The machine is much less than 650 anyway. Well, most people like to play games as they enjoy it and have nothing else to do. So why do you think they love it because of DRM and things like that ? They like to play games, and the easiest way to do it is to have a console. Of course most people prefer decent graphics that a 20 year old machine without DRM cannot offer. So what should those guys do ? Should they go and start playing on the sand-lot as it's free ? To be honest, surfing the Net with your DRM based PC also sounds nonsense for some of us. Renting most games costs about 10 bucks, so that is far less than you said. Buying some used games also costs less than 20-30 usd, which for a decent game is not that much in my opinion. Unfortunatelly LAME DVD movies and crap musics cost more than some decent games. Let me not explain how much work it is to create a cool game, compared to a crap audio cd or compared to some Bollywood masterpieces. Yes, it is great that they hacked it, as this shows that every penny they spend on protecting something is just thrown money down the drain, and I hope they also will realise that sooner or later. It is as easy as piracy can never be stopped.