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Clickhole’s parody newsgame simulates the gay love fest of ancient Roman battles

You are a seasoned Roman general in the year 31 AD. Your biceps and eight-pack glisten in the sunlight as the gods smile down upon you and promise bloody victory. Only you and your army stand between the Germanic invaders and your beautiful Roma. So you reach for your battle axe, grab a statue of Romulus and Remus suckling at their wolf-mother’s teat, and kiss your boyfriend, Antonius, hard on the lips. With Fight For The Glory Of Rome!, parody site Clickhole satirizes the attempts at a ‘choose your own newsgame,’ which many like the BBC have tried to use toward more serious ends.…

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Don’t know how tedious passing a bill can be? Experience it with this satirical quiz

Growing up in a city crawling with politically questionable leaders and spending most of my adulthood in America’s capital has clearly had some kind of positive affect on me. I became a Congresswoman and successfully passed a bill (on my third try!), all by being a completely passive wet noodle. Clickhole has created a new quiz weighing how well you would do as a member of Congress. I ended up in jail, twice, for murder. Apparently, my IP address has been given to the NSA, which is cool since I’ve always wanted to be an agent. It’s completely reminiscent of…

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Climate Defense isn’t obligated to be fair to climate change deniers

There’s nothing that will get two stolid, amenable, friendly people at each others throats faster than the issue of climate change. Speaking as a liberal living in the South, this is a topic I’ve learned not to broach because you will not win, even after the entire island nation of Maldives has been drowned in the Indian Ocean.  – — Yet the certainty of heated arguments to come wouldn’t stop Game The News from making a game about climate control called Climate Defense. Game The News position themselves as news correspondents, social provocateurs who specialize in political games, or news…