I came up with this on another forum, but I've been doing the rounds and reconnecting with a lot of my old friends in other countries. Countries not named the United States of Americaland or Japan who are more or less ex-hardcore gamers now. Maybe mainstream gamer might be a better term, they played some of the same games, but didn't care enough to argue about them on the internet and don't know who Peter Molyneux is. Aaaanyway, Ive noticed that there is a bit of a perception that one *should* steal PC enginefest games just because of a) made in America/some far-away-land-that-is-not-us so it is harmless b) they have to pay so much in video card costs and upgrades that the games should be 'free'. It's the b) that interested me. The attitude is that the developers are more or less in the pockets of the video card manufacturers and are just extended employees. It's true that Nvidia sells cards because developers make games that require them and were profiting even as everyone was paying for the cards but pirating the games. What if instead, gamers paid a subscription fee to Nvidia for a regular supply of PC games, but Nvidia in turn subsidizes PC development and the fee may also help to reduce the cost of the cards, or maybe they could even give away the cards eventually and sell the games if the subscription revenue becomes high enough. Would you guys pay?