1st, to the guy who made the "congrats for admitting" remark, if he DID legitimately purchase the game then it is not piracy, even if he downloads it.
2nd, before going off half cocked with the ips from torrent sites, please consider the success (or lack of) that RIAA has had in prosecuting people in regards to p2p. The VAST majority of their cases that they "won" were not actually prosecuted, rather they were settled by the parties after being threatened.
3rd, I got a copy of Uplink off of a machine I bought to refurbish for a school locally, so technically I pirated it...oh wait...I actually BOUGHT it after dinking and doinking around with it a bit. Prior to that I had never even heard of UL or IV. If IV made a game as entertaining as UL with Defcon, they will get the sales because come on, the SP on this may be cool but to be able to play PvP and nuke em back to the stoneage? Well worth the purchase price of the game.
4th, I'm in a quandry as to wheter I wanna get Defcon or Darwinia, Darwinia looks COOOOL....but Defcon has nukes!! Any nukes in Darwinia? Maybe to nuke virii? No? Well hell it was worth a try.
5th, I'm curious as to the mod-ability of Defcon. (as well as Darwinia for that matter) The thing that made my rush right out and get UL was the fact that by the time I had discovered it there were skads (I know it's not a word, it just sounds cool) of mods out for it which greatly enhanced it after beating it the first time. (Simply Uplink and FBI come to mind)
I could not help but notice a certain similarity of the time adjustment bars at the top to UL...heh, a lil familiarity never hurts.