Quantcast
Batman: Arkham Asylum Steam Keys fail due to DRM - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Batman: Arkham Asylum  



Batman: Arkham Asylum Steam Keys fail due to DRM


12:15 PM on 07.30.2012
Batman: Arkham Asylum Steam Keys fail due to DRM  photo



I hate DRM with a passion, but I feel I owe its creators a fruit basket. After all, it gives me more free target practice than the rest of this industry's bullshit. Take what's been happening with Arkham Asylum -- new purchases aren't working on Steam because SecuROM won't let it activate the authentication keys. 

Consumers already spent their cash on the title when it got marked down in the Steam summer sale, but have been unable to play it since. They've bombarded the forums about the issue, but Valve's kept quiet. Warner Bros. is allegedly looking into it. 

This isn't the first time Warner's attempts to control the end user have messed with paying customers. Arkham City's infamous "Catwoman Pass" codes were missing from many newly purchased copies, while pre-order bonuses failed to unlock. PC users were also maddened over City when it turned out the game ran terribly when using the very features it was supposedly delayed in order to make use of. 

If you are the person who makes the final decision to put SecuROM in a PC game, know this -- you are a bad person.

[Thanks, CaimDark!]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Batman: Arkham Asylum



7:00 PM on 10.17.2013
Batman: Arkham games drop Games for Windows Live

I had long wanted to play Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham Origins on PC for the prettier graphics and improved physics, but the Games for Windows Live requirement pushed me into playing both titles on console. That's no long...more



3:00 PM on 03.07.2012
Storm's Adventure with OnLive Part 1...

...Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Just finishing the title, that's all. It was a little too big for the textbox. Well, I'm not expecting a very positive response on this one (or any of my videos for that matter)...more




Destructoid Originals

11:00 AM on 01.26.2015
Resident Evil HD causes night terrors, sandwiches

I had a real weird night with Resident Evil HD. It's continuing as I look for screens to use as thumbnail images and stumble upon nude, pregnant Jill mods for Resident Evil 4. And here I thought I was making questionable use of my time.more



6:30 PM on 01.25.2015
Outfit swap DLC for Smash Bros. would make a lot of money

[Image by Pitarou] The amiibo craze doesn't seem to have died down yet. My guess is that once Nintendo has released 50 different figures, amiibo fans will start to look at all the fun-but-relatively-worthless figures they've ...more



2:45 PM on 01.25.2015
Sup Holmes mazers the starrs with Don Thacker

[Update: Show's over folks! If you missed it live, I highly recommend you check out the rerun when it's posted later in the week. This one was a non-stop insight and comedy show, complete with e-hole. In the meantime, here i...more



View all Destructoid Originals






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more