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Bush ducks shoes, gets the boot in online games

india Updated: Dec 19, 2008 16:35 IST

After ducking a pair of shoes hurled at him during a farewell news conference in Baghdad, US President George W Bush's "skills" are being put to test in a new on line 'Bushgame' that has made gamers go crazy.
Play game | Video: Shoe-attack on Bush

Within 24 hours of the infamous press conference addressed by Bush, on line game lovers have hooked on to the game on websites http://kroma.No/2008/bushgame and flash.Vg.No/grafikk/bush/kast_sko.Html -- a couple of them among many -- that were launched within hours of yesterday's news conference.

At last count on Tuesday, over 6 lakh (0.6 million) shoes had hit the "target" in each of the on line games that replicated the press meet scene telecast on television news channel all day long the world over yesterday.

Bush had ducked a pair of shoes hurled at him - one shoe after the other - as he began addressing the news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Though the shoes hurled by television correspondent Muntadar al-Zeidi had narrowly missed their target, the on line game allows for the gamers' to hit the "target" by setting the computer mouse at the mark.

Of course, Bush in the on line game keeps ducking -- quite successfully at that -- and challenges the gamers' deftness in getting him.

The Bushgame on http://kroma.No/2008/bushgame opens with a question to the player: "Can you throw a shoe at Bush?" And when a shoe flung at Bush, behind a microphone mounted on a rostrum, hits the target, the player has scored.