If You Pirate Serious Sam 3, Croteam Will Kill You (In Game)
With most of its business presumably coming via Steam, Serious Sam 3: BFE is already protected by a pretty solid layer of DRM.
But conventional retail copies are available in some parts of the world and let's be honest, even Steam games sometimes end up running around loose and unsupervised.
Croteam apparently foresaw this possibility and so it took steps to protect the game itself in the coolest, nastiest way possible
The DRM (Digital Rights Management) in most games forces players to be online and such, but not Serious Sam 3.
Instead, the game sends an invincible scorpion after you. Yes, you read that right.
The pirated version of the game includes a super-fast and unkillable scorpion that chases you through the game.
It’s a funny and excellent way of dealing with pirates without punishing real buyers.
Players with an illegal copy of Serious Sam 3 will at some point find themselves being pursued by a little [relatively speaking]
pink scorpion guy with machine-guns for hands. It's technically a Juvenile Arachnoid, with two big differences: it's fast as hell,
and it's immortal.That's right, it cannot be killed and it's way too fast to be evaded for more than a second or two.
It will pursue you, it will attack you and sooner or later - probably sooner - it will kill you.
It's a hilarious idea and it's even more hilarious to see the thing in action.
It's also a lot of fun imagining all the dummies looking for help with the unkillable fast scorpion thing in various Serious Sam 3 forums.
There’s a video below which shows the pink beast in action.
This is pretty actually similar to what From Software did with Dark Souls earlier this year. Either way, prepare to die