Want every Bethesda game free for life? Just give birth on 11/11/11 and name your kid 'Dovahkiin'

Last Friday, according to Bethesda VP Pete Hines, was the ideal day to conceive if you want your child to be born on 11/11/11, a.k.a. 'Skyrim Day.' We hope you and your significant other got it on regardless, but if you are lucky (or unlucky, depending on your perspective) enough to bring a slimy, screaming sack of miracle into the world on November 11th, and you're negligent enough to name the kid "Dovahkiin," then the two of you are in for a very special quest reward.

You and your "possibly doomed a child" will tentatively receive a Steam key which will grant you free access to every ZeniMax/Bethesda game - past, present, and future - for life. The rest of the "loot" remains a surprise.

In its post, Bethesda makes it clear that, while it's apparently serious about the reward, completing this quest is almost definitely a huge mistake:

"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."

Those of you with children, or planning to form babby in the future - would you ever consider giving your child a game-related name? Or have you already? We imagine that "Dovahkiin" is going a bit far, but what easier-to-spell, tasteful game characters might you consider suitable namesakes for your child? Let us know in the comments!

Feb 22, 2011

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