Either way, Valve is going to loose $1,050,000. So what makes the difference going by your 21000 insignificant people argument?TomSEA said:
Apples & oranges argument, darkshadoe. Complaining about a game release and stealing it are two completely different things.
One may argue also that of those 21K who illegally download it, a certain percentage may actually purchase the game for the online multiplayer capabilities. Therefore, Valve would lose less money by illegal downloading than by alienating 21k people and them not purchasing the game anyways.