I first pirated Battlefield Bad Company 2 before buying it outright on steam. FOR FULL PRICE TOO! NOT ON SALE. There simply was no demo, and I do not believe in blindly making purchases. I also pirated Mass Effect 2 before buying it from steam when it was on sale. ME2 simply wasn't anything I'd normally buy. But I wanted to try it, and at the time there was NO DEMO. They have one NOW but its too late. I still bought it. If it wasn't for PIRACY I would not have made either of these purchases. SIMPLE PROOF right here. I don't think i'm the only one who does this. By using Pirated software you don't get patches/updates automatically like you do on steam and most of the time you get an early buggy version. Even though ME2 is still a bit buggy, I can at least get DLC when I'm finished the main part of the game. Remember this is PROOF that EA/DICE/Bioware received $75 from ME ALONE only because PIRACY EXISTS. On the other hand PIRACY also saved ME from making BAD purchases. Like the new AVP. I pirated that; DECIDED IT SUCKS and that was it. $50 in my pocket for not buying a PIECE OF CRAP.