I can't help but notice the only ones complaining about piracy are the ones that are failing. The record labels couldn't keep up with the changes the digital world brought and they all blamed piracy. Just think if they were on top of selling DRM free MP3's back in late 90's before Napster came out, what a difference it would have made. But no they were making so much money selling CD's to everyone replacing their old tapes and vinyl as well as buying all the new crap that they didn't want to innovate. So their dying out, good riddance and long live Indie music.
Who are you people anyways, I have never meet anyone like you. I don`t know a single person who hasn`t pirated something and I`ve never meet anyone who was vocal against it. If you do exist and aren`t the hypocrite I think you are you should speak up in real life.
PC Gaming is going to change but it won't go away, just the shitty publishers who don't know how to innovate and just want to imitate and cash in. They can leave for the console, were seriously better off. The few publishers who get it will prosper. But the real future of gaming on the PC will be with indie developers. You don't have to spend millions to make a good game.
Piracy will always exist. Crying about it and pushing stronger DRM will do nothing. Make a better game, release more content for free, support it and build a community, make it less expensive and explore new business models and you will succeed. Continue to spend millions and do nothing innovative except for better graphics and you will fail, and you deserve to die off.
Now enough arguing about this I'm going to play TF2, love that free Heavy update. Gabe has said that keeping their customers happy has been the best way to advertise the game. Every time they release a new update their sales jump higher. Who would have thought that releasing a fantastic game, that scales well on all hardware, sold for a great price, while consistently releasing free content would actually increase sales. What a crazy world we live in.