01 September 2008

Bill of rights for gamers

It is about time that someone came up with this. A Gamer's Bill of Rights.

These are vital points that Stardock and Gas Powered Games are making.

Some of the Rights agreed upon by the aforementioned people:

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.

8. Gamers shall have the right to not be treated as potential criminals by developers or publishers.

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.

Sigh. I know I get tired of looking for CD/DVD to play the game. What if your drive is busted and you have to wait a bit before you can fix it (money, work, three headed dog guarding the store ... ).

And the agony that is the minimum requirements lie. Hear, hear.

I wonder what the general reaction to this Bill of Rights will be.