Signs of the worldwide economic downturn, known by some as the Great Recession, are nearly absent from modern video games. So it came as a surprise to me when one my assignments in a new video game was to foreclose on homes.
The game is DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, which is an unlikely candidate for commentary on the economic crisis. DeathSpank is a game about a stupid muscular hero who, under the player's control, goes on an adventure to kill bad guys while searching for several magical thongs. In this game, you'll be using a flaming sword to smite ogres, and you'll collect donkey manure because someone asked you to.