Batman Pirate gets pawned by developer

Batman pirate put in his place by sneaky developers


Batman pirated pawned by Eidos stafferThe people at Eidos are even more cunning than the Joker is seems. A gamer using a pirated copy of Arkham Asylum on his PC posts a question on the Eidos games forum asking for help on getting Batman to fly.

Everytime he tries, Batman just falls from the sky into a cloud of poison gas. An Eidos employee responds and tells him it's not a bug in the game code, but a bug in the gamers moral code. It turns out that Eidos have put in a little booby trap for the pirates, as Batman cannot fly in a pirated game.

Cheshirec_the_cat: (The Pirate) Hi!
I've got a problem when it's time to use Batman's glide in the game. When I hold Space , 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.

Henke123: (Another forum member)
Try buying the game.
There is no poison gas in the demo and the game has not been released on PC yet.

Keir: (Eidos, the developer)
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.

Mr Pirate is strangely silent after that!

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