@faizy: I don't believe WajieRaja was trying to discriminate against a certain group of gamers. I understand where you're coming from, and the fact that games are expensive is a downer for all of us sure. But you also have to understand that by condoning piracy, you're basically saying that its ok to steal!! Now don't get me wrong, I am not the moral police here as I am also a big advocate of pirated games. But I do understand the importance of legitimate games. Case in point, I have fifa on my vita and I haven't played the single player aspect of it as of yet, because for me, the fun lies in the online component of the game (which reminds me, we have to play together ). But the thing is, the example you quoted was an excellent one. If we get games and consoles on a subsidized rate here in Pakistan, then of course, no one in their right mind would try and support piracy. However, I still feel that nowadays, piracy is become more of a boon then a bane as it has become extremely difficult to keep a Sony console pirated for long.
Oh! How I yearn for the PS2 days......SO simple and elegant. But also remember that having a ton of pirated games can seriously diminish the value and experience you gain from each game mate.