Eidos has set a rather sneaky trap in Batman: Arkham Asylum in an attempt to clamp down on pirating. As one pirate recently discovered, the vital Glide ability removes itself from the game if a legitimate copy isn’t being played. A message on the official forums highlighted this problem for the previously mentioned pirate:
“Cheshirec_the_cat (The Pirate)
I’ve got a problem when it’s time to use Batman’s glide in the game. When I hold
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.”
Hopefully now people with a “bug” in their “moral code” will think twice before downloading illegal copies of a game.
Expect more games to go down this path in the future. I support this 100% why should developers lose out after all the hard work they have put in.