Batman exposes bug in hacker’s moral code

September 15, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

Batman Arkham

Eidos, the developer of the recent successful game Batman: Arkham Asylum, have added some novel “features” to the game to prevent copyright infringement. Recently a user on the Eidos forum complained that the glide function in their copy of the game had been disabled, making it impossible to complete the game.

“When I…jump from one platform to another, Batman tries to open his wings again and again instead of gliding.”

An Eidos community manager replied, saying the user had encountered “a hook” in the copy protection system, designed 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,” he added.

Free DLC for Batman next week

September 8, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

Batman Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum on the PS3 is to receive new, free downloadable content (DLC) next week, if the PS3’s in-game news ticker is to be believed. There’s currently no information available on exactly what is coming. Our guess is that the DLC will feature new Challenge rooms, but we’ll all have to wait to find out.

Update: Eidos have confirmed that the new DLC will also be available for the Xbox 360 and the PC, although they haven’t yet confirmed any details of what we’ll be getting.