Last night's episode of South Park was an ode to all things freemium, and as you might expect from the longrunning comedy show, they went in hard on the unethical free-to-play menace that has been plaguing video games for the past few years.
I won't spoil much about the episode—which you can watch here starting Thursday if you're in a supported region—other than to say that they nailed it. Anyone who has fallen thrall to the likes of Farmville or EA's Dungeon Keeper will feel their thumbs twitching. Also, there are demons.
We've got clips, of course. Here's South Park's explanation of what "freemium"—the "mium" is Latin for "not really"—actually means:
And here, from later in the episode, is South Park's explanation of what freemium ACTUALLY means:
"Don't think about that! Think about all the money!" Sound familiar?