GayGamer is reporting that EDIOS has inserted a bit of a mind fuck for software pirates. Instead of throwing up all sorts of uncool DRM around their release of Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PC, they’ve cleverly inserted a bit of code where Batman can’t complete a simple task in-game. In the game, Batman must glide across a sea of poison gas, but when you play the pirated version of the game, he falls to his death, every time.
Even better was EDIOS’ response to a thief-monkey who dared to report what he thought was a game glitch on their forums:
The problem you have encountered is a hook in the copy protection, to catch out people who try and download cracked versions of the game for free.
It’s not a bug in the game’s code, it’s a bug in your moral code.
Cue trombone music: waaa waaaaa waaaaaaaa!
I’m loving this game and agree whole heartedly with GayGamer: Good on EDIOS for creating such a clever game and clever protection – here’s my $70!