Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Economic Sim

GOG.com’s massive holiday sale ending soon

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Final call: GOG.com’s incredible holiday sale—up to 75% off 125-plus games—ends today. If you haven’t emptied your wishlist yet, you have about 20 hours left to do so. Over the holiday period, GOG also announced that they added expansion packs for several games, including Alpha Centauri, Wing Commander 1 & 2 bundle, Wing Commander: Privateer, and Might and Magic 6-Pack. This is especially great news for Alpha Centauri fans as Alien Crossfire has long crossed the $70 mark on auction sites.

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PC News

Middle Manager of Justice now on App Store for iOS

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Justice Corp has just opened a new branch, and they need someone to grease the gears of the corporate machine that lay between the important people and the rank-and-file staffers. In Double Fine’s new free iOS game Middle Manager of Justice, it turns out that that person is you. The superhero management game approaches superhero sim status with players given the duties of training and managing a team of heroes, building and maintaining their facilities, and upgrading their equipment.

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Tropico 4 looks to expand on the cheap with Megalopolis DLC

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El Presidente is nothing if not thrifty. In the latest downloadable pack to launch for Tropico 4, Megalopolis, virtual benevolent dictators are tasked with building the largest city possible with the cheapest materials at hand. Available for PC, and soon for 360, the $4.99 drop, detailed below, includes a new campaign, new avatar clothing, a new mission, and a new trait. The goal: build the most glorious second-rate city the world has ever known.

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Tropico 4: Modern Times expansion pack now available for PC

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El Presidente’s island fiefdom is moving into a new era with the release of Tropico 4: Modern Times for PC. The $29.99 expansion includes a new 12-scenario campaign, 10 new edicts, 30 new buildings, and upgrades for older buildings.

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El Presidente to pave way to glory in new Tropico 4 DLC

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El Presidente has looked out on his island fiefdom and decided that it’s missing the kind of relaxing scenery only available through the heavy use of concrete. Nothing says tropical paradise like soul-crushing gray. And today he’ll get the chance to make his vision come to life with the Quick Dry Cement DLC pack for Tropico 4. The 400 MS Point/$4.99 release, available for 360 and PC, adds a new Cement Factory building, which speeds up construction across the island; the Constructor character trait; a mission theme involving building an island-wide city; and numerous decorations, including a small park, flower bed, and constructor statue.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Ministry of Propaganda releases Tropico 4: Modern Times screens

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Kalypso has released some new shots from the upcoming Tropico 4 expansion, Modern Times. Set to launch in March for the 360 and PC for 1200 MS Points/$19.99, Modern Times leapfrogs the island nation to the modern today, where 30 new buildings, 10 new edicts, 12 new scenario missions, new upgrades, and this newfangled thing called the Internet await El Presidente’s attention. Aside from space stations, skyscrapers, biofarms, and festivals of love, the present also brings with it a new threat to the regime.

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Tropico 4 – The Junta DLC announced for 360, PC

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El Presidente hasn’t been in office long, and he is already expanding his offerings with a new DLC pack for Tropico 4, The Junta. The 400 MS Point/$4.99 pack will be available on November 9 on Live Marketplace for the 360, and a few days later, on November 11, on Steam as well as via the in-game Launcher for PC. The Junta will include the new Bunker building, the new Veteran character trait, a female Dress Uniform outfit, several new decoration items (Guard booth, Small observation tower, Camouflaged ammo depot, Concrete barricades, and APC), and the New Sparta mission theme.

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Tropico 4 demo now available on Live for Xbox 360

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Kalypso has launched a demo for the recently released Tropico 4 on Live Marketplace. The single-player demo includes several tutorial missions and one campaign mission.

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Xbox 360 News

El Presidente graces 360 gamers with his presence in Tropico 4

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It’s time to don the sweet aviators of El Presidente and rule over your very own Caribbean island. Tropico 4 is now available for the 360, giving would-be despots the chance to manage a city and its economy by dictating what’s to be built and where funds should be allocated, as well as govern its populace.

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Xbox 360 News

Tropico 4 release date announced for 360

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El Presidente returned to gaming last summer when Tropico 4 launched for PC, and now, console gamers are getting their chance to rule a Caribbean island of their own. The people are ready to cheer in a new incarnation of the president, and they have announced that they are prepared to hand over power on October 18 when Tropico 4 hits store shelves for the 360.

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Xbox 360 News