Pirates of Ubisoft's Michael Jackson: The Experience on DS are being subjected to an inventive anti-piracy technique - the vuvuzela.
According to Tiny Cartridge, anyone trying to run a downloaded copy of the game is currently finding the contentious South African horn, which shot to notoriety in the 2010 World Cup, being played over the King of Pop's oeuvre.
The anti-piracy methods also disable the on-screen prompts, rendering the game completely unplayable.
The vuvuzela is a plastic horn that's about 2 ft long. It produces a loud monotone note, typically around B♭3 (thanks, Wikipedia!). Alternatively, imagine a sound of a hundred screaming bees being shot out of blowpipes.
We haven't played Michael Jackson: The Experience on DS yet, but VideoGamer.com's 7/10 opinion of the Wii version suggests the game might be an erstwhile companion for anyone looking to don a single white glove and shuffle around their living room floor.
While it's an absolute certainty that hackers will eventually manage to break Ubisoft's latest anti-piracy method, it's always nice to see a more creative attack in the never-ending war between hackers and publishers.
Still, the deafening drone of the Vuvuzela can't be any worse than the Lenslok system used by some horrible publishers in the eighties.