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22. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2010, 15:17 noman
nin wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 14:30:

In happier news I see on Steam I see that Batman Arkam Asylum GOTY is on sale on Steam for $20.

With limited installs! Yum!

Bigger problem is buying the game on Steam, since its activation system is far worse than the SecuROM one that the game has.

Batman:AA has an activation check only during the game install, similar to Steam-enabled games, but unlike Steam, the license can be revoked. If you buy a retail copy, you don't have to worry about getting games tied to an account and unlike Steam, you can actually have two copies of game running at the same time on two different PCs. Even if your hard disk is shot, the activation policy for this game automatically releases licenses every month for any game key. You don't have to worry about online or offline mode, third-party apps or services, since the game is activated only during the install time.

Most SecuROM protected games these days have very practical activation policies. It's sad to see publishers going the lot more restrictive Steamworks route.
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