Just got this Christmas card from Bethesda.
Some people cranked out a kid on 11/11/11 and named him- wait for it- DOVAHKIIN. Yes, that’s “Dragonborn” in Dragon Language, as you’d know if you were playing The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim.
This was for a contest for Bethesda. Their prize? Free Bethesda games for life! Certainly something that’s worth hundreds of dollars! And perhaps some traffic to their little webcomic.
They defend their decision on that site. “We saw something so special in this contest beyond the monetary and even beyond the fame. It was a statement: ‘I am me by choice, not by the design of others. I will not be shut down by they.’” Well, actually, he is he by the design of Bethesda. It’s not about your kid getting teased, it’s about him getting named after a goddamn video game character.
Hey, at least that Turok kid got 10 grand.
When I got a review copy of Fallout 3 they sent it to me the day of release. I didn’t get the review up for almost two months. Thankfully they sent me Skyrim a couple of weeks ago and while I still have so much more to do in the game (so, so much more to do) I was able to get up a Skyrim review on launch day. Tried something a little different with this one, trying to demonstrate what it’s like to play it rather than tick off bullet points like THE GRAPHICS, THE REPLAY, etc.
I really love this game, but now I’ve got to hold off on it to play some lesser games for work. Ah well… it ain’t going anywhere. I just can’t wait to sink another 100 hours into it.