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Fallout 4's Dogmeat wins video game category in The World Dog Awards

Did you know that there is such a thing as The World Dog Awards, presented by The CW? I sure didn't! But it's true, and not only are these awards a very real thing, they even have a category for best dog featured in a video game. And while the competition was fierce (opens in new tab) with nominees like D-Dog from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (opens in new tab) and Chop from GTA 5 (opens in new tab), it was Fallout 4 (opens in new tab)'s Dogmeat that took home the gold.

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The awards ceremony was actually held in January, but it was today that Bethesda shared a picture of River, the real-life canine that Dogmeat is based on, with her golden fire hydrant. Because of course it's a golden fire hydrant.

Let us take a moment to reflect on the day that Dogmeat was finally, officially recognized for being the good dog she is.

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Sam is a former News Editor here at GamesRadar. His expert words have appeared on many of the web's well-known gaming sites, including Joystiq, Penny Arcade, Destructoid, and G4 Media, among others. Sam has a serious soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and emo music. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.