President Obama has been historically a bit down on video games, readily associating them with bad parenting. In spit of this, Joystiq reports today that Obama's fiscal commission has been communicating with Microsoft about creating a budget balancing game.
That is: Not a game that would teach people to balance their own budgets, but a game that would let others attempt to balance the federal budget, to promote public awareness of how difficult it is. Commission co-chair Erskine Bowles said: "What you could get is support among the populace for the exceptionally unpopular things you need to do to solve this problem... [the game could] go viral."
Joystiq points out that it wouldn't be the first game built around balancing the United States federal budget, nor would it be the first game that tried to educate you about something decidedly un-game-like. We list ten of the best, worst, and weirdest, after the jump. Some of them you can even play in your browser: like, right now!Read More