Arkham Asylum Steam Keys Broken by DRM

It seems that Batman was broken not by Bane, but by mishandled digital rights management software.

That’s the case for a ton of people who scooped up Batman: Arkham Asylum during the Steam Summer Sale and haven’t been able to, uh, actually play the game. Apparently an issue with SecuROM, the DRM software Warner Bros. baked in with the game, is causing the Steam keys to fail to work.

The result: a forum so slammed with angry Batman fans, you’d think someone had posted a negative review of The Dark Knight Rises. Valve is likely getting an eyeful over at the Steam Forums where players have been angrily complaining, but is remaining silent on the issue while Warner Bros. gets it sorted.

We’ll keep you updated as to when you Arkham Asylum buyers might actually be allowed to pay the game you paid for. Meantime, play something DRM-free from or something.

Via Destructoid.

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3 Comments on Arkham Asylum Steam Keys Broken by DRM


On July 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Interesting. A bunch of negative headlines for DRM lately. Maybe… Maybe they’ll ease up on ‘em? I’m glad my A.Asylum worked when I bought it awhile back, but I uninstalled the shiz out of it and had to trouble myself with removing those Securom registry keys. I hope those people get to play the game they paid for soon.

It’s always frustrating when DRM creates problems for the consumer instead of the pirates that they continue to fail stopping.


On July 31, 2012 at 6:49 am

What the problem? The game is easier to buy on solid format(disc) than on those stupid digital websites. It make me laught when those kind of things explode on their faces.


On July 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

“Arkham Asylum buyers might actually be allowed to pay the game you paid for” …that actually makes sense nowadays, both typo and not.