With the holiday season upon us and the iTunes freeze halting any new games or updates from popping up, there's been a severe lack of hard hitting iOS news to post about this week. So, with that in mind, we're going to do what any self respecting website would do during a dry spell – post a cute cat video from YouTube. Everybody knows that cats are the dominating force of the internet, but in this instance, there is actually some relevance to what we do here at TouchArcade.

As pointed out by Halbrick on their Twitter, some crazy cat owner has gone and taught their furry feline friend how to play Fruit Ninja. A cat owner after my own heart, really. Check it out:

So here's the thing: I actually think this cat might be better than I am at Fruit Ninja. I mean, sure, I've achieved higher scores than kitty has, but you can see how his (or her?) technique is nearly flawless, and it's only a matter of time before my score is overtaken. Halfbrick also points out that their Fruit Ninja movie spinoff Fruit Ninja Puss'n Boots stars a cat, and this may possibly be the real life incarnation of that. Did Halfbrick go out of their way to train a cat to play Fruit Ninja in an elaborate scheme to start a viral video marketing campaign? Nah, probably not, but I'm nonetheless happy to be able to share in the cute cat video goodness.

  • Anonymous

    That cat sucks at Fruit Ninja though. He's on a no-fail mode of some sort.  

    • http://twitter.com/aagold3 Aaron G

      Well, I'm not sure how well a cat's paws register on the touch screen. He seemed to swipe a few fruit without it registering, so let's give him a little more credit. :)

      But year, he's using Arcade mode, where bombs make you lose points instead of failing outright. (I saw multi-colored fruit, that's how I know it's not Zen Mode). I don't think the owner has yet taught his cat how to use discretion between different fruit types/bombs, but I'm sure future videos will show how quickly the cat picks up this game.

    • Anonymous

      I think you missed the point -- it is a freakin' cat playing the game!

  • Anonymous

    In light of this, clearly Apple needs to augment the existing oleophobic coating with a cat-proof anti-claw coating for the iPad 3. We've just scratched the surface of the cat tablet consumer market.

  • Ivo van Heel

    Cute as cats are (I love cats!), much cooler is a frog playing ant crusher! And watch the end. :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlEzvdlYRes

  • Ivo van Heel

    Cute as I find cats are, frog playing Ant Crusher is better. :)

  • Noah

    He missed the Pomegranate.

  • Anonymous

    Aw man, I posted a video of my cat playing fruit Ninja the week that game out on iPad and I didn't get any press...

  • Anonymous

    My goodness, that cute is SO CUTE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    If my cat did that to my iPad i'd kick him in to the middle of next year

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      You realize that the relative hardness of the iPad's glass screen greatly exceeds that of your cat's claws, right?

      • Anonymous

        True but when i've spent £600+ on a gadget I wouldn't want to take the risk !

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        Not seeing the connection between not wanting to take the risk and kicking your cat though.

      • Anonymous

        It's okay, I won't actually kick my cat.  Lighten up Eli.

    • Noah

      I don't need a reason to kick cats.

  • Madison Gerritsen

    That is amaaaaaaaazing! How cool. With my cat (addicted to nails-out) my screeen would survive about five seconds....

  • http://expressreader.blogspot.com/ john1989

    amazing game.............
    i like it
    i must download it on my ipod touch 4G
    thanks for the post

    • Anonymous

      Was that haiku ?