I nearly always d/l games I "might" be interested in buying first because.. 1) Will it work on my kit, and be playable £30 game = £300 upgrade - NOT. 2) I've bought far too much hyped crap in the past to believe reviews in magazines/papers (I worked at one and i've seen the bribes). 3) Will it last more than a couple of hours (I can buy a DVD for £15 that will last 2-3 hours I expect my games to give me at least the same enjoyment ratio). Yes I d/l doom3 in < 3 hours (at work - fat pipe) played it - completed it in 8 hours and yes I will buy it when it finally gets released in the UK, I did the same for UT2K4 and BF and I bought them - I dont use p2p because it it too easy and "induces" lazy people to pirate stuff "because its there". Bottom line is if its good and priced right it will sell to those who will buy. Those who wont buy arent lost sales because they wouldn't have bought it anyway - Those who buy movie tie-ins and sequels get just what they deserve - Those who could buy and dont and those who pirate and sell are the real villans.