BioShock Can Only be Installed on Two PCs at a Time
It seems people over at the BioShock forums have been up in arms over news that the PC version of BioShock can only be installed twice. Apparently, that’s kind of true, but it’s not the full story. Originally people thought that once you installed the game, uninstalled it, and finally re-installed it again, the disc was rendered pretty much useless. In actuality, you can uninstall and reinstall to your heart’s content, provided you keep it contained to two computers. Each time you install your copy of the game, it sends an activation code to 2K’s server, alerting them each time it’s been installed. The same goes for when you uninstall it, so essentially you can only have the game on two separate computers at once. It’s all part of their anti-piracy software, and yes, the same goes for the digitally downloaded version as well.
So, it’s really not as bad as it seemed. Basically, if you lend the game to a friend, make sure they uninstall it when they’re done. And if your computer breaks down and you can’t uninstall it? No problem; just phone up Securom and tell them what happened. Of course, if you call every few minutes to get the game unlocked, they might start to get suspicious.
Via Voodoo Extreme