Deliberate glitch foils Batman: Arkham Asylum pirates

As reported by Afterdawn, a deliberate glitch in the PC version of Batman: Arkham Asylum intended on fighting piracy has left pirates looking for answers on the official Eidos forums.

User Cheshirec_the_cat posted a thread on September 4th in the official Eidos forums for Batman: Arkham Asylum, requesting help with a peculiar problem with the PC version of the game.

"I've got a problem when it's time to use Batman's glide in the game. When I hold , like it's said to jump from one platform to another, Batman tries to open his wings again and again instead of gliding. So he fels down in a poisoning gas. If somebody could tel me, what should I do there."

As another forum poster points out, the game hasn't been released publicly for the PC yet, so how the user managed to get a copy of the game is a question in itself. Eidos admin Keir responded to the thread before closing it, explaining that the glitch wasn't so much of a glitch:

"The problem you have encountered is a hook in the copy protection, 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."

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