batman-glide-problemDid you somehow notice a rather strange problem while playing Batman: Arkham Asylum… let’s say a problem with the glide? And maybe when you try to glide from one platform to another, Batman only tries to open his wings again and again but eventually falls into a terrible poisoned gas? Maybe you cursed Eidos for being so stupid and letting such a huge bug slip into the game and you’re trying to find a fix for for this glide problem? Well… there’s just one thing to do: BUY THE GAME.

At least that’s what, probably laughing out loud, Eidos is saying to those who experience the problem. Which is not really a problem, but a pirate-trap set up by Eidos to drive mad those who play a pirated copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum and probably make the game unplayable. So yes, if you really want to experience the game in its full glory, buy the final, official release. And for God’s sake, if you somehow decide to pirate a title, don’t go yelling on the official forums, asking for help when the game hasn’t been released yet!

Because that’s what one angry pirate did, asking on the official forums: “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.”

One guy from Eidos decided to answer the guy and said: “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.”

So it’s pretty funny, actually and I can say that it is Eidos: 1, Pirates: 0. Of course, if we are to judge from all the pirates’ victories over the past scores, we have a clear war winner, but it’s always funny to see how developers can create small bits of “errors” to make you buy the game instead of pirating it. Well done, Eidos!

Now it’s probably just a matter of time until a “fix” for the glide problem appears and the score will be 1-1, but that’s another story…