Please show us a poll that states the minds and motives of the majority of pirates. Obviously people pirate because they don't want to pay for it. The question then is, why don't they want to? The answer is simple: due to various reasons relating to quality control, the product is not worth the retail price. Yet that is the price they are charged anyway, by publishers who knowingly release broken or inferior products without alerting the consumers about the dysfunctional state of the game. Pirating has been on the rise for years now, and it has spiked especially dramatically within in the last two years. Within that timeframe, and following that same pattern, a high number of barely mediocre games with invasive DRM and many glitches (Bioshock, Mass Effect, etc) have been released. Do the math. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!