Jerykk wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 04:40:
Isn't that somewhat contradictory? If they felt a game was worth buying, they'd buy it. Obviously they don't feel it is worth buying if they don't buy it. I think it's much safer to assume that most pirates are very cheap and/or don't have the means to buy every game they pirate.
Yeah, right. Whether or not a pirate is really enjoying a game he's just downloaded and installed is a mute point, because I don't for a second believe that anywhere near a significant number of them will then go and buy it as a consequence. Not when it's something they technically already own.
In this day and age, where games are like 10gig a pop, the "I can't afford it" pirates do amuse me. Can't afford to buy the games, but high-speed internet with no bandwidth caps, yeah they've got the money for that.