Originally Posted by Saroset
Why pirate? A lot of data shows that pirating is very reactive in nature. For example, Spores DRM scheme launched it VERY quickly into the realm of most pirated game of all time. People, fearing the DRM, downloaded it instead. Mass pirating is self inflicted in many cases.
i don't think DRM has that much affect on a person's decision to pirate games, rather, it is just another excuse. i'm going to use an example. 2D Boy is an independent video game company with a staff of about 2 (not sure). there game world of goo was a success, a lot of people liked it on the pc. however, 2D Boy states that the piracy on their pc version is roughly 82%
this is a game with no DRM