Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] General Forums > OC3D News
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 01-09-08, 06:53 PM
TopSecret TopSecret is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 876
Gamers Bill of Rights Drafted

Stardock and Gas Powered Games draft their Gamers Bill of Rights.

Read the full article here.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-09-08, 07:08 PM
Pat123 Pat123 is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Uni), Darlington (Home)
Posts: 1,767
most of those seem pretty fair.. would make choosing games easier for noobs
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-09-08, 07:14 PM
Talonaer Talonaer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 182
some of them are a tad OTT imo, in the right direction but these two:

# Gamers shall have the right to return games that don't work with their computers for a full refund.

# Gamers shall have the right to demand that games be released in a finished state.

cant see that ever happening

first: Consumers issue, nothign to do with developer/retailer

2nd: what do you class as a finished state. very grey line there
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-09-08, 07:16 PM
deathwish deathwish is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,145
looks good to me especially the option to download
__________________
There are 10 types of people in the world those who understand binary and those who dont

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Is it wrong that I'm enjoying this
-----------------------------------------------------------

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-09-08, 07:32 PM
Kerotan Kerotan is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 470
I don't think the industry will see this as anything to take seriously tbh, I get the idea of games being released in a finished state is good but as Talonaer said its a bit of a grey area, apart from Big Rigs Over the Road Racing LMAO!
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-09-08, 07:55 PM
ionicle ionicle is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bridlington, East Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 3,237
not bad rules...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-09-08, 08:12 PM
PP Mguire PP Mguire is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,249
I agree with these yes, but i dont agree that gamers have a "right" so to say. Im sorry but its YOUR choice whether to buy the game or not and Devs DONT have to make these games. Its their choice to make patches, its their choice whether they wanna make the game or not, its the stores policy (here in the US) whether they take an opend game back or not, ect ect. You see my point. As a gamer we really have no say so in anything besides whether or not we want to spend our hard earned money on a game we feel we would like. Thats the only thing we (gamers) have a right to.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-09-08, 08:41 PM
Rastalovich's Avatar
Rastalovich Rastalovich is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Testing hardware somewhere
Posts: 11,421
Yeah lots of fair comments.

I think that atleast 50% of those should be expected anyway and shoddyness prevails when they dont come to fruition.

A few of them are good things going forward.

In essence tho, this is a gimmick, it`s not something the broad range of game companies are going to sign up to, or even entertain past a few of them - just a bit of 1-upsmanship of a couple of companies over the others.

It`s interesting, includes some good things, some silly things, and needs more things.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-09-08, 01:33 AM
BlazeEagle BlazeEagle is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
I think this "Bill of Rights" is fair & reasonable but it's fairly useless without enforcement of this "Gamers Bill of Rights" by the industry.

Nothing can be perfect of course, but when I spend money on a product, I expect quality & reliability. When a company takes my money & doesn't deliver quality & reliability, I feel betrayed & have no desire give a company my money & loyalty.

Give me quality, reliability & trust & I'll give 'em back to you. It's a two way street.

I also expect to be treated like a consumer, not a potential criminal.

I've noticed that no matter what it is, people downplay the importance of things like this until it becomes too late to do anything about it without an immense struggle, if possible at all.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-09-08, 03:14 AM
PP Mguire PP Mguire is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,249
Quote:
I've noticed that no matter what it is, people downplay the importance of things like this until it becomes too late to do anything about it without an immense struggle, if possible at all.
Steam FTL.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump










All times are GMT. The time now is 09:05 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.