Let's be real for a second: As gamers, it's easy to get behind on real world news. Our TVs are usually too busy being used for our consoles to watch television news broadcasts, and that ever-growing backlog threatens to eat up any free time we might otherwise devote to informing ourselves on the world. Thankfully, someone has taken the year's biggest stories and turned them into WarioWare D.I.Y. mini-games for the quickest consumption possible.

The video below is via British magazine NGamer, which means that the their choices for "top 10 news stories" are a bit Brit-centric. Nevertheless, you'll find Chilean miners, an oil leak, Mel Gibson and more, all in bite-sized five-second mini-game form.

[via Joystiq]