Can you pet the dog?

Razmos

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Oct 28, 2017
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This may be the most wholesome gaming related thing I have ever seen.

This new Twitter account is cataloguing dogs in videogames and whether they can be petted or not.



It's well worth a follow.
Did a fetch but could not find anything, throw me a bone if old
 

Ron Paul

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Oct 25, 2017
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the lack of dog petting ability in Zelda BotW is the only thing that prohibited it from GoaT status
 

Qwark

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Oct 27, 2017
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Thank you, this is amazing. This is the kind of quality content I come to Era for.
 

ket

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Jul 27, 2018
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You can pet the wolves in God of War 2018 if you hold down the R2 button with the axe equipped.
 

bigol

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Oct 27, 2017
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You can pet the dog,cats and horses in DQ XI. Also cows talk and can do a weather forecast.
 

Ultron

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Oct 25, 2017
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The creator of the account wrote up a little thing about why they decided to make the account and why it always feels so good to be able to pet the dog in games:
https://www.fanbyte.com/features/why-people-want-to-pet-the-dog/

That reasoning remains solid, minus one crucial element: Yes, petting a dog almost always offers no tangible benefit or bonus to the main game. But that is precisely why it feels so good. Those quiet moments of stolen comfort are a pressure release. In the seconds you are petting a dog, you are not saving a princess from a dragon turtle, you are not defending a kingdom from a demon pig, and you are most certainly not retaking the capitol from fascist government splinter cells.
I'll admit I'm pretty bummed out to hear you can't pet the dogs in The Division 2, but you can kill them. Whhhhhyyyyyyyy.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Lets talk about the biggest goddamn travesty in gaming for a second. Red Dead Redemption 2.

WHY CAN YOU PET THE DOG BUT NOT PET THE CAT?! THE FUCK IS THIS?!
 

Ultron

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
820
Lets talk about the biggest goddamn travesty in gaming for a second. Red Dead Redemption 2.

WHY CAN YOU PET THE DOG BUT NOT PET THE CAT?! THE FUCK IS THIS?!
Whaaaaat. I haven't seen the cat yet so I didn't know this. This is a absurd.

I feel like the "cat petting" game list is probably even smaller. I was very happy when Assassin's Creed: Origins let you pet those cats.
 
Feb 9, 2019
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Gacha Hell
This is nice but I wish there was an account that'd tell you which games have dog abuse or injured/dead dogs instead. It's such a major turnoff for me. Doing that first hotel mission in The Division 2 beta broke my fucking blackened heart.

Am I a hypocrite for being fine with violence against my fellow man in games but not against domestic animals? Dunno, don't care.

/pets all the dogs
 

Lowblood

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Oct 30, 2017
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One of my backlog goals this year is to play a game that features/contains a dog every month, so this will be very useful for ideas. :P
 

PSqueak

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Oct 25, 2017
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In Wargroove you cannot directly pet Caesar, but he gets petted by Beatrice and Horatio every time you attack with him.
 

dabri

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Nov 2, 2017
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Lets talk about the biggest goddamn travesty in gaming for a second. Red Dead Redemption 2.

WHY CAN YOU PET THE DOG BUT NOT PET THE CAT?! THE FUCK IS THIS?!
Cats don't give you a choice to pet them or not. It's not up to you. It's up to them. They have you do what they want you to do. It would be more accurate for a cat to randomly walk close to you and your character to automatically try to pet it with another smaller chance that instead of liking it, the cat would swipe at you and walk away offended.
 

Morrigan

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Oct 24, 2017
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You can pet the dog (and cats!) in AssCreed Origins but not Odyssey... weird (and also sad!).
 

Weiss

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Oct 25, 2017
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You cannot pet the dog in RE4 but he's a bro and helps you fight a giant monster.
 
Games tend to be mean towards cats. I always hate it when a PnC forces me to scare a cat away to get an item. It blocks it and would attack me, when I try to grab it otherwise.
Petting them is also often denied with the reasoning of "mimimi it may scratch me, cats are evil."
As a cat person this hurts. :(
 
Feb 9, 2019
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Cats think they're too good for us stupid apes. That's why I don't like them. Also, I'm allergic. Stupid cats.

There was one Nintendogs + Cats game on the 3DS, right? I imagine that one lets you pet cats if you're a crazy cat loving cat lover, you.
 

Trojita

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Oct 25, 2017
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The dogs that can't be petted are still good boys. I demand patches for all games to fix this. BoTW first!
 

Karateka

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Oct 28, 2017
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Whaaaaat. I haven't seen the cat yet so I didn't know this. This is a absurd.

I feel like the "cat petting" game list is probably even smaller. I was very happy when Assassin's Creed: Origins let you pet those cats.
You can hold the cat nicely in twilight princess but i dont think you pet it.

Fable 2 and 3 you can pet the dog but i dont think theres any cats
 

Perzeval

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Oct 25, 2017
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In which games can you play laser pointer with the cat though?

Edit: Imagine a fps with laser sights and being able to play with cats just by aiming in the environment, that would be the best thing ever.
 
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