Ben Kuchera writes:
"With big-name releases, it's great to get as many versions of the game out on the same day as possible. This lets retail get ready for the blitz, gamers get to play the game on their platform of choice, and publishers get to tout huge first-day sales if the game is a hit. Lately, PC gamers have been forced to wait until after a game's launch on consoles before getting their fill. Some games aren't coming to the PC at all. The reason? You guessed it, piracy."