Bethesda let us know last week that if we wanted to give birth to a child on the day The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is released then February 18th would be an ideal time to conceive. Readers of the Bethesda Blog had a nice laugh over the original post but it turns out Bethesda wasn't simply pointing out a fun fact, but setting us up for a real life quest. The Quest: Have a baby on November 11, 2011 and name him or her "Dovahkin." Your reward: Free Bethesda games for life.
"If anyone is seriously considering this, we’ve got a few ideas in mind for a collection of quest rewards. How’s this for a shower gift: a Steam key that will grant you, and presumably Dovahkiin him/herself, every ZeniMax/Bethesda game — past, present and future — for life. Once your child eventually achieves cognition — and grows old enough to play intense video games — we think it will agree that this key blows away a pink pleated onesie. As for the rest of the loot, we’ll leave it as a surprise."
Skyrim's publisher wants to know if you can give birth to the "perfect eight pound dragon-slayer." If you think encouraging gamers to procreate simply to earn free video games is irresponsible, Bethesda did list a disclaimer to anyone considering their proposal.
Disclaimer: Any reward for completing this quest will not ultimately justify the potential teasing your child could — and probably will — endure over its lifespan. Bethesda Softworks is not responsible for your parenting. You may gain experience points for completing this quest, but you will not care at 3am on a work night. Completion of this quest may also result in decreased desire to play video games and/or function as a human being. Consult with your friends before embarking on this quest; while it may not start in prison, it probably ends there.
If any of you are considering their offer, allow me to note that "Nikole" would be a lovely middle name.
Source: Bethesda Blog
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