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SimCandidate

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I've been a Sim City fan for a long time, dating back to the days of Super Nintendo. The games are great fun, despite the frustration of built-in anti-libertarian bias: you're mayor for life (actually for all eternity) without electoral challenges, zoning is a must, and citizens are woefully incapable of independent thought and action. But hey, if SimCitizens could do everything for themselves, it wouldn't be much of a game.

Anyway, my interest was piqued when I flipped through the L.A. Weekly at lunch today and found this review of a game that lets you pretend to be a presidential candidate in the 2004 election and several historical elections. There's a Canadian version, too. I'm downloading this as soon as I get home, definitely. Here's the link: President Forever 2004.