Link Roundup for August 2nd: No more jerks on Xbox One, the health benefits of gaming, a new look at boobs in games, and more…


Link Roundup is a collection of links from gaming (and non-gaming) sites all over the internet we hope will spark discussion, keep you informed and up-to-date, and broaden your gaming horizons. It will publish each Tuesday and Friday. Readers are encouraged to send link suggestions to

Interesting. It seems to the next Xbox will have less players who have slept with my mom with colourful things to say about my sexual orientation.

Phil Rogers, CEO of Square-Enix for America and Europe, claims the company is changing its business strategies in a candid blog post. At least on the subject of Final Fantasy, one can only hope.

Can video games be used to treat dyslexia? A study from Current Biology suggests that they might.

And can violent games be used to sharpen your brain function? Neuroscientist Daphne Bavelier suggests that they might.

And if that’s not enough, could they be at the heart of the next major religious movement?

A new take on boobs in video games.

In our Is-That-Really-Such-a-Good-Idea?-news of the day, a new game — subtly-titled Glorious Mission — pits China against Japan over a group of islands (known as the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China).

10, um, interesting ways people have beaten video games.


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