Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jim Rossignol)

Just for the weekend, of course. Mr Zacny – who has a review coming up right after this article! – rather liked the fourth iteration of the colourful dictate ‘em up. You’ll be able to download and play the game on Steam tonight last night from 8pm GMT, and play it through the weekend. Should a purchase be aroused in your wallet, then there’s a 66% discount, too. So that’s pleasant. (And sort of appropriately timed.)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jim Rossignol)

Makes me want to break out Kerbal Space Program.Yes, it seems to be real. Kalypso have sent word that the expansion for Tropico 4, which is called Modern Times, will features the possibility for enforced modernisation of your little republic, including a space programme. They explain: “El Presidente must modernise his island nation while battling sinister underground forces that threaten the future of Tropico itself in an extensive new single-player campaign.” That means fending off the collapse of capitalism, blocking your citizens’ access to the internet>, and other signs of the times. Modern Times is due out in March, but at £19.99 it seems a little pricey! Trailer below. (more…)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Rob Zacny)

Cake but not much death.To my great disappointment, I am a benevolent dictator. The people of Tropico 4‘s do not fear the tread of the jackboot, but are instead smothered under the heavy yoke of first-rate entertainment options and lucrative employment opportunities. Even the communists and intellectuals have been yielded to the bourgeois hellscape I have created. There will be no revolution to televise.> (more…)

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