Enviro-Bear 2010 Made Flesh

By Alec Meer on July 25th, 2010 at 1:51 pm.

The bear-faced cheek of it.

Remember the game about a bear driving a car? It happened. It actually happened. A bear drove a car.

A BEAR DROVE A CAR.

(Found via @realnoyb via @terrycavanagh via Twitter.)

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39 Comments »

  1. Barton says:

    Send in the clowns!

  2. Nick says:

    Proof that games cause real life behavior.

    • Taillefer says:

      Maybe not:

      “It happens all the time,” he said. “They’re very smart.”

    • Nick says:

      Yes, because I actually thought the bear had played a game…?

    • Taillefer says:

      That’s what I was playing along with, yes.
      Except I was implying they drove cars even before they played it.

      What’s the correct protocol for these situations?

    • Bhazor says:

      Now I’m not one to diss a bear but locking yourself in a small metal box before rolling it down a hill is not particularly smart.

  3. Garg says:

    I remember this was exactly what I thought when I saw this story earlier. Although I don’t think real bear had as much success as game bear.

  4. robrob says:

    How can that be?

  5. pipman300 says:

    you think that’s crazy, but there’s a war going on in the middle-east just like in call of duty modern warfare!

    you can’t make this stuff up!

  6. Dood says:

    Were there badgers involved?

  7. Inigo says:

    IT BEGINS

  8. tome says:

    The bear’s bloodshot eye makes the entire game for me.

  9. Jakkar says:

    This is why I love Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

    Thankyou Alec <3

  10. Navagon says:

    If you look very closely you’ll see that a bear made that game too.

  11. stahlwerk says:

    Bear is not in driver seat. He only co-pilot.

    • Heliocentric says:

      ROAR, GRRR, ARRR, ROOOOAR*.

      *Long gentle left leading into hard right.

    • Choca says:

      @Heliocentric : ok, that was hilarious.

    • Novotny says:

      I enjoyed that too.

    • geldonyetich says:

      I like how, according to the story, the bear kept hitting the horn. Was he trying to get attention of friendly humans to let him out, or was he hitting the horn because this was the only sign his adversary (the car) was enduring pain?

  12. unpossible says:

    I’ve been waiting for this post all day…

  13. subedii says:

    I will be thoroughly amazed if we ever get to use that tag ever again.

  14. lethu says:

    Oh nooo plz, surrealistic articles about bears driving cars don’t do well with sickness… Am I dying? Please comfort me…

  15. leeder_krenon says:

    this bear is a big fan of the brothers in arms series of games:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojtek_(soldier_bear)

    • Bhazor says:

      I love how nonchalantly it’s carrying that explosive ammo. I can imagine it whistling and maybe just tossing it in the air and catching it whilst waiting for a forest bus.

  16. TotalBiscuit says:

    How can this be?

  17. stahlwerk says:

    I was wondering why there was a bare (ha!) radio lying on the dashboard, but then I realized that bear had RIPPED OFF THE DASHBOARD ITSELF.

    RIP AND TEAR!

    RIP AND TEAR!!

  18. Raum says:

    Game of the year, every year.

  19. Sigma Draconis says:

    Stephen Colbert is going to have a fit about this.

    • BAReFOOt says:

      I came here to say the same thing, but ending in “field day”.

  20. DJ Phantoon says:

    Okay, guys. The bears won. Time to pack up and let them have the Earth. I can safely say we had a good run, but now I can’t run safely because BEARS CAN DRIVE CARS. Which is funny because a one ton animal can drive a car just twice his weight.

  21. TheSombreroKid says:

    i tweeted about this, thought i was so original making the connection :(.

    • Kommissar Nicko says:

      It’s a sad day when I learn about something that happened not more than an hour from my own home on a British computer gaming website.

      AND IN THE GAME?

  22. Hodge says:

    In the photo it looks like the bear is smoking a cigar. I heartily approve of this.

  23. Grunt says:

    Do we now get a ‘Based upon a True Story!” commemorative re-release of the game, replete with ripped-off dash and peanut butter sammich?

  24. CecilPhilpot says:

    I am thoroughly relieved that I’m not the only one who noticed the similarity!

  25. C4Cypher says:

    What is love?
    Baby don’t hurt me.
    Don’t hurt me.
    No more.

    *cue bear headbanging*