The BioShock games understand, as few videogames do, the power of setting. The first game sent you underwater to the Art Deco ruins of a libertarianism-gone-horribly-wrong city inspired by Ayn Rand. Bioshock Infinite sends you to the clouds, to the impossible, midair red-white-and-blue city of Columbia, whose gorgeous vistas contrast brilliantly with the ugly racism and corruption just under the surface. It’s simultaneously a caricature of the worst and best of turn-of-the-century America, and a game.
Mentalfloss.com, one of the better practitioners of the genre. Rather than just using lists like “17 Pictures Guaranteed to Increase Web Traffic,” it focuses on more esoteric subjects like “14 Words That Are Their Own Opposites” and “7 Fun Facts About the Dothraki Language of Game of Thrones.” Truly, facts useful for everyday life.