it’s easy to see why it would not want this content online.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.