World of Goo is a delightful little indie game, a labor of love from a couple of guys who came up with fun and innovative gameplay and then worked hard to bring their vision to the rest of us. The game is cheap, stable, multi-platform fun with no DRM. And over 80% of the people playing the game pirated it.

This is not “sticking it to the man.” This is holding skill and earnest craftsmanship in contempt.

The next time you see some pirate strutting around, bragging about fighting the power and “evil corporations,” realize that you’re probably dealing with the insidious renegade, Herbert Loper.

Shamus Young is a programmer and writer by trade, videogame nitpicker by inclination. If you have the patience for more of his ramblings, they can be found at

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