World Cup 2006 begins tomorrow. Before any nasty rumours that I will be shirking my duties to watch the games start circulating I want you all to know that Loading may be delivered in the "Coles Notes" version tomorrrow because I will be attending meetings all weekend.

I'm a big Battlestar Galactica fan. I really love what they have done with the new series. Now that we have that out of the way and the readership has dropped by 50% I'm going to throw out a strange World of Warcraft observation.

Those of you who play Horde will know of a quest to exterminate Baron Longshore. Those of you who have actually tried to complete the quest will know that you can run by one pirate camp that contains Baron Longshore only to see him in the very next camp as well. It can only be one of two things; either Baron Longshore is exploiting the game by teleporting from camp to camp or...and I believe this to be true...he is a cylon.

Baron Longshore was created by man.
He rebelled.
He evolved.
He looks and feels human.
He is programmed to think he is human.
There are many copies.

I'd say he's a cylon. It looks pretty clear to me. He meets all six criteria.

It is our responsibility to "out" these cylons before they start asking for cylon marriage rights. It's a slippery slope folks.

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Now on to the real world. You can't make this stuff up.

As always, thanks for visiting,
-- John "Boomjack" Hoskin

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Dissecting and distilling the game industry since 1994. Lover of family time, youth hockey, eSports, and the game industry in general.