With some custom programming i think so, but im not sure vbulletin and how the home page is set up works that way. When we used the front page for news, posts/threads had to be made in a certain sub-forum, and the home page would display these posts/threads from that specific sub-forum. I might remember this completely wrong.
I definitely think this is something we should look into again. This could be a great way to give a healthy growth to the community, and gives people more reasons to visit our site. One thing i never got the time to look much into is SEO, and how well we do in google searches, but posting gaming news could make us show up in google searches more often.
I think i barely scratched the surface regarding SEO when we/i looked into google analytics for our site, and if i remember correctly we dont have much SEO at all since we have disabled HTML and CSS for threads and posts.