Videos of animals playing video games. Showing us all, once again, that video games appeal to our most base instincts and that we, as human animals, NEED them to be happy, here are 8 videos of animals enjoying video games on an intellectually stimulating level.
Bulldog Plays Skateboarding Game
If you guys are at all familiar with the late skateboarding bulldog on Youtube, here he is again doing bigger and better tricks on the Tony Hawk skateboarding video game than I have been able to (read: cared enough to) do.
The way he grinds the rail and does a sick 360 in the air (0:44) makes you think his paws are magical, or that he's really a human trapped in a floppy, adorable little body.
Some dogs are more talented than most of us at things that we invented. I, for one, welcome our new, cuddly, tail-wagging overlords.
Cat "Playing" Duck Hunt
Here is a cat. This list is on the internet, so it requires a cat.
Here's a video of a cute little kitty entranced in a game of Duck Hunt, while completely ignoring the rules. She's like the kids who would handle the joysticks at arcades while the "Insert Coin" banner was flashing across the screen showing everybody that they were CLEARLY not playing, but would still not let you ACTUALLY play for some reason.
By the way she's sitting inches away from the computer screen and grabbing at the images in front of her, you'd almost think she's human. A really dumb, cute human... with a hair growth problem. Come to think of it, they'd have to be kind of a mutant... which is kind of terrifying.
Dog vs. Cat in a Wii Tennis Grudge Match
Well of course dogs and cats would be good at Wii Tennis. Why wouldn't they be? They've got great hand-eye coordination and they like chasing balls in real life anyway. So, strap their paws to a Wii-mote and it's like we're watching the US Open of domestic animals. Who needs Cats & Dogs or even Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore when you've got this clash of the titans?
You can tell the cat is a bit more conniving because she tries distracting her dog competitor with meows, psyching him out.
And yes, every cat is a female and every dog is a male. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The Nintendo DS Gorilla
Nintendo DS is so addictive that even apes know not to have their babies play with them for too long. Here's a mama ape flashing a pissed-off look as she nonchalantly ignores her kid wanting to play with the DS in her hand. She shrugs him off and slaps his hand when he attempts to grab it from her. Sound familiar?
But here's something Mom has never done to any of (well, most of) us, stick the DS in her mouth while she walks away. It's called parenting, people.