Holy anti-piracy measures, Robin! Batman: Arkham Asylum is out on the PC later this month, and will include some interesting copy protection measures, if the experiences of an early pirate are anything to go by.
Eidos forum member Cheshirec_the_cat described a problem he had while playing the game, writing on Eidos’ own forums:
“I’ve got a problem when it’s time to use Batman’s glide in the game. When I hold “,” like it’s said to jump from one platform to another, Batman tries to open his wings again and again instead of gliding. So he fels [sic] down in a poisoning gas. If somebody could tel [sic] me, what should I do there.”
After being reminded that, hey, the game isn’t actually out ’til next Tuesday, forum administrator Keir stepped in to explain what was going on, producing a hell of a put-down in the last sentence:
“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.”