Wargaming Recon Episode 68: Tropico & TotalCon 2012

Host Jonathan J. Reinhart opens the show with some announcements. He highlights the show contents: TotalCon 2012 Contest Results, SOPA/PIPA Update, Tropico 4 review, Napoleon Total War Review, and more.

Surprise is expressed at the lack of feedback to Episode 67‘s review of Battlegames Magazine‘s new digital subscription format. Episode 67 set a record as fastest growing show. Listeners are entreated to submit comments as to why they liked that episode so much and what they would like to find in future shows.

TotalCon 2012 gets its own contest. The contest ended and the winners are announced. Congratulations to all the winners, a thank you to everyone who entered, and a big thank you to the people at TotalCon with a special thanks to Steven Parenteau and Angelia Heroux for their help in obtaining the free passes..

Tropico 4, the computer & video game that puts players into the fictional shoes of a Carribbean island dictator, is reviewed and explained. Napoleon: Total War, a real time strategy (RTS) computer game is reviewed based on its demo. The historical Battle of Ligny is mentioned.

Jonathan’s weekly column at Troll In the Corner is discussed. In particular, his article Wargaming Blends Old & New School Gaming aka a Response to Ben Gerber’s “Thinking in the old school” is discussed.

The show winds down with thoughts on preparing for a con. Listeners may also be interested in 10 Things Every Gamer Should Bring With Them To a Gaming Con.

As always we conclude with a message from our sponsor, 12-7-Games.com, our Creative Commons license and contact information (find us on Facebook and Twitter).

We hope you enjoy this episode of Wargaming Recon and are eager for your feedback (both positive remarks and constructive criticism). Send it all to cwfgamecast at wargamingforums dot com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Xbox Live with gamertag cwfgamecast.

Our intro song is “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel. Please give his other music a listen at www.matthewebel.com.

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