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The Game That’s Causing An Internet War: ‘Winnie The Pooh Home Run Derby’

By / 01.04.13

We haven’t really discussed Flash games since we found out about Old Spice’s “Dikembe Mutombo’s 4.5 Weeks to Save the World”, which was far and away the best game that you could waste time at work with in 2012. But flash games are my dirty little secret, so when a new, fun game pops up on the radar, I’m usually gonna throw a few minutes at it to see what the fuss is all about, because I’m a child who refuses to grow up. This week’s buzzworthy game is fittingly sports-related, as you can tell from the title of this post, and it’s called “Winnie the Pooh Home Run Derby”. Hehe, Pooh.

So what’s the big deal about some paint-by-numbers kid’s game? I mean, it’s no Pinch Hitter 2, right? Apparently, this game was discovered by a random 4chan user and then picked up by another Reddit user, and suddenly Winnie’s Derby became the hardest game on the Internet. Just ask the Reddit users in this thread.

“I can’t even tell where the fuck I’m supposedly swinging the bat,” vark675 commented on the front-page Reddit post about the game. “Apparently the ball is going under it, but there’s like no depth perception in this, so fuck I if I can figure it out.”

“Rage quit in minutes,” blackfunk commented. “That mother fucking Eeyore.” (Via the Daily Dot)

Of course, ever since this game was likened to the impossibly ridiculous QWOP, things have changed a little bit. Reddit user “Artoid” has since proclaimed for Christopher Robin, the game’s final pitcher, to “Suck it”, as he or she has defeated the whole game. Others have also come forward to brag about the ease through which they defeated these classic childhood characters, but for at least one night, this was the most infuriating Flash game on the Internet. It was also quite humorous to watch 4chan, Reddit and (ugh) 9GAG users go at it in the comments section of a kid’s game, too, but those comments have apparently been wiped out.

At the very least, I just wanted to ask if anyone else thinks it looks like Eeyore is shooting a ball from his b-hole.


TOPICSvideo games
TAGS4CHANBaseballDIKEMBE MUTOMBOflash gamesMEANINGLESS INTERNET ARGUMENTSNOT EXACTLY SPORTS RELATEDQWOPREDDITWinnie the Pooh

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