Who Wants To Play SimDeficit?
That may or may not be the name of the upcoming video game that Microsoft might develop that will let you (YOU!) balance the federal budget. This is an idea floated out there by the Obama administration as they reached out to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to see if they can't make this happen.
The indispensable video game blog Kotaku is concluding, based on the quotes, that this will be an online Flash game as opposed to something for the Xbox 360. ("Oh no, the Washington Post discovered the banks are failing!" "Quick, hit up and Y to save them!")
Hey, it's no Super Obama World, but it'll sure as heck give the average citizen the chance to see how hard it is to put a goddamn budget together and get America out of debt. See? It's not so easy, you armchair voter! Now get back to criticizing the health care bill.
There aren't many specifics on the game itself being released (mostly because it doesn't exist yet), but I can wager that if you beat the game ... bam. Cabinet position.