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New iPad Game Pits Humans Against Their Cats

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Who's the better gamer, you, or your cat?

The new iPad is launching tomorrow and you can bet there are tons of excited and eager Apple fans that just cannot wait to get their hands on the device. However, they might have some competition, thanks to this latest cat-friendly iPad game from Friskies.

When the iPad first launched, it became clear that it wasn't just people that found the device engaging. Videos started popping up on YouTube of cats pawing away at the tablet, and this prompted cat food company Friskies to release a few cat-friendly iPad games for the iPad owners with feline friends. This week, the company is announcing the launch of another cat-friendly game, except this one is a bit different.

In what's thought to be the first ever interspecies iPad game, You vs. Cat sees the human player try to 'score' by flicking objects past their cat, who is positioned on the other side of the iPad. The job of the cat is to stop the objects from passing, like a goalkeeper.

Check out the ad for the game below to see it in action. The video gives a pretty good idea of how it works, even if they did use people dressed as animals/mascots as the human players. Oh well, that's March Madness for you.

You vs Cat from Friskies

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    Anonymous , March 16, 2012 4:26 PM
    Well cats are smarter than the typical iPad owner so I know who I'm betting on!
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    de5_Roy , March 16, 2012 4:25 PM
    cat's playing is cute but... what are the odds that the cat won't 'go for' the opponent's fingers/hands/face/you-know-what instead of the stuff on the screen?
    always use protection while playing with your pussy!
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    video_master , March 16, 2012 4:20 PM
    Well I saw a few people in costumes not even playing the game so this is the worst article ever.
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    Lord Captivus , March 16, 2012 4:15 PM
    I thought the cat would play a single game and then you do the same thing and see whos faster...
    But both at the same time...mmm...the cat is gonna be scared and walk away.
    At least thats my opinion...
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    classzero , March 16, 2012 4:16 PM
    Must be a cat thing, I just don't see why this is headline news.
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    video_master , March 16, 2012 4:20 PM
    Well I saw a few people in costumes not even playing the game so this is the worst article ever.
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    de5_Roy , March 16, 2012 4:25 PM
    cat's playing is cute but... what are the odds that the cat won't 'go for' the opponent's fingers/hands/face/you-know-what instead of the stuff on the screen?
    always use protection while playing with your pussy!
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    Anonymous , March 16, 2012 4:26 PM
    Well cats are smarter than the typical iPad owner so I know who I'm betting on!
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    aoneone , March 16, 2012 4:32 PM
    how about a game where we consumers can flick boogers at the developers? i mean is that too impossible to ask?
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    pharoahhalfdead , March 16, 2012 4:47 PM
    I'm just waiting for PETA to issue some crap argument how "This is immoral and degrading to cat self esteem. It's maligning and victimizing cats all around the world."

    In my world PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals. "Now, where did I put those pork chops?"
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    wiyosaya , March 16, 2012 4:56 PM
    Cute, for 15-minutes at best - maybe (I can say that, I'm a cat person ;) ); useful? I don't think so.
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    wiyosaya , March 16, 2012 4:58 PM
    Lord CaptivusI thought the cat would play a single game and then you do the same thing and see whos faster...But both at the same time...mmm...the cat is gonna be scared and walk away.At least thats my opinion...

    Assuming you could even get the cat interested in this. The cat in the video looks like it is extremely conditioned - assuming the video is not fake, of course.
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    Devoteicon , March 16, 2012 5:21 PM
    My cat's got a temper. And the last place I want to be is in close proximity to his claws when he rage quits.
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    velocityg4 , March 16, 2012 5:34 PM
    I wonder how long before the cat loses interest. My cats only stay interested in a toy for a very short while. Usually the best are cheap or free. Like a feather tied to a string.

    pharoahhalfdeadI'm just waiting for PETA to issue some crap argument how "This is immoral and degrading to cat self esteem. It's maligning and victimizing cats all around the world."In my world PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals. "Now, where did I put those pork chops?"


    Given that they are a bunch of hypocrites that kill a vastly higher percentage of animals than even city pounds I could care less about what they think. Then some cruel members even try to feed cats and dogs vegetarian diets. They often don't cite source and just claim a person or some article stated something to support one of their cacamamy claims.
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    11796pcs , March 16, 2012 5:50 PM
    I know I'm going to get voted down, but I don't care. Here it goes: this is stupid. And frankly, household animals are one of the most annoying chores ever.
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    Anonymous , March 16, 2012 6:36 PM
    Cant wait to see the threads start popping up on MacRumors 'HELP! MY CAT SCRATCHED MY BRAND NEW...UM,.....NEW IPAD!! OMGOMGOMG!'
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    freggo , March 16, 2012 8:55 PM
    Sorry, will stick with the laser pointer... better exercise for 'fluffy' as well :-)
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    halcyon , March 17, 2012 12:44 AM
    Cats just seem so...so...useless. ...I'd rather have an SSD.
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    Anonymous , March 17, 2012 5:05 AM
    This app doesn't work on my "the new iPad" :p 
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    thorkle , March 17, 2012 6:26 AM
    That screen is in serious danger... This game is asking for a law suit for ruining someone's ipad screen
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    rantoc , March 17, 2012 6:45 AM
    Sheep vs Cats... my money are on the cats!
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    blackened144 , March 19, 2012 1:51 PM
    velocityg4I wonder how long before the cat loses interest. My cats only stay interested in a toy for a very short while. Usually the best are cheap or free. Like a feather tied to a string.Given that they are a bunch of hypocrites that kill a vastly higher percentage of animals than even city pounds I could care less about what they think. Then some cruel members even try to feed cats and dogs vegetarian diets. They often don't cite source and just claim a person or some article stated something to support one of their cacamamy claims.

    Well, you can tell dogs and cats are vegetarians but the large flat teeth they have for grinding up plant matter.. See:



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    halcyon , March 19, 2012 2:05 PM
    blackened144Well, you can tell dogs and cats are vegetarians but the large flat teeth they have for grinding up plant matter.. See:


    I like the way you noted the irrelevancy of much of Velocityg4's post. Very subtle...very nice indeed.
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