Back in January of this year, a cool little game closed it's doors at http://www.playthenewsgame.com/ The idea was pretty simple - they present you with breaking news, or specific news stories that could have heavy bias etc, and then you guess what you think the outcome would be.
I don't know why these articles skip over PlayTheNews. It's pretty much exactly what the authors are talking about and it never gets a mention. They are not making any new games, but there are still some really interesting ones on the site to play.
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.