Prior to the retail release of The Sims 3, the game leaked onto popular torrent sites. Hundreds of thousands of people then illegally downloaded the game. Which you'd think would make publishers EA really cranky.
But it doesn't. Not really cranky, anyway. EA boss John Riccitiello can see the positives in the piracy, and - in a repeat of what he told us a few weeks back - provide a refreshingly realistic outlook on the effects of piracy on a major game release.