Eidos: There’s A Pirate In My Belfry

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a great game. Itís an excellent game. You should be playing it. Itís good enough to pay for. Apparently that wasnít the case for one gamer who made the following post on an Eidos forum:

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 down in a poisoning gas. If somebody could tel me, what should I do there."

There were two initial problems with this. One, it was for help on the PC version of the game. It had not been released yet. Two, itís not a glitch. From an admin on the forum who replied to the original poster:

"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."

Uh, snap?

Look forward to seeing a lot more of these wonderful conversations as more publishers adopt this style of copy protection.

Source: Afterdawn.


  1. That is hilariously awesome.

    It made my day.

    Also, “he fels down in a poisoning gas”.

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