Friday, August 29, 2008

Stardock's Gamer Bill of Rights

On Display at PAX:

The Gamer’s Bill of Rights from Stardock.

  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 play adequately 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 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.

That would be sorta cool, eh?

2 comments:

Brandon said...

People already have the right to demand and expect all that they want.

I wholeheartedly agree with the first one. Some of the others can be solves by simply not buying games from people who a) release incomplete games or b) use nasty copyright measures.

Devster said...

Is crafting a bill of rights the new thing to do? The Co-op bill of rights bit a few months ago, seem to think a long time ago there was an attempt to get a DLC-style bill of rights...