In more Microsoft news, they’ve announced a new “community arcade“. The idea is pretty simple – end users and budding game developers can now “launch” their titles on Xbox Live for end users to download. I think this has the potential for use as a teaching mechanism for science. Sue will be the first to tell you that the XNA development environment is fairly easy to get up and running, and it can be used to display/manipulate GIS stuff. Being able to deliver “fun” applications that can teach geospatial technologies and concepts directly to kids is a fairly attractive idea, I think.