Eidos Makes Asses Out of Pirates

on September 10, 2009 12:17 PM

Morality is a word that really doesn’t exist on the Internet. Sure, some of us have higher ethical values than others, but realistically, there’s no such thing as a moral person on the net. If you’ve watched downloaded porn or music via Limewire or torrents, you’re pretty much a scumbag just like the person sitting there pirating games.  And speaking of pirating games…

A user, who goes by the name “Chershirec_the_cat” – the most oblivious handle I have ever oggled – posted on the PC forums some problems he was having while playing Batman: Arkham Asylum. Apparently the atrociously named user complained that Batman’s glide wasn’t working in a certain section of the game, constantly leading to his death by poisonous gas (where’s your Batgas Mask there, buddy?).  Not long after the post, Eidos moderator Keir informed him that he had actually stumbled on an intentional glitch in the game that only affects those that have pirated their copy, saying “It’s not a bug in the game’s code, it’s a bug in your moral code.” Ouch. If that wasn’t a punch to the nuts, then I don’t know what is.  How do you recover from such a response? By overdosing on sleeping pills or by buying the actual damn game.

It’s not rocket science to fathom the idea that, eventually, a group of hackers will find a way to eliminate this bump. They usually do. What have we learned from this experience kids? Don’t pirate games and seek advice from the person you stole it from. It’s like stealing a TV from your neighbor and then going back to his house to ask him how to turn it on. It’s just plain ‘ol stupid. Lesson learned: Don’t pirate games, retards.

 /  Co-Founder
Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.
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