StarDock Updates 'Gamers Bill of Rights'

"A revised version of the Bill has been drafted."

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The Gamers Bill of RightsRevised 'Gamers Bill of Rights' Drafted

Back on the 1st Of September, we reported on StarDock's 'Gamers Bill of Rights', and they have just released an new interim version of the Bill, which aims to clarify DRM policies and be less ambigious. The newest version is as follows:

The newest version of the Gamers Bill of Rights is as follows: 
  1. Gamers shall have the right to return games that are incompatible or do not function at a reasonable level of performance for a full refund within a reasonable amount of time.
  2. Gamers shall have the right that games they purchase shall function as designed without defects that would materially affect the player experience.
  3. Gamers shall have the right that games will receive updates that address minor defects as well as improves gameplay based on player feedback within reason. 
  4. Gamers shall have the right to have their games not require a third-party download manager installed in order for the game to function. 
  5. Gamers shall have the right to have their games perform adequately if their hardware meets the posted recommended requirements. 
  6. Gamers shall have the right not to have any of their games install hidden drivers. 
  7. Gamers shall have the right to re-download the latest version of the games they purchase. 
  8. Gamers whose computers meet the posted minimum requirements shall have the right to use their games without being materially inconvenienced due to copy protection or digital rights management. 
  9. Gamers shall have the right to play single player games without having to have an Internet connection. 
  10. Gamers shall have the right to sell or transfer the ownership of a physical copy of a game they own to another person.
StarDock are believed to be in talks with other games developers, in the hope that they adopt the Gamers Bill of Rights. They can only be commended for this, whether you believe it will ever take off or not. You can view the PDF report from StarDock, which contains the revised Bill of rights here. You can also discuss in our forums here.
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09-10-2008, 15:18:26

Cheers guys will try that 2morrow and ill ask a friend to try it in his pc :)

09-10-2008, 15:22:07

Cool, best of luck getting it sorted.

I don't understand how putting in a graphics card can screw with your memory.. stranger things have happened though I guess.

Let us know the results ;)

09-10-2008, 15:24:46

Mind you, IBM bios reports it as Video (EGA) Display Circuitry. :p

09-10-2008, 16:01:50

just a quick one i dont get anything on my monitor when i boot the pc up,

just black screen

09-10-2008, 16:12:33

Mhmm, do you have another computer apart from your friends that you can try it in?

09-10-2008, 16:49:34

my m8 has a better spec pc than mine so if the fooker dont work its goin back tbh

thanx for all ur help guys

09-10-2008, 17:01:30

No problem mate, hope you get it sorted out. :)

09-10-2008, 17:11:40


my m8 has a better spec pc than mine so if the fooker dont work its goin back tbh

thanx for all ur help guys

You got it 2nd hand?

09-10-2008, 17:29:17

Yeah XFX 9800 GTX bought second hand

09-10-2008, 17:49:26

No worries, XFX offers a double lifetime warranty, so if you're the second owner, the warranty still applies. :)

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