I watched a couple of my friends play Death Road to Canada, hooked up to a TV, in a bar. It was pretty fun to watch while I was sitting in a bar getting drunk, but novelty factor aside it didn't look like much fun to play. And about the intro, Ross, you shouldn't sweat it. It's a five second intro on a video that's almost never less than fifteen minutes long. I think it would take most people more time to try to skip it than to just let it play.
Hey, Ross, when you were talking about what the future will look like -- give Player Piano a read if you haven't already. The ending is too hopeful, in my opinion, because Kurt Vonnegut didn't want to give up on the human spirit, but it gives a good picture of how even the best case scenario, in a situation of total automation like this, can be pretty messed up.