The Adventure of Links: December 2, 2010

BBC News Europe: "Spain outrage over migrant bombing game"

Spain's main opposition party has provoked howls of outrage for producing a video game which invites players to bomb illegal immigrants.

Wired Threat Level: "Xbox-Modding Judge Berates Prosecution, Puts Trial on Hold"


Opening statements in the first-of-its kind Xbox 360 criminal hacking trial were delayed here Wednesday after a federal judge unleashed a 30-minute tirade at prosecutors in open court, saying he had “serious concerns about the government’s case.”

University of Colorado Denver Newsroom: "Study shows employees learn best from video games"



Long derided as mere entertainment, new research now shows that organizations using video games to train employees end up with smarter, more motivated workers who learn more and forget less.

cnet Crave: "Does playing video games help reduce pain?"



According to a study from the American Pain Society, a multidisciplinary community of scientists and clinicians who work to reduce pain-related suffering, video games, and more specifically those that incorporate 3D virtual reality, could help reduce physical pain.