PRINCESS ANNE, MD ? – A graduate student and a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) returned with first place honors from a scholarly competition among researchers at the 14th Biennial Research Symposium of the Association of Research Directors (ARD) in Atlanta, GA, earlier this month. The ARD is an association of agricultural research administrators at the 18 historically black land-grant universities.

(BBC) – But unlike other games, America's Army is truly a product of the US military. The Army first released the game a few years ago as a recruiting tool.

But, at the recent Serious Games Summit in Washington, DC, the Army showed off a new use for its computer game - training soldiers for combat.

America's Army now has six million registered users, and scores of fansites, worldwide. That is not just because the Army gives the game away online for free.