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Gamer's Bill of Rights

As mentioned above, Edge Online has a story on a new "Gamer's Bill of Rights" proposed by Stardock and Gas Powered Games. Hear hear! And here goes:

We the Gamers of the world, in order to ensure a more enjoyable experience, establish equality between players and publishers, and promote the general welfare of our industry hereby call for the following:

    1. Gamers shall have the right to return games that don't work with their computers for a full refund.
    2. Gamers shall have the right to demand that games be released in a finished state.
    3. Gamers shall have the right to expect meaningful updates after a game's release.
    4. Gamers shall have the right to demand that download managers and updaters not force themselves to run or be forced to load in order to play a game.
    5. Gamers shall have the right to expect that the minimum requirements for a game will mean that the game will adequately play on that computer.
    6. Gamers shall have the right to expect that games won't install hidden drivers or other potentially harmful software without their express consent.
    7. Gamers shall have the right to re-download the latest versions of the games they own at any time.
    8. Gamers shall have the right to not be treated as potential criminals by developers or publishers.
    9. Gamers shall have the right to demand that a single-player game not force them to be connected to the Internet every time they wish to play.
   10. Gamers shall have the right that games which are installed to the hard drive shall not require a CD/DVD to remain in the drive to play.

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21. Re: No subject Aug 29, 2008, 12:26 4D-Boxing
 
Whew. made it. Just sounds like a bunch of complaining to me. You have the FREEDOM to not play any game. Use your wallet and that FREEDOM to show developers you mean business. Publishing a list like this won't get that done.

To bad that approach is just as pointless as the list...
Simply because if sales are bad the publishers will blame it on Pirates. Once they see that the Pirate excuse does not work they'll say PC gaming is dead then everybody will be able to go back to the good old NES days no updates, no CDs or DVDs in the drive no internet access required just a cartridge lol!!!

At least these guys are trying to force feed some common sense in developers...doubt it will work cause the only thing that matter is the bottom line in a capitalist environment. I am not moving to China so I expect plenty of crappy games on all platforms for years to come.

 
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