South Park Craps All Over Free-To-Play Games

By Jason Schreier on at

The latest episode of South Park to air over in the US was an ode to all things freemium, and as you might expect from the long-running comedy show, they went in hard on the free-to-play menace that has been plaguing video games for the past few years.

I won't spoil much about the episode 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?

The episode in question, Freemium Isn't Free, will air in the UK on Comedy Central on November 12, 2014.