i too wait for the price to come down to about 10-20 dollars. I dont know why i just never cared to pirate games. software on the other hand is a diffrent story. I use mac and pc, snd the comment about verifying the keys online is a very effective way to limit piracy. A lot of mac software does this and its works. some mac programs are so good at this that even if you block internet to a program, it can use the os to get through. I have 2 programs that i will have to buy now becuase of this. But they are cheap and worth the money.
If it wasnt for software piracey we would not be in the computer world we are in now.
How can people afford to buy the computer and then buy the software they need? you need a program to do everything, and the money really adds up. Computer hardware makers know this, the gaming world, to build a good gaming system is way to expensive, after you buy the system how in the hell do they expect them to pay for games after they clear there bank account and then took a loan on there house?
The one thing that ticks me off the most is getting old games to run on newer systems, i have some games that i have never been able to play becuase of this, and you cant refund the game ofter you open it, and the requirements always say meet these requirements or HIGHER, well i have higher and the game still dont run! They need to make games work like emulators, you make a program that you can upgrade and simply load a rom file, so all you have to do is upgrade the program but making all old games unobsolete. The gaming world is a joke!