Bethesda: Have a Skyrim Baby

Last Friday, Bethesda announced that the 18th was the perfect day to conceive if you wanted to have a baby on the launch date for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 11/11/11. Of course, there is no exact science to figuring out when a baby will be born, so we’re going to go ahead and throw this out there three days late.

Bethesda’s Pete Hines even offered up what they’re calling a ‘casual quest’ that offers an unknown reward to anyone who names their child born on 11/11/11 “Dovahkiin.” For those of you who aren’t following the Skyrim info reveals, that means you’d be naming your child “Dragonborn.”

We’d love to be the ones to point out all the possible pitfalls of completing this quest, but Bethesda’s covered that with this precisely worded 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.

In short, this is pretty much tongue-in-cheek humor. Still, will anyone be surprised when someone takes them up on it? I sure won’t.

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1 Comment on Bethesda: Have a Skyrim Baby


On November 11, 2011 at 8:32 am

You don’t have to register a birth straight away so I’d contact Bethesda first and see what free stuff you’d get. Someone got a free car for naming their baby Skoda…

I would do this, though maybe as a middle name.