Cheap and Dirty Gamer: World of Goo Can Unite Me to You

Fact: approaching a stranger and asking them to mash their goo into your goo is a sure-fire way to get punched in the face or tied up and thrown in a trunk. In today’s world, people tend to only interact with the goo of people they’re more comfortable with, though alcohol does have a way of bringing unfamiliar goo together in unplanned and sometimes regrettable ways. That being said, there once was a time where random goo united together on a daily basis and ended up creating the world we now live in. If I can take anything away from what 2D Boy was getting at with World of Goo, it’s that while goo can be pretty gross, it does have the potential for solving problems and creating worlds. Coincidentally, World of Goo is only $3.00 on Steam till June 2nd. Random, nonsensical babbling officially validated.

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Don't be so weird about it, the world is covered in the stuff.

For those of you with your minds in the gutter, you’d be correct in assuming that I was talking about sexually themed goo in the preceding paragraph, but let’s not limit goo to that definition. Mud is goo, oil is goo, even Jello is more or less goo. Goo is everywhere. We should celebrate this realization by partaking in the game that made the citizens of Planet Earth start treating goo and all goo related byproducts with respect as opposed to something that is merely wiped off one’s shoe.

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Certain goo showers should be avoided.

We don’t have to get crazy or irresponsible with this newfound goo fascination, as some goo isn’t all that great. I don’t like slime nor do I like the things that secrete this sometimes noxious form of goo. While I think it’s funny to talk about, poop is way too stinky of a form of goo to get any sort of pass. There are bad apples in every bunch, but that doesn’t mean that the good apples have to go without hugs and fist bumps does it?

I challenge you to go out and tell your favorite type of goo that you respect the hard work they put into maintaining the infrastructure of our world. I also ask that you find some goo that isn’t just skirting by and tell them they could do more. Finally, get a jar of the goo you’re least enthusiastic about and bring it inside with you to watch while you play World of Goo. It might just inspire them.

 Cheap and Dirty Gamer – Being cheap used to be an insult, but with the economy in the dumps it’s now a survival skill. Being dirty also used to be an insult, but that changed after Christina Aguilera’s song came out. Not all gamers have the funds to play full priced games, but that doesn’t mean that gaming quality has to suffer. There are good free and cheap games everywhere, games specifically made for the sexy survivors among us.


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