Animals with game controllers: how I failed trying to emulate the Internet

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 24 May 2014 21:50 GMT

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VG247’s resident animal lover Stephany Nunneley decided to try to “be like the Internet” and take pictures of her menagerie holding video game controllers. It didn’t work out too well.


People love taking pictures of their animals holding game controllers. For proof, all you have to do is Google “animals playing video games” and you are bombarded with all kinds of awesome, dogs who couldn’t care less, or some very, very pissed off cats. I’ve posted a few I personally found amusing.

There were so many, I found it overwhelming to be honest so it was hard to draw much inspiration.

Bunny holding an Xbox 360 controller – Seriously. Look at those feet. He is adorable. My rabbit would never have let me do that. She would have bitten me. Hard.


Pit Bull and Pomeranian playing with controllers – It isn’t hard in the slightest to get your dog(s) to hold still long enough to take a shot like this, because they are highly trainable animals. Still, the Pitty’s posturing suggests it’s borderline humiliated.


Guinea Pig with Xbox controller – This is one of the cutest things ever. Piggies are adorable, and I always wanted one as a pet, but I will probably never have one. I have many cats running around the place.

GP Playing-Video-Games

Hamster holding NES Controller – He looks all into it. I imagine he’s playing The Legend of Zelda and trying to get around the Blue Wizzrobes. Bastards.

hamster NES

Cat in lap holding Xbox 360 controller – What is it with everyone’s pet holding a 360 controller? Do people with pets prefer the Xbox 360 over PlayStation 3? It sure looks that way. Still, the cat looks interested, and relaxed at the same time. It must be playing Viva Pinata.


Humiliated cat with Xbox 360 controller – You can tell this cat is embarrassed. The owner has humiliated her, thus ruining all street cred gained with the cat next door.

pissed cat xbox 360

Pissed off cat with Xbox 360 controller – I wonder if she’s pissed because she’s holding a 360 controller instead of a DualShock, or just pissed off that her owner has done this, period.

really pissed off cat

Cat with tons of shit on him holding a PS3 controller – Finally we have a picture of a cat with a PS3 controller. However, his owner has also decided to stack a bunch of extra crap on him. There is a whole website devoted to this called Stuffonmycat. I had no idea it existed, and I can’t stop looking at it.

cat ps3

For more media of animals playing computer games, specifically of my own critters, head to page 2.

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