It was an alright game (I personally didn't enjoy it), and as bad as this is to say, it was their own fault. It was their DRM/antipiracy that lead to the bad rumours. Publicity is everything, piracy is inevitable. If they had gone the stardock way and put no antipiracy measures in place the game would have been more successful. Perhaps it's examples like this that stardock built their business model around, either way, I'm glad some companies are learning. On topic, I don't care about this particular game, but I have to wonder what motivates directors to publicly say things like this. It's like giving the big finger to the community and my immediate response (and many others) is, "Well **** you too." It's the same with mirrors edge, unless they're going to release extra content that makes it worth it (like assasins creed did), I will gladly sit out my what, 8 hour $100 experience? (if that). I was going to buy that game, which is saying something considering the line up this christmas, but I'm not paying money to companies that don't respect their market.