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.

Eidos release free batman DLC this week

September 14, 2009 by Daniel Gillespie  
Filed under News

Batman Arkham Asylum

Eidos today announced the ‘Insane Night Map Pack’, a free downloadable map pack for the much praised Batman: Arkham Asylum.

This coming Thursday (17th), gamers will get download two new challenge maps to test their Invisible Predator prowess and FreeFlow Combat skills.

In the ‘Nocturnal Hunter’ Invisible Predator map, you need to practice your predatory skills to remain in the shadows, utilizing the Arkham watchtowers and Batman’s array of gadgets and weapons to gain defeat the army of goons.

The ‘Totally Insane’ FreeFlow Combat map is somewhat different, as players will be challenged to the limit as hordes of imprisoned lunatics bear down upon them, as they make their escape through the asylum’s secure records facility. To complete this, players will need to use their quick reactions to overcome the lunatics.

Just Cause 2 website now live

August 20, 2009 by Dave Burns  
Filed under PC, Playstation, Xbox

JustCause.com has just gone live and is to be community focused.  5 lucky people will even have the chance to have there names featured in the game itself! heres a little bit from the press release;

“In creating the official Just Cause 2 website, we wanted to create an editorially-driven site packed with entertaining and informative content which both fans and those new to the series could really become part of,” said Lee Singleton, General Manager of Eidos Game Studios. “What we are launching with today is the tip of the iceberg, with plans already underway for numerous community rewards for registered users; more competitions and great prizes; and community days nearer launch where registered users can be amongst the first to play the game.”

Does that hint at a beta for registered users? we think so!

Mini Ninjas demo this wednesday

August 17, 2009 by Dave Burns  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

Mini Ninjas

Eidos has just announced that they will be releasing a Mini Ninja’s demo this Wednesday (19th August) onto Xbox Live and PC and also onto PSN on Thursday.  The official release will hit shelve in the US on 9th September and the UK/EU on 11th September.