2K Games violating its own EULA with Bioshock?

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2K Games' Bioshock may be Game of the Year material, and it could possibly even be among the highest rated games ever, but this horror FPS title isn't without its share of trouble. In fact, complaints are piling up about issues in the PC version - from widescreen woes, to extremely prohibitive copy protection schemes. Some meticulous gamer calls out that 2K is in a worse pinch, stating that 2K Games conflicts against the game's own End User License Agreement (EULA).

Just recently, PC owners discovered that Bioshock can only be installed twice (that's one install, and one re-install) even on the same machine. A poster over at the Official 2K Forum claimed the security measure was a violation of the EULA terms since it explicitly stated that everything should be fine and dandy as long as you don't try to install the same copy on a different machine. Fine and dandy included every re-installation of the game, no matter how many times the user wishes - as long as it's on the same machine.

SecuROM said that they're working with the software publisher, 2K Games, on a strategy to resolve the issue, or so the poster claims. Other attempts to contact SecuROM often ended with the same message.

Forum moderator irrationallevine posted a reply, saying "I've followed up on the circular email with SecuROM and we are working on this issue. I agree, it sucks, and we need to get that sorted. I've been told by 2k that we will."

Via Official 2K Forums

Bioshock banner - Image 1 


2K Games' Bioshock may be Game of the Year material, and it could possibly even be among the highest rated games ever, but this horror FPS title isn't without its share of trouble. In fact, complaints are piling up about issues in the PC version - from widescreen woes, to extremely prohibitive copy protection schemes. Some meticulous gamer calls out that 2K is in a worse pinch, stating that 2K Games conflicts against the game's own End User License Agreement (EULA).

Just recently, PC owners discovered that Bioshock can only be installed twice (that's one install, and one re-install) even on the same machine. A poster over at the Official 2K Forum claimed the security measure was a violation of the EULA terms since it explicitly stated that everything should be fine and dandy as long as you don't try to install the same copy on a different machine. Fine and dandy included every re-installation of the game, no matter how many times the user wishes - as long as it's on the same machine.

SecuROM said that they're working with the software publisher, 2K Games, on a strategy to resolve the issue, or so the poster claims. Other attempts to contact SecuROM often ended with the same message.

Forum moderator irrationallevine posted a reply, saying "I've followed up on the circular email with SecuROM and we are working on this issue. I agree, it sucks, and we need to get that sorted. I've been told by 2k that we will."

Via Official 2K Forums

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