The Sims 4 expansion Cats & Dogs comes out tomorrow. When you check out the new town, Brindleton Bay, you may notice a family that seems a little familiar.
WeRateDogs is an incredibly wholesome Twitter account that tweets out pictures of dogs, and then gives them a rating. Every dog is a great dog, so usually these rating break the scale:
Unbelievable. Please don’t send in pictures without any dogs in them. It’s downright churlish. Still a cute blanket tho. 12/10 pic.twitter.com/zsFTzGoEQW
— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) October 30, 2017
This is Luna. She's just heckin precious af I have nothing else to say. 12/10 pic.twitter.com/gQH2mmKIJW
— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) July 30, 2016
People love this account, and it has over four million followers. Dogs are cute! Then, along came Brant, who took issue with their methodology for rating dogs.
“They’re good dogs Brent” became a meme — WeRateDogs even sells merch with the phrase on it. It’s such a commonly-repeated phrase that sometimes we even say it to each other at the Kotaku office when a coworker is trying to harsh our buzz. So when I loaded up the Sims 4 expansion Cats & Dogs for the first time, I noticed something familiar.
Meet Brent and Brant, who live in the new town of Brindleton Bay. They’ve got a heckin’ good dog, a pug named Rosie.
The name of the lot they live on is even called “It’s A Good House.”
In terms of video game references to internet memes, this one is better than average. I give it an 11/10.