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.