The lies of game piracy: 1) $60 is way too much for a game. For me. And apparently a lot of others. But, Steam makes it possible for me to play the games I want and at the prices I'm willing to pay. The downside, which I don't consider a downside at all, is that I have to wait. And that is why the demo/free play limited time argument is a lie. You are not entitled to play a game right when it comes out, you have to wait for the discounted version/demo/free weekend. Eventually, if everyone was willing to do this the price would come down; until then, Steam sale. Not to mention all the other sites now, like GOG, Gamefly, Amazon Digital who all run sales as well. 2) Also, saying the game is bad is an even worse lie. If it's bad, then why are you playing it at all? There's only about 50 game review sites you have access to on the internet. I like Metacritic, and they certainly get all the big releases. If it has a terrible score it's a terrible game, don't buy it. Nothing forces you to pre-purchase, you chose to buy an unreviewed game. And pirating because it's bad? really? why would you be wasting your time. Clearly a lie. 3) DRM. my favorite. If the game has a crappy DRM then don't buy or play it. Again, you aren't owed the playtime of any game. If you buy a game with terrible DRM, you voted yes on crappy DRM. Just ignore the game, if everone did, DRM would go away. If the company somehow owed you the game, maybe you could justify pirating it. But, they don't, and you can choose to find out what DRM is there and not buy based on that. There's no legitimate reason to pirate a game, just lies we tell ourselves. I used to do it also, when I was a kid. I don't have the time anymore, and I can get everything I want for $5 or less in 90% of cases.