The winner in all of this is you, the player.
Sign me up.
A delightful infusion of Diablo and Minecraft.
I can see this doing very well.
A good quote from a USA Today article on the US deficit:
Bowles (Erskine) has been in touch with Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer about creating a deficit-reduction video game that would enable anyone with a computer to take a stab at balancing the budget, much like the 1994 commission did.
Updated for 2010, Kerrey says, such a game could “go viral.”