Via Wired News: AP reports that the Union of Students Islamic Association finally released their game "Rescue the Nuke Scientist" (my past posts on this topic: here and here plus more from GamePolitics)
Via Water Cooler Games: call for papers for an academic collection entitled Joystick Soldiers: The military/war video game reader
Via Selectparks: the DoD is working on something called the Sentient World Simulation
* Sydney Morning Herald looks at new recruitment games for the Australian Defence Force
* Muqtada al Sadr is a gamer???
* Another Islamogame from Iran: Saving the Port
* Ian Bogost's Gamasutra editorial Designing for Tragedy. Relevant to the depiction of war?
Plus, via Who Sucks, a little bonus for the Summer of Simpsons: