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Advice for New Video Game Streamers: Screen Who You Play Your Games With

streaming video games drinking whiskey and playing video games
I should have seen crap like this coming from a mile away, but I didn't.
Maybe about 3 or 4 years ago, I was playing Helldivers on the PS4 because it was one of the F2P games you get with Sony's PlayStation Plus, which I highly recommend. It builds a library of decent PlayStation games for only 60 dollars a year.

Regardless, one of the viewers that stopped in my channel while I was streaming video games asked if I wanted to play Helldivers with him. I humbly agreed and invited him to speak over the PS4.

I had a mod in my channel and a few other people, so thankfully this didn't go south quickly. I knew I had to do something. My channel guest sounded like he was about ten years old.

We logged into Helldivers as I maintained my face, sitting quietly as my mod texted me via Twitch chat. "Is everything okay?" she asked. I calmly replied it was, and that I wouldn't make any adult jokes or references to debauchery or alcohol, which I'm known to do often. I do like to drink whiskey and play video games, if you weren't aware.

The kid on my channel started to show me how to get achievements, like "Dancing Queen." Basically, you just rotate one of the analog sticks about 20 times, and you've got the achievement. Forgive me for not leaping for joy at my newfound dancing skills.

I decided I was going to move on from the game (and get rid of the kid quickly). I thanked him for being on my Twitch stream and immediately checked if my "adult content" filter was on. To my surprise, it wasn't.

If your stream has adult content, ensure that your mature filter is up. You don't want some child's parents calling you, asking why you are referencing adult jokes and they're tuning in.

Stay safe, cover your ass, and have fun.

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