I avoided the first Batman title as a result of the Securom and I am aware that others did the same. However the upcoming sequel still includes the Securom even on Steam: http://www.reclaimyourgame.com/showthread.php/5138-Batman-Arkham-City-BEWARE-Bad-news-for-most! For its part, L.A. Noire is set to use GameShield on the version released through Steam. I would more than likely have bought both games on Steam if they had no 3rd-party DRM. Without any wish to get into another debate about DRM, I fail to understand why there is a need for any further protection on Steam releases. Steam itself is DRM and as a user I have already consented to its use, so why the need to clutter my computer with so much unnecessary crap? Is it simply laziness on the part of the developer or do Sony oblige everyone using Securom to include it on all platforms used to release the title? Surely two and even three different DRM layers is both excessive and potentially problematic?