Gas The Pirates!


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!

3 thoughts on “Gas The Pirates!

  1. Dead Robot

    Cb :

    What an excellent solution!

    Agreed! It renders the pirate copy a big old demo up to that point when you need to use that function. Brilliant!

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