“Skyrim Day,” which is November 11th, 2011, is the day in which Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is slated to be released. To celebrate this, Skyrim developer Bethesda has announced a rather peculiar contest.
If you (or your misses, depending on your gender) give birth to a child on November 11th, 2011 and name him “Dovahkiin,” Bethesda will reward you with a Steam key that will give you, your spouse and your sure-to-be-ridiculed child access to every Bethesda/ZeniMax game ever. That includes any game to come out in the future.
From the Bethesda Blog:
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.
As is pointed out on Bethesda’s Blog, if you want a chance to win you’ll need to get started right about now. So, what say you? Is giving your child a goofy name worth a lifetime supply of free games?