Bethesda’s ‘casual quest’

As many of you may or may not have heard, in the build up to Bethesda’s newest title in The Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim, they have laid down a ‘casual quest’ for all of you TES lovers – creating a child.

So, as the story goes, Pete Hines has announced that any person willing and able to bring a child into this world on the 11th of November (Skyrim’s release date for all of you who haven’t been following it religiously) and name it ‘Dovahkiin’ (dragonspeak for dragonborn), will be given a steam key for every Bethesda game, past, present and future. How’s that for a shower gift, eh? Of course, the rest of the loot still remains a mystery.

So, is it worth the risk? Your child could endure lifelong abuse and teasing, or if you roll well and they choose a good character build, they could be admired and respected for their free video games and awesome name. I know I wouldn’t mind it for free video games. Or the unspeakable could happen – they could turn out to be a Nintendo fanboy/girl.

Bethesda, has of course, offered this disclaimer:

“Any reward for completing this quest will not ultimately justify the potential teasing your child could ā€” and probably will ā€” 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.” – Bethesda Blog

So the ultimate question – would your wife, girlfriend, or significant other actually allow this?
If not, can you sign the birth certificate faster than her? (I’m guessing so, after your 8 pound dragonslayer pops out :D)

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