Saturday, 12 September 2009
LSTAR: If, like me, you're still waiting on the PC release of Arkham Asylum at the end of next week, don't be glum! Watch Baman Piderman instead!
Interestingly, already in the hands of PC pirates, developers Rocksteady have artificially crippled the game to stop players from progressing beyond a certain point in the story. Looks like Pirates will have to pony up on release day, or at the very least wait on a patch. While not as elegant as Valve's solution (releasing game data early, but withholding crucial executables until release day) it is a discreet reminder that no matter how skilled Crackers are at subverting copy protection, few of them will be up to the task of fixing the game itself (or coding it in the first place...).
As Eidos Admin Keir puts is, "It's not a bug in the game's code, it's a bug in your moral code."
Posted by LSTAR at 16:22