Also the Wheel of Time suggestion is interesting. I'd certainly watch it, but I think once they got past the material in the first handful of books, the editing required to adapt that book and make it work would come across less like surgery and more like butchery.
I get my news incidentally online. Through Facebook, and Giantbomb and stuff. A lot of my friends on facebook post news stuff pretty regularly though, so I do usually hear about stuff, though admittedly it's through the lens of whatever crazy conspiracy theory, hyper christian conservative, or ultra hippie liberal websites they go to (there is no middle ground). 22 Male.
@raven10: Well I understand why you don't like it now. If you ever find your hatred for that game cooling, I recommend you try playing without doing the side quests. Maybe put some podcasts on during the slower moments.