The people at Eidos are even more cunning than the Joker is seems. A gamer using a pirated copy of Arkham Asylum on his PC posts a question on the Eidos games forum asking for help on getting Batman to fly.
Everytime he tries, Batman just falls from the sky into a cloud of poison gas. An Eidos employee responds and tells him it's not a bug in the game code, but a bug in the gamers moral code. It turns out that Eidos have put in a little booby trap for the pirates, as Batman cannot fly in a pirated game.
Cheshirec_the_cat: (The Pirate) Hi!
I've got a problem when it's time to use Batman's glide in the game. When I hold Space , 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.
Henke123: (Another forum member)
Try buying the game.
There is no poison gas in the demo and the game has not been released on PC yet.
Keir: (Eidos, the developer)
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.
Mr Pirate is strangely silent after that!