Once again, the institute published a list of games that parents should avoid buying for children; they're all M-rated titles like "Dead Space" and "Gears of War 2." The list of recommended games is a little more problematic, mixing real gems like "LittleBigPlanet" with dogs like "Rock Revolution."
— YOU AND WHAT ARMY? The U.S. Army has been receptive to video gaming since 2002, when it developed "America's Army" as a recruiting tool. Now, according to the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, the Army is planning to invest $50 million over the next five years to develop games to help train soldiers for combat.
Specifically, the Army is looking to adapt a commercial product for combat training. Does that mean the next "Call of Duty" could be heading to Afghanistan?
— NEW IN STORES: Ubisoft's acrobatic "Prince of Persia" (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, DS) gets a colorful new look. ... THQ's evil alien Crypto invades the 1970s in "Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon" (360). ... "Mamma Mia!" fans can get their karaoke fix from "SingStar Abba" (PlayStation 2).
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