Weird; on 12th March I gave a guest lecture about trends in games, and why academics should be involved in studying them. In one slide — related to the need to have a wider range of academic disciplines study games — I pointed to early experiments in gaming against animals and experiments in thought-controlled games, and idly speculated that some nations may one day allow dogs to be wired up to play multiplayer videogames against humans. Now I find that, three days later, someone posted a YouTube video of a dog playing a computer game.