A New Anti-Piracy Weapon: The Invincible In-Game Scorpion
Game developer Croteamâ€™s shooter title â€śSerious Sam 3â€ť is several months old, but the novelty of its anti-piracy approach hasnâ€™t worn off. As reported late last year by various gamer sites, those who play unauthorized copies of the game find their character repeatedly attacked by an invincible scorpion.
â€śSome companiesâ€™ DRM is stupidly cruel, punishing only those who have legitimately purchased the game,â€ť observes PC gaming site Rock Paper Shotgun. â€śSerious Sam 3â€˛s DRM is brilliantly cruel, punishing only those who pirated it.â€ť More on video game companiesâ€™ anti-piracy creativity at Kotaku Australia.