Another quickie. More like an aside, really.
Stuff like this is why I've only bought two stand-alone video games so far this year, and I didn't buy the PC versions of either of them. I have not bought, nor will I buy Diablo III. I don't care how fun it is. I don't care how good it is. I'm not going to support these business practices with my money, and that's that.
Put very simply, game designers: people are going to pirate your games and there's not a hell of a lot that you can do about it. Chances are pretty good that anyone who would pirate your game would not have bought it anyway. So, while you might think you're losing a sale, you're really not. But in the meantime, as long as you treat legitimate customers like criminals, you're not getting a sale from me, either.
One of the two I have bought was Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. I suppose I should go ahead and write a wrap-up post on that situation at some point.
I'm haven't bought Mass Effect 3 either, but that was for another, equally well-documented reason. If that well-documented reason is fixed with an expansion pack, I might pick it up later in the year in a combined version that includes said expansion pack.
Overall, it's been a pretty disappointing year for stand-alone video games so far in my view, and E3 didn't make me all that excited for the rest of this year, either.