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News Pirated Batman PC contains deliberate glitch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Sep 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    I saw that glitch mentioned on a few forums. And oh look there is a fix already for it.

    A good idea putting in a glitch to make pirated versions unplayable, however people always find a way around it. As long as it doesn't affect legitimate players like so many other forms of "copy protection" I'd say it's a move in the right direction.

    Shame it doesn't do a damn thing and can be fixed within minutes....
     
  3. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    I wonder how long it'll take to get that ironed out. Nice try though, Eidos deserves credit.
     
  4. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Much better than the draconian online-DRM EA is running, Good job Eidos!
     
  5. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    The problem with doing things like that is they'll be reports flying all over the place about the game's unplayable and doesn't work, and it'll get a reputation for being glitchy, even though it's deliberate.

    Hopefully that won't happen though.
     
  6. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I swear adobe does the same thing with photoshop... When I was a poor student and couldn't afford to pay, it used to spawn hundreds of help windows at random :p
     
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  7. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    not a bad idea, glitches however can be fixed, personally id release the game missing some key levels as well as the ending. cant fix missing content :thumb:
     
  8. whisperwolf

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    You’ve either got to be really dumb or have huge balls to query why a product is not working on the official boards for a game that hasn't been released yet and that you have pirated. It just strikes me as someone calling the Dixon’s help line and saying "Hello this TV I stole from you yesterday seems to have fuzzy reception will you come and fix it or exchange it for me." It's crossing one moral line, which I hate, in pirating the game and another entirely to demand customer support for it as well.
     
  9. Sutters

    Sutters Silent lurker!

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    Awesome idea! Bet the OP on the Eidos forums is a little red faced now! :)
     
  10. DraigUK

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    A big :clap: for Eidos.

    Would LOVE to see the day they put something in a game that wiped the hard drive or something of those using a pirated copy.


    Yeah I know it will never happen. However it is Friday, so I can muse a bit :D
     
  11. Evildead666

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    If that happens, then all those people will be very ashamed at having a cracked version of the game.
    how can someone be so stupid as to contact the Devs of a game you have copied/cracked ?

    Its like complaining to Microsoft that you can't get updates from their site with a stolen copy of Windows....

    Anyway, this is the best method of DRM. Just shaft them somewhere in the game, but not just one place, many.
     
  12. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Pro tip bat-fans - From what I understand this isn't the only anti-piracy measure in Arkham Asylum, there are others scattered throughout the game, like invisible walls and unremovable barriers to the next game areas. Sure these too will eventually be patched, but it all means hassle for the Pirates, and if it's more hassle to pirate than buy a game, guess what more people are liable to do!?
     
  13. OnyxLilninja

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    I once had an Amiga game (can't remember name now) that if you tried to copy the manufacturer disks, it would format them. That really sucked because I had borrowed the game off my school mate who was bigger than me :) I cunningly superglued the metal slider on the floppy in the hope he wouldn't notice. Unfortunately for me, he did.
     
  14. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    one thing I've never understood, if the pirates are this good at cracking the game code and compliling fixes etc for the glitches why don't the game developers actually hire the best of them as beta testers/glitch fixer-uppers

    though going back to the guy that posted for advice about a game thats not even out yet only one thing to say he is an idiot.
     
  15. Gunsmith

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    hacking groups like to compete amongst themselves as to who can release the biggest titles first, remember reputation means everything to these groups. hiring them would only give them access to the gold master quicker.
     
  16. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Surely as soon as the game's released, there will be a fully-working cracked version for all and sundry to download?
     
  17. UncertainGod

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    Hardly a new idea, lots of codemasters games have been employing this technique for years, just take a look at operation flashpoint for a good example, and a few EA games tried it in the last 18 months ago but since none of those guys actually know what they are doing there deliberate bugs were patched out in the crack.
     
  18. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    The only things i buy are things i can try.
    IMO If a game doesnt provide a playbale demo on or before release day, they deserve to get pirated.
    Who in thier right mind is gonna pay up front for something they cant see working.
    It pisses me off when a software house prematurely releases something that hasn't been tested properly. (no name dropping here..chernarus)
    For all we know Batman DA's so called anti-pirate tactics could be a crafty cover up for shoddy beta testing and faults in the game. These days you just never know.

    If there is a decent demo (showing off the highlights of gameplay), i'll play it and if the game is good I'll buy it.
     
  19. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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  20. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Except there's a Demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum, and while not very long, gives you a full taste of the game, including working batglide! Get the demo on steam.
     
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