The most important thing you can do to support FairPlay's campaign
is participate in the boycott. But there are also lots of
other ways in which you can help to improve our chances of success.
Several newspapers and magazines have already promised coverage
to the campaign. But the more the better. Contact your local press
and TV. Write letters to national newspapers. Post messages in relevant
Internet forums you use. Add one of the link banners (above, below) to your
own website (you could also run a story on the campaign), and remind
people about the campaign as December approaches. If you run a
games website with links to game sellers like amazon.co.uk, why not
remove the buying links during the boycott week, and/or
replace them with FairPlay banners?
We also have available an image that you might like to use in any
larger features about the campaign. Click here
for a preview and a downloadable high-resolution version.
Below is a simple black-and-white A5-size leaflet for printing out
at home or at work (two copies to a page, remember to scale to correct size/orientation before printing).
On the opening weekend of the boycott, hand out copies to shoppers
in the street outside your local game stores. Alternatively it could
be scaled up to A4 and used as a poster.
Click on above image for high-res (255k) artwork JPEG then 'Save
Even better, get together with some friends and make an event
of it. A bunch of people dressed as Lara Croft or Sonic The Hedgehog,
for example, standing outside game stores and demonstrating about
rip-off game prices, is irresistible to local TV news. Use your
imagination to grab the attention of passers-by and media alike.
Don't forget to ring the TV station... (And do send us any photos
for our news section.)
Petitions by themselves don't tend to achieve much. That's why
the FairPlay campaign focuses on boycotting as by far the most
effective and practical way of achieving our aims. However, a
good petition with many thousands of signatures will give an excellent
demonstration of the level of ongoing support for the campaign,
and provide extremely useful information for any media that wants
to write about it. (Who knows, if enough people sign it, maybe
the industry will cave in before the boycott even takes place..?)
It only takes 10 seconds to sign the FairPlay petition, so why not do it right
(NB If signing the petition, please use your real name.
It doesn't do a lot of good to have lots of signatures from people
called "Platinum Chihuahua".)
Are you a games developer, or any other sort of games industry
employee? Do you think that overpriced games are damaging your
company? Then stand up and be counted. Send us a message of support
and join the growing list of our industry backers.
Do you know anything we don't? Got access to any interesting figures/stories/photographs?
Let us know.
Remember, the more people know about FairPlay, the more people
will join in, and the bigger our chances of success will be. If
enough people take part, we WILL succeed. So spread the word.
Let's see these banners on every single videogames website on
Note: Right click and 'save
as' to download images.
you can obtain your HIGH-RESOLUTION Fairplay logos by right-clicking
if you require vector artwork or press releases.