Here’s a roundup of today’s news found elsewhere on the internet:

Scouts introduce Video Games badge (gamesindustry.biz) - The Boy Scouts of America have introduced a new Videogames award to promote understanding of the ESRB rating system and more educational titles.

The basic belt loop award is for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts and has three requirements, the first being to "explain why it is important to have a rating system for videogames" and to check that the Scout's own games are suitable.

The second requirement is that the Scout prepare a schedule of activities that includes household chores, homework and videogames. The third is to "learn to play a new videogame that is approved by your parent, guardian, or teacher."

An advanced Academics Pin (aka badge) has a total of nine requirements. These include buying a game with a suitable age rating; comparing two different videogame systems; organising a family tournament; and teaching an adult or friend how to play a game.

Other requirements task Scouts with suggesting tips to help another with their favourite game; playing a game with a friend for an hour; playing a game that helps maths, spelling or other academic skills; comparing prices of games in different retailers; and installing a gaming system.

Play BFBC2, get M24 sniper from Medal of Honor (vg247) - Those who play Battlefield: Bad Company 2 have a chance to get early access to the M24 sniper weapon system in Medal of Honor.

According to a post over on the Battlefield Blog, access to the sniper-tastic M24 will be awarded to players who have purchased BFBC2 when MoH is released.

VIP codes are included in new PS3 and Xbox 360 discs, and through playing the game online via PC, providing you use the same EA account for both games.

Rules, regulations, and details are through here.

Medal of Honor is out during Q2 FY11 with DICE handling the multiplayer end.

World premiere of Treyarch’s Call of Duty hitting GTTV (vg247) - The world premiere announcement of Treyarch’s new Call of Duty game will happen on GTTV, according to a tweet from Keighley.

Here’s the post:

This Friday’s GTTV on Spike will feature the world premiere of the next CALL OF DUTY.
That’s right. Friday. Set the clock.

Apparently, there’s an interview with Jake Gyllenhaal, Bruckheimer, and Resident Evil: Afterlife stars Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter as well.

But who gives two-shits about all that – we want to know if we will be able to have our own Martin Sheen and Robert Duvall moments.

StarCraft II Beta Deployed To Macs (Kotaku) - Attention, my fellow second class Mac gaming brothers: the StarCraft II multiplayer beta is now available to download from Battle.net—if, of course, you have access to the beta for Blizzard's sci-fi real-time strategy game.