Well it had been a little too quiet recently.
The outstanding bastion of accurate, truthful, and honest reporting that is The Sun has "revealed" this morning that terrorists are using FPS titles such as Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, and Halo as training tools, making good use of private chat options to keep their plans covert.
"Islamic extremists know cops monitor phone calls, emails and online messages," reads the report. "So they are turning to PlayStation and Xbox games to keep their deadly plans secret.
"Gamers can log on in groups to play against each other and — crucially — to chat in private. Once signed in to a 'lobby' using a password, plotters put on Bluetooth headsets and speak securely to conspirators on the same site."
We have to say that we've never heard terror plots being discussed over Xbox LIVE, but we have had our mothers insulted on occasion, with particularly vicious American teenagers occasionally alluding to scenes of sexual assault after romping to victory.
The Sun's sources, though, are very scared indeed.
"It's a terrifying reality," said one source. "These people waste no time finding a secure method of chatting.
"They are logging into group games over the internet and discussing terror plots. Security people know about it. For millions who love these games this will be a huge shock. To think fanatics use them for their own ends is a real worry."
The Sun also claims that "there has even been evidence would-be jihadists treat war games as training tools, a bit like a pilot might use a flight simulator."
Let's pause for a moment to consider Call of Duty as a realistic simulation of war.
"The terrorists choose incredibly realistic "first person games" where the controller works through a complex simulation of war scenarios, carrying out missions and battling enemy fighters," the report continues.
"Gamers choose different styles of play and missions — from planting bombs to fighting one-on-one."
We're now off to play Journey in preparation for attempting to scale Everest next Wednesday.
Thanks for the tip, Nick.