If I google those sentences how many search results am I going to get relating to Denuvo ? Is this the new "cash for survey" ? Cant help but feel you're a corporate shill getting some benefit out of having this conversation appear in SEO results.
In relation to this topic, I haven't been a pirate in years, you know what stopped it ? Affordability and a singluar platform for all my games, with the ability to install them anywhere, on any PC and have all my saved files right there. Steam. I have over 400 games (99% installed & played :P ) , a large amount are Triple A titles. Also have Origin ( 20 games ) , UBI ( 6 ) , and EPIC ( 2 ). The majority of my games are now from humble bundle, some are ones I even previously pirated.
Other factors would be,
MP FPS games mostly being shit, and "updated & reboxed" every 8 months, they don't interest me as they use to. They also suffer from DLC Hell and no one would be playing them by the time I got to them.
DLC Hell, why buy an imcomplete game, might as well just wait for the GOTY / Gold editions, not only do I get a complete game, but its usually patched and runs well on my PC.
Sales, Steam, GMG, GOG, BundleStars, Humble Bundle ( I'm giving to charity here ).
The last two games I brought and paid full price ( actually I had huge discount
) were Borderlands 2, and PS -pre orders, + season passes.
My number one reason for pirating was cost, followed closely by DRM/ NOCD.