Serious Sam 3: BFE is out now on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It’s one of those titles that tries to recapture the golden age of FPS games; a time when AI companions didn’t hold your hand the whole way and you weren’t ALWAYS playing some one-dimensional US Marine character. Duke Nukem Forever tried to recapture this era as well, but failed miserably. Serious Sam 3: BFE has taken a crack at it and has largely done it right.
FPS games have changed a lot since the heydays of Serious Sam, Quake and Duke Nukem 3D. One thing that hasn’t changed is piracy. Some would argue that it’s gotten worse, which has made developers and publishers resort to all sorts of methods to try and curb the issue. Serious Sam 3 developers Croteam have added a cheeky DRM technique to combat the piracy of their new game. It’s a method that’s been done in the past, but sadly we see this technique all too seldom.
Everyone who pirates Serious Sam 3 will eventually find themselves coming up against a red scorpion-man hybrid. While he may look like another enemy type for you to gun down without remorse, he’s actually immortal and will kick the living hell out of you, you stinking pirate. Hit the jump to see super fast, red scorpion man of anti-piracy justice in action. There’s no way to beat him and no way to escape him. He will find you and will perforate you with his dual miniguns. He has one weakness, however: legitimate copies of Serious Sam 3: BFE.