A BitTorrent study tackles some common misconceptions about video game piracy, mainly finding that that the "previously reported magnitudes in game piracy are too high." It also (unsurprisingly) finds that there is a correlation between a game's review score on Metacritic and how much activity that game sees on BitTorrent.
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Ethical Quandry here. Lets say there was a video game that you have always really wanted to play but is no longer in production or obtainable via legal methods. Is it wrong to get a pirated copy of it?