>"I think that if people who torrent the game are aware that there is a live person behind the game, and makes the game for a living, they are more willing to provide support than to a giant lifeless studio," he said.
Yeah, because games made by big studios are made by robots who don't need no pay or any of that shit.
Then again the ones who are really to blame for this state of things are the studios themselves as they fail to establish such link with any of their customers. 'Sure, we want you to buy our game but we care about enjoyment, too.' Literally two devs come to mind when I write this, I might be forgetting about some, though.