Last year, TorrentFreak awarded Spore
the dubious title of Most Pirated Game of 2008
-- this year, the victor (by an overwhelming
margin) is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
. According to the torrent news site's calculations
, the PC version of Infinity Ward's shooter was unscrupulously downloaded 4.1 million times. When combined with the 360 version of the game, that number tops five million. Looks like boycotts do
work! And by "boycotts," we of course mean, "mankind's overwhelming desire to get things for free through easily accessible, barely regulated channels."