It sounds like the thief spoke to the wrong people. He should have threatened gamers that he would release the stuff, unless they paid him not to. ;)
I don't pirate my software, I buy or wait for sales. But people have been saying this same thing forever (I've been gaming since 1977) and gaming is still here and companies are still spending millions of dollars to create content.
I have been pirating since the golden age of piracy. Those were the days: a fair wind, an open sea, and a favourable port to lay anchor in. Where are they now, me hearties?
Frankly, I am happy to purchase software but, I am definitely in favour of folk cracking shite systems that hinder, hamper, handicap, or generally limit the freedom of use of the software one purchases.
Can't wait for some balls to the wall gameplay.
He's a character just not a funny one. They seem to insist on this being a thing. Sorry it's not a thing and never will be. Just make some decent videos already....
Or something like Spotify for games. EA is doing it, but I mean there's only so many EA games you can play. Yeah I know all the artists are like "we make peanuts off Spotify". But that's the only way it'll work if you ask me. Maybe pay devs by playtime minutes or something. Shrug.
Maybe not Spotify, but Netflix for games. Name's Utomik. One flat subscription, access to many games.