Batman: Arkham Asylum screenshot
Batman: Arkham Asylum screenshot

Rocksteady, developer of the acclaimed action title Batman: Arkham Asylum, has revealed a deliberate glitch in the PC version of the game has caught out gamers playing cracked versions of the game.

On September 4 a user by the name Cheshirec_the_cat posted on the Eidos forums requesting help with a problem he'd encountered 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," asked Cheshirec_the_cat.

Eidos admin Keir later responded, explaining why Cheshirec_the_cat was experiencing problems.

"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."

Rocksteady 1 - 0 Pirates.

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VG_Staff's Avatar


Rocksteady included a hook in the copy protection to catch out users of cracked version.

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Posted 11:14 on 11 September 2009

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ii_Mar's Avatar


Sweet fuck people who steam games
Posted 19:47 on 13 September 2009
Mar27w's Avatar


Crafty buggers,i like their style
Posted 17:59 on 12 September 2009
thpcplayer's Avatar


rocksteady 1 pirates 0
lol we are having a football match here.
i havent played batman on consoles but i will buy it for pc when it comes out
Posted 15:44 on 11 September 2009
El-Dev's Avatar


If I where Rocksteady I'd be looking to put some of these Pirates in jail...

or make them walk the plank.
Posted 14:41 on 11 September 2009
CheekyLee's Avatar


It's cool, and RockSteady's comeback was world class, but the 'glitch' has already been patched by the pirates. Which is quite incredible when you think about it. 2 days after the bug was discovered, it was fixed. By amateur coders. In their homes. Before the game was released!

If I were RockSteady, I'd be looking to give some people jobs.
Posted 14:29 on 11 September 2009
rbevanx's Avatar


That has made my day, great reply back as well. TU for Rocksteady there.
Posted 13:34 on 11 September 2009
bencrosaby's Avatar


The industry may have won this round, but they will never EVER win the war against us. :p
Posted 13:25 on 11 September 2009
South_East_Jedi's Avatar


epic win!
Posted 12:54 on 11 September 2009


This is indeed epic :P
Posted 12:43 on 11 September 2009
Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar


hahahahaha WIN!
Posted 11:14 on 11 September 2009

Game Stats

Release Date: 18/09/2009
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Genre: Action
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 15
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