The Needles: The Gamers' Bill of Nice Ideas

The Escapist writes:

"Not that I think there's anything particularly wrong with the way the industry operates these days, but as a dyed-in-the-wool PC gamer I don't enjoy watching mainstream gaming consciousness shift toward consoles while at the same time the relationship between publishers and players grows increasingly contentious. I'm ready to embrace just about anything that can help reverse those trends.

But the Bill of Rights ain't one of those things. Despite looking good at first glance, most of the ideas contained within are hopelessly vague, a flaw that leaves it little more than a feel-good finger-wag at the usual suspects. It's a ten-point equivalent of stamping our feet and telling game publishers to "stop being so mean," and as a document intended to inspire real change, it barely qualifies as a good first step."

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