I can’t get into Fantasy Sports teams, mostly because a) I’m nowhere near fanatical enough about sports to really get into it and b) because I can’t be bothered to keep track of all those statistics. Which, I suppose, is a little lame coming from an old D&D nerd like myself.
Thankfully, ImpactGames has figured out a way to combine my old D&D love with my obsession with the news via the community web game, Play the News. The premise is that news stories allow you to choose a role defined by the story and then present your choice for what that newsmaker should do going forward. As stories develop, you’re shown what your actions were contrasted with what actually happened.
There are also ways to predict future headlines and events, further pitting your geo-political prowess against the world.
I’ve only started getting in to this one, but so far it’s an engaging way to experience world events and one that should be worth a shot for any other news junkies out there.
Check out Play the News
Thanks to Sam over at the AV Club Blog for the find.