I didnt have any pirated games on a perminant basis.
I had the occasional stuff thrown at me, had a look at it and if it wasnt my style which you know after about 1/2 hour it would get erased; however if it was good and worth spending the money on I'd buy it - I had my 1st job then and was earning reasonable money.
I would not pirate software from currently active software houses - but can not see the harm if the company is now defunct ( we are talking 2006 still existing ) companies here.
From my perspective if the software house is now gone and its not being sold on the market there is no one to pay money to for it.
I am more than willing to listen to arguments one way or the other.