It has come to my attention that the gaming media has, for all these years, turned a blind eye towards questioning (and hence answering) the most vaunted, serious, hard-hitting question within the industry. Today that changes. Today, we are heading towards true gaming progress, to a place where no gaming tech has gone before.

Forget about the notion that gaming graphics is pushing the industry’s technical prowess forwards. Believe me, I was once naïve to believe that as well; today we welcome a new era of technological progress, a technological march that will propel the rocket ship of technology though the galaxy of gaming space TO THE MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!

“Can you pet the dog?”


@CanYouPetTheDog, Twitter

This is no rhetorical question; this is a question that people need to know. People deserve to know. Much more than the silly lifestyle question of “Will it blend?”, this question brings about gaming’s finest prowess. In our finest hour, we have created our own Magnum Opus; the ability to press a button on an input device of your choice, causing a function to trigger in the game code in order to play the animation of the Player Character petting virtual dogs in the game world.

What else is there to say? The genius behind this Twitter account has already amassed 161k followers wanting to ask themselves the same thing since opening this account last month. This user goes about each game to scientifically prove which game is actually pushing the gaming industry forwards unto greater heights.

Perhaps, even one day we might even take this a step forward to answer another related question, whose a good boy?

You can follow the Twitter account in question here.

Via RockPaperShotgun

Chia is the horse-author from the far flung year of 2153. While not grazing on grass pastures or reviewing old time-y games and technology from the early 21st century pretending to not know what comes next (as to not disturb the space-time continuum), he can be seen exchanging vast quantities of Earth currency for parts needed to fix his damaged space ship.

Chia is the horse-author from the far flung year of 2153. While not grazing on grass pastures or reviewing old time-y games and technology from the early 21st century pretending to not know what comes next (as to not disturb the space-time continuum), he can be seen exchanging vast quantities of Earth currency for parts needed to fix his damaged space ship.